Employees being recognized for anniversaries and retirement

Campus & Community

May 18, 2021

If you hear a number of College of Saint Benedict, Saint John’s University and Order of Saint Benedict employees singing anniversary songs in the next few weeks, don’t be alarmed.

That’s because 136 employees are celebrating anniversaries of five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years in 2021.

If you add the combined years of service of those 136 employees, it would total 2,030 years.

That impressive figure does not count the 30 individuals who served the institutions before retiring this year (listed on right).

Here’s a list of those celebrating anniversaries or retirements:

Five years

A-G: Joshua Akkerman, IT Services; Bonita Althaus, SJU Dining Services; Hugo Alva, CSB Culinary Services; Sydney Andringa, CSB Institutional Advancement; Stephanie Barrett, CSB Culinary Services; Julie Berger, CSB Culinary Services; Tigist Beru, SJU Dining Services; David Bohrer, SJU Dining Services; Ben Corbett, SJU Residential Life; Tara Durheim, Liturgical Press; Jackie Elvehjem, CSB Health Services; Gordon Freese, Transportation; Carol Gadd-Marshall, Admission; Jennifer Gerads, Financial Aid; Mary Gessell, SJU Dining Services.

H-M: Laura Hartog, Prep School; Jane Heitzman, St. Raphael Retirement Center; Jeffrey Hennen, IT Services; Jeremy Karger-Gatzow, SJU Athletics; Christina Kielsmeier-Cook, Collegeville Institute; Janice Klaphake, SJU Custodial Services; Ashley Koshiol, Psychology, Computer Science, Economics and Mathematics; Kimberly Lakmann, SJU Business Office; Nicci Malecha, SJU Athletics; Richard Matthews, CSB Culinary Services; Aaron Miller, Prep School; Tony Mishow, CSB Culinary Services.

N-Z: James Nestrud, CSB Culinary Services; Randall Notsch, Physical Plant; Connor O’Brien, SJU Athletics; Jeffrey Platz, CSB Security; Chris Porter, IT Services; Brian Posch, Abbey Custodial; Molly Posch, SJU Dining Services; Rebecca Reller, SJU Dining Services; Kari Salzer, St. Raphael Retirement Center; Krysten Schwartz, Student Accessibility Services; Kenneth Sincleair, CSB Culinary Services; Cory Thorson, SJU Athletics; Jeffrey Zumwalde, Hill Museum and Manuscript Library.

10 years

A-K: Shawn Becker, CSB Culinary Services; Scott Bierscheid, SJU Athletics; Paula Capp, St. Raphael Retirement Center; Nicole Clements, Center for Global Education; Michael Cummings, SJU Institutional Advancement; Kathryn Enke, CSB President’s Office; Adria Gilitzer, SJU Dining Services; Jonathan Hazen, CSB Athletics; Adam Herbst, SJU Institutional Advancement; Carol Holton, CSB Health Center; Mary Hoppe, Hill Museum and Manuscript Library; Geraldine Klaphake, Abbey Custodial.

L-Z: Brenda Larsen, Liturgical Press; Tracy Longfellow, CSB Health Center; Erin Ross, CSB Athletics; Daryl Schomer, CSB Athletics; Scott Shottenkirk, OSB Powerhouse; Jason Spohn, SJU Athletics; Martina Talic, Prep School; Kari Vogt, Financial Aid; Ethan Wittrock, IT Services; Mary Wolff, School of Theology; Amber Zoller Elfering, IT Services; Louise Zwilling, St. Raphael Retirement Center.

15 years

A-M: Angela Arens, Admission; Chong Beckius, CSB Culinary Services; Michael Connolly, Student Development; Daniel DeMars, Abbey Business Office; Damien Dumonceaux, SJU Athletics; Tina Elwell, IT Services; Michelle Hemmesch, SJU Student Accounts; Mike Killeen, Admission and Marketing; Ryan Klinkner, SJU Athletics; Stephanie Lancour, Liturgical Press; Robert Lillard, Abbey Woodworking; Pat McKenzie, SJU Athletics; Charles Miller, Prep School.

