Cura Day of Appreciation

Faculty and staff are invited to share stories of appreciation and gratitude for their colleagues on the Cura Day of Appreciation. Each member of the SLU community shares their gifts and talents with the world everyday. These gifts and talents are shared through actions that go above and beyond what is expected. On the Cura Day of Appreciation, faculty and staff will share meaningful positive stories about the impact their colleagues have had.

Beginning at 7am and throughout the morning on December 14, faculty and staff are encouraged to stop by the Allied Health Building Multipurpose Room (south campus) to receive a SLU Sparks notepad and write at least 2 notes to their colleagues. From 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., SLU Sparks notepads and pens will also be distributed at the Wool Center Lobby (north campus).

Electronic SLU Sparks can also be sent by clicking here.

At 12:30pm on December 14, faculty and staff can return to the Allied Health Building Multipurpose Room for a program, at which individuals will have the opportunity to share stories of appreciation for their colleagues. The program will include brief opening remarks and then the floor will be open for faculty and staff to recognize each other by sharing their notes of gratitude with those in attendance. Submit an electronic SLU Spark beforehand and bring a copy of it to the program, or bring the notes written earlier in the day to share. Even if you do not have a story to share, come hear about the outstanding contributions of the members of the SLU community! Light beverages and cookies will be provided at the program at 12:30pm.

The best way to spread workplace cheer is sharing a special note with a peer!
Share what makes your colleagues special on the Cura Day of Appreciation!


Reid Dickerson Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Reid Dickerson, Retention & Academic Success, who received a SLU Spark! Reid was recognized by Jenn Masiulis, Parks Academic Advising, for strengthening our community.

"Thank you so much for talking to time out of your day and coming to speak to my U101 class this semester. I think they enjoyed your tips on time management and hopefully will use them. Thank you, again, and have a great holiday season!"

Scott Fetters Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Scott Fetters, International Services, who received a SLU Spark! Scott was recognized by Jenn Masiulis, Parks Academic Advising, for showing compassion.

"Congrats on your first SLU Spark! Here it is!! I appreciate you!! Thank you so much for providing so much care in your interactions and conversations surrounding a CPT student. The student would be in a tough spot without your assistance. Thank you for working wonders!"

Christy Hicks Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Christy Hicks, Campus Ministry, who received a SLU Spark! Chisty was recognized by Jenn Masiulis, Parks Academic Advising, for strengthening our community.

"Thank you so much for talking to time out of your day and coming to speak to my U101 class this semester. I think they enjoyed your discussion on the Jesuit mission and what it means to be a SLU student. Thank you, again, and have a great holiday season!"

Floyd Welsh Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Floyd Welsh, Career Services, who received a SLU Spark! Floyd was recognized by Jenn Masiulis, Parks Academic Advising, for strengthening our community.

"Thank you so much for talking to time out of your day and coming to speak to my U101 class this semester. I think they enjoyed your tips on resumes and what they can do over the summer after freshman year. I hope that they will use your advice. Thank you, again, and have a great holiday season!"

Rosemary Nagy Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Rosemary Nagy, Pediatrics, who received a SLU Spark! Rosemary was recognized by Maureen Bresnahan, Office of Research Integrity, for strengthening our community.

"Honestly, during Rosemary's tenure at the University, her contributions represent every single SLU Spark Category. She constantly pursues excellence, seeks truth, shows compassion, serves others, strengthens our community, and drives change an innovation. However, this particular Spark is for her effort to strengthen our community (and, really, serve others). A junior investigator new to SLU was looking for guidance (and some mentorship) for a research study. Without any hesitation, Rosemary not only offered to share some of the template material she's created for other studies, but also offered to help with any additional questions he might have - even though this particular investigator was not in her department. Not only is Rosemary helping out a new researcher, she is helping to strengthen the research community as a whole."

Sarah Dawson Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Sarah Dawson, Orthopaedic Surgery, who received a SLU Spark! Sarah was recognized by Maureen Bresnahan, Office of Research Integrity, for pursuing excellence.

"When Sarah was first hired, she was tasked with an enormous feat of getting all of her department's research studies completely up-to-date. She spent hours and hours learning a completely new system, learning new studies, tracking down all of the required documents, and submitting everything to get things back on track. Her drive (and especially her attention to detail) has helped not only her department, but other departments with which she interacts."

Maggie Callon Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Maggie Callon, Public Health, who received a SLU Spark! Maggie was recognized by Kim Donoghue, Public Health, for driving change and innovation.

"Maggie, you always respond to proposed projects and requests with admirable willingness, thoughtfulness and efficiency. Thanks for your team-building spirit!"

Congratulations to those Celebrating Milestone Service Anniversaries!

We would like to congratulate those who are celebrating 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years of service in December 2016 and January 2017.
Thank you for your service at SLU!

40 Years
  • Patricia Galati
35 Years
  • Barbara A. Nagel 
30 Years
  • Mark A. Hoyer 
  • Peggy A. Suzor
25 Years
  • Robert S. Andersen, M.D.
  • Donita L. Bing
  • Ronald Crown, Ph.D.
  • Qi Gan
  • Charles E. Graves, Ph.D.
  • Regina F. Leeders 
  • Luis A. Santiago
20 Years
  • Maureen J. Donlin, Ph.D.
  • John P. Encarnacion, Ph.D.
  • Sara R. Enlow 
  • Olivera Jandrasevic 
  • Virginia K. Kettenbach, Ph.D.
  • Carolyn M. Merkel 
  • Janet E. Neuhaus 
  • Nicole Thompson 
  • Travis T. Threats, Ph.D.
  • Pamela Whisenhunt 
  • Mary White, PA-C
15 Years
  • Paul R. Black
  • Gary G. Dickey  
  • Brian E. Dowell 
  • Nancy Esparza-Lang 
  • Krystal M. Gates 
  • Kerry M. Guilliams, M.B.A.
  • Mona L. Hebert, B.A.
  • Yvonne C. Hill 
  • John R. Martin III, Ph.D.
  • Tracy M. Pfeifer
  • Rae Jean Pieper  
  • Jeremy J. Schierhoff 
  • Scott E. Sewell 
  • Joyce M. Tageson
  • Cotina L. Taylor  
  • Debra L. Wilson 
  • Felicia L. Wingo 
10 Years
  • Mary C. Anderson 
  • Alan R. Felthous M.D.
  • Shay C. Hietpas 
  • Lindsey M. Jones 
  • David V. Meconi, S.J.
  • Adriana M. Montano, Ph.D.
  • Shannon M. Morse 
  • Yelena G. Osipova 
  • Ann M. Schmitt 
  • Libby D. Ullo 
  • Thomas J. Wessel
  • Abuduwasiti Wulamu, Ph.D.
  • Yanping Zhang, M.D. 
5 Years
  • Mary G. Acton
  • Joseph S. Ahearn  
  • Patricia Anderson
  • Lauren D. Arnold, Ph.D. 
  • Kira H. Banks, Ph.D.
  • Matthew J. Bauer, D.M.D.
  • Debra T. Cashion, Ph.D.
  • Guilan Chen M.D.
  • Michelle M. Cohen 
  • Cory T. Cullen 
  • Bretton M. DeLaria 
  • Ashlee Dorsey 
  • Scott A. Fetters 
  • Kelli M. Fuller, D.N.P.
  • Darren F. Gaertner 
  • Carol J. Hall 
  • Jennifer A. Heckel 
  • Ramona I. Hicks 
  • Martha A. Kennedy, M.A.
  • Jack M. Lionberger, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Lisa L. Masters 
  • Helen M. McCormack 
  • Carole H. McKinstry 
  • Patricia E. McQueen 
  • Jyssaka R. Meyers 
  • Victoria Moreland 
  • Scott A. Nyberg 
  • Helga L. Oestreicher 
  • Michelle M. Peltier 
  • Pshonda Perkins-Bass 
  • Jeanette Petty 
  • Edward Phillips
  • Robert R. Robbins  
  • Julie L. Schuette
  • Deborah E. Seale, Ph.D.
  • Emily Seitz  
  • Konstantin Serednikov 
  • Maria A. Totoraitis 
  • James A. Turner 
  • Vijayalakshmi Vallurupalli, M.D.
  • Robin W. Warchol 
  • Tatiana N. Zaboikina 

Development's Halloween Costume Contest Winners

The division of Development's Stewardship Committee held a Halloween Costume contest. It was a great opportunity to build camaraderie and see how creative our co-workers could be! 1st place and 2nd place champs won Golden and Silver pumpkin trophies respectively (as well as bragging rights).

1st Place: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs portrayed by: Rob Curtin, Sue DeBarry, Maggie Dermody, Debbie Dill, Brittany Ford, Kari Hinkle, Laura Kleinschmidt, and Annelise Pivin



2nd Place: Medusa portrayed by: Sophia Toumbalakis

Meribeth Broadway Supports Dogs on Duty

Vesting of St Charles Police K9's Red and Tank by Dogs on Duty pictured left to right\Chief Todd, Officer Spiess and K9 Tank, Meribeth Broadway founder of Dogs on Duty, Officer Wilkins and K9 Red, Sgt Kinkade
Meribeth Broadway, Senior Research Assistant in Comparative Medicine, is the founder of Dogs on Duty, an organization that supports K9's who work in public service. On December 3, Dogs on Duty donated a Kevlar vest (bullet/stab resistant) to K9 Red and a Cooling vest to K9 Tank from the St
Charles County Police; the vests are to help protect the K9s while they do their jobs.

Kathy Leiva Rosario Founds Pour Favor

Kathy Leiva Rosario, Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs, has founded a non-profit that is now successful and recognized by the Saint Louis Business Journal, Pour Favor. Pour Favor sells unique handcrafted one-of-a-kind products handmade in Central America to raise funds for empowerment and education of women living there. For more information please visit www.pourfavor.org

A Sample of Pour Favor's Unique Products

Music & Medicine

On January 26, Medical Center Development in partnership with the Cancer Center will host the Music & Medicine event. This event will celebrate the powerful, positive impact music therapy has on the patients in treatment. The event will include refreshments, a musical performance by our music therapists, and comments from SLUCare physicians celebrating the Music Therapy Program.

