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The Aug. 3 Service Recognition and Retirement Dinner feted Rensselaer’s staff members; Pillars of Rensselaer Bob Conway and Jeanne Jenkins were joined by Kent Jenkins; Pillars Rebecca Danchak and Bonnie Carson; President Jackson and Vice President Claude Rounds celebrated with John Dignum Jr.; Sam Wait ’53 and his wife, Carol, celebrated his 45 years at Rensselaer; Public Safety’s Ruth Vibert shared a laugh with Curtis Powell, vice president for human resources; Christine and Andrew Lewis both celebrated anniversaries at the dinner; the Pillars of Rensselaer joined President Jackson on stage to announce this year’s Pillar recipient; Oleh Turczak and his wife, Lauren, celebrated his fifth anniversary.
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Human Resources recently hosted the 35th annual Service Recognition and Retirement Dinner at the Desmond Hotel. Employees who have completed service in five-year increments were honored, as well as employees who retired during the last fiscal year. Following is a list of this year’s honorees. Be sure to congratulate them when you see them!

Administration
Division

5 years
Maria Bones
Clifford Brock
Michael Bruso
Cara Carhart
John Czaplinski
Steven Davis
Karen DiNovo
Olena Dyatlova
Eric Harvey
Timothy Hilt
C. Scott Isager
Brian Kiel
Christine Lewis
Thomas Lobdell
Debra Macey
Christopher Mancini
Gerald Moroskey
Sherry Perpetua
Elizabeth Preston
Anthony Saunders
John Singleton
Josephine Thatcher
Oleh Turczak
Ruth Vibert 

10 years
Brian Darby
Denise Fuller Paul
John Grady
Betty Jones
Mary Masterson
Sean Moore
Aaron Quantock
Gloria Teal 

15 years
Barbara Nelson
Douglas Rider 
Bruce Wyle  

20 years
Elizabeth Boudreau 
Rodney Colvin 
Brian Doyle 
Donald Herrington 
J. Bruce Kunkel 
Peter Milks
Edward Plouffe 
Mary Plourde
Joseph Sitterly Jr. 
Mark Stewart
Thomas Teal 
Jorge Vidal
Bruce Vogt
Carol Wagar
Paul Zalucki

25 years
Barbara Dzembo
Leon Golinski
Thomas Hathaway
Andrew Lewis
Kathy Schermerhorn
Frank Sorriento 

30 years
John Dignum Jr. 

Retiring After
Linda Veiga 5 yrs
Patricia Dorow 19 yrs
Edward Prevost 26 yrs
Richard Hilbert 31 yrs 

DotCIO Division

5 years
Andrew Bacchi
Michael Bischof
Elizabeth Buckley
Connie Fritz
Robert Jarvis
Raj Kahlon
Robert Mayo
Jeffrey Miner
Colleen Morrissey
Evelyn Powell
Amy Rupert
Jeffrey Stark
Stephen Tytko 

10 years
Dennis Higgins
Eric Kohler
Kim Morgan
Marylou Nickleson
Alan Powell
Jacqueline Stampalia 

15 years
Jeffrey Burdyl
Nigel Westlake 

20 years
John Dojka
Jacqueline Farmer
Anna Gardner
Roberta Harris
Mark Miller
Otis Williams 

