October 03, 2013

Employees honored for service, commitment

by Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale Chancellor Rita Cheng recognized 354 employees for their service to the university in a ceremony and reception at the Student Center on Oct. 2.

The event recognized with 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 45 years of service to SIU Carbondale.  The employees have a combined total of 5,935 years of service to the University.  Eighty employees who retired also received recognition during the ceremony and reception.

The following employees listed by hometowns and years of service received recognition.


Alto Pass

15 years: Edward Jay Heist, Fisheries and Illinois Aquaculture Center; Paula Sue Keith, Office of the President, SIU President’s Office; Russell Dee Orsburn, Physical Plant Service.


10 years:  Xiaoxin Wang Beardsley, Finance.

15 years:  Cynthia Ann Casper, Student Health Services; Brenda K. Keller, Enrollment Management; John Philip Ligon, ASA Aviation Management and Flight.

20 years: Imogene Ann Wright, Campus Mail Service.

30 years:  Laurie E. Minniti, Recreational Sports and Services.


15 years:  Shane Ray Moore, Physical Plant Service; Sharon Norris Moore, Finance; Tonia Dee Purcell, Recreational Sports and Services.


10 years:  Beth Ann Mosley, Curriculum and Instruction.

15 years: Julie Kristen Davis, ASA School of Allied Health.

20 years: Richard W. Cole, Jr., Plant Biology.

Buffalo Grove

10 years:  Jennifer Anne Jacobs, Curriculum and Instruction.


15 years:  Monica Lyn Russell, Economics.


10 years: Don E. Patton, MEDPREP/Medical Education Preparatory-School of Medicine, Carbondale.


15 years:  Christopher Alan Pearson, College of Engineering.


10 years: Angela Genise Anderson, Physical Plant Service; Ken Brian Anderson, Geology; Karen S. Baertsch, Linguistics; Andrew K. Balkansky, Anthropology; Zsolt Leslie Becsi, Economics; Sukesh Ranjan Bhaumik, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Michael Duwain Brazley, ASA School of Architecture; Mark S. Byrd, Physics; Elizabeth Ann Chester, General Counsel and Legal Affairs-SIU University-wide Services. Kathy M. Dollins, ASA School of Allied Health; Janet B. Douglas, University Communications; Ahmad Fakhoury, Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems; Thomas Bruce Flick, University Housing; Kimberly A. Gray, Kinesiology; Reza Habib, Psychology; Ryan M. Hagler, Physical Plant Service; Justin Michael Harrell, Physical Plant Service; Bryan Todd Harrison, ASA Management and Flight; Tina Lynne Horvath, University Housing; Susan Marla Howell, Library Affairs; James Thomas Kidd, Theater; Eric Lenz, School of Music; Melissa A. Mackey, School of Music; James Allen Mathias, Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes; Jamison R. Moore, Physical Plant Service; Tonny J. Oyana, Geography and Environmental Resources; Seburn Levoy Pense, Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems, Mark Schultz, School of Law; Amanda Jane Sutton, Undergraduate Admissions; Jennifer Leigh Sykes, Curriculum and Instruction; Ha-Yee Teska, Office of Distance Education and Off-Campus Programs; Gail A. Thomas, School of Law; Luke Tolley, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Colleen A. Torphy, ASA School of Allied Health; Edward C. Workman Jr., ASA School of Information Systems and Applied Technologies; Jian Xiong, Library Affairs; Andrew Youpa, Philosophy; Chunhau Zhao, Intercollegiate Athletics.

