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2020 Faculty and Staff Chapel and Service Awards

2020 Faculty and Staff Chapel and Service Awards

    08.26.20 | Employees

    Southern Wesleyan University faculty and staff take communion during an annual Faculty and Staff Chapel and Service Awards Program, held Aug. 21 at the campus in Central.

    Faculty and staff members were honored for their years of service Aug. 21 in Newton Hobson Auditorium. The annual awards program is organized by SWU’s offices of Human Resources and Spiritual Life.

    5 Years: (First Row) Dr. Lynn Brown-Bulloch, professor of business associate dean of the School of Business and RN to BSN Nursing program; Dr. Raul Chavez-Negrete, associate professor of business; Dr. Joe Crosby, assistant professor of recreation and sport management; Laura Hedden, administrative assistant for spiritual life; (Second Row) Dr. Patty Hovis, associate professor of exercise science; Amy Jarrett, administrative assistant to the president; Jody Kelley, LMS administrative support specialist; Dr. August Lee, assistant professor of finance; (Third Row) Joey Maxon, head men’s and women’s golf coach; Kaitlin Messick, auxiliary enterprises manager; Ellen Pate, assistant vice president for student wellness and career development; Tony Payne, associate vice president for development; (Fourth Row) Jason Reese, academic success coach; Patrice Shearin, associate professor of physical education; David Slabaugh, assistant VP for admissions; and Dr. Tonya Strickland, executive director of student learning.

    10 Years: (From Left) Brice Bickel, director of retention and data analytics; Lisa Corbin, assistant director of institutional research and reporting; John Davis, head women’s basketball coach; and Dr. Debra Eischen, associate professor of business.

    15 Years: (From Left) Mary Andrews, operations manager; Brittany Bickel, director of Conference Services; and Dr. Michael Keaton, associate professor of history.

    20 Years: (From Left) Rhonda Bracken, accounts payable clerk; Greg Day, associate professor of music and director of instrumental ensemble; Ryan Garrett, security specialist and network administrator; and Paula Hodges, student accounts representative II.

    Left: 25 Years: Paul Schleifer, professor of English; Right: 30 Years: Rev. Ken Dill, associate vice president for Spiritual Life and university chaplain.

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