Congratulations, Myrinda!

Congratulations to Myrinda Grantham, Assistant Director for Assignments & Marketing for Housing and Residence Life, who was engaged to Vicky Dean on June 26. Myrinda and Vicky met in May of 2007 when Myrinda moved to Lubbock, Texas, for a summer internship at Texas Tech University.

Myrinda and Vicky were attending a close friend's wedding in Madison, Wisconsin, on June 26, 2015, which is the day the Supreme Court decision was released that legalized same-sex marriage nation-wide.  Having been together for 8 years, Myrinda and Vicky always said they would not be getting married until it was legal for everyone across the U.S.  Later that morning, Myrinda and Vicky decided to "make it official." They are looking forward to getting married on the beach in 2016!

Congratulations, Laurie!

Congratulations to Laurie Boice, Office Manager for Marketing & Communications, on the birth of her grandchild, a boy, Carter James Boice. Carter was born on July 6 and weighed 9 pounds and 5 ounces.

Dr. Moore Honored with 2015 Lenon Neuman Distinguished Service Award

Congratulations to Terry L. Moore, MD, FACP, FAAP, MACR, who was recognized as the 2015 Lenon Neuman Distinguished Service Honoree at the Arthritis Foundation Silver Ball on December 5, 2015, for his years of dedication and service toward research and patient care in arthritis.

Congratulations, Alyssa!

Congratulations to Alyssa and Drew Chapman, who were married on October 4 at the Randall Gallery in St. Louis.

Alyssa is a Senior Administrative Assistant in the Physical Therapy and Athletic Training department at SLU.

Congratulations, Annette!

Congratulations to Annette Adams, Business Manager, Business & Finance, on the birth of her second grandchild, a boy, Alexander William Franklin. Alexander was born on October 29, weighing 7 pounds and 1 ounce. He is the first child of Angie and Mike Franklin, who live in Oakville, Missouri.

Annette says "Mother and baby are doing well."

Congratulations, Emily!

Congratulations to Emily Seitz, ITS ODS/EDW Product Manager, and husband Prakash on the birth of their first child, a boy, Edison George.

Edison was born on August 23 and weighed 6 pounds and 15 ounces.

Congratulations, Paul!

Congratulations to Paul Mulchek, ITS Sr. Systems Administrator, and wife Emily on the birth of their daughter, Claire Marie. Claire was born on October 11 and weighed 7 pounds and 8 ounces. She joins older siblings Colin and Evan at home.

Toast of SLU Recognizes Regina Walton

Congratulations to Regina Walton, Executive Assistant to the Director of Diversity, on receiving the Competent Communication Award this past July. This award recognizes an outstanding achievement in public speaking, and is sponsored by Toast of SLU - Toastmasters International Speaking Club.

Congratulations, Stephanie!

Congratulations to Stephanie Bell, Medical Assistant in Family & Community Medicine, and Michael Harris, who were married on October 10 at the Lodge at Grant's Trail in St. Louis. Stephanie and Michael originally met when they were in grade school and he gave her one of his stuffed bunny rabbits before the bus arrived. Many moons later, they started dating in 2009, and Michael proposed in a pumpkin patch in 2013.

Congratulations to those Celebrating Service Year Milestone Anniversaries!

We would like to congratulate those who are celebrating 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years of service in December 2015 and January 2016.
Thank you for your years of service at SLU!

