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UMFK to honor faculty and staff for dedicated years of service

May 2, 2003

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent will honor members of its faculty and staff, who have reached milestones of service to the campus community, at a luncheon on Tuesday, May 13, at 11:00 a.m. in Nowland Hall.

Employees who have been at UMFK for thirty-five, twenty-five, twenty, fifteen, ten, and five years will be presented with special awards at the annual recognition event.

Campus President Richard Cost, will present the honors following touching and humorous tributes paid to honorees by fellow faculty and staff.

Being honored at the ceremony for thirty-five years of service is Roger Paradis, professor of history.

Three employees will be recognized for twenty-five years of service. They are Pat Whitworth, administrative assistant, Diane Nadeau-Saucier, director of corporate relations; and John Elliott, professor of mathematics.

Twenty-year service awards will be presented to James Killarney, professor of psychology and education, and Richard Dinsmore, associate professor of European history.

Tamara Mitchell, director of human resources, affirmative action and business services, and Vernon Potvin, security guard and painter will each be awarded fifteen-year service awards.

Ten-year service honorees include Lena Michaud, administrative assistant; John Murphy, vice president for administration; Leslie Kelly, assistant director of the library; Roger Roy, assistant professor of mathematics and business; George Diaz, director of academic and counseling services; and Robert Weyeneth, mechanical trades supervisor.

Five-year award recipients are Melvin Belanger, carpenter; Jason Parent, director of university relations/alumni affairs; Don Ouellette, distance education and audiovisual technician; Mariella Squire, assistant professor of anthropology and sociology; Bruno Hicks, assistant professor of education; and Jocelyne Schael, associate professor of education.

Wendy Kindred, professor of art, who retired during the past academic year, after twenty-nine years of teaching at the University, will also be recognized.

Recognition will also be given to Aroostook County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program volunteers and other volunteers who donate their time to the University in a number of capacities.