Administrative and support staff honored at employee recognition events

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June 2, 2010

Three employee recognition events were held in May to honor administrative and support staff from the College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph; Saint John's University, Collegeville; and the Order of Saint Benedict.

Employees were recognized for retirement and years of service. In addition, several special awards were presented.

Retirement - Li Dold, natural science division; Barb Frank, SJU residential life; Peter Froehle, Saint John's Preparatory School; Rich Froehle, SJU grounds; Jerry Furst, Liturgical Press; Joan Jonas, CSB culinary services; Jo Ann Myers, SJU dining services; Marilyn Schindler, CSB culinary services; Lou Trudeau, admission.

Five years:
Nicole Anderson, library; Adam Bauer, media services; Jason Cross, information technology services; Sarah Gewirtz, library; Randy Hammond, information technology services; Leslie Koshiol-Zimmer, personal and professional development center; Angie Mareck, financial aid; Sarah Simpson, admission; Gregory Stein, information technology services; Jennifer Whitehead, Upward Bound; David Wuolu, library.
CSB - MaryAnn Baenninger, president's office; Stephanie Jussila, institutional advancement; Susan Konz, culinary services; Anne Oberman, business office; Chris Sabrowsky, culinary services; Rebecca Schrom, culinary services; Carmen Welinski, culinary services.
OSB (includes SJU, Saint John's Abbey, Liturgical Press and Saint John's Preparatory School) - Kim Dierkhising, St. Raphael Retirement Center; Brendon Duffy, institutional advancement; Sarah Gainey, arboretum; John Haws, athletics; Denise Holstad, institutional advancement; Linda Orzechowski, Hill Museum and Manuscript Library; Brian Schreiner, physical plant; Wendy Theisen, St. Raphael Retirement Center; Marion Voigt, life safety.

10 years:
Tanya Boettcher, human resources; Johanna Davis, learning enhancement service; Ann Kuhl, information technology services; David Leitzman, education; Mary Jo Reich, human resources; Heidi Ruprecht, communication and marketing services; Constance Schiff, education; Joe Swenson, information technology services.
CSB - Jeffrey Curtis, power plant; Irene Daniels, culinary services; Kristin Darnall, institutional advancement; Onnah Deuhs, custodial; Mary Fogle, institutional advancement; Wayne Laudenbach, power plant; Dawn Lenzen, security; Pamela Marchand, culinary services; Christine Morgel, culinary services; Diane Rudolph, catering; James Thomas, transportation; Diane Van Beck, business office; Brian Welsh, culinary services.
OSB - Jason Anderson, physical plant; Ruth Athmann, institutional advancement; Theresa Berg, St. Raphael Retirement Center; Pride Colton, physical plant; Richard Erkens, custodial services; Pat Kampa, Liturgical Press; Victor Klimoski, School of Theology; Marilyn Koltes, athletics; Barb Mergen, Prep School; Tonya Miller, student development; Sandy Scheil, custodial services; Ann Schramel, custodial services; Jean Scoon, institutional advancement; Joann Timp, custodial services; Janine Welle, custodial services.

15 years:
Todd Abdella, information technology services; Matthew Beirne, admission; Tracey Birr, telecommunications; Marilyn Creed, mathematics; Carol Jansky, biology; Melissa Koshiol, personal and professional development center; Roger Sorensen, information technology services; Jason Terwey, information technology services.
CSB - Mary Geller, student development; Kolleen Kellom, institutional advancement; Shirley Miller, culinary services; Kimberly Schmitz, culinary services; David Schneider, student accounts.
OSB - Br. John Brudney, OSB, Abbey development; Jennifer Cahoy, institutional advancement; John Gray, custodial services; Sharon Hartmann, business office; Thomas Herges, Sexton Commons dining; Theresa Vann, Hill Museum and Manuscript Library.

20 years:
Robin Bautch, admission; Paul Beniek, information technology services; Greg Hoye, communication and marketing services; Janice Rod, library; Alex Schleper, international student programs; Julie Straka, human resources; Mary Tamm, communication department.
CSB - Wendy Bechtold, catering; Linda Blommer, catering; Mark Conway, Literary Arts Institute; Karen Geislinger, culinary services; Carol Stodolka, culinary services; Rebecca Terwey, culinary services; Joan Volkers, culinary services.
OSB - Carmen Donabauer, Liturgical Press; Jan Jahnke, Abbey human resources; Rhonda Rossman, institutional advancement; Jan Schramel, Liturgical Press; Lynda Schulte, Liturgical Press; Patricia Weishaar, School of Theology.

25 years:
Deborah Lehman, Fine Arts Programming; Thang Nguyen, information technology services; Tom Schroer, information technology services.
CSB - Larry Christen, physical plant; Joyce Honer, culinary services; Maureen Opitz, institutional advancement.
OSB - Monica Bokinskie, Liturgical Press; Glen Breth, physical plant; Barb Brinkman, dining services; Marie Eli, institutional advancement; Larry Koltes, physical plant; Lois Lampert, custodial services; Deb Lampert-Pflueger, Liturgical Press; Gregg Ressemann, dining services; Julie Scegura, institutional advancement.

30 years:
Nikki Jochman, chemistry; Terri Johnson, art and theater; Theresa Kasling, library.
CSB - Daniel Laudenbach, physical plant; Terrance Loso, physical plant; S. Geraldine Zierden, OSB, duplicating.
OSB - Rev. Eric Hollas, OSB, institutional advancement; Geri Kampa, business office; Bonnie Meyer, student accounts; Timothy Miles, athletics; Yvonne Panek, dining services; Emmerich Sack, Prep School; Ron Schmit, Liturgical Press.

35 years:
Ginny Clendenin, library; Bev Ehresmann, library; David Lyndgaard, academic affairs.
OSB - Carol Fries, dining services; Roger Hoffman, dining services; Rev. Dunstan Moorse, OSB, Liturgical Press; Br. Aaron Raverty, OSB, Liturgical Press.

40 years:
Carol Pannek, dining services.

50 years:
Rev. Donald Tauscher, OSB, Abbey; Peter Froehle, Prep School.

Special awards
OSB Outstanding Administrator Award - Jeff Wubbels, events services manager at SJU.
The award, named in honor of Fr. Vincent Tegeder, OSB, recognizes service and excellence within the Saint John's administrative community - someone who embodies the spirit of Saint John's, provides quality service and makes a powerful contribution to Saint John's. Wubbels has been at SJU for 12 years following a stint as a children's camp director. He serves as a facilitator and coordinates events and meeting spaces on campus; works cooperatively in a planning role with campus departmental staff to make sure that all facility concerns are addressed in the planning process; and supports summer conferences, camps and events with a primary focus on housing and facilities.

WOW Awards - This award was given to eight people who were recognized for their contributions to the CSB campus. The recipients were: Catherine Stoch and Diane Calabria (foundation relations), for their work in securing a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to help attract, retain and graduate more women in mathematics, physics and computer science; Brian Jose and Brooke Horejsi (Fine Arts Programming), for their creativity in programming, connecting artists to students and thoroughly entertaining and inspiring the community through the fine arts; Mark Conway (Literary Arts Institute), winner of the 2009 American Poetry Journal Book prize for his manuscript, Dreaming Man, Face Down; Sarah Simpson (admission), for using exceptional creativity in social media to reach prospective students through engaging, informative and intriguing electronic communications; and Randy Hammond (information technology services) and Barbara Hein (communication and marketing services), who helped achieve a new look to the CSB and SJU website.