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Wilson College honors employees during annual holiday awards luncheon

January 14, 2011
  • Wilson College employees honored during the Dec. 20 Holiday Awards Luncheon included, front row, from left, Lawrence Brown, Carole Gallagher and Lisa Kinley. Back row, Elizabeth Thorpe, Robin Herring and Renee Payne.
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CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Wilson College employees honored during the Dec. 20 Holiday Awards Luncheon included, front row, from left, Lawrence Brown, Carole Gallagher and Lisa Kinley. Back row, Elizabeth Thorpe, Robin Herring and Renee Payne.

Wilson College honored employees at its ninth annual Holiday Awards Luncheon on Dec. 20 in the college dining hall.

Several outstanding service awards were presented by Wilson College President Lorna Duphiney Edmundson, who also handed out awards for milestone service anniversaries.

The Outstanding Service to the College Award, which recognizes initiative, productivity, dedication and loyalty to the college, went to Lisa Kinley. Kinley, of Waynesboro, Pa., is supervisor of the college post office, and also is responsible for Wilson's in-house printing and photocopying services. Kinley, who has worked at Wilson since November 2005, was chosen for the award because of her professionalism and positive attitude.

The Outstanding Service to Students Award, which is given to an employee whose contributions strengthen the quality of student life, was presented to Robin Herring, assistant to the vice president for academic affairs. Herring, of Chambersburg, joined Wilson College in July 2002. Herring received the award for her ongoing volunteer efforts on behalf of the Wilson College student yearbook, The Conococheague, which she serves as an adviser.

The Outstanding Service to the Community Award, which recognizes employees who distinguish themselves through contributions to their community, was given to Elizabeth Thorpe, science program assistant. Thorpe has worked at Wilson since August 2001 and lives in Chambersburg. She was chosen to receive the award because of her volunteer activities in the community, including serving as music director and praise team member at Brethren Fellowship Church, and being involved with the Chambersburg Area Senior High School Band as a fundraiser and chaperone.

The award for Outstanding Volunteer Service to the College, which is presented to individuals who make important contributions to Wilson by donating their time, effort and resources, went to Renee Payne. Payne volunteers with the college Office of Student Development, including tutoring at the academic support center. Payne has been volunteering with the center since retiring in August as associate dean of graduate admissions at Shippensburg (Pa.) University. She presents on-campus workshops and works individually with Wilson students to help them apply for graduate school.

Wilson College employees recognized for milestone years of service at the luncheon were:

30 years — Lawrence Brown, housekeeping department

25 years — Carole Gallagher, executive assistant to the president

20 years — Kay Ackerman, associate professor and chair of the Department of History and Political Science

15 years — José Cordova, professor of Spanish; Jean Hoover, college registrar

10 years — Karen Adams, associate professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics; Dr. George Bates, associate professor of veterinary medical technology; Patricia Beidel, associate director of admissions; Donald Kime, director of human resources; Philip Lindsay, associate professor of fine arts and head of the Humanities Division; Shelly Novak, associate athletics director; and Regina Parson, administrative office in the president's office

Five years — Laura Alleman, assistant director of admissions; Kathy Baker, associate director of admissions; Tina Freeman, accounts manager; Jacqueline Hill, financial aid counselor; Lisa Kinley, post office supervisor; Denise McDowell, director of the Wilson Fund; Cathy Mentzer, manager of media relations; Mary Ann Naso; vice president for enrollment; Lynn Newman, assistant professor of education; Julie Raulli, assistant professor of sociology; Alan Tosten, food services worker; John Tukey, director of equestrian studies; and Arlene Yetter, housekeeping department.

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