Faculty and Staff Honored for Decades of Service to University of Michigan-Flint

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UM-Flint's 31st Annual Celebration of Service
UM-Flint's 31st Annual Celebration of Service

The University of Michigan-Flint’s 31st annual Celebration of Service dinner was held April 13 at the Northbank Center to honor the decades of dedication faculty and staff members have given the university.

Presenters and honorees included:

Presenter: Dr. Barbara Avery, Vice Chancellor for Campus Inclusion & Student Life

Honoring 10 Years of Service:
  • Kim Butka, Financial Aid Officer Senior, Financial Aid
  • Jessie Hurse, Director of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution, Student Involvement & Leadership
  • Brenda Pope, Lead Evaluator, Office of the Registrar
Honoring Retirees:
  • Rhonda Banks, Associate Registrar, Office of the Registrar, 41 Years of Service

Presenter: Dr. Douglas Knerr, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Honoring 10 Years of Service:
  • Sandy Alberto, TCLT Coordinator, Thompson Center for Learning & Teaching
  • Marge Andrews, Professor & Director Academic Programs, Nursing
  • Chris Aplin-Kalisz, Assistant Professor, Nursing
  • Mary Bair, Lecturer II, Nursing Kathy Bloink, Office Administration Intermediate Supervisor, Graduate Programs
  • Jacob Blumner, Associate Professor & Director of Writing Center, English
  • Stephanie Booms, Lecturer II, English
  • Marcia Campbell, Graduate Program Manager, School of Management
  • Lola Carter, Receptionist, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
  • Kasey Cronin, Lecturer II, Education
  • Francine Cullari, Lecturer IV, School of Management
  • Kate Fields, Lecturer II, MPA Program
  • Susan Ford, Child Care Center Teacher, Early Childhood Development Center
  • Dominic Fusero, Desktop Support Specialist Senior, School of Management
  • Arminda Garcia, Intermittent Lecturer, Social Work
  • Nick Gaspar, Instructional Learning Lead, Extended Learning
  • Janet Haley, Associate Professor, Theatre & Dance
  • Amy Hall, Lecturer I, Music Sherry Hayden, Administrative Assistant Associate, University Outreach
  • Tom Hemphill, Professor & Program Director, School of Management
  • Cindy Holzer, Lecturer II, Biology
  • Tara Hyatt, Associate Teacher, Early Childhood Development Center
  • Jason Kosnoski, Associate Professor, Political Science
  • Sara McDonnell, Administrative Coordinator/Project Coordinator, University Outreach
  • Cathy Miller, Associate Professor, School of Management
  • Margie Murray-Wright, Clinical Assistant Professor, Nursing
  • Tim Nemecek, Intermittent Lecturer, Public Health & Health Sciences
  • Dolores Pons Hervas, Lecturer IV, Foreign Languages
  • Margaret Reamer, Information Resources Assistant Senior, Library
  • Sarah Rosaen, Associate Professor, Communication & Visual Arts
  • Leyla Sanker, Community Outreach Coordinator, University Outreach
  • Karol Scheitler, Administrative Assistant Intermediate, Chemistry
  • Deb Seyerle, Certification Officer, Education
  • Suzanne Shivnen, Administrative Assistant Intermediate, Economics & Political Science
  • Jeannette Stein, Associate Professor, Psychology
  • Jenn Swank, Admissions Associate Director, Office of Admissions
  • Dave Thompson, Technical Manager, Theatre & Dance
  • Diane Towers, Adjunct Clinical Lecturer & Lecturer I, Nursing
  • Hiba Wehbe-Alama, Associate Professor, Nursing
Honoring 20 Years of Service:
  • Dan Adams, International Services Director, International Center
  • Danny Borton, Lecturer II, Public Health & Health Sciences
  • Ellen Buchholz, Financial Planning Coordinator, Physical Therapy
  • Cheryl Godmar, Academic Advisor/Counselor, Education
  • Ken Heiser, Information Systems Associate Director, Information Technology Services
  • Don Kaye, Lecturer II, Music
  • Cuong Lai, Systems Administrator Intermediate, Information Technology Services
  • Jamile Lawand, Associate Professor & Chair, Foreign Languages
  • Paula Nas, Interim Director, University Outreach & Lecturer IV, Economics
  • Becky Rodda, Clinical Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
  • Mike Sevick, Associate Professor, Communication & Visual Arts
  • Stevens Wandmacher, Collegiate Lecturer IV Philosophy
Honoring 30 Years of Service:
  • Larry Atherton, Laboratory/Classroom Services Supervisor, Biology
  • Barbara Kupjerschmid, Assistant Professor, Nursing
  • Anh Thach, Information Resources Assistant Senior, Library
Honoring 40 Years of Service:

Bob Houbeck, Library Director, Library

Honoring Retirees:
  • Coleen Beamish, Department Supervisor, Education, 18 Years of Service
  • Deb Berg, Administrative Assistant Intermediate, Public Health & Health Sciences, 12 Years of Service
  • Dennis Fattaleh, Budget Analyst Senior, College of Arts & Sciences, 16 Years of Service
  • Juan Mestas, Chancellor Emeritus & Professor Emeritus, Foreign Languages, 16 Years of Service
  • Cathy O’Connor, Lecturer II, English, 18 Years of Service
  • Pat Overton, Administrative Assistant Senior, Educational Opportunity Initiatives, 17 Years of Service
  • Albert Price, Professor Emeritus, Political Science, 36 Years of Service
  • Bruce Rubenstein, David M. French Professor Emeritus, History, 41 Years of Service

Presenter: Mr. Gregory Tewksbury, Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance

Honoring 10 Years of Service:
  • Philicia Allen, Security Officer, Public Safety
  • Christy Brownell, Budget Analyst Lead, Financial Services & Budget
  • Mike Malik, Business Systems Analyst Intermediate, Facilities & Operations
  • Lora Rometsch, Safety Representative Intermediate, Environment, Health & Safety
Honoring 20 Years of Service:

Tim Barden, Assistant Director, Facilities &Operations

Honoring Retirees:
  • Allen Cozart, Police Sergeant, Public Safety, 36 Years of Service
  • Lloyd Lockwood, HVAC Repairperson I, Facilities & Operations, 42 Years of Service
  • Matt Rekowski, Carpenter & Coordinator, Facilities & Operations, 39 Years of Service
  • Bill Webb, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Business & Finance, 25 Years of Service

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