University Celebrates Distinguished Service Milestones

11/08/2017

More than 350 SLU employees who reached milestones of 10, 15, and 20 years of service were honored at a recognition breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 2, at the annual Distinguished Service Awards Breakfast. This year's group of recipients represents 4,850 years of combined service.

2017 Distinguished Service Award speakers

(From left) Toby Benis, Ph.D., chair of English, Matthew Krob, director of design services for University Marketing and Communications, and Martha Allen, professor, research librarian and chair of research and instruction for the University Libraries, were the featured speakers at this year's Distinguished Service Awards ceremony. Photo by Patrick McCarthy

The Distinguished Service Award is given each year to employees celebrating the three service year milestone anniversaries. Honorees also receive a recognition package during the month of their anniversary.

Three honorees also spoke, reflecting on their careers with the University. Martha Allen, professor, research librarian, and chair of Research and instruction, Toby Benis, Ph.D., chair of the Department of English, and Matthew Krob, director of design services with University Marketing and Communications, were this year’s speakers. Allen and Benis have been at SLU for 20 years and Krob has 15 years of service.

The three shared reflections about their time at SLU, recalling the role of colleagues in supporting them through the years.

 “The individuals I work with here at SLU truly feel like a family to me,” Allen said. “The friendships I have made have positively impacted my life in many ways.”

Benis noted during her speech that the collaboration she enjoyed as a faculty member was one of SLU’s greatest attributes.

“What I value most about my role as a faculty member here is the collaborative nature of learning,” Benis said. “At SLU, I have been allowed to branch out in what I teach, and how I teach it, which has sent my research in exciting and unexpected directions.”

Krob, the third speaker, shared stories about one of his favorite SLU projects and told those gathered about his passion for his work for the University, and its magazine, Universitas.

“You just can’t help but get sucked into some of the stories about all of the transformational work that this university and its alumni produce,” Krob explained. “It is a constant reminder of what a grand place this is to work.”

Mickey Luna, vice president for human resources, congratulated the honorees and Christopher Collins, S.J., delivered the event's invocation.

This year’s award recipients include:

