WINGATE – Wingate University honored nearly 90 employees for a combined 1,000 years of service during an awards luncheon May 9.
Four were singled out for special recognition:
• Christy Cobb, an assistant professor of religion, won the Faith Award for having a prophet’s voice, a shepherd’s heart, a servant spirit and an exemplary witness.
• Amee Odom, director of the Ethel K. Smith Library, won The Knowledge Award for her exceptional intellect, practical competence, current expertise and unexcelled attitude.
• Housekeeper Maria Martinez-Ramirez won the Service Award for selfless duty, unassuming skill, ready assistance and steady perseverance.
• Mary Coon, an administrative assistant for chemistry and physics, earned the Spirit Award for campus involvement, student support and dedication to the university mission.
Several employee were recognized for length of service:
• 5 years – Jill Aldridge, Eva Baucom, Malinal Perez Bautista, David Brooks, Susan Brooks, Barbara Burke, Alicia Chavez, Kayla Cherry, Natalie Clark, Mitch Cottenoir, Julie Davis, Lisa Dinkins, Nicole Drake, Charise Garrett, Melanie Keel, Amresh Kumar, Keith Lassiter, James Massey, Isaac Meadows, Luke Mills, Ryan Moore, Geoffrey Mospan, Michele Pfaff, Maria Salud Ramirez, George Schuppin, Kelly Sheppard, Grant Thompson, Benjamin Thorne, Erin Thorne, Brittany Vickery, Bob Webb, Shakena West, Luanne Williams, Tela Witherspoon, Jacob Wobig and Catherine Wright.
• 10 years – John Acquaviva, Jennifer Armentrout, Eddie Case, Laura Coley, Nick DeLangie, Christi DeWaele, Debbie Farrell, Kira Harris, Melinda Lein, Angela Pegram, Emily Poplin, Benito Puente, Tim Singleton, Rick Watkins, Krista Wilson, J. Andrew Woods and Nicholas Wright.
• 15 years – Augie Alvarez, Gary Bodford, Michael Church, Mary Coon, Samir Kouzi, Donnie Nuzum, Dei Reich and Lisa Smith.
• 20 years – Jeanette Bujak, Marilyn Hartness, Sandi Mills and Jeannie Thomas.
• 25 years – Keith Cannon, Jim Coon, Barry Cuffe, Gary Hamill, Scott Hunsucker and Rob Prevost.
• 30 years – Ann Deese, Sarah Harrison Burns, Ed Mills, Kevin Ricketts and John Sykes.
• 35 years – Greg Bell and Dawn Davis