Honoring Employees for Their Service

The December service awards honored 543 staffers who have served for 10 years or more.

President Hanlon with Ellie Smith
President Hanlon with Ellie Smith, assistant to the vice president of alumni relations, who is celebrating 50 years at the College. A tree near Blunt Alumni Center has been dedicated in Smith’s honor. (Photo by Robert Gill)

The 543 employees recognized at this year’s Employee Service Awards banquets have collectively served Dartmouth for more than 9,600 years, says Chief Human Resources Officer Scot Bemis.

At a Dec. 15 luncheon and dinner in the Class of 1953 Commons—which Bemis calls his “absolute favorite gathering of the year”—the College honored staff marking five-year milestones, beginning with a lunch celebration for the 179 and 168 employees who have served for 10 and 15 years, respectively.

Dinner celebrated those with 20 years of service and up. The evening included special recognition for Dartmouth’s longest-serving employee, Ellie Smith, assistant to the vice president of alumni relations. Smith has worked at the College since 1966, serving nine vice presidents.

“We all know to whom we need to go when we have a question that we can’t imagine how to answer,” Martha Beattie ’76, vice president for alumni relations, said of Smith in the event program. The hornbeam birch tree on the west side of Blunt Alumni Center has been dedicated in Smith’s honor.

The evening was also an opportunity to recognize the recipient of Dartmouth’s highest staff honor, the annual Sheila Culbert Distinguished Employee Award. This year’s honoree is Kim Wind, the program administrator for the Environmental Studies Program.

Wind, who has worked at Dartmouth for 11 years, was nominated unanimously by the Environmental Studies Program faculty. “Getting the faculty to be unanimous about anything is not only rare, it’s darn near impossible,” President Phil Hanlon ’77 told the gathering. “So for Kim to receive such a glowing endorsement from her colleagues is a testament to just how much she contributes to the success of the Environmental Studies Program and is universally appreciated by the entire environmental studies community.”

At both the luncheon and dinner, President Hanlon recognized the daily efforts of employees to advance the College’s mission, and noted some extraordinary achievements in the past year, including the work to restore the grounds around the newly renovated Baker Tower in time for homecoming; the continuation of museum programing at Hood Downtown while the Hood Museum of Art is closed for renovation; and the across-campus response to this fall’s fire in Morton Hall, which displaced dozens of students.

“No matter how talented a university’s students are, no matter how many rock-star faculty there are in a university, a university can only be made or broken by the strength and the quality of the staff. And it’s your heavy lifting that so often makes the ambitions of our community attainable,” Hanlon said.

a group of employees with 10 years of service at Dartmouth
(Photo by Robert Gill)

