State of the College Address and Employee Service Awards Presented at College-Wide Meeting

August 21, 2008

President Giese presents State of the College Address 2008President Richard F. Giese presented the State of the College Address at the college-wide meeting held Tuesday, August 19 in the Rodman Playhouse. For a video recording of the State of the College, click here.  


Giese reviewed the six strategic initiatives of the College and the progress made in each area during 2007-2008 as well as plans for further advancements for the 2008-2009 academic year.

New employees were introduced and faculty and staff members were honored for their years of service to the College. These employees were recognized for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of service.

Employees honored for more than 20 years of service to the CollegeRecognized for 20 years of service were Judith Edwards, nurse at the Health Center; Robert Garland, director of libraries; Debra Graham, secretary of academic affairs for the Department of Music; Dr. Charles McClaugherty, professor of biology, The Dr. John D. Brumbaugh Chair of Enviromental and Ecological Sciences and director of the Brumbaugh Center for Environmental Science; and Dr. Naoko Oyabu-Mathis, professor of sociology.

Awarded for 25 years of service were Dr. Michael Myler, professor of economics, accounting and business administration and Harry Paidas, vice president for public affairs and marketing.

Honored for 30 years of service were Joel Collins, professor of art and Dr. Robert T. and Phyllis S. White Chair in Art; Dr. John Kirchmeyer, professor of computer science and information systems and Dr. Kathleen Piker-King, professor of sociology, chair of the Department of Sociology and director of gender studies. 

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