August 25, 2009

University to honor 120 retirees

by Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale will honor 120 retirees at a retirement and service recognition reception and dinner.

The event is Wednesday, Aug. 26, in the Student Center Ballrooms. A reception begins at 6 p.m. in the John W. Corker Lounge. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.

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, 2008 and Aug. 31, 2009.

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



Ann S. Dauderman, Clinical Instructor, Office of Teacher Education, 13 years.

Robert R. Dawson, Electrician Foreman, Physical Plant Service, 19 years.

Joanne Dillow, Business Manager II, Division of Continuing Education, 32 years.

Rebecca J. Trammel, Senior Lecturer, Rehabilitation Institute, 15 years.

Richard A. Waller, Building Service Foreman, Physical Plant Service, 13 years.

Linda L. Wright, Cooks Helper, University Housing, 22 years.


Edward L. Morber, Plumber Foreman, Physical Plant Service, 20 years.

John R. Smith, Maintenance Laborer, Physical Plant Service, 10 years.


Patricia A. Wirth-Copp, Office Support Associate, Curriculum and Instruction, 4 years.


Richard E. Taylor, Building Service Worker, Student Center, 8 years.


Marcia A. Anderson, Professor, Workforce Education and Development, 38 years.

Julie A. Beck, Assistant to Associate Athletic Director, Intercollegiate Athletics, 27 years.

Ronald A. Browning, Professor, Physiology, 36 years.

Michael L. Bryant, Bindery Worker II, Printing and Duplicating Service, 29 years.

Bruce Chrisman, Coordinator, College of Engineering, 26 years.

Morris H. Connley, Electrician, Physical Plant Service, 24 years.

Judy C. Drolet, Professor, Health Education and Recreation, 26 years.

Jeffrey M. Duke, Deputy Director, Student Center, 22 years.

Rosalia F. Fulia, Chief Rehabilitation Specialist, Project 12 Ways, 17 years.

John S. Haller, Jr., Professor/Vice President for Academic Affairs/Professor of Medical Humanities, History/Office of the President/School of Medicine, 18 years.

Rita R. Hays, Administrative Aide, Animal Science Food and Nutrition, 27 years.

Robert W. Henderson, Operations Manager-WSIU TV, Broadcasting Service, 34 years.

Manoranji Jeyaratnam, Senior Lecturer, Mathematics, 25 years.

Steven E. Kraft, Professor, Agribusiness Economics, 29 years.

Lenore Langsdorf, Professor, Speech Communication, 20 years.

Michael J. Lawrence, Director/Professor, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, 11 years.

John M. Martinko, Associate Professor and Distinguished Teacher, Microbiology, 27 years.

Shirley J, McGlinn, Instructor, MEDPREP/Medical Education Preparatory, 31 years.

Michael A. Mibb, Assistant to Curator of Herbarium, Plant Biology, 30 years.

Mary V. Montavon, Lecturer, Linguistics, 5 years.

Eva D. Murray, Director, Rainbow’s End, 24 years.

Braiger O’Neal, Food Service Sanitation Laborer, University Housing, 32 years.

Mary C. Rudasill, Associate Professor, School of Law, 23 years.

James E. Scales, Director, Career Services, 28 years.

Steven J. Schmitt, Associate Scientist, Research Development and Administration, 20 years.

Lawrence D. Shelton, Director, Evaluation and Developmental Center, 30 years.

Douglas C. Smith, Professor, Psychology, 30 years.

Richard W. Steger, Professor/Chair, Physiology, 23 years.

Richard W. Steudel, Assistant Director, Financial Aid Office, 20 years.

Joseph J. Surdyk, Computer System Operations Specialist I, Information Technology, 14 years.

Lee Ellen Swayze, Academic Advisor, Pre Major Advisement Center, 28 years.

Walter D. Wallis, Professor, Mathematics, 23 years.

Robert B. Welker, Professor, Accountancy, 23 years.

K. Donnell Wilson, Project Director, Project Upward Bound, 29 years.

Phyllis J. Zimmerman, Collection Specialist V, Bursar, 41 years.


David A. Birch, Chairperson/Professor, Health Education and Recreation, 7 years.

Charles R. Campbell, Associate Director, Information Technology, 31 years.

Steven Crippen, Driver, Physical Plant Service, 21 years.

Debbie L. Fields, Administrative Assistant II, Research Development and Administration, 29 years.

Lois A. Gibbons, Administrative Clerk, Student Health Center, 29 years.

Paul D. McCamish, Electrician Lamper, Physical Plant Service, 9 years.

Phyllis J. Short, First Cook, University Housing, 15 years.

William Thomas, Associate Director, Records and Registration, 23 years.

Jerry D. White, Carpenter, Physical Plant Service, 28 years.

Patricia A. Yewell, Office Support Specialist, University Housing, 24 years.

Sherry L. Yow, Patient Unit Manager, Student Health Center, 12 years.


Robert E. Eads, Garage Foreman, Travel Service, 28 years.

Steven L. Kraus, Staff Clerk, Workforce Education and Development, 25 years.

Stanley M. Pearson II, Assistant Professor, ASA School of Allied Health, 25 years.

