Faculty, staff honored for years of service

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Faculty, staff honored for years of service

November 24, 2009

 2009 John Barton Teaching Award Winner
Dr. Venkata Moorthy (left) stands with John Barton as he receives the John Barton Distinguished Teaching and Service Award.
Employees at Northwestern Oklahoma State University were honored during the sixth annual Faculty/Staff Service Recognition Ceremony last week. Ceremonies were held at Alva and Enid locations.
2009 Thelma Crouch Staff Employee of the Year
Valarie Case (left) stands with Thelma Crouch as she was honored with the Thelma Crouch Staff Employee of the Year Award. Case also received recognition for working at Northwestern for 20 years.

Dr. Venkata Moorthy, professor of biology, received the John Barton Distinguished Teaching and Service Award during the annual ceremony. Nominations are made by faculty, staff and students and the recipient is determined by a selection committee.

5 year service
Kelley Burggraf, Dr. Cornelia Mihai, Angie Whiteneck, (back row) Janet Cook, Dr. Francisco Martinez and Rodney Mustard received recognition for working at Northwestern for five years.
Valarie Case, university relations specialist, was selected as the Thelma Crouch Staff Employee of the Year Award winner. Case has been employed at Northwestern for 20 years. The Thelma Crouch Staff Employee of the Year Award is to recognize exceptional performance and/or service by a member of the Northwestern staff. The recipient of this award shows dedication to Nor
 10 year service recognition
Employees working at Northwestern for 10 years also were honored during the annual recognition ceremony. Serving Northwestern for 10 years are (from left, front row) Anne Haight, Jeffrey McAlpin, Lupita Sinnes, (middle row) Dr. Beverly Warden and Teri Warren, (back row) Vincent Shriner, Dr. Steven Thompson and Steve Sneary.
thwestern and its students.

Employees who were honored by their years of service are listed by name and job title below.

15 year service recognition 
Jim Detgen and Dr. Nancy Kilian are honored with 15 years of service at Northwestern.
• Five year service recognition: Andrew Brown, head men’s basketball coach; Kelley Burggraf, Foundation office manager; Melissa Cole, business development specialist; Janet Cook, assistant cashier; Kathy Earnest, instructor of English; Margo Hamilton, assistant women’s basketball coach; Dr. Francisco Martinez, assistant professor of Spanish; Dr. Cornelia Mihai, assistant professor of chemistry; Rodney Mustard, HVAC technician; Roger Waggoner, police officer; and Angie Whiteneck,
25 year service recognition 
Myra Davison (left) and Annette Schwerdtfeger have been working for Northwestern for 25 years. They were honored during the annual recognition ceremony last week.
trav el/human resources clerk.

• Ten year service recognition: Anne Haight, scholarship coordinator; Jeffrey McAlpin, instructor of sociology/criminal justice; Vincent Shriner, maintenance foreman; Lupita Sinnes, instructor of Spanish; Steve Sneary, farm manager; Dr. Steven Thompson, associate professor of biology; Dr. Beverly Warden, associate professor of education; and Teri Warren, registrar’s assistant/admissions coordinator.

Enid employees service recognition
Employees at Northwestern-Enid were honored during the annual recognition celebration. From left, Dr. Cheryl Evans, Roger Waggoner, Bill Gregory and Dr. Martie Young are pictured together during the event. 

• Fifteen year service recognition: Dr. Mark Davis, professor of psychology; Jim Detgen, physical plant director; Dr. Cheryl Evans, Northwestern-Enid dean; Dr. Nancy Kilian, instructor of mathematics; and Dr. Martie Young, professor of education.

30 year service recognition 
Dr. Steve Lohmann (left), executive vice president, presents Dr. Janet Cunningham with a gift for serving at Northwestern for 30 years.

• Twenty year service recognition: Case and Bill Gregory, regional director of the Oklahoma Small Business Development Center.

• Twenty-five year service recognition: Myra Davison, administrative assistant to the president; and Annette Schwerdtfeger, cashier.

• Thirty year service recognition: Dr. Janet Cunningham, university president.

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