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SWOSU Staff Employees Honored at Reception

Southwestern Oklahoma State University staff employees were honored for their years of service at a recent reception held on the Weatherford campus. 

Staff members who have earned degrees and recent retirees were also honored at the reception.

Twenty-seven employees were honored for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service to SWOSU on the Weatherford campus.  Alan Shockey of the Sayre campus was recognized on the Sayre campus.

Nine retirees honored were: Steve Wichert, Physical Plant; LouAnn Hanks, Payroll; David Altland, Information Technology Services; Rosemary Armoudian, Education; Brenda Lumpkin, College of Professional and Graduate Studies; Mickey McCrite, Physical Plant; Diana Neece, Cafeteria; Glenna Thornhill, Conference Center; and Tamra Misak, Student Counseling. 

Serving as host of the program was SWOSU Staff Council Chair Michael Kluver. Door prizes were given away during different intervals of the program. 

Personnel who were recognized for recently achieving degrees were: 

Fall 2016

  • Taler Alexander, Enrollment Management, School Counseling M.E.
  • Jonathan G Garfield, Athletic Department, Sports Management
  • Jessica Heard, Athletic Department, Sports Management
  • Casey D. Merryman, Pharmacy, Masters in Business Administration

Spring 2017

  • Heather K Hummel, Enrollment Management, General Studies
  • Christina D Perkins, Physical Plant, Marketing BBA

Summer 2017

  • Victoria M Feldkamp, Residence Life Department, Master Business Administration

The staff council awarded four scholarships to employees. One went to a dependent of a SWOSU staff employee and two were given to staff employees who are working on degrees.  One was also given to the wife of an employee.  These awardees are:

  • Marianne Wood          $250.00
  • Katrina Wichert          $250.00
  • Jacob Brown               $250.00
  • Jessica Reagan            $250.00

SWOSU employees honored for years of service were:

35 Years of Service

  • Joyce Teghtmeyer – Office of Registrar

30 Years of Service

  • Michael Miller – Physical Plant

25 Years of Service

  • Debbie Brown – Public Relations and Marketing
  • Rita Countess – Physical Plant – ITS Department
  • Tamra Misak – Student Counseling
  • Alan Shockey – Sayre

20 Years of Service

  • David Camden – Physical Plant
  • Debra Ricks – Physical Plant – Chemistry Department
  • Carolyn Barron – VP for Student Affairs

15 Years of Service

  • Kevin Henson – Physical Plant
  • Tommy McDaniel – Physical Plant
  • Janet Slagell – Library

10 Years of Service

  • Kaye Abramson – Chemistry and Physics
  • Kim Brown – Physical Plant
  • Marilyn Feaver – CEBD-SOIC
  • Leshia Keeton – Pharmacy
  • Maria Kixmiller – Student CTR – Cafeteria
  • Mark Landers – Student CTR – Cafeteria
  • Helen Seward – Physical Plant – HR
  • Jessica Smith – Chemistry/Physics
  • Shelby Unruh – Business Affairs
  • Tina Weathers – Residence Life

5 Years of Service

  • Maria Banda Arenas – Physical Plant
  • Adina Foust – Pharmacy
  • Lanita Nikkel – Assessment Office
  • Crystal Tipton – Physical Plant
  • Brennan King – Enrollment Management
  • Alicia Kelly – Physical Plant
  • Cody Roper – Website Services
Joyce Teghtmeyer was honored for 35 years of service to SWOSU.
Joyce Teghtmeyer was honored for 35 years of service to SWOSU.
(from left): Honored for 25 years of service to SWOSU were (from left) Rita Countess and Tamra Misak.
(from left): Honored for 25 years of service to SWOSU were (from left) Rita Countess and Tamra Misak. Not pictured is Debbie Brown.
(from left): Honored for 25 years of service to SWOSU was (right) Alan Shockey. With him is Kirk Fast, past president of the SWOSU Staff Council.
(from left): Honored for 25 years of service to SWOSU was (right) Alan Shockey. With him is Kirk Fast, past president of the SWOSU Staff Council..
(from left): Honored for 20 years of service to SWOSU were (from left) Debra Ricks, David Camden and Carolyn Barron.
(from left): Honored for 20 years of service to SWOSU were (from left) Debra Ricks, David Camden and Carolyn Barron.
(from left): Honored for 15 years of service to SWOSU were Tommy McDaniel and Janet Slagell.
(from left): Honored for 15 years of service to SWOSU were Tommy McDaniel and Janet Slagell. Not pictured is Kevin Henson.
(from left): Honored for 10 years of service to SWOSU were (from left): Helen Seward; Tina Weathers; Maria Kixmiller; Shelby Unruh; Leshia Keeton; Kim Brown; Jessica Smith; and Kay Abramson.
(from left): Honored for 10 years of service to SWOSU were (from left): Helen Seward; Tina Weathers; Maria Kixmiller; Shelby Unruh; Leshia Keeton; Kim Brown; Jessica Smith; and Kaye Abramson. Not pictured is Mark Landers.
(from left): Honored for 5 years of service to SWOSU were (from left): Mario Banda Arenas; Adina Foust; Alicia Kelly; Lanita Nikkel; and Crystal Tipton.
(from left): Honored for 5 years of service to SWOSU were (from left): Mario Banda Arenas; Adina Foust; Alicia Kelly; Lanita Nikkel; and Crystal Tipton. Not pictured are Brennan King and Cody Roper.
(from left): Among the SWOSU retirees honored were Tamra Misak and David Altland.
(from left): Among the SWOSU retirees honored were Tamra Misak and David Altland.
(from left): Among the SWOSU employees honored for recently completing degrees were (from left) Victoria Felkkamp, Christina Perkins, Jessica Heard and Heather Hummel.
(from left): Among the SWOSU employees honored for recently completing degrees were (from left) Victoria Feldkamp, Christina Perkins, Jessica Heard and Heather Hummel.
(from left): Winning $250 scholarships from the SWOSU Staff Council were (from left): Jacob Brown; Jackie Reagan for Jessica Reagan; Anita Wichert for Katrina Wichert; and Bryce Wood for Marianne Wood.
(from left): Winning $250 scholarships from the SWOSU Staff Council were (from left): Jacob Brown; Jackie Reagan for Jessica Reagan; Anita Wichert for Katrina Wichert; and Bryce Wood for Marianne Wood.