N-Z: Anastasia Nathe, Registrar’s Office; Elizabeth Owens, Liturgical Press; Rita Poepping, CSB Culinary Services; Kim Poganski, CSB Culinary Services; Christen Sack, St. Raphael Retirement Center; Laura Schmitz, Philosophy, Communication; Virginia (Gigi) Schumacher Fourre, CSB Institutional Advancement; Mary Stommes, Liturgical Press; Darren Swanson, CSB Security; John Walz, Abbey Custodial; Erica Wander, SJU Dining Services; Adrian Wijasa, IT Services; Brian Woods, Liturgical Press.

20 years

A-N: Ann Alvord, IT Services; Jon Bangasser, SJU Dining Services; Jim Cossairt, Transportation; Audrey Dingmann, Bookstore; Joan Ellering, CSB Culinary Services; RaMona Gruber, CSB Custodial Maintenance; Corey Mueller, SJU Dining Services; Brandon Novak, SJU Athletics; Miranda Novak, Library.

R-Z: Noah Raiche, SJU Events and Conferences, Dining Services; Lynette Raymond, SJU Institutional Advancement; Julie Reitmeier, CSB Institutional Advancement; Nicole Reuter, Library; Kevin Schiltz, SJU Athletics; Judith Shank, Myers Chair and Clemens Chair; Diane Sobania, Liturgical Press; Heather Stanley, IT Services; Daniel Stark, Prep School; John Sundet, IT Services.

25 years

A-K: Shawn Beckers, IT Services; Julie Dietman, Hill Museum and Manuscript Library; Gary Fasching, SJU Athletics; Donald Harlander, CSB Culinary Services; George Hemmesch, CSB Physical Plant; Elizabeth Knuth, Library; Michael Kwatera, OSB, SJU Residential Life.

L-Z: Denise Laudenbach, Registrar’s Office; Diane Muske, CSB Custodial Maintenance; David Paulson, Prep School; Robin Pierzina, OSB, SJU Residential Life; Paul Richards, OSB, SJU Residential Life; Michael Thelen, CSB Custodial Maintenance.

30 years

Richard Bresnahan, Pottery Studio; Anna Jonas, Bookstore; Chris Pflueger, SJU Grounds; Robert Stoeckel, OSB Physical Plant; Gregory Van Beck, SJU Dining Services; Mark Warzecha, Liturgical Press.

35 years

James Lust, IT Services; Jackie Miller, Experience and Professional Development.

40 years

Sandy Ernst, Prep School; Julie Gruska, Registrar’s Office; Peter Schwegel, SJU Custodial Services; Jean Stottlemyer, OSB Physical Plant; Jeff Voss, SJU Dining Services.

45 years

Isaac Connolly, OSB, Abbey Development.

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A-J: Margaret Boettcher, SJU Student Development; Barbara Buesing, CSB Health Center; Jennifer Cahoy, SJU Institutional Advancement; Irene Daniels, CSB Culinary Services; Sandra Dirkes, Financial Aid; Patti Epsky, SJU President's Office; Jackie Hampton, Academic Advising; Mary Harlander-Locke, Experience and Professional Development; Anna Jonas, Bookstore; Lloyd Juel, SJU Grounds.

K-P: Jeff Kaster, School of Theology; Lori Klapperich, Counseling and Health Promotion; Doug Klunk, SJU Dining Services; Joseph Kobylinski, SJU Custodial Services; Maureen (Mo) Laube, Registrar's Office; Lila Mueller, Abbey Custodial; Mary Niedenfuer, Languages and Cultures, Hispanic Studies, Latino/Latin American Studies; S. Sharon Nohner, OSB, CSB Campus Ministry; David Philippi, SJU Dining Services; Karen Pogatschnik, SJU Life Safety.

R-Z: Michael Roske, Abbey Woodworking; Mary Rueter, Prep School; Paul Stock, OSB Physical Plant; Jane Stromme, Registrar's Office; Lucy Thomes, Registrar's Office; Rebecca Van Ness, School of Theology; Julie VanVleet, CSB Business Office; Joan Volkers, CSB Culinary Services; Karen Voller, SJU Dining Services; Deb Wolford, Fine Arts Programming.