FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Dec. 21, 2011
CONTACT: Cathy Mentzer, Manager of Media Relations
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3178
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. – Wilson College honored employees at its 10th Annual Holiday Awards Luncheon held Dec. 19 in the college dining hall. Several outstanding service awards were presented by Wilson College President Barbara K. Mistick, who also handed out awards for milestone service anniversaries.
The Outstanding Service to the College Award, which recognizes initiative, productivity, dedication and loyalty to the college, went to Jean Hoover, the college registrar. Hoover, who has worked at Wilson since 1995 and lives in Chambersburg, was chosen for the award because of her diligence and tireless efforts as onsite project leader for the college-wide conversion to a new database system.
The Outstanding Service to Students Award, which is given to an employee whose contributions strengthen the quality of student life, was presented to Tracy Randall-Loose, head athletic trainer. Randall-Loose, of Chambersburg, joined Wilson College in 2003. She received the award for her selflessness in helping student-athletes, including working odd hours and weekends.
The Outstanding Service to the Community Award, which recognizes employees who distinguish themselves through contributions to their local community, was given to Kathie Berard, senior gift officer for special gifts and community relations. Berard has worked at Wilson since 2001 and lives in Chambersburg. She was chosen to receive the award because of her volunteer activities in the community, including serving as a member of the Rotary Club, Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce and Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority.
The award for Outstanding Volunteer Service to the College, which is presented to individuals who make important contributions to Wilson by donating their time, effort and resources, went to Emelda
Valdez. Valdez volunteers with the college’s Fulton Center for Sustainable Living Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. She is present at CSA pickup days at Fulton Farm nearly every week during the harvest season and helps members use the produce they receive by providing recipes, tips and encouragement.
Wilson College employees recognized for milestone years of service at the luncheon were:
25 years – Lori Heinbaugh, director of housekeeping.
20 years – Kathy Clough, accountant; Melissa Imes, administrative assistant; Beverly Neidigh, housekeeper.
15 years – Dr. Dana Harriger, associate professor of biology, assistant dean and head of the Sciences Division; Ann O’Shallie, associate professor of equestrian studies.
10 years – Lois Alleman, housekeeper; Kathie Berard, senior gift officer/special gifts and community relations; Linda Brittain, dean of financial aid/senior enrollment associate; Allen Fritsche, custodian; Stacey Higgs, child care center assistant director; Sterling Keyes, food services; Brian Lehman, electrician; Elizabeth Thorpe, science program assistant.
5 years – Debra Collins, director of communications; Dr. Douglas Crawford, assistant professor of business and chair of the Department of Business and Economics; Melzina Dice, housekeeper; Dr. John Elia, associate professor of philosophy and chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion; Thomas Faith, plumber; Mary Foltz, associate director of adult degree program admissions; Amanda Fore, assistant director of admissions; Rebecca Goodhart, advancement associate; Emily Helman, director of advancement services; Vickie Locke, academic support center director; Marcia Rice, housekeeper; Dr. Catherine Santai, assistant professor of chemistry; Cindy Shoemaker, director of counseling; Marian Strait, administrative assistant; Dr. Perry Wood, assistant professor of mathematics and physics.
Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college dedicated to the education of women. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pa. Wilson offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and master’s degrees in education and the humanities. The college’s 2011-12 enrollment in the College for Women and the Adult Degree Programs is 746 and includes 21 students from 10 foreign countries.
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