Employees recognized for years of service 

Pittsburg State University recognized employees who had reached service milestones at a celebratory reception Wednesday afternoon at Axe Library.  

They included: 

45 Years: Bob Kehle and Dan Thompson 

40 Years: Holly Viets 

35 Years: Rick Estenson, David Hurford, Mimi Morrison, and Susan Johns-Smith 

30 Years: Susan Carlson, Karla Childs, and Terri Thompson 

25 Years: Barb Barto, Tess Carl, Kevin Elrod, Andrew Klenke, Cathy Pentola, Eric Springer, and Irene Zegar 

20 Years: Wylie DeGruson, Kathleen Flannery, Robert Lindsey, and Jeannice Parker 

15 Years: Dacia Clark, Jon Cooper, Paige Cortes, Kent Daniel, Kendall Gammon, Brenda Hawkins, Dale Lucchi, Brian Mantooth, Shawn Naccarato, Dusty Park, Tim Pearson, Bruce Rhodes, Brenda Thenikl, and Mark Thompson 

10 Years: Kent Brumbaugh, Tim Dawsey, Ram Krishna Gupta, Colton Montgomery, Randy Oertle, Jeffrey Peternell, Darrell Pulliam, Santimkul Santra, Terry Wiley, and Tennyson Williams 

"A sincere thank you to all of you who have given so much time to this university that we all love! We are certainly lucky to have such talent and longevity on our campus!” said Jon Bartlow, director of Alumni & Constituent Relations, who served as emcee. 

employee recognition

Pictured above: Dan Thompson, 45 years

Voya Award Winners

Also this week, Jamie Rink, scholarship coordinator in Student Financial Assistance, and Shannon Spear, administrative associate in English and Modern Languages, were recognized as the winners of the annual VOYA Employees of the Year. 

Outstanding Faculty

Winners of the annual Outstanding Faculty award will be announced later this spring.


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