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SWOSU Honors Employees

November 9, 2007

Southwestern Oklahoma State University staff employees were honored for their years of service at a recent reception held on the Weatherford campus, and two employees were recognized with staff employee and administrator of the year awards.

SSPO Recognition Reception
(Staff of the Year) Honored as the Staff Employee of the Year was (left) Lisa Friesen, help desk specialist in the SWOSU Information Technology Services Office. She won a $500 cash award. Making the presentation is SWOSU President John Hays.

SSPO Recognition Reception
(Adm of the Year) Honored as the Administrator of the Year was (right) Kyle Wright, graphic designer and photographer in the SWOSU Web Services Office. He won a $500 cash award. Making the presentation is SWOSU President John Hays.

Staff employee and administrator of the year awards were presented to Lisa Friesen and Kyle Wright, respectively. Each won a $500 award made possible by an anonymous donor.  Friesen is help desk specialist in Information Technology Services, while Wright is graphic designer/photographer in the Web Services Office.

SSPO Recognition Reception
(25 Year) Honored for 25 years of service was Joyce Teghtmeyer.

SSPO Recognition Reception
(20 Year) Honored for 20 years of service was Roberta Williams.

SSPO Recognition Reception
(15 Year) Honored for 15 years of service were (from left): Debbie Brown, Charlene Ashcraft and Kay Rhoads. Back from left—David Altland and Steve Corbin.

SSPO Recognition Reception
(10 Year) Honored for 10 years of service were (front from left): Kari Rogers, Carolyn Barron and Betty Lyle. Back from left—Debra Ricks, Ronald Russ, David Camden and James Woods.

SSPO Recognition Reception<
(5 Year) Honored for 5 years of service were (front from left): Patti Linstead, Rebecca Piercy and Janet Grabeal. Back from left—Tamara Lee, Diana Schmidt, William Howell, Kevin Henson, Tommy McDaniel, Scott Miller and Karen Choate.

SSPO Recognition Reception
(Retiree) Honored for his years of service was Ron Blankenship, who recently retired from SWOSU.

SSPO Recognition Reception
(Graduates) Honored completing their degrees at SWOSU were (front from left): Kari Jones and Lisa Snider. Back from left—Nolan Lawless, Clay Pope and Josh Collins. Not pictured was Justin Tinder and Carter MacDonald.

Forty-four employees were honored for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of service to SWOSU. Also, six employees who recently retired were honored. SWOSU President John Hays made the presentations.

Recent SWOSU retirees included Romona Bentley, Ron Blankenship, Sandy Miller, Charlene Stelzig, Phyllis Stutzman and Margie Vincent.

Also honored were seven individuals—Josh Collins, Kari Jones, Nolan Lawless, Carter McDonald, Clay Pope, Lisa Snider and Justin Tinder—who completed degrees. 

Serving as hostess of the program was Lisa Friesen, who is chair of the Support Personnel Organization at SWOSU. Dr. Viki Craig provided entertainment by portraying Augusta Metcalfe. Terry Billey of the Sayre campus won the t-shirt design contest award, and Michael Russ won the Dependent Award given by the SSPO.

Years of service honorees were:

30 Years       

  • Connie Lane

25 Years

  •  Joyce Teghtmeyer

20 Years

  •   Michael Miller
  •   Roberta Williams

15 Years

  • David Altland
  • Charlene Ashcraft
  • Debbie Brown
  •  Steve Corbin
  • Rita Countess
  • Tamra Misak
  • Kay Rhoads

10 Years

  • Carolyn Barron
  • David Camden
  • Patrick Chase
  • Betty Lyle
  • Kari Rogers
  • Debra Ricks
  • Ronald Russ
  • James Woods

5 Years

  • Eula Anno
  • Robert Batson
  • Karen Choate
  • Paul Eriksen
  • Charles Fanning
  • John Fanning
  • Michael Ford
  • Mary Goulet
  • Janet Grabeal
  • Lenson Hearn
  • Kevin Henson
  • William Howell
  • George Jones
  • Pamela Kost
  • Tamra Lee
  • Patti Linstead
  • Tommy McDaniel
  • Scott Miller
  • Burneze Mullins
  • Rebecca Piercy
  • Gabriel Rodriguez
  • Diana Schmidt
  • Gregory Serrano
  • T.W. Tanner
  • Rosai Williams

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