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APA, PSSO honor members at annual event

May 30, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Members of the Administrative Professional Association and the Professional Support Services Organization at Western Michigan University gathered April 11 for their annual luncheon and awards ceremony. Three APA members and two PSSO members were honored.

The recipients are: Charlotte Giscombe, Academic Skills Center, Outstanding Professional Award (APA); Gary Kirk, Sindecuse Health Center, Outstanding New Professional Award (APA); Gail Kurtz, investments and endowment management, Tony Griffin Service Award (APA); Janet Liebendorfer, electrical and computer engineering, PSSO Service Award; and Rena Lynema, Haenicke institute, PSSO Service Award.

This year's luncheon also featured a special tribute to APA and PSSO members who had won Staff Service Excellence Awards from WMU. The recipients of those awards and their nominators were introduced to the audience-with one notable exception. Award winner Paul MacNellis, landscape services, was not there to be introduced. A member of the Army Reserves, MacNellis has been called to active duty. His wife, Gail MacNellis, College of Fine Arts, represented him, along with John Goes, physical plant, who nominated him.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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