Making Blue Go: Long-time employees recognized at annual Service Awards

October 19, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees,
David Jones, left, was honored for 55 years of service.

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Key takeaways: 

  • On Monday, 134 Michigan Medicine employees were honored for 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 or 55 years of service.
  • It was the first in-person Service Awards ceremony since the pandemic began.
  • A full list of honorees can be found below.

On Oct. 17, long-time members of the U-M and Michigan Medicine communities were honored for their career milestones at the Service Awards. 

This year’s Service Awards ceremony was held in person for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. 

The 242 honorees and their families joined together at the Jack Roth Stadium Club at Michigan Stadium to mark the occasion. Honorees and their loved ones enjoyed a catered meal, received commemorative gifts, and were invited to join in on a guided tour of the stadium.

Employees who have reached 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, and 55 years of service were recognized; 134 of the honorees were Michigan Medicine employees. 

This year’s ceremony was held at the Jack Roth Stadium Club.

Michigan Medicine Chief Human Resources Officer Dee Hunt and U-M Associate Vice President for Human Resources Rich Holcomb, Jr., spoke at the event and commented on what a remarkable achievement each of the honorees had made. 

Hunt and Holcomb recounted the many changes U-M has gone through in the last 55 years, and told the attendees how meaningful their decades of contributions have been. 

“Long-time employees shape our organization, and we are so grateful for your service,” Hunt said.

Holcomb and Hunt also recognized the spouses, partners, family members and friends who have long supported the honorees. 

“We do not get here alone and we are grateful to you for supporting our employees,” Holcomb said. 

Hunt added: “Part of my role is recruiting and finding talented people to work at Michigan Medicine. I can tell you that this kind of longevity is just not the trend anymore.”

Please scroll down to see the full list of faculty and staff celebrating milestones this year at Michigan Medicine.

