LOCK HAVEN, Pa. -Lock Haven University faculty and staff members were honored at the university’s annual opening meeting at Price Performance Center on August 21, 2008. Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
LHU Women of Distinction awards were presented, on behalf of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, to Tonja Davis-Allen and Lynette Reitz. Davis-Allen, certification coordinator for the College of Education and Human Services, was recognized for her dedication to the Sexual Harassment/Gender Discrimination Board of Advisors, PCSW and women’s studies, in addition to other activities. Reitz, a professor in the department of social work, was recognized for her devotion to the university’s mentoring program and to female students across campus.
LHU Meritorious Award winners were Beth Lawless, Robert McCool and Colleen Meyer. All were recognized for their efforts beyond the call of duty, their positive attitudes and their dedication to the university and community. Lawless is secretary to the department of sociology/anthropology/social work/geography. McCool is database manager for the department of university advancement. Meyer is a stock clerk in the maintenance department.
The university’s Common Cost Reporting Team received the LHU Collaborative and Teamwork Award. The CCRT is composed of Brian Cygan, Jerry Eisley, Deana Hill, Julie Kimball, Dick McCarty and Denise Shoemaker. The team provides detailed information used in the allocation of state appropriations among schools in the Pennsylvania System of Higher Education. Their reports led to strategic changes with regard to accountability measures to increase PASSHE-funded operations.
Faculty and staff recognized for years of service to Lock Haven University are as follows:
35 Years: David Fisher and Robert Storch.
30 Years: Mark Stevenson
25 Years: Bruce Wooley
20 Years: Terry Brink, Joseph Guerriero, Cynthia Heaton, Sherry Herritt, Glenn Hosterman, Janet Irons, Carol Latronica, Kimberly Lindsey, Donald Patterson, Jr., Marchal Rote, Virginia Stacey and James Wheeler.
15 Years: Andrew Cajka, Pamela Fisher, Kelly Hibbler, Stephen Hicks, Carol Liddick, Paula Moore, Donna Seaman, Wade Seibert and Sharon Vilello.
10 Years: Dwayne Allison, Patricia Chappelle, David Custer, Claire Frankenberger, Raymond Heffner, Melinda Hodge, Yvette Ingram, Roger Johnson, Damarys Lopez, Jeni Lucas, Paul Markert, Annette Miller, Peggy Miller, Thomas Miller, Christine Offutt, Margaret Pursell, Constance Reece, Charlene Rich, Lisa Riede, Aaron Russell, Judy Saxon, Steven Shadle, George Skibba, Anna Mae Smith, Andrew Talbot, Anne-Marie Turnage, Bobbi White and Norman Wisor, Jr.
5 Years: Michael Bradley, Richard Burkett, Michael Cullin, Pamela Czapla, Charles Eberhard, Richard Fetzer, Christine Fortuner, Candace Gibson, Frank Glossner, Mahlon Grass, Elizabeth Gruber, Vickie Hibbler, Julie Kimball, Vicki Lachat, Patricia Lally, John Leffert, Dwayne Marshall, Candace Matthews, Neil Moore, Nicole Mosco, Robert Nichols, Robert Sandow, Karen Seyler, Kelly Shannon, Jodi Smith, Julie Story, Shanna Vitale, Cynthia Ward, Kathleen Young and Richard Zerby.
Lock Haven University President Keith T. Miller thanked all faculty and staff members for their contributions to the university. In his opening semester address, he said, “In so many ways, Lock Haven University is rich – but most of all, it is rich in human resources.”