The event will be from 4:30-6:30pm on January 26 at the Allied Health Building Multipurpose Room. Although the event is free, please RSVP to Stacey Hutchens by January 20 at shutchen@slu.edu or 314-977-3287

Click here to view the flyer.

TRiO-SSS Supports The Humane Society of Missouri

TRiO-SSS Shelter Buddies Service Team (l-r):  Chau Truong, Jennifer Lu, Leana Wu, Yamily Tito, Maria Garcia and Makailya Pickrell
On Saturday, September 24, six SLU TRiO-Student Support Services students and one staff member participated in the Shelter Buddies Reading Program, sponsored by the Humane Society of Missouri. The service team received classroom training on how to read to shelter dogs in order to help comfort and socialize them in preparation for adoption. They were then able to apply that knowledge by reading to actual dogs at the shelter. As a result of having completed this training, each member of the service team will be able to return to the Humane Society and participate in the Shelter Buddies Reading Program on their own time.

The service team, led by TRiO-SSS Academic Counselor, Jamie D. Motley, also consisted of Maria Garcia, Jennifer Lu, Makailya Pickrell, Yamily Tito, Chau Truong and Leana Wu.

This was part of an ongoing initiative within TRiO-SSS to provide service learning experiences for students in the program. Other organizations that program participants have provided service to include Almost Home, Earth Day Network , Greenway Network, Let's Start and the Sierra Club. TRiO-SSS is a federally funded program designed to provide a variety of support services to first-generation college students, as well as students who are from modest-income households or have disabilities. The program, led by Lindsay Gonterman, is part of Student Educational Services and housed in O'Brien Hall.

ITS SaLUting You Recipients

Congratulations to the following members of ITS for being recognized with the "SaLUting You" award.
  • September 2016: John Heartlein, Manager, ITS-Enterprise Resources
  • October 2016: Jeff Abernathy, Manager, ITS-Enterprise Resources
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, Bruce!



Congratulations to Bruce O'Neill, Assistant Professor in Sociology, and wife Helen Human, on the birth of their first child, a girl, Rosemary Clare O'Neill.

Rosemary was born on September 20, weighing 7 pounds and 12 ounces.

Congratulations, Nancy!



Congratulations to Nancy Barker, Patient Account Rep in PMO, on the birth of her third grandchild, Aleczander Michael Brown. Aleczander was born on September 20, weighing 9 pounds and 9 ounces.

Aleczander joins big sister Annabelle at home with parents Andrea and Michael Brown of Millstadt, Illinois.


Congratulations, Amelia!


Congratulations to Amelia Blanton, Program Coordinator in the School of Social Work, and husband Nathaniel Hibner, Ph.D. student in Health Care Ethics & Moral Theology, on their marriage. Amelia and Nathaniel were married on October 8 at St. Margaret of Scotland and Lumen Church in St. Louis. Nate and Amelia originally met in Boston, MA at Boston College where they both pursued graduate school. They were engaged in May 2015 in Forest Park. The Blanton Hibners are excited to start their journey as husband and wife!

David Webb Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to David Webb, John Cook School of Business, who received a SLU Spark! David was recognized by Wendy LaBenne, College for Public Health & Social Justice, for pursuing excellence.

"David and I worked on a Growing SLU business plan together, and I had an opportunity to experience the excellence David devotes to his work. As we worked together, I observed the thoroughness and care he puts into a project. It was never do the bare minimum with him. It was let's do this business plan the right way with the best information we can obtain. As we developed the business plan, we also added people on to the project, and David took the role as team lead. Through this, I saw his natural leadership ability and outstanding capability to manage a team to get a job completed well and by a deadline. He was always considerate with his suggested changes and provided praise for the work individuals contributed. David works with integrity and lives SLU's mission through his work and consideration of those with whom he collaborates."

Kathy Michael Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Kathy Michael, Office of the Provost, who received a SLU Spark! Kathy was recognized by Lori Corzine, Center for International Studies, for serving others.

"Mrs. Kathy Michael is the epitome of all of the categories to receive a SLU Spark, but the reason I chose "Serving Others" is because Kathy is always willing to go the extra mile to help anyone who needs help. She even goes out of her way to help people that she even thinks might need help - she is a star and a true example of the Jesuit Mission and I am proud and honored to work with her."

Tonya Bland Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Tonya Bland, Family and Community Medicine, who received a SLU Spark! Tonya was recognized by Gillian Boscan, HR-Consulting & Client Services, for showing compassion.

"While I see examples of Ms. Bland living out all of the SLU Sparks categories, I chose to recognize her for the compassion that she has shown me, as well as other SLU employees. She has gone the extra mile to get me in to see my provider. I have also seen her leave a meeting to set up an urgent appointment for another coworker who was in distress. She is professional, kind and thorough. Her skill and commitment make a real difference for all of us. Thank you!"

Kathy Klebert Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Kathy Klebert, Cancer Center Operations, who received a SLU Spark! Kathy was recognized by Stacey Hutchens, Medical Center Development, for serving others.

"Kathy is wise, kind and compassionate. She is an integral part of the Cancer Center and provides an amazing amount of time and energy to promoting the work of the cancer center to the community and to individuals in need. She sees the big picture - but also manages the details. Kathy is awesome!"

Riley Coyle Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Riley Coyle, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, who received a SLU Spark! Riley was recognized by Kathy Barbeau, Microbiology & Immunology, for serving others.

"Riley Coyle along with her office counterpart Deanna Miller took up the banner this year to organize the Dept of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology "Turkeypalozza Food Drive". They sent out notices to department members, put up signs, collected food and money donations. Deanna and Riley took the cash donations and shopped for dinner supplies- 17 fresh turkeys, cranberry, rolls, potatoes and all other supplies that were requested by the campus kitchen. This is a tradition for our department started by the office manager many years ago. The office manager was out of the office and these 2 individuals decided to carry on the good work of the past. Because of their efforts many individuals served by the campus kitchen received hot Thanksgiving dinners!"

Deanna Miller Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Deanna Miller, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, who received a SLU Spark! Deanna was recognized by Kathy Barbeau, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, for serving others.

"Deanna Miller along with her office counterpart Riley Coyle took up the banner this year to organize the Dept of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology "Turkeypalozza Food Drive". They sent out notices to department members, put up signs, collected food and money donations. Deanna and Riley took the cash donations and shopped for dinner supplies- 17 fresh turkeys, cranberry, rolls, potatoes and all other supplies that were requested by the campus kitchen. This is a tradition for our department started by the office manager many years ago. The office manager was out of the office and these 2 individuals decided to carry on the good work of the past. Because of their efforts many individuals served by the campus kitchen received hot Thanksgiving dinners!"

Mary Kate Bartlett Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Mary Kate Bartlett, Athletics, who received a SLU Spark! Mary Kate was recognized by Janet Oberle, Athletics, for pursuing excellence.

"Mary Kate worked very hard to support the Atlantic 10 Volleyball championship which was just held on campus. Her attention to detail and concern for the success of the event put our department in a good light and allowed our student-athletes to be in a position to win a championship! Plus, she always remained positive - even as she didn't feel well! We are grateful for her continued pursuit of excellence! #Winthemoment"

Joanie Featherston Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Joanie Featherston, HR Services, who received a SLU Spark! Joanie was recognized by Libby Gallogly, HR-Compensation, for serving others.

"Each and every day, Joanie is on the front lines helping students, faculty, and staff with all university questions, comments, and concerns. Joanie has a way of making all of our guests feel as though they are heard, cared for, and shown compassion while they are visiting the Wool Center. In addition, she leads our team of student workers, and not only builds their professional skills but teaches them to be kind and compassionate, too. I truly appreciate the light Joanie shines everyday she is here."

Kevin Garner Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Kevin Garner, ITS-Customer Service, who received a SLU Spark! Kevin was recognized by Sharon Spicer, School for Professional Studies, for serving others.

"I wanted Kevin to know his work ethic does not go unnoticed. Kevin always has a friendly smile and is ready to take action when he is here at SPS. Kevin is always helping others even when it is not the initial task that brought him to SPS on any given day. It is very evident how Kevin cares for others wellbeing when he is here. Thank you Kevin we appreciate all that you do!"

Michele Connell Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Michele Connell, HR-Benefits, who received a SLU Spark! Michele was recognized by Joan Featherston, HR Services, for pursuing excellence.

"Michele has been a wonderful asset to the benefits department! She believes in teamwork and is always the first to step up to the plate. Her constant positive attitude and willingness to assist employees or lend a hand, has been a huge help to the HR Services front desk. Dependable, patient and friendly, that's Michele! And for these reasons, HR Services is grateful to have Michele on our team!"

Sulma Farfan Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Sulma Farfan, SLU-Madrid, who received a SLU Spark! Sulma was recognized by Sara Pérez Álvarez, SLU-Madrid, for driving change and innovation.

"Sulma works as the faculty technology specialist in SLU-Madrid, helping professors to incorporate technological tools into the teaching and learning process, and providing on-going technology training for faculty and staff. She is one of the smartest and hard-working people in SLU-Madrid. Creative, always looking for projects that make better known our campus. Humble, simple, always willing to listen to new initiatives and to help you in your professional accomplishments."

Renee Dunham Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Renee Dunham, Student Health Center, who received a SLU Spark! Renee was recognzied by Janet Oberle, Athletics, for driving change and innovation.

"Renee diligently supported overhauling a process between multiple departments at SLU. The process took time, diligence and a commitment to seeing change that will be positive overall. The process change doesn't impact her directly necessarily, but she was the person most able to help create the change. She did so and is truly innovating! WE APPRECIATE YOU RENEE!!!"

Mona Hicks Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Mona Hicks, Student Development, who received a SLU Spark! Mona was recognized by Janet Oberle, Athletics, for strengthening our community.

