The UNK Retiree and Civil Service Award Luncheon will be held April 23 at noon in the HPER Gym in Cushing Coliseum. The luncheon will honor 18 retirees and approximately 90 employees with 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years of service.
Tickets are available from the UNK Human Resources Office for $6.75 by calling 865-8388.
Retirees being honored are as follows:
David Anderson began his career at KSC/UNK in 1966. Over the years, he has been promoted from an instructor to full professorship in the English Department. He was also the department chair for the English Department and the assistant vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. David has earned three degrees from the University of Northern Colorado: B.A., M.A. and Ed.D.
David’s family consists of his wife, Marilyn, and his daughters, Wendy and Amy.
Kathy Carpenter joined Kearney State College in August 1975 as the director of the Learning Center. She received her bachelor and masters degree from UNK and her Ph.D. from UNL.
Kathy has two sons, Waco and Shad.
Tom Contine came to Kearney State College in August 1987. Tom is an associate professor in the College of Education and director of Outreach for the Division of Continuing Education. Tom earned his B.S. at Louisiana State University and a Ed.D at the University of Houston.
Alice Elmore began her career at Kearney State College in 1980 as a part-time instructor. Alice earned her bachelor’s degree from Kearney State College and did graduate work at Northwestern University and Colorado State University. Alice and her late husband have two daughters, Sandra and Susan, and a son, Steve.
Joel Fie began his career at KSC/UNK in 1986. While at KSC/UNK, Joel has held the position of auto mechanic for maintenance and has been a member of the custodial staff. Joel earned an Associate of Applied Arts degree from Central Community College in Hastings.
Joel’s family consists of wife, Connie, four children, and five grandchildren.
Josee Forell began her career at KSC/UNK in 1982 as an assistant professor in the Family & Consumer Science Department. Josee received her bachelor degree from Cornell University and her masters degree and Ed.D. from UNL. Her family consists of her husband, Orville, her daughter, Valerie, and her sons, Bill and Jack.
Shirley Houston first came to KSC/UNK in 1970, but did not become a full-time instructor until the fall of 1972. She received a bachelor and masters degree from Kearney State College. Through the years Shirley has held the ranks of instructor and assistant professor. She was the coordinator of the business education program.
Shirley’s family includes her husband, Denny, and three children, Jeff, Jan, and Jim, and seven grandchildren.
James Hullinger began his career at KSC/UNK in 1985 as an assistant professor for the Speech Department. This year he is retiring as an associate professor.
Marianne Hunt began her career at KSC/UNK in 1988 as a graduate assistant in the Elementary Education Department. Over the years, Marianne has held the position of graduate assistant, instructor, coordinator of Professional Teacher Education 390 Programs, and supervisor of student teachers. Marianne earned her bachelor degree from Nebraska Wesleyan and her masters degree from Kearney State College. Marianne’s family consists of her husband, Jim, and her son, Jeffrey.
Jennie Iosty joined the KSC/UNK staff in 1989, working first in the Registrar’s Office and later for Facilities as a Staff Secretary II. Jennie’s family includes husband, Darrell, and two children, Heidi and Rodney.
Marilyn Jussel began her KSC/UNK career in 1969 as a graduate assistant in the Mathematics Department. Since then she has been an instructor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Departments and has held the ranks of assistant professor, associate professor, and professor in the Computer Science & Information Systems Department. She earned degrees from Nebraska Wesleyan University, Kearney State College, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Her family consists of her husband, Dick, her two sons, Jeffrey and Jay, and her three granddaughters, Allison, Jennifer, and Rachel.
Richard Jussel has been on the KSC/UNK faculty since 1969. Dick is a professor of English and director of the Honors Programs. He has also served as interim director of the General Studies Program. Dick earned degrees from Nebraska Wesleyan University, Colorado State College, and the University of Northern Colorado.
He and his wife, Marilyn, have two sons and three granddaughters.
Dennis Lund began his career at Kearney State College as an associate professor of Criminal Justice in the fall of 1988. He received his B.A. from Fresno State University and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University.
Dennis’ immediate family includes his wife, Virgy, and his daughter, Tina.
Charles Pickens began his career at Kearney State College in June 1960 as an instructor of Mathematics. He holds the B.S. from the University of Central Oklahoma and the M.S. and the Ed.D. from Oklahoma State University. He has been with KSC/UNK for 41 years as a mathematics professor, 15 of those years as department chair.
His family includes his wife, Beverly, two daughters, Paula and Janet, and three grandchildren.
Sam Reno began his career at KSC/UNK in 1967. Throughout these 34 years he has held the ranks of instructor through professor of Business, chaired the Business Department, and served as interim dean for the College of Business and Technology. Sam earned degrees from the University of Colorado, Adams State College, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
His family includes his wife, Ann, two daughters, Eileen and Susanne, son, Frank, and four grandchildren.
Michael Schuyler arrived at Kearney State College in 1969. During his tenure, he earned the rank of professor of History. He also was chair of the History Department, dean of the College of Natural and Social Sciences, and interim dean of the Graduate School. Mike received his bachelor degree from Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas and his masters and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.
Mike’s family includes his wife, Sue, son, Adam, daughter, Emily, and grandson, Sebastian.
Vicki Wisch came to Kearney State College in May 1986 as the admissions receptionist in the Visitor’s Center.
Vicki’s family consists of husband, Roger, daughter, Rebecca, and son, Matt.
Ken Zimmerman joined the staff at KSC/UNK in 1984 as an Instructor. Through the years he has also held the positions of Aviation Program Director and Lecturer for the College of Business and Technology. Ken received his Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s Degrees from Kearney State College and a Pre-Engineering degree from Nebraska State Teachers College. He has also earned degrees from San Jose State University and Colorado State University.
His family consists of his wife, Janice, their four children and five grandchildren.