Posted by Philip Poole on 2011-01-20

More than a century of combined service to Samford University was recognized during the annual employee service awards luncheon Jan. 20.

A total of 121 employees, representing 1,395 years of service spanning four decades, were honored, including:

35 years – Sharron Schlosser and Joy Whatley, nursing; Billy J. Strickland, music; Howard Walthall, law; and Elizabeth Wells, university library.

30 years – Sara Berry, admission; Donna Harless, divinity; and Randall Richardson, music.

25 years – Jon Clemmensen, journalism and mass communication; Larry Davenport, biology; Bob Henderson, pharmacy; Ann Kolter, technology services; and Jennings Marshall, business.

20 years – Kay Baugher, bursar’s office; Charlotte Baughn, psychology; David Chapman, arts and sciences; Jim Clement, purchasing; J. Roderick Davis, English; David Dedo, communication studies; Sherry George, human resources; Wanda Lucas, athletics; Melba Mauldlin, financial aid; Jan Paine, nursing; and Patricia Terry, nutrition and dietetics.

15 years – Garry Atkins, student affairs; Bruce Atkinson, mathematics and computer science; Marshall Cates and Mary Ann Worthington, pharmacy; C. Stan Davis, university advancement; Janet Goodwin, payroll; Rob Hensarling, exercise science and sports medicine; Joellen Henson, university professor; Brenda Jones and Paul Kuruk, law; Patricia Kuntz, admission; John Mayfield, history; Nancy Miller, student records; Heather Mitchell, career development; Sandra L. O’Brien, president’s office; Paul Richardson, music; and Sandy Willis, psychology.

10 years – Christy Allen and Douglas Wilson, university advancement; Dana Basinger, arts and sciences; Jennifer Beall and Eilani Grayson, pharmacy; Millicent Bolden and Kelly Jensen, world languages and cultures; Carol Ann Vaughn Cross, core curriculum; Hope Dahlke, Archie Lockamy and Cynthia Lohrke, business; Della Darby and Carla Waddell, university library; Les Ennis, teacher education; Tom Fuller, Le-Ann Little and Jim Pounds, divinity; Rene Golden, music; Emily Hynds, mathematics and computer science; Theresa Kanute, financial aid; Bill Kolar, Susan Nolin, Rick Hinkle and Sharon Wesson, technology services; April Robinson, university ministries; and Lenita Rice, bursar’s office.

5 years – Cassandra Adams, Alyssa DiRusso, Anna Kinman and Candace Lambert, law; Rachael Bailes, Burch Barger, B. Coyne, Lyle Dorsett and Mark Gignilliat, divinity; Doshia Bennett, David Loudon and Jeremy Thornton, business; Jason Black, admission; Deborah Camel, Eva Click, Patricia Naro and Glenda Valdmanis, pharmacy; Mark Castle and Lisa Gibbs, theatre; Marigene Chamberlain, world languages and cultures; LaJeana Chitty and Kathy McCloud, bookstore; Joe Collins, operations and planning; Katrin Cotton, Joy Henninger, Alayna Tippin and April Young, Children’s Learning Center; Jill Cunningham, Wendy Kendrik and Vicki Rochester, nursing; Theresa Davidson, sociology; Charles Ford, interior design; Ryan Galloway, communication studies; Elizabeth Gambrell, financial aid; Ashley Gassner, international studies; Denise Gregory, chemistry; Jim Hamil and Monica Washington, university advancement; Candy Hughes, student health services; Allison Jackson, exercise science and sports medicine; Michelle Johnson, Matt Knowles, Grant Lyons and Jay Roberson, athletics; Myrtis Johnson, teacher education; Tatyana Karaman, decision support; Laura Lovetto, bursar’s office; Julie Myers, purchasing; Terri Robinette, public safety; Barry Robinson, history; Fred Rogan, human resources; Dean Smedley, residence life; Julie Stewart, payroll; and Brian Toone, mathematics and computer science.

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.