SRU recognizes employee service at annual ceremony


President Behre and Lalanda Stromp

Lalanda Stromp, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of hospitality, event management and tourism, was recognized by SRU President William Behre for her 45 years of service at the University’s Employee Service Recognition ceremony, April 2.

April 3, 2019

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Since Lalanda Stromp joined Slippery Rock University in 1974, two things have remained consistent: SRU's culture of caring and its commitment to its students.

"What an exciting journey to have the support I've received over the years from faculty and staff but working with our marvelous students is what makes it all worthwhile," Stromp said following the University's annual Employee Service Recognition ceremony.

Stromp, an assistant professor of hospitality, event management and tourism, along with 108 colleagues were honored for their combined 1,870 years of service to the University at an April 2 ceremony in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.

"This recognition is a nice feeling, and to have so many people recognized (for milestones shows) that this is a great place to work. I hope people realized how fortunate we are to work at Slippery Rock University. There's always ups and downs, but isn't that life? I count my blessings every day," she said.

Stromp, who will retire later this year, was gifted a lamp from the University and other employees with milestone were awarded pins and plaques.

SRU President William Behre, who served as host for the event, told the audience, "Our students bring us together, but our faculty and staff fulfill our mission to educate and guide our students. The relationships our faculty and staff build and the teamwork we show are the cornerstone to the success of the University. This ceremony is just one way that we thank our employees for their dedication to our institution."

As part of the ceremonies, Patti Doyle, purchasing agent, and Catherine Massey, professor of psychology, were presented President's Awards for Outstanding Service. In addition to a plaque, each honoree was awarded $1,000.

The following SRU employees were recognized with milestone awards:

10 years
• Karen Baker
• Stephanie Bell
• Brenda Best
• Michael Boone
• Jody Brandon
• Renee Coyne
• Anita Culley
• Denise D'Amore
• Stentor Danielson
• Jeremy Dicus
• Martin Donahue
• Heather Getsay
• Leigh Ann Gilmore
• Nicole Hahna
• Heike Hartmann
• Jonathan Holtz
• Stacy Hrizo
• Dallas Jackson
• David Krayesky
• Jason Kush
• Beth Larouere
• Donald LeFevre
• Rebecca Lindey
• Kathleen Melago
• Melissa Nard-Mitchell
• Lisa Patricelli
• Sherry Patton
• Marnie Petray-Covey
• Li Pu
• Christine Riding
• Michael Rivera
• Todd Roxberry
• Paul Scanlon
• Joseph Simmons
• Jeffrey Smith
• Kenneth Snyder
• Roger Solano
• Bryan Spory
• Erin Strain
• Jason Stuart
• Mary Ann Thurkettle
• Mark VanLieu
• Laura Vernon
• Lorraine Vinsky
• Lisa Weinzetl
• Linda Zane

15 years
• Tiffany Aloi
• Jennifer Carben
• David Champion
• Wayne Cochran
• Andrew Colvin
• Frank Davis
• Wendy Fagan
• Claudia Fischer
• Dianne Frampton
• Athula Herat
• Heather Hertel
• Robert Isherwood
• Deborah Kosciuszko
• Wenhao Liu
• Jaya Mani
• Clifford Mellott
• Christine Pease-Hernandez
• Julie Snow
• Anthony Stoner
• Joseph Timko
• Christine Walsh
• Donald Zapien
• Traci Zillifro

20 years
• Jacqueline Berkstresser
• Paul Birckbichler
• Timothy Croll
• Cheryl Dolan
• Grace Hajave
• Shawn Lutz
• Henry Magusiak
• Bradley Montag
• Linda Rihel
• Todd Simmers
• Douglas Wallace
• Jeffrey Ward
• James Yeamans

25 years
• Joyce Basham
• Christopher Cole
• Michael Ignelzi
• Paul Lueken
• Bruce Martin
• Patricia Pierce

30 years
• Tracy Allison
• Dianne Broad
• Joseph Cali
• Gino Cicconi
• Patti Doyle
• Laura Hawkins
• Marcia Kotek
• Beverly Lumley
• Pamela Miller
• Carol Rissmiller
• Kimberly Sauders
• Ben Shaevitz
• John Snyder
• Sharon Sykora

35 years
• Thomas Elder
• Elise Grabner
• Timothy Harlan
• Robin Mowry
• James Strickland

40 years
• William Sigmund

45 years
• Lalanda Stromp

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