Employees at USD recognized for years of service

Employees at USD recognized for years of service
The University of South Dakota recognized more than 110 employees at its annual Employee Recognition Reception in Slagle Auditorium. The reception honored USD employees who have 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service at USD.

Employees honored for 10 years of service were James W. Abbott, president of USD; Edward Allen, associate professor of English; Kevin L. Brady, senior computer support specialist for Information Technology Services; Hugh B. Britten, acting associate chair and professor of biology; Jean S. Caraway, associate professor of psychology; Carole Cochran, program coordinator for the Beacom School of Business; Kirsten M. Compary, director of University Housing; Phillip R. Compary, senior building maintenance worker for facilities management; Belinda G. Engelhart, regional director of the Beacom School of Business; Lisa M. Feller, assistant professor of nursing and director of outreach for the nursing department in Pierre; Randall Gingiss, professor of law; Kyle Gruhn, communications network administrator for Information Technology Services; Kurt S. Hackemer, professor and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and associate professor of history; Susan Hackemer, associate director of the University Honors Program; Carmen J. Hammond, executive assistant to the vice president and dean of Sanford School of Medicine; Donald G. Harris, senior communications maintenance technician for the Department of Contemporary Media and Journalism; Valerie L. Hearns, associate professor and vice chair of family medicine; Larry Highland, custodial worker for facilities management; Michael Hill, artist in residence of the Department of Art; Haroldene E. Kanne, senior building maintenance worker for facilities management; Joy R. Karges, associate professor and academic coordinator for clinical education for the Department of Physical Therapy; Sharon Kinzley, instructor of dental hygiene; Janet C. Lindemann, professor and dean of medical student education at Sanford School of Medicine; Stephanie K. Moser, director of admissions; Eric J. Mosterd, coordinator of e-learning, design and delivery for Continuing Education; Kari Neal, program assistant I for the business office; Susan L. Nelsen, secretary in admissions; Leo D. O'Dea, custodial worker for facilities management; Roy W. Osborn, associate professor of physical therapy; Jo M. Pasqualucci, professor of law; Douglas A. Peterson, associate professor and director of University Honors; Susan Reinhart, assistant professor of nursing; Marcella M. Remund, instructor of English; Linda L. Richardson, counselor of student support services for Trio � Upward Bound; Sharon L. Saunders, education coordinator for the Rapid City campus of Sanford School of Medicine; Mark Slade, Small Business Development Center program manager for the Beacom School of Business; Jo Ann M. Vander Woude, senior secretary of Sanford School of Medicine and development assistant of USDSM alumni and development; and Dawn R. Warren, assistant professor of nursing.

Employees honored for 15 years of service included Linda Anderson, senior secretary of academic advising and testing; Mark Baron, professor and division chairperson of education; Mary T. Berry, chair and professor of chemistry; Thomas A. Buttars, associate professor of business; Karen Card, associate professor of education; Jane Clem, instructor of communication disorders; Wade D. Druin, assistant professor of business and director of the Business Research Bureau for the Beacom School of Business; Catherine Eddy, assistant professor and director of nursing; Lacey J. Ehle, research associate III for Sanford School of Medicine; Trish Erickson, senior secretary of basic biomedical sciences; Richard Fox, Jr., professor of anthropology and sociology; Faith Freese, skills lab clinician for the Department of Nursing; Lloyd Hawes, assistant professor of social work; Teresa Hays, registration officer for the Office of the Registrar; Cheryl M. Hovorka, program assistant II for the Department of Political Science; John Koster, conservator and professor of the National Music Museum; Douglas S. Martin, professor of basic biomedical sciences; P. Stanley May, Jr., professor of chemistry; Steven M. Mayer, director and instructor of the Recreation and Fitness Program for campus recreation; Carleen McNeely, program assistant I for basic biomedical sciences; Robert Morecraft, professor of basic biomedical sciences; Bijayananda Naik, academic program coordinator and associate professor of business; Kathleen Nilson, educational disabilities coordinator for Head Start; Karen L. Olmstead, associate vice president of academic affairs and dean and professor of graduate education; Joan A. Olson, library technician at I. D. Weeks Library; William H. Percy, animal care community chair and associate professor of basic biomedical sciences; Srinivasen Ragothaman, professor of business; Roger A. Shewmake, professor of family medicine and senior clerkship at Sanford School of Medicine; Dennis J. Sjolie, associate professor of English; Timothy J. Soundy, professor and chair of psychiatry; Cliff Summers, professor of biology; Clarice J. Wagner, instructor of mathematical sciences; John L. Williams, dean of health sciences and associate professor at Sanford School of Medicine; and Garreth Zalud, division chair, acting chair and professor of curriculum and instruction.


Employees honored for 20 years of service were Brenda S. Canfield, program assistant II of surgery at Sanford School of Medicine; Thomas L. Davies, associate dean, co-chair and professor of business at Beacom School of Business; Jeri Engelking, associate dean and professor of education; Dan E. Genzler, sports information director of intercollegiate athletics; Carol A. Geyer, instructor and coordinator of nursing; Gary Girard, program manager of continuing education; Michael M. Granaas, associate professor of psychology; Doris Hodgen, librarian at the McKusick Law Library; Linda L. Iverson, secretary in the Department of Mathematical Sciences; Vanet Jensen, education and disabilities coordinator for Head Start; Richard M. Jilderda, custodial worker for facilities management; Miles D. Koppang, professor of chemistry; Ronald G. Lamster, custodial worker for facilities management; Michael J. Myers, associate professor of law; Kathy Jo Nelson, program assistant I for the College of Arts and Sciences and health services coordinator for Head Start; John Orr, grounds crew leader for facilities management; Linda J. Reetz, interim dean of education; Richard L. Rognstad, professor of music; Lana R. Svien, department chair and professor of physical therapy; Gene Thin Elk, director of Native American student services; and Barbara J. Wagley, program assistant I for University Center in Sioux Falls.

Employees honored for 25 years of service: Norma Hermanson, facilities management; David A. Hulkonen, associate professor and director of libraries for I. D. Weeks Library; Josephine R. Pickett, facility worker for facilities management; Jonathan Van Patten, professor of law; and Harry B. Vogt, chair, professor and P.A. program medical director.

Employees honored for 30 years of service were Jerald R. Bartling, manager of accounting services; Paul C. Bunger, associate professor and dean of Medical Student Affairs; Sheryl A. Duman, senior secretary of Sanford School of Medicine; Lavonne V. Halverson, secretary of University Housing; Fredrick O. Holmberg, buildings engineer I for facilities management; Katherine Jorgensen, associate professor of nursing; David H. Moen, professor and chair of economics at Beacom School of Business; Cynthia Struckman-Johnson, Department of Psychology; and Charles M. Thatcher, professor of law.

Employees honored for 35 years of service included the following: Todd A. Brevik, manager of buildings and grounds services; John H. Davidson, Jr., professor of law; Elaine Johnson, computer operator for Information Technology Services; Marsha Martinson, program assistant I for the Coyote Student Center; Judith L. Sebesta, chair and professor of history; and David L. Struckman-Johnson, professor of computer science.

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