"Mona makes a difference for our student CONSTANTLY. Anyone who interacts with her while she is on campus can experience the love she has for students. We don't stop enough to say thank you for maintaing the core of our mission - to support and care for students - in the midst of everything else. You are the best. You make SLU GREAT every day!"

Bridget Lally Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Bridget Lally, Office of Sponsored Programs, who received a SLU Spark! Bridget was recognized by Jeremiah Weinstock, Psychology, for serving others.

"Bridget was extremely helpful as I navigated a challenging budget issue. Her help was instrumental to success of the project and keeping it on track and out of the red! This was outside of her day-to-day responsibilities and yet she took the time to help me, was patient with me, and overall so easy to work with. I am so grateful for her assistance!"

Bert Barry Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Bert Barry, Enrollment Outreach/Territory Development, who received a SLU Spark! Bert was recognized by Kathy Michael, Office of the Provost, for pursuing excellence.

"I would like to recognize Dr. Bert Barry. His time is currently split between International Services and the Center for Global Citizenship. Even though he has a schedule that is extremely busy and spread so thin, he still manages to keep a smile on his face and a positive attitude. His care and concern for those around him is great. He is a true example of our Jesuit mission and it is my privilege to work for and with him."

Shelli Brown Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Shelli Brown, HR-Benefits, who received a SLU Spark!  Shelli was recognized by Janel Esker, Law School, for serving others.

"I needed clarification on our insurance coverage during our open enrollment period; I had called our insurance carrier and wasn't getting the information I needed. I contacted Shelli who was very responsive, followed up with me and my multiple questions in a very timely manner and gave me the information I very much needed. I know this must be a very busy time for her. I really appreciate her help!"

Cindy Rubbelke Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Cindy Rubbelke, School of Nursing, who received a SLU Spark! Cindy was recognized by Nikki Rogers, School of Nursing, for serving others.

"Cindy always goes above and beyond serving others. As the e-Technology Coordinator for the school of nursing, she is a key person who helps our simulation lab department. Cindy is always on top of everything. She does a phenomenal job of mentoring all staff- fellow faculty members, graduate assistants as well as our work study students. Cindy gives tirelessly. She never acts frustrated with any of us. She is always helpful to problem solve. She literally comes to the rescue on a near daily basis when we have technology questions, concerns or issues. Cindy is a real blessing to our department."

Kelly Winkler Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Kelly Winkler, SLUCare Administration, who received a SLU Spark! Kelly was recognized by Allison Tabeta, SLUCare Administration, for pursuing excellence. 

"Kelly works so hard to support at times 10 people. She works hard to balance everyone's needs while constantly looking for ways to make things easier for everyone. She does all of this while going to school and trying to advance herself. She is so kind and I am so lucky to work with her."

D'Ann Keller Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to D'Ann Keller, Athletics, who received a SLU Spark! D'Ann was recognized by Janet Oberle, Athletics, for pursuing excellence.

"In the midst of a super busy time, D'Ann has been managing open positions, FLSA changes, upcoming championships, continual facility issues as well as overseeing various programs that need her effort and energy. I appreciate the work she is doing to make sure our value of Excellence is lived. GREAT WORK!"

David Borgmeyer Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to David Borgmeyer, Center for International Studies, who received a SLU Spark! David was recognized by Lori Corzine, Center for International Studies, for pursuing excellence.

"It was very difficult for me to choose the category that best describes Dr. David Borgmeyer so I chose "Pursuing Excellence" because he exemplifies this every day. He is also very compassionate towards myself, his one and only staff member, and towards our student workers any time we are struggling with health issues. Not only does he always encourage us to take care of ourselves, but he never says or acts like we are a burden when we aren't at our best. Dr. Borgmeyer pursues excellence in his attitudes, behavior and relationships with others here at SLU and I am very fortunate to work for him."

Jeff Godowski Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Jeff Godowski, Housing & Residence Life, who received a SLU Spark! Jeff was recognized by John Janulis, Housing & Residence Life, for showing compassion.

"Jeff has done an excellent job showing compassion in his work with students in Marguerite Hall and across campus. Jeff has provided leadership over a departmental committee that has recently engendered student staff affinity spaces, which will provide support and developmental growth for our student employees in housing. Jeff has also worked diligently to ensure that students who are from other countries feel welcomed into their home in Marguerite Hall. Jeff has done this through incorporating multiple languages in his official communication and for taking steps to strengthen our collaboration and communication with INTO at SLU and International Services. Last, Jeff has received compliments from the Department of Public Safety and the University Counseling Center for his sincere care and compassion when working with students experiencing crisis situations."

Philip Durkee Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Philip Durkee, Housing & Residence Life, who received a SLU Spark! Philip was recognized by John Janulis, Housing & Residence Life, for strengthening our community.

"Phil Durkee has done an exemplary job in promoting student learning in Marchetti and Grand Forest. Phil hosts weekly staff development meetings and encourages student leaders to present a learning topic that connects their in-class knowledge to their out of class experiences as staff members and leaders on campus. Phil's staff also created resident interest groups that promote the learning partnership model, effectively validating the students as learners and knowers and helping them share their knowledge with others through common and shared interests."

Verónica Azcue Castillón, Tania de la Fuente, Chris Ealham, Javier Gamo Aranda, Kevin Ingram, Renzo Llorente, Fabiola Martínez, Melanie Mitchell, Mónica Pérez-Bedmar, Mary Prendergast, Francisco Prieto, Olga Ramírez Calle, Simona Rentea, Alesia Slocum, Laura Tedesco, and Kirk Tennant Received SLU Sparks!

The SLU-Madrid Senators, Verónica Azcue Castillón, Tania de la Fuente, Chris  Ealham, Javier Gamo Aranda, Kevin Ingram, Renzo Llorente, Fabiola Martínez, Melanie  Mitchell, Mónica Pérez-Bedmar, Mary Prendergast, Francisco Prieto, Olga Ramírez Calle,  Simona Rentea, Alesia Slocum, Laura Tedesco, and Kirk Tennant, were recognized by Anne Dewey, SLU-Madrid for strengthening our community. 

"Although SLU Sparks are designed for individuals, sometimes group interaction is fundamental in creating the community essential to building institutions. This SLU Spark is for SLU Madrid’s first Senators: Verónica Azcue Castillón, Tania de la Fuente, Chris Ealham, Javier Gamo Aranda, Kevin Ingram, Renzo Llorente, Fabiola Martínez, Melanie Mitchell, Mónica Pérez-Bedmar, Mary Prendergast, Francisco Prieto, Olga Ramírez Calle, Simona Rentea, Alesia Slocum, Laura Tedesco, and Kirk Tennant.
It is not easy to establish shared governance or the legitimacy and role of a new institution. You have undertaken this task with little experience and few guideposts, in common ground mined with anger, frustration, and old grievances. You have had the courage to believe in change and to work for it. While it has been difficult, stressful, and often discouraging to determine how best to advocate for faculty concerns; to trip mines, face the explosions, and labor for reconciliation; to discover that we disagree despite our shared goal of enabling faculty voice; each of you has acted with great integrity—in arguing for what you thought best, listening to others, and respecting the Senate as an institution for decision-making. Take pride not only in the foundation of shared governance you have laid but in what may be the Senate’s most valuable and least visible accomplishment: its commitment to keep talking through our differences, to braving the tension this creates, and to persevering in constructive debate. Every voice has been essential, and the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Beyond sincere thanks to all of you for these achievements, special thanks to part-time faculty, who served generously without compensation, and to each of you for your individual contributions, among these:
  • Verónica, for your unwavering advocacy for high professional standards and defense of fair treatment of part-time faculty
  • Tania, for your calm attentive presence at meetings and your support for research
  • Chris, for your perceptive insights, outside-the- box thinking, wealth of experience at different educational institutions, and wit
  • Javier, for always answering emails and for your willingness to serve despite many commitments
  • Kevin, for your energy, healthy outrage, growth into leadership, and drive to keep us moving forward (“Keep it simple”)
  • Renzo, for your invaluable role as gadfly for truth and justice, high ethical expectations, knowledge of higher education policy, and archival memory
  • Fabiola, for your careful thinking and dedication to collaborative discussion when developing policy, and your thoughtful support
  • Melanie, for your high ethical standards and power to inspire them in others, conscientious problem-solving, generosity, patience, and eloquence
  • Mónica, for your intelligence and plain-spoken good sense during the short time you were senator
  • Mary, for your amazing organizational efficiency, diligence in fulfilling responsibilities, and ingrained sense of fairness
  • Francisco, for your willingness to learn what you needed to do your job well, educating yourself to assume the responsibility of shared governance
  • Olga, for earnestly giving your best in thoughtful engagement of each issue and for some impressive logical analysis
  • Simona, for your thorough critical conceptualization of your work and adherence to high standards in completing all tasks
  • Alesia, for your gifts (skills) of listening and constructive synthesis, and for bringing your deep understanding of the workplace to bear on challenges
  • Laura, for your carefully-thought and -chosen words, and for keeping the importance of the Senate’s efficient, harmonious functioning in mind
  • Kirk, for your long-term support for shared governance and for authoring the first ranks proposal (2009), an initiative now coming to fruition
You have opened a path through difficult terrain, and, thanks to you, the journey will be easier for those who come after. Congratulations on a job well done!"

Johnnie Stevens Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Johnnie Stevens, Environmental Health & Safety, who received a SLU Spark! Johnnie was recognized by Renee Knoll, Environmental Health & Safety, for serving others.

"Thank you Johnnie Stevens for helping out with the recent power outage at the Medical Center. Johnnie Stevens worked with Facilities Services and Pathology staff to add additional extension cords enabling the Histology Laboratory to continue laboratory procedures using emergency power. Johnnie has built a great rapport with many departments and is always to help and offer assistance whenever needed."

Zack Thatcher Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Zack Thatcher, Psychology, who received a SLU Spark! Zack was recognized by Beth Glauber, Psychology, for serving others.