15 years: Lori Renee Amerman, Office of Economic and Regional Development; Cheryl L. Anderson, School of Law; David John Anthony, English; Jo Ann E. Argersinger, History; Peter H. Argersinger, History; Nilanjana R. Bardhan, Speech Communication; Matthew C. Baughman, Office of the Chancellor; Doris Bell, Head Start Agency; Antony Sean Bittle, Library Affairs; David R. Bond, Library Affairs; Deborah L. Burris, Office of Teacher Education; Jerry Eugene Bush, School of Journalism; Andrew D. Carver, Forestry; Rosalba Correa, Workforce Education and Development; Laura Lee Dreuth, School of Social Work; Karen Frailey, Plant Biology; Leonard K. Gadzekpo, Africana Studies; Tina J. Gerecke, Saluki First Year Experience; Kathleen Cecilia Ginther, School of Music; Carma Ryanne Gorman, School of Art and Design; David M. Johnson, Foreign Languages and Literatures; Elaine T. Jurkowski, School of Social Work; Steve James Karau, Management; Sanjeev Kumar, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Mary Jo Landt, Curriculum and Instruction; Donna M. Margolis, Accountancy; Tobias Lane Merriman, College of Liberal Arts; Marcus Dean Odom, Accountancy; Rebecca Jaye Pittman, Office of Economic and Regional Development; Rachel Sue Price, Information Technology; Marsha G. Ryan, School of Law; Kusum Sharma, AIS Office; Mary E. Tyler, Students Rights and Responsibilities; Stuart Alan Walters, Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems; Gregory Wendt, Center for Teaching Excellence; Jonathan S. Wiesen, History.

20 years:  Catherine Caldwell, Center for English as a Second Language; Michael W. Collard, Physiology-School of Medicine, Carbondale; Patricia E. Cripps, School of Law; Timothy J. Fink, School of Music; Douglas P. Flummer, Information Technology; Laura H. Germann, Geography and Environmental Resources; John L. Graig, Physical Plant Service; Daphne L. Grigsby, Rainbow’s End; Larry A. Hickman, Center for Dewey Studies; Paul Hinze, Recreational Sports and Services; Anna Jackson, English; Karla J. Johnson, Bursar; Dimitrios H. Karayiannis, Foreign Languages and Literatures; Veronique C. Maisier, Foreign Languages and Literatures; Scott James McEathron, English; Joyce L. Metcalf, Library Affairs; Bonnie L. Miller, School of Law; Erin Lee Palmer, School of Art and Design; Marcella A. Pleasure, Physics; Philip G. Reed, University Housing; Gerald Kent Richards, Information Technology; Gregory Alan Scott; SIU Foundation Carbondale; Linda McCabe Smith, Associate Chancellor-Diversity; Gary Dean Tisdale, Recreational Sports and Services.

25 years:  Michael B. Behrmann, ASA Automotive Technology; Paul A. Bennett, Student Health Services; Sabra F. Borger, Student Health Services; Donald E. Castle, Student Center; Thomas Connelley, Student Center; Carl Raymond Flowers, Rehabilitation Institute; Sylvia Ann Frazier, Curriculum and Instruction; Bidyut Gupta, Computer Science; Michael Haywood, College of Business; Christi Lynn Ketzner, ASA Aviation Management and Flight; Lynette L. Knowles, Marketing; Christopher L. Lant, Geography and Environmental Resources; Lisa J. McClure, English; Lori Merrill-Fink, University Honors Program; Donna K. Mueller, Microbiology; Michael Mueller, Student Center; Mary B. Nemetsky, College of Applied Sciences and Arts; Nancy Peck, Project 12 Ways; Sara Long Roth, Animal Science Food and Nutrition; Sandra Lee Shea, Family and Community Medicine/Carbondale-School of Medicine, Springfield; Bobby Leo Smith, Physical Plant Service; Monica J. Tichenor, Broadcasting Service; Michael Wainer, Computer Science.

30 years:  Jeffrey R. Beaulieu, Agribusiness Economics; Clarence L. Boykins, Information Technology; Agnes H. Goh, Information Technology; Thomas M. Mitchell, Economics; Subhash C. Sharma, Economics; Frank L. Stemper, School of Music; Rosanne M. Szekely, ASA School of Allied Health; Leigh A. Tiebout, ASA School of Allied Health; Cheryl D. Walton, Curriculum and Instruction; Mehdi R. Zargham, Computer Science.