35 Years
  • Denise A. Johnson
 30 Years
  • Vijai Dixit, Ph.D.
25 Years
  • Ruth A. Mayo
20 Years
  • Xiaofeng Fan, M.D.
  • Patricia A. McMillen
  • LaVerne P. Robinson
  • P. Denise Townsend
15 Years
  • Maureen Bosch
  • Eugene P. Carroll
  • Jeffrey L. Fowler
  • Jennifer M. Kohler Giancola, Ph.D.
  • Eugene W. Hayes, D.D.S.
  • Joyce R. Mann
  • Lisa A. Roach
  • Joan M. Siegner
  • Irish M. Tabb
  • Helen M. Whitley
10 Years
  • Mohammad Rahimi, M.D.
  • Ellen K. Barnidge, Ph.D.
  • JoAnne Couch
  • Wafaa M. Ellatif
  • Kelly M. Everard
  • Maureen F. Gaines
  • Andrew M. Giljum
  • Stacey L. Harrington
  • Yvonne S. McCool
  • Brian C. Partee
  • Michelle C. Sineff, M.D.
  • Brenda K. Stokes
  • Stacie L. Thompson
  • Edward P. Weiss, Ph.D.
  • Lydia E. Westmoreland
5 Years
  • Susan S. Adams
  • Lisa J. Alderson, M.D.
  • Anne B. Becker
  • Craig A. Boyd, Ph.D.
  • Mary Brutcher
  • Gregory J. Buettner
  • Margaret L. Callon
  • Breon M. Carpenter
  • Kathleen M. Conley
  • Katie J. Dohrmann
  • Janel L. Esker
  • Jack Fishman, Ph.D.
  • Doris J. Fleming
  • Tyson Gajewski
  • Carol J. Geolat
  • Christina M. Godar
  • David J. Grabe
  • Melissa B. Hawkins
  • Kari B. Hinkle
  • Timothy Howell, Ed.D.
  • Srikanth P. Mudigonda, Ph.D.
  • Nicholas D. Pierce-Cramer
  • Keith Ringkamp
  • Nicole D. Smith
  • Marsha F. Steffen
  • Elizabeth D. Sweeney
  • Kine J. Walker
  • Audrey Watson
  • Anne E. Weissler
  • Harvey G. Werner
  • Edward M. Wittgen, Jr.
  • Mei Xia, Ph.D.

Fall 2015 SLU Stars Recognized for Living the Mission

SLU Stars recipients gather for a photo at the breakfast ceremony. Front row: Janice Barnes, Diana Pascoe-Chavez, Edith Brown. Middle row: Lisa Roach, Ashley Schmuke, Joyce Brown. Back row: Katherine Cain, Jenny Agnew, Terri Foster, Eric Anderson

Members of the SLU - Madrid community celebrate with SLU Star, Isabel Salvador. From left to right: Pilar Rodríguez, Isabel Hurtado, Viki Villarreal, Isabel Salvador, Sara Pérez, and Paul Vita

Eleven members of the University community were recognized as the Fall 2015 SLU Stars in a ceremony on Thursday, November 12. The awardees are as follows:
  • Jenny Agnew, School of Professional Studies
  • Eric Anderson, Campus Recreation
  • Janice Barnes, Student Financial Services
  • Edith Brown, Undergraduate Business Programs - John Cook School of Business
  • Joyce Brown, Student Services - School of Law
  • Katherine Cain, Center for Workforce & Organizational Development
  • Terri Foster, American Studies
  • Diana Pascoe-Chavez, English as a Second Language
  • Lisa Roach, School of Nursing
  • Isabel Salvador, Buildings & Grounds - SLU Madrid
  • Ashley Schmuke, School of Nursing
SLU Stars is a peer-to-peer recognition award that recognizes colleagues who demonstrate professionalism and behavior congruent with the University's Ignatian ideals, and whose accomplishments further the mission of Saint Louis University. SLU Stars are those unheralded staff members who regularly go above and beyond to touch the lives of the colleagues, students, clients, friends and family with whom they interact on a daily basis. Their commitment to the mission is not a singular event, but a continuous story of the mission in action.

The SLU Stars Committee includes:
  • Alexis Bruce-Staudt, College of Public Health & Social Justice
  • Judi Buncher, Mission & Identity
  • Cathy Happa, Internal Medicine
  • Katie Hoff (Chair), HR Learning & Development
  • Maddie O’Connell, HR Learning & Development
  • Cathy Zimmer, College of Arts & Sciences
To learn more about the SLU Stars award, please click here.

This year, University President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D., Chris Collins, S.J., Assistant to the President for Mission & Identity, and Mickey Luna, Vice President for Human Resources, offered remarks. Also, SLU - Madrid was able to virtually attend the breakfast through Fuze.