"Zack was hired as the administrative secretary for Neuroscience in 2015 after having worked in ESL on campus. Since the Neuroscience major consists of Biology and Psychology courses, he was housed in Morrissey Hall. He quickly became my "right hand man" in completing all tasks in the department with the departure of our administrative secretary. Despite the growing demands of his own Neuroscience program, Zack has managed to take on many tasks, which includes website updates, reimbursements, event management, copy bills, and supplies needed in the Dept of Psychology. He is always there to lend a hand and is a very pleasant person with whom to work. I am grateful for his assistance and want him to know how important he is to many people!"

Karl Aldrich Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Karl Aldrich, Career Services, who received a SLU Spark! Karl was recognized by Kim Reitter, Career Services, for driving change and innovation.

"Karl is an Assistant Director at Career Services. During his tenure in Career Services, he has shown an ability and drive to improve processes and programs. He established a reporting system to record our outreach efforts and worked to initiate a mobile app to help students navigate career fairs. Always creative and innovative, Karl planned and executed a Betabox Innovation Challenge to help students create an innovative solution to a problem in a team environment, a pre-career fair networking event to teach students networking skills, and he was instrumental in transitioning to our new career services management system, Handshake. Karl is at his best when he is brainstorming new and innovative ways to approach a problem or to help students with their job search."

Fall 2016 SLU Stars Recognized for Living the Mission


SLU Stars recipients gather for a photo at the breakfast ceremony. From left to right: Jay Haugen, Patrick Holt, Lisa Israel, Peter Garvin, Joanne Salas, Leah Sweetman, Karen Janiak, Susan Hoffstetter, Jennifer Popiel, Kari Elbe, and Debra Blanquart
Eleven members of the University community were recognized as the fall 2016 SLU Stars in a ceremony on Thursday, November 17. The awardees are as follows:
  • Debra Blanquart, School for Professional Studies
  • Kari Elbe, School of Nursing
  • Peter Garvin, Department of Public Safety
  • Jay Haugen, Office of the Registrar
  • Susan Hoffstetter, Ob-Gyn
  • Patrick Holt, Transportation Services
  • Lisa Israel, Retention & Academic Success
  • Karen Janiak, Student Financial Services
  • Jennifer Popiel, History
  • Joanne Salas, Family & Community Medicine
  • Leah Sweetman, Center for Service & Community Engagement
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 faculty and staff members who regularly go above and beyond to touch the lives of the colleagues, students, clients, and patients 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. As an initiative within the Cura program, SLU Stars support a culture of understanding, respect, and appreciation for everyone, and they inspire a collaborative and collegial working, learning, and social environment.

SLU Stars are nominated by their peers to receive the award. Each nomination cycle, the SLU Stars Committee reviews nominations and selects those which best speak to the criteria of the award. The SLU Stars Committee includes:
  • Alexis Bruce-Staudt, College for Public Health & Social Justice
  • Judi Buncher, Mission & Identity
  • Peter Garvin, Department of Public Safety
  • Cathy Happa, Internal Medicine
  • Katie Hoff (Chair), Learning & Development
  • Maddie O’Connell, Learning & Development
  • Rita Stites, Pediatrics
  • Cathy Zimmer, College of Arts & Sciences

This year, Chris Collins, S.J., Assistant to the President for Mission & Identity, and Mickey Luna, Vice President for Human Resources, offered remarks.

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.” Maddie O’Connell, SLU Stars Committee member, added, “it is an honor to be nominated, and an even greater honor to be chosen as a SLU Star.”

Collins remarked that it is wonderful to learn about the unique contributions of each SLU Star, which demonstrate the wide variety of activities and departments of Saint Louis University. “The SLU Stars event is a time to build community, with many individuals you typically would not interact with.”

To learn more about the SLU Stars award, please click here.

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

Debra Blanquart, senior academic advisor in the School for Professional Studies. Deb exemplifies what it means to live by the Ignatian ideals in her daily interactions. There have been several instances when Deb handled a situation involving a deeply upset student and managed to turn it from a negative to positive through her compassionate communication and respect for them as an individual. With her can-do attitude and optimism, she continues to contribute positively towards maintaining the morale of all her colleagues. Thank you, Deb, for exemplifying how to live the Ignatian values for your students and colleagues.

Kari Elbe, contract coordinator for the School of Nursing. In Kari’s role, she interacts daily with the School of Nursing’s clinical partners and has built strong relationships with them. In addition to building strong relationships with key partners, she also takes the time to know her School of Nursing colleagues on a personal level and will stop what she is going to listen to a coworker in need of some words of encouragement, which sometimes take the form of song lyrics. Faculty and staff also come to Kari for her excellent knowledge of technology and how to utilize it for effective record keeping; she has a gift for taking large amounts of data and organizing it in a meaningful format. Thank you, Kari, for building relationships and sharing your skills with outside partners of the University and your colleagues.

Peter Garvin, officer for the Department of Public Safety. Pete brightens up a room, and more often SLU’s campus, while treating everyone with kindness. Pete is a person that is professional at all times; mindful of his position; lives the SLU mission, embraces Cura and what it stands for, and does not just hope for a change but actively takes part in fostering positive change to make SLU a better place for all of us in the years to come. He will stand up and identify an injustice when all around him will choose to look down or look away. Thank you, Pete, for your optimism and kindness towards all members of the community.

Jay Haugen, University Registrar. Over the past several years, drastic systematic changes were implemented across the university, in large part, due to the leadership and dedication of Jay and his team. Jay’s respectful and kind approach to addressing various concerns has continued to allow him to brainstorm with the users. He offers proposed solutions to problems or needs and reflects on the issue at a later date to ensure the process is as seamless as possible. Thank you, Jay, for your commitment to collaboration and continuous improvement at SLU.

Susan Hoffstetter, associate professor for Urological Gynecology (Ob-GYN). Susan is committed to St. Louis University’s philosophy as evidenced by the exceptional care she provides to her patients and her steadfast dedication to the mission. She is sensitive to cultural and ethnic diversity as seen in the individualized care plans she provides for her patients. Susan’s integrity and honesty are all encompassing and she treats her colleagues with the same amount of respect and dignity as she does her patients. Thank you, Susan, for providing exceptional care to your patients through your unrelenting pursuit of women’s health.

Patrick Holt, assistant for Transportation Services. Patrick is a shining example of serving others while skillfully completing the many diverse and challenging duties related to his position. He works to ensure the transportation for the Micah program is coordinated as easily and efficiently as possible, always in a professional and positive manner. Patrick positively impacts those he works with through his sense of humor, can-do attitude, and willingness to reach out and do more than is expected. Thank you, Patrick, for your dedication to serving our Micah students and the local St. Louis community.

Lisa Israel, director of retention and academic success for the Student Success Center. Lisa has not only been an exceptional leader and contributor to the Division of Student Development, but additionally an active member in service to the larger SLU community. She is a collaborative leader throughout campus - maximizing her relationships to advance the work to support student success. Lisa consistently fosters a spirit of excellence in her own work, and in her expectations and accountability of the staff who report to her. Thank you, Lisa, for your leadership to support the success of your colleagues and SLU’s students.

Karen Janiak, assistant director of student accounts for Student Financial Services. Karen has been instrumental in developing the Banner system to charge student accounts. The rules that go into charging tuition are very complex, and she has mastered how to input the information so it makes it look like a simple puzzle she’s worked on. Karen always has an open ear and is easily approachable; whether it be a tense phone call or even a personal matter she always makes you feel comfortable going to her about it. Thank you, Karen, for your dedication to your work, colleagues, and the community.

Jennifer Popiel, associate professor of History. The History Department’s go-to person on any question related to SLU’s mission, Jennifer has led workshops on Ignatian pedagogy, taken part in discussions of the Jesuit core and participated in week-long seminars on SLU’s mission. Jennifer is a person of utter integrity, one willing to speak her mind for the sake of the higher good, even risking unpopularity if necessary. She has been responsible for helping instill a sense of community not only in the History Department but at the University, all the result of her commitment to Jesuit mission. Thank you, Jennifer, for living and demonstrating SLU’s mission and values to your students and colleagues.

Joanne Salas, senior biostatistician in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Joanne always goes above and beyond expectations by learning new biostatistical methods to support her team’s research. She does not simply generate results, but she ensures researchers understand the logic of her decisions and helps others express the technical aspects of advanced data analysis in their scholarly presentations and papers. Joanne’s commitment to the Ignatian ideals of learning, serving, generosity, respect and concern for others has greatly increased morale and a sense of common purpose in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Thank you, Joanne, for sharing your wealth of expertise and knowledge with SLU students and your colleagues.

Leah Sweetman, assistant director for the Center for Service and Community Engagement. At a University that prides itself for service and volunteerism, Leah is the sole service-learning coordinator for faculty on the entire campus. Leah works collaboratively with SLU’s faculty, staff, and students, as well as with stakeholders in the greater St. Louis area, in developing programs and events supporting social change and justice initiatives. In addition to many leadership roles in support of the University mission, Leah also participates frequently in professional development opportunities to enrich her own understanding of SLU’s Jesuit identity. Thank you, Leah, for driving the mission of the University through collaboration and commitment.

Karmela Dizdar Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Karmela Dizdar, IM-Hematology/Oncology, who received a SLU Spark! Karmela was recognized by Anne Imlay, IM-Hematology/Oncology, for seeking truth.

"Karmela consistently treats co-workers with dignity, compassion, and respect even when she is not given these same courtesies. She views all who she works with as equally important and treats everyone with the same openness and integrity."

Caroline Kaikati Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Caroline Kaikati, Corporate and Foundation Relations, who received a SLU Spark! Caroline was recognized by Kathy Luther, Corporate and Foundation Relations, for driving change and innovation.

"Great job organizing and evaluating the Increasing Corporate Revenue webinar last week, in partnership with the Research Division. The diverse attendance at the event and response through evaluations has been supportive and impressive. Thank you for continuing efforts to expand communication, collaboration and success within and outside our department."

