August 26, 2008

SIUC to honor retiring employees

by Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale will honor 134 retirees at a retirement and service recognition reception.

The event is Wednesday, Aug. 27 in Student Center Ballrooms C and D. A reception begins at 6 p.m. in the John W. Corker Lounge. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.

Interim Chancellor Samuel Goldman will host the evening’s festivities. Jak Tichenor, a producer with SIUC’s Broadcasting Service, is master of ceremonies. The event honors employees who retired between Aug. 1, 2007 and Aug. 31, 2008.

Here are the retirees listed by hometown and years of service:


Alto Pass

Richard A. Rivers, Professor, School of Accountancy, 29 years.


Nancy Marie Ralls, Accountant III, SIU Foundation Carbondale, 24 years.


Della Marlene Dale, Clerk, ASA Aviation Management and Flight, 4 years.


Billy Abernathy, Engineer, Stationary, Physical Plant Service, 20 years.


Michael C. Batinski, Professor, History, 40 years.

Michael J. Bigler, Mailing Services Supervisor I, Campus Mail Service, 20 years.

Betty J. Bishop, Office Systems Specialist I, ASA Off-Campus Academic Programs, 20 years.

Constance Kemp Bosworth, Physician, Student Health Center, 11 years.

Freddie Bowens, Dish room Supervisor, University Housing, 17 years.

Larry S. Briggs, Associate Professor, School of Art and Design, 23 years.

Seymour Bryson, Associate Chancellor, Associate Chancellor-Diversity, 42 years.

Donna E. Butler, Publications Editor, Center for Archaeological Investigations, 22 years.

Mei-Hui Lee Chong, Director, AIS Office, 28 years.

She-Kong Chong, Professor, Plant, Soil and Agricultural Systems, 28 years.

Ronald E. Cremeens, Executive Director of Audits, Internal Auditor-SIU University System, 33 years.

Paulette Curkin, Coordinator, Student Development; coordinator of the GLBT Resource Center, Associate Chancellor-Diversity, 21 years.

Diane C. Davis, Professor, ASA School of Information Systems and Applied Technology, 32 years.

Sava Djuric, Building Service Worker, Physical Plant Service, 23 years

Norma Jean Ewing, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology and Special Education, 34 years.

David L Gename, Associate Director, Touch of Nature, 6 years.

Tom W. Girtman, Distribution Services Supervisor, Purchasing, 30 years.

Catherine M. Grenfell, Academic Adviser, College of Education Student Services, 36 years.

Richard L. Hampton, Police Officer, Department of Public Safety, 9 years.

Shyann Hine, Forest Custodian, Physical Plant Service, 24 years.

Jeff W. Holder, Purchasing Director, Purchasing, 24 years.

Candis S. Isberner, Executive Director, Broadcasting Service, 26 years.

Fred R. Isberner, Professor, ASA School of Allied Health, 25 years.

Brian J. Kearney, Assistant Professor, School of Information Systems and Applied Technologies, 19 years.

Patrick J. Kelley, Professor, School of Law, 27 years.

Charlette Susan Kohler, Associate Director, Office of Economic and Regional Development, 21 years.

Suzanne Lord, Associate Professor, School of Music, 12 years.

Garrett McArthy, Building Service Foreman, Physical Plant Service, 24 years.

Michael C. Murray, Associate Director, SIU Foundation Carbondale, 24 years.

Thelma Lee Okafor, Communications Services Specialist I, Information Technology, 31 years.

Wm. Floyd Olive, Senior Lecturer, Center for English as a Second Language, 25 years.

Joan Phemister, Building Service Foreman, Physical Plant Service, 17 years.

Cheryl Ann Presley, Assistant to the Vice Chancellor, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, 23 years.

Karen K. Prichard, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology and Special Education, 27 years.

Richard L. Pryor, Carpenter, Physical Plant Service, 28 years.

Kurt Steven Richter, Carpenter, Physical Plant Service, 12 years.

Evelyn L. Roseman, Admissions & Records Supervisor, Records and Registration, 30 years.