Luna expressed, “During each award cycle, the committee receives numerous nominations, which in itself is a tribute to the regard SLU colleagues have for one another. Not only do these tributes tell the story of our mission one SLU Star at a time, but they also reflect how ardently the nominators admire and support their colleagues.” Katie Hoff, SLU Stars Committee Chair, added, “it is an honor to be nominated, and a great honor to be chosen as a SLU Star.”

The following is a summarized version of the descriptions of each SLU Star:

Jenny Agnew, Chair of the General Studies Program and Assistant Professor of English in the School for Professional Studies. The courses Jenny teaches, encourage critical thinking and clear communication, stimulate and develop students’ instincts for compassion, and draw upon learning materials that require an examination from multiple perspectives. As a Chair, she works with veteran and new faculty members with care and compassion, bringing them onboard and helping them incorporate new teaching approaches and technologies into their own courses.

Eric Anderson, Director of Campus Recreation. . In his role in overseeing Campus Recreation, Eric has integrated mission-orientation by providing leadership for a Student Development-wide strategic priority entitled Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit. The program provides students (and the broader campus community) with a holistic approach to understanding the importance of a healthy lifestyle, and balance physical wellness, mental wellness, and spiritual development. His ability to form relationships with others to accomplish shared goals drives his success.

Janice Barnes, Associate Director for Student Financial Services. Janice's actions in her work always reflect her ultimate ambition: to help students achieve their goal of receiving a SLU education. Even in a position at the university which does not have direct student contact, she manages to impact students on a daily basis. Janice also regularly supports financial aid staff outside of her own direct reports because of her drive to help students and support her colleagues.

Edith Brown, Student Services Associate for Undergraduate Business Programs in the John Cook School of Business. When students need to see an Academic Advisor, Edith is reassuring, kind, and helpful, which in turn, helps the other staff better serve the student. She’s collaborative with everyone in the office and is patient with the staff and students. Edith extends her service and shares her positive, kind spirit by volunteering at campus events.

Joyce Brown, Student Services Associate within the School of Law. Joyce demonstrates a tremendous level of care and concern for the members of the SLU Law School community - often with students dealing with difficult personal issues and the stresses of being a law student. Her enthusiasm, work ethic and commitment are second to none and she has become a go-to person and a parental figure for many of our students. Joyce is passionate about SLU and supporting our students.

Katherine Cain, Executive Director for the Center for Workforce and Organizational Development. She has cultivated a very positive, learning-oriented culture within the Center. Katherine has emphasized a strong connection between what she does and our Jesuit mission by prioritizing training for workers who have been downsized and need to be re-tooled to find stable employment, as well as workers who receive vocational rehabilitation benefits from the government.

Terri Foster, Administrative Secretary for the Department of American Studies. Terri constantly exercises leadership, prioritizes the good of American Studies, uses sound judgment, and displays admirable teamwork skills and dedication to the department. She provides expert work-related contributions because it is her vocation and individual mission. Terri roots for the success of everyone in American Studies, from a newly declared undergraduate minor to a longtime Ph.D. student or professor.

Diana Pascoe-Chavez, Academic Director of the English as a Second Language department. Diana tirelessly crafts new and creative models for the program based on the most recent research in second language acquisition theory; yet, she is always true to the basic principles of academic integrity. Whether she’s teaching, presenting at a conference, leading a workshop, or simply advising a student, Diana’s first and foremost intention is to serve the people by offering unrivaled expertise, genuine concern, and a strong commitment to the Jesuit mission of Saint Louis University.

Lisa Roach, Business Manager for the School of Nursing. Lisa works in the background to ensure the School of Nursing operates smoothly. She is the person who sees a need, addresses the need and quietly ensures it is completed. Lisa is soft spoken and humble, but impacts the lives of many in ways she may never realize.

Isabel Salvador, Housekeeper within the Buildings and Grounds department at SLU - Madrid. Isabel offers to help wherever she sees a need and continuously looks for ways to improve the campus. She works to build respect and relationships across all of the different cultures that come together in Madrid. Through her actions, Isabel shows us that our work is more than simply a job, but that we must help to build a strong community with each other.

