2016 Employee Service Awards

At the Employee Awards event on April 14, service awards were given to employees of the university for five, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years. See below for photos and details about each recipient.

5 Years of Service

Tibeb Teklu, Andrew McAvaney, Michelle Desilets, Julio Vargas-Essex, Karin Jax, Charles Tedder, Katrina Vierzba, Devinder Malhotra, Jody Anderson, Robert Bilyk, James Densley
Tibeb Teklu, Andrew McAvaney, Michelle Desilets, Julio Vargas-Essex, Karin Jax, Charles Tedder, Katrina Vierzba, Devinder Malhotra, Jody Anderson, Robert Bilyk and James Densley.

Jody Anderson, search and selection specialist, Human Resources
Robert Bilyk, director, Center for Online Learning (COL)
Andrew Carlson, assistant professor, Communication, Writing and the Arts Department
Michelle Desilets, assistant professor, Library Services
James Densley, associate professor, School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
Julio Vargas-Essex, admissions director
Elizabeth Fenske, financial aid officer, Financial Aid Office
Matthew Filner, associate professor, Social Science Department, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Russell Fraenkel, collaborative programs director, Advance IT
Sarah Dimick Gray, assistant professor, natural sciences, CAS
Melissa Heinz, information tech assistant, COL
Deborah Iversen, document imaging specialist, Registrar’s Office
Karin Jax, academic advisor, human services, College of Health, Community and Professional Studies (CHCPS)
Cathy Johnson, staff, College of Management (COM)
Katherine Johnson, assistant professor, mathematics, CAS
Angela Lofgren, financial aid officer, Financial Aid Office
Andrew McAvaney, credentials evaluator, Registrar’s Office
Jessica Migler, admissions counselor, GLBT and women’s liaison
Alice Moua, management analyst, Institutional Research
Tibeb Teklu, Gateway Student Services associate
Jose Santos, associate professor, social science, CAS
Charles Teddar, associate professor, individualized and interdisciplinary study, CAS
Blong Vang, staff, VP for Student Academic Success Office
Katrina Vierzba, office coordinator, building services
Mohammed Zafar, financial aid outreach, Financial Aid Office


10 Years of Service

Tabitha Hodhod, Debra Dornfeld, Jennifer Chelihi, Barbara Savage, Devinder Malhotra, Nattapol Pornsalnuwat, Bill Baldus, Ramin Daghigh, Marla Hyatt, Jericho Doron
Tabitha Hodhod, Debra Dornfeld, Jennifer Chelihi, Barbara Savage, Devinder Malhotra, Nattapol Pornsalnuwat, Bill Baldus, Ramin Daghigh, Marla Hyatt and Jericho Doron.


Maureen Acosta, development director, University Advancement and Communication (UAC)
Bill Baldus, career center director, Career Services
Jennifer Chelihi, office specialist, CAS
Ramin Daghigh, associate professor, natural sciences, CAS
Diane DeRosier, project team leader, UAC
Debra Dornfeld, academic advisor, School of Nursing
Jericho Doron, credentials evaluator, Regisrar’s Office
Richard Harrison, senior interactive designer, Information Technology Services (ITS)
Pa Her, office manager, Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship (ICES)
Tabitha Hodhod, staff, CAS
Elizabeth Hudman, information commons specialist, Library Services
Marla Hyatt, reconciliation officer, Financial Management
Nancy Kerr Henneberg, circulation technician, Library Sciences
Maria Lopez, staff, social work, CHCPS
Mark Newfield, staff, COM
Nattapol Pornsalnuwat, business intelligence architect, ITS
Barbara Savage, academic program coordinator, CAS
Frank Schweigert, professor, public and nonprofit administration, COM
Glen Spielmans, professor, Psychology, CHCPS
Margaret Mortensen Vaughan, associate professor, ethnic and religious studies, CAS


15 Years of Service

Paul Spies, Nadine Haley, Devinder Malhotra, Philip Fuehrer, Signe Pretzel, Robert O'Connor.
Paul Spies, Nadine Haley, Devinder Malhotra, Philip Fuehrer, Signe Pretzel and Robert O’Connor. Not pictured: Kim Doebbert, Cynthia Kaus, Elizabeth Keeler, John Schneider, Mark Stasson, Michael Wilson and Lue Yang.

Kim Doebbert, advisor/recruiter, College of Individualized Studies (CIS)
Philip Feuhrer, interim director, Student Life and Leadership Development
Nadine Haley, associate professor, urban education, School of Urban Education
Cynthia Kaus, associate professor, mathematics, CAS
Elizabeth Keeler, library circulation technician, Library Services
Robert O’Connor, associate professor, social work, CHCPS
Signe Pretzel, staff, CIS
John Schneider, associate professor, natural sciences, CAS
Paul Spies, professor, urban education, School of Urban Education
Mark Stasson, professor, Psychology, CHCPS
Michael Wilson, associate professor, accounting, COM
Lue Yang, network administrator, ITS


20 Years of Service

Neal Thao, Baorong Li, Renee King, Devinder Malhotra, Leanne Derry, Sue Fitzgerald, Bonnie Thibault
Neal Thao, Baorong Li, Renee King, Devinder Malhotra, Leanne Derry, Sue Fitzgerald and Bonnie Thibault. Not pictured: Samad Mortabit and Carolyn Whitson.

Leanne Derry, assistant to the president
Sue Fitzgerald, professor, information and computer sciences, CAS
Renee King, facilities event coordinator, building services
Baorong Li, placement assessment director, CAS
Samad Mortabit, associate professor, mathematics, CAS
Neal Thao, associate professor, social work, CHCPS
Bonnie Thibault, academic advisor, COM
Carolyn Whitson, professor, literature and language, CAS


25 Years of Service

Lawrence Moe, Lisa Ann McMahon, Devinder Malhotra, Laura Jensen
Lawrence Moe, Lisa Ann McMahon, Devinder Malhotra and Laura Jensen. Not pictured: Monte Bute, Valerie Geaither, Gloria Eyer and Mark Matthews.

Monte Bute, associate professor, social science, CAS
Gloria Eyer, graduate program recruiter/preadmissions advisor, COM
Valerie Geaither, professor, human services, CHCPS
Laura Jensen, assistant director, Financial Aid Office
Mark Matthews, assistant professor, philosophy, CAS
Lisa Ann McMahon, staff, CAS
Lawrence Moe, professor, literature and language, CAS


30 Years of Service

Devinder Malhotra and David Bouchard
Devinder Malhotra and David Bouchard. Not pictured: Eduardo Gutierrez.

David Bouchard, professor, management information systems, COM
Eduardo Gutierrez, admissions counselor and Chicano/Latino liaison, Admissions Office