20 Years
  • Martha  Allen
  • Roger Andrews
  • Olga Arbelaez, Ph.D.
  • Debra Barbeau
  • Anthony Barnes
  • Joan Beaty
  • Toby Benis, Ph.D.
  • Trisha Bowman
  • Brett Boyle, Ph.D.
  • John Buerck, Ph.D.
  • Viki Cadwallader
  • Stephen Casmier, Ph.D.
  • Vijai Chauhan, M.D.
  • Kimmett Dean
  • Bridget  DeClue
  • David Dempsher, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Debra Dill Garvin
  • Maureen Donlin, Ph.D.
  • Eunice Douglas
  • John Encarnacion, Ph.D.
  • Sara Enlow
  • Susan Ganey
  • William Gaston
  • Pamela  Granger
  • Mourad Halim
  • Jay Haugen
  • Susan Hoffstetter, Ph.D.
  • Julie Howe
  • Melissa Hummel
  • Olivera  Jandrasevic
  • Sam Kelner
  • Virginia Kettenbach, Ph.D.
  • Christopher King, Ph.D.
  • Mark Konsewicz
  • Robin Krueger
  • Jeanne Lawo
  • Priti Lele, M.D.
  • Kathryn Lindsay
  • Donald  Linhorst, Ph.D.
  • Kimberly Malone
  • Marilyn Maxwell, M.D.
  • Colleen McCluskey, Ph.D.
  • Jane McHowat, Ph.D.
  • Carolyn Merkel
  • Janine Meyer
  • Eric Morgan-Cox
  • Karla Mosby
  • Betty Nelson
  • Janet Oberle
  • Gregory Pass, Ph.D.
  • Peri Pepmueller, M.D.
  • Howard Place, M.D.
  • Robert Ray
  • Michelle Rogers
  • Janet Santen
  • Dawn Schwartz
  • Darrin Speegle, Ph.D.
  • Jacqueline Spencer
  • Carol Stengel
  • Stacie Thebeau
  • Nicole Thompson
  • Craig Thompson
  • Lena Titley
  • Warren Treadgold, Ph.D.
  • Stephen Waldman
  • Laura Waldman
  • Angela Watson
  • Mary White
  • Carolyn Williams
  • Paula Wills
  • Jeffrey Young
  • Hongxin Zhao, Ph.D.
15 Years
  • Aninda Acharya, M.D.
  • Flora Adams
  • Banke Agarwal, M.D.
  • Darweshi Amerson
  • Connie Anderson, M.D.
  • Gretchen Arnold, Ph.D.
  • Karen Askew
  • Sharon Aubuschon
  • Tremeka Barner-Brown
  • Carol Beckel, Ph.D.
  • Melissa Beckman
  • Linda Benson
  • LouAnn Biermann
  • Dennis Blanton
  • Kathryn Brennan
  • Susan Brower-Toland, Ph.D.
  • Steven Buckner, Ph.D.
  • Karen Cartwright
  • Karen Caudill, M.D.
  • Cara Christanell
  • Martin Clay, Jr.
  • Ann Conaty
  • Kimberly Cox
  • Andre Curry
  • Hillary Daniel
  • James Deckert, M.D.
  • Denise Dorsey-Williams
  • Brian Dowell
  • Karen Effinger
  • Susan Eller
  • Jamie Emery
  • Joy Eslick
  • Cynthia Fairchild
  • Brenda Feldmeier
  • Ricardo Fleming
  • Veronica Ford
  • Qiang Fu, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Chen Gao, Ph.D.
  • Jeffro Gill
  • Jane Gillespie
  • Jesus Gonzalez
  • Irene Graham, M.D.
  • Cheri Greer
  • Kerry Guilliams
  • Amy Harkins, Ph.D.
  • Falethia Hawthorne
  • Daniel Haybron, Ph.D.
  • Mona Hebert
  • Yvonne Hill
  • Emily Hines
  • Assako Holyoke, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Pamela Jackson
  • John James, Ed.D.
  • Dorothy Jordan
  • Rosemary King
  • Delia King
  • Crystal Knoll
  • Vikki Kociela
  • Sherri Koehm
  • Sergey Korolev, Ph.D.
  • Matthew Krob
  • Helen Lach, Ph.D.
  • Joanne Langan, Ph.D.
  • Mary Lapusan
  • Michelle LeMatty
  • David Letscher, Ph.D.
  • Tina Luster
  • Katherine MacKinnon, Ph.D.
  • Mirela Marcu, M.D.
  • Anthony Martin
  • Michael Mathis
  • Debra McCoy
  • Kyle Mitchell, Ph.D.
  • Ana Montero, Ph.D.
  • Terrance Nash
  • Deketra Nearing
  • James Neidel
  • Medhat Osman, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Theresa Paeltz
  • Angela Parham
  • Curtis Parham
  • Denise Passanise
  • Bobbette Penrod
  • Kim Perry
  • Tracy Pfeifer
  • Christopher Pieper
  • Sharron Pollack
  • Kimberly Powlishta, Ph.D.
  • Nancy Rancilio
  • Timothy Ransom
  • Grayson Rasnic
  • Jesus Reyes
  • Maury Rich
  • Renee Richard
  • Lenora Richard
  • Sharon Robinson
  • Christine Rollins, J.D.
  • Jeronimo Rosales
  • Joseph Salerno, Ph.D.
  • Nil Santianez, Ph.D.
  • Jeremy Schierhoff
  • Debra Schindler, Ph.D.
  • Scott Sewell
  • Kenneth Simpson
  • Jonathan Smith, Ph.D.
  • Kathleen Spranaitis
  • Joyce Tageson
  • Gwenever Templeton
  • Antonio Thomas
  • Jennifer Thomas
  • Susan Thompson
  • Christina Tighe
  • James Van Nest, Jr.
  • Raymond Vollmer
  • Christine Werner, Ph.D.
  • Kiana Wilder
  • Denise Williams
  • Debra Wilson
  • Felicia Wingo
  • Cynthia Wise
  • Ricardo Wray, Ph.D.
  • Sherry Wright-Gully
10 Years

 