Linda B. Siebert, Chief Academic Adviser, College of Business, 29 years.

Marilyn S. Septon, Admissions & Records Officer, Records and Registration, 5 years.

Edward H. Shay, Professor, School of Art and Design, 29 years.

Vevon A. Sierman, Swimming Pool Tender, Recreational Sports and Services, 27 years.

Richard Lee Snell, Driver, Physical Plant Service, 22 years.

John E. Swiger, Maintenance Laborer, Physical Plant Service, 10 years.

R. Larry Townsend, Director, University Press, 8 years.

William S. Turley, Professor, Political Science, 32 years.

William C. VanMetre, Building Service Foreman, Physical Plant Service, 30 years.

Herman Williams, Assistant Director, Recreational Sports and Services, 30 years.

Stephen M. Williams, Admissions & Records Supervisor, Records and Registration, 26 years.

Stephen L. Yarbrough, Division of Continuing Education, 17 years.


Deborah Kay Adams, Clinical Assistant Professor, ASA Off-Campus Academic Programs, 29 years.

Frederick B. Barham, Police Corporal, Department of Public Safety, 23 years.

Tom L. Counce, Swimming Pool Tender, Recreational Sports and Services, 29 years.

John W. Diamond, Building Service Sub-Foreman, Physical Plant Service, 23 years.

Vera Ruth Felts, Academic Adviser, MEDPREP/Medical Educational Preparatory, School of Medicine-Carbondale, 28 years.

Randy Glisson, Assistant Director, Internal Auditor, SIU University System, 34 years.

Mary Judith Tippy, Library Specialist, Library Affairs, 18 years.

Larry L. Yewell, Kitchen Helper, University Housing, 7 years.


Ronald H. Carty, Associate Scientist, Illinois Clean Coal Institute, 11 years.


Sharon A. Harward, Administrative Aide, College of Engineering, 25 years.

John William Howell, Building Service Sub-Foreman, Physical Plant, 13 years

Robynn Nawrot, Field Representative, Rural Health & Social Service Development Center/School of Medicine Family & Community Medicine, 22 years.

Iris S. Siegel, Chief Rehabilitation Counselor, Project 12 Ways, 20 years.

Donna Faye Vance, Office Systems Specialist II, English, 24 years.


Lucille Rafe, Assistant Instructor, Head Start, 27 years.

Creal Springs

Edward Martin Buerger, Associate Vice Chancellor, Alumni Services, 24 years.


Judi L. Cockrum, Office Administrator, Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes, 25 years.

De Soto

Marsha Fay Coffel, Microfilm Operator/Technician III, Micrographics, 17 years.

Marshall Gene Coffel, Flight Line Attendant II, ASA Aviation Management and Flight, 8 years.

Janice E. McAdams, Administrative Clerk, ASA Off-Campus Academic Programs, 31 years.

Tommy G. Williams, Administrative Aide, Career Services, 30 years.

Du Quoin

Shirley M. Baldridge, Housing Representative, University Housing, 25 years.

William G. Eastman, Specialist III, Collection, Bursar, 11 years.

Ronald D. Rudloff, Refrigeration Mechanic Foreman, Physical Plant Service, 10 years.

Frances L. Stanley, Technical Editor, Philosophy, 11 years.


Raymond Lee Dobrey, Building Service Sub Foreman, Physical Plant Service, 20 years.

Forest Park

Sarah Barrett, Office Systems Assistant III, ASA Off-Campus Academic Programs, 9 years.

Glen Carbon

Iqbal Mathur, Professor, Finance, 30 years.


Thomas Crews Daniel, Plumber, Physical Plant Service, 22 years.


Janice M. Evans, Office Manager, Theater, 22 years.


John A. Ammon, Building Service Sub Foreman, Physical Plant Service, 13 years.

Georgia Jane Johnson, Officer III, Purchasing, Purchasing, 26 years.

Ronald J. Kennedy, Police Officer, Department of Public Safety, 24 years.


Michael A. Calvert, Building Service Worker, Physical Plant, 21 years.