Ashley Schmuke, Instructor within the School of Nursing. Ashley is a compassionate teacher that spends significant time working with students individually to ensure understanding of nursing theory and facilitate application of that theory into practice in the clinical setting. Her welcoming nature and true desire to see others succeed inspires confidence and boosts morale. Ashley is generous and readily shares her work for the betterment of student learning.

Annual Blue Santa Toy Drive

Calling all elves! Christmas at SLU Children's Party is only 35 days away!

The Blue Santa Toy Drive collects toys for SLU's annual Christmas at SLU celebration, where children from the local neighborhood are invited to come to campus for a night of holiday-themed games, activities, food, and a visit with Santa Claus when each child receives their own present. Toys are collected from University departments for children in primary school, with extra toys being delivered to St. Louis public schools, after school programs, and Center for Service & Community Engagement community partners.

Make sure your office is on Blue Santa’s “Nice List” by participating this year’s toy drive. Toys will be collected from departments in the first week of December so now is the time to start collecting!

Faculty and staff are also invited to bring their families to the Christmas at SLU celebration on December 3.

The Annual Blue Santa Toy Drive is sponsored by the Center for Service & Community Engagement. Please contact Justin Vilbig, Head Elf with any questions (977-4105/

Watch Newlink for more details.

Congratulations, Lei!

Congratulations to Lei Tang, Financial Analyst in the Office of Sponsored Programs, and husband Jiye Cheng on the birth of their first child, a girl, Cayla Cheng.

Cayla was born on August 13 and weighed 6 pounds and 13 ounces.

Randolph World Ministries, Inc. Annual Winter Medical Trip to Haiti

Randolph World Ministries, Inc. will be traveling internationally for its annual winter medical trip to Haiti. Participants will be providing medical services to partner clinics in Haiti. The trip will begin on Saturday, December 26, and participants will return on Saturday, January 9, 2016. All participants should have a normal heat tolerance.

If you are interested in attending the trip, or would like additional information, contact Tim Randolph, Chair and Faculty of Biomedical Laboratory Science Department at SLU and President of Randolph World Ministries, Inc. at or visit the website

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics to Host 5th Annual Gardens to Table Food Day Event on October 9th

On October 9, 2015, the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Saint Louis University, with partnerships from the City of St. Louis Department of Health and Les Dames d'Escoffier, will celebrate the 5th annual Gardens to Tables Food Day event. This event is to promote sustainable, healthy, and just agricultural practices.  We will be hosting the event in our garden, just a block and a half away from our office in the Allied Health Building at the corner of Compton and Rutger.  Parking is free in the Hickory East Garage!

The event will kick off with a speech from our awesome keynote speaker, Rusty Lee of Lee Farms.  He will begin speaking at 11 am on the bleachers at the SLU track across the street from the garden.  Then, we will all cross the street to the garden where the stations and food will be presented.  For the stations, we will have a variety of experts such as agencies that work with these topics to teach of their individual disciplines.

Along with having stations teaching ways to get involved, we will also be serving an artisanal lunch (menu below) orchestrated by professional chefs and prepared by students for the mere price of $5. for students (with a student ID) or $10 for non-students.  You can pay at the door, or beat the lines and pay online by clicking here!  We hope to see you there!

Date: October 9, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Gardens to Table Teaching Garden, 3209 Rutger St.

Make A Difference Day is October 24th

Saint Louis University's Annual Make A Difference Day will be on Saturday, October 24th. The annual University-wide service day, sponsored by the Center for Service and Community Engagement, will begin at with a 9:00 AM Kickoff Ceremony at Hermann Stadium and will conclude around 3:00 PM. Service sites for MADD help a wide range of populations, from children to the homeless to hospice patients. Many types of service will be available to volunteers for MADD, from gardening to painting murals to making blankets. There are a multitude of service needs in our community! There are no restrictions to who can serve during MADD. If you do have members of your team who are children or have a physical restriction, please make a note of that and we will assign you to an appropriate site.

