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June 14, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU presents 56 staff service awards

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -Slippery Rock University honored 56 staff employees recently for their years of dedicated service. "We thank you for your hard work, your dedication and your service," said SRU President Cheryl Norton.

She also recognized those who worked on May's dual commencement ceremonies for their outstanding efforts.

Norton reviewed her recent State of the University address to faculty telling staff members at the Staff Service Awards Luncheon that while the University faces challenges "we have plans in place to meet those challenges and to continue to grow in ways that will benefit our students."

Norton reported on enrollment, financial issues, continuing energy conservation and a continuing commitment to non-traditional learners and transfer students. She urged everyone to continue to market the University by citing its "excellent academic programs, the quality of our campus experience, the work of outstanding faculty and the overall value of a Rock Solid Education."

She told staff of recent accomplishments and accolades earned by SRU, saying, "SRU has recently been cited as a College of Distinction, been included in The Princeton Reviews' Guide to 322 Green College, named to The 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and recognized by U.S. News and World Report as 'one of the top 100 regional universities in the North,' among other honors."

Lapel pins were presented to those in the 10-, 15- and 20-year service categories. Medallions were presented to 25-year awardees, while handcrafted metal plates were presented in the 30-year service category and wall plaques were presented to those with 35-years service.

Those honored by years of service were:

35-years service:

Stacey Booth, College of Health, Environment and Science

Judith Callahan, Student Accounts

Linda Forrest, Special Education

Pearl Shaffer, Alumni Engagement

30-years service:

Julie Lutz, Admissions

Amy McCamey, College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts

25-years service:

Dennis Buffington, Accounting Services

Mark Combine, Purchasing

Janet Flecker, Health Services

Susan Hannam, College of Health, Environment and Science

Suzanne Kildoo, Accounts Payable

Constance Laughner, Enrollment Services

Elaine Trufley-Young, Facilities and Planning

Thomas Watson, Facilities and Planning

20-years service:

Kristina Chiprean, Health Services

Karl Fisher, University Police

Gemma Fotia, Athletics

Edward Grossman, Facilities and Planning

Douglas Leone, Information and Administrative Technology Services

Kathleen Manning, Library

Tina Moser, President's Office

Linda Passauer, Information and Administrative Technology Services

John Press, Information and Administrative Technology Services

James Revesz, Contracts

Gina Severino, Facilities and Planning

Barbara Stahlman, Facilities and Planning

Andrew Wilson, Construction Design and Management

15-years service:

Eric Dittmer, Athletics

Brian Graham, Residence Life

Janice Hinchberger, University Police

Roger Knight, University Police

Matthew Meredith, Athletics

Soon Sankey, Facilities and Planning

Gregory Sferra, Campus Recreation

Windy Stafford, University Police

Lisa Theodorson, Career Education and Development

10-years service:

Kevin Currie, Residence Life

Linda Enis, Facilities and Planning

Brenda Fedokovitz, Elementary Education/Early Childhood

Karla Fonner, Women's Center

Barbara Haizlett, Health Services

Debra Hockenberry, Student Affairs Administration

Cathy Howryla, Counseling Center

Cynthia Kneubehl, Health Services

Donald Marterella, Facilities and Planning

Robert Martz, University Police

Bonnie McConnell, Facilities and Planning

Holly McCoy, Diversity and Equal Opportunity

Jessamine Michaels, Diversity and Inclusion

Perry Petricca, University Police

William Porter, Facilities and Planning

George Straub, University Police

Philip Tramdack, Library

Deborah White, College of Business, Information and Social Sciences

Michael White, Enrollment Services

Charlene Winslow, College of Education

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.