FHSU employees to be honored for years of service at annual party, awards ceremony

Fort Hays State University will recognize 56 employees for their years of service, including one 50-year employee, at the 21st annual Holiday and Awards Ceremony at 3:30 pm on Friday, Dec. 12, in the Memorial Union.

Dr. Bill Daley, professor of advanced education programs, will be recognized for 50 years of service. Daley received his Bachelor of Science in chemistry and mathematics in 1951 at the University of North Alabama. In 1956, he received his Master of Education from the University of Texas, Austin; and in 1959, he received his Doctor of Education from the University of Texas, Austin. Daley has been a professor at FHSU since 1958.
The university will also honor all employees who have served 10, 20, 30, and 40 years. The Alumni Association will recognize eight employees for 25 years of service. Recipients of fall faculty awards will also be recognized. And, for the second time, two Distinguished Service Awards will be given. Those winners will be made public after the ceremony.

The recipients:

50-year employee
Dr. Bill Daley, professor, Advanced Education Programs.

40-year employee
Rose Arnhold, associate professor, Sociology and Social Work.

30-year employees
John Allen, manager, Printing Services.
Kathleen Meier, senior administrative assistant, Communication Studies Department.    
Eileen Roberts, administrative specialist, Office of the Provost.

20-year employees
Dr. Norman Caulfield, professor, History Department.     
Cynthia Cline, public service administrator, Office of the Provost.
Dr. Jean Gleichsner, associate professor, Agriculture Department.
Mark Griffin, assistant director, Computing and Telecommunication Center.
Lee Gross, Programmer/Analyst, Computing and Telecommunication Center.
Diane Henderson, senior administrative assistant, Physics Department.
Lloyd Kisner, custodial specialist, Wiest Hall.
Diana Klaus, senior administrative assistant, Chemistry Department.
Rosalyn Koerner, custodial specialist, Custodial Services.
Dr. Joseph Linn, associate vice president for Student Affairs/Registrar.
Stephen Meier, custodial specialist, Custodial Services.
Sheila Pfeifer, senior administrative assistant, Biological Sciences Department.
Allen Rohr, facilities maintenance supervisor, Grounds Maintenance.
Jean Anna Sellers, professor. Management and Marketing Department.
Carol Solko-Olliff, director, International and Disabled Student Services.
Robert Stephenson, associate professor, Agriculture Department.
Douglas Storer, Programmer/Analyst, Computing and Telecommunication Center.
John Walz, lieutenant, University Police Department.

10-year employees
Rhonda Baker, senior administrative assistant, History Department.     
Kurt Beyers, assistant director, University Relations.
Harriet Caplan, instructor, Management and Marketing Department.
Joseph Chretien, assistant professor, Technology Studies Department.
Chad Dague, programmer/analyst, Computing and Telecommunication Center.
Margaret Denning, coordinator, Kelly Center.
Rachel Depenbusch, assistant director/grants accountant, Business Office.
Ronald Diehl, Wiest Hall housekeeping.
Michael Drees, director of accounting services, Business Office.
Cynthia Elliott, assistant provost, dean, Strategic Partnerships and Distance Learning.
Ronald Fahey, associate professor, Advanced Education Programs.
Morris Froelich, Agnew Maintenance.
Dr. Patricia Griffin, director, Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center.
Dr. John Heinrichs, chair, Geosciences Department.
Brittany Howell associate professor, Agriculture Department.
Eldon Jerauld, general maintenance and repair, Buildings Maintenance.
Win Jordan, assistant professor, Economics and Finance Department.
Daniel Kulmala, associate professor, English Department.
Nancy Lynn Maska, assistant professor, Health and Human Performance.
Eileen Maxwell, administrative assistant, Office of the Registrar.
Dr. Debbie Mercer, dean, College of Education.
Shane Parr, printer specialist, Printing Services.
Karen Pfeifer, senior administrative assistant, Center for Student Involvement.
Kimberly Riffel, associate professor, Nursing Department.
Thomas Schafer, associate professor, Geosciences Department.
Howard Schmidt, custodial specialist, Custodial Services.
Sally Schmidt, assistant professor, Nursing Department.
Kevin Shaffer, associate professor, Information Networking and Telecommunications.
Karrie Simpson Voth, associate professor, Art Department.
William Stark, associate professor, Biological Sciences.
Gladys Swindler, assistant professor, Information Networking and Telecommunications.
Jennifer Wagner, associate professor, Allied Health Department.
Brett Zollinger, chair, Sociology and Social Work Department.

25-year employees
Dr. Paul Faber, dean, College of Arts and Sciences.
Helen Joy Fischer, assistant, Senior Companion Program.
Suzanne Klaus, university webmaster, University Relations.
Elmer Pfeifer, custodial specialist, Custodial Services.
Melissa Rudell, senior administrative assistant, Agriculture Department.
Judith Salm, library assistant, Forsyth Library.
Kevin Staab, electronics technician, Center for Teaching Excellence & Learning Technologies.
Chaiwat Thumsujarit, professor, Art Department.

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