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University recognizes 60 employees with length-of-service awards

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bemidji State University recognized 60 employees with a combined 905 years of service to the University during its second annual Length of Service Awards ceremony, held Thursday, April 23, in the Beaux Arts Ballroom on campus.

• 35 years (three employees)
Russell Hansen, programming, network and servers; Diane Renken, admissions; Patrick Riley, music.

• 30 years (five employees)
Russell Bennett, psychology; David Carlson, records and registration; Thomas Doty, physical plant; Janet Erickson, College of Health Sciences and Human Ecology; Patrick Finnegan, physical plant.

• 25 years (seven employees)
Cheryl Berglund, human resources; John “Butch” Holden, visual arts; Louise Jackson, psychology and women’s studies; Janice Marsh, physical plant; Stuart Rosselet, library and library services; Susan Rosselet, math and computer science; Rochelle Scheela, nursing.

• 20 years (six employees)
Cindy Ladany, College of Arts and Sciences; David Long, security and safety; Randall Ludeman, residential life; Louise Mengelkoch, mass communication; Carolann Schlemper, English; Michael VanThomma, physical plant.

• 15 years (nine employees)
Peggy Boyer, Center for Extended Learning; Angela Casper, Center for Extended Learning; Laurie Desiderato, psychology; Richard Hook, psychology; Elizabeth Rave, biology; Glen Richgels, math and computer science; John Truedson, physics; Ricky Turn, physical plant; Randy Wentzel, technological studies.

• 10 years (14 employees)
Stephanie Bard, financial aid; Margaret Carlson, professional education; Donald Cloutman, biology; Mark Fulton, biology; Susan Hauser, English; LeAnn Hensley, physical plant; Jerry Larsen; physical plant; P. Bradley Logan, music; Delon Lyren, music; James Mastro, professional education; Brendan McManus, history and art history; Thomas Serratore, athletics, physical education, health and sport; Marty Wolf, math and computer science; Sarah Young, TRIO/Student Support Services.

• Five years (16 employees)
Shawn Anderson, physical plant; Edward Belisle, athletics; Sheldon Brower, physical plant; Marlene Erickson, nursing; Jeanine Gangeness, nursing; Deanna Hand, campus child care; Michael Hedlund, physical plant; Bonnie Higgins, technological studies; Kenneth Hovland, physical plant; Ayleen Leonhardt, residential life; Dennis Noska, physical plant; Amity Seitz, campus child care; Michael Smith, physical plant; Shelly Spears, physical plant; Amber Sundberg, campus child care; Valerie Wallingford, TRIO/Student Support Services.

About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.