John Lakey, director of Human Resources, 308.865.8426

“Celebrating Excellence,” the annual retirement and service award luncheon and recognition at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, is set for Thursday, April 17.
Retiring faculty, staff and administrators will be given special recognition at the 12:30 luncheon, which will take place in the Nebraskan Student Union Ponderosa Room. Recognition of retirees is expected to take place beginning at 1:15 p.m. Tickets, which are $9.10 each, are available now through April 11 in the Finance Office located in Founders Hall. The event is open to the campus and the community.
Retirees who will be recognized at the luncheon include: Karen Atteberry, University Relations; Dr. Margaret (Peg) Camp, accounting/finance; Verna Cope, Human Resources; Jerald Fox, International Education; Kim Gronewold, biology; Judith Holoubeck, video services; John Horvath, video services; Dr. Don Kaufman, chemistry; Dr. Kenneth Mumm, Teacher Education; Dr. Charles Peek, English; Dr. Jim Roark, chemistry; Jim Rowling, library; James Rundstrom, alumni services; Dr. Donald Sluti, management; and Janice Walker, Museum of Nebraska Art.
Those being honored for years of service, listed in descending order, include:
40 Years of Service – Jack Garrison, theatre; James Rundstrom, alumni services; and David Webster, Facilities Management & Planning;
35 Years of Service – Glennis Nagel, University Relations, and Riley Oestreicher, Facilities Management & Planning;
30 Years of Service – Dr. Richard Ashman, industrial technology; Janet Beerbohm, Finance Office; Diana Keith, library; Colleen Lewis, library; and Dr. William Wozniak, psychology;
25 Years of Service –  (Shahram) Abdoulelahe Alavi-Behbahani, computer science; Sonja Darveau, Finance Office; Bruce Elder, accounting/finance; Jenny Holen, Multicultural Affairs; Richard Hunt, Residential & Greek Life; Dr. Tom Kropp, HPERLS; Darla Morris, Nebraska Safety Center; Donna Posusta, Human Resources; Dr. Robert Rycek, psychology; and Gary Schaaf, music & performing arts;
20 Years of Service – Gregory Anderson, library; Mark Brosamle, HPERLS; Linda Clark, Human Resources; Dr. James Gilbert, criminal justice; Dr. Stephen Glazier, sociology, geography & earth sciences; Eve Green, athletics; Nancy Kneen, Career Services; Dr. Ron Konecny, management; Dr. George Lawson, communication department; Dr. Peter Longo, Student Life; Dr. Phyllis Markussen, family studies; Janet Mitchell, Graduate Studies & Research; Dr. Donald Morgan, accounting/finance; Sheila Scott, Public Safety; Dr. Samuel Umland, English; Janet Wilke, library; and Glenda Wilson, library;
15 Years of Service – Dr. John Anderson, political science; Dr. Ruth Brown, communication department; Marcia Burman, Fine Arts & Humanities; Lonnie Baxter, chemistry; Dr. Joseph Carlson, criminal justice; Tim Danube, student union; Dee Ellingson, psychology; Marcia Gugelman, student union; Dr. Nanette Hogg, communication department; Dr. Martha Kruse, English; Debby Maire, art & art history; Margaret McCollough, Teacher Education; Maureen Miller, Admissions; Billy Rayburn, Sponsored Programs; Patricia Rivera, Facilities Management & Planning; Richard Schuessler, art & art history; Stephen Slominski, Business Services; Dr. Gail Zeller, Academic Success;
10 Years of Service – Toby Badura, Facilities Management & Planning; Jolene Berg, Finance Office; Dr. Kurt Borchard, sociology, geography & earth science; Cheryl Bressington, EO/Affirmative Action; Rich Brodersen, Athletics; Charlene Copple, counseling; Dr. John Damon, English; Cherie DeFreece, modern languages; Paula Fuestman, Finance/Accounts Payable; Amy German, Academic Advising; Brandon Hammond, Information Technology Services; Dr. Patricia Hoehner, educational administration; Dr. David Hof, counseling & school psychology, Michael Jensen, library; Matthew Johnson, Financial Aid; Dr. William Jurma, Fine Arts & Humanities; Christie Kneher, Residential & Greek Life; Eric Larson, Facilities Management & Planning; Dr. Joan Lewis, teacher education; Lisa Neal, Institutional Research; Dusty Newton, Admissions; Daniel Rookstool, Facilities Management & Planning; Steven Dean Walker, Information Technology Services; and Clayton Willis, Facilities Management & Planning.