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04/29/2014

Twenty-six Winthrop Retirees and 40 Employees Honored for Service

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 Twenty-six Winthrop retirees and 40 university employees were honored during the annual Faculty, Staff, Retirees Awards Ceremony for service to the university and the state of South Carolina.
 The honored retirees have collectively provided 428 years of service to the state of South Carolina and Winthrop.
 Winthrop officials also recognized employees who reached their 10-, 20- and 30-year state service milestones.

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Twenty-six Winthrop University retirees and 40 university employees were honored on Tuesday, April 29, during the annual Faculty, Staff, Retirees Awards Ceremony for service to the university and the state of South Carolina.

The honored retirees have collectively provided 428 years of service to the state of South Carolina and Winthrop. Those retirees included:

Linda Ashley, social work
Dennis Blancke, facilities management
Carlos Caballero, mathematics
Rory Cornish, history
Sylvia Cureton, facilities management
Mike Evans, accounting, economics and finance
Bob Gorman, Dacus Library
James Hunt, facilities management
Danne Kasparek, physical education, sport and human performance
Christa Kea, speech
Heakyung Lee, mathematics
Sue Lyman, social work
Ameda Manetta, social work
Martha McCullough, facilities management
Janie Odom, facilities management
Judy Pazera, student affairs
Barrie Platt, Richard W. Riley College of Education
Marguerite Quintelli, English
James Rhodes, facilities management
Mesgun Sebhatu, chemistry, physics, geology
Susie Shealey, facilities management
Donetta Smith, facilities management
Pravda Stoeva-Popova, biology
Jonatha Vare, curriculum and pedagogy
Alfonzo Walton, facilities management
Cathy Woody, facilities management

Winthrop officials also recognized employees who reached their 10-, 20- and 30-year state service milestones. Those employees included:

10 Years
AJ Angulo, curriculum and pedagogy
Judy Basehore, student financial services
Adolphus Belk, political science
T.J. Carney, computing and information technology
Donna Coker, admissions
Angie Conner, printing services
Lorrie Crochet, music
Gwen Daley, chemistry, physics, geology
Junior Helms, facilities management
Jerry Krzemien, facilities management
Kathy Krzemien, facilities management
Robin Lammi, chemistry, physics, geology
Peggy Lockhart, admissions
Carol Marchel, curriculum and pedagogy
Mary Martin, English
Joan Miktuk, student financial services
Chris Parks, campus police
Judy Pazera, student affairs
Darren Ritzer, psychology
Elke Schneider, counseling, leadership and educational studies
Kamal Shah, computing and information technology
Jill Stuckey, university relations
Kristi Westover, biology
Teleia White, development
Cathy Woody, facilities management

20 Years
John Bird, English
Franca Copeland, computing and information technology
Linda Dorsett, athletics
Tom Injaychock, career and civic engagement
Paula Mitchell, biology
Dan Murray, athletics
Ben Paxton, athletics
Jean Silagyi-Rebovich, accreditation and accountability
Seymour Simmons, fine arts
Jacqueline Smith, facilities management
Jannifer Tucker, Dacus Library
Nancy Vienna, admissions

30 Years
Amanda Maghsoud, finance and business
Dinah Southard, accreditation and accountability
Mary Watson, Macfeat Early Childhood Laboratory School

Retirees are encouraged to participate in the Winthrop Retirees' Association. Information regarding the association may be obtained from Mickey Taylor at taylorm@winthrop.edu.

For more information, please contact Judy Longshaw, news and media services manager, at 803/323-2404 or e-mail longshawj@winthrop.edu.

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