Service & Retirement Recognition Programs

Service and Recognition Tool Kit

Welcome to our virtual recognition tool kit, provided by Human Resources to help you celebrate the great work and many contributions of our colleagues.

Each year, the University honors employees who are celebrating five, 10 and 15 years of service; individuals celebrating milestones over 20 years; and, of course, retirees.

Here you will find many ways to salute your colleagues and direct reports and to applaud them for a job well done.  

PDF template Milestone Service Recognition

PDF template Milestone Service Recognition and Retirement

Directions: Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat Professional, go to tools, select edit PDF, select the area you would like to personalize and type your text. Save the PDF to your PC; you can choose to print the letter or attach the letter to an email and send to the recipient.

 

Download the Power Point Template and customize for your recipient. Save the slide show to your PC and share with your recipients.

PPT Slide Show

  • Host a Zoom Recognition Event
  • Announce Employee Milestones during team meetings
  • Post on Your Social Media Channel using #WorkingAtUD

2021 Service Recognition and Retirement

Special thanks and congratulations to faculty and staff who have dedicated significant years of hard work at UD! Our 2021 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 2021 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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2021 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 2021 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

Ian Hennessy

Anthony Middlebrooks

Kelly Sherretz

10 Years

Adam Jines

Christine Mangat

Patricia Post

Fredrick Thompson

Rolf van de Kerkhof

5 Years

Tayler Dean

Noah Fossner

Christine Hill

Martin Ingelsby

Jennifer Judy

Pablo Marmolejo

Corey Mc Crae

Jordan McKee

William Phillips

Patrick Rogers

Samantha Shivock

Peter Stevens

Dana Wilson

15 Years

Harsh Bais

Lindsay Hughes

Shreeram Inamdar

Brian Kunkel

Katherine Lyons

David Mitchell

Daniel Severson

W Shriver

Norris Waller

Cory Whaley

10 Years

Wayne Bartsch

Susan Biddle

Deb Jaisi

Karen Johnston

Hong Li

Kyle McCarthy

Vinay Nagarajan

Melinda Shaw

Fontella Taylor

5 Years

Ryan Arsenault

Ozlem Batan

Amy Biddle

Serena Conner

Mary Edwards

Barbra Ferrell

Kaitlin Klair

Nancy Mears

Kimberly Moore

Nanette Olmeda-Miro

Leah Palm-Forster

Jing Qiu

15 Years

Deborah Alvarez

Walton Babich

Deborah Bieler

Jane Branden

Diane Clark

Rafael Delgado Guana

Zhiyin Dong

John Famiglietti

Peter Georgopulos

Carla Guerron-Montero

Philippe Guyenne

Muqtedar Khan

Aaron Kupchik

Jean-Philippe Laurenceau

Dora Marin

Bernard McKenna

Thomas Palmer

Brian Peasnall

Victor Perez

Nadya Pincus

Thomas Powers

Vimalin Rujivacharakul

Christopher Sanger

Edgard Sankara

Michael Shay

Chung-min Tu

Robin Underhill

10 Years

Noel Archambeault

Karen Asenavage

Chantelle Batson

Eleanora Bell

Kimberly Clark

Duane Cottrell

Iain Crawford

Philip Gentry

Alenka Hlousek-Radojcic

Tracey Holden

Kenneth Hyde

Cheri Jones

April Kendra

Eui Jung Kim

Daniel Kinderman

Edward Lyman

Lorraine Mayhew

Alexander McKee

Giorgio Melloni

Jennifer Naccarelli Reese

Miao-Jung Yvonne Ou

Phillip Penix-Tadsen

Ramnarayan Rawat

Joel Rosenthal

Eric Roth

Tania Roth

Nicole Servais

Susan Sherry

Lydia Timmins

Bruce Tychinski

Susan Walton

Donna Woulfe

5 Years

John Alt

Anna Atkinson

Scott Bacon

Benjamin Bagozzi

Karen Beeson

Elizabeth Bornemann

Kathleen Burke

Kathryn Burke

Daytonia Campbell

William Chain

Leslie Connery

Amanda Costello

