November 22, 2017

SIU employees to be honored for service, commitment

by Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno will recognize 306 employees for their service to the university in a ceremony and reception Dec. 1 in Student Center Ballroom D.

The ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration starts at 8 a.m. in the John W. Corker Lounge. 

The event will honor employees with 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service to SIU Carbondale. The employees have a combined total of 5,160 years of service to the university. There are 19 employees with 30 years of service, five employees with 35 years of service and three with 40 years of service.

The following employees, listed by hometowns and years of service, will be honored.


Alto Pass

15 years: Daniel A. Silver, Paralegal Studies.

25 years: Lori Linn Reed-Robertson.


10 years: Eric Dean Massey, Procurement Services; Jerry L. Richardson, Jr; Library Affairs; Letitia A. Simmons, Head Start Agency.

15 years: Sharon Renee Suchecki, Student Center.

20 years: Robert Warshawsky, School of Social Work.


10 years: Carol Ann LePere, Physical Plant Service.

15 years: Troy Michael Deming, Physical Plant Service; Kurt T. Winters, Physical Plant Service.

20 years: Cynthia Lee Fuhrhop, Human Resources.

25 years: Sheila M. Cheatham, ASA School of Information Systems and Applied Technologies.


15 years: Kimberly Jo Sanders, Center for Rural Health-School of Medicine, Carbondale.

25 years: Deborah Harmon, College of Mass Communication and Media Arts.


10 years: Julye E. Martin, Student Health Services; Daniel Ivan Mattingly, ASA Aviation Technologies.


10 years: William Thomas Wallace, Physical Plant Service.


10 years: Shaikh Shahid Ahmed, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Laura E. Anz, Forestry; Carlen Matthew Bacon, SIU Extended Campus; Douglas L. Berger, Philosophy, Victoria Paige Bond, Library Affairs; Jessica Cindy Bradshaw, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Qiang Cheng, Computer Science; Carola Daffner, Languages, Cultures, and International Trade; Rebecca Lyn Dycus, University Housing; Buffy S. Ellsworth, Physiology-School of Medicine, Carbondale; Paul Emile Etcheverry, Physiology; Michael B. Harrell, Information Technology; Donald Lee Howard, Student Health Services; Kara Elizabeth Huff Hartz, Fisheries and Illinois Aquaculture Center; Jon O. Humphrey, Student Health Services; Thomas Ray Imboden, ASA School of Information Systems and Applied Technologies; Carolyn G. Kingcade, School of Journalism; Liliana Lefticariu, Geology; Yanna Liang, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Douglas William Lind, SIU School of Law; Lanel Dilane Love, Student Multicultural Resource Center; Kathara M. Lowndes, College of Science; James A. MacLean II, Physiology-School of Medicine, Carbondale; Eileen R. Meehan, Radio, Television, and Digital Media; Grant R. Miller, Curriculum and Instruction; Keven R. Mitchell, ASA Aviation Technologies; Howard D. Motyl, Radio, Television, and Digital Media; Jonathan Nabe, Library Affairs; Dona Joy Reese, School of Social Work; Robert Dale Shultz, Procurement Services; Joseph M. Sramek, History; Saikat Talapatra, Physics; Natalie S. Viscomi, Anatomy-School of Medicine, Carbondale; Guangxing Wang, Geography and Environmental Resources; Rodney G. Weilbaecher, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and MEDPREP/Medical Education Preparatory-School of Medicine, Carbondale; Hong Zhou, Cinema and Photography.

15 years: Sara G. Baer, Plant Biology; Lisa Booth Brooten, Radio, Television, and Digital Media; Elizabeth Chester, University Communications and Marketing; Eric C. Ferre, Geology; Boyd McLean Goodson, College of Science, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Cynthia Ann Green, Physical Plant Service; William Josh Houston, Communication Studies; Kenneth R. Hughes, Paralegal Studies; James A. Hunsaker, University Housing; Andrew William Johnson, Information Systems/Carbondale-School of Medicine, Carbondale; Sajal Lahiri, Economics;  Kanchan Mondal, Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes; Clayton K. Nielsen, Forestry and Cooperative Wildlife Research Lab; Jennifer M. Presar, School of Music; Shahram Rahimi, Computer Science; Eric M. Schauber, Zoology and Cooperative Wildlife Research Lab; Marianne Estella Shields, College of Agricultural Sciences; Nancy K. Smith, Vice Chancellor for Research; Deon A. Thompson, Graduate School; Brian C. Wagner, School of Music; Haibo Wang, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Rose Volkholz Weisburd, Printing and Duplicating Service; Dana Lynne Wise, Advanced Coal and Energy Research Center; Christopher W. Woodruff, Student Health Services; Natasha Zaretsky, History.

