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BSU recognizes 71 employees with length of service awards

BEMIDJI, Minn. (April 29, 2010) — Bemidji State University recognized 71 employees with a combined 975 years of service to the University during its third annual Length of Service Awards ceremony, held Thursday, April 29, in the Beaux Arts Ballroom on campus.

• 35 years (three employees)
Donald Bradel, criminal justice; Philip Dahl, TRIO/Student Support Services; Terri Davis, human resources.

• 30 years (five employees)
Steven Konecne, music; Bill Lanners, physical plant; Roxanne Lofthus, Bangsberg Hall; Tammy Mayer, BSU Foundation; LaMae Ritchie, International Program Center.

• 25 years (eight employees)
Barbara Hanus, technological studies; Rod Henry, business administration; James McCracken, career and technical education & technological studies; Gerald Morine, chemistry; Kerry Openshaw, biology; Wayne Robins, physical plant; Sandra Steffen, purchasing; Randy Tisdell, physical plant.

• 20 years (eight employees)
Dwight Fultz, psychology; George Gardner, accounting; Keith Hole, physical plant; Craig Hougen, athletics; Lois Jenkins, health and counseling services; Debra Krueger, Hagg-Sauer Hall; Lesa Lawrence; financial aid; Steven Sundahl, visual arts.

• 15 years (13 employees)
William Brauer, technological studies; Cheryl Byers, social work; Patrice Conely, library; William Crews, athletics; Joann Gardner, business services; Marjorie Giauque, career services; Patrick Guilfoile, associate vice president for academic affairs; Tim Kroeger, environmental, Earth and space studies; Susan Nelson, music;  Donna Palivec, physical education, health and sport; Linda Rasmussen, BSU Foundation; Kimberly Schulz, health and counseling services; Randall Westhoff, mathematics and computer science.

• 10 years (19 employees)
Thomas Beech, political science; Duane Biehn, campus recreation; Debra Cornell, server manager; Dana Danielson, inventory; Craig DuMarce, technical support; Elizabeth Dunn, interim dean, College of Arts & Sciences; Michelle Frenzel, records & registration; Bertrum Gilling, athletics; Colleen Greer, sociology; Susan Grimm, records & registration; Judy Olson, professional education; Michelle Ladig, technical support/computer store; Janelle Lundeen, financial aid; Debra Peterson, sociology; Tammy Rogers, accounts receivable; Robyn Schulke, library; Susan Strong, physical plant; Jennifer Swanson, music; Gwen Verchota, nursing.

• Five years (15 employees)
Julie Adams, instructional designer; Chad Blake, physical plant; Tammy Bobrowsky, acquisitions & serials librarian; Marie Bock, procurement & logistics agent; Dax Day, physical plant; Justin Enfield, physical plant; Brad Folkestad, athletic media relations; Troy Gilbertson, criminal justice; Russell Hemstock, technology security manager; Ted Henry, physical plant; Ryan Hilmer, residential life; Bill Maki, vice president for finance and administration; Leonard Newell, physical plant; Miriam Rivera-Hokanson, languages and ethnic studies; William Wright, physical plant.

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.