Service & Retirement Recognition Programs

2020 Service Recognition and Retirement

Special thanks and congratulations to faculty and staff who have dedicated significant years of hard work at UD! Our 2020 yearbook honors those who have reached major service milestones, from 20 to 50+ years of service and retirees. Take a look at the honorees and their memorable moments at UD.   

We hope you enjoy the 2020 Virtual Service Recognition. You make the UD experience possible and for that we are most appreciative. Congratulations and thank you for your dedication and service to the University of Delaware!

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2020 Service Recognition–5-15 Years of Service

Congratulations to the many faculty and staff who have reached important milestones in their UD careers!  Thank you for your dedication to the University.  

We hope you enjoy the 2020 Virtual Service Recognition. You make the UD experience possible and for that we are most appreciative. Congratulations and thank you for your dedication and service to the University of Delaware!

Click the college or office below for the listing of staff and faculty being recognized.

15 Years

Kevin Tritt

Daniel Watson

5 Years

Kia Anderson

Donald Cox

Brandon DeSantis

Jacob Schrum

15 Years

Elizabeth Appleby

Cinnell Clark-Tolson

Lisa Collins

 

Emmalea Ernest

Jennifer Seabrook

Christopher Williams

10 Years

Jeffrey Buler

Jeffrey Caplan

Juan Castellanos

Deborah Delaney

Tracy McMullen

Shirley Morton

Wanda Taylor

 

5 Years

Lizette Camacho

Shanshan Ding

Sara Eastwick

Tara Trammell

 

Elizabeth Tymkiw

Anna Wik

Grace Wisser

Madeline Valinski

 

15 Years

Constantin Bacuta 

Wendy Bellion 

Svilen Bobev

Frederico Cruz

William DeCoursey

Darryl Flaherty

Aaron Fichtelberg

Stefanie Hansen

Adele Hayes

Roger Hesketh

Tracy Jentzsch

Stuart Kaufman

Anna Klintsova

Jill Neitzel

Erin Sheperd

Lawrence Stomberg

David Suisman

Ivan Sun

Arcadi Usmanov

Peter Williams

Edward Winn

Sandra Wenner

10 Years

Carolyn Bartoo

Deborah Biddle

Pascha Bueno-Hansen

Nigel Caplan

Siobhan Carroll

Michelle Cirillo

Kathleen Copeland

Jonathan Cox

Christine Cucciarre

Philip Duker

Jill Flynn

Pak-Wing Fok

Timothy Fowles

Craig Gillund

Jane Graci

Mary Hansen

Amy Hicks

Samuel Isenstadt

Rosalind Johnson

Philip Jones 

James Kendra

Hannah Kim

Barret Michalec

Michael Moore

Roberta Morrione

Kaylee Olney

Christopher Raymond

Ester Riehl

Tracy Robinson

Brenda Shaffer

Jia Song

Donald Watson

Mary Watson

Sarah Wetherall

Jaqueline Wilson

5 Years

Christine Adams

Jocelyn Alcantara-Garcia

PapaNii Asare-Okai

Elizabeth Baehr

Philip Barnes

Stephanie Bassette

Lauren Breitling

Robert Bushong

Bridget Casterline

Darryl Chambers

Jack Chen

Sarah DeYoung

Jessica Dougherty

Marcia Ellis

Joel Farley

Monica Farling

Ross Fenske

Terri Goode

Meghan Graham

Deborah Hartnett

Bruce Hietbrink

James Highberger

Lisa Jaremka

Christopher Kelly

Rachel Lapp

Kathleen Licinski

Dionne Moore

Joshua Neunuebel

Maria Neunuebel

Tamara Nicol

Thomas Panter

Randall Pennington Veronique Petit

Christopher Pinkerton

Caitlin Quinn

C Robinson

E Schrader

Kimberly Sekowski

Jorge Serrano

John Shaw

Melissa Smallbrook

Sansern Somboonsong

Noel Swanson

Erin Tanner

Rebecca Usher

Amy Vazquez

Shawna Vican

Vera Vladimirova Yuanchong Wang

James Weaver

Katrina Weber

Christina Wesolek

William Wherry

Harvey White

Delice Williams

Polly Zavadivker

15 Years

Christina Callahan

10 Years

Jennifer Biddle

Mark Dobbins

Tobias Kukulka

5 Years

Kevin Beam

Aundrea DeVuono-Young

Danielle Durham

Linnea Heraty

Christopher Hughes

Paul Jackson

Neil Sturchio

Jon Swallow

Frank Wyrick

15 Years

Michelle Alequine

David Coker

Stacy Connor

James Davis

Trisha Dean

Laurie Drumm

Christine Gorowara

Myae Han

David Hannah

Amanda Jansen

Deborah Seador

10 Years

Wendy Capriotti

Alissa Cope

Kelly Freel

Susan Giancola

Rhodah Harrell

Tracy Hudson

Melissa Irwin

Alissa Cope

Kelly Freel

Susan Giancola

Rhodah Harrell

 