Susan Dziombak

Vickie Fedele

Jeanine Feltner

Mahya Ghandehari

Adriana Gorea

Dominique Guillot

Jason Hill

Jessica Horton

Cecilia Kelly

Ariadne Lopez

Sheng Lu

Pierre-Simon Mangeard

Amy McCormick

Amanda McGinty

Ryan McGinty

Melvin Mendoza

Angela Miller

Lori Moss

Lori Nesnow

Traci Parman

Wakako Pennington

Ruwida Ramadan

MariaJose Riera

Douglas Rizzolo

Theresa Slusser

Andre Smith

Amanda Spaanstra

Sarah Wasserman

Christienne Woods

Nicole Young

15 Years

Michael O'Neal

Jaime Tomlinson

Arthur Trembanis

Dana Veron

10 Years

Christopher Petrone

Matthew Shatley

Adam Thomas

Joanna York

5 Years

Janice Brown

Mojisola KunleDare

Carlos Moffat Varas

Lindsay Naylor

Royce Robbins

Jessica Warren

15 Years

Robin Crawford

Steven Eidelman

Judith MacBride

Brenda Radziewicz

Kristen Ritchey

Tonilynn Thomas

Deborah Torbert

Sandra Walls

10 Years

Kelly Davis

Brian Freedman

Chevelloni Harrell

Jason Hustedt

Francis Livoy

Victoria McHugh

Dorit Radnai-Griffin

Elizabeth Soslau

Alison Travers

Deborah Ziomek

5 Years

Jill Bathon

Nicholas Bell

Colleen Bialecki

Amy Brown

Amanda Deaver

Jeffrey Klein

Staci Lewis

Erica Litke

Jeffrey Lykens

Jessica Peace

Alexandra Thornton

Tara Tracy

15 Years

Thomas Epps

Samantha Fowle

Xinqiao Jia

Jennifer McConnell

Sue McNeil

Christine Reoli

Michele Schwander

Liyun Wang

10 Years

Michele Brown

Wilfred Chen

Sanjib Chowdhury

Deavon Church

James Clause

Weihua Deng

Heather Gordon

Feng Jiao

Wendy Jordan

April Kloxin

Christopher Kloxin

Xin Lu

Julia Maresca

Ioannis Poulakakis

Robert Schmidt

Hagit Shatkay-Reshef

Yuqi Wang

Chengmo Yang

5 Years

Sujata Bhatia

Kenneth Bright

Sunita Chandrasekaran

Julie Ehmann

Joshua Enszer

Kristin Halberg

Md Hossain

Anderson Janotti

Curtis Johnson

Andreas Malikopoulos

Susana Marujo Teixeira

Lena Mashayekhy

Andrew Novocin

Sarah Rooney

Vicki Rydlewski

Fabrizio Sergi

Zhenhuan Zhang

15 Years

Sandra Baker

David Edwards

Diane Rudolphi

Heidi Skopowski

Charles Swanik

Maria Taylor

Heather Walters

10 Years

Trudy Appleby

Anthony Carroll

Ingrid Hansen

Anja Leefeldt

John Soltys

LaVonne Sumler

Jillian Trabulsi

Nancy Wick

Samuel Wilson

Jeanne Wojnarowski

Ellen Wruble

5 Years

Samantha Bachman

Esther Biswas

Barry Bodt

Sharon Collison

Andrea Cunha

Scott Fenstermacher

Mari Griffioen

Nancy Johnson

Laura Lessard

Emily Lodyga

Marc Lodyga

Regina McCann

Freda Patterson

Shannon Robson

Guy Scotolati

Jerome Slotkin

Jacqueline Truluck

Kristin Wiens

Melissa Witman

15 Years

Lisa Berry

Jinwei Cao

Wendy Holmes

Eileen Sklodowski

Jorge Soares

10 Years

Kamile Basoglu

Ruma Beldona

Barbara Cullis

Patricia Dooling

Olga Gorbachev

Wenche Pyle

Cindy Walkusky

Jung Eun Yoo

5 Years

Sabrin Beg

Kathryn Berkow

Bishakha Choudhuri

Amanda Convery

Vincent DiFelice

Kyle Emich

Xiao Fang

Gary Field

Jing He

Geraldine Melascaglia

Stephen Roberts

Adam Sexton

Desmond Toohey

Gang Wang

Fei Xie

5 Years

Dennis Assanis

Adam Foley

Rachel Garcia

April Howarth

Kathleen Piazza

Elizabeth Reed

Cynthia Yurkovich

10 Years

Katie Holden

Catherine Morrissey

10 Years

Naomi Nash

5 Years

Meghan Gladle

Margaret Marcozzi

Rachael Selway

15 Years

Kevin McSweeney

10 Years

Michael Gladle

5 Years

Dean Reese

10 Years

Artika Casini

Evan Krape

Karen Roberts

5 Years

Peter Bothum

Sarah Goldfarb Weeden

Dante LaPenta

Eric Ruth

15 Years

Barbara Carrig

Stacey Muzzi

Jeffery Williams

10 Years

Leslie Lundgaard

Ruth Rosenberg

5 Years

Brenda Lee De Santis-Weest

Dawn Fielding

Jenny Fredericks

John Hornby

Maureen Martin

Heidi McDonough

Michael Miller

Todd Mittelmeier

Karie O'Neill

Daniel Rogalski

