D&E recognizes employees for service

ELKINS – Davis & Elkins College recently honored employees for 10, 15, 25 and 30 years of services during the annual All Campus Picnic. Six employees who announced their retirements this year were also recognized for their long-term dedication to the


Employees honored for years of service were: 10 years, Associate Professor of Nursing Lora Cruz and Associate Professor of Nursing Denice Reese; 15 years, Systems Administrator Jeff Wenzel; 25 years, Electrician Donald Shifflett; and 30 years, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Shankar Roy. Each received a


Retirees honored during the ceremony were: Professor of Political Science Dr. Thomas Chadwick, Administrative Assistant and Certification Analyst for the Department of Education Ann Harris, Madden Student Center Manager Brenda Kirkpatrick, Campus Postman John Kirkpatrick, Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center Dr. Peter Okun, Physical Plant Director Ron Selders and Assistant Professor of Psychology Judith Bertenthal-Smith.

Chadwick, Okun and Bertenthal-Smith were granted professor emeritus status. Each retiree was presented with a framed certificate and official Davis & Elkins College chair.

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