10-year honorees, in alphabetical order: Dwayne Adams, Wayne Agan, Doreen Aher, Jennifer Alford-Teaster, Joshua Bailey, James Barkley, Philip Barta, Brenda Beard, Valerie Beckford, Elaina Bergamini, Swathi Bethi, Laura Black, Shari Boraz, Brian Bowden, Beth Boyle, Kimberly Bushey, Heath Cole, Jeff Connolly, Tammy Connolly, Kimberly Cooper, Jonathan Crossett, Lawrence Cusick, Judy Danna, Jane Dasilva, Bruce Demers, Judith Doherty, Mark Eastman, Robin Frye, Elijah Gagne, Theodore Georgantes, Alan Goldblatt, Timothy Good, Calvin Goude, Wendy Grant, Rong Guo, Terry Hackett, Timothy Darwin Heath-Swanson, Natalie Hoyt, John Hudson, Shawn Hunt, Evelyn Huppert, Christopher Ivanyi, Lisa Janowski, Paul LaBarre, Richard Langdell, Stephen Langley, Carl Longshore, Janice Loring, Minnie Loring, Gabrielle Lucke, Kevin Malenda, Lee McDavid, Craig McKinney, Sarah Miller, Susan Mockus, Stephanie Morgan, Diane Nadeau, Ward Newmeyer, Elizabeth Nowak, Jessica Osgood, Jonathan Parker, Erica Partington, Richard Peck, Beth Perkins, Sherrie Read, Jamie Rich, Vicki Sayarath, Alison Shepardson, Jennifer Shepherd, Kathleen Smith, Jeannie Surrell, Laleh Talebian, Gelsey Tolosa, Wei Wang, Kim Wind, and Kimberly Wood. Not present: Steven Andrews, Frank Archambeault, Maureen Aulis, Helmut Baer, Kimberly Baker-Farr, Jared Benedict, Matthew Berry, Sarah Bishop, Sandra Boles, Wendy Bordeau, Meredith Braz, Heather Carlos, Adam Carlson, Sally Ceriello, Janett Chandler, Stephanie Chesnut, Kim Chewning, Kenneth Clark, Sandra Clark, Careyann Clark, Lora Coble, Philip Conrad, Joshua Coutermarsh, Matthew Dailey, Eric Dauphinais, Brenda Delaney, Gina des Cognets, Lillis Dimond, Shawn Dohrn, Robert Donaghey, Melissa Durkee, Dana Durkee, Gail Egner, Jennifer Egner, Joseph Elsener, Laurie Emanuele, Christopher Emerson, Nicole Evans, Nicole Faherty, John Farr, Carrie Freitag, Pamela Geiger, Joel Giguere, Darin Godfrey, Joel Goodrich, Ernest Gour, David Graber, Nancy Granada, Joseph Helble, Jeffrey Helms, Yukiko Honda, Samuel Hopkins, Gina Isham, Jeffrey James, Nance Jewel Durkee, Britton Johnson, Laurie Johnson, Thomas Joseph, Amy Judd, Alexander Kirk, Elizabeth Kirk, Carrie Kruck, David Lester, Meijie Li, Lori Lorigo, Rae Lucas, Shadara MacNicol, Victoria Marlar, Vincent McDow, Elizabeth Morse, David Numme, Patricia Occhipinti, Jeremy Ouelette, Therese Perin-Deville, Charles Phelps, Eileen Potts, Robert Rheaume, Cherie Rice, Chris Robbins, Philip Robinson, Thomas Rowell, Percy Russell, Rebecca Munsterer Sabky, Heather Schwamb, Nicole Smits, William Snide, Yunjie Song, David Spencer, Priyantha Sri Vijayasri, Colleen Sullivan, Andrew Sumner, Bryan Tenney, Robert Thompson, Stephanie Tomlin, Bruce Turner, Ellen Waite-Franzen, Chery Whipple, Ronald White, Bruce Wiedrick, Jody Willcox, Lora Wise, Pamela Yeh, and Donna Youngman.

a group of employees who have served for 15 years at Dartmouth
(Photo by Robert Gill)