  • Sunil Das, 55, years of service
  • David Jones, 55
  • Paul Lichter, 55
  • Eugene Napolitan, 55
  • Barbara Bernard Butler, 50
  • Darrell Campbell Jr, 50
  • George Curtis, 50
  • Charles Drummer, 50
  • James Leonard, 50
  • Roderick McDonald, 50
  • Shan Baker, 45
  • John Billi, 45
  • Stephanie Bowens, 45
  • Judy Connelly, 45
  • John DeLancey, 45
  • Macdonald Dick, 45
  • Charles Ellis, 45
  • Donald Foley, 45
  • Christine Gaunt, 45
  • Margaret Gnegy, 45
  • Larry Gruppen, 45
  • Lisa Hackbarth, 45
  • Ronald Holz, 45
  • Jane Juckno, 45
  • Carol Kauffman, 45
  • Mark Konkle, 45
  • Mark Mallory, 45
  • Miriam Meisler, 45
  • Brian Monaghan, 45
  • Randolph Nesse, 45
  • Dennis Ondreyka, 45
  • Bertram Pitt, 45
  • Susan Sell, 45
  • Alan Tait, 45
  • Jess Thoene, 45
  • Duwana Villemure, 45
  • Roger Albin, 40
  • Leslie Aldrich, 40
  • Elizabeth Bednarz, 40
  • Cynthia Boersma, 40
  • Cynthia Bower, 40
  • Sonja Brandon, 40
  • Thomas Chenevert, 40
  • Felix De La Iglesia, 40
  • Michael Dipietro, 40
  • Linda Drnek, 40
  • Richard Eakin, 40
  • Grace Elta, 40
  • Susan Fisher, 40
  • Janet Gilsdorf, 40
  • Michael Goldfarb, 40
  • Cherie Holodnick, 40
  • Scharlma Jackson, 40
  • Harvey Kaplan, 40
  • Teresa Keppler, 40
  • Hilary King, 40
  • Laura Kulakowski, 40
  • Chen Kuo-Vasher, 40
  • Elizabeth Maloney, 40
  • John McLelland, 40
  • Charleen Minard, 40
  • Susan Nehring, 40
  • John Nicklas, 40
  • Tana O’Lone, 40
  • Kathy O’Shea, 40
  • Elisa Ostafin, 40
  • Peggy Otto, 40
  • Anne Perez, 40
  • Renea Price, 40
  • Leslie Quint, 40
  • Rosanne Ramey, 40
  • Carol Richmond, 40
  • James Scheiman, 40
  • Sharon Sheets, 40
  • Thomas Shope, 40
  • Marlena Stephens, 40
  • Aurora Stienstra, 40
  • Janine Stoscup, 40
  • Debra Surdyk, 40
  • Maureen Thompson, 40
  • Matthew Thompson, 40
  • Rhonda Tolbert, 40
  • Alan Weder, 40
  • Elizabeth Williamson, 40
  • Olukunle Adebiyi, 35
  • Josephine Aguirre, 35
  • Neil Alexander, 35
  • Tommie Allen, 35
  • Larry Antonuk, 35
  • Sharon Badish, 35
  • Debra Baker, 35
  • Cynthia Belcher, 35
  • Christine Belt, 35
  • Yvonne Bidwell, 35
  • Angela Bishop, 35
  • Carol Boyd, 35
  • Carol Bradford, 35
  • Suzanne Bradley, 35
  • Antoinette Bragg, 35
  • Timothy Bredernitz, 35
  • Lori Brinkey, 35
  • Teresa Brown, 35
  • Nancy Burke, 35
  • Mary Caister, 35
  • Mitzi Chenault, 35
  • Cynthia Chinavare, 35
  • Joy Choiniere, 35
  • Teresa Colaianne, 35
  • Yolanda Cowan, 35
  • Beverly Craig, 35
  • Kayleen Cristman, 35
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  • Jeri Dentel, 35
  • James Dillon, 35
  • Catherine Doherty, 35
  • Michelle Donnelly, 35
  • Deidre Dorre-Fuller, 35
  • Ann Dowling, 35
  • Karen Du Long, 35
  • Phillip Duncan, 35
  • Peggy Eaton-Davis, 35
  • Stephanie Evilsizer, 35
  • Karen Facer, 35
  • Eva Feldman, 35
  • Kimberly Ficaro, 35
  • Deirdre Fidler, 35
  • Monique Fields, 35
  • Michael Fleckenstein, 35
  • Rosamund Florn, 35
  • Ruth Francis, 35
  • Kevin Freeman, 35
  • Philip Gage, 35
  • Joan Garfield-Cox, 35
  • Carla Garwood, 35
  • Robert Garypie, 35
  • James Geiger, 35
  • Mehrnaz Gharaee-Kermani, 35
  • Bruno Giordani, 35
  • Laura Giuffrida, 35
  • Earl Glenn, 35
  • Lorri Gonzalez, 35
  • Deborah Gumucio, 35
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  • Andrea Henderson, 35
  • Brenda Hill, 35
  • Daniel Hinshaw, 35
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  • Jennifer Holmes, 35
  • Laura Horwood, 35
  • Elizabeth Hughes, 35
  • Mary Ingalls, 35
  • Ali Issa, 35
  • Laura Jamnick, 35
  • Cheryl Jessie, 35
  • Angela Johnson, 35
  • Linda Jones, 35
  • Hattie Jordan, 35
  • Abishag Joubert, 35
  • John Kettley, 35
  • Michael Kilbourn, 35
  • Paul Killen, 35
  • Cheryl King, 35
  • Kerry Knous, 35
  • Tammy Knuth, 35
  • David Kohrman, 35
  • Joseph Kolars, 35
  • Denise Kurtz, 35
  • Christine Lapointe, 35
  • Theodore Lawrence, 35
  • Irving Leon, 35
  • Paula Leonard, 35
  • Carolyn Lyles, 35
  • Mary Mackie, 35
  • Suzanne Maki, 35
  • Lynne Mardeusz, 35
  • Rory Marks, 35
  • Steve Marshall, 35
  • Patricia Marten, 35
  • Steven Martin, 35
  • Elizabeth Masinda, 35
  • Debra McCloskey, 35
  • Bruce Meads, 35
  • Susan Meredith, 35
  • Julie Merz, 35
  • James Mettert, 35
  • Traci Miles, 35
  • Tamara Miller, 35
  • Linda Mitchell, 35
  • Lynette Mollo, 35
  • Teresa Murphy, 35
  • Lori Musson, 35
  • Roger Newton, 35
  • Wendy Niemi, 35
  • Michael Nowak, 35
  • Clark Nugent, 35
  • Karen Offen, 35
  • Margaret Pace, 35
  • Anthony Pardington, 35
  • Debra Paron, 35
  • Kimberly Parrish, 35
  • Frank Pawlicki, 35
  • Cynthia Peters, 35
  • Elisabeth Quint, 35
  • Valerie Raupp, 35
  • James Richardson, 35
  • Peter Roberson, 35
  • Michelle Robinson, 35
  • Machelle Robinson, 35
  • Susan Roebuck, 35
  • Virginia Rogers, 35
  • Cynthia Samoray, 35
  • Dawn Schalk, 35
  • Lesley Shafer-Smith, 35
  • Lori Shelton, 35
  • Elaine Sims, 35
  • Kevin Slay, 35
  • Patricia Sovitch, 35
  • Teresa Spiegelberg, 35
  • Valerie Stevenson, 35
  • Deborah Stout, 35
  • Scott Swanson, 35
  • Steven Telian, 35
  • Ira Trussell, 35
  • Danielle Turgeon, 35
  • Elizabeth Varadi-Ginsberg, 35
  • Carol Welsch, 35
  • Cynthia Werstein, 35
  • Della West, 35
  • Sarah Whorf, 35
  • Donna Wicker, 35
  • Elizabeth Wiggert, 35
  • Brian Williams, 35
  • John Williams, 35
  • Barbara Wilson, 35
  • Jennifer Wright, 35
  • Diane Wyse, 35
  • Richard Ziegler, 35
  • Becky Bail, 30
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  • Shari Barnett, 30
  • William Barsan, 30
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  • Rebecca Bohnett, 30
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  • Kimberly Gonzalez, 30
  • Denise Gooden-Richmond, 30
  • Mitchell Goodsitt, 30
  • Elizabeth Goodwin, 30
  • Reginald Hamilton, 30
  • Jill Hasen, 30
  • Deanne Hatton, 30
  • Kenneth Hayden, 30
  • Daniel Healy, 30
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  • Michelle Herrst, 30
  • Michele Huang, 30
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  • Denise Justice, 30
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