Congratulations to this Year’s Service Excellence Award Winners and All Those Celebrating Service Anniversaries

employees of the year

It is a long-standing tradition of our University to publicly acknowledge the staff who have contributed to our success. Each spring we host the Service Excellence Dinner, for staff members celebrating milestone work anniversaries. It is also an opportunity for us to thank them for sharing their gifts with the DeSales community. And, as a welcome to the University, we invite new hires and their guests. This year’s dinner will be held on Tuesday, April 9.

One of the highlights of the evening is the presentation of two awards: Sue Richter, Custodian in the Gambet Center, was selected as the Support Staff Employee of the Year, and Derrick Wetzel, Dean of Enrollment Management, was selected as the Professional Staff Employee of the Year. I ask that you extend congratulations to Sue and Derrick for earning these distinctions and thank them for the valuable contributions they have made to the University over the years.

In addition to the Support Staff and Professional Staff employees of the year mentioned above, the following employees are celebrating service anniversaries:


Five Year Anniversaries

Luis Acevedo, David Achenbach, Leah Alicea, Dr. Melissa Carroll, Timothy Cox, Dr. Jeffrey Focht, Dr. Eric Hagan, Dr. William Hamant, Alan Heckman, Tanya Hilbert, Wendi Hontz, Amy Jenkins, Kathleen Krause, Michael Latham, Julia Mayo, Dr. Suzanne Migliore, Verdiana Quinn, Rebecca Righi, Mark Salgado, Christina Slak, Dr. Steven Sweeney, Kristen Toth, Melanie Vallone, Dana Walko, Dr. Lisa Wilde, and  Jonathan Williams.

Ten Year Anniversaries

Jane Arenas, Bradley Barnhorst, James Durham, Joyce Farmer, James Holton, Dr. Charles Jobs, Kimberly May Karpinski, Kristin Laudenslager, Dr. Judith Rance-Roney, Dr. Joshua Schulz, David Seip, and Steven Terry.

Fifteen Year Anniversaries

Kathleen Diamandopoulos, Casey Gallagher, Charles Gloman, Mary Gotzon, Wendy Krisak, Brian MacDonald, Dr. Richard (Scott) Mattingly, David Merkel, Dennis Rasley, Felix Rivera, Rodney Rothrock, and Dr. Amy Scott.

Twenty Year Anniversaries

James Baker, Fr. Douglas Burns, OSFS, George Crampton, Lynn Hoover, Dr. Rodney Howsare, Jean Lynch, Michele Mrazik, Colleen Petrick, Joanne Ruth, Denise Shive, and Valerie Wolfenden.

Twenty-five Year Anniversaries

Joanne Haws, Annmarie Houck, and Robert Snyder.

Thirty Year Anniversaries

Marian Gehringer, Dr. Tahereh Hojjat, and Dr. Dennis Varley.

Thirty-five Year Anniversary

Dennis Razze.

Please thank each and every one for the valuable contributions they have made to the University over the years.