Carolyn Merkel Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Carolyn Merkel, Student Financial Services, who received a SLU Spark! Carolyn was recognized by Kathy Hogan, Student Financial Services, for showing compassion.

"One morning, I was very upset and crying in the bathroom in regards to something my teenager had called me about and a decision he made and was asking me to make. The whole morning I was on and off the phone with the school counselor and my son. I was so stressed and upset. A co-worker saw me in the bathroom and asked if I was ok. I said that I was and left it at that. That co-worker got Carolyn because she knew I was upset. Carolyn rushed down to the bathroom without a thought, came and sat by me, hugged me and asked me what was going on. She stayed as long as I needed her to while consoling me, listening, caring and offering words of advice. This co-worker and friend that I speak about is just getting over breast cancer, still taking radiation treatments. She's been through a lot herself with her health yet she rushed to my side, only thinking of me and my emotional health. She's a very good person and I'm glad that she's in my life."

Jessica Ciccone Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Jessica Ciccone, Law School, who received a SLU Spark! Jessica was recognized by Jocelyn Witzel, Law School, for pursuing excellence.

"Jessica, thank you for your tireless work in our Communications Department. We appreciate all that you do, especially now that you are doing it all. You are always so positive and keep us motivated, especially on challenging days. We are so lucky to work with you!"

William Miller Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to William Miller, Grounds, who received a SLU Spark! William was recognized by Jen Maness, Center for Advanced Dental Education, for serving others.

"I was outside eating lunch when I noticed Bill ride up in his grounds cart with and elderly women. He dropped her off at our building and drove away. About ten minutes later he came back with her friend and dropped her off too. I just thought he went above and beyond for these ladies. Good Work Bill."

Heather Dilworth Vincent Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Heather Dilworth Vincent, PMO-Information Systems, who received a SLU Spark! Heather was recognized by Glenda Jackson, PMO-Information Systems, for pursuing excellence.

"With Heather's out of the box thinking and commitment to improving user workflows, she was able to successfully transition the TPR process from AES to ETM. Her dedication to this project and knowledge are unsurpassable. Not only did she build and implement the new process, she also trained all the necessary staff to make this project a success. Thank you Heather!"

Nanette Parris Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Nanette Parris, Curricular Affairs, who received a SLU Spark! Nanette was recognized by Missi White-Luster, Graduate Medical Education, for pursuing excellence.

"Nanette is always very helpful when it comes to scheduling meeting spaces for the GME department. She went out of her way to inform a group that we were having an event right after their awards ceremony to ensure that we could begin ours on time. This was discovered after I attempted to contact the host of the event myself to ensure that we could start on time; she informed me that Nanette had called already and that everything would run according to schedule. Thanks Nanette for pursuing excellence!!!

Yvonne McCool Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Yvonne McCool, School of Nursing, who received a SLU Spark! Yvonne was recognized by Cyn Wise, Center for World Health & Medicine, for serving others.

"Yvonne is committed to providing continuing support to our service members overseas and is an inspiration to all SAC members and the SLU personnel who know of her efforts. On campus, her leadership in this area is unsurpassed. As a fellow AF vet, I thank you, Yvonne."

Bobby Wassel Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Bobby Wassel, Community Service & Engagement, who received a SLU Spark! Bobby was recognized by Maggie Callon, Public Health, for driving change and innovation.

"Bobby recently procured a grant and has enacted the VITAS Program, which will engage students in discourse about meaningful professions and vocations. This program has the potential to help 100 students better understand how they can interact in meaningful and impactful ways after their time at SLU."

Katie Linnenbrink Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Katie Linnenbrink, Public Health, who received a SLU Spark! Katie was recognized by Maggie Callon, Public Health, for serving others.

"Katie is always kind, welcoming and helpful to all the students, faculty, staff and visitors we see in our office. She spent most of last week distributing free T-Shirts to our undergrad students, welcoming each one and chatting with them about their mid-term grades. She helped make our front office a pretty happening place!"

Regina Walton Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulation to Regina Walton, Diversity & Community Engagement, who received a SLU Spark! Regina was recognized by Angel Magee, ITS, for strengthening our community.

"Regina's efforts to coordinate the SLU participation in the Sista Strut was no less than remarkable. This 3K race targeted Breast Cancer Awareness within the African American community. Her attention to detail was extraordinary. Juggling the registration, costuming, communication, coordination and transportation of almost 100 SLU participants may seem super human but Regina handled this daunting task with efficiency and grace. She put her warm smile and her sense of style in the forefront from tutu's to table decorations to special totes for our Breast Cancer survivors. This event was a sense of community as we joined 8000 marchers in the spirit of shared purpose. I felt truly honored to be included. Thank you Regina from the bottom of my heart."

Lindsey Riley Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Lindsey Riley, Law School, received a SLU Spark! Lindsey was recognized by Jocelyn Brennan-Witzel, Law School, for pursuing excellence.

"Linds - thank you for all you did to make our Nontraditional Career Fair a great success. I appreciate all of the extra time you took to be sure everything was perfect. We have been so blessed to have you in our office."

Marilyn Shields Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Marilyn Shields, Ob-Gyn, who received a SLU Spark! Marilyn was recognized by Mary Pat Admire, Ob-Gyn, for serving others.

"Dr. Leong's patient (legally blind) was dropped by bus on Bellevue Avenue for her 2:15 pm appointment. She called the office in tears as she was not sure where she was or how she would get to Dr. Leong's office for her appointment as she had no one with her. Marilyn notified her supervisor and her coworkers that she was keeping the patient on the line until she could get down to the drop off area of the Bellevue Complex and find the patient. That is what she did and guided the patient to our office for her appointment.Showing great compassion and serving others. Proud to work with Marilyn Shields who did the right thing."

Congratulations to those Celebrating Milestone Service Anniversaries!

We would like to congratulate those who are celebrating 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, and 60 years of service in October and November 2016.
Thank you for your service at SLU!

60 Years
  • Maurice Green, Ph.D.
40 Years
  • Denise M. Economon
30 Years
  • Karen S. Baxter
  • Kim R. Scharringhausen 
  • Patricia L. Tapella
  • Ann E. Tollefson, Ph.D. 
  • Karen M. Wamhoff 
25 Years
  • Yie-Hwa Chang Ph.D. 
  • Tammy L. Grant, MBA 
  • Thomas D. Patterson
  • Alice M. Smith 
20 Years
  • Patrick L. Gurry
  • Glenda J. Jackson
  • Adrinne C. Lacy
  • Marian K. Linck 
  • David J. Potochick 
  • Vicki L. Shipp
15 Years
  • Rhonda S. Arl
  • Rama B. Atluri, M.D.
  • Azra Blazevic 
  • Rosemary B. Catanzaro
  • Pearl M. Gaines
  • Gabriel Isaiah
  • Jill L. Jones 
  • Kachina A. Jones
  • Elaine G. Marschik
  • Laurie A. Mosbacher 
  • Nancy Solomon 
  • Bridget K. Turner
  • Kim Y. Whitley
  • Laura A. Wiley
  • LaDonna R. Willis
10 Years
  • Naila A. Ahmad, M.D. 
  • Anna R. Beasley
  • Thomas M. Bender, M.D.
  • Robert J. Blechle
  • Nicole M. Burkemper, M.D. 
  • Matthew E. Campbell
  • Michelle Renee Dunham
  • Todd M. Fallert
  • Lakesha S. Fletcher
  • Heather L. Freehill 
  • Nikole L. Frietsch
  • Darlene Gordon 
  • Tyama Gray
  • David J. Harris
  • Richard W. Jones
  • H. Matt McEuen
  • Ashley E. Olendorff
  • Mohhamed L. Omran, M.D. 
  • Brenda S. Nelson
  • Laytonya C. Sayles
  • Nancy L. Shelley
  • Charles R. Shelton 
  • Kathy A. Stotler
  • Cristiana F. Teodorescu, M.D.
  • Julie A. Yeager Riley
  • Sally M. Zetzman
5 Years
  • Timothy P. Achee, M.A. 
  • Sandra D. Adcock 
  • Kelly L. Allmeyer
  • Hemina Bailey, M.D.
  • Michelle K. Beck 
  • Paula M. Blois 
  • Mark D. Breckenridge 
  • Matthew A. Broom, M.D. 
  • Jeffrey J. Brown, M.D.
  • Maria I. Carriedo
  • Eric W. Carron
  • Darryl C. Cooper
  • Richard A. Dunn
  • Christine M. Fairchild 
  • Amy K. Ficklen
  • Christin P. Friederich 
  • Michele D. Gentile
  • Gerald T. Hayden
  • Bertha M. Hollins
  • Kimberly L. Holmes 
  • Charles B. Huddleston, M.D. 
  • Rebecca C. Hyde, M.L.S.
  • Joshua W. Little, Ph.D.
  • Brittany K. Ludwig 
  • Deborah E. Massey
  • Patricia A. Merod 
  • Kevin P. McCandless
  • Donna Marie McNamara 
  • Brittany L. Nuspl 
  • Ashley N. Reeb
  • Tina M. Mays-Spratt 
  • Joao Bosco R. Panattoni Filho, M.D. 
  • Matthew W. Stoehner 
  • Jamia S. Swift
  • Zachary L. Varble
  • Jula Veerapong, M.D. 
  • Darryl E. Walker
  • Junada M. Wilbourn
  • Matthew P. Yates
  • Amy A. Zitta 

Dr. Theresa Jeevanjee's Faith and Relentless Love

Theresa Jeevanjee, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, has written a book about her experience raising her handicapped son, Ryan. The book, Dear Ryan: Letters, Reflections, and Stories Sharing the Dance Through Life with a Handicapped Son, shares Theresa's thoughts and revelations about how faith and relentless love are what it takes to raise a handicapped child, or any child. Theresa writes, "it is my profound hope that everyone, whether living with a child with disabilities or not, learns that with hope, courage, faith, and a large dose of humor anything is possible. This book is meant as an emotional and practical resources for those who care for and love someone with a disability; although, truly, it is a book for everyone." Learn more about Theresa's journey and the book here.