20 years: Lori Arlene Black, SIU Foundation Carbondale; Joseph Augustine Brown, Africana Studies; Carolyn Ann Carsrud, Intercollegiate Athletics; Joan M. Davis, ASA School of Allied Health; James Edward Flach, Workforce Education and Development; Yuqing Hou, Meyers Institute: Organic and Medicinal Chemistry; Maria V. Johnson, School of Music; Jerzy Kocik, Mathematics; Lisa Jane Lambus, Student Center; Diane Muzio, Clinical Center and Rehabilitation Institute; Brenda Sue Poston, University Housing; Norka Elisa Olga Rabinovich, Psychology; Gary D. Ray, Traffic and Parking; Debra Ann Sarvela, Center for Environmental Health and Safety; Kenneth William Stikkers, Philosophy; Alan Andrew Teska, Touch of Nature; Yvette Lynn Young, Recreational Sports and Services.

25 years: Christopher J. Gaertner, Plant and Service Operations; David John Gibson, Plant Biology; Cydney A. Griffith, ASA School of Allied Health; Rosemary Kennedy, University Housing; Jane Klucker, Graduate School; Mary Lou Norrington, Curriculum and Instruction; Kathleen Chwalisz Rigney, Psychology; Mark Robert Scally, Intercollegiate Athletics; Spyros Tragoudas, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Brenda K. Watkins, Undergraduate Admissions; John Mark Watson, Library Affairs; Judy Ann Wright, School of Social Work.

30 years: Richard W. Clough, Anatomy-School of Medicine, Carbondale; James Scot Ferraro, Physiology-School of Medicine, Carbondale; Douglas F. Fix, Microbiology; Jonathan D. Hill, Anthropology; Laurie A. Holley, Information Technology; Namdar Mogharreban, Computer Science; Debra K. Quamen, School of Medicine Carbondale Administration CORE-School of Medicine, Carbondale; Sharon Ann Smaga, Family and Community Medicine/Carbondale-School of Medicine, Springfield; Richard C. Walker, Intercollegiate Athletics.

35 years: Steven P. Esling, Geology; Jean M. McPherson, College of Science; Bradley H. Taylor, Plant Soil, and Agricultural Systems; Sharon E. Walters, Office of Assessment and Program Review.

40 years: Michael M. Lacey, Physical Plant Service; D. John McIntyre, Curriculum and Instruction.


10 years: Andrew Darrin Brookhouse, Physical Plant Service; Beth E. Comer, Cooperative Wildlife Research Lab; Jacqueline Fitzpatrick Crim, Forestry; Jeffrey Dale Furlow, Physical Plant Service; Lindsey A. Harbert, Broadcasting Service; Michael W. Heise, Physical Plant Service; Theresa Carol Hughes, Physical Plant Service; Jessica Jo Mann, University Communications and Marketing; Lonnie James Mudd, University Housing; Debbie Simpson, Physical Plant Service; Brett O. Vinson, AIS Office.

15 years: Dubravka Ban, Mathematics; Matthew Richard Barnstable, Center for Environmental Health and Safety; Michael A. Burgener, ASA Aviation Technologies and ASA Aviation Management and Flight; James F. Campanella, Information Technology; Greg Ferketich, Office of Economic and Regional Development; Lisa Kay Hottensen, Human Resources; Dennis L. Moon, Travel Service; Jura Lea Perkins, Center for Teaching Excellence; Paul David West, Bursar; Scott Lee Wright, Physical Plant Service.

20 years: Christopher Lee Evitts, Animal Science Food and Nutrition; Bruce Warren Fisher, College of Business; Jeffrey Ray Jerdon, Physical Plant Service; Mark A. Peterson, College of Business; Mildred M. Smith, College of Engineering.

25 years: Regina Fay Graff, Rainbow’s End; Penny Sue Moon, Office of the President-SIU President’s Office; David Alan Norton, Bursar; Keith Ellsworth Wilson, ASA Aviation Management and Flight.

30 years: Timothy Bogard, Institutional Research and Studies.


10 years: Mary H. Carroll, SIU Foundation Carbondale.


15 years: Judy K. Doolin, Recreational Sports and Services.


