Slideshow: 2017 Employee Awards

By Kevin O'Connor
Posted April 28, 2017

Slideshow: 2017 Employee Awards

At the Employee Awards event on April 14, awards were given to employees of the university for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of service. See below for photos and details about each recipient.

Awards are also given for several categories of outstanding service. Recipients were nominated by their colleagues based on their accomplishments and efforts in their departments.

Stanley Hatcher, College of Individualized Studies – Academic Advisor

Stanley is a highly respected advising professional who nurtures relationships by interacting with a broad spectrum of university colleagues and students; and, not to mention his humorous/playful demeanor which makes him an absolute joy to work with. His perseverance and pain-staking efforts with students continues to impress his colleagues across Metropolitan State University. His in-depth knowledge of the University’s curriculum, policies, and resources is very valuable to those he serves and enriches the quality of the student’s advising/learning experience.

Stanley is excellent in demonstrating intellectual competence and personal understanding. He is the go-to person for CIS advisees who come from families who are the first to attend college; they seek him out because of his intellect, strong interpersonal skills, and his nurturing as he guides them through the maze of academia. No student is ever turned away, he always responds with a “can do” attitude toward students, he is always ready and willing to help answer or solve a problem even at 5:00 p.m. when the student shows up at his door. He is very hardworking, sincere and dedicated towards his responsibilities to students while maintaining a cool, calm and collective demeanor.

Valerie Geaither, Faculty Anti-Racism Legacy Award

Valerie has been unwavering in her commitment to challenge institutional racism at Metropolitan State and has demonstrated leadership by currently serving as co-chair of the Anti-Racism Leadership Team, being a member of the Anti-Racism Leadership Team for several years, the 2011 Campus Climate Report and Presentation Team, and Racial Issues Graduation Requirement Task Force that proposed the new requirement and developed the criteria that gained Faculty Council approval.

Valerie’s community involvement includes:

  • Member and national representative, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance
  • Member of Afro-Eco Environmental group
  • Co-chair, Minneapolis National Council of Negro women chapter
President Ginny Arthur President Ginny Arthur Derrick Crim Derrick Crim Rosa Fagundes and Rene Antrop-Gonzalez Rosa Fagundes and Rene Antrop-Gonzalez Jill Beaulieu-Wilkie Jill Beaulieu-Wilkie Craig Morris Craig Morris Dina Inderlee, Coordinator of Academic Operations and Employee Recognition Committee Member (presented the Employee Service Awards) Dina Inderlee, Coordinator of Academic Operations and Employee Recognition Committee Member (presented the Employee Service Awards) Deb Gehrke Deb Gehrke DSC01723President Ginny Arthur and Student Worker Supreme Fuki Yang President Ginny Arthur and Student Worker Supreme Fuki Yang The Outstanding Financial Management Performers: Tina Dahlgren, Sodany Chantes, President Arthur, Khatija Khan, Pauline LaDoux The Outstanding Financial Management Performers: Tina Dahlgren, Sodany Chantes, President Arthur, Khatija Khan, Pauline LaDoux IMG_6942IMG_6941IMG_6939IMG_6932IMG_6928IMG_6925Rosa Fagundes, Nicholas Hartlep (recipient of the Community Engaged Scholarship Award), President Arthur, Rene Antrop-Gonzalez Rosa Fagundes, Nicholas Hartlep (recipient of the Community Engaged Scholarship Award), President Arthur, Rene Antrop-Gonzalez Anti-Racism Legacy Award recipient: Valerie Geaither Anti-Racism Legacy Award recipient: Valerie Geaither IMG_6919Susan Rydell Susan Rydell Jill Beaulieu-Wilkie Jill Beaulieu-Wilkie 30 year employees: Maythee Kantar, Lorri Skwira, President Arthur, Phil Bell 30 year employees: Maythee Kantar, Lorri Skwira, President Arthur, Phil Bell 20 year employees: Jigang Liu, Michael Green, Shirlesia Dembley, Kimberly Smith, Sherry Wondra, Cindy Bourke 20 year employees: Jigang Liu, Michael Green, Shirlesia Dembley, Kimberly Smith, Sherry Wondra, Cindy Bourke 15 year employees: Christina Gevara, Jean Alaspa, Heidi Frankard, Rosa Fagundes, Lavina Wagner, Larry Gottschalk, President Arthur 15 year employees: Christina Gevara, Jean Alaspa, Heidi Frankard, Rosa Fagundes, Lavina Wagner, Larry Gottschalk, President Arthur IMG_689610 year employees: Brian Goodroad, Lynn Iverson-Eyestone, Joyce Paxton, Stanley Hatcher, Samantha Salin, Deborah Tix, President Arthur 10 year employees: Brian Goodroad, Lynn Iverson-Eyestone, Joyce Paxton, Stanley Hatcher, Samantha Salin, Deborah Tix, President Arthur 5 year employees: (first row) Nicole Arvidson, Sodany Chantes, Roberta (Bobbie) Anderson, Elise Hanson, Khatija Khan, President Ginny Arthur, Wei Wei, Meiko Yang (second row) Bruce Drewlow, Sue Fust, Philip Piah, Leslie Morrison, Julie Severson, Marie Senn, Jo Woodward 5 year employees: (first row) Nicole Arvidson, Sodany Chantes, Roberta (Bobbie) Anderson, Elise Hanson, Khatija Khan, President Ginny Arthur, Wei Wei, Meiko Yang (second row) Bruce Drewlow, Sue Fust, Philip Piah, Leslie Morrison, Julie Severson, Marie Senn, Jo Woodward IMG_6883

 

Photos by Kevin O’Connor