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WMU inducts 52 new members into 25 Year club

Dec. 9, 2005

KALAMAZOO--More than four dozen Western Michigan University faculty and staff members were recently honored for their quarter-century of service to the University.

Fifty-two employees were inducted Nov. 29 into the University's 25 Year Club at the annual gala held at the Bernhard Center. New, active and retired members were guests of the University for the evening.

The club, which now has 393 active and 525 retired members, was founded in 1982 with 98 charter inductees. The WMU Board of Trustees established the club as a way to recognize the valuable contributions made to the University by employees who commit their careers to the institution. New members receive a 25-year service pin and framed certificate, and they may choose from a selection of commemorative gifts. This year's inductees are:

Jahan G. Aghdai, College of Arts and Sciences; Sisay Asefa, economics; Ursula Barrett, Burnham dining service; Jeanine M. Bartholomew, College of Health and Human Services; Luann Bigelow, accountancy; Dennis E. Boyle, information technology; Pamela J. Buist, WMU Apartments; Amy L. Burns, College of Education; Judith-Kay M. Chase, University Libraries; Vicki L. Cox, physical plant­maintenance services;

Beth A. denHartigh, Disabled Student Resources and Services; Judy K. Dinda, physical plant­building custodial and support services; Eileen B. Evans, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dan J. Farrell, management; Jorge M. Febles, Spanish; Joel M. Fletcher, information technology; James A. Gilchrist, student academic and institutional research; Barbara A. Gustafson, student financial aid and scholarships; Carol J. Haines, psychology; John "Mick" Hanley, speech pathology and audiology; Edward L. Harkness, art;

N. J. Kate Hayes, College of Arts and Sciences; Cynthia Jackson-Ekeledo, Sindecuse Health Center; Dean R. Johnson, electrical and computer engineering; Sandra A. Khan, Haenicke Institute for Global Education; Jerald W. Kuss, public safety; Barbara S. Liggett, public affairs and administration; Lawrence J. Link, art; Norma J. Lockway, Burnham dining service; Darla J. Manion, physical plant­building custodial and support services; Arthur R. McGurn, physics; Barbara T. McKinney, Registrar's Office;

Daniel D. Miller, physical plant­maintenance services; Roger K. Mills, physical plant­utilities; Nannette R. Morningstar, nursing; Jon R. Neill, economics; Floyd Pientka, WMUK; Cindee Quake-Rapp, occupational therapy; Miguel A. Ramirez, multicultural affairs; Thomas K. Ramsdell, logistical services; Rick A. Reist, physical plant­landscape services; Barbara K. Rhodes, admissions and orientation; Pamela S. Rooney, business information systems;

Marilyn K. Rowe, College of Arts and Sciences; Diane M. Schuldt, physical plant-utilities; Dawn M. Southworth, student financial aid and scholarships; Darcey M. Stevens, WMU Dining Service; Peter J. Strazdas, physical plant­maintenance services; Patricia L. Suhusky, art; Thomas L. Swihart, physical plant-landscape services; John A. Tanis, physics; and Robert G. Trenary, computer science.

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

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