10 years: Heidi Jeanne Basler, Student Health Services; David L. Stadelbacher, Physical Plant Service.

15 years: Monte Lee Childers, Physical Plant Service.

20 years: Angela Jo Spicer, Alumni Services.

25 years: Sheryl Sue Furlow, Student Health Services.

30 years: John Fraedrich, Marketing.


10 years: Cynthia L. Harris, Curriculum and Instruction.

Creal Springs

20 years: Richard L. Gilliam, University Housing; Barry Wade Robertson, University Housing.

De Soto

10 years: Eric S. Schuler, Physical Plant Service.

15 years: Jennifer Dawn Miller, SIU Foundation Carbondale; Matthew Todd Shackleton, Intercollegiate Athletics; Thomas Wheatley, SIU University-wide Services.

20 years: Jeffrey A. Williams, Broadcasting Service.

40 years: Don Michael Redmond, Mathematics.


10 years: Andrea M. Hahn, University Communications and Marketing.

Du Quoin

10 years: Shelly Ann File, ASA School of Allied Health; Jill Marie Funk, Curriculum and Instruction.

15 years: Judy L. Jordan, English; Crystal Lynn Marlow, Graduate School; James Michael Otto, Accounting Services.

20 years Sue Ann Knapp, Office of Economic and Regional Development; Toni A. Laur, Technology; Rick Martin, Physical Plant Service; Randall Gene Popejoy, Physical Plant Service.

25 years: Ruth Ellen O’Rourke, Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.


10 years: Thomas Roy Mitchell, Student Health Services.

15 years: Roger W. Turnbough, ASA Aviation Management and Flight.

20 years: Becky Sue Burroughs, University Housing; Marilyn Sue Piper, Office of the President-SIU President’s Office.

25 years: Jeletta Lynn Brant, Philosophy.


10 years: Ruthann Marie Homeyer, Fisheries and Illinois Aquaculture Center.


10 years: Linda M. Clendenin, Student Center.

25 years: Cynthia Marie Ciganovich, SIU Foundation Carbondale.

30 years: Rita Kay VanPelt, Disability Support Services.

Granite City

10 years: Kathleen Marie Richey, SIU Extended Campus.


15 years: Robert W. Beckman, Physical Plant Service.


10 years: Stefani Nicole Hall, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-School of Medicine, Carbondale; Jennifer C. Hammonds, Family and Community Medicine/Carbondale-School of Medicine, Springfield; Richard Lee Vandoren, Accounting Services.

15 years: Sonia J. Beckmann, Plant and Service Operations.

20 years: Lourdes Albuixech, Languages, Cultures, and International Trade; Nancy Ann McDonald, Student Health Services; Julia Moore, Curriculum and Instruction; Michael Pierre Ruiz, School of Law.

25 years: Carl John Spezia, Technology.

30 years: Amy C. Boren, Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems.

35 years: John L. Sexton, Geology.


10 years: Jerome E. Grimmer, Workforce Education and Development.


20 years: Mitchell Dean Marlow, Physical Plant Service.

Johnston City

15 years: Florence Mary Dascotte, University Housing; Dennis J. Runyan, ASA Aviation Management and Flight; David Thomas Williams, Technology.

20 years: Bridgett Faye Mahan, Family and Community Medicine/Carbondale-School of Medicine, Springfield; Julie McReynolds, Budget Office.


10 years: Ying Chen, Electrical and Computer Engineering; John Thomas Davis, Student Health Services; Eric John Holzmueller, Forestry; Mona R. Hughes, Head Start Agency; Dustin James Parks, Physical Plant Service; Sylvia F. Thoms, Animal Science, Food, and Nutrition.

15 years: Satya Harpalani, Mining and Mineral Resources Engineering.

20 years: James J. Zaczek, Forestry.


10 years: Megan Crosby, Curriculum and Instruction; Jeff Scott Erwin, Travel Service; Tammy Kay Hopkins, Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes; Laura Alesia Jones, Printing and Duplicating Service; Natalie S. Sutton, Political Science; Steven Michael Walker, Physical Plant Service.

15 years: Trista Laneal Halliday, SIU Foundation Carbondale; Tracy Hosmon-Kaytor, School of Law; Tyson Wade Moore, Physical Plant Service; Tabitha Ann Stone, University College; Shirley C. Yen, University Housing; Ander Yen, University Housing.

20 years: Delores J. Donaldson, Recreational Sports and Services; Leigh Ann Keyser, Family and Community Medicine/Carbondale-School of Medicine, Springfield; Paul E. Lannom, Jr., Recreational Sports and Services.

