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Winners of ASU’s Distinguished Performance Awards are: (front, from left) Peggy Britt, Beverley Mixon, Shelley Sailor, and Linda Bryant; (back) Roger Anderson, Willie LaGrone, Al Stoverink, and Chris Enger.

Distinguished Performance Awards
presented to ASU employees

May 3, 2007 --
Arkansas State University in Jonesboro conducted its 14th annual service recognition and distinguished performance awards program Thursday for classified and non-classified personnel. The program in the Student Union Auditorium was 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.

Eight employees received Distinguished Performance Awards in their respective employment categories. The employees, their departments, and their employment categories were: Peggy Britt, Office of Development, clerical/secretarial;
Al Stoverink, Facilities Management, executive managerial/administrator; Chris Enger, Human Resources, non-faculty/professional; Willie LaGrone, Student Union night manager, service/maintenance; Roger Anderson, Skilled Trades worker, Residence Life, skilled crafts; Beverley A. Mixon, Accounting Tech II, Residence Life, technical/paraprofessional; Linda Bryant, Finance, part-time; Shelley Sailor, Research Assistant, Department of Nursing, 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 bond.

Eight employees were cited for 30 years of service, and they are: Regina Bowman, assistant sports information director, Athletics; Ron Carroll, head athletic trainer, Athletics; Linda Collins, library academic technician II, Library; Hester L. Hall, custodial supervisor II, Facilities Management; Dwain Lutrell, management project analyst I, Finance; James C. McCoy, public safety officer II, University Police; Patricia Carol Tinsley, administrative secretary, Career Services; and Randal Wallace, skilled trades worker, Facilities Management.

Thirteen employees were recognized for 25 or more years of service, and they are: Greg Chance, news director, KASU radio station; Martha E. Flugstadt, systems programmer ll, Information and Technology Services; Janet K. Hardin, director, payroll services, Payroll; Paula Lynn, instructor/advisor, Wilson Center for Advising and Learning Assistance; Mike Johnson, director of farms, Agriculture; Robin Kaloghirou, director of student aid, Financial Aid; Sue B. Marlay, director, Office of International Programs; Doug Mathis, plant warehouse foreman, Facilities Management; J.D. Melton, skilled trades worker, Facilities Management; Joseph P. Rolfe, skilled trades worker, Facilities Management; Janice L. Smith, assistant registrar, Office of the Registrar; Charlene Walton, cashier, Office of the Treasurer; and Charlie L. Watson, skilled trades worker, Facilities Management.

In addition, 9 employees were recognized for 20 years of service. The employees are: Jerry F. Bailey, skilled trades worker, Facilities Management; Lesa D. Carmack, assistant director/booking manager, Convocation Center; Karen L. Daniels, assistant registrar, Office of the Registrar; Timothy L. Dean, director, Convocation Center; Gary Holder, skilled trades supervisor, Facilities Management; Jan Nelms, library academic tech lll, Library; June Taylor, operations/radio production engineer, KASU radio station; Dr. Richard P. Wang, department chair, Political Science; Dr. Whitney Williams, program director, Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

Three employees who have retired or will retire during this fiscal year were recognized. They are Bill Kidd, Facilities Management, Stanley Schmidt, Facilities Management, and Charlie L. Watson, Facilities Management.

An additional 19 employees were recognized for 10 years of service. They are: Dr. Brady M. Banta, archivist, Library; Mary Jo Bohrman, accounting tech ll, College of Education; Michael Bowman, director of distance learning, Center for Regional Programs; Alison R. Cradduck, custodial worker l; Residence Life; Deborah A. Davis, computer tech I, Testing; Denny Edwards, coordinator, Center for Regional Programs; Lisa C. Glasco, computer tech ll, Procurement Services; Christopher Shane Johnston, computer support specialist III, Information and Technology Services; William Kraus, project engineer, Delta Center for Economic Development; Herbert W. Lawrence, director, Small Business Development Center; Randy A. Martin, HE public safety commander I; University Police; Patty Metz, secretary ll, Financial Aid and Scholarships; Beverley A. Mixon, accounting tech ll, Residence Life; Vic Nelson, accounting tech II, Accounts Payable and Disbursing; Keith Nichols, telephone tech, Information and Technology Services; Dr. Tina Quinn, department chair, Accounting and Law; Jennifer Short, secretary II, Social Work; Larry Southard, skilled trades worker, Facilities Management; and Brandie Tibbs, secretary II, English and Philosophy. 

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