WMU News

24 to be inducted into 25 Year Club

Nov. 20, 1997

KALAMAZOO -- Twenty-four faculty and staff members who have completed 25 years of continuous service at Western Michigan University are eligible for induction into WMU's 25 Year Club at the annual banquet Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the North Ballroom of the Bernhard Center.

The club, which will now have 309 active and 302 retired members, was founded in 1982 with 98 charter members.

Those eligible for induction at this year's banquet are: James E. Amos II, appliance repairperson in the physical plant-maintenance services; Nicholas C. Batch, associate professor of finance and commercial law; Joyce L. DeRight, director of admissions and advising in the College of Education; Norman D. Grant, assistant director for systems in University computing services; Dr. Francis L. Gross Jr., professor of comparative religion;

Patrick M. Halpin, construction administrator in campus facility development; Dr. Arthur W. Helweg, professor of anthropology; Barbara A. Johnston, executive secretary to the president; Maria Jonaitis, secretary in the Martin Luther King Jr. Program; Dr. Stephen G. Jones, professor of music; Timothy E. Kahler, material handler in the physical plant-landscape services; Shirley A. Lukens, associate professor of occupational therapy; Michele M. Moe, director of academic advising and admissions in the Haworth College of Business;

Richard L. Piper, director of logistical services; Dr. Joseph G. Reish, dean of the Lee Honors College; Lowell P. Rinker, assistant vice president for business; Jack H. Roach, electrician in the physical plant-maintenance services; Lynn M. Ross, administrative secretary in intercollegiate athletics and auxiliary enterprises; Jerry L. Schuman, press operator in Brink Printing Services;

Richard A. Soule, painter in the physical plant-maintenance services; Dr. Nancy H. Steinhaus, associate professor of family and consumer sciences; Dr. Michael D. Swords, professor of science studies; Dr. Herman U. Teichert, professor of foreign languages and literatures; and Dr. Charles C. Warfield, associate professor of educational leadership.

The 25 Year Club was established by the WMU Board of Trustees as a way to recognize the valuable contributions made to the University by its employees who have committed their careers to WMU. New members receive a 25-year service pin and framed certificate, and they may choose from a selection of commemorative gifts. New, active and retired members are guests of the University for the evening.

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