Longtime employees to be inducted into 25 Year Club

contact: Jeanne Baron
| WMU News
Attendees inducted during the 2013 25 Year Club Gala.

Attendees inducted during the 2013

25 Year Club Gala.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—A total of 53 people, all but one who began their service to Western Michigan University in 1989, will be inducted into the 25 Year Club during a December gala honoring longtime employees.

The event, which includes dinner, begins at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the Bernhard Center's East Ballroom. Reservations are due Friday, Nov. 14.

The annual event honors employees who have built their careers at WMU. Invitations have been mailed to members of the club.

With the 2014 class of inductees in place, the 25 Year Club includes 471 active employees and 731 retired employees for a total of 1,202 members. The membership list is posted online at wmich.edu/hr/25yearclub.

This year's inductees

  • Joyce A. Alexander, finance assistant, payroll and disbursements
  • Ronald S. Bell, key core technician, public safety
  • Kristina Berns, building project specialist, building custodial and support services
  • Missy M. Bininger, manager, Help Desk and University Call Center, Office of Information Technology
  • Richard T. Boyd, utility specialist, power plant
  • Mary J. Carpenter, gardener, landscape services
  • Ray T. Cool, assistant professor of human performance and health education
  • James C. Cotton, network programmer, Office of Information Technology
  • Gary M. Custer, ice technician II, Lawson Ice Arena
  • Rex J. DeVriess, cement finisher, landscape services
  • Kirk B. Dillery, energy systems specialist, maintenance services
  • Jean Douglas, coordinator circulation/reserve services, University Libraries
  • Clifton E. Ealy, professor of mathematics
  • Nancy Eimers, professor of English
  • Timothy A. Ender, telecom service representative, Office of Information Technology
  • Karim Essani, professor of biological sciences
  • Robert R. Eversole, master faculty specialist of biological sciences
  • Sherrie Y. Fuller, assistant director, Division of Multicultural Affairs
  • Denise M. Gardiner, office associate, landscape services
  • Richard A. Gershon, professor of communication
  • Ajay K. Gupta, professor of computer science
  • Paul Hildenbrand, coordinator of community college recruitment and advising, Haworth College of Business
  • Michelle E. Hruska, executive assistant, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Lynn N. Johnson, professor of teaching, learning and educational studies
  • Rand H. Johnson, professor of world languages and literatures
  • Paul A. Johnston Jr., professor of English
  • Judith Jones, office assistant, Office of Admissions
  • Emanuel Y. Kamber, professor of physics
  • Robert Landeros, chair and professor of management
  • Deanna L. Mergen-Henry, attendant, West Hills Athletic Club
  • Anna Lee Miller, office coordinator, sociology
  • David R. Miller, refrigeration repairperson, maintenance services
  • Carol Mountjoy, assistant director service response, Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Joshua Naranjo, professor of statistics
  • Cherie S. Neumann, custodian, building custodial and support services
  • John O. Norman, associate professor of history
  • Joyce A. Parsons, executive assistant, Office of the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management
  • Allan C. Poole, customer success project lead, Office of Information Technology
  • Silvia Roederer, professor of music
  • John J. Rook, licensed electrician, maintenance services
  • Kandeiss-Toi Ross, human resources assistant, Human Resources
  • Susan R. Stapleton, dean of the Graduate College
  • Sharacene R. Sutton, building project specialist, building custodial and support services
  • Ieva M. Sverns, coordinator of central supply (retired), Sindecuse Health Center
  • Alison K. Thor, coordinator of reference service (retired), University Libraries
  • Scott W. Thornburg, professor of music
  • Carla S. Truppa, custodian, building custodial and support services
  • Kevin L. Villadsen, carpenter, maintenance services
  • Jung-Chao Wang, associate professor of statistics
  • Laura C. Weber, risk analyst, business services
  • Carolyn J. Wiley, utility food worker, Valley No. 1 Dining Service
  • Craig E. Wolford, financial systems analyst, accounting
  • Victor C. Xiong, professor of history

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