15-year honorees, in alphabetical order: Gary Alafat, Peggy Allen, Peter Allen, Roxanna Barnaby, Curt Barthel, Bruce Boudro, Thomas Boudro, David Bowden, Nariah Broadus, Sarah Brooks, Sandra Brown, Seth Chambers, Peter Ciardelli, Erin Clark, Ian Clark, Rachael Class-Giguere, Sandra Derouin, Lorraine Dickerson, Robert Donin, Thomas Drinane, Eric DuFour, Mark Farrell, Kristina Fletcher, Michael Foote, Alan German, Jeffrey Gould, Mary Ann Greene, Priscilla Grover, Jennifer Hebb, Terrie Henry, Julie Hermann, Kathleen Hill, Kenneth Holbrook, Kimberly Hoyt, Diana Kiefer, Sun Kim, Susan Knapp, Barbara Knauff, Laura LaMontagne, C. Robert Lester, C. Susan Lewis, Elaine Livingston, Robin Lull, Karen MacPhee, Laura McClay, David McGrath, Timothy McNamara, Amy Mitson, Sharon Morisi, David Newlove, Daniel Parish, Andrea Peck, Shuling Peng, Tina Perley, James Pike, Shawn Poirier, Anita Prasad, Jane Quigley, Almisha Readdy, Gerald Rice, David Ricker, Chris Scholtz, Emilie Shipman, Kenneth Simoneau, Deborah Steele, Stewart Stryker, Leslie Tait, Peter Tannini, Keith Thompson, Nicholas Thurston, Andrea Tillotson, Rebecca Torrey, Peter vandenHengel, Michael Wagner, Erik Wagstaff, Lisa Wallace, Steven Ward, James Washington, Susan Wilds, Christianne Wohlforth, and Paul Wolfson. Not present: Ellen Arnold, Suzanne Auerbach, Keely Ayres, Joseph Beaudoin, Paul Bellavance, Kathryn Bennett, Richard Bibeau, Pauline Bickford, Mary Bingman, Claudia Binzen, Todd Bissonnette, John Blake, Hans Brechbuhl, Jeffrey Busch, Karla Bushway, Crystal Camp, Ronald Chabot, Erin Clark, Maura Clarke, Peter Cornelius, Daniel Cullen, Kristen Dimond, Aine Donovan, Jody Downing, Erin Dymek, Diane Epstein, John Fields, Phyllis Ford, Amy Fowler, Susan Gallagher, Lynne Gaudet, Richard Gavell, Travis Gere, Jody-Ann Gilman, Julie Glover, Kevin Grady, Terry Greywolf, Anne Hill, Sassan Hodge, Douglas Holler, Darlene Howe, Jennifer Keysar, Linda Kingman, Donna Lancaster, Robert LaPlante, Lisa Lee, Richard Lucius, Keith Lyman, Sarah Mallary, Stephen McAllister, Thomas McEwan, Vanessa Moy, Donna O'Gara, Dale Ordway, Anthony Pascarelli, Matthew Perry, Patrick Perry, Michael Phelps, Tina Pope, Robert Potter, Nathan Potter, Lisa Pratt, Richard Pult, Debra Reeves, Peter Riess, Carol Ringelberg, Susan Russell, Kathryn Sabadosa, Susan Simon, Dean Stanley, Cynthia Stewart, Kathy Stroffolino, Paul Sunde, Nahid Tabatabai, John Tansey, Stephanie Taylor, Douglas Tifft, Tim Tregubov, Christopher Trimble, Candis Tuller, Cynthia Tyler, Cheryl Wheelock, Donald White, Teddy Willey, Shelley Wirasnik, Amy Witzel, Luxi Xia, and Paul Zietz.

a group of employees who served for 20 years at Dartmouth
(Photo by Robert Gill)

20-year honorees, in alphabetical order: Heather Arnold, Mary Batchelder, Doreen Blake, Joann Brislin, Kathy Burnham, Tonya Carpenter, Eleanor Cassady, Lisa Celone, Leigh Chesnut, Raymond Crosby, Emily Eckels, Ruth Farney, Donald Fitzpatrick, Shireen Geimer, Ridie Ghezzi, Lisa Hayes, Bonnie Holbrook, Craig Layne, Kelly White Leighton, Gidget Lyman, Tamara Morgan, Stanley Pyc, Helene Rassias-Miles, Karen Riccardi, Barb Sagraves, Darryl Slicer, Kristy Snow, Kate Soule, Laurel Stavis, Brenda Thisell, Susan Tvaroha, Scott Villeneuve, and John Wallace. Not present: David Aman, Timothy Beauchene, Juliette Bianco, Sheila Blandin, Deborah Carr, Theresa Ciambra, John Cocklin, Phyllis Deutsch, John Durkee, Rebecca Fawcett, Tracy Fay, Kim Fogg, Dawn Fortner, Frank Furman, William Ghezzi, James Goodrich, Ida Halford, Janifer Holt, Stephen Hopkins, Wendy Irwin, Susan Jorgensen, Jose Jurado, Christine Lauchenauer, Margaret Lawrence, Jerry Lucente-Kirkpatrick, Karen Pelletier, Carol Rehor, Molly Rhoad, Tabatha Richardson, Kathleen Rockafellow, Jason Rouillard, Scott Silver, Demetra Small, Christina Tuthill, Maria Waite, Kathy Weaver, Matthew Wiencke, and Gwen Williams.