30 years: James D. Hamilton, Jr., Budget Office.


15 years: Phyllis Sue Bowers, Physical Plant Service.


15 years: Bradley Joe Deaton, University Housing.

Mount Vernon

10 years: Ann Michele Garrett, Curriculum and Instruction.

25 years: Scott David Weber, Physical Plant Service.


10 years: Jerry Ray Atchison, Physical Plant Service.

20 years: James R. Jones, Internal Auditor, SIU University-wide Services.


10 years: Deborah A. David, Family and Community Medicine-Physician Assistant Program-School of Medicine, Carbondale; Dana Lynne Garsky, Undergraduate Admissions; Teresa G. Hughes, Registrar’s Office; Sarah Augusta Lewison, Radio, Television, and Digital Media; Noel Alexis McKinney, Head Start Agency; Amanda Christine Nelson, Physical Plant Service; Monica I. Raines, SIU University-wide Services; Sara E. Sellers, Curriculum and Instruction; Jill Elizabeth Titsworth, Head Start Agency; Dexter Lee Word; University Housing.

15 years: Glen Blackstone, Workforce Education and Development; Mark A. Brittingham, SIU School of Law; Michael W. Eichholz, Zoology and Cooperative Wildlife Research Lab; Terri Denise Elliott, Computer Science; Jacob Joel Podber, Radio, Television, and Digital Media.

20 years: Nathan Edward Black, College of Applied Sciences and Arts; Sean Michael Boyle, ASA Automotive Technology; Mary Louise Cashel, Psychology; Kimberly Kay Doellman, College of Science; Paula Sue Feigenbaum, Touch of Nature; Vera T. Gibbs, Physical Plant Service; John W. Groninger, Forestry; Leslee D. Hammers, College of Business; Gary W. Kohlenberger, Physical Plant Service; Angela Marie Moore-Swafford, University Press; Cynthia Ellen Nehring, Financial Aid Office; Michelle Stacey Rositch, Printing and Duplicating Service; Suellyn Rowden, AIS Office; Richard E. Smith, School of Art and Design; Stephanie Ann Speiser, Animal Science, Food, and Nutrition; Bernadean Wheetley, Head Start Agency.

25 years: Debra Ann Brantley, Travel Service; Paul Harold Henry, Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems; Leslie A. Mills, Office of the Chancellor; Martha Staggs Taricone, College of Liberal Arts; Stewart Paul Wessel, ASA School of Architecture.

30 years: Konstadinos I. Hatziadoniu. Electrical and Computer Engineering; Carol Manis, School of Law.


10 years: Richel Lyn Biby, University Housing; Kent A. Epplin, Student Center; Blaine M. Heisner, ASA Automotive Technology; Christina J. Mathis, University Communications and Marketing.

15 years: Jennifer Janet Batson, Human Resources.


10 years: Robin Joy Ellis, Student Center.

30 years: Deborah J. Gearhart, University Honors Program.


10 years: Brian Keith Watson, Physical Plant Service.


10 years: Brittany J. McElroy, Automotive Technology.


15 years: Ricky Dean Zander, Physical Plant Service.


10 years: Kristy K. Owen, Office of Technology Transfer, SIU University-wide Services.


10 years: Robert D. Jany, Physical Plant Service; Jacquelyn Sue Lindenberg, Student Health Services.

15 years: Richard J. Bauer, Printing and Duplicating Service.


10 years: Alicia M. Lindhorst, Curriculum and Instruction.


15 years: Keith W. Modglin, Student Center.

25 years: Michael Allen Shelton, Information Technology.

West Frankfort

15 years: Tammy K. Weston, Workforce Education and Development; Marion Allan Willmore, Department of Public Safety.

30 years: Gaye L. Butler, Family and Community Medicine/Carbondale-School of Medicine, Springfield.


10 years: Belinda L. Kirgan, Office of Teacher Education.


20 years: Richard Earl Jarvis, Procurement Services.



25 years: Karen M. Nagyiski, Technology Off-Campus Degree Programs


Cape Girardeau

20 years: Arlene A. Tan, Achieve Program.

30 years: Barbara Elizabeth Hagler, Workforce Education and Development.

St. Louis

25 years: Peter B. Smith, ASA School of Architecture.


Falls City

10 years: Yasuko Taoka, Languages, Cultures, and International Trade.



10 years: Mark A. Rivero, ASA School of Architecture.