Faculty, staff to be honored for service at annual FHSU holiday party

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HAYS, Kan. -- President Mirta M. Martin will honor faculty and staff for their years of service to Fort Hays State University and the state of Kansas at the 29th annual Holiday Party and All-University Awards Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Memorial Union's Fort Hays Ballroom.

University departments will close at 3:20 to allow all employees to attend. Faculty and staff will be recognized for service for 10, 20, 30 and 40 years. The FHSU Alumni Association will honor employees who have served 25 years.

Faculty and staff to be recognized for years of service are listed with position and department.

40 years
C. Frederick Britten, professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Mary J. Meier, executive administrative specialist, Office of Internationalization and Global Partnerships.

30 years
Curtis L. Brungardt, Omer G. Voss Distinguished Professor of Leadership Studies and director of the Center for Civic Leadership.
Randy Dreiling, custodial supervisor, Gross/Cunningham Hall Operations.
Cheryl H. Duffy, professor, Department of English.
Kaleen M. Fisher, administrative specialist, Administration and Finance.
Daniel B. Rice, director, Office of Career Services.

25 years
Keith J. Dreher, director, Energy Division.
Bruce A. Heath, facilities maintenance technician, Residential Life.
Irvin Leiker, grounds technician, Grounds.
Rodney J. Leiker, environmental control specialist, Environmental Safety.
Debra S. Schuler, administrative specialist, Physical Plant.
Sandra K. Stricker, administrative specialist, Administration and Finance.

20 years
Jeffrey D. Briggs, professor of health and human performance and dean, College of Health and Behavioral Sciences.
Nancy J. Cunningham, information technology operations analyst, Division of Technology Services.
Mark A. Johnson, head men's basketball coach, Athletics.
Dennis H. King, assistant vice president, Student Affairs.
Tricia M. Lynch, senior administrative assistant, Department of Music.
Amy L. Moeder, financial aid specialist, Student Financial Assistance.
Duane A. Renfrow, associate professor, Department of Applied Technology.
Jan L. Schmidtberger, fiscal business assistant, Department of Athletics.
Roy C. Soukup, electronics specialist, Energy Division.
Debbie Staab, academic advisor for general studies, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies.
David D. Storer, facilities maintenance technician, Memorial Union.
Dennis W. Weber, head men's and women's track coach, Athletics Department.
Cynthia Weigel, administrative specialist, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

10 years
Bryan E. Bennett, assistant professor, Department of Political Science.
Sharon K. Boese, custodial supervisor, Wiest Hall.
Jeremy A. Brown, assistant men's basketball coach, Athletics Department.
Anna C. Debes, auditor, Office of Internal Audit.
Lucas M. Depenbusch, custodial manager, Residential Life.
Nicole L. Dinkel, administrative specialist, Career Services.
Toby Flores, associate professor, Department of Art and Design.
John P. Gendron, Network Kansas program specialist, Kansas Center for Entrepreneurship.
Sharon Ann Graham, instructor, Department of English.
Derek P. Johnson, network administrator, Division of Technology Services.
Janet A. Kohl, administrative specialist, Office of the Provost.
Jenny A. Manry, associate professor and chair, Department of Nursing.
Brian R. Maricle, associate professor and assistant chair, Department of Biological Sciences.
Carl E. Miller III, associate professor, Department of Philosophy.
Robert A. Moody, associate professor, Department of Advanced Education Programs.
Kenneth L. Rigler, assistant professor, Department of Applied Technology.
Kenton E. Russell, coordinator of first-year seminars, Graduate School.
Rebecca K. Sander, associate professor, Department of Nursing.
Phillip R. Sechtem, assistant professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Sharon O. Severson, librarian, Forsyth Library.
Mary Alice Wade, librarian, Forsyth Library.
Kathleen R. Ward, associate professor, Department of Nursing.
Gregory H. Weisenborn, associate professor and chair, Department of Management.

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