Released: May 26, 1999
Centre College honors seven employees
DANVILLE, KY-Centre College honored seven employees with service awards during the school's annual employee appreciation dinner Tuesday, May 25. They are: Kay Drake, Roy Edmiston, Jami Powell, Ed Sullivan, all of Danville; Jeff Hicks of Junction City; and Wilda Jarboe and Sheila Boschen of Stanford. In addition, the college recognized employees who are retiring this year and individuals who have reached milestones of service to the college, ranging from 30 years to five years.
Edmiston, Hicks and Jarboe received Horky Service Awards, which were created by a bequest from John and Lorette Horky of Danville to honor unique and exemplary service to Centre. Boschen, Powell and Sullivan were honored with Centre Service Awards, which recognize persons who have given unselfish service to the college community. Drake received the Presidential Award for Excellence, honoring exceptional work during the past year.
Edmiston is a Danville native who joined the college staff in 1995 as a maintenance mechanic. He was promoted to zone mechanic and has helped in all areas of the physical plant from electrical work to plumbing. Edmiston also performs with his band, "A Different Look," which has been popular at college events.
Hicks joined the college in 1994 as an air conditioning and heating technician, and he has become the college's principal repairman and expert for all HVAC problems. In the nomination letter for his award, Hicks was described as one of the most productive members on the college's physical plant staff. Hicks completed HVAC certification at the Hazard Area Vocational School.
Jarboe has worked at Centre since 1998 and currently provides all custodial services for the Jones Visual Arts Center. In a letter nominating Jarboe for the award, art professor Judith Pointer described her as "a fastidious cleaner... who maintains a safe environment for Centre's art teachers and students."
Boschen, a native of Virginia, joined the college in 1997 and serves a
Pary and receptionist in the academic dean's office. She supervises work-study students, handles office scheduling and covers a number of responsibilities related to orientation, student evaluations and office scheduling. Boschen was chosen for the award on the basis of her professionalism and excellent work performance.
Powell has worked at Centre since 1997 and is a service and support technician in the Computer Services Office. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, she was chosen for the award on the basis of her skill at solving technology-related problems on the campus and her consistent goodwill in dealing with people from a variety of departments at the college.
Sullivan is a New Jersey native and attended Trenton State University. He began working at Centre in 1992 and currently serves as assistant director of general services for the physical plant staff. Sullivan chaired the quality control committee that recently evaluated work in the physical plant area.
Drake joined the Centre administrative staff in 1997 as human resources manager. She had prior experience as senior human resources administrator with Coca-Cola Bottling in Lexington and personnel manager at Hartco Flooring Company in Somerset. Drake received the Centre Award for her efforts to develop an employee handbook, employee training programs and employee recognition programs at Centre. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Eastern Kentucky University, as well as an associate's degree from Somerset Community College.
The college recognized four persons who are retiring this year: Lucy Kirkpatrick from the Admission Office, Nancy Shirley from the Development Office, Mary Hughes Birdseye from Doherty Library, and Carol Lunney from the Career Services Office.
Persons reaching milestones of service included: 40 years - Kitty Baird;
30 years - Dorothy Nelms, Milton Scarborough and Marcha Graves; 25 years
- Karin Ciholas, Neil Eklund, Werner Klimke and Mary Hughes Birdseye; 20
years - Edle Casey, Donna Campbell, Mark de Araujo, Mike Barton, Charles
Campbell, Ken Keffer, Mona Wyatt and Martha Graves; 15 years - Steve Benedict,
Connie Klimke, Alford McCormack, Dorothy Penman and Frances Walker; 10 years
- Norma Jenkins, Ricky Wesley, Judy Nystrom, Randy Maddox, Brian Chafin,
Andy Frye, Mark Rasmussen, Peggy Richie, Christine Shannon, Vicki Walker,
Gary Crase, Jackie Harmon and Jerry Hart; and five years - Brad Hundley,
Andrew Copland, Richard Trollinger, Dianne Worthy, Kathy Fallon, David Binger,
Stephanie Dew, Jennifer Muzyka, Patsi Barnes Trollinger, Mark Anderson and
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