35 years:  Carolin M. Harvey, Registrar’s Office; John H. Summey, Marketing.

45 years:  Richard F. Bortz, Workforce Education and Development.


10 years:  Brent M. Bany, Physiology-School of Medicine, Carbondale; Jerry G. Childress, Physical Plant Service; Sandra K. Collins, ASA School of Allied Health; Paul Richard Deering, Student Center; Jennifer Lynn Flath, Broadcasting Service; Ruby Della Harris, University Housing; Doreen Stephon Hees, Zoology; Daniel Joel Reedy, University Housing; Holly J. Rick, Human Resources; Peter Andrew Rosenbery, University Communications; Dawn Erin Sisk, Physical Plant Service; Ralph Finley Tate, ASA Automotive Technology; Dawn Michele Vagner, University Press.

15 years:  Steve L. Jackson, Undergraduate Admissions; Patricia Susan Latch, Human Resources; Melissa J. Marlow, School of Law; Gina R. McCann, Curriculum and Instruction; Stacy Lynn Peach, Human Resources; Deborah Lynne Stroud, Information Technology; Linda Kaye Venegoni, Head Start Agency.

20 years:  Connie J. Baker, School of Social Work; Kyle Lee Lake, Recreational Sports and Services; John Mann, University Communications; Diane M. McClain-Inman, School of Art and Design; Lynn A. Westra, College of Business.

25 years:  Barbara E. Bogard, SIU Foundation Carbondale; LaVon Donley-Cornett, College of Mass Communication and Media Arts; John Eric Massie, Student Health Services; Carol A. Reynolds, College of Education and Human Services; Sonjie Ann Schwartz, Office of Sponsored Projects Administration; Warren Lee Snider, Information Technology; Toni Gale Vagner, Financial Aid Office.


10 years:  William Samuel Rose, Information Technology.

20 years:  Sylvia Jacqueline Vercillo, ASA Aviation Technologies.


10 years:  Edwin W. Vogler III, Kinesiology.

15 years:  Mary Kathleen Anderson, Head Start Agency; Richard Alan Black, Geology; Alethea Renee England, Information Systems/Carbondale-School of Medicine, Carbondale; Kimberly Gail Prater, Workforce Education and Development; Jennifer Marie Stillman, Bursar; Gayla Marie Stoner, Office of Distance Education and Off-Campus Programs.

20 years:  Carroll Glen Walker, Center for Teaching Excellence.


15 years:  Randy Bruce Lowe, Physical Plant Service.

Creal Springs

15 years:  Patti L. Cludray, Forestry; Charlie W. Cox, Accounting Services; Hollie Jo Pulley, Head Start Agency.

De Soto

10 years:  Allison Rae Sutphin, Medical Library/MRC-Carbondale-School of Medicine, Carbondale; Terry L. Vinyard, SIU Foundation Carbondale.

15 years:  Kenneth G. Howard, Physical Plant Service; Craig Jackson, University Housing; Brian Lee Skouby, Information Technology.

20 years:  Thomas Dale Hexamer, Radio, Television, and Digital Media.

30 years:  Rhonda Lynn Hooper, Institutional Research and Studies.

Du Quoin

10 years:  John Rex Duncan, Office of Economic and Regional Development; David S. O’Rourke, Physical Plant Service.

15 years:  Tamara Lynn Carson, Vice President for Financial & Administrative Affairs-SIU University-wide Services; Ella Isabelle Ginn, Procurement Services; Russell E. Klein, Student Health Services; Victoria J. Macaluso, Center for International Education; Christina Marie Rowell, Budget Office; Elizabeth Ann Thompson, Transfer Student Services; Diana Lynn Tilley, University Housing; Clarence E. White, Student Center.

20 years:  Christine A. Barker, SIU Foundation Carbondale; Robyn Laur Russell, Office of Economic and Regional Development.


