WTAMU Staff Members Recognized at Year-End Meeting

May 3, 2018

COPY BY: Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, rmcdonald@wtamu.edu

WTAMU Staff Members Recognized at Year-End Meeting


CANYON, Texas—Seven staff members at West Texas A&M University were applauded for 195 combined years of service to the University during an end-of-the-year awards ceremony May 2 on campus.

Plaques and service pins were presented to one staff member for 35 years of service, two for 30 years of service and to four others for 25 years of service. Linda Elliott, associate registrar, topped the longevity list with 35 years of service. The two staff members recognized for 30 years of service were Michael Grauer, curator of art and western heritage and associate director of curatorial affairs at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, and Kheuangkham Madsourivong, custodian with SSC. Staff members with 25 years of service are Rik Andersen, University photographer, Kim Muller, associate director in career services, Kristie Neill, benefits and training coordinator in human resources, and Kathy Tatum, athletics academic records specialist in the registrar’s office.

Staff members with 20, 15, 10 and 5 years of service to the University received length-of-service awards at the meeting. The recipients are listed by years of service.

20 years of service
Donna Adams-Stevens—Medical Services

15 years of service
Marian Giesecke—Student Financial Aid
Lane Green—Information Technology
Lora Haasl—Information Technology
Darla Jenkins—Kids Kollege
Patricia McCormick—Advising Services
Terry Nepper—University Bookstore
Carolyn Ottoson—Cornette Library
Melissa Picon—Communication Disorders
Michael Reagan—Information Technology
Jeffrey Reid—WT Enterprise Center
Randy Rikel—Business and Finance
Kina Wilson—Admissions

10 years of service
Brandy Carr—Advising Services
Linda Fink—Student Financial Aid
Nanna Fisher—Counseling Services
Kathy Lefever—College of Education and Social Sciences
Sonya Orr—Information Technology
Shannon Purcell—Information Technology
Sarah Ramey—Athletics
Mark Scroggins—Virgil Henson Activities Center
Shawna Simmons—College of Business
Warren Stricker—Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Toni Williams—Attebury Honors Program

5 years of service
Quintin Brenneman—Information Technology
Sharla Browne—Accounting and Business Office
Renee Brummett—Accounting and Business Office
Tamara Castagnetta—Scholarship Services
Kyler Estes—Admissions
Heather Ferrell—Athletics
Juan Gallardo—Education
Aaron Goodale—University Police Department
Shannon Ham—Payroll Services
Cassidy Halim—Post Office
Raymond Hollabaugh—Agricultural Sciences
Micah Hanbury—Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Elza Ingram—Career Services
Tammye Jackson—Education
Alicia Johnson—Admissions
Diane King—Accounting and Business Office
Eyoel Mengesha—Information Technology
Jovan Munoz—Music
Aaron Price—University Police Department
Stephanie Price—Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Hayley Robinson—Medical Services
Rebecca Rutkowski—Student Financial Aid
Laura Seals—Academic Affairs
Matthew Stewart—Athletics
Kit Strief—Athletics
Jeffrey Tufford—University Police Department
David Wilson—Residential Living

Employees who completed degrees or certificates during the year also were recognized at the meeting. Dr. Wade Shaffer, provost/vice president for academic affairs, presented certificates of accomplishment to Eloisa Reyna-Brooks, adult mental first aid certification; Shawn G. Burns, remote pilot certification (unmanned aircraft systems); Kimberly Cornelsen, adult mental first aid certification; Bryan Glenn, Texas contract manager certification; Sami Landers, adult mental first aid certification; Amanda Lawson, adult mental first aid certification; Missy Macon, adult mental first aid certification; Andrea Porter, graduate certificate in marketing management; Manuel Rios, mental health officer certification; Darcy Webber, adult mental first aid certification and Audra Winters, Texas purchasing manager certification. Shaffer also recognized those earning degrees—Kendra Braughton, Associate of Science in business administration; Shawn G. Burns, Master of Arts in criminal justice; Michael Crippen, M.Ed. in instructional design and technology; Osemudiamen Enaholo, Master of Science in engineering technology; Kimberly Kopke, Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences; and Beth Mowry, Associate of Science in social work.

Retirees also were recognized at the meeting. Dr. Walter Wendler, University president, presented retirement gifts to Larry Hunter, Bill Craddock, Judy Kelley, Margie Chapman, Linda Washington, Bonnie Persinger, Becky Livingston, Tracy McNutt, Kenny Schneider, Denese Skinner, Ginger Chrostowski, Linda McDonald, Monica Shaffer and Patti Patterson.




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