Penn State Worthington Scranton recently honored employees for landmark years of service during the campus’ annual Staff Service Awards and Welcome Back luncheon on Jan. 4.
All campus staff and employees were invited to the event and those employees celebrating milestone anniversaries were honored for their years of service to the Worthington Scranton community. Dr. Mary-Beth Krogh-Jespersen, chancellor, presented the awards.
30 Years of Service: Dr. David Byman, assistant professor of biology, Clarks Summit.
25 Years of Service: Dr. Majid Chatsaz, assistant professor of engineering, Clarks Summit, who, as per university tradition, also received a Penn State rocking chair.
20 Years of Service: Suzanne Harper, senior instructor in English, Scranton; Dr. Patricia Hinchey, professor of education, Dallas; Marvin McCloe, maintenance and operations, Scranton; Wayne Reesey, maintenance and operations, Dunmore; and Verna Saleski, nursing program coordinator and senior instructor of nursing, Covington Twp.
10 Years of Service: Dr. Parminder Parmar, program coordinator of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) and associate professor of HDFS, Clarks Summit.
Five Years of Service: Mary Beth Benedict, financial aid coordinator, Susquehanna; Andy Yakubik, University Safety, Carbondale; Dr. Milton Evans, instructor in nursing, Carbondale; James Hart, instructor in curriculum and instruction, Binghamton; Dr. Kelley Wagers, assistant professor of English, Scranton; Taoye Zhang, assistant professor of mathematics, Macungie; and Amy Gruzesky, coordinator of communications and community relations, Dunmore.