20th Annual Recognition Celebration

April 6, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan University recently honored several of its employees at the Twentieth Annual Recognition Banquet held on April 4.

President Richard F. Wilson welcomed the honorees at the dinner and the IWU Jazz Ensemble performed under the direction of Professor of Music Thomas “Doc” Streeter, who in his fortieth year of service to the University, is retiring.

In addition to Streeter, 15 retiring employees were recognized: Warren Beyer (Physical Plant), Charlotte Brown (Philosophy), Connie Dennis (School of Nursing), Katherine Dyson (Physical Plant), Art Killian (Physical Plant), Peter Kroutil (Physical Plant, Gaylynn Meek (Physical Education), Sharie Metcalfe (School of Nursing), Ted Morris (Philosophy), Jo Porter (Office of Advancement), Nancy Schmidgall (IWU Bookstore) Sammy Scifres (School of Music), Terry Tanner (Physical Plant), Mike Vinson (Physical Plant) and Gary Wilcoxson (Physical Plant).

Celebrating special anniversary milestones were: Paul Bushnell (History Department, forty-fifth anniversary), Streeter (fortieth anniversary), Leanne Cox (Office of the Registrar, thirty-fifth anniversary), Doyle Martin (Physical Plant, thirty-fifth anniversary).  Special anniversary milestones for thirty years of service at IWU included:  Chuck Adam (Security Department), Randy Crow, (Physical Plant), Celeste Flachsbart (Office of Advancement), Eric Nelson (Physical Plant), Steve Peterson (Physical Plant), Tim Rettich (Chemistry Department) and Schmidgall.

Others recognized for their anniversaries were:

25th Year:  Debra Adams (Arnold Health Services), Mark Albright (Physical Plant), Jan Alvis (Admissions), Warren Beyer (Physical Plant), Melvyn Jeter (Mathematics and Computer Science), Dennis Martel (Physical Education), Jim Matthews (Modern and Classical Languages and Literature), Meek (Physical Education), Kathleen O’Gorman (English), Jerry Olson (Business Administration).

20th Year:  Wes Chapman (English), Carl Gillis (Physical Plant), Tian-Xiao He (Mathematics and Computer Science), Narendra Jaggi (Physics), Curtis Kelch (Information Technology), Mary Leach (Office of Advancement), Patrick McLane (Information Technology), Carole Myscofski (Religion), Jo Porter (Office of Advancement), Alison Sainsbury, (English), Steve Seibring (Office of Advancement) and David Vayo (School of Music).

15th Year:  Susie Balser (Biology), David Bollivar (Biology), Irv Epstein (Educational Studies), Marc Featherly (University Communications), Scott Ferguson (School of Music), George Krippenstapel (School of Music), Tom Lutze (History), Paul McNamara (Publications, Printing & Mailing Services), Ram Mohan (Chemistry), Kim Nelson-Brown (Physical Education), Pat Neustel (Office of the Associate Provost), Stacey Shimizu (International Office), Gabe Spalding (Physics), Cathy Spitz (Human Resources) and Chuck Springwood (Sociology and Anthropology).

10th Year:  David Barrett (Physical Education), Nancy Current (Business Office), Lynda Duke (The Ames Library), Sonja Fritzsche (Modern and Classical Languages and Literature), Cindy Langert (Financial Aid), Paul Menendez (Physical Plant), Weldon Moldenhauer (Physical Plant), Susan Savage (Business Office), Brian Sheehan (The Ames Library), Amy Sutter (The Ames Library), Steve Sylvester (Physical Plant), Linda Tuttle (Business Office), Cesar Valverde (Hispanic Studies) and Julie Wood (The Ames Library).

5th Year:  Laurine Brown (Environmental Studies), Londa Dunlap (Human Resources), Robert Erlewine (Religion), Deb Halperin (Grant-funded Programs), Christine Horner (The Ames Library), Lonnie Hornke (Physical Plant), Dan Isaia (Physical Plant), Ryan Johnson (Residential Life), Matthew Kurz (University Communications), Julie Lappin (English), Brenda Lessen (School of Nursing), Emily Miller (Physical Education), Bryan Moore (Physical Plant), Pam Randol (Business Office), Ron Rose (Physical Education), Roshaunda Ross ( Multicultural Affairs), Khair Sadrud-Din (Admissions), Trevor Sierra (Alumni Relations), Jeremy Spencer (Wellness Program), Troy Steidinger (Physical Plant), Kyria Van Hoveln ( Business Administration) and Brian Walter (Biology).

Contact: Sherry Wallace, (309) 556-3181