ASU employees recognized for years of service
Pictured, left to right, (back row) Dr. Benjamin Waddell, Dr. Mark Manzanares, Kateri Reeves, Betsy Chacon, Tracey McMichael, Bill Schlaufman, and Larry Vigil; (front row) Bruce Del Tondo, Dr. Liz Thomas-Hensley, Priscilla Gardea, Clayton Wilson, Dr. Robert Astalos, Cathi Lucero-Connell, Dr. Teri McCartney, Dr. Kim Kelso, Dr. Benita Brink, Dr. Rick Baker, Mary Walsh, Karen Melgares, Dr. Eva Rayas-Solis, Elvie Conley, Pat Bryson, Randy Gutierrez, Jacqueline Martinez, Dr. Anicia Alvarez, and Marcy Romero.
The annual Adams State University Employee Recognition Ceremony included honoring the 2014 Presidential Teacher Award recipients: Dr. Robert Astalos, associate professor of physics and director of the Zacheis Planetarium; Dr. Liz Thomas Hensley, assistant professor of marketing and MBA Program director; and Dr. Benjamin Waddell, assistant professor of sociology.
Faculty and staff honored for Years of Service includes:
Thirty-Five Years: Karen Melgares, library technician; \
Twenty-Five Years: Dr. Christine Keitges, professor of music; and Dr. Mark Manzanares, professor of counselor education;
Twenty Years: Dr. Richard Baker, professor of English; Dr. Benita Brink, professor and chair of biology and earth sciences; Bruce Del Tondo, director of auxiliary services; Randy Gutierrez, custodial supervisor; Dr. Kim Kelso, professor and chair of psychology; Jacqueline Martinez, materials handler; Dr. Teri McCartney, professor of counselor education; Dr. Eva Rayas-Solis, professor of Spanish; and Larry Vigil, custodian;
Fifteen Years: Aaron Abeyta, professor of English; Dr. Ed Lyell, professor of business; Jason Ramstetter, wrestling coach, Dr. John Taylor, professor of theatre; and Jennifer Yund, budget analyst;
Ten Years: Pat Bryson, data analyst; Dr. Mari Centeno, professor of government; Betsy Chacon, accounting technician III; Mick Daniel, director of student life and recreation; Carol Fell, administrative assistant III; Karl Jolliff, business support director; Cathi Lucero-Connell, technical data coordinator; Tracey McMichael, extended studies program manager; Morgan Ramsey Daniel, assistant director of financial aid; Kateri Reeves, program manager graduate distance learning; Maxine Rodriguez, administrative assistant III; Tresa Rupright, police officer I; Bill Schlaufman, business office controller; Michele Trujillo, associate professor of teacher education; Renee Vigil, purchasing director; Mary Walsh, interlibrary loan/reference librarian; Dr. Tony Weather, associate professor of mathematics; and Clayton Wilson, head athletics trainer;
Five Years: Dr. Anicia Alvarez, associate professor of teacher education; David Bauer, grounds and nursery I; Elvie Conley, coordinator of recreational facilities; Priscilla Gardea, senior admissions counselor; Marcy Romero, custodian, and Leonard Pacheco, custodian.