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University Honors Faculty and Staff Retirees


from Dateline (June 17, 2004)

On behalf of Cal State Fullerton, President Milton A. Gordon hosted faculty and staff members during a special May 11 retirement dinner at El Dorado Ranch. The university’s executive management also was on hand to honor those whose service to Fullerton ranged from six to 39 years.

Among those honored were Ramon Escoto, a tree trimmer who served the university for 39 years; and Jo E. Adkins, administrative assistant in the Center for Internships and Cooperative Education, J. Michael Russell, professor of philosophy and human services, and Sandra Sutphen, professor of political science; all 37-year veterans. Robert Belloli, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, Lynne McVeigh, assistant dean of student affairs at El Toro Campus, and Nelson Woodard, associate professor of history, have all given 36 years of service.

Honored for service since 1969 were Susan Harmston, library assistant, and Ronald Rietveld, professor of history. David Perkins, professor of psychology, and Judy Suchey, professor of anthropology, have been members of the campus community for 34 years. Acknowledged for 32 years of service were: Craig Ihara, professor of philosophy, Norman Page, professor of human communication studies, Stephen Simon, lecturer in philosophy, and Stanley Woll, professor of psychology.

For their 31 years of service, the university recognized P. Chris Cozby, professor of psychology, James Friel, professor of mathematics, Paulette Landers, library assistant, Marta Magdalena, confidential assistant to the vice president for administration, Eric Solberg, professor of economics, and Edna Stevens, custodian. Mei Bickner, professor of management, J. Vincent Buck, professor of political science, and Timothy Lancey, professor of mechanical engineering, were feted for 30 years on campus.

Also honored were: Pat Ames, Academic Affairs; Carol Barnes, Elementary and Bilingual Education; Madeline Bathhurst, Psychology; Lupe Beltran, Physical Plant; Carlos Bragg, Student Financial Services; Martin Carbone, Administration; Sally Cardenas, Center for Internships and Cooperative Education; John Carter, Art; Antonia Chambers, Reading; Rosemary Chiaferi, Human Services; Karon Cornell, Community Relations; Terry Dauber, Fullerton Arboretum; Anne Dunkin-Willis, Theatre and Dance; Yvonne Felix, Science Education; Margarita Garcia, Luther Hamby, Peggy Hein and Kathy Ip, all Business and Financial Affairs; and Leeann Hansen, Liberal Studies.

Recognition was given to: Evelyn Lawrence, Academic Affairs; Rita Magellanes and Kathryn McKnight, both University Extended Education; Inez Martinez, Grace Navarro and Robert Osgood, all Physical Plant; Cynthia Merow, Pollak Library; John Merow, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Melinda Niekum and Anne S. Nuttall, both Music; Susan Pike, Elementary, Bilingual Education and Reading; Michele Powell, Career Planning and Placement; David Reid, Public Affairs; and Marilyn Rhode, Art.

Also honored were: Grace Sawicki and Nancy Sorensen, both English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics; Billie Simmons-Reed and Elianne Yuen, both Admissions and Records; LuAnn Slayton, Elementary and Bilingual Education; Carolyn Sly, Intensive Learning Experience; Sherry Stevens, Counseling and Psychological Services; Vincent Suez, Art; Barbara Sweet, Graduate Studies; Darlene Trostad, American Studies; Gail Tucker, Alumni Relations; Gerald Tyner, Geography; Mary Watkins, Faculty Affairs and Records; Margaret White, Psychology; Siegun Wood, Modern Languages and Literatures; and Robert Zimmer, Marketing.

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