25 years
Graham Doig
Joan Dugan
Michael Kupferschmid
E. Andrew Mondore 

30 years
Rita Martinoli
Mark Sullivan 

Retiring After
Mary Maselli 27 yrs
Harriet Borton 29 yrs 

EMPAC 

5 years
Shannon Johnson

Enrollment Management

5 years
Randy Foster
Rebecca Stevens 

10 years
Kathleen Coates

25 years
Laurie Jones

Retiring After
E. Jeanne Jenkins 27 yrs

Finance 

5 years
Margaret Leoniuk
Lori Maynard 

10 years
Mary Hug
Eileen McLoughlin 

Graduate Education

5 years
Ajuba Jones
Nadeen Thompson 

10 years
Anita Lindemann

15 years
Kim Scalzo

Human Resources

5 years 
Kathryn McNamara

Institute
Advancement

5 years
Paul Budlong
Kathy Durivage
Michael Hollister
John Wilkerson 

10 years
Michele Brumsey
Margaret McNab 

15 years
Susan Haight
William Shumway 

20 years
Lynn Hopwood 

Retiring After
Rita Cairns 11 yrs
Rita Fassett 23 yrs 

Lally School of Management & Technology

5 years
Beth Ann Macey

10 years
Frank Wright

Office of
the President

10 years
Patrina Beaudoin

30 years
Eddie Knowles

35 years
Michael Wacholder 

Rensselaer
Technology Park

15 years
Keith VanAmburgh

Rensselaer@Hartford

10 years
Carole Charles
Brian Clement
Kristin Galligan
Brian Hartlieb
Adam Hechler
Allison Misky
Paul Sartini 

20 years
Paul Murphy
Gary Trail 

Retiring After
Merrick Aborn 19 yrs

School
of Architecture

5 years
Joann Coffey
Kathleen O’Connor
Yutao Zhou 

15 years
Lecia O’Dell

Retiring After
Sidney Fleisher 26 yrs

School
of Engineering

5 years
Marie Dieffenbach
Gina Moore
Robert Planty 

10 years
Marcia Hartnett

15 years
Pamela Zepf

20 years
Raymond Dove
Russell Kraft
Barbara Ruel
Antoinette Sposito
Sheila Zador 

25 years
Rose Boshoff
Darwisah Burgess 

30 years
Hollis McEvilly
George Narode 

35 years
John Schatz

Retiring After
Katherine Hocker 6 yrs
Mary Ellen Fullum 19 yrs
Roselaine Carignan 33 yrs
James Westhead 42 yrs 

School of Humanities & Social Sciences

5 years
Timothy Austin
Seana Biondolillo
Lisa D’Angelo
Cheryl Keefe
Todd Palmer 

10 years
Dean Button
Erin Glasheen 

20 years
Patricia Marra 

Retiring After
Katherine Vumbacco 40 yrs

School of Science

5 years
Shannon Carrothers
Jonathan Chen
David Diehl
David Kotfila
Kimberly Watson
Dmitri Zagorevski 

20 years
Karen Coonrad
Robert Ingalls 

25 years
Sharon Gardner
Linda Kramarchyk
Herbert Schwartz
John Wimbush 

30 years
Gail Gere

35 years
Timothy Walsh

45 years
Samuel Wait

Strategic Communications & External Relations

5 years
Allison Newman
Diane Piester 

10 years
Daria Robbins

Student Life

5 years
Michael Conroy
Maria Coomaraswamy-Falkenstein
Lisa DeChiaro
Karen Ferrer-Muniz
John Greene
Leslie Khachadourian
Erika Lewis
Gina Ricci
Christopher Thompson
Debra Woodworth

10 years
Maureen Brower
James Townsend 

15 years
Peggy Conroy-Martin
Karen Gaunay

20 years
Gladys Montero

25 years
Bonita Bornt
Milton Thomas Claydon
Diana Leis Delker
Roslyn Pompey 

30 years
Joseph Albert

Retiring After
Ann Carroll 34 yrs
Peter Snyder 34 yrs

Undergraduate Education

5 years
Michele Murray
Liliana Ortiz-Bermudez
Nancy Williams Leighton 

10 years
Bruce Laplante 

15 years
Jeannie Steigler

20 years
Patricia Connell

25 years
Lucille Saxby

Retiring After
Robert Conway 34 yrs

Vice President
of Research

5 years
Lyle Couvillon
Nancy Rivera
Alisa Tyson 

10 years
Margret Verville 

25 years
David King
Don Millard

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