Sign up for Make A Difference Day by clicking here.

If you have any questions, contact Justin Vilbig, MADD Co-Chair at 977-4105 or

Billikens in Haiti

Thirteen SLU Students spent eight days in June near the city of Cap-Haitien in Northern Haiti. The SLU Students tutored more than 160 Haitian students in the town of Plaine-du-Nord, using “toys” that were designed to stimulate interest in science and engineering, impromptu lessons in English-Creole, and soccer games. Additional, the SLU Students spent time at Meds & Food for Kids, the University of Haiti in Limonade, and World Vision. Following a week of work, the SLU Students visited the Citadel and San Souci Palace in Milot, attended Mass at the Cathedral in Cap-Haitien, and spent a morning at the beach in Cormier before flying back to the US. They were accompanied by Westenior Valmera, a Haitian who plans to return to St Louis for a degree in Business, and by Cecil Thomas, professor in Biomedical Engineering.

The group of Billikens in Haiti included Justin Bell, Marissa Carletta, Alexandra Carlson, Julia Ceglenski, Colleen Cole, Alex Dieckmann, Andrea Fischer, Jane Lee, Joao Lopes, Molly Meyer, Sydney Neal, Kara Tsuzaki, and Kyle Vogt. They were accompanied by Westenior Valmera, a Haitian who plans to return to St Louis for a degree in Business, and by Cecil Thomas, professor in Biomedical Engineering.

The Billikens returned from Haiti with fond memories of a unique adventure in Haiti, but that is not the end of the story. The experiences spawned ideas and new collaborations at the University of Haiti, including projects that address specific issues in Haiti.

The Billikens in Haiti. Sitting are (left to right) Kara Tsuzaki, Kyle Vogt, Jane Lee, Andrea Fischer, Alex Dieckmann, Colleen Cole, Marissa Carletta, Joao Lopes, Sydney Neal, Alex Carlson, Molly Meyer, and Julia Ceglenski. In back are Justin Bell (left) and Cecil Thomas (right).

Congratulations, Mackenzie!

Congratulations to Mackenzie Burns, Program Coordinator in the Office of Admissions, and Andrew Payton, who were married on July 18. The couple was married in Steamboat Springs, CO at Holy Name Catholic Church. The couple met at the wedding of Andrew's cousin, who is Mackenzie's best friend from high school.

Congratulations, Lindsay!

Congratulations to Lindsay Dencker, TRIO SSS Program Coordinator in Student Educational Services, who was married to Trevor Gonterman on August 15. The couple was married in St. Louis at the Highlands Golf & Tennis Center. Lindsay said "Our wedding day was bursting with love, laughter, family and friends. We got married on my parent's 40th wedding anniversary and surprised them with their own cake at the reception. All in all, it was the best day ever!"

ITS Staff Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

On April 21, 5 staff members from the ITS team helped build a house through Habitat for Humanity.

David Hendel, Director, Dave Reddick, Quality 
Assurance Analyst, Justin Linn, Information Security Architect, Kitty Berra, Information Security Analyst, and Jennifer Shacklady, IT Compliance Analyst, worked on the framing and raising of the walls of Pope Francis House.

The Pope Francis House is located in the Tiffany neighborhood, behind Cardinal Glennon and Saint Louis University Hospitals. The two-story house is being built “to honor Pope Francis for his commitment to social justice and reinvigorating the Catholic Church and to provide a unifying, celebratory opportunity for both Catholic and non-Catholic volunteers to work together toward a common goal.”

For more information about Habitat for Humanity’s Pope Francis House, click here.

Congratulations, Danielle!

Congratulations to Danielle Mungenast, HR Associate in HR Services, who was engaged to Feysel Abdulkaf on August 24th before a twilight plane ride over Dallas, TX. The couple first met at SLU through the APO Service Fraternity and then again two years later through a mutual friend. Danielle and Feysel are planning a Fall 2017 wedding.

Congratulations, Ann!

