Rollins College Annual Awards Celebration

May 27, 2008










On Friday, May 23, Rollins College hosted its Annual Awards Celebration recognizing Rollins employees who have accomplished milestones in their careers: years of services, retirement and graduation. The 2008 recipients of the Helen A. Ward Crossley Award for Staff and the Thaddeus Seymour Staff Award for Community Engagement were also announced.

Helen A. Ward Crossley Award
Assistant Director of Human Resources Dawn Peterson received the Helen A. Ward Crossley Award, which was established in 1999 as a means of recognizing Rollins staff members for their outstanding service and dedication to the College. The award is granted annually to the individual staff member whose contributions to the College over time most consistently demonstrate one or more of the award success criteria, as determined by a selection committee.

Thaddeus Seymour Award
Administrative Assistant for the Department of Psychology Vicki Long received the Thaddeus Seymour Award, which was established in 2006 as a means of recognizing Rollins staff members for sustainable and demonstrated service in local and global communities. In the spirit of Rollins College’s mission of Global Citizenship and Responsible Leadership this award is to be granted annually to the individual staff member whose leadership, dedication and commitment has created positive, socially just, creative and focused ways of transforming the lives of the people, events and environments in local and global communities.

Rollins employees also celebrated:

2008 Retirees
Vice President and Treasurer George Herbst retired after 13 years of service
Vice President of Institutional Advancement Cynthia Wood retired after 19 years of service.
Documents Specialist Donna Barranti retired after 10 years of service.
Professor of Modern Languages Patricia Lancaster retired after 37 years of service.

40-Year Staff Service Awards 
David Richard
Barry Levis

30-Year Staff Service Awards 
Michael Bourbonnais
Candy Simkin
Thomas Klusman
David Currie
Bill West
Marie Shafe

25-Year Staff Service Awards 
Stephen Gauthier

20-Year Staff Service Awards 
Claire Thiebault
Maria Martinez
James Way
Carin Hoblick
Sharon Carrier

15-Year Staff Service Awards 
Joanne Hanley
Robert Whetstone
Patrick Powers
Sheila Brown
Jacquline White
Lester Lewis
Peggy Smith-Clayman
Kyle Frakes
Jose Baez
Trayce Smith

10-Year Staff Service Awards 
Donna Siao
Alan Chryst
Shawn Pistor
Lee Kaufmann
Alton Short Jr
Loi Nguyen
Scott Bitikofer
Ron Pease
Austa Weaver
Cynthia Griffin
Mark Rackley
Douglas Vickey
Miriam Moore
Myrna Kitmanyen
Linda Ehmen
Angela Micalizio
Vangie Steward
Mae Fitchett
Cu Nguyen
Chau Tran
Bradley McKown
Joseph Hughes

Five-Year Staff Service Awards
Kimberly Griffis
Jeniffer Hatter
Cynthia Yero
Daniel Ongie
Gloria Lopez
Barbara Van Arsdale
Troy Thomason
Douglas Little
Beverly McNeil
Anthony Amato
Kevin Miraglia
Joshua Chesarek
Kirk Hemphill
Bryon Beck
Marty Grozdanich
Nadine Figaro
Ivonne Rodriguez
Jayashree Shivamoggi
Jill Pigmon
Amber-Leigh VanKuren

Graduating Staff Members
Christy Gomez, Human Resources 
B.A. in Organizational Communication from the Hamilton Holt School

Thomas Gallagher, Facilities Management
B.A. in Environment & Growth Mgt Studies from the Hamilton Holt School

Lori Roth, Crummer Graduate School
B.A. in Psychology from the Hamilton Holt School

Nathan Taylor, Knowles Chapel 
B.A. in Music from the Hamilton Holt School

Maruxa Murphy, Multicultural Affairs 
M.A. in Counseling from the Hamilton Holt School

Shawne Keevan, Olin Library
Master’s in Liberal Studies from the Hamilton Holt School

Laura Cole, Alumni Relations
Master’s in Liberal Studies from the Hamilton Holt School

Tyler Doggett, Development/Institutional Advancement
Master’s in Business Administration from the Crummer Graduate School

Bill Hobbs, Information Technology
Master’s in Business Administration from the Crummer Graduate School


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