Tracy Hudson

Melissa Irwin

Susan Kennedy

Charlene Pepe

Imani Powell

Michelle Richards

Joy Rowe

Susan Szymanski

Sarah Yarrusso

5 Years

Caitlin Bailey

Jennifer Carrano

Bridget Duda

Christian Ferrell

Jessica Henderson

Nancy Hoffman

Lauren Illiano

Allison Karpyn

Jordan Keil

Leah Leader

Kristen Loomis

Faith Muirhead

Amy Trauth

Rachel Turner

Joshua Wilson

15 Years

L. Rechilda Alba

Tyrese Cason

Charles Garbini

Terrence Harvey

Jill Higginson

Jack Puleo

Erik Thostenson

10 Years

Ahmad Abu-Obaid

Charles Cotton

Melissa Jurist

David Martin

Mark Mirotznik

Chirag Parikh

Alan Price

Christopher Price

Kristen Scully

Teh Chen Walsh

Qinghua Wang

5 Years

Melissa Arenz

Jaysheel Bhavsar

Kimberly Bothi

Benjamin Chapman

Neilsen Garrett

Jason Gleghorn

Tonya Guy-Cardwell

Guoquan Huang

Joel Kolb

Arthi Jayaraman

 

Stephanie Law Toner 

Ann Lewandowski

Richard Martin

Elizabeth Mestro

Scott Nelson

Alaina Norvell

Michelle Pergeorelis

Christina Smoker

Matthew Toner

Bryan Youse

15 Years

Leslie Allshouse

Samuel Lee

10 Years

Sandra Elliott

Kenneth Kirschner

Kathleen Matt

Regina Porter

Tamara Wright

5 Years

Melinda Acevedo

Ashley Barnas

Thomas Buckley

Matthew Cohen

Susan Conaty-Buck

Karin Gravare Silbernagel

Andrea Grim

Carolyn Haines

Emily Hauenstein

Aquiles Iglesias

Pamela Kisala

Michele Lobo

Marian Lucas

Michael Mackenzie

Giovanna Morini

Leslie Oneill

Linda Polasko

Shelley Rust

William Seymour

Michael Smith

Sarah Smith

Joanne Thomas

David Tulsky

Daniel White

Lori Wojcik

15 Years

Srikanth Beldona

Timothy DeSchriver

Debra Dragone

Paul Laux

Vicki Rollo

Anuradha Sivaraman

Denise Waters

10 Years

Julia Bayuk

Bintong Chen

Roger Coffin

Adam Fleischhacker

Patricia Fox

Brian Greenstein

Laura Marino

Vincent Marra

Thomas Vermeer

5 Years

Laura Field

Dianne Leipold

Michele Mercurio

Louis Moffa

Julie Morin

Liying Mu

David Muir

Samantha Newell

Kurt Norder

Seonyoung Park

Shubha Patvardhan

Julianna Schubert

Zvi Schwartz

Michelle Spradling

Gregory Stewart

Yi-Lin Tsai

Nicholas Waller

Amanda Workman

15 Years

Randolph Oswald

5 Years

Kristen Baustert

Chuan Cai

15 Years

Marcia Hartline

Raymond Peters

5 Years

Kaitlyn Laws

5 Years

Andre' McMillan
 

10 Years

William Harris

Sandra Quirk

Mark Seifert

5 Years

Brandon Calitree


Christine Ljuba

Brian Miani

Christopher Niles



10 Years

Maria Judy Allarey

5 Years

April Doughty

Elizabeth Miller

15 Years

Gregory Perrine

Lauren Simione

10 Years

Dana Albrecht

Gina Frushon

Traci Peterson

Daniel Sarkissian

Lynne Sklar

5 Years

Kristin Corbett

Theodore Cournoyer

Steven Dexter

Julia Donohue

Lauren Ellis

Jamie Kiebler

Marianne Lazarski

Scott Mangieri

Kelly Prachniak

Neal Sherman

15 Years

Lisa Prescott

Cynthia Rowe

10 Years

Patricia Brown

Katherine Granfield

Edward Marsilii

Adam Moore

Daniel Reidinger

5 Years

Song Hoffman

Camille Johnson

Thomas Liddiard

Eliana Waite

Krystal Santos

John Yoo

15 Years

Larry Bickings

Jaqueline Bryant

Charles Ciafardo

Michael Crescenzo

Amy Darron

Freida Davis

John Donnigan

Thomas Griffin

Jerome Hayes

Isabel Hernandez

Michael Lagola

Peggy Lane

Edward Lang

Gregory Love