Carol A. Reno, Rehabilitation Counselor, Evaluation and Developmental Center, 31 years.

Margaret T. Selinger, Human Resource Officer, Human Resources, 21 years.

Mary L. Swindell, Business Manager II, College of Liberal Arts, 24 years.

Gregory P. White, Chairperson, Management, 31 years.

De Soto

Robert L. Baker, Food Production Manager, University Housing, 25 years.

Cynthia J. Cook, Building Service Sub-Foreman, University Housing, 32 years.

Philip D. Kell, Specialist, Evaluation and Developmental Center, 27 years.

Marge L. McFadden, Office Support Specialist, Human Resources, 10 years.

Cathy L. Sanders, Building Service Worker, University Housing, 25 years.

Du Quoin

Alan G. Pearsall, Building Service Worker, University Housing, 22 years.

Donna L. Reynolds, Administrative Assistant I, Office of Economic and Regional Development, 32 years.

Patricia M. Wheatley, Office Manager, Pre Major Advisement Center, 30 years.


Carl J. Renshaw, Building Service Sub-Foreman, Physical Plant Service, 24 years.


Rick L. Roach, Electrician, Student Center, 23 years.


James C. Baumgarte, Researcher I, Mining and Mineral Resources Engineering, 11 years.

E.J. Callahan, Maintenance Laborer, Physical Plant Service, 22 years.

Roger J. Missavage, Director, Computer Assisted Instruction and Research Lab, College of Engineering, 29 years.

Barbara A. Pfeffer, Office Manager, College of Science, 14 years.


Sandra R. Brown, Chief Clerk, University Housing, 20 years.

Johnston City

Bennie Vick, Police Sergeant, Department of Public Safety, 15 years.


Dale A. Lipe, Food Service Sanitation Laborer, University Housing, 29 years.


Deborah Frey, Senior Lecturer, ASA School of Information Systems and Applied Technology, 25 years.

James L. Synowiec, Painter, Physical Plant Service, 12 years.

Brenda K. Yucas, Administrative Aide, University Core Curriculum, 27 years.


Betty S. Carrel, Licensed Practical Nurse II, Family and Community Medicine/Carbondale, 15 years.

Steve Chaney, Driver, Physical Plant Service, 15 years.

Russell L. Hargraves, Collection Specialist IV, Bursar, 23 years.


Barbara J. Anderson, Human Resource Assistant Manager, Human Resources, 36 years.

Cathy A. Blaise, Program Administrative Assistant, Financial Aid Office, 20 years.

James E. Braeutigam, Automotive Foreman, Physical Plant Service, 25 years.

Michael K. Calandro, Building Service Worker, Physical Plant Service, 20 years.

George H. Calvert, Driver, Physical Plant Service, 13 years.

Pamela J. Crews, Manager of University Cashiering Operations, Bursar, 16 years.

Leslie A. Curtis, IMEC Manufacturing Specialist, Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center, 10 years.

Wayne Dychkowski, Senior Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic, ASA Aviation Management and Flight, 10 years.

Mary R. Falaster, Office Administrator, Rehabilitation Institute, 40 years.

James Garofalo, Professor, Center for the Study of Crime, Delinquency and Corrections, 18 years.

Larry T. Hughes, Carpenter, Physical Plant Service, 27 years.

Donna P. Johnson, Senior Library Specialist, Library Affairs, 30 years.

Christine Labyk, Assistant Director, Student Health Programs, Student Health Center, 29 years.

James T. Lawless, Dishroom Supervisor, University Housing, 11 years.

Barbara L. Mitchell, Grill Cook, Head Start Agency, 8 years.

Thomas P. Mitchell, Stationary Engineer, Physical Plant Service, 28 years.

John D. Naas, Building Service Sub-Foreman, Physical Plant Service, 28 years.

(Roberta) Lynn Pierson, Office Administrator, Center for Academic Success, 27 years.

John T. Reed, Electrician, Physical Plant Service, 17 years.

Charles L. Rodriguez, Assistant Professor, ASA Aviation Technologies, 32 years.

Dorothy L. Schemonia, Housing Officer, University Housing, 29 years.

Guice G. Strong III, Lecturer, Finance, 27 years.

Robert M. Willis, Building Service Worker, Physical Plant Service, 4 years.


Conrad J. Ratajczyk, Electrician, Physical Plant Service, 20 years.


Kay M. Rippelmeyer-Tippy, Academic Advisor, College of Liberal Arts, 24 years.


David M. Cosimi, Electrician, Physical Plant, 19 years.


Robert L. Odom, Building Service Sub-Foreman, 9 years.


Deanna L. Naumann, Office Manager, Graduate School, 24 years.

West Frankfort

Karen R. Uban, Assistant Instructor, Head Start Agency, 17 years.



Arlyn J. Melcher, Professor, Management, 19 years.



Jeanne N. Scott, Program Advisor, ASA Off-Campus Academic Programs, 11 years.



Christopher C. Kohler, Professor, Fisheries and Illinois Aquaculture Center/Zoology, 28 years


Fairfax Station

Richard L. Lanigan, Jr., Professor and Distinguished Scholar, Speech Communication, 34 years.



Clarisse Zimra, Associate Professor, English, 26 years.