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Thirty-two faculty, staff inducted into 25 Year Club

Dec. 10, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's 25 Year Club honored 32 faculty and staff members Dec. 4 for a quarter-century of service to the University.

The employees were recognized during the club's annual gala and induction ceremony. Each inductee received a 25-year service pin and framed certificate and was able to choose from a selection of commemorative gifts.

The 25 Year Club, which is celebrating its own 25th anniversary this year, was founded in 1982 with 98 charter inductees. Established by the WMU Board of Trustees, it serves as a way to highlight the valuable contributions made to the University by employees who commit their careers to the institution.

Counting 2007's honorees, the 25 Year Club has 400 members who are still on the job and 564 members who have retired. Only three of those inducted on Dec. 4 retired after reaching their 25th service anniversaries.

The new 25-Year Club inductees are: Robert J. Aardema, associate professor of aviation; Richard A. Aldrich Jr., sergeant in the Department of Public Safety (retired); Carol A. Aslanian, compliance manager in the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships; Margaret A. Binns, medical technologist in the Sindecuse Health Center (retired); Jeanne L. Bloemsma, office assistant in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation; David Bonselaar, planner/estimator in maintenance services; Jean E. Bowsky-Verschoof, finance specialist in the Bernhard Center;

Robert L. Campbell, financial services specialist in the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships; Judith A. Canaan, monographic acquisitions coordinator in University Libraries (retired); Dace Copeland, business manager in the College of Aviation; Dennis R. Corbin, assistant athletic director in the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics; Sharon L. Daughtry, groundskeeper II in Physical Plant's landscape services; Dr. Elise DeDoncker, professor of computer science; Cynthia L. DeRyke, certification officer in the College of Education; Mark Domlovil, senior broadcast engineer in the Office of Information Technology;

Dr. J. Patrick Forrest, associate professor of accountancy; Francies Frazier, custodian in Physical Plant's building, custodial and support services; Sandra O. Glist, clinical specialist in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology; Joanne Green, clerk in the Registrar's Office; James R. Hiat, locksmith in the Department of Public Safety; Linda K. Judy, graphic designer in the Medieval Institute; Marilyn S. Kritzman, professional specialist in the Department of Communication; Elizabeth W. Kuhle, women's tennis coach in the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics;

Lillian Y. Love, office associate in First-Year Experience Programs; Gayle S. McMillon, office coordinator in the Lee Honors College; Robin L. McPherson, supervisor in Physical Plant's building, custodial and support services; Nina Nelson, chair of the Department of Dance; Vernon Payne, associate vice president for student affairs; Dr. Susan Pozo, professor of economics; Margaret L. Springer, coordinator of the Learning Resource Center in the College of Health and Human Services; Daniel Tinkler, operating engineer for the Beam Power Plant; and Shirley A. Vernia, credit evaluator for the Office of Admissions.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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