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Reception will honor retirees and employee award recipients

A reception will be held Thursday, April 27 from 2 - 4 p.m. at the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union multi-purpose room to honor retiring employees, and to present special employee awards and longevity awards. The program will begin at 2:30 p.m.

BHSU retirees to be honored are Lorella Donlin, Ellen Koan, custodial supervisor, Jane Mattson, senior cook, Dee Moodie, library associate, Howard Perry, profesor, Ella Stotz, assistant professor, and Evonne Welsh, secretary.

The community service award will be presented to Priscilla Romkema, assistant professor.

Distinguished Faculty Member award will be presented to Dr. Howard Perry.

Other employee awards include: economic savings award - Mike Isaascon, director of residence life; outstanding university service award - Tom Wheaton, enrollment center assistant director; student service awards - Deb Brauneller, academic and career advisor, and Carol Thomas, EAFB assistant admissions officer; the university area award – the Student Union custodial staff - Janet Bettelyoun, Peter Frederick, Gloria Spitler.

Faculty and staff will also be honored for their longevity in state employment.


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Being honored for 30 years of service are Don Chastain, assistant professor; Dick DuBois, associate professor; Ed Erickson, library director; Charles Follette, professor; Tom Hills, professor; and Jerry Swarts, director of university support services.

Employees being honored for 25 years of service are Judy Berry, enrollment center assistant director; Art Jones, facilities services director; Ellen Koan, custodial supervisor; Al Sandau, associate professor and Hanna Swarts, press operator.

Faculty and staff receiving 20 years awards are John Buxton, director of media relations; Barb Chrisman, librarian; Riley Chrisman, professor; and Steve Parker, assistant professor.

Fifteen-year awards will given to Jace DeCory, instructor, and Dennie Dykeman, equipment service worker.

Ten-year longevity awards will be presented to Sheila Aaker, instructor; Jim Bechtold, custodial crew leader; Shirley Brownell, financial aid assisstant; Christi Couch, senior secretary; Corinne Hansen, information specialist; Marlene Hofer, staff assistant; Diane Mabey, child care center coordinator; Carolyn Skallerud, senior secretary; Sheryl Styles, compositor; Larry Tentinger, assistant professor; Tom Termes, assistant professor; and Linda Torgerson.