2016 Hussmann International Business Awards Ceremony

On October 12, the 2016 Hussmann International Business Awards Ceremony, sponsored by the International Business Department and Tom & Kate Gunn, was be held. This year's honorees included:

  • Gina Kowalczyk--Anheuser-Busch Global Business Scholar
  • Hope Williams--BIIB Advisory Board 
  • Xixian He--Bud Berman and Kellwood Company Global Business Scholar 
  • Claire Titus-Ieronimo--Neil Seitz International Business Student Scholarship
  • Miranda Koors--Novus Global Business Scholarship
  • Fleur Maarse---Seung Kim International Business Scholarship
  • Dr. Peter Wyse Jackson, President, Missouri Botanical Garden--2016 International Visionary Award
  • Mr. Francois Fraudeau, CEO, Novus International--2016 Globalist Award

This event recognizes both outstanding undergraduate international business students and local professionals with a focus on international business. The requirements to be recognized as an undergraduate business student with a concentration in international business and a grade point average of 3.0 and above. The students selected were anonymously reviewed and ranked by a scholarship committee based on their academic, service, and professional achievements. The top applicants were selected for scholarships. The professional awardees are recognized as an international visionary and globalist of the year.

Francois Fraudeau, 2016 Globalist Award
 Peter Wyse Jackson, 2016 International Visionary Award

Debbie Dill Garvin Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Debbie Dill Garvin, Stewardship, who received a SLU Spark! Debbie was recognized by Kalen Reichert, Alumni Engagement, for pursuing excellence.

"Debbie Dill Garvin is a tireless servant leader who demonstrates her pursuit of excellence in everything she does, especially during Homecoming and Family Weekend (HCFW). We would be lost without her! Her HCFW binder is over 10" thick! She checked each event (30+) to make sure everything was right and if there was something missing, she jumped into action to make it right."

Cindy Bush Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Cindy Bush, Busch Student Center, who received a SLU Spark! Cindy was recognized by Maddie O'Connell, HR-Learning & Development, for serving others.

"Thank you Cindy for all of your assistance with finding a microphone for yesterday's breakfast event in the BSC! Although Cindy had not even sat down at her desk when I came up to her explaining that we were missing a microphone for a large event in which guests had already started arriving, she immediately dropped what she was doing to help. When the typical AV person was not available, she came down to explain and offer assistance in any way she could. At that point we had found a microphone, but Cindy's diligence to ensure we had what we needed was so appreciated. Thank you Cindy for your willingness to help, especially first thing in the morning!"

2016 Sista Strut Breast Cancer Walk


Over 100 SLU employees participated in the 2016 Sista Strut Breast Cancer Walk. The team, The SLU Fairy God Walkers was sponsored by the  Office of Diversity & Community Engagement and the SLU Cancer Center. Participants walked three miles on October 1, starting at Soldier's Memorial Museum in downtown St. Louis. Special thanks is extended to Drs. Freta and Smith. Way to go SLU Fairy God Walkers!

Click here for additional pictures taken by James W. Holzer, husband of Elizbaeth Holzer, Publications Writer in Marcom - University Communications.


Congratulations, Janice!


Congratulations to Janice Adamek, Licensed Counselor in the University Counseling Center, and husband Ben Gildehaus, on the birth of their first child, a boy, Soren Paul Gildehaus.

Soren was born on August 20 and weighed 8 pounds and 13 ounces.

Congratulations, Anna!


Congratulations to Anna Beasley, Director of HR Consulting & Client Services, and husband Jim Dibble, on the birth of their first child, a boy, Crosby Taylor Dibble.

Crosby was born on August 20 and weighed 8 pounds and 5 ounces.

Congratulations, Debbie!


Congratulations to Debbie Jones, Test Scheduler for Neurology, on the birth of her fifth grandchild, Rigley Raymond Guyer. Rigley was born on July 20 and weighed 8 pounds and 14 ounces.

Rigley joins siblings Harmony and Levi at home with parents Michelle and David Guyer of Monrovia, California.


Congratulations, Lenore!


Congratulations to Lenore Montgomery, Manager of the Bookstore, on her retirement. Lenore retired on September 16 after 22 years at SLU. She plans to keep busy by gardening, reading even more books, and spending time with her first grandchild due in November. 

ITS SaLUting You Recipients

Congratulations to the following members of ITS for being recognized with the "SaLUting You" award.
  • July 2016: Francisco Tobar, Application Systems Analyst, ITS-Enterprise Resources
  • August 2016: Scott Schulz, Systems Administrator, Sr., ITS-Enterprise Resources
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.

Kalen Reichert Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Kalen Reichert, Alumni Engagement, who received a SLU Spark! Kalen was recognized by Bernice Carp, Development Services, for serving others.

"Thank you Kalen for always being there to help me no matter what. You are my go-to person! And you don't make fun of me when I have to ask you something more than once. I really appreciate your kindness. I also enjoy our "little talks" You are a great friend and so happy we are coworkers."

Brittany Ford Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Brittany Ford, Alumni Engagement, who received a SLU Spark! Brittany was recognized by Laura Kleinschmidt, Alumni Engagement, for pursuing excellence.

"Brittany completely revamped our Alumni Merit Awards program this year, which previously included multiple events at different locations across campus throughout Homecoming Weekend. The new program honored all 10 awardees from each college or school at one large exciting event, and took months of planning and coordinating to make sure everything ran smoothly. Not only did Brittany do an outstanding job and the event went very well, but it was actually her first time handling this event in her new position! I was so impressed with her hard work, attention to detail and professionalism in working with these outstanding alumni and numerous high profile University stakeholders. She started planning the event in December to make it a success, and it showed! For that, I want to give Brittany a SLU Spark!"

Ahmed Wahba Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Ahmed Wahba, Facilities Management, who received a SLU Spark! Ahmed was recognized by Joshua Schaffer, Facilities Management, for serving others.

"Through a selfless act, Mr. Wahba graciously elected to work an additional 5 hours past his 8 hour shift to serve the students at Fusz Hall and worked in collaboration with the Lead Man to accomplish an untimely task that surfaced at the end of the day. His flexibility and understanding to serve the students at Fusz Hall and sacrifice his time is greatly appreciated."

Danielle Mungenast Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Danielle Mungenast, HR-Compensation, who received a SLU Spark! Danielle was recognized by Leanna Fenneberg, Student Development, for pursuing excellence.

"Danielle has thoughtfully and professionally led our Division in consideration of the new FLSA standards. Throughout the process, she has carefully investigated and represented the standards to inform our decisions, has communicated with all relevant people on our team, has listened intently to the needs of our work and the needs of our staff, and has been incredibly responsive and dedicated to a very attentive process of review, decisions and communication. She has represented care for individual staff members while adhering to new national standards. This is the first major project I worked directly with Danielle on, and I am thoroughly impressed by and appreciative of her commitment."

Roweena Sehwani Jagtiani Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Roweena Sehwani Jagtiani, SLU-Madrid, who received a SLU Spark! Roweena was recognized by Paul Vita, SLU-Madrid, for strengthening our community.

"Roweena's always positive--connecting to students, faculty, staff and everyone who visits our campus in Madrid. She's the magic that makes sure our weekly bulletin of events on campus and information moves forward. She's also the colleague who's there to support our students, celebrate their successes, and enjoy their talents. Thank you, Roweena, for all you do to make SLU-Madrid a special and wonderful international community!"

Gregory Taber Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Gregory Taber, Facilities Management, who received a SLU Spark! Gregory was recognized by Joshua Schaffer, Facilities Management, for serving others.

"Mr. Taber consistently displays a pattern of selflessness, adaptability, and flexibility. In this particular instance, Greg worked his normal shift from 8 am to 4:30 pm and then stayed an additional 5 hours to repair an exhaust vent at Fusz hall that went out late in the day. Mr. Taber sacrificed his time and his evening with his family to provide and maintain a satisfactory learning environment for SLU students and his efforts are greatly appreciated."

Nick McCreary Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Nick McCreary, Sustainability, who received a SLU Spark! Nick was recognized Brandon Verhoff, Sustainability and Benchmarking, for strengthening our community.

"This past summer, Nick strengthened our community by coordinating and integrating new events for Fall Welcome. He was able to organize new events this year for move-in for recycling awareness training, recycling on the go training at both Men's and Women's soccer games, develop a zero waste activities fair, and lead the efforts to get students involved in reusing water bottles by stuffing 1,700 reusable water bottles with pledges and stickers. Thank you Nick for your continued support and efforts this past fall."

John Chibnall Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to John Chibnall, Psychiatry, who received a SLU Spark! John was recognized by Maureen Bresnahan, Research Integrity, for strengthening our community.

"There are not enough words to express how thankful I am to have been able to work with John Chibnall. John has been an excellent friend, teacher, mentor and inspiration. I know that I would not be where I am today without the knowledge, wisdom, and support he has given me. John has always had a passion for improving the research community, and has gone above and beyond to make that happen. From chairing the IRB to helping form the GDO to offering his assistance to new aspiring researchers, his efforts have not gone unnoticed. He is truly an extraordinary asset to the university."

Brandy Sisson Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Brandy Sisson, Payroll, who received a SLU Spark! Brandy was recognized by Ann Scales, Parks College, for pursuing excellence.

"I have contacted Brady many times over for help with getting staff or students paid due to an error or whatever strange happening in life might take place. Brandy has never once said this is not my job but with kind words will say "that's why am here to help" she truly lives the SLU Mission and is here to help when she can. SLU should be proud to have an employee such as Brandy."

Heather Freehill Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Heather Freehill, Athletics, who received a SLU Spark! Heather was recognized by Angie Wills, Athletics, for driving change and innovation.

"Heather has expanded the Student-Athlete Academic Services to better serve our student-athletes and provide opportunities for them to succeed. I am continually impressed with the new programs, speakers, and ideas she has and initiates to improve their experiences and prepare them for their future."

