FHU Recognizes Faculty, Staff for Years of Service
In recognition of their years of service, Freed-Hardeman University President Joe Wiley presented fifty faculty and staff members with service awards at the faculty-staff conference August 23, 2011. Awards were presented to those serving from five to forty years.
Sixteen employees were honored for five years of service to Freed-Hardeman: Lona Bolton, registered nurse for the university clinic; Sarah Burns, instructor in music; Ken Cargile, campus physician; Ryan Fraser, instructor in counseling; Paula Lewis, technical services supervisor; Chris McConnell, customer service representative for the university bookstore; Dave Phillips, adjunct professor in graduate programs; Jonathan Ray, programmer for information technology; Diane Simmons, administrative assistant and graduation coordinator; Mark Steiner, assistant professor of management; Monte Tatom, director of Quality Enhancement Program; Rhonda Thompson, instructor in Spanish; Laquita Thompson, assistant professor of art; Diane Tucker, residence hall supervisor; Janice Turner, sales, service and cashier for the university bookstore; Tom Vickery, assistant to dean of students.
Nine employees were honored for ten years of service to Freed-Hardeman: Frank Bradford, director of Mid-South Youth Camp; Carole Childers, switchboard operator for student services; Kevin Davis, regional developmental director for university advancement; Jason Elliott, soccer coach; Russell Epperson, former director of human resources and purchasing; Glen Henton, director of missions and instructor of Bible and missions; Tonya Hyde, administrative assistant for advancement; Sherry Thompson, lecturer in fine arts; John Wilson, technology librarian.
Nine employees were honored for fifteen years of service to FHU: Mark Blackwelder, director of graduate studies in Bible and associate professor of Bible and of missions; Angie Burns, audiovisual cataloguing assistant; Anthony Buttrum, loan specialist for financial aid; Brian Butterfield, chair of the Department of Biology, director of the research center and professor of biology; Dave Clouse, vice president for university advancement; John McLaughlin, chair of the Department of Communication and Literature and associate professor of English; David Newberry, assistant vice president for development; Gene Reeves, associate professor of special education; Cliff Thompson, director of theatre and professor of theatre.
Six employees were honored for twenty years of service to Freed-Hardeman: Judy Beene, enrollment assistant for admissions; Marie Johnson, assistant professor of special education; Rhonda Jones, administrative assistant for the School of Education; Sam Jones, vice president of spiritual development; Bo Miller, associate professor of education; and Keith Smith, dean of the School of Business and professor of accounting.
Three employees were honored for twenty-five years of service to Freed-Hardeman: Mike McCutchen, athletic director and director of athletic advancement; Judy McKenzie, associate professor of accounting; Carol Waymire, associate professor of education. Bo Miller, associate professor of education; Keith Smith, dean of the School of Business.
Four employees were honored for thirty years of service to Freed-Hardeman: Ralph Gilmore, professor of Bible and philosophy; Sherry Jennette, cataloguing librarian and associate professor of library services; Jim Maxwell, lecturer in arts and humanities; David Novak, video and voice systems administrator.
Two employees were honored for thirty-five years of service to Freed-Hardeman University: Debbie Cone, payroll benefits manager; Tony Kirk, interim chair of the Department of Health and Human Performance.
The final honoree was Roy Sharp, professor of Bible. Sharp has been a faculty member at Freed-Hardeman University for forty years.