McDaniel College recognizes 545 years of staff service

January 18, 2012

McDaniel College recognized 32 employees Jan. 17 for their many years of dedicated service during the annual seniority recognition luncheon held in the College’s Decker Center Forum.

The distinguished group of employees, each with at least 10 years of service, represents 545 years of working on the Hill. President Roger Casey hosted the service awards program. Each of the honorees was presented with an engraved gift featuring their name, department, and respective years of service.

Three members of the Athletics Department were especially honored: Kim Easterday for 35 years, and Becky Martin and Dave Seibert for 30 years. Athletic Director Paul Moyer praised them for their competitive and caring values that they have conveyed to scores of student-athletes.

“They have made McDaniel athletics renowned beyond the campus and are respected throughout the Division III non-scholarship Conference,” he said.

All three coaches have obtained winning records and offer courses popular among current students.

“It’s a tradition here to start the new year off by celebrating the dedicated and continued commitment of our staff, ” said Casey. “Here are the faces we see every day, and we are fortunate to have them with us.”

30 and 35 Years of Service

FROM LEFT: President Roger Casey; For 35 YEARS: Catherine “Kim” Easterday, Coach/Lecturer, Intercollegiate Athletics; For 30 YEARS: Rebecca “Becky” Martin, Senior Coach Lecturer/Head Coach/Assistant Athletic Director, Intercollegiate Athletics; and David “Dave” Seibert, Senior Coach Lecturer, Intercollegiate Athletics

25 Years of Service

FROM LEFT: President Roger Casey; For 25 YEARS: Blair Cunningham, Supervisor, Golf Course & Athletic Fields, Ground Maintenance; Edward “Ed” Holthause III, Learning Tech Specialist, Information Technology; Gregory Leppo, Master Electrician, Building Maintenance and Repair; M. Roxanne Brewer, Supervisor, Catalog, Library; Anna “Ann” Thomas, Administrative Assistant, Graduate and Professional Studies; and Arthur “Art” Wisner, Director/Treasurer, Financial Services
(Not pictured) Deborah Brown, Housekeeper I, Building Services

15 and 20 Years of Service

FROM LEFT: (standing) President Roger Casey, For 20 YEARS: Brenda Palsgrove, Administrative Assistant, Academic Affairs; and Michael Webster, Director, Campus Safety; For 15 YEARS: Kathy Saghy, Academic Secretary, Mathematics and Computer Science/Physics/Sociology; Maxine Groft, System/Network Administrator, Information Technology; Blair Cook, Campus Lock Specialist, Building Maintenance and Repair; (seated from left) Suzanne Letsch, Office Manager, Financial Aid; Sheila Deane, Administrator for Graduate Registration, Registrar’s Office; Crystal Perry, Administrator Graduate Records, Graduate and Professional Studies; and Joanna Peregoy, Circulation Assistant/Weekend Supervisor, Library

10 Years

FROM LEFT: (standing) President Roger Casey, FOR 10 YEARS: Jeffrey Hiestand, Head Swim Coach/Assistant Aquatic Director, Intercollegiate Athletics; J. Robert “Bob” Lewis, Groundskeeper, Grounds Maintenance; Mark Coppersmith, General Maintenance Mechanic, Building Maintenance and Repair; Amy Bell, IT Project Manager/Data System Administrator, Information Technology; (seated from left) Jill Centofanti, Associate Director, Admissions; Elizabeth “Liz” Towle, Associate Dean, Student Affairs; Jan Kiphart, Registrar, Registrar’s Office; Susan Travetto, Coordinator of Teacher Professional Development, Education; and Dorita Dorm, Secretary, Graduate and Professional Studies
(Not pictured) Elaine Barnard-Luce, Academic Secretary, Political Science and International Studies/History/Social Work; Joshua Bronson, Senior Supervisor, Campus Safety; Larry Shockney, Manager Print & Mailing Services, Post Office; and Henry Shrewsbury, Housekeeper I, Building Services