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Geneva Recognizes Employees

President Smith (right) with several of the employees recognized for 5 years of service: Timothy Baird, Dennis Damazo,  Brian Yowler and Joy Doyle.
President Smith (right) with several of the employees recognized for 5 years of service: Timothy Baird, Dennis Damazo,  Brian Yowler and Joy Doyle. 

On Thursday, October 14, President Kenneth A. Smith and Mrs. Becky Smith hosted Geneva College’s 26th annual recognition dinner. About 190 were in attendance at the dinner, including current employees, former staff and faculty employees, and current and former board of trustee advisors.

Three exemplary service awards were granted to: Nancy Pelaia, staff support for Crossroads; senior admissions counselor Roger Blevins; and Ryan Holt, director of Student Programs and Leadership. Nancy Graham was recognized for 40 years of service, and both Paul Pishioneri and Daniel Raver were recognized for 30 years of service.

Six employees were recognized for 25 years of service: Elaine Hockenberger, Kay Mills, Keith Peffer, Carolyn Spinnenweber, John Stahl and Judith Zelesnak.

Nine employees were recognized for 20 years of service: Connie Erwin, Patty Fortner, James Gidley, Elizabeth Iben, Brenda Lichius, Paula Schmolly, David Shaw, Dean Smith and Ruth Vos.

10 employees were recognized for 15 years of service: Joseph Andino, Steven Bell, Sally Hardie, Ruth Ann Hartzel, Christina Mackenstein, Deborah Michalik, Ralph Phillips, Jade Radcliff, John Stein and Douglas Stopp.

Seven employees were recognized for ten years of service: Mark Haas, Vickie Lasure, Nancy Pelaia, Tami Reed, Karen Schmalz, Cathy Sigmund and Maureen Vanterpool.

12 employees were recognized for five years of service; including: Rodney Austin, Timothy Baird, Joseph Bucci, Ronald Clemmer, Terri Corcoran, Dennis Damazo, Joy Doyle, Deborah Henderson, Diana Rice, Yvonne Trotter, Keith Willson and Brian Yowler.

To view additional photos from the dinner, please click here.

Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College’s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).


Point of Excellence

For over 50 years, Geneva’s chemistry department has been approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS)—a distinction achieved by only six other colleges in the CCCU.

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