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AU recognizes employees for retirement, service years during spring lunch

Alfred University (AU) honored 42 employees for years of service to the institution and bid farewell to nine retiring faculty/staff during the annual end-of-semester spring lunch.

George Benson of the University’s Physical Plant and Dean Kiefer, supervisor of building maintenance, Physical Plant, were both congratulated on 40 years of service and upon their retirements.

 In addition to Benson and Kiefer, seven others were welcomed into retirement: Elizabeth Cartella, administrative assistant, College of Ceramics; Addison Frey, associate professor of mathematics; Gordon Godshalk, professor of biology; William Hall, Provost and vice president for Academic Affairs; Beverly Hendrickson, custodian, Physical Plant; Eleanor “Billie” Stewart, janitor, College of Ceramics; and Fred Tschida, professor of glass and neon.             

Stephen Crandall, director of Herrick Memorial Library and dean of libraries; Colleen Harvey, secretary to the director of Athletics; and Richard Woodruff, janitor, College of Ceramics, were cited for 35 years of service to AU.

Keith Eldridge, mechanic/locksmith, was acknowledged for 30 years of service at the University.

Billie Burns, administrative assistant for graduate programs, School of Art and Design; Rosalie DiRaimondo, secretary, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Department; Ronald Mulhollen, store clerk, College of Ceramics; Marilyn Saxton, secretary, Human Studies Department; Kathleen Torrey, associate director, Admissions; Michael Wheeler, carpenter; and Marlene Wightman, director of Continuing Education/Outreach, College of Ceramics, were honored for 25 years on the job.

Frank DiRaimondo, secretary, Summer/Parent Programs; Karen Johnson, director of enrollment operations and research, Admissions; and Linda Travers, database manager, Admissions, were congratulated on 20 years of employment at AU.

Doreen Edwards, dean, Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering; Nancy Evangelista, dean, College of Professional Studies and associate provost for Graduate and Professional Programs; Janet Marble, executive assistant to the vice president, University Relations; and Vicky Westacott, director, Writing Center, were all hailed for 15 years of service to AU.

Susan Benson, janitor, College of Ceramics; Emilie Carney, assistant dean, Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering; Beverly Crowell, director of public services, Scholes Library, College of Ceramics; John Dougherty, chief, Public Safety; Matthew Hall, director, Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology, College of Ceramics; Ronald Latham, group leader/boiler tender, Heating Plant; Michael Neiderbach, executive director, capital operations/legal affairs; Michelle Pomeroy, associate director, Admissions; Brian Striker, men’s/women’s swim coach; Deb Votava, assistant controller, bursar; and Elena Wallace, secretary, Financial Aid, were cited for their 10 years of service to the University.

Brett Arno, library systems support specialist, Herrick Memorial Library; Adrian Cogswell, Web application developer, Internet Technology Services; Jill Crandall, assistant director, Career Center; Eric Feenaughty, maintenance supervisor, College of Ceramics; Zachary Hamm, technical director, Performing Arts Division; John Hosford, visual resources curator, Scholes Library, College of Ceramics; Nancy Kohler, director, equestrian programs; Jennifer Posener, assistant dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Melanie Reynolds, administrative systems support specialist, Internet Technology Services; William Riefer, multi-trades, College of Ceramics; and Michael Sherman, custodian, Physical Plant, were all cited for reaching five years of service.