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2008 Employee Distinguished Performance Awards
ceremony to take place May 5
May 2, 2008 --
University in Jonesboro will hold its 15th annual service recognition
and distinguished performance awards program Monday, May 5, for
classified and non-classified personnel. The ceremony will be held at 2
p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium, and will be followed by a reception in the Heritage Lounge.
This program was
initiated in 1994 to recognize outstanding job performance and long-time
service by the university’s non-faculty employees.
Seven employees will receive Distinguished Performance Awards in their
respective employment categories. The employees, their departments, and
their employment categories were: Clay Hurn,
Facilities Management, Central Receiving, clerical/secretarial;
Dr. Glen Jones, Academic Affairs and Research, Office of the Vice
managerial/administrator; David Handwork,
Facilities Management, Engineering Services, non-faculty professional;
Hester Hall, Facilities Management, custodial services, service/maintenance; Randy Ryan, Residence Life,
skilled trades; Kimberley Marshall,
Department of Biological Sciences, technical/paraprofessional; and Sarah
Cash, Student Union, customer service.
The Customer Service
Award is determined based upon nominations by ASU students. Each winner
of the Distinguished Performance Award will receive a plaque and a savings
retirees (retirement dates May 2, 2007-April 30, 2008) will be honored.
Those individuals are: Sandy Benesh, University Advancement;
Kenneth Burrow, Facilities Management;
Dorothy Brown, Student Union; Sue Carver, College of
Business; Martha Flugstad, Information Technology Services;
Ann Ford, Facilities Management; Barbara Harrell, Library;
Linda Hester, Facilities Management; Dr. Rafik Jacob,
Counseling Center; Julie Linnstaedter, Research and Technology
Transfer; James McCoy, University Police; J.D. Melson,
Facilities Management; Dr. Herman Strickland, University College;
Kathlyn Yarbrough, College of Business.
employees were cited for 30 years of service, and they are: Carol
Barnhill, Procurement Services; Phareta Calkin, Printing
Services; Sharon Griffin, Library; Lola Langley,
Procurement Services; Dr. Jenifer Rice-Mason, Disability
Services; Renee O'Connor, Fine Arts Dean's Office; and Lanny
Tinker, Facilities Management.
Three employees were recognized for 25 years of service. They are Shelia Hill,
Kathryn Jones, and Peggy Hunt.
Employees recognized for 20 years of
Mary Jane Bradley,
Bettye McKinney, Sandra Bramblett, Richard Neeley,
Peggy Britt, Ed
Rayburn, Mark Clark, Steve Riga, Jane Ann Craft,
Teresa Ryan, Carolyn
Douglas, Rusty Stroud, Elizabeth Flanagan, Elizabeth Veara,
Pat Glascock, Kathy Ward, Judy McCay, and Marilyn Wilhide.
Employees recognized for
years of service include:
Massie, Richard Bergener, Kathy
Mathes, Bill Brown, Michelle
Morgan, Sandra Clements, Barbara
Pearson, Shane Copeland, Terry
Phipps, Jimmy Crocker, Ed Ponder, Patrick Dixon,
Sandra Prine, Beverly Edens, Lori
Roach, Danna Evans, Jackie
Rorex, Frederick Tracy Farmer, Jill Simons, Dr. Robert Franklin,
Tate, Tami Freeman, Gregory
Thornburg, Brenda Hawkins, Vicki
Walker, Craig Johnson, Sandra Whitmire, Mark A. Loveland,
and Samantha Young.