Posted by Rob Collingsworth on 2009-01-23

Samford University's Office of Human Resources held a Service Awards Reception today honoring those employees who reached milestones in their service to the University. The reception, held at The Club, was emceed by Fred Rogan, Director of Human Resources at Samford.

Among those being honored was Myralyn Allgood of the World Languages and Cultures Department, who reached 45 years of service and is the most tenured employee of Samford.

Reaching 40 years of service was James Jensen, Music.

Reaching 35 years of service was Charlotte Freeman, Teacher Education; and Nancy Whitt, English. Those who reached 30 years at Samford included Judy Bourrand, Nursing; Becky Hutto, Law Library; Henry Glotfelty, Physics; and Tom Stone, Law.

The group reaching 20 years of service included Marilyn Bailey, Bookstore; Karen Birk, Bookstore; Ed Craig, Law Library; Mike DeBow , Law; Donna Fitch, University Relations; Timothy George, Divinity; Betty Hopson, Chemistry; David Little, Teacher Education; Alice Martin, Career Development; Bill Ross, Law; Dennis Sansom, Philosophy; Joe Snoe, Law; Corky Strickland, Law; and Jim Williams, PARCA.

Those reaching 15 years of service included Susan Alverson, Pharmacy; Frank Martin, Technology Services; Robbie Cameron, Chemistry; Chris Metress, University Fellows; Betty Caterinichia, Academic Services; Tabitha Moore, University Library; Cheryl Cecil, University Library; Susan Murphy, History; Stephen Chew - Psychology; Vickie Norris, Technology Services; Regina Coleman, University Library; Carrie Anna Pearce, Business; and Dan Connell, Purchasing.

Also among the 15 year honorees were Maurice Persall, Teacher Education; Hugh Floyd, Sociology; Bill Service, Business; Ralph Gold, Exercise Science & Sports Medicine; Fred Shepherd, Political Science; Michael Janas, Communication Studies; David Shipley, Journalism & Mass Communication; George Keller, Biology; Tommy Tarvin, Physics; Mike Kendrach, Pharmacy; Becca Williamson, Office of the President; Linda Killingsworth, Pharmacy; Tom Woolley, Business; Phil Kimrey, Dean, Admissions & Financial Aid; and Penny Marler, Religion.

Those who reached 10 years of service included Judi Aucoin, University Relations; Greg Kawell, Mathematics & Computer Science; Jonathan Bass, History; Frank Mobley, Post Office; John Bowers, Technology Services; Mickey Naro, Children's Learning Center; Ken Brazil– Interior Design; Pam Nelson, Law; Renee DeHart, Pharmacy; Thomas Rohling, Athletics; Richard Dendy, Art; Kelly Stedeford –Children's Learning Center; David Finn, Children's Learning Center; Candy Todd, Mathematics & Computer Science; Dave Garza –Chemistry; Randy Todd, Classics; Clara Gerhardt, Family Studies; and Jan Vaughn, Pharmacy.

Those reaching 5 years of service included Beth Ashmore, University Library; Cindy Medbery, Nursing; Gail Barton– University Library; Suzy Metts, Music; Laura Beason, Accounting & Financial Services; Michael Morgan, Office of the President; Lee Burgess, Men's Basketball; Joey Mullins, Sports Information; Renee Butcher, Theatre; Brian Pitts, University Ministries; Terri Cahoon –Nursing; Margeri Pitts, Children's Learning Center; Barbara Cartledge, Business; Philip Poole, University Relations; Gary Chaffin, Public Safety & Emergency Management; Dennis Price, Business; Shelley Chapman, Admissions; Ken Roxburgh, Religion; Resa Culpepper, Nursing; Roz Sewell, Nursing; Brannon Denning, Law; Anne Sherman, Counseling Services; Marci Edwards –PARCA; Roe Smith, Post Office; Ken England, Operations & Planning; Cathy Stewart, University Relations; and Cherie Feenker, Law Library.

Also among the 5 year honorees were Jaro Szurek, University Library; Rosemary Ford, Finance; Lauren Taylor, Residence Life; Cathy Franklin Scott, Technology Services; Diane Vakakes, Pharmacy; Maisha Freeman, Pharmacy; Richard Waits, Operations & Planning; Amy Gale, Children's Learning Center; Bruce Waldrop, Pharmacy; Jeremy Haynes, Technology Services; Kathy Walton, Law; Beverly Hyche, Nursing; Melissa Ward, Children's Learning Center; Michelle Joiner, Student Records; Joe Zellner, Technology Services; Sheri Ransome, University Relations; and Ruth Kazenske, Operations & Planning.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.