WMU inducts 38 employees into 25 Year Club
Dec. 1, 2001
KALAMAZOO -- Thirty-eight faculty and staff members who have completed 25 years of service at Western Michigan University were eligible for induction into WMU's 25 Year Club at the annual gala held Tuesday, No. 27, at the Bernhard Center.
The club, which now has 330 active and 419 retired members, was founded in 1982 with 98 charter members.
Those eligible for induction this year were: Diana K. Allen, custodian in physical plantbuilding custodial and support services; Eva F. Blades, custodian in physical plantbuilding custodial and support services; Charles A. Boos, manager of technical computing services for the Office of Information TechnologyTelecommunications; Willard E. Breur, stock clerk in physical plant-logistical services; Greg J. Brown, custodian in physical plantbuilding custodial and support services;
Thomas E. Campbell, equipment operator II with physical plantlandscape services; Charon Lynn Carver, academic advisor in the College of Education; Brenda L. Case-Parris, office coordinator for Career and Student Employment Services; Richard G. Cooper, associate professor of occupational therapy; Janice L. Dekker, academic advisor in the School of Community Health Services;
Charles J. Dineen, pipe fitter with physcial plantutilities; Marilyn V. Duke, director of the Academic Skills Center; Christin Fawley-Zehner, first cook in Valley #1 dining service; Jane V. Ferguson, office assistant in the School of Social Work; R. Wayne Fuqua, chairperson of the Department of Psychology; Diana L. Garnaat, custodian with physical plantbuilding custodial and support services; John S. Geisler, professor of counselor education and counseling psychology; Janice R. Harbach, office assistant in the Department of Occupational Therapy, Salim K. Harik, associate professor emeritus of economics; Dona G. Icabone, associate professor of educational studies;
Ahmad D. Issa, professor of finance and commercial law; Laura Latulippe, director of the Career English Language Center for International Students; Ruth E. Mader, finance assistant at the Bernhard Center; Gary Mathews, professor of social work; Pamela J. Miller, office assistant in the Office of Teacher Certification; James E. Mort, business operations analyst with the Office of the Vice President for Business and Finance; Mark S. Rafferty, manager of cash operations for University Dining Services;
Marian L. Rosser, office coordinator for the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences; Barbara Shouse, senior admissions counselor with International Student Services; Caroline L. Smith, custodian in physical plantbuilding custodial and support services; Thomas J. Sopjes, plumber with physical plantmaintenance services; Baiba Z. Stepe, business manager for Auxiliary Enterprises;
Leo J. Stevenson, associate professor of finance and commercial law; Lovette J. Teichert, associate academic career specialist for the Career English Language Center for International Students; Edward L. Trembley, professor emeritus of counselor education and counseling psychology; Jon H. VanderMeer, manager of customer service for the Office of Information TechnologyTelecommunications; Mary Ann Vernia, supervisor in physical plantbuilding custodial and support services; and David A. Witt, coordinator of business media services for the Haworth College of Business.
The 25 Year Club was established by the WMU Board of Trustees as a way to recognize the valuable contributions made to the University by its employees who have committed their careers to WMU. New members receive a 25-year service pin and framed certificate, and they may choose from a selection of commemorative gifts. New, active and retired members are guests of the University for the evening.
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