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UMFK employees recognized for years of dedicated service

May 18, 2007


The University of Maine at Fort Kent honored 18 members of its faculty and staff for their service to the University at a recent ceremony on campus. Special awards were given to employees who have been at UMFK for fifteen, twenty-five, and thirty-five years of service.             

President Dr. Richard W. Cost presented the honors following touching and humorous tributes to honorees by fellow faculty and staff.               

Naomi Nicolas received recognition for her forty years of service as administrative assistant II in the president’s office.            

Thirty-five service awards were presented to Peggie Bard, administrative assistant II for the vice president’s office and to Michael Morneault, building and grounds maintenance worker.            

Fran Picard, administrative assistant I for office of facilities management, was recognized for thirty years of service.              

Twenty-five years of service honorees were Annette Grant, administrative assistant I for the registrar’s office and Benita Ouellette, personnel assistant for the human resources office.            

Kurt Holzhausen, associate professor of psychology was recognized for fifteen years of service.    

Recognition for ten years of service to Arthur Drolet, computer and IT supervisor; Jeffrey Dubis, instructor of forestry; Nicki Ouellette, administrative assistant II for information services; Theresa Roode, building and grounds maintenance worker; and Erin Soucy, director of nursing.                

Michelle Beaulieu, payroll and personnel technician for human resources office ; Geraldine Becker, assistant professor of English and creative writing; Katharine Harrington, assistant professor of French; Lucas Levesque, Sports Center manger and coach and Vladimir Suchan, assistant professor of foundations and social science education all were  recognized for five years of service.            

In addition to honoring employees, a special thank you was given to retiring Professor Jim Killarney for his twenty-six years of service as professor of psychology and education.