UNK- The annual Celebrating Excellence luncheon at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will take place April 20 at the Nebraskan Student Union Ponderosa Room. Twenty-five university retirees will be honored, and awards for years of service to UNK will be presented as well.

Tickets for the luncheon that is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. are $6.25, and the public is invited to attend. To purchase tickets, contact the UNK Business and Finance Office at (308) 865-8205.

Retirees from the 1999-2000 academic year to be honored at the luncheon and their respective departments are Barbara Hueftle Avery, art; Betty Becker-Thye, modern languages; L. Claire Boroff, health/physical education/recreation and athletics; Roger L. Carlson, elementary education and physics; Victor Cervantes, facilities/custodial; Richard Detsch, modern languages; Louise A. Erpelding, Residential and Greek Life; Marvin E. Glasser, physics/physical science; Donald L. Hanneman, Residential and Greek Life; Ronald Mackrill, facilities/custodial; Gayle Moravec, biology; Larry D. Peterson, art; Ruth A. Pigott, sociology; Vernon L. Plambeck, English; Nancy M. Ragains, Learning Center; Rena B. Schmidt, University Foundation; Raymond W. Schultze, art; Philip A. Shade, accounting/finance; Beverly Shoemaker, facilities/custodial; Arnold Sivils, music/performing arts; Bruce Weston Stewart, math; Howard Strong, facilities/maintenance; Larry D. Theye, management/marketing; Marvin Williams, biology; Ann E. Young, history.

Service Awards will be given to the following employees.

40 years Charles Pickens, math/statistics.

35 years Raymond Schultze, art; Arnold Sivils, music/performing arts; Ann Young, history; Robert Young, accounting/finance.

30 years Roger Carlson, elementary education/physics; Jess Enns, sociology; Marvin Glasser, physics/physical science; Mary Jane Moorehouse, health/physical education/recreation; Terry Renner, health/physical education/recreation.

25 years Karen Atteberry, University Relations; Gordon Bennett, geography/earth science; Richard Bringleson, College Park; Kathy Carpenter, Learning Center; R. David Clark, chemistry; Kent Estes, counseling/school psychology; Jerald Fox, international education; Darrel Jensen, Nebraska Safety Center; Mary Jo Morrow, communication disorders; James Rowling, libraries; Jane Sheldon, business services.

20 years Elaine Batenhorst, professional teacher education; Verna Cope, human resources; Dannien Jones, natural and social sciences; Anita Kucera, Residential and Greek Life; Sharon Mason, libraries; Sherry Morrow, Nebraska Safety Center; Deborah Schroeder, computer services; Frederick Will, heating/ventilation/air conditioning.

15 years Donald Carpenter, computer science and information systems; Karin Covalt, Academic Affairs; Leonard Holzinger, facilities; James Hullinger, communications; Daniel Kutsch, facilities; Jo Ann Ludden, budget office; Bonnie Mumm, Business and Finance; Donald Niemann, math/statistics; Colleen Parmenter, business services; Edgar Scantling, III, health/physical education/recreation; Connie Schriner, Residential and Greek Life; Donna Walker, Nebraskan Student Union; Naomi Whitcomb, family/consumer sciences; Beverly Williams, business administration/finance; Kennard Zimmerman, management/marketing.

10 years Leiton Anderson, facilities/maintenance; Carla Brush, Chancellor’s Office; Judy Buhlke, Residential and Greek Life; Kevin Byrd, psychology; Jeanne Chamberlin, computer science and information systems; David Croissant, facilities/custodial; Beverly Curry, family/consumer sciences; Jeanne Cutler, Academic Affairs; Mary Daake, Academic Advising; Cecelia Davis, counseling/school psychology; Gerald Davis, music/performing arts; James German, history; Dee Goedert, libraries; Ray Hansen, facilities/custodial; Linda Jorgensen, art/art history; Sandra Lebsack, management/marketing; Bernard Lyons, Jr., Residential and Greek Life; Richard Miller, psychology; Dorothy Nutter, graduate studies and research; Larry Russell, Residential and Greek Life; Beverly Shoemaker, facilities/custodial; Douglas Simmons, facilities; Judy Spellman, enrollment services; Judy Spivey, communications; Theresa Wadkins, psychology; Sharon Youngberg, libraries.