MANSFIELD - The annual Mansfield University Service Recognition Program was held April 26.
Employees who have served MU for 10, 15, 20, 25, 35 and 40 years were honored.
Faculty were recognized by academic year. People who have retired or will be retiring through summer 2012 were also recognized.
Trustee Howard Smith, far left, presents the Spotlight Award to members of the Campus Technologies Department.
The following individuals were honored:
10 years - Belinda Bernum, Gregory Black, Barbara Butcher, Gregory Carson, Leslie Clifford, Timothy Dempsey, Matthew Haner, Shawndra Holderby, Premalatha Junius, Cynthia Keller, Daniel Mason, Lisa Parker, Michael Rohl, Michelle Rohl, Melanie Seymour, Barbara Smith, Ryan Stanley, John Szentesy.
15 years - Laurie Buck, Paul Delosa, Mark Hitsman, Monica Miller, Brian Oakes, Christine Shegan, Katherine Starks, Norma Stiner, Martha Whitehouse, Gregori Zagozewski.
20 years - Lori Cass, Colleen Devine, Edgard Domenech, Barry Ganong, Kevin Jackson, Annette Mase, Debra Padgett, Alan Seymour, Gayle Thompson.
25 years - Judith Brayer, Bruce Carpenter, Harry Hillson, Sheran Lawton, Clarence Lienhard, Joseph Murphy.
35 years - Stephen McEuen.
40 years - Ira Newman.
Employees who have retired or officially announced they will retire: Joseph Chapel, Michael Crum, Thomas Elsasser, Benjamin Jones, John Kingsley, Susan Krieger, Lou Labuski-Brown, Maravene Loeschke, Christopher Vaughn.
Also at the recognition event, Kathy Wright, professor of Nutrition in the Department of Health Sciences, was named Employee of the Year. Wright also co-chairs MU's Middle States Accreditation Steering Committee.
The Employee Recognition Committee selected Wright after a campus-wide nomination process. Russell Dodson, professor of geography and geology and chair of the department, and Dennis Murray, professor of psychology and chair of the department, were also nominated.
The Campus Technologies Department received the Spotlight Award, which is given annually to a department that exemplifies the four facets of the Mansfield Creed: Character, Scholarship, Culture and Service. The winner was decided after a campus-wide nomination process.
The Campus Technologies Department staff consists of Alan Johnson, Brad Stettler, Cliff Wiles, Derek Furry, Herb Frank, Holly Correll, John Maslar, Kim Hulslander, Loren McNett, Mark Polonia, Matt Reed, Melanie Seymour, Phil Ogden, Suzanne Murphy, Tamela Bastion, Todd Seibert, Tom Wilson, Wendi Route and William Tuttle.