Michele Connell Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Michele Connell, Benefits, who received a SLU Spark! Michele was recognized by Nima Ehsani, Biology, for serving others.

"I had an issue with my insurance. She walked me through the process and resolved the issue faster than I expected."

Jocelyn Brennan-Witzel Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Jocelyn Brennan-Witzel, Law School, who received a SLU Spark! Jocelyn was recognized by Lindsey Riley, Law School, for serving others.

"Jocelyn, I've watched you do everything possibly to make yourself and this school the best it can be and I so admire that. You have helped push me to strive to be a better person. Thank you for making coming to work each day enjoyable."

Candy King Recognized for 2016 John Seay Humanitarian Award

Established July 2011, The John Seay Humanitarian Award will recognize a Practice Management Operations employee who has demonstrated a willingness to serve others and by doing so, has promoted the welfare of other individuals or groups. This award is so named to commemorate the selfless giving demonstrated by our former leader and friend. It is our hope that this award will serve as a tribute to John Seay, acknowledging that the actions of one person can indeed change the lives of others and a reminder that it is through service to others that we become exceptional leaders. 
Employees being nominated for 

The John Seay Humanitarian Award have demonstrated service to others in or outside of PMO (service performed need not have occurred in the current year). Written nominations are reviewed by the PMO Special Events Committee. At the annual PMO Year End Celebration on September 29, Candy King, PMO - Registration, was named as the 2016 John Seay Humanitarian Award recipient. 

Candy King receiving the John Seay Humanitarian Award at the PMO Annual Picnic, 9/29/16.  Pictured left to right:  Tim Noonan - Assistant Director of Registration, Candace King- Registration Representative, Jennifer Davis- Supervisor of Registration
The nominations submitted for Candy are below. 
Candy is a ray of sunshine for the providers, support staff, medical assistant, and the patients. It is a joy to walk off the elevator and be greeted with a smiling joyous person. Patients have commented more about Candy than any other person in our ObGyn office. They state that she is always happy to see them, greets them with a smile, is always will to aide them in navigating the often difficult and confusing aspects of insurance and is a very reassuring person at a time when they are often scared. Nothing is too much trouble for her. Imagine looking up and seeing people 5 deep and 2 lines long. She does this on a daily basis and never shows aggravation. She is a role model to the new people in the position. This past month in Press Ganey there were 6 unique patient comments about how wonderful she is. There has never been this many comments about a staff member in the past 2 years. Her approach to customer service needs to used as the standard for the PMO group and SLUCare offices in general.

I would also like to nominate Candy for the John Seay Humanitarian Award because she epitomizes our SLU Mission in the way she treats our patients and her fellow coworkers each and every day. Candy showers each patient with kindness and love and has a truly generous spirit. When you check in with Candy, you will literally feel as if her arms are embracing you with a warm hug. Her compassion for each and every person is felt the minute you step off of the elevator at her location and hear her warm and welcoming, “Welcome to SLUCare!”. Candy is equally as compassionate about her coworkers as she is about our patients. Candy is always the first person to organize a lunch or bring in breakfast for her team. Candy regularly calls me just to tell me how much she “loves her job” and what a great day she is having! If anyone is deserving of this award, it is Candy King!!!

Eric Valdivia Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Eric Valdivia, Internal Medicine, who received a SLU Spark! Eric was recognized by Tammy Grant, IM-Infectious Diseases, for serving others.

"I would like to thank Eric for his patience and understanding while two co-workers were on maternity leave at the same time. It's a very small office, so it was tough! He had to assume additional duties and help acclimate reassigned staff. I know he was ready to pull his hair out at times, but he managed to continue to provide a friendly face to all of our clinic patients."

Karen Bolinger Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Karen Bolinger, Instruction-Social Work, who received a SLU Spark! Karen was recognized by Shannon Cooper-Sadlo, Instruction-Social Work, for serving others.

"Karen Bolinger is always so friendly and willing to help our students and faculty. She is patient and makes everyone feel welcome!"

Karen Bolinger Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Karen Bolinger, Instruction-Social Work, who received a SLU Spark! Karen was recognized by Ellen Weis, Registrar, for seeking truth.

"As I was leaving the office yesterday, I could not find my car key. I was trying to figure out where I might have left it. I thought that I left it in the restroom in Tegeler Hall. When I got into the office this morning, I contacted someone in Social Work to see if someone had turned it in. The person mentioned to me that Karen Bolinger had found it. Karen went ahead and contacted DPS about it and they picked up yesterday. I retrieved the key from DPS. I want to thank Karen for turning in the key. I am forever grateful to her."

Mike Martin Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Mike Martin, ITS-Customer Service, who received a SLU Spark! Mike was recognized by Kristy Runge, HR-Information Systems, for serving others.

"I would like to thank Mike for always providing a sense of urgency when requests come from HR to resolve a faculty and/or staff system issue. His system knowledge enables him to resolve issues quickly and accurately. When he doesn't know the answer, he is willing to research the issue further to provide guidance on who can help resolve the problem. Thank you for providing a high level of customer service that is always expected but rarely recognized!"

Stacey Hutchens Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Stacey Hutchens, Medical Center Development, who received a SLU Spark! Stacey was recognized by Kathy Luther, Corporate and Foundation Relations, for driving change and innovation.

"Stacey is at the heart of driving change and innovation in the Development Division, particularly on the medical center side of campus. Through her considerable efforts and talent, there is a new and successful Grateful Patient fundraising program up and running, with plans to expand medical philanthropy education throughout SLUCare. Stacey herself is a spark - of energy, enthusiasm and initiative!"

Rachel Stout Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Rachel Stout, Neurology, who received a SLU Spark! Rachel was recognized by Susan Eller, Neurology, for pursuing excellence.

"I am a research nurse, managing clinical trials, for several neurologists at SLU. Rachel is the neurology clinic nurse. She supports several very busy doctors, but always manages to help me when I need assistance with scheduling patients, medication clarification, and a million other things.She makes my job SO much easier. Rachel is always cheerful, up-beat, and willing to go the extra mile. She deserves to be recognized for her efforts!"

Joanna Damalas Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Joanna Damalas, PMO - Training, who received a SLU Spark! Joanna was recognized by Brittany Willhoyt, PMO - Training, for serving others.

"I am a new employee here at SLUCare. Not long after I was hired Joanna's retirement was announced. During the past few weeks she has helped me grow and adapt in my new career and environment. She takes pride and has shown compassion on a daily basis for our team and our department, that over the years she has helped to build. She has introduced me to a lot of people over the past few weeks to help me build relationships within the organization. In this short span, she has allowed me to bring new ideas to the department and to propose change to programs & processes. She has given me the direction and tools to help me advance within my career here at SLUCare. I hope that over the next fifteen years of my career here at SLUCare, that I can grow and become a knowledgeable leader such as Joanna Damalas. Thank you Joanna for the inspiration! I wish you the best of luck in your retirement."

Fiction Reading by Thomas Pierce

Attend a fiction reading by Thomas Pierce on October 4, from 4-5pm in DuBourg Hall, Room 409. Pierce is the author of Hall of Small Mammals (2015), a collection of short stories, and his writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and elsewhere. National Public Radio has called him an “endlessly incisive and engaging writer.” He currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife and daughters.

This event, sponsored by SLU's English Department, is free and open to the public. For questions, please contact Devin Johnston, Professor of English, at 314-977-3013 or johnstdd@slu.edu.

Thomas Pierce

Melanie Schwartz Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Melanie Schwartz, Radiology, who received a SLU Spark! Melanie was recognized by Joan Dalton, Radiology, for pursuing excellence.

"I got caught in extreme traffic conditions due to overnight flooding situations in my area and I was unable to get into the office until 8:45 am. I was then unable to cover the 8:00 a.m. new medical student orientation for the Radiology Program Coordinator who was on vacation. Per my phone call, Melanie had Dr. Cary Stolar, Medical Student Director for Radiology, speak first with the medical students, then she distributed information packets regarding their three week rotation in Radiology, the Felsen's Chest Books and then walked each of the medical students around to their assigned reading room areas. I really appreciated Melanie stepping up for this important representation of the new Medical Student rotation through Radiology and for assisting Dr. Stolar in helping things run smoothly."

Candice Murray Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Candice Murray, Benefits, who received a SLU Spark! Candice was recognized by Marissa Cope, Student Development, for showing compassion.

"I had the pleasure of working with Candice over the last week as she (and her colleague, Michele) assisted me with working through an issue with the Vitality platform. Due to a technology issue on their end, I was not receiving the wellness discount on my insurance premium. Candice went above and beyond in seeing to it that I was able to get my discount back AND a refund for the past six months. I truly appreciated her desire to help me while also acknowledging my frustration with the situation. She also kept me informed during the process. Thank you!"

Danaye Gebru Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Danaye Gebru, PMO - Information Systems, who received a SLU Spark! Danaye was recognized by Jackie Syberg, Radiology, for serving others.

"I had an issue on my computer which no one could seem to fix and I really needed to be able to access it for work. Danaye spent a good part of the afternoon with me remotely and on the phone. And while the issue seemed to persist he never gave up and eventually fixed it. He was very personable, professional and very easy to work with. He kept at it and I am sure it wasn't easy. I would just like to thank him for his help and his patience and his ability to never make me feel like I was a problem through it all. He truly lives up to the mission of SLU and is appreciated. Thanks Danaye!"

Ellen Weis Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Ellen Weis, Office of the Registrar, who received a SLU Spark! Ellen was recognized by Samantha McLeod, Campus Recreation, for driving change and innovation.

"Ellen recognized that our department, along with others, were contacting her multiple times throughout the year to ask about registered students. She realized that sharing her knowledge and training other offices to access this basic information would save time for all parties and help each department run more efficiently by proposing this new process. She always takes time out of her busy schedule to help out and it's greatly appreciated!"

