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2014 Staff Awards Celebration Recognizes Decades of Dedication to UM-Flint

  • June 12th, 2014 By: UM-Flint News
Kathy Howe & Karen Davis with their Staff Recognition Awards

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The 29th Annual UM-Flint Staff Awards Celebration was held Wednesday, June 11th at the Flint Golf Club. Human Resources Director Beth Manning said, “Each staff member’s expertise and the professionalism with which they go about their work is greatly appreciated and needs to be celebrated.”

The 29th Annual UM-Flint Staff Awards Celebration was held Wednesday, June 11th at the Flint Golf Club.

“Our Annual Staff Awards Celebration is a great opportunity to show our appreciation for the staff whose contributions to building and maintaining UM-Flint’s outstanding learning environment are critical, but not always as visible,” said Human Resources Director Beth Manning. “Each staff member’s expertise and the professionalism with which they go about their work is greatly appreciated and needs to be celebrated. This place simply wouldn’t run without the hard work and dedication of every UM-Flint employee, some of whom have been contributing their services for three or four decades. That speaks highly of them, as well as this institution.”

Presenters and awardees were:

Ruth Person, Chancellor (presenter)
Mary Jo Sekelsky, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs – 30 year award

Jen Hogan, Executive Director for University Relations (presenter)
Alaina Wiens, Web Content Strategist – 10 year award

Greg Tewksbury, Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance (introduced the following presenters)

Laura Aghababian, Accounts Receivable Manager (presenter)
Cindy Gross, Accounts Receivable Clerk Intermediate – 30 year award

Tim Barden, Assistant Director of Facilities & Operations (presenter)
Dave Anderson, A/C & Refrigeration Mechanic – 10 year award
Tim Hardy, Boiler Operator – 20 year award
Bob Keller, Facilities Manager – 40 year award
Lloyd Lockwood, HVAC Repairperson I – 40 year award

Judy Birschbach, Associate Director, Auxiliary and Recreational Services (presenter)
Kay Boshaw, Food Service Manager – 10 year award

Allen Cozart, Police Sergeant (presenter)
Bill Hall, Security Officer – 10 year award

Sue Fielder, Housekeeping Supervisor (presenter)
Vicki Ames, Custodian III – 10 year award
Laurie Green, Custodian III – 10 year award
Tammy Svinarich, Custodian III – 10 year award

Jerry Glasco, Director of Financial Services and Budget (presenter)
Brenda Roth, Procurement Agent Senior – 30 year award

Meoachy Proby, Police Sergeant (presenter)
Jim Vogt, Security Officer – 10 year award

Gerard Voland, Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (presenter)
Jon Davidson, Director of Undergraduate Admissions – 10 year award

Scott Arnst, Director of Information Technology Services (presenter)
Harvey Sherman, Associate Director of Information Technology Services – 20 year award

Della Becker-Cornell, Director of Early Childhood Development Center (presenter)
Tammi Couture, Food Service Associate – 10 year award

Steve Bernstein, Professor of English & Chair (presenter)
Karen Davis, Administrative Assistant Intermediate – 10 year award

Jon Davidson, Director of Undergraduate Admissions (presenter)
Diane Paquette-Beard, Data Entry Operator Senior – 10 year award

Susan Gano-Phillips, Interim Associate Dean & Professor of Psychology (presenter)
Jean Harkins, Administrative Assistant Intermediate – 10 year award

Dave Gordon, Dean, School of Health Professions & Studies (presenter)
Amalie Helms, Contract & Grant Specialist – 10 year award

Bill Irwin, Associate Professor & Chair, Theatre & Dance (presenter)
Doug Mueller, Technical Manager – 30 year award

Brad Maki, Director of Graduate Admissions (presenter)
Erin Carrasco, Recruiter & Academic Advisor – 10 year award

Staff Recognition Awards

Bob Mabbitt, Staff Council Chair (presenter)
Karen Davis, Administrative Assistant Intermediate – Staff Recognition Award Winner
Kathy Howe, Administrative Assistant Intermediate – Staff Recognition Award Winner
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Photo: Kathy Howe & Karen Davis with their Staff Recognition Awards 
Photo Credit: Karen Arthur

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