Faculty, staff honored for years of service at Northwestern

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Faculty, staff honored for years of service at Northwestern


Dr. Eric Schmaltz and John Barton Dr. Eric Schmaltz and John Barton

Angelia Case and Dr. Steve Lohmann
Angelia Case and Dr. Steve Lohmann
 5-year service award
Northwestern employees recognized for five years of service at the Alva ceremony include (front row, left to right) Deborah Anderson, Mary J. Barker, Dr. Ralph Bourret, Dr. Karen Linstrum, (middle row) Pam Gale, Kaylyn Hansen, Joanne Prewett, (back row) Dr. Shawn Holliday and Mark Sneary. Not pictured is Donna Abbott.
 Enid campus 5-year service awards
Receiving a five year service award during the Northwestern-Enid campus Employee Recognition Ceremony are Dr. Steven Palmer, Ramona Bartlow, Dr. James Breyley and Micheal Zarrella.
 10-year service awards
Northwestern employees honored for 10 years of service include (front row, left to right) Kathy Earnest, Janet Cook, Dr. Cornelia Mihai, (back row) Dr. Francisco Martinez, Andrew Brown and Kevin Fields. Not pictured is Kelley Burggraf.
 15-year service awards
Serving Northwestern for 15 years are (front row, left to right) Anne Haight, Jeffrey D. McAlpin, Dr. Beverly Warden, (back) Mark Sneary and Dr. Steve Thompson. Not pictured is Teri Warren.
 Marc Davis and Dr. Janet Cunningham
Dr. Mark Davis accepts recognition from Northwestern and Dr. Janet Cunningham for his 20 years of service to the university. Not pictured is Jim Detgen.
 Dr. Janet Cunningham and Valarie Case
Northwestern honored Valarie Case (right) for 25 years of service. Here she accepts a token of appreciation from Dr. Janet Cunningham.
 Annette Schwerdtfeger, Dr. Janet Cunningham and Myra Davison
Annette Schwerdtfeger (left) and Myra Davison (right) were honored by Northwestern for 30 years of service to the university. Dr. Janet Cunningham (center) was honored for 35 years of working at Northwestern.

Employees at Northwestern Oklahoma State University were honored during the 11th annual Employee Service Recognition Ceremony Nov. 20. Ceremonies were held in Alva and Enid to honor all employees who work at the Alva, Enid and Woodward campus locations.

Dr. Eric Schmaltz, associate professor of history, 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. To be selected, the recipient must be a full time faculty member at Northwestern and exemplify distinguished teaching and administrative leadership.

Angelia Case, academic projects assistant and media specialist, was selected as the Thelma Crouch Staff Employee of the Year Award winner. This award was established to recognize exceptional performance and/or service by a member of the Northwestern staff. The recipient of this award shows dedication to Northwestern and its students. The Student Government Association accepts nominations for this award and then determines the recipient.

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

  • Five-year service recognition: Donna Abbott, maintenance; Deborah Anderson, custodial supervisor; Mary J. Barker, maintenance; Ramona Bartlow, instructor of nursing; Dr. Ralph Bourret, associate professor of business; Dr. James Breyley, professor of business; Pamela Gale, payroll accountant; Kaylyn Hansen, director of student life and counseling; Dr. Shawn Holliday, associate dean of graduate studies; Dr. Karen Linstrum, associate professor of psychology; Dr. Steven Palmer, professor of business; Joanne Prewett, director-Academic Success Center; Mark Sneary, instructor of agriculture; Michael Zarrella, systems analyst-information technology.
  • 10-year service recognition: Andrew Brown, head men’s basketball coach, instructor of health and sports science; Kelley Burggraf, office manager-Northwestern Foundation and Alumni Association; Janet K. Cook, assistant cashier-business office; Kathy Earnest, instructor of English; Kevin Fields, health and safety officer; Dr. Francisco Martinez, professor of Spanish; Dr. Cornelia Mihai, professor of chemistry.
  • 15-year service recognition: Anne Haight, scholarship coordinator; Jeffrey D. McAlpin, instructor of sociology/criminal justice; Steve Sneary, instructor of agriculture and farm manager; Dr. Stephen Thompson, professor of biology; Dr. Beverly Warden, professor of education; Teri Warren, assistant registrar/admissions coordinator.
  • 20-year service recognition: Dr. Mark Davis, professor of psychology; Jim Detgen, director-physical plant.
  • 25-year service recognition: Valarie Case, university relations specialist.
  • 30-year service recognition: Myra Davison, administrative assistant-president’s office; Annette Schwerdtfeger, cashier-business office.
  • 35-year service recognition: Dr. Janet Cunningham, president.

Several employees also were recognized during the ceremony for their service to the Faculty Senate, Staff Council and Professional Staff Council, as well as for recognition of Grant and Diversity Initiatives and Service Learning Initiatives.