August 31, 2005

Employees honored for service to University

by Brittany DeVantier

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale will honor 87 employees for their service to the University during a retirement and service recognition reception and dinner tonight (Aug. 31) in the Student Center.

Chancellor Walter V. Wendler and his wife, Mary, will host the evening’s festivities, honoring employees with more that 25 years of service to the University. Recognizing employee service is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the long-range blueprint for reshaping the University by its 150th birthday in 2019.

The University is recognizing the following employees, listed by hometown and years of service:

Alto Pass

30 years: Michael Covell, Cinema and Photography.


25 years: Lisa Hartline, Plant, Soil & Agriculture Systems.


35 years: Don Knapp, Student Health Programs.


25 years: Pamela Anderson, Micrographics; Hea-Ran Ashraf, Animal Science, Food & Nutrition; Michael Bryant, Printing & Duplicating Services; Carol Ann Burns, University Press; Rosemary Clam, Library Affairs; Deborah Cocke, Department of Public Safety; Janet Coffman, Counseling Center; William Crimando, Rehabilitation Institute; Barbara Elam, Student Health Programs; Nancy Esling, Bursar; Lisa Geissler, Department of Public Safety; Barbara Grace, Curriculum & Instruction; Lee Hill, Information Technology; Ladonna Hodges, Human Resources; Sakthivel Jeyaratnam, Mathematics; Rachael Joiner-Thomas, Student Center; Christopher Kohler, Zoology; Steven Kraft, Agribusiness Economics; F. Bary Malik, Physics; George McNeil, Purchasing; Richard Pryor, Physical Plant Service; Stanford Rubin, Rehabilitation Institute; James Scales, Career Services; Sharon Shrock, Curriculum & Instruction; Stephen Tyman, Philosophy; David Walls, Physical Plant Service; Kevern Wilson, Project Upward Bound; Mary Wright, Mathematics.

30 years: Lynn Connley, University Ombudsman; Jaime Estavillo, Anatomy-SMC; John Foster, Political Science; Linda Gannon, Psychology; Nancy Gonzenbach, Information Management Systems; John Kovacs, Physical Plant Service; Kathy Morgan, School of Law Library; Jo Ann Reese, Student Health Programs; Arnold Ross, University Housing; Connie Shafer, College of Agricultural Sciences; William Turley, Political Science; Olga Weidner, Information Technology; Trish Welch, Animal Science, Food & Nutrition.

35 years: Marcia Anderson, Workforce Education & Development; John Dotson, Linguistics; Glenn Gilbert, Linguistics; Dennis James, Printing & Duplicating Service.


25 years: Michael C. Bernardoni, Printing & Duplicating Service; Joseph Breznikar, School of Music; Kay Doan, Department of Public Safety; Debra Fields, Research Development & Administration; Aslam Kassimali, Civil & Environmental Engineering; Darla Shelby, Aerospace Studies-Air Force ROTC; Nancy Vale, Mathematics; Jerry White, Physical Plant Service; Mary White, Media & Communication Resources.

35 years: Patricia Phillips, ASA Off-Campus Academic Programs.


25 years: Larry Fuller, Physical Plant Service.

30 years: Dennis Maze, Printing & Duplicating Service.


25 years: Martha Samples, College of Applied Sciences & Arts.

Du Quoin

25 years: Patricia Wheatley, Pre-Major Advisement Center.


30 years: Lawrence Eaton, Department of Public Safety.


30 years: Jean Cook, Project Upward Bound.


25 years: Willa Davis, Student Development; John Preece, Plant, Soil & Agricultural Systems; Joseph Yucas, Mathematics.


25 years: W. Eugene Basanta, School of Law; James Carlock, Physical Plant Service; Ron Heiple, Physical Plant Service; Kimberly Jaros, Student Health Programs; Christine Labyk, Student Health Programs; Thomas Mitchell, Physical Plant Service; Rebecca Molina, Professional Constituencies Office; Jeri Novara, Accountancy; Barbara Ollar, Library Affairs; Charles Parr, Chemistry & Biochemistry; Karen Rains, Psychology; Dorothy Schemonia, University Housing; Alan Vaux, College of Liberal Arts.

30 years: Kathleen Blackwell, Human Resources; Tracy Bryant, Academic Support-SMC; Nikki Martin, Civil & Environmental Engineering; Rhea Williamson, Architecture & Interior Design.

35 years: Pansy Jones, College of Engineering.


30 years: Jeanette M. Brakhane Endres, Animal Science, Food & Nutrition.


25 years: Michael Schmidt, Plant, Soil & Agricultural Systems.