Quinquennial Awards To Recognize Service to Hartwick

November 20, 2009

Hartwick College will host its 2009 Quinquennial Awards Celebration at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9 in Stack Lounge, Dewar Union. The annual event recognizes milestones in faculty and staff service to the College.

Those scheduled to be honored this year include:

Five Years of Service

  • Cara Nichols, Associate Director of Admissions
  • Gary Burlew Jr., Instructor in Technical Theatre
  • Ann Burgin, Men's & Women's Diving Coach
  • Kathleen Traynor, Administrative Assistant - Admissions
  • Min Chung, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Jason Antrosio, Associate Professor of Anthropology
  • David Griffing, Associate Professor of Geology and Environmental Sciences
  • Dereck Treadwell, Head Men's & Women's Cross Country/Track & Field Coach
  • Allison Green, Director Leadership Development and Greek Life
  • Rachel Cobstill, Administrative Assistant to the Cenenter for Experiential & Integrative Learning
  • Dan Morse, Program Coordinator for the Pine Lake Environmental Campus
  • Adrienne Gohde, Art Department Technical Assistant
  • Brent Beadle, Aramark Food Services
  • Dale Harp, Aramark Food Services
  • Kathleen Wenck, Aramark Food Services- Office Supervisor
  • Meg Shivers, Aramark Food Services- Catering Manager
  • Preston Spathelf, Aramark Food Services
  • Tammy Barriger, Aramark Facilities
  • Patricia Terry, Aramark Facilities
  • Victor Umbach, Aramark Facilities

10 Years of Service

  • Suzanne Gaynor, Director of Training and Faculty Technology Support
  • Nancy Martin-Mathewson, Business Manager - The Yager Museum of Art & Culture
  • Kathleen Bentley, Associate Registrar
  • Marianne Poteet, Development Assistant
  • Mark Wolff, Associate Professor of French
  • Susan Navarette, Professor of English
  • Lisle Dalton, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
  • Laurel Elder, Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Esperanza Roncero, Associate Professor of Spanish
  • Eric Johnson, Associate Professor of Geology
  • Elisabeth Smith, Head Equestrian Coach
  • Laura Malloy, Professor of Biology
  • Sharon Conrow, Operations Specialist
  • William Bjorness, Head Men's Lacrosse Coach
  • Cindy Smith, Aramark Facilities
  • Kurt Sheldon, Aramark Facilities - Custodial Manager

15 Years of Service

  • David Clapp, Supervisor of Campus Security & Safety
  • Stephanie Brunetta, Web Content Manager
  • Brooke Chilson, Sales Manager in Hartwick Humanities in Management Institute
  • Ann Carman, Assistant Director of Advancement Services
  • Gary Robinson, Director of Counseling Services
  • Michael Woost, Professor of Anthropology
  • Lori Collins-Hall, Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Allen Crooker Jr., Associate Professor of Biology
  • Gerri Haan, Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Student Life
  • Nancy Lehtonen, Director of Financial Management Services and Controller
  • Tammy Babcock, Executive Assistant to the President
  • Mary Wrench, Aramark Food Services
  • Steve West, Aramark Facilities
  • Ken Stiles, Aramark Facilities
  • Linda Robinson, Aramark Facilities
  • Ana Albu, Aramark Facilities

20 Years of Service

  • Lynnette Hitchcock, Director of Telecommunications & Document Management Services
  • Sally Leonard, Nurse
  • Priscilla Wightman, CPA, Associate Professor of Accounting
  • Kim Noling, Professor of English
  • Stanley Sessions, Professor of Biology
  • Robert Hunt, Technical Assistant in Biology

25 Years of Service

  • Kathleen Beach, Director of Publications
  • Elanor Spranger, Circulation & Reserves Specialist
  • Peter Wallace, Professor of History
  • Charlie Whitmore, Aramark Facilities

30 Years of Service

  • Mary Vanderlaan, Professor of Political Science
  • Michael Syron, Security Officer

35 Years of Service

  • Kathleen Amatucci, Secretary, Office of Academic Affairs
  • Gary Stevens, Professor of Mathematics
  • Ronald Brzenk, Professor of Mathematics
  • Robert Titus, Professor of Geology
  • Peter Gage, Aramark Facilities

40 Years of Service

  • Betty Powell, Assistant Director of Athletics
  • Constance Losie, Technical Services Assistant

Those attending the ceremony are asked to RSVP by December 1 to Jennifer Brislin at 607-31-4315 or e-mail

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,480 students, located in Oneonta, NY in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum merges traditional liberal arts study, personalized teaching, and experiential learning approaches to emphasize Connecting the Classroom to the World. Add to that a wide range of off-campus internships, collaborative research, study-abroad opportunities, and a unique January Term, and Hartwick prepares students for the world ahead. Strong financial aid and scholarship programs keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Christopher Lott
Phone: 607-431-4030