Staff employees at Henderson State University were honored for years of service during a luncheon and awards ceremony held May 31.
Sandy Rogers, an administrative specialist for the Multimedia Learning Center, was honored for 40 years of service to Henderson. Coak Matthews, head swim coach, was recognized for 35 years and Carmella Dickerson, assistant registrar, was honored for 30 years.
Recognized for 25 years were: Nancy Batchelor, business office accountant; Martha Bryant, administrative specialist for marketing and communication; Lottie Ware-Hamlin, purchasing specialist; Sandy Denning, administrative specialist for finance and administration; and Tim Jones, director of purchasing.
Receiving awards for 20 years of service were: Christy Winston, payroll services specialist; Crystal Campbell, administrative specialist for School of Business; Lisa Buck, purchasing specialist for computer services; Robyn Chastain, assistant director for Talent Search; and Teresa Porter, administrative specialist for Talent Search.
Recognized for 15 years were: Sheryl Strother, assistant director of the Community Education Center; Ernie Higgs, director of Garrison Center; Cindy Dillavou, administrative specialist for University Counseling and Student Health Center; and Kimberly Hunter, library technician-academic support.
Receiving awards for 10 years of service were: Harvey Grassi, network services coordinator for computer services; Ermatine Johnson, administrative specialist for the business office; Lisa Ayres, administrative specialist for Disability Resource Center; Drew Smith, director of International Student Programs; and Deborah Collins, director of University Health and Counseling Center.
For five years of service, the following staff were recognized: Brian Bagwell, computer support technician for Huie Library; Cris McGough, academic advisor; Stephanie McClure, administrative specialist for Academic Advising Center; Kyle Jones, assistant director of McNair Scholars; Chanda Hooten, academic advisor; Jeremiah Fiscus, assistant football coach; Glen Jones, president; Christopher Golston, student services counselor; Phyllis Cogburn, human resource specialist; Beverly Myers, administrative specialist for aviation; Benjamin Matthews, administrative specialist for Garrison Center; Leah Sexton, academic advisor; Deanna Dennis, instructor/secondary math specialist; Catherine Lett, administrative specialist for Communication and Theatre Arts; and Beth Taggard, annual giving and special events coordinator.
Recent retirees were also recognized, including: Sandy Rogers, multimedia learning center, 40 years; Dorothy Newborn, business office, 30 years; Cathy Bell, business office, 26 years; and Deborah Coomer, business office, 16 years.
Henderson’s Staff Senate presented the following awards: Vickie Lowe, Standout Support Staff Award for Customer Service; Erin Poe, Staff Award for Diversity and Inclusion; Julie Cissell, Staff Award for Student Success; Catherine Lett, Staff Award of Excellence for third quarter; Pam Ligon, Staff Award of Excellence for fourth quarter
Seven staff members were recognized for earning degrees during the past year, including: Jan Bullock, Julie Cissell, Catie Lusby, Ryan Lusby, Tonia McBay, Patrick Shepard, and Bret Vallun.