Retirees recognized for years of service 

  Monday, May 17, 2021 8:30 AM
  People and Society, Campus Culture, Milestones, News

Pittsburg, KS


Pittsburg State University is recognizing 24 employees who have served in academic and support roles and are retiring at the end of the fiscal year. 

It's difficult to calculate the kind of impact each of these Gorillas have had on the university as a whole, on their departments, and on individual students, but just looking at the length of their service, one can imagine that it is significant,” said PSU President Steve Scott. “We wish them all the best in this next chapter of their lives, and thank them sincerely for the difference they’ve made.” 

Retirees, their current departments, and their length of service include: 

Connie Malle, Housing, 43 years  

Becky Messenger, Housing, 41 years  

Kathy Benard, Development, 35 years 

Malcolm Kucharski, Art, 32 years  

Susan Tewell, Facilities, 31 years 

Kathy McCullough, Housing, 29 years 

Denise Quier, University Advancement, 29 years  

Lori Hall, College of Technology, 28 years  

Donald HartshornCashier’s Office, 25 years 

June Freund, Kelce College of Business, 25 years  

Becky Brannock, Psychology & Counseling, 24 years  

Pat Flynn, School of Construction, 24 years  

Scott Simpson, Trades, 24 years  

Susan Knell, Teaching & Leadership Studies, 23 years  

Duane Whitbeck, Family & Consumer Sciences, 23 years  

Ginger Owen, Financial Aid, 22 years 

Mindy Cloninger, Career Services, 21 years  

Marti York, Teaching & Leadership Studies, 21 years  

Mark Arbuckle, Communication, 19 years  

S. Portico Bowman, Art, 19 years

Mary Harrison, Housing, 17 years  

Vicki Mense, International Programs & Services, 13 years  

Delores Pruitt, Nursing, 8 years