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. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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.