10 years: Kitty Yvonne Martin, Rehabilitation Institute.


15 years:  Melissa Ann May, ASA Aviation Management and Flight.


10 years:  Vicky Ann Pearce, Curriculum and Instruction.

Freeman Spur

10 years:  Patti J. Deskines, Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems.


10 years:  Harrold Gano Gurley, Mining and Mineral Resources Engineering.


10 years:  Lisa C. Caringer, Disability Support Services; Terry Eugene Jones, University Housing; Elizabeth Michelle Spezia, Broadcasting Service; Shawn William Virden, Physical Plant Service.

15 years:  Tammera Lynn Baumgarte, Travel Service; Patricia Lynn Bird, Student Health Services; Kevin Sylwester, Economics.

20 years:  Sarah Elizabeth Newlin, Family and Community Medicine/Carbondale-School of Medicine, Springfield.

25 years:  Russell A. Chiaventone, Information Technology; Karla Jean Rankin, Undergraduate Admissions; Lori J. Robinson, University Housing.


15 years:  Danny J. Watts, College of Education and Human Services.

Johnston City

25 years:  Jane Ann Meuth, Center for English as a Second Language.


25 years:  Edward G. Pultorak Jr., Curriculum and Instruction.


10 years:  Jennifer Dawn Nadeau, Broadcasting Service.

25 years:  John Cress McHugh’s, ASA Aviation Management and Flight.


10 years:  Donald Gene Biller, Head Start Agency.


10 years:  Deborah A. Bruns, Educational Psychology and Special Education; William R. Bruns III, Student Center; Darcie Hastings, Animal Science Food and Nutrition; Steven M. Kappel, Physical Plant Service; Girmaye Mehari Misgna, Graduate School; Peter Eric Rowan, Information Technology.

15 years:  Craig S. Gingrich-Philbrook, Speech Communication; Daniel J. Richardson, SIU Foundation Carbondale; Tina M. Shingleton, Alumni Services.

20 years:  Bhaskar Bhattacharya, Mathematics; Teresa J. Braswell, Department of Public Safety; Shari H. Garnett, College of Business.

25 years:  Randall J. Greer, Information Technology; Joseph L. Matthews, Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems; Ronald A. Naversen, Theater.

30 years:  Barbara Agnieszka Szary, MEDPREP/Medical Education Preparatory-School of Medicine, Carbondale.

35 years:  David G. King, Anatomy-School of Medicine, Carbondale.


10 years:  Elizabeth Ann Hunter, University Communications; Janis R. Marchal, Microbiology; Scott Dee Sprague, Physical Plant Service; Duane Stucky, Vice President for Financial and Administrative Affairs-University-wide Services; David Earl Whitsell, University Housing.

15 years:  Mary L. Bogumil, English; Mary Louise Bratzel, SIU Foundation Carbondale; Sheila Marie Dingrando, Rehabilitation Institute; Bonnie Collier Ebelhar, Institutional Research and Studies; Diane Fritcher, Mathematics; David Lynn Johns, Physical Plant Service; Steven J. Lazorchak, Physical Plant Service; Michael R. Molino, English; Chad Clayton Waters, ASA School of Allied Health.

20 years:  Tracy Ann Bennett, Human Resources.

25 years:  Becky S. Phillips, Student Health Services.


15 years:  Ronald M. Baechle, University Farms.


10 years:  Angela Dawn Darnell, Curriculum and Instruction; Kelly J. Garrett, Physical Plant Service.


10 years:  Loretta Battaglia, Plant Biology; Cade Bursell, Cinema and Photography; Robert Stephen Easton, ASA Aviation Management and Flight; William J. Fiedler III, Library Affairs; Ann R. Fischer, Psychology; Qingfeng Ge, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Barbara Ann Jones, Student Affairs-School of Medicine, Carbondale; Mandy L. King, Physiology-School of Medicine, Carbondale; Cynthia Shea Massey, SIU Foundation Carbondale; Diana Jean Murphy, Curriculum and Instruction; Benjamin F. Rodriquez II, Psychology; Charlene L. Summers, Student Center; Charlotte Marie Terry, University Housing.