Johnston City

Marilyn S. Farthing, Office Systems Specialist II, Financial Aid Office, 18 years.


Mary K. Rogers, Chief Rehabilitation Counselor, Evaluation and Developmental Center, 26 years.


Roger William Hines, Superintendent of Building Maintenance, Physical Plant Service, 28 years.

Michael Masoner, Associate Professor, Accountancy, 30 years.

Michael B. Wiemken, Communication Technician II, Information Technology, 11 years.


Vernon Paul Rice, Electrician, Physical Plant Service, 13 years.


Richard Arbeiter, Painter Foreman, Physical Plant Service, 23 years.

James Aaron Blessing, Driver, Physical Plant Service, 20 years.

Gail M. Braeutigam, Assistant Instructor, Curriculum and Instruction, 10 years.

Catherine Ann Bunselmeyer, Administrative Aide, Information Technology, 19 years.

Kenneth C. Carr, Publicity Promotion Specialist, Student Health Center, 29 years.

Ronald J. Cook, Purchasing Officer III, Purchasing, 29 years.

Ruth Ann Cook, Office Manager, Animal Science Food and Nutrition, 22 years.

Steven R. Ellis, Police Sergeant, Department of Public Safety, 12 years.

Nancy Lynn Fager, Office Administrator, Student Health Center, 31 years.

Bruce W. Francis, Superintendent of Grounds, Touch of Nature, 19 years.

James Lynn Fricke, Painter, Physical Plant Service, 22 years.

Victoria A. Genovese, Office Systems Specialist III, School of Law, 23 years.

Brenda Hellmer, Office Support Specialist, Workforce Education and Development, 21 years.

Sandra Kay Jacobs, Office Manager, Accounting Services, 16 years.

Kenneth H. Jaros, Associate Director, Student Center, 18 years.

Margaret A. Johnson, Senior Lecturer, Curriculum and Instruction, 17 years.

Jacqueline Nicholson, Computer Information Specialist, Information Technology, 33 years.

Joyce Darlene Pautler, Cashier III, Bursar, 12 years.

Allen Pharo, Researcher I, SIU Foundation Carbondale, 6 years.

John E. Phelps, Professor, Forestry, 18 years.

Marcia Diann Phelps, Deputy Director, Affirmative Action Office, 22 years.

Donald V. Rendleman, Assistant Stores Supervisor, Physical Plant Service, 21 years.

Glenn L. Schemonia, Technician, Automotive, Travel Service, 6 years.

Michael E. Sherman, Refrigeration Mechanic, Physical Plant Service, 20 years.


Peter K. Delaney, Building Service Sub-Foreman, Recreational Sports and Services, 26 years.

Glenn R. Morgan, Building Service Worker, Physical Plant Service, 12 years.


Richard Lee Guye, Chief Plant Operating Engineer, Physical Plant Service, 11 years.


Bradley Ernest Rogers, Senior Applications Analyst, AIS Office, 27 years.

Villa Ridge

Effie M. Harrell, Accountant III, Bursar, 17 years.

Wolf Lake

Paul Edward Pinnon, Director, University Farms, 20 years.


Imperial Beach

Sidney Ann Klessinger, Academic Adviser, Workforce Education and Development, 28 years.

San Diego

Bernard J. Ulozas, Visiting Assistant Professor, Workforce Education and Development, 13 years.


Boca Raton

Manjunath Pendakur, Dean, College of Mass Communication and Media Arts, 6 years.


Wenona Whitfield, Associate Professor, School of Law, 26 years



Frieda Fowler, Assistant Professor, Sociology, 2 years.



William C. Coscarelli, Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, 30 years.



Judy F. Wood, Customer Service Representative III, Student Center, 7 years.


Henry J. Romersa, Senior Lecturer, Radio & Television/School of Music, 29 years.



Christina M. Desai, Associate Professor, Library Affairs, 15 years.

Uday Desai, Professor, Political Science, 29 years.



Jean C. Mangun, Associate Professor, Forestry, 12 years.