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SWOSU Employees Honored for Years of Service

November 12, 2009

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.

Staff employee and administrator of the year awards were presented to Cassie Larman and James Skinner, respectively. Each won a $500 award made possible by an anonymous donor.  Larman is administrative assistant in the SWOSU Department of Pharmacy Practice in Oklahoma City, and Skinner is assistant director of the SWOSU Physical Plant. 

Forty-two employees were honored for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service to SWOSU. Also, nine employees who recently retired or have announced their retirements were honored. SWOSU President John Hays made the presentations.

SWOSU retirees include: Sharon Bearpaw, Linda Bell, Elaine Dean, Paula Fleming, Betty Ann Klaassen, Sylvia Miller, Eddie Tate, Beverly Wheeler and Shirley Williams.

Taylor Karlin, daughter of Billy and Robin Karlin, won the Dependent Award given by the Support Staff Personnel Organization. The award is a scholarship.

Years of service honorees were:

35 Years

  • Kenneth Rose

30 Years

  • Cynthia Foust
  • Marvin Hankins
  • Rick Seward

25 Years

  • Steve Antwine
  • John Hays
  • Sonya Roper
  • Joyce Sloan

20 Years

  • Robert Barnes
  • Mark Engelman
  • Thomas Fagan
  • Steve Johnson
  • Lyanna Schultz
  • Beverly Wheeler
  • Roma Willis
  • Misty Zink

15 Years

  • Sylvia Miller
  • David Misak
  • Barbara Pigg
  • Kaprice Skinner
  • Janice Sperle

10 Years

  • Rosemary Armoudian
  • Jason Baker
  • Sandra Bush
  • Cheryl Gregory
  • Lyndon Harms
  • Marcia Mahurin
  • Jan Schmitz
  • Wesley Warren
  • Rhonda Waters

5 Years

  • Vertis Cooper
  • Bonnie Drake
  • Dale Evans
  • Lisa Friesen
  • Bonnie Harrelson
  • Sherron Manning
  • Chad Martin
  • Mickey McCrite
  • Doug Misak
  • David Mowles
  • Justin Tinder
  • Kyle Wright
SWOSU Employees Honored for Years of Service
Honored for 35 years of service was Dr. Kenneth Rose.
SWOSU Employees Honored for Years of Service
Honored for 25 years of service were Sonya Roper and Dr. John Hays.
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Honored for 20 years of service were (front from left): Lyanna Schultz, Robert Barnes and Misty Zink. Back from left—Steve Johnson and Mark Engelman.
SWOSU Employees Honored for Years of Service
Honored for 15 years of service were (front from left): Janice Sperle, Barbara Pigg and Kaprice Skinner. Back from left—David Misak and Sylvia Miller.
SWOSU Employees Honored for Years of Service
Honored for 10 years of service were (front from left): Jan Schmitz, Cheryl Gregory and Sandra Bush. Back from left—Lyndon Harms, Rosemary Armoudian, Marcia Mahurin, Jason Baker and Wesley Warren.
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Honored for 5 years of service were (front from left): Justin Tinder, Lisa Friesen and David Mowels. Back from left—Dale Evans, Mickey McCrite and Kyle Wright.
SWOSU Employees Honored for Years of Service
Honored for her years of service were (from left): Linda Bell, Betty Ann Klaassen, Sharon Bearpaw and Sylvia Miller, who recently retired or are planning to retire soon from SWOSU.
SWOSU Employees Honored for Years of Service
Winning the Dependent Scholarship Award presented by the SWOSU Support Personnel Organization was Taylor Karlin, daughter of Billy and Robin Karlin.
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Honored as the Staff Employee of the Year was (right) Cassie Larman, administrative assistant in the SWOSU College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice in Oklahoma City.  She won a $500 cash award. Making the presentation is SWOSU President John Hays.
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Honored as the Administrator of the Year was (right) James Skinner, assistant director of the SWOSU Physical Plant. He won a $500 cash award. Making the presentation is SWOSU President John Hays.

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