Kathleen Rumford

Kelly Saylor

Christine Serio-Shively

Margaret Tallman

Lucas Vollherbst

Diane Wikso

15 Years

Stephan Foster

10 Years

Sarah Ashley

Tracey Bauernschmidt

Jacqueline Bender

Nathan Franklin

Daniel Hoy

John Keys

Carolyn Reynolds

Diane Smith

Sharon Wilson

5 Years

Katelyn Derr

Michael Fennell

Calyce Magee

15 Years

Maria Azocar

David Bunel

Kristine Carter

Allen Earl

Boniface Gachiri

Yu Hogg

Thomas Jones

Mary Keyser

Patricia Peters

Denise Petrella

John Swartz

Benjamin Toole

Roger Uhline

Darryl Wilkerson

Shi Xin You

10 Years

Shawn Biddle

Thomas Botwright

Ronald Brozek

Felice Cook

Terry Costanzo

Matthew Darron

Kyle Dempsey

Joshua Hildebrandt

Willie Howze

Christy Kettner

Peter Krawchyk

Leonardo Lopez

Joseph Petrucci

Vejsuwan Phommachanh

Jenny Roland

James Shuler

Alan Wilson

5 Years

Juliet Baylis

Michael Czerepak

Theresa DeBoard

Katie Figuereo-Mateo

Ronald Johnson

Dwayne Kisner

Robert Mullen

Anthony Musto

Michael Nesmith

Mondeario Pinckney

Hildreth Rutor

Roberto Siochi

Sean Surer

Tracey Turnbull

Reginald Walls

Daniel Walters

15 Years

Bradley Yops

10 Years

Laure Ergin

Alicia Walker

"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

Cynthia Dolan

George Irvine

10 Years

Michael Alexo

Sherrie Fauvelle

Nora Zelluk

5 Years

Patricia Allen

Cindy King

Shaun Sutherell

Kathryn Toole

Thomas Walsh

Vic Wang

15 Years

Teresa Doggett

10 Years

Younes Haboussi

Katherine Hutchison

5 Years

Amanda Boone

Cyndi Connelly

Madelynn Mickle

Maria Pellicone

15 Years

Christopher Chandler

Laura Deschere

Jeffrey Frey

Madhuri Surampudy

10 Years

Andrew Brett

James Cannon

Christopher Martin

Christopher McCurdy

Brian McMahon

Stephanie Pickering

5 Years

John Daly

Srinivasa Garlapati

Mu He

Anthony Ianozi

Jeremy Mahieu

Olena Smith

Paul Williams

15 Years

Jaime Margalotti

Mark Murphy

Vicky White

10 Years

Ann Cochrane

Alexander Johnston

5 Years

John Haupt

Lauren Wallis

10 Years

Nancy Dornstauder

Richard Mantici

5 Years

Jeffrey Evans

Marc Glenn

Kellie Melba

Susan Oliver

Jason Pires

15 Years

Denise Bierlein

Stavros Caratzoulas

Eric Garrison

Jill Vamos

Darnell Vaughan

10 Years

Angela Anderson

David Baldini

Leigh Botner

Karol Miaskiewicz

Lie Min

Dana Reece

Marta Rosario

Olga Shevchenko

Sharon Stewart

5 Years

Jane Diehl

Alexander Duarte

Mary Ford

Angela Giliberti

Shyan-Tzong Horng

Clarissa Roth

Sunitha Sadula

Tracy Walsh

15 Years

Patricia Eklund

Kimberly Feldmann

Purnella Scott

10 Years

Nigel Brown

Adam Cantley

Gabriela Coleman

Jessica Estok

Laura Gleason

Casey Impagliazzo

Jenifer Laird

Susan Luchey

Jose-Luis Riera

Robina Lynn Sydnor

Danielle Wenzel

5 Years

Joseph Bozzo

Lori Duhamell

Nathan Elton

Joshua Frattali

Kelly Frick

Emily Holcroft

Matthew McMahon

Kathleen Parlamenti

Logan Penna

Travis Pocta

Debbie Rhodunda

Amber Ridgeway

Joanne Sampson

Jennifer Ulizio

Cara White

Tracy Willman

Lillie Wilson

15 Years

Lea Asti

Lisa Kelly

10 Years

Lowan Dixon

5 Years

Dale Fleetwood

Raymond Hamelin

Robert Jung

Carrie Sewell

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

To be announced.

Service Recognition Dates

Years of Service Service Dates Between Event
5 7/1/2016 and 6/30/2017 TBA
10 7/1/2011 and 6/30/2012
15 7/1/2006 and 6/30/2007
20 7/1/2001 and 6/30/2002 TBA
25 7/1/1996 and 6/30/1997
30 7/1/1991 and 6/30/1992
35 7/1/1986and 6/30/1987
40 7/1/1981 and 6/30/1982
45 7/1/1976 and 6/30/1977
50 7/1/1971 and 6/30/1972
55 7/1/1966 and 6/30/1967
60 7/1/1961 and 6/30/1962
 
Retirees Retirement Dates Between Event
  5/1/2021 and 4/30/2022 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.