Wednesday, December 14, 2005

635 Years and Counting: Annual Luncheon Honors Staff and Faculty for Long Years of Service to Washington College

Chestertown, MD, December 14, 2005 — In an annual holiday tradition, the President's Office of Washington College hosted a luncheon Friday, December 9, to recognize staff and faculty members for their years of dedication to the College. This year, the 37 Washington College employees honored represented a collective 635 years of service.

Honored for 10 years of service were Dina du Pont Beck, Information Services Manager; Kathleen Bennett, Director of Concert Fund; Jennifer Bershon, Registrar; Rhonda Boyer, Dining Services; Judith Chaitoff, Director of Human Resources; W. Whaland Clark, Grounds Supervisor; Deborah Gannon, Internal Auditor; Cynthia Gerres, Faculty Secretary; Susan Haines, Director of Bookstore; Barbara Kimble, Dining Services; Drema Kinser, Housekeeping; Diane Landskroener, Director of Creative Services; Rebecca Marshall, Housekeeping; Tammy McGinnis, Dining Services; Barbara Miller, Housekeeping; H. Louis Stettler III, Senior Vice President of Business and Management; and James Wright, Business Manager of Dining Services.

Honored for 15 years of service were Louise Amick, Associate Professor of Mathematics; Michael Davenport, Head Men's and Women's Rowing Coach; Lucille Lanahan, Housekeeping; Joseph Lill, Supervisor of Dining Services; Ruth Shoge, Director of Miller Library; and Darrold Smith, Loss Prevention Officer.

Honored for 20 years of service were Cheryl Brooks, Dining Services; Barbara Heck, Associate Vice President for Development; James Locker, Associate Professor of Chemistry; Randy Reynolds, Carpenter; Rachel Scholz, Lecturer in Education; Peggy Thomas, Housekeeping; and Kathleen Verville, Associate Professor of Biology.

Honored for 25 years of service was Joachim Scholz, Provost and Dean of the College.

Honored for 30 years of service were W. Michael Bailey, Professor of Economics, and Richard DeProspo, Professor of English.

Honored for 35 years of service were: Robert Day, Professor of English, and Thomas J. Finnegan, Professor of Physical Education.

Special recognition was extended to two of the College's longest-serving employees, Thomas Pabon, Professor of Spanish, and Alice Wickes, Housekeeping, who have each given 40 years of service to the College.

"I applaud and sincerely appreciate the hard work, ongoing dedication, and the example that these staff members set for the College," said Baird Tipson, President of the College. "All have contributed—each in his or her own unique but significant way—to improving our campus community and to making Washington College one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges."

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