Jane Baum Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Jane Baum, Medical Center Development, who received a SLU Spark! Jane was recognized by Stacey Hutchens, Medical Center Development, for driving change and innovation.

"Jane is new to SLU, but she has already brought so much to our team. She has a wonderful positive attitude, a strong work ethic, and a willingness to explore new ways to reach our goals. She is collaborative and genuine and totally awesome."

Megan Shaffer Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Megan Shaffer, Major Exploration Advising, who received a SLU Spark! Megan was recognized by Tiffany Newtson, Arts & Sciences Advising, for driving change and innovation.

"Thank you for helping to roll out the new scheduling software and putting up with all of our questions and requests!"

Tim Allen Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Tim Allen, Public Safety, who received a SLU Spark! Tim was recognized by Mickey Coriell, Compliance Department, for strengthening our community.

"I just returned from Officer Allen's A.L.I.C.E. training. He did an excellent job of presenting this difficult subject. His presentation was interesting, to the point & fact based. It is obvious that he has history with difficult situations but, he keep the class engaged. Good job!! Thank you for all you do!!!"

Congratulations to those Celebrating Milestone Service Anniversaries!

We would like to congratulate those who are celebrating 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years of service in August and September 2016.
Thank you for your service at SLU!

40 Years
  • James F. Gilsinan, III
  • Robert W. Pasken, Ph.D.
  • Geralyn K. Singer
35 Years
  • James J. Hebda Ph.D.
  • Andrew J. Lechner, Ph.D.
  • Gregory A. Lyeki
  • Michael L. Niehoff
  • Akihiko Noguchi, M.D.
  • Ann M. Rule Ph.D.
  • Edward Sabin Ph.D.
  • Andrew C. Zinck
30 Years
  • Toni E. Batson
  • James F. Bohman, Ph.D.
  • Robert H. Caplan 
  • Bradley N. Currey, III
  • Andrew C. Fiore, M.D.
  • John E. Kalliongis, Ph.D.
  • Nancy A. Lynch 
  • M. C. Schwarze
  • Terry J. Tomazic, Ph.D.
25 Years
  • Sheila Arnold
  • Scott J. Berman, Ph.D.
  • Vincent G. Casaregola, Ph.D.
  • Madeline L. Ceaser
  • Eddie M. Clark, Ph.D.
  • Robert Cropf, Ph.D.
  • Lisa A. Gaudette
  • Kanak S. Gautam, Ph.D.
  • Armineh Khalili, M.A.
  • Martin Nikolo, Ph.D.
  • Geralyn A. Ochs, M.S.N.
  • Nora L. Porter, M.D.
  • Jean Potvin Ph.D.
  • Kevin G. Proot
  • Susan M. Wiegert 
20 Years
  • Jittaun T. Allen
  • Charles H. Andrus, M.D. 
  • Brian L. Betker, Ph.D.
  • Julie M. Birkenmaier, Ph.D.
  • Jennifer A. Boning
  • Maria E. Cardona, Ph.D.
  • Sridhar S. Condoor, Ph.D.
  • Cynthia Dunn 
  • Rita M. Heuertz, Ph.D.
  • John C. James Ph.D.
  • Kathleen S. Kress, M.S.
  • Margo Lubus 
  • Suzanne M. McGahan 
  • Retha M. Meier, Ph.D.
  • George O. Ndege, Ph.D.
  • Michelle A. Pfau
  • Ronald W. Rebore, Ph.D.
  • Todd A. Smith
  • Angela R. Thomas
  • Michael J. Wall  
  • Ling-Jun Zhao, Ph.D.
15 Years
  • Mark J. Arnold, Ph.D.
  • Gary W. Barker, M.F.A.
  • Heather L. Bednarek, Ph.D.
  • Rebecca A. Dougherty, LCSW
  • Jonathan S. Fisher, Ph.D.
  • Patrick F. Foley
  • James E. Halliburton 
  • Scott R. Harris, Ph.D.
  • Devin D. Johnston, Ph.D.
  • Aileen M. Keenan 
  • Ronald T. Kellogg, Ph.D.
  • John C. Kennell, Ph.D.
  • Timothy J. Kutz, M.D.
  • Kathleen M. Llewellyn, Ph.D.
  • Michelle S. Lorenzini, Ph.D.
  • Peter Maniscalco 
  • Thomas R. Martin, M.F.A.
  • Richard L. Mayden, Ph.D.
  • Maureen M. McAnany 
  • Mary D. McGuire, Ph.D.
  • Timothy P. Noonan 
  • Clyde P. Ragland, Ph.D.
  • Kimberly A. Reitter 
  • Kristie Signorello 
  • Kent W. Staley, Ph.D.
  • Robert W. Wilmott, M.D.
  • Loletta A. Zasaretti 
  • Lupei Zhu, Ph.D.
  • Kimberly A. Zoberi, M.D.
  • Jonathan D. Zych 
10 Years
  • Hadi Alhorr, Ph.D.
  • Brandon W. Auld
  • Nancy M. Barker
  • Sharilyn D. Bazile 
  • Louis Bird, M.F.A.
  • Karen L. Bolinger 
  • John A. Boudreau, M.D.
  • Benjamin de Foy, Ph.D.
  • William F. Eaton 
  • Louis R. Feldenberg, M.D.
  • Michael D. Findlay
  • Christopher R. Grabau 
  • John T. Greco, Ph.D.
  • Abigayle G. Hunt
  • Mary Ann D. Inman
  • Lynn Kerley 
  • Jason Knouft, Ph.D.
  • Dennis R. Lea, Ph.D.
  • Vanessa R. Lee
  • Kimberly M. Levenhagen, D.P.T.
  • Maria L. Mancuso 
  • Margaret M. McAuliffe
  • Evelyn Meyer, Ph.D.
  • Allison J. Miller, Ph.D.
  • Jannie M. Miller
  • Nathaniel C. Millett, Ph.D.
  • Amy R. Moore, M.S.N.D.
  • Sherry L. Muir, M.O.T.
  • Diana F. Pascoe-Chavez, Ph.D.
  • Debra N. Pike, M.B.A.
  • Denise Randolph 
  • Joanne Salas 
  • Natalie L. Semchyshyn, M.D.
  • Kimberly M. Sendic 
  • Talitha S. Sherman
  • Laurie L. Shornick, Ph.D.
  • Nicholas W. Smith
  • Damian J. Smith, Ph.D.
  • Theodore Strickland
  • Yolanda R. Trevino 
  • Vincent T. Volpe, J.D.
  • Weimin Wang, Ph.D.
  • Shontae S. Williams
  • Alexandria M. Wilson 
  • Leslie T. Wells
  • Kathleen E. Yepez 
5 Years
  • Carrie A. Abboud 
  • Kimberly D. Adams
  • Rebecca M. Aldrich, Ph.D.
  • Anne Marie Apollo-Noel 
  • Heidi L. Ardizzone, Ph.D.
  • Lauren E. Arend, Ph.D.
  • Cathy L. Baumann 
  • Eunice E. Behrens
  • Jill S. Behymer
  • George K. Billings 
  • Thomas A. Birmingham
  • Matthew J. Bonk
  • Ashley A. Borawski 
  • David M. Borgmeyer, Ph.D.
  • Maureen D. Bresnahan
  • Kevin D. Broom, Ph.D.
  • Margaret W. Bultas, Ph.D., R.N.
  • Nandini Calamur, M.D.
  • Shirley M. Campbell
  • Amie C. Chang, M.M.S., PA-C
  • Catherine Cibulskis, M.D.
  • Dary J. Costa, M.D.
  • Patrick E. Cousins
  • Alexander Cuenca, Ph.D.
  • Elena Dalla Torre, Ph.D.
  • Lindzy F. Dodson, Ph.D.
  • Keith T. Elder, Ph.D.
  • Jennifer M. Elwyn 
  • Scott Ferreira, M.D.
  • Jill M. Fitzgerald, D.P.T.
  • Cheryl A. Follmer 
  • Olubukola A. Gbadegesin, Ph.D.
  • Jay W. Goff
  • Shannon M. Groth
  • Daniel M. Hanes, Ph.D.
  • Kelly D. Hawthorne, D.P.T.
  • Sue E. Held 
  • Torrie R. Hester, Ph.D.
  • Denise R. Hooks-Anderson, M.D.
  • Steven W. Howard, Ph.D.
  • Jin Huang, Ph.D.
  • Haibin Hurwitz, Ph.D.
  • David A. Kaufman, Ph.D.
  • Laura E. Kleinschmidt
  • Irma Kuljanishvili, Ph.D.
  • Danielle M. Lacey 
  • Shante T. Latchison 
  • Matthew D. Lunneen
  • Filippo Marsili, Ph.D.
  • Laura A. Mayer
  • Catherine R. McDowell 
  • Cristina C. McGroarty, M.S.N.
  • Meredith A. McLaughlin
  • Ann K. Meechai, Ph.D.
  • Gina M. Merys
  • Dixie Meyer, Ph.D.
  • Antonia A. Miceli, J.D.
  • Karen S. Moore, D.N.P.
  • Jill E. Newman
  • Grant H. Powell
  • Susan S. Ratz
  • Darren Reimann 
  • Laura M. Rettig
  • Nathaniel A. Rivers, Ph.D.
  • Elizabeth E. Schaeg 
  • Enbal Shacham, Ph.D.
  • Brett T. Sihnhold 
  • Eric B. Staros, M.D.
  • Anne M. Stiles, Ph.D.
  • Marita R. Strube 
  • Lisa S. Taylor, J.D.
  • Denis R. Thien, Sr.
  • Tim M. Toennies 
  • Deborah E. Tooley
  • Matthew L. Tuegel
  • Aimee M. Walker
  • Jing Wang, Ph.D.
  • Jason H. Windett, Ph.D.
  • David S. Wisbey, Ph.D.
  • Mee-Ngan F. Yap, Ph.D.
  • Patrick P. Yeung, Jr., M.D.
  • Alan P. Zelicoff, M.D.