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CTC presents employee service awards

Special to the Leader-Press


Central Texas College (CTC) recently held its annual service awards ceremony to recognize those employees who reached their service anniversary date in 2022 with at least 10 years of service. More than 60 employees with a combined 1,075 years of service received commemorative service pins and gifts.

Topping the list of recipients was 50-year award recipient Johnelle Welsh, dean – Student Services. Welsh began her CTC career as a part-time secretary in 1971 and would become a full-time employee the following year. She has held numerous positions including administrative assistant, registration administrator for the Europe site, dean of American Preparatory Institute and in 2001 was named to her current role as dean of Student Services. While working, Welsh earned a master’s degree in counseling in 1977 and a doctorate degree from the University of North Texas in 2007. 

Honored for 35 years of service were Kumi Humeston-Bonner, technical services clerk – Library Services, and Lisa Volle, professor of online Spanish – Communications department and anthropology – Social and Behavioral Sciences department.

Recognized for 30 years of service were Robin Cherrix, analyst I – Accounts Payable; Gary Lehmkuhler, team leader – Mailroom; Tracy Lehmkuhler, director – Student Financial Services; and Kelley Yeonopolus, budget coordinator – Budget Management.

Earning 25-year service awards were Teresa Cramer, Criminal Justice program manager – Europe; Debra Knudson, office assistant I – Hospitality Programs; Charlie Roseberry, director – Continental and International Records/Course Scheduling, Systems Registrar; and Sabine Thomas, course developer – Distance Education and Educational Technology.

20-year awards were presented to Florence Culp, professor – Math Express; Janill Deal, associate dean – Dual Credit Programs; Joshua Everett, English professor – Communications department; Gail Ladson, administrative assistant II – Business Services; Les Ledger, department chairperson, professor – Business Administration and Paralegal; Diana Melton, service coordinator – Facilities and Construction; Rosamaria Rodriguez, administrative assistant II – Information Technology; James Salter, department chairperson, drama program coordinator – Fine Arts; Wilma Smith, learning disability counselor – Disability Support Services; Cristina Summers, zoology and environmental science professor – Biological and Physical Sciences; Mary Teese, analyst I – Accounts Receivable; and Tonia Turner, STEM coordinator – Dual Credit Programs.

Receiving 15-year service awards were Steven Burrow – professor – Mathematics department; Janet Cooper, clerk III – Continental and International Records, Systems Registrar; Sonia Davis, student services advisor – Eagles On Call; Eric Delgado, technical instructor – MSE/MOS program; Shelly Gonsalves, director – Human Resource Management; Veronica Martin, director – CTC Advising; Lesley McGough, coordinator – Instructional Program Support Services; Susan Ramnarine-Singh, nursing programs director, professor – Department of Health Services; Angela Reese, online manager/program coordinator/professor – Business Administration and Paralegal; Laury Sisko, membership director – KNCT-FM; Leon Sobiech, groundskeeper – Facilities Management; Jackie Thomas, coordinator – Equal Employment Opportunity; Patricia Thomas, office assistant III – Continuing Education; Erike Willes, professor – Kinesiology department; and Raymond Wilson logistical support coordinator – Europe.

10-year award recipients were Antonio Almaraz-Gonzalez, technical instructor – MSE/MOS program; Nicholas Darnell, IT systems administrator – Information Technology; Erika Einhaus, coordinator - Non-Traditional Learning, Evaluations and Graduation – Student Services; David Fisher, evaluator – Gatesville, Service Area sites; Walter Gray, clerk III – Mailroom; Diane Hernandez, coordinator – Dual Credit Programs; Thomas Klincar, online English professor – Communications department; Matthew Lyles, associate dean – Academic Instruction; Joann Maier, executive assistant – Finance and Administration; Wendy Martel, coordinator – Development/Foundation Office; Steve McFarland, custodial services; Teresa Morris, document imaging coordinator – Information Technology; Nicole Pearson, office specialist/telecommunicator – Security Services; Lori Purser, dean – Library Services; Daniel Reyes, wounded warrior and veterans student advocate – Veteran Services; Brent Royster, developmental studies professor – Communications department; Jeff Seim, professor – Math Express; Shirley Smith, custodial services; Young Thomas, custodial services; Kristine Trevino, professor – Mathematics department; Melissa Van Blaricum, clerk III – Central Registration; Dexter Ward, building coordinator – Fort Hood Student Services; Gundula Wenzel, professor – Office Technology department; and Robert Williams, clerk II – Admissions and Recruitment.



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