Congratulations to Ann Wainscott, Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department, who was married to Alexander Thurston on June 13. The couple was married in St. Louis at St. John's Episcopal Church.

Congratulations, Tiffany!

Congratulations Tiffany Helms, Senior Billing Representative of Neurosurgery, and husband Thomas on the birth of their first child, a boy, Noah Thomas.

Noah was born on August 11 and weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces. Tiffany says "This is our first child. A mighty blessing. We call him our Noah Bear!!"

Congratulations, Shawn!

Congratulations to Shawn McCaw, Assistant Director of Student Financial Services, and wife Katie, on the birth of their son, Brennan Michael.

Brennan was born on September 12 and weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces. He joins older sibling Emery at home.

The Emerson Leadership Institute in the John Cook School of Business

The John Cook School of Business will sponsor the Emerson Leadership Institute Inauguration and Dedication on October 7, 2015. The event will bring together leaders in business, government, and non-profit organizations to celebrate the official launch of the Emerson Leadership Institute and recognize Emerson's ongoing support of Saint Louis University. This evening's leadership program features presentations and a panel discussion on ethical business and responsible, service-oriented leadership.

This is a one-time inauguration and dedication event to celebrate the official launch of the new Emerson Leadership institute, made possible by Emerson's generous support. Attendance is by invitation only.

Shawn Steadman Participates in St. Louis Fire Chief's Association 9/11 Stair Climb

Shawn Steadman, lead instructor of Emergency Management at Saint Louis University, along with members of the fire service and EMS convened on Clayton on September 13th to pay tribute to their fallen brethren by participating in the fourth annual St. Louis Fire Chief's Association 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. Over 300 participants climbed 110 stories in the Pierre Laclede Building to replicate the climb of the 343 firefighters that lost their lives in the World Trade Centers on September 11, 2001. The Clayton Fire Department hosted the event, which benefited the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and other local charities. Some participants carried breathing apparatuses, fire hoses and other firefighting equipment; many were in full turnout gear. Each participant carried a photo and biographical sketch of one of the 343 FDNY firefighters lost at the World Trade Center collapse on September 11, 2001.

Congratulations, Sherry!

Congratulations to Sherry D. Wright-Gully, Administrative Assistant in Physician Assistant Education, on the birth of her grandson, Mason Isiah Christmas. Mason was born on May 21. His parents, John and Diamond Christmas, were high school sweethearts, and are planning an upcoming wedding renewal ceremony where Mason will serve as the ring bearer.

Congratulations, DeSheila!

Congratulations to DeSheila Howlett, Public Safety Officer, who was engaged to Andrew Hatcher on August 25th. The couple worked as St. Louis City police officers in the 6th district before DeSheila resigned to work for Saint Louis University.

Congratulations to Those Celebrating Service Year Milestone Anniversaries!

We would like to congratulate those who are celebrating 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 years of service in October and November 2015.
Thank you for your years of service at SLU!