a group of employees who served at Dartmouth for 25 years
(Photo by Robert Gill)

25-year honorees, in alphabetical order: Donna Ayres, Stuart Bacon, Dale Balch, Sally Batton, Christine Bothe, Richard Brittain, Geoffrey Bronner, Kristen Bronner, Winston Chambers, Roger Demment, Beth DiFrancesco, Cynthia Gilliland, Nicole Hamilton, Wayne Johnson, Todd Langille, Richard LaRocque, David Lemere, Ann Malenka, Paul Merchant, Mary Moul, R. Michael Murray, Kathleen O'Malley, Christopher Peck, Kathy Phipps, Jonathon Rader, Mark Reed, Matthew Smith, Kenneth Snelling, Janet Terp, Cami Thompson Graves, Cecilia Tittemore, and Lesia Vorachak. Not present: Terry Bonee, Jennifer Boudro, Anita Dole, William Gray, Deborah Haynes, Leila Mott, Richard O'Brien, Karen Sluzenski, Bruce Tuthill, Lesley Wellman, Donald White III, and Theresa Woodward.

a group of employees who served at Dartmouth for 30 years
(Photo by Robert Gill)

30-year honorees, in alphabetical order: David Avery, Heidi Bellimer, Aileen Chaltain, Kathleen Crowe, Marianne Densmore, Charlene Durkee, Karl Emde, Andrew Faunce, B. Jonell Hamilton, Da-Shih Hu, Deborah Johnson, Katrina Morgan, Joan Morris, Joseph O'Donnell, Kathryn Page, Bruce Plummer, Candace Potter, Doralie Stanley, Bethanne Tillotson, Donna Vinopal, Kathleen Walker, Dorothea White, and Janet Whyte. Not present: Brenda Aiken, Julie Bell, Mary Biathrow, James Cardente, Leonard Cole, Wayne Cripps, Walburga Croteau, Barbara DeFelice, Laura Dukeshire, Ronald Eaton, Gregory Elder, Barbara Fox, Eric George, John Hendrick, Beverly Lancaster, Christopher Levey, Kathleen O'Neill, Robin Osgood, Mark Schneider, Laura Sims-Larabee, and Jeffrey Smith.

a group of employees who served Dartmouth for 35 years
(Photo by Robert Gill)

35-year honorees, in alphabetical order: Catherine Chang, Nancy Charbono-Ricard, Ruth Dube, Linda Dunnack, Sheila Fifield, Susan Gagnon, Donald Reed, Sandra Robinson, and Lynn Thorp. Not present: Gordon Barnes, Brenda Berube, Louis Burkot, Karen Douville, Denise Fillian, Robin Guay, Thomas Johnson, Linda Kennedy, Nancy McLain, Tracy Perrin, Adrienne Stone, Kenneth Strange, and Heather Varney.

a group of employees who served Dartmouth for 40 years
(Photo by Robert Gill)

40-year honorees, in alphabetical order: Guy DiFrancesco, Mary Durand, Kerry Lazarus, and Toni Pippy. Not present: Louisa Howard and Judith Lowell.

Anita Brown and her husband and supervisor
(Photo by Robert Gill)

45-year honoree: Anita Brown with her husband, Don Brown (right), and supervisor Mark Hoffman. Not present: Barbara Ibey, Madeleine Overman, Gail Patten, Reginald Tyler, and Sandra White.