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Wofford College recognizes employees for service

Employee Appreciation Dinner held April 22

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One of Wofford's longest serving employees, Charles Gray, left, receives a gift from President Nayef Samhat at the recent Employee Appreciation Dinner. Gray, director of continuing education, has been at the college for 43 years.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College recognized employees celebrating employment anniversaries in five-year increments for their service during the Employee Appreciation Dinner held on Friday, April 22.

Two long-time employees were recognized for service of more than 40 years. They were Doris Wade, responsible for student accounts in the Business Office, 62 years; and Charles Gray, director of continuing education, 43 years.

Other employees recognized were:

35 Years:
Gerald A. Ginocchio, professor of sociology
Gerald T. Thurmond, professor and chair of sociology
Deno Trakas, Hoy Professor of Literature

30 Years:
Roberta Hurley Bigger, vice president for student affairs and dean of students
John Blair, director of the Campus Life Building
Mark Line, senior associate athletics director for sports program

25 Years:
John McArthur, professor and chair of economics
Ted R. Monroe, professor of mathematics
Tom L. Rocks, director of physical plant
Debbi E. Thompson, director of alumni and parents programs
Elizabeth D. Wallace, associate vice president for student affairs and director of the Wellness Center

20 Years:
Ellen Goldey, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Biology
Sally A. Hitchmough, professor of English
J. Paul Jones, circulation coordinator, Sandor Teszler Library

15 Years:
Martin Aigner, PC and media support specialist, Department of Information Technology
Aikaterini (Katerina) Andrews, associate professor of economics
Laura Barbas Rhoden, professor of modern languages, literatures and cultures (Spanish)
Glen Burke, mechanic, physical plant
Laura H. Corbin, director of news services
Thom M. Henson Jr., assistant director of alumni and parents programs
Catherine Kozlowski, Campus Safety officer
William (Bill) Littlefield, assistant director of physical plant
Ronald Parris, Campus Safety officer
Rod Ray, head coach, men’s tennis
Anne B. Rodrick, professor of history
Timothy Schmitz, professor of history and associate provost for administration
Timothy Terrell, associate professor of economics
Virginia Carson Washington, housekeeper
D. Ed Welchel, associate professor and chair of education

10 Years:
Bryan S. Blackwell, director of administrative systems, Department of Information Technology
Kara L. Bopp, associate professor of psychology
Alan D. Chalmers, professor and chair of English
Roy Andrew Evans, Campus Safety officer
Matthew C. Fisher, security coordinator and server manager, Department of Information Technology
Cynthia Twyford Fowler, associate professor of sociology
Susan Gray, director of donor relations
Jerry Lancaster, multicraft crew, physical plant
Brian Lemere, assistant dean of students for residence life
Dan B. Mathewson, associate professor of religion
Bryan G. Splawn, associate professor of chemistry
Amy H. Sweitzer, associate professor of English
Philip G. Swicegood, R. Michael James Family Professor of Finance and department chair

5 Years:
Jennifer R. Allison, registrar
J'Von L. Cox, Campus Safety officer
Carolyn Creal, cataloging assistant, Sandor Teszler Library
Daryl Drummond, groundskeeper
David S. Efurd, assistant professor of art history
C. Michelle Griggs, director of creative services
Davidson R. Hobson, leadership gift officer
Tracie M. Ivy, assistant professor of chemistry
Lisa Lefebvre, director of employee wellness and medical services
Charles E. Marshall, head coach, men’s lacrosse
Boris Moshkun, housekeeper
Galina Moshkun, housekeeper
Kay Oken, senior administrative coordinator, Liberty Fellowship
Chris Overcarsh, administrative assistant, environmental studies
Judy Reece, housekeeper
Raymond Ruff, director of institutional research and special projects
Demesha Watt, housekeeper
Yongfang Zhang, assistant professor of Chinese