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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Jan. 7, 2019

Northwest recognizes 109 employees for years of service

Northwest Missouri State University on Tuesday, Dec. 18, recognized 109 employees who have attained milestone years of service at the University.

The total years of service for the recognized employees is 1,360 years. Those employees recognized and their years of service are listed below and pictured left to right in the attached photos.

40 years 35 years 30 years

40 years

  • Dr. Theo Ross, professor of theatre

35 years

  • Ann Martin, director of purchasing
  • (not pictured) Dr. Jerrold Barnett, professor of psychology

30 years

(pictured left to right)

  • Cheryl Birkenholz, help desk specialist in the Office of Information Technology
  • Dr. Carol Spradling, director of the School of Computer Science and Information Systems

25 years

25 years

(pictured left to right)

Front row:

  • Michael Grudzinski, video and web conferencing specialist in the Learning and Teaching Center
  • Girija Chavala, manager of enterprise applications in the Office of Information Technology
  • Cara Shell, part-time school nurse at Horace Mann Laboratory School

Second row:

  • Dr. Michael Hobbs, chair of the Department of Language, Literature and Writing
  • Marla McCrary, office manager in the School of Communication and Mass Media
  • Kendall Burchfield, custodian

Not pictured:

  • Dr. Richard Field, associate professor of philosophy
  • Dr. Jawad Sadek, professor of mathematics and statistics
  • Dr. Jody Strauch, assistant professor of mass media
20 years

20 years

(pictured left to right)

Front row:

  • Tom Hardee, senior instructor of English
  • Dr. Mark Corson, chair of the Department of Natural Sciences
  • Dr. Lauren Leach-Steffens, associate professor of psychology
  • Dixie Piel, associate registrar
  • Terry Immel, executive secretary in the Graduate Office
  • Patrick Immel, professor of theatre

Second row:

  • Dr. Matt Baker, vice president student affairs
  • Kim Todd, business operations specialist in the Office of Information Technology
  • Cindy Kenkel, assistant professor of management
  • Dr. Joni Adkins, associate professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Diana Heitman, associate bursar

Not pictured:

  • Gina McNeese, instructor of health and physical education
  • Dr. Darla Runyon, director of the Learning and Teaching Center
15 years

15 years

(pictured left to right)

Front row:

  • Robert Lager, plant operator
  • Dr. John Gallaher, professor of English
  • Danton Green, sign shop technician
  • Jeanne Crawford, secretary in the School of Computer Science and Information Systems
  • John Sportsman, facility services manager

Second row:

  • Tricia Collins, receptionist and secretary in the Office of Admissions and Recruitment
  • Will Murphy, TV and video engineer in the School of Communication and Mass Media

Third row:

  • Lori Hopkins, associate assistant director of compliance and senior women’s administrator in the Department of Athletics
  • Rod Barr, director of the School of Agricultural Sciences

Not pictured:

  • Dr. Kristi Alexander, associate professor of professional education
  • Aaron Antisdel, custodian
  • Zylpha Duffy, custodian
  • Dr. Robin Gallaher, assistant professor of English
  • Dr. Ming-Chih Hung, professor of geography
  • Dr. Michael Mattock, counselor
  • Kelly Quinlin, head athletic trainer
  • Curtis Sybert, waste water treatment operator
  • Dr. Jeffry Thornsberry, associate professor of biology
10 years

10 years

(pictured left to right)

Front row:

  • Ashley Henggeler, international affairs coordinator
  • Sarah Creason, instructor of psychology
  • Elizabeth Dimmitt, senior instructor of psychology
  • Malinda Tobin, senior instructor of accounting

Second row:

  • Joe Quinlin, strength and conditioning coach
  • Kim Ziegler, creative services manager in the Office of University Marketing and Communication
  • Lisa Nickerson, academic scheduling specialist in the Office of the Registrar
  • Ronda Sigman, executive secretary for Academic Operations and Development
  • Patty Wilmes, project assistant for curriculum and instruction at the Regional Professional Development Center
  • Shannon Heitman, student payroll manager
  • Dr. Charles Badami, senior instructor of computer science and information systems

Not pictured:

  • Dr. Peter Adam, assistant professor of biology
  • Dr. Richard Black, associate professor of English
  • Rodney Harris, director and station manager of KXCV-KRNW
  • Travis Kline, career development coordinator for internships
  • Austin Meyer, head women's basketball coach
  • Mark Morin, custodian
  • Robin Moser, custodian
  • Susanne Nuttall, instructor of professional education
  • Luke Rolfes, senior instructor of English
  • Richard Sonnenmoser, associate professor of English
  • Charlie Standiford, plant operator
  • Dr. Nathan Wilson, associate professor of communication
Five years

Five years

(pictured left to right)

Front row:

  • Kelli Wilmes, instructor of nutrition and dietetics
  • Dr. Katy Strickland, chair of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts
  • Susan Manning, custodian
  • Dr. Sue Wood, assistant professor of professional education
  • Troy Brady, electrician

Second row:

  • Tye Parsons, grants coordinator
  • Jessica Vest, archivist
  • Denise Workman, budget analyst
  • Keisha Holtman, invoice and accounts payable clerk
  • Jaime Collins, office manager in the Department of Language, Literature and Writing

Third row:

  • Jennifer Bucy, financial analyst
  • Beth Strueby, custodian
  • Alyssa Pulley, senior buyer in the Office of Purchasing

Fourth row:

  • Ashley Strickland, assistant director of academic support
  • Terra Feick, assistant library director for access services
  • Donella Sherry, project assistant for curriculum and instruction at the Regional Professional Development Center
  • Kim Asher, custodian
  • Mellanie Faustlin, custodian
  • Jeremiah White, custodian

Not pictured:

  • Nola Bond, vice president of strategy and operations
  • Dr. Alisha Campbell, assistant professor of biology
  • Dr. James Campbell, assistant professor of biology
  • Dr. Brett Chloupek, assistant professor of geography
  • Mary Cline, custodian
  • Dr. Ashley Davis-Black, assistant professor of English
  • Dr. Joseph Haughey, assistant professor of English
  • Grady Hilsabeck, groundskeeper
  • Dr. Nigel Hoilett, assistant professor of agricultural sciences
  • Dr. David Kiene, assistant professor of professional education
  • Katie Machovsky, senior marketing specialist in the Office of University Marketing and Communication
  • Andrea Mason, third and fourth grade instructor at Horace Mann Laboratory School
  • Sam Mason, development officer in the Office of University Advancement
  • Dr. Jay McGhee, assistant professor of biology
  • Dr. Greg Rich, assistant professor of professional education
  • Dr. Kevin Romig, associate professor of geography
  • Brandon Stanley, executive director of University Marketing and Communication
  • Steven Steinman, student conduct and development coordinator
  • Dr. Robert Voss, assistant professor of history
  • Dr. Tim Wall, dean of the School of Education
  • Patricia Warner, instructor of chemistry
  • Alana Wittenburg, associate volleyball coach

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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