ESU Faculty and Staff Recognized for Years of Service
Photo: Seven ESU employees were selected by faculty, staff and students to be recognized throughout the 2015-2016 academic year as an “ESyoU” honoree for demonstrating student-centered service. From left: Linda VanMeter, Ph.D., Nancy Weaver, Ph.D., Bob Cohen, Ph.D., President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., Peter Pruim, Ph.D., Lourdes O’Kane, and Margaret Ball, D.M.A. (Not pictured: Erica Brilhart.) President Welsh presented Dr. Cohen with the ESyoU Employee of the Year award as a result of a poll conducted via social media.
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania honored 63 employees for their service and dedication during the annual Employee Recognition Ceremony on April 27. Employee service ranges from 10 to 40 years.
“It is great to see such a nice cross-section of campus represented during this year’s recognition ceremony,” said ESU President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D. “Some of this year’s honorees teach in the broad range of disciplines across the curriculum, while others provide administrative support services or student services, make sure this campus is in pristine condition or serve the campus by keeping our technology running smoothly. The work by all of these individuals is important for both recruiting and retaining our students and in successfully fulfilling the university’s mission.”
ESU honorees include:
40 Years of Service: Bob Moses, residence life & housing.
35 Years of Service: James Emert, computer science; Patrick Monaghan, residence life & housing; Thomas Read, building care services; and Mike Terwilliger, coach.
30 Years of Service: Marleen Dymond, Kemp Library; Mary Tod Gray, nursing; Peter Hawkes, college of arts & sciences; Donna Hodge, psychology; Gregory Hynds, building maintenance; Douglas Keiper, building maintenance; and Herbert Weigand, art + design.
25 Years of Service: Sally Duffy, student enrollment center; Steven Godin, health studies; Kelly Harrison, athletic training; Wayne Heller, building maintenance; Geryl Kinsel, student enrollment center; Thomas LaDuke, biological sciences; Anne Lesh, facilities management; William Loffredo, chemistry; Susan O’Hearn, theatre; Fernando Perez, academic enrichment & learning; Nunzio “Paul” Schembari, mathematics; and Luis Vidal, instructional support.
20 Years of Service: Robert Barth, computing & communication services; Margaret Benson, early childhood & elementary education; Shala Davis, exercise science and graduate college; Sussie Eshun, psychology; Sandra Gordon, university health services; Nancy Jo Greenawalt, intercollegiate athletics; Roger Hammond, energy & plant services; Mary Ann Lugo, student enrollment center; Claranne Mathiesen, nursing; Rita Plotnicki, theatre; Kim Sandt, business office; and Michael Southwell, academic affairs.
15 Years of Service: Mary DeVito, computer science; Clotilde Fitzsimmons, student enrollment center; Caryn Fogel, university relations; Stephanie French, theatre Jan Hoffman, academic enrichment & learning; Mary Kiernan-Antonioli, Upward Bound; Kevin MacIntire, building care services; James Maroney, theatre; Robert Mishkula, energy & plant services; Leslie Raser, institutional research; Tami Selby, institutional research; and Grant Young, building maintenance.
10 Years of Service: Sara Ali, admissions; Paul Andricosky, building care services; Carlos Aussie, university police & safety; Fred Bernstein, computing & communication services; Ryan Fenical, campus care; Andrew Johnson, mailroom, receiving & distribution center; Steven LaBadie, university relations; Sarah Lavra, admissions; Roberta Lewis, student enrollment center; Lavar Peterson, computing & communication services; Eugene Powell, energy & plant services; Ivan Rosado, facilities management; Ramon Seda, university police & safety; Rhonda Sutton, reading; and Benny Ukaj, mailroom, receiving & distribution center.
President Welsh also took the opportunity to present additional awards to campus personnel during this ceremony. More than 75 individuals were acknowledged for earning ESU’s “Burgy’s Best” nominations. The “Burgy’s Best” program is one that allows faculty, students and staff to recognize the outstanding work of their peers and excellence in service to the students and the campus. Two individuals earned special honors from the president for having received more than 10 award nominations throughout the 2015-2016 academic year. They were: Mary Ann Lugo, student enrollment center, and Mary Rodriguez, Kemp Library.
The final award of the event was the “ESyoU” Employee of the Year. This year’s honor was bestowed on one of seven candidates who were nominated by faculty, staff and students to be recognized throughout the 2015-2016 academic year for demonstrating student-centered service. The 2016 ESyoU award was presented to Robert Cohen, professor and chair of physics and president of University Senate. Other ESyoU honorees were: Margaret Ball, theatre; Erica Brilhart, enrollment management; Lourdes O’Kane, human resources management; Peter Pruim, philosophy & religious studies; Linda VanMeter, office of accessible services individualized for students; and Nancy Weaver, student affairs.