Allen McCardell

Kevin McLaughlin

Christopher Merlino

Donna Moore

Debra Pierce

Joyce Raison

Patricia Rimel

Brian Schuster

Don Smith

Andrew Urban

Julian Velasquez

10 Years

Jerry Adams

Adolf Brew

Patrick Brock

Dale Finley

Elmer Hobbs

James Jones

Jonathan Mbogo

Richard McCann

Rosario Martinez

Lee Obrien

David Sadler

Alba Salazar

John Schwander

James Smith

Christopher Thompson

David Werts

5 Years

Abito Aya-ay

Roberto Bedolla Mora

Melvin Callahan

Brittany Clark

Jennifer Clem

Ayoola Dendy

Michael Denofio

Paul Dickinson

Wayne Dorrell

Morris Foster

Victoria Gonzales

Barbara Gross-Todd

Peter Jarrett

Sarah Jones

Jonathan Keefer

Michael Kieffer

William King

Michael Lewis

James Loughran

James Maguire

Steven Manlove

Ivon Martin Del Campo

Jeffrey Matias

Eric Mayers

Charles McFall

Ibrahim Migaa

John Miller

Tamkanat Mirza

Karen Morgan

Paula Phipps

Christian Ritchie

Andre Smith

Edmond Villermaux

5 Years

Fatimah Conley

Arlene Simbulan

"Thank you, everyone, for your hard work and service to UD, especially your patience and flexibility during this unprecedented time in our community. You make the UD experience possible, and it’s a great comfort to know that you’re committed to ensuring that UD remains a safe, vibrant and world-class institution."

–President Dennis Assanis

15 Years

Paula Germack

Yin Marek

Patricia Moore

10 Years

William Barnett

Cynthia Rechsteiner

5 Years

Jennifer Ford

Andrea Majewski

Pamela Vari

15 Years

Christine Shinn

10 Years

Sheila Boyle

Jo Casapulla

Gisela McKenzie

5 Years

Angela Yang

15 Years

Colleen Hick

Kyle Martin

Nancy O’Laughlin

Nora Wallace

10 Years

Susan Costa

5 Years

Sean Barefoot

Alex Lindstrom

Lauren Maxfield

Tyrone Smith

William Totten

15 Years

Mary Donnelly

Robert Kraver

10 Years

Linda Garber

Justin Wing

5 Years

Cynthia Bailey

Erik Berthoud

Tywanda Cuffy

Jessica Deshaies

Michael Gates

John Holowka

Molly Olney-Zide

15 Years

Daniel Cutro

10 Years

Hugh Ferrill

Richard Leary

Matthew McNichol

Patrick Ogden

Donna Simpson

5 Years

Zachary Cole

Joseph Cooper

Michelle Haney

William Knightly

Christopher Moyer

Robert Reilly

Lisa Vible

15 Years

Ujjwal Das

Lisa Katzmire

10 Years

Louis DiNetta

Dave Griffith

Marlo Goss

Sean Hayes

 

Stephanie O’Leary

Christopher Thompson

5 Years

Laura Flanagan

Michele Kleinhomer

James McCracken

Julia Myers

Alok Patel

Cory Pfeffer

Jennifer Roth

Elizabeth Townsend

Yolanda Williams-Bey

15 Years

Alison Hill

Roberta Moloff

Angela Seguin

Sharon Warren

10 Years

Meaghan Davidson

Heather Kovanic

Lisa Sorantino

Jessica Spangler

5 Years

Brittany Acosta-Nijamkin

Bridget Burger

Ryan Fuller

Julie Garson

Mariamne Harrington

Nicole Hazuda

Michele Juarez-Huffaker

Jennifer Kaper

Sharon Lee

Nicole Long

Sherrylynn Pitts

15 Years

Debra Jackson

10 Years

Rose Ann Essick

5 Years

Kristen Abernethy

Kimberly Gallup

Sarah Janus

Lea Narwold

Gregory Oler

William Pearson

About the Service Recognition Program

The Service Recognition Program honors employee service to the University of Delaware at five year intervals. Employees may select from a special gift collection and are invited to a celebratory event.  

