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Retirees honored at annual employee luncheon in April

Shepherd University honored faculty and staff retirees at the Employee Recognition Luncheon held April 19. Pictured (front row, l. to r.) are Donna Utterback, Sandy Pounds, and Dr. Kathleen Corpus; back row, Rhonda Smith, Monte Cater, Larry Dowdy, Dr. Jim Lewin, and Dr. Roland Bergman.

Shepherd University honored this year’s retirees and employees celebrating a years of service anniversary at a luncheon held April 19.

This year’s retirees included Dr. Roland Bergman, Sociology and Geography (44 years); Monte Cater, Athletics (31 years); Dr. Kathleen Corpus, Family and Consumer Sciences (10 years); Debra DeHaas, Admissions (23 years); Dr. Gordon DeMeritt, Business Administration (15 years); Larry Dowdy, Audio Visual Media Services (29 years); Samuel Jones, Student Center (22 years); Dr. Linda Kinney, Economics and Finance (24 years); Dr. James Lewin, English and Modern Languages (23 years); Carolyn Noll, Dining Services (13 years); Sandra Pounds, Student Center (25 years); Rhonda Smith, Contemporary Art and Theater (31 years); and Donna Utterback, Facilities Management (25 years).

Those employees honored for years of service anniversaries are:

40 Years
Roger Hamood, Accounting

35 Years
Dr. Kathleen Reid, Economics and Finance

30 Years
Jacqueline Grantham, Facilities Management
Reza Mirdamadi, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Engineering

25 Years
Dr. Laura Clayton, Nursing Eduction
Sonya Evanisko, Contemporary Art and Theater
Lori Maraugha, Police Department
Dr. Robert Warburton, Chemistry
Dr. Kevin Williams, Mass Communications

20 Years
Dr. Scott Beard, Academic Affairs
Dr. Marie DeWalt, Human Resources
David Kelvington, Police Department
Debra Langford-Hiergeist, Procurement Services
Donna Semler, Registrar’s Office
Dr. Peter Vila, Environmental and Physical Sciences
James Welch, IT Services

15 Years
James King, Facilities Management
Michelle Lawson, Student Affairs
Eric Roper, Facilities Management
Tracy Seffers, Registrar’s Office
Dr. Richard Stevens, Graduate Studies
Pamela Swope, Registrar’s Office
Dr. James Tuttle, Education
Patrick Weber, Library

10 Years
Dr. Maxwell Banor, Academic Support Center
Richard Brandfass, IT Services
Dana Cifala, Human Resources
Christopher Cyhanick, Facilities Management
Dr. Amy DeWitt, Sociology and Geography
Cheryl Fogle, Dining Services
Amelia Garland, Finance
David Giffin, Facilities Management
Karen James, Education
Dr. Stacey Kendig, HPERS
Phillip Larrick, Facilities Management
Dr. Ann Marie Legreid, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Mengyang Li, Chemistry
Dr. Sharon Mailey, Nursing Education
Jo Mullikin, Auxiliary Enterprises
Dr. Anne Murtagh, Psychology
Dr. Carol Plautz, Biology
John Turner, IT Services
Mary Valentine-Boutté, IT Services
Dr. Yuying Xie, Economics and Finance

5 Years
Dr. Karen Adams, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Engineering
Dr. Robert Anthony, Sociology and Geography
Chelsea Barker, Martinsburg Center
Sandra Clipp, Facilities Management
Thomas Crampton, Facilities Management
Rhonda Donaldson, Scarborough Library
Sherry Donovan, Graduate Studies
Mary Hancock, Nursing Education
Dr. Kyle Hassler, Chemistry
Robert Hatcher, Facilities Management
Sherri Janelle, Shepherd University Foundation
Harland Jimenez, Dining Services
Tracey Jones, Procurement Services
James Klein, Martinsburg Center
Dr. Desmond Lawless, HPERS
Dr. Lindsey Levitan, Psychology
John McAvoy, Police Department
Angela McLean, Facilities Management
Nicholas Mummert, Wellness Center
Yildiz Nuredinoski, Academic Support Center
Michelle Ricketts, Center for Teaching and Learning
Dr. Laura Robertson, Biology
Beth Thomas, R.B.A.

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