Employees Honored for Service to Wesleyan

The Employee Service Recognition Luncheon was held on Oct. 19 to recognize numerous faculty and staff for their many years of commitment to the university.

The Employee Service Recognition Luncheon was held on Oct. 19 to recognize numerous faculty and staff for their many years of commitment to the university. Pictured in the center is library assistant Dianne Kelly, who celebrated 30 years of service.

The Office of Human Resources hosted its annual Employee Service Recognition Luncheon Oct. 19 in Beckham Hall. President Michael Roth attended the lunch and commended the employees for their many years of service at Wesleyan. Employees who were celebrating their 20th, 25th, 30th, 35, and 40th year were invited to the luncheon with a guest. Employees honored included:

Admissions
Clifford Thornton, 30 years
Sheila von Schoeler, 30 years
Christian Lanser, 20 years

Center for the Arts
Mark Gawlak, 30 years

Deborah Sierpinksi, celebrating 30 years in Classical Studies at Wesleyan, describes her favorite spot on campus, which just so happened to be the Classics Department, located in Downey House.

Deborah Sierpinksi, celebrating 30 years in Classical Studies at Wesleyan, describes her favorite spot on campus, which just so happened to be the Classics Department, located in Downey House.

Classical Studies
Deborah Sierpinski, 30 years

Health Services
Joan Ecklund, 30 years
Jeanine Hanlon, 20 years

History and Theory
Julia Perkins, 35 years

Information Technology Services
Allen Alonzo, 30 years
Jerry Maguda, 30 years

Office of International Studies
Alice Hadler, 20 years

Office of Student Affairs/Deans’ Office
Louise Brown, 20 years
Karen Karpa, 20 years

Olin Library
Susanne Javorski, 35 years
Dianne Kelly, 30 years
Scott Antonio, 25 years
Katherine Wolfe, 20 years

Allen Alonzo celebrated 30 years at Wesleyan. He's currently the associate director of information technology auxiliary services for Information Technology Services.

Allen Alonzo celebrated 30 years at Wesleyan. He’s currently the associate director of information technology auxiliary services for Information Technology Services.

Physical Education
Robert Chiapetta, 30 years
Heather Minetti, 25 years
Joseph Fountain, 20 years

Physical Plant

Mark Chadsey, 40 years
Jimmie Tilley, 35 years
David Pompei, 35 years
Thomas Macri, 30 years
Scott Romano, 30 years
Michael Berzenski, 25 years
John Krisak, 25 years
Dean Maroun, 25 years
William Nelligan, 20 years
Timothy Rogers, 20 years

Elizabeth McCormick is celebrating 20 years in University Relations.

Elizabeth McCormick is celebrating 20 years in University Relations.

Public Safety
John Oliveira, 20 years

Sociology
Sharon Smith, 25 years

University Relations
Eugenia Driscoll, 30 years
Gemma Ebstein, 25 years
Elizabeth McCormick, 20 years
Elizabeth Watrous, 20 years

Wesleyan University Press
Suzanna Tamminen, 25 years

President Roth spoke to employees at the luncheon and encouraged them to share their Wesleyan memories.

President Roth spoke to employees at the luncheon and encouraged them to share their Wesleyan memories.

Mark Chadsey from Physical Plant celebrated 40 years of employment with Wesleyan. Here, he tells the exciting story of his first day at Wesleyan when fumes started billowing from one of the chemistry labs.

Mark Chadsey from Physical Plant celebrated 40 years of employment with Wesleyan. Here, he tells the story of his first day at Wesleyan when fumes started billowing from one of the chemistry labs.

Alice Hadler celebrated 20 years working at Wesleyan. She's currently the associate dean for International Student Affairs.

Alice Hadler celebrated 20 years working at Wesleyan. She’s currently the associate dean for International Student Affairs.

Julia Hicks, director of human resources, welcomed the employees to the service luncheon.

Julia Hicks, director of human resources, welcomed the employees to the service luncheon.

Karen Karpa, administrative assistant for the Office of Student Affairs/Deans' Office, celebrated 20 years at Wesleyan.

Karen Karpa, administrative assistant for the Office of Student Affairs/Deans’ Office, celebrated 20 years at Wesleyan.

More than 35 employees were honored for their service to the university. (Photos by Will Barr '18)

More than 35 employees were honored for their service to the university. (Photos by Will Barr ’18)