The University honors our recent retirees with a gift from the Retirement Collection and an invitation to the Service Recognition/Retirement Dinner. These events are hosted by the President's Office.

Service Recognition milestones are:

  • Recognized for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60 years of service
  • Only for benefit-eligible employees
  • Celebrated in the month of the anniversary milestone of the honorees.
  • Years of service are based only on benefited employment time
    • Student and miscellaneous wage employment do not count toward years of service
    • Unpaid breaks-in-service do not count toward the total years of service
    • Faculty sabbaticals are not breaks-in service (and count toward years of service)

Service Recognition Gifts

  • UD uses MTM Recognition to provide a wide selection of gifts for each service recognition year.
  • You will be invited to select a gift in the month that you reach a milestone year.
  • You will receive an email with a link to the online catalog from MTM Recognition.
    • Facilities & Auxiliary Services and Dining Services employees - MTM will mail a gift brochure to your home address.
  • You may select a gift from your milestone year or lower.
    • Example: When celebrating 15 years, you may select from the 15-, 10-, or 5-year collections.
  • To view the gifts available for any level, log-in to the Service Recognition Program Website. Click the Guest button and then any of the links under Your Collections.
  • Shipping of service recognition gifts is limited to U.S. locations.
  • Service Recognition selections must be made within one-year of anniversary date.

Retirement Gifts

  • UD has contracted with MTM Recognition to provide a wide selection of retirement gifts, including the much admired UD standard and rocking chairs.
  • You will receive a Retirement Collection brochure when you meet with Benefits to complete your retiree benefits enrollment. You will contact MTM Recognition directly to order your gift and provide information for any personalized item chosen.
  • Shipping of retirement gifts is limited to U.S. locations
  • Retirement gifts must be selected within one-year of retirement date.

Service and Retirement Recognition Events

  • A luncheon held annually in March or April to honor employees with 5, 10 and 15 years of service
  • A dinner held annually in May to honor employees with 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60 years of service, as well as to honor retirees from the previous 12 months. Each employee/retiree is encouraged to bring a guest.

Service Recognition Dates

Years of Service Service Dates Between Event
5 7/1/2015 and 6/30/2016 TBA
10 7/1/2010 and 6/30/2011
15 7/1/2005 and 6/30/2006
20 7/1/2000 and 6/30/2001 TBA
25 7/1/1995 and 6/30/1996
30 7/1/1990 and 6/30/1991
35 7/1/1985 and 6/30/1986
40 7/1/1980 and 6/30/1981
45 7/1/1975 and 6/30/1976
50 7/1/1970 and 6/30/1971
55 7/1/1965 and 6/30/1966
60 7/1/1960 and 6/30/1961
 
Retirees Retirement Dates Between Event
  5/1/2020 and 4/30/2021 TBA

I just had my 5 year (10, 15, etc.) anniversary. Do I get to choose a Service Recognition gift right away?

No, the Service Recognition gifts are awarded once a year. You will choose your gift in the spring.

Does my time as a student or miscellaneous wage employee count?

No, since work as a student or miscellaneous wage employee is not considered benefits-eligible employment.

I took a sabbatical leave last year. How does this affect my Service Awards eligibility?

Sabbaticals are a recognized part of faculty positions. Employees on sabbatical leave are considered as on-going employees of the University and their benefits-eligible status is maintained. Therefore, sabbatical leave is not considered a break in service for the purpose of the Service Recognition.

I am a part-time employee hired 10 (15, 20, etc.) years ago. Am I eligible to receive a 10-year (15, 20, etc.) Service Recognition, or is my time prorated?

Service Recognition is designed to recognize total length of time as a benefits-eligible University of Delaware employee, regardless of full-time equivalency. Total amount of time in a benefits-eligible position should be calculated the same: based on actual years, whether part-time, full-time, or a combination during your years of service.

I joined the University fifteen years ago, but took a one-year leave of absence. Am I still eligible for my 15 year recognition this spring?

Unpaid leaves of absence do not count towards Service Recognition.