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Plymouth State honors retirees, longtime employees in annual recognition ceremony

November 20th, 2013 by Lynn

PLYMOUTH –– Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen recognized more than 90 University employees and retirees in a Nov. 13 ceremony.

Dozens of co-workers, friends, and family members attended the annual event. Steen thanked employees for their dedication and provided each of them with a gift for service to the University; the President’s Office also made a donation to the student support foundation in lieu of a rose for each landmark year recipient.

“Today we’re gathered to honor our own; Recognition Day is one of the traditions that makes Plymouth State University special,” Steen said. “We’re here on the same mission, to ensure our students are going to make the world a better place for the next generation. Today is a day we say thank you to our faculty and staff, to express our gratitude to the people who have created the environment that gives our students the chance to succeed and excel.”

Retirees Charles Brown, Jerrold Griffin, James Koermer, David McBride, Annette Mitchell, Nancy Pettengill and Bonnie Breen- Wagner were recognized for their dedication to Plymouth State. President Steen noted the seven retirees cumulatively have worked at the institution for more than 200 years. “Each retiree has made his or her mark on the institution, as well as on their field and we’re grateful for everyone’s achievement.”

Larry Spencer, professor emeritus in Biology, who has taught regularly since leaving his full-time position, was recognized as the longest serving employee, celebrating his 45th year of employment at the institution.

Retirees and Employees with Landmark 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 Years of Service

Retirees

Charles Brown, Jerrold Griffin, James Koermer, David McBride, Annette Mitchell, Nancy Pettengill, Bonnie Breen-Wagner

Recognition Award Recipients

10-Year Recognition

Barbara Adams – University Advancement; C. Brad Allen – College of Business Administration; Mark Anderson – Physical Plant; Doreen Burrows – College of Graduate Studies; Mark Casale – Physical Plant; Paul Castonia – Athletics; Leslie Castonia – Admissions; Pamela Clark – Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum; Christopher Cummings – Physical Plant; Michael Dion – Physical Plant; Brian Eisenhauer – Environmental Sustainability and Social Science; Ethel Gaides – Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum; Annie Hager – Mathematics; Susanne Hastings – Silver Center for the Arts; Mary Hill – University Relations; Pat Holmes – Sodexo; Marjorie King – Health and Human Performance; William Lander – Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum; Scott Maxner – Social Science; Romeo Melloni – Music, Theatre, and Dance; Andrew Morrow – Student Account Services; Trudy Pelletier – Silver Center for the Arts; Heidi Pettigrew – University Advancement; Russell Perkins – Social Science; MaryAnne Purtill – Elementary Education and Childhood Studies; Craig Russell – Athletics; Phillip Sanguedolce – Counselor Education and School Psychology; Christina Schaefer – Undergraduate Studies; June Schlabach – Financial Aid; Debra Stalnaker – Art; Richard Tiffany – Physical Plant; Laurie Wilcox – Budget and Accounting Services; and Paul Wilson – Mathematics.

15-Year Recognition

Jeannie Bourque – Sodexo; Dean Cascadden – Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum; Rose Colby – Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum; Eve- Ellen Cole – Information Technology Services; Irene Cucina – Educator Preparation and Health and Human Performance; Monica Dupree – Sodexo; Mark Evans – Physical Plant; Wendy Hartke – Center for Young Children and Families; Jane Kellogg – Elementary Education and Childhood Studies; S. Lauren Lavigne – Athletics; Catherine LeBlanc – Communication and Media Studies; Carla Maslakowski – Health and Human Performance; Kathleen McCabe – Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum; Michael Morgan – Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum; Kathleen Norris – Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum; Ellie Papazoglou – Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum; Debra Regan – Global Education Office; Christine Rosset – Library and Academic Support Services; Diane Tiffany – University Advancement; and Linda Wirth – Admissions

20-Year Recognition

Richard Ayers – Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum; Ronald Carpenter – Physical Plant; Roland Chierichetti – University Police; Stacey Curdie – Library and Academic Support Services; Diane Jeffrey – Silver Center for the Arts; James Leonard – Physical Plant; Xiaoxiong Li – History and Philosophy; Scott Maltzie – Communication and Media Studies; David Martin – Art; Daphne Morin – Library and Academic Support

Services; Nancy Puglisi – Counselor Education and School Psychology; and Thomas Wachsmuth – Health and Human Performance.

25-Year Recognition

Julie Bernier – Academic Affairs; Kim Bownes – Athletics; Deborah Cole – Student Affairs; April Currier – Physical Plant; Peter Drexel – Computer Science and Technology; James Koermer – Atmospheric Science and Chemistry; Duncan McDougall – College of Business Administration; David Megin – Account Collection and Mail Services; Bryon Middlekauff – Social Science; Warren Tomkiewicz – Environmental Science and Policy; Debra Underwood – Residential Life;

Don Williams – Music, Theatre, and Dance; and Stacey Yap – Social Science.

30-Year Recognition

Trent Boggess – College of Business Administration; Michelle Fistek – Social Science; Marcia Huckins – Center for Young Children and Families; Soo Jang – College of Business Administration; and Roger Kleinpeter – Computer Science and Technology

35-Year Recognition

Christopher Buckley – English; Robert Egbert – Social Science; Mark Gilman – Sodexo; David Leuser – College of Business Administration; Gary McCool – Library and Academic Support Services

40-year Recognition

Betsy Cheney – Public Relations; Carleen Graff – Music, Theatre, and Dance; 45-year Recognition; and Larry Spencer – Biological Sciences

Plymouth State University currently employs nearly 1,200 people.

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