  • Eustaquio Araujo, DDS
  • Wanda Arnold-Reid
  • Bradley Bailey, Ph.D.
  • Michael Bakale
  • Naresh Bansal, Ph.D.
  • Michelle Barbieri
  • Sarah Bauer
  • Sara Bauman
  • Jane Beckerle
  • Jonathan Bell
  • Barbara Bequette
  • Laura Bernett
  • Deepika Bhatla, M.D.
  • Sheryl Bicklein
  • Matthew Bodie, J.D.
  • Natalie Brinkley
  • Michael Briscoe
  • Heather Brock
  • Tony Buchanan, Ph.D.
  • Jonathan Burch
  • Susan Caldwell
  • Olga Carlin
  • Matthew Carlson, Ph.D.
  • Elliott Casey
  • Nancy Childrey, Ph.D.
  • Rajeswari Chintapalli
  • Angela Coleman
  • Mary Cook
  • Cheryl Cooper
  • Kathryn Coulson, M.D.
  • Deborah Crisler
  • Ronileau Cyril
  • Joan Dalton
  • Darell Davis
  • Antoinette Dean
  • Bishnu Devkota
  • Richard DiPaolo, Ph.D.
  • John Dombrowski, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Donna Duberg
  • Timothy Eichler, Ph.D.
  • Kathrin Eliot, Ph.D.
  • Noelle Fearn, Ph.D.
  • Alan Felthous, M.D.
  • Michael Forsberg, M.D.
  • Velma Fulks
  • Cynthia Gaume
  • Vickey Goelzhauser
  • Marcia Goldsmith, J.D.
  • Silvia Gonzalez
  • April Grasle
  • Megan Greathouse Gause
  • Danielle Gross
  • Wanda Guyton
  • Sandra Hampton
  • Sonya Harris
  • Julia Harris
  • Patrick Harvey
  • Therese Heidemann
  • Darin Hendrickson
  • Shay Hietpas
  • Mary Holtmann
  • Nola Johnsen
  • Patrick Johnson
  • Danielle Johnson
  • Juanika Jones
  • Lisa Jones
  • Tiffani Jones
  • Samuel Jordan, J.D.
  • Grant Kaplan
  • Kathleen Kienstra
  • Istvan Kiss, Ph.D.
  • Kathleen Klebert
  • Daniel Kozlowski, Ph.D.
  • Mary Krieg
  • Agnieszka Lass-Napiorkowsk, Ph.D.
  • Donald  Lawrence, Ph.D.
  • Sherry Leakes-Bailey
  • Jennifer Lowe
  • Evelyn Lower
  • Kevin Mahoney, M.D.
  • Christina Mannix, M.D.
  • Amy Marvin
  • Emily Massaro
  • Jennifer Matteson
  • Louise McAfee
  • Ryan McCulla, Ph.D.
  • Mark McQuilling, Ph.D.
  • David Meconi, S.J.
  • Diane Migneco
  • Michael Milster
  • Anthony Minor
  • William Mitchell, III, M.D.
  • Edward Moreland
  • Shannon Morse
  • Demetrius Myers
  • Daniel Naughton, M.D.
  • Kathleen O'Connell
  • Jennifer Ohs, Ph.D.
  • James Oleary, S.J.
  • Yelena Osipova
  • Barbara Owens
  • Jessica Passow
  • Guangyong Peng, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Amy Pennington
  • Barbara Phillips
  • Melinda Phipps
  • Alexis Posnanski
  • Christine Pudlowski
  • Nichole Rigmaiden
  • Miriam Rodin, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Joann Rolfi
  • Cynthia Roseman
  • Jennifer Rust, Ph.D.
  • Steven   Sanchez
  • Gary Schrader
  • Maggie Scott
  • Jessica Seavers
  • Natalie Sevener
  • Mitul Shah, M.D.
  • Janine Shoemaker
  • Elaine Siegfried, M.D.
  • Nitish Singh, Ph.D.
  • Anna Smith
  • Mickey Smith
  • Benjamin Smyth
  • Mary Sneed
  • Bryan Sokol, Ph.D.
  • Ashish Srivastava, Ph.D.
  • Mark Steinlage
  • Yan Sun, Ph.D.
  • Catherine Swan
  • Reema Syed
  • Jintong  Tang, Ph.D.
  • Ankisa Taylor
  • Jane Tenquist, M.D.
  • Joanne Thanavaro
  • Lisa Thomas
  • April Trees, Ph.D.
  • LaVonda Tucker-Jackson
  • Maria Turnbough
  • Libby Ullo
  • Barbara Underwood
  • Barbara Valentine
  • Carolyn Von Der Lancken
  • Linda Waller
  • Xu Wang, Ph.D.
  • Yolinda Washington
  • Gail Wechsler
  • Phyllis Weliver, Ph.D.
  • Thomas Wessel
  • Jeffrey Whiting, M.D.
  • Vanessa Williams
  • Arthur Williams
  • Angela Williams
  • Deborah Williams
  • Sarah Woodward
  • Wenyan Xiao, Ph.D.
  • Baoling Ying, M.D.