Faculty, Staff Honored for Service

Geist.jpgAt an August 18 meeting of all Central Methodist University faculty and staff, President Roger Drake and the senior staff recognized employees who have reached milestone years of service to the college.

The longest-tenured staff member recognized this year was Dr. Joe Geist, registrar of the Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art, who has achieved 50 years of service to Central. Geist and his contributions to the school will be celebrated extensively over Homecoming weekend in October.

Other faculty and staff members recognized for milestone years of service included:

30 years
Debbie Conrow, accounts payable clerk; Wade Welton, director of athletic training

25 years
Debbie Himmelberg, provost’s office

20 years
Penny Pihana Shaw, admissions data analyst; Carrie Strodtman, director of digital learning

15 years
Stephanie Brink, dean of online learning and health professions; Bri Hilgedick, registrar; Jim Ray Kluck, regional admissions representative; Dr. Laura Lewis, professor of education; Steven Noble, Park Hills education advisor; Tim Willard, Union site coordinator

10 years
Jill Barringhaus, campus bookstore manager; Suzanne Drummond, provost’s office; Dr. Carolynn Burbee, assistant dean of online learning; Dr. Dana Morris, professor of biology; Hilary Williams, Park Hills administrative assistant; Melva Gipson, director of clinical experiences; Elizabeth Marshall, Center for Learning and Teaching; Gloria Fooks, Union administrative assistant

5 years
Jesse Bronson, professor of criminal justice; Crystal Cooper, professor of nursing; Cynthia DiStefano, lab coordinator; Dr. Rebecca Gibson, professor of nursing; Steve Griffin, campus safety officer; Dr. Dave Hickman, professor of business; Suzanne Hickman, assistant dean; Paden Kleinhesselink, director of athletic training; Dr. Andrew McCrady, professor of math; Nidal Memic, application analyst; Dr. Joe Parisi, vice president for enrollment management and athletics; Jordan Schwellenbach, director of residential life and student retention; Dr. Anna Slusarz, professor of biology; Kris Stodgel, director of financial services; Dr. Kasey Leech, professor of applied behavior analysis; Megan Watts, assistant director of financial services; MaryAnne Winn, professor of nursing

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