November 23, 2020

Virtual ceremony will recognize 69 retired SIU Carbondale employees

by Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale will recognize 69 retired employees for their service to the university in a virtual ceremony on Dec. 4.

The virtual event will take place at 9 a.m. Chancellor Austin A. Lane will introduce the program and the university’s vice chancellors and deans will announce the honorees from their respective areas via Zoom. Anyone may watch the program live via a link on YouTube. Retirees and service employees will receive their pins and certificates after the event.

The recognition is for university employees who retired between Aug. 1, 2019 and July 31, 2020.

The retirees had 1,397 years of combined experience with the university. Of these retirees, 26 had 20 to 29 years of service; nine employees had 30 to 34 years of service; one employee had 38 years of service and another employee retired with 45 years of service.

Employees being honored, listed by hometown, department and years of service, are:


Alto Pass

Lori Linn Reed-Robertson, Registrar’s Office, 28 years.


Vicki R. Lang-Mendenhall, Touch of Nature, 15 years.

Robert Warshawsky, School of Human Sciences, 23 years.


Monica Lyn Russell, School of Health Sciences, 21 years.


Don E. Patton, MEDPREP/Medical Education Preparatory-School of Medicine, Carbondale, 17 years.


Serge Abrate, Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes, 25 years.

Sandra Nagel Beebe, School of Health Sciences, 20 years.

Zenetta McDaniel Coleman, University Honors Program, 9 years.

Robin D. Cooper, University Housing, 30 years.

Sally A. Ellis, University Housing, 25 years.

Steven P. Esling, School of Earth Systems and Sustainability, 38 years.

Jeffrey K. Goh, Information Technology, 25 years.

Lalit Gupta, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 33 years.

Todd C. Headrick, Counseling, Quantitative Methods, and Special Education, 20 years.

Jonathan D. Hill, Anthropology, 33 years.

Philip C. Howze, Library Affairs, 20 years.

Cheng-Ching Lin, AIS Office, 19 years.

Mila L. Maring-Sims, Physiology-School of Medicine, Carbondale, 1 year.

Michelle Y. McLernon, Public Health and Recreation Professions, 19 years.

Candace M. Powell, Family and Community Medicine-Physician Assistant Program-School of Medicine, Carbondale, 28 years.

Julie Kathleen Ray, Student Health Services, 15 years.

Susan M. Rimmer, School of Earth Systems and Sustainability, 10 years.

Mark Robert Scally, Intercollegiate Athletics, 27 years.

Deborah V. Tudor, College of Mass Communication and Media Arts, 14 years.

Mary J. Wallace, Information Technology, 34 years.


John Thomas Allen, Department of Public Safety, 30 years.

Regina Fay Graff, Rainbow’s End, 28 years.

Jeffrey Ray Jerdon, Physical Plant Service, 22 years.

Barbara Ann Lipe, College of Applied Sciences and Arts, 19 years.

Elizabeth Kay Vanzandt, Physical Plant Service, 19 years.


Valerie Jo Munson, School of Law, 10 years.


Billy C. Cheek, ASA Aviation Technologies, 9 years.

Linda Diane Laird, Department of Public Safety, 24 years.

De Soto

Stephen R. Sinkhorn, Information Technology, 11 years.


Joan Cecelia Bauer, Workforce Education and Development, 3 years.

Du Quoin

Lora Lee Schmidt, Student Health Services, 8 years.

Joseph Kent Wolfe, Physical Plant Service, 18 years.

Du Bois

Robert W. Zoeckler, Physical Plant Service, 10 years.

East Carondelet

Charlotte Marie Terry, University Housing, 10 years.


Becky Sue Burroughs, University Housing, 24 years.

Julie Lynne Childers, Printing and Duplicating Service, 24 years.

Fox River Grove

Cathleen E. Resman, SIU Extended Campus, 5 years.


Christopher Scott Miller, Department of Public Safety, 28 years.


Michael A. Wright, Physical Plant Service, 20 years.


Wanda Fay Bush, University Housing, 23 years.

Julie Ann Francis, Rainbow’s End, 16 years.

Carolyn J. Harmon, School of Health Sciences, 10 years.

Johnston City

John K. Dobbins, ASA School of Architecture, 30 years.


Cheri W. Kelly, Family and Community Medicine-Physician Assistant Program-School of Medicine, Carbondale, 26 years.

Robin Rhuenell Vaughn, Student Health Services, 19 years.


Lonnie I. Barnes, Physical Plant Service, 9 years.

Laura T. Gimmy, Disability Support Services, 14 years.

Lisa Ann Rainey, College of Engineering, 29 years.

Jean Karen Stift, Center for International Education, 12 years.


James R. Jones, Internal Auditor-SIU University-wide Services, 23 years.


Cynthia Sue Alexander, SIU School of Law, 31 years.

Scott Wayne Brandon, Physical Plant Service, 19 years.

Konstadinos I. Hatziadoniu, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 33 years.

Norman L. Lach, ASA School of Architecture, 45 years.

Frederick David Stull, Physical Plant Service, 11 years.

Martha Staggs Taricone, Undergraduate Advisement, 28 years.

Bernadean Wheetley, Head Start Agency, 22 years.


Karen Elaine Moskoff, Student Health Services, 26 years.

Tunnel Hill

Jodi Lyn Miley, Physics, 11 years.


James S. Baker, Physical Plant Service, 6 years.


Robert Duane Hayes, Physical Plant Service, 7 years.



Melinda Ann Purcell, College of Mass Communication and Media Arts, 33 years.


Kansas City

Xiaodong Jung, ASA School of Information Systems and Applied Technology, 19 years.


Port Jefferson

Anthony Joseph Steinbock, Philosophy, 24 years.