40 Years
  • John R. Harris
 30 Years
  • Dorothy J. Marshall
  • Robert D. McDonald, M.S.
  • Pamela F. Scholl
25 Years
  • Brenda S. Coker
  • Jeffrey Hovey
  • Michael R. Smith
20 Years
  • Edith E. Arnold
  • Katherine H. Maxwell
  • Lynda A. Morrison, Ph.D.
  • Gwen B. Pendleton
  • Gregory S. Smith, Ph.D.
  • Julie L. Ulkus
  • Jacqueline L. Waltz
15 Years
  • Teresa B. Borowiak
  • David S. Brink, M.D.
  • Anne E. Coleman
  • James A. Greathouse
  • Carmen E. Haynes
  • Darah Hoog
  • Florence S. Jeffreys
  • Christopher K. Klein
  • Elena Lomonosova, Ph.D.
  • Joan K. Lurkins
  • William F. Maze
  • Donna Neely
  • Rudy M. Prowl, Sr.
  • Vijayalingam Selvamani, Ph.D.
  • Erin N. Williams
10 Years
  • Michelle J. Ayers
  • Mary S. Burton, M.D.
  • Hai M. Duong
  • Felicia C. Echols
  • Lois K. Hebel
  • Anne M. Imlay
  • Lolita D. Jones-Fulton
  • Krista M. Karwoski-Siebert
  • William L. Kinealy
  • Brian P. Kunderman
  • Janel M. Lucas
  • Julie K. Martin
  • Amanda M. Partee
  • Allison C. Roba
  • Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D.
  • Thomas R. Sanford, M.D.
  • Petra Swidler, M.D.
  • Julie M. Taylor
  • Kay E. Theobald
  • Kathleen A. Toennies
  • Mary L. Walley
  • Laurence D. Washington
  • Pamela K. Xaverius, Ph.D.
5 Years
  • Samantha E. Anderson
  • Andre D. Benson
  • Bram Boettge
  • Joshua D. Booth
  • Kenneth C. Bouzek
  • Kimberly L. Brown
  • Alicia Casabar
  • Sonia M. Chacko, M.D.
  • Madelyn T. Claybon
  • Alice H. Dickherber
  • Marcia L. Dillard
  • Teresa L. Dunleavy
  • Uthayashanker R. Ezekiel, Ph.D.
  • Kellisa L. Fiala
  • Melissa A. Fitzgerald
  • Irma L. Fletcher
  • Patrice B. French
  • Theresa A. Friederich
  • Tyler M. Garland
  • Myrinda L. Grantham
  • Cindy J. Gross
  • Sarah E. Halstead
  • Melissa L. Hance
  • Patricia A. Hoffarth
  • Elizabeth K. Holzer
  • Margie S. Hunter
  • Timothy J. Lewis
  • Sheila M. Manion
  • Rosie L. Mitchell
  • Rabia S. Rahman, M.S.
  • Marc R. Scheessele
  • Angela M. Sharkey, M.D.
  • Karen A. Swearingen
  • Melody D. Swehla
  • Karen Trueblood
  • Tina R. Vandever
  • Emad M. Zakhary, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Joan K. Zawin, M.D.
  • Constance L. Zeltmann

ITS SaLUting You Recipients

Congratulations to the following members of ITS for being recognized with the "SaLUting You" award.

  • August 2015: Shawn McIver, Oracle Database Analyst, ITS Enterprise Products Group
  • September 2015: Glenn Vaughn, Multimedia Support Analyst, Sr., ITS Academic Technologies Group
The program is meant to promote and formally reward employees’ contributions to the overall objectives of ITS.  As part of the program, one employee is chosen from nominations each month to receive the “SaLUting You” award.  The award is designed to recognize employees for excellence in customer service, financial efficiency, and creative ingenuity.

Congratulations, Maury!

Congratulations to Maury Rich,  Custodian, and wife Crystal on the birth of their first child, a boy, Maurice James Rich. 

Maurice was born on September 25 at 2:07am. He weighed 8 pounds and 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. 

Make a pledge for United Way campaign!

Saint Louis University's United Way Campaign is underway!

Last year, the United Way helped more than 1 million persons – that’s 1 of every 3 persons in the region. The organization provides funds to more than 170 local health and human service agencies in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. In fact, more than 90 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to programs in the St. Louis region that help families, neighbors, and co-workers.

Saint Louis University employees are known to be committed to social justice and getting work done. Our Jesuit Mission calls upon us to be “men and women for others”. Your contribution to the United Way will provide families and individuals who need help with crisis support, mentoring, early childhood education, disaster relief, employment, and financial literacy programs.

In the 2014 campaign, SLU faculty and staff opened their hearts, giving more than $111,000 to the United Way. Thank you for supporting the United Way of Greater St. Louis last year.

Our goal for this year is $115,000. Please join your fellow Saint Louis University employees who live United. All SLU employees received a personalized link to make a donation. Email reminders with individual's personalized links will be sent throughout the month of October.

If you have any questions, please contact Carolee Patek at 314-977-3949 or or Rita McMillan at 977-2254 or

Please help the United Way make a difference.