15 years:  Gary Allen Apgar, Animal Science Food and Nutrition; Kathy Good Chonez, Foreign Languages and Literatures; Elizabeth A. Clover, Financial Aid Office; Bradley Shawn Cowley, Physical Plant Service; Mary Elizabeth Dowdy, Transfer Student Services; William L. Drone, Physical Plant Service; Scotty Sean Dunning, Student Life and Intercultural Relations; Magdalen Sue Hawthorne, Student Life and Intercultural Relations; Laura Lynn Klump, Curriculum and Instruction; Beverly Joyce Love, Radio, Television, and Digital Media; John William Nicklow, Office of Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; John Robert Quigley, Physical Plant Service; Steven Michael Rogers, Students’ Legal Assistance; Roseann Romero, Curriculum and Instruction; Ian Michael Ruark, Rehabilitation Institute; Roger M. Suski, Broadcasting Service; Linda D. Wright, SIU Foundation Carbondale; Bryan Gerald Young, Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems; Steven T. Zak, Office of the President-SIU President’s Office.

20 years:  Jana J. Bateman, Student Health Services; Georgia Anne Beasley, Information Technology; Kevin G. Ebersohl, Physical Plant Service; Michelle Lynn Hines, Plant and Service Operations; Kimberly A. James, Student Health Services; Myra Jean Tucker, Curriculum and Instruction; Tomas Velasco, Technology; Lori A. Williams, College of Engineering; Janie Wright, AIS Office.

25 years:  Donna J C Brantley, Bursar; Jan Elizabeth Hamilton, Graduate School; David Lee Jaynes, ASA Aviation Management and Flight; Maurice J. McCann, Finance; Gerald C. Ripley; Lois Elaine Thompson, Procurement Services.

30 years:  Bruce A. Devantier, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Sandra L. McRoy, Workforce Education and Development; Laura J. Sims, Speech Communications; Peggy Ann Wilken, Health Education and Recreation.

35 years:  Brian P. Klubek, Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems.


10 years:  Sarah J. Robey, School of Law Library.


15 years:  Steven Charles Ginn, Student Center.

25 years:  Jerald John Bruns, Physical Plant Service; Mary Ann Jausel, Technology Off-Campus Degree Programs.


15 years:  Sean Timothy McDonald, Physical Plant Service.


10 years: Michael Cubley, Undergraduate Admissions.


10 years:  Phillisa Ellen Tyner, Traffic and Parking.

20 years:  Karen Elaine Moskoff, Student Health Services.

35 years:  Barbara K. Patterson, Exploratory Students.


10 years:  Linda Renee Baker, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute; Cynthia D. Weiskopf, General Counsel and Legal Affairs-SIU University-wide Services;


20 years:  Catherine J. Yeager, Human Resources.


10 years:  Amelia K. Vick, Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems.


10 years:  Linda Marie Eaton, Curriculum and Instruction.

20 years: Michele L. Clem, Curriculum and Instruction.

Tunnel Hill

20 years:  Shawn Renee Johns, Accounting Services.


20 years:  Judy Lyn Jones, Plant and Service Operations.

West Frankfort

10 years:  Cassandra Jill Laswell, Curriculum and Instruction.

15 years:  Debra Ann Martin, Physical Plant Service; Susan Ann Williams, School of Law.

25 years:  Dawn M. Moake, SIU Foundation Carbondale.


10 years:  Stephanie Lee Jones, Curriculum and Instruction.



10 years:  Douglas Dean Owens, Workforce Education and Development.



20 years:  Michael F. Costello, Technology Off-Campus Degree Programs.


West Lafayette

10 years:  Peter J. Fadde, Curriculum and Instruction.


St. Louis

25 years:  Jan Irene Roddy, College of Mass Communication and Media Arts.