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Employees at RC honored for years of service, excellence

Friday, February 27, 2009  
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For immediate release – 2/27/09
Contact: Chuck Brown, Communications – 815-226-3374

Hard work and dedication deserve recognition. That’s why 19 Rockford College employees were honored February 20 for years of service and excellence at the annual faculty and staff appreciation dinner.

Honorees included:

5 years – Mehmet Dik, associate professor, math; Wayne Cheng, registration specialist; Cynthia Handel, accounts payable specialist; Jennifer Langworthy, assistant professor, art; Cheryl Martens, administrative assistant in Star Science; John McNamara, vice president for college development; Stephanie Quinn, executive vice president and dean of the college; and Patricia Schneider, nurse in the Lang Center.

10 years – Philip Hjemboe, public services librarian; Robert Middleton, off-campus site coordinator for the education department; and Colleen Page, associate professor, English.

20 years – Sallyann Roberts, director of counseling in the Lang Center; Mary Weaks-Baxter, professor, English; and Dianne Young, executive assistant to the president. 

In addition, Martha Pippett, professor of biology who will retire in June was honored for her service to the college as were professors Bertil Nyman, marketing and Bob McCauley, art, who retired last summer. Employee of the year honors went to Lion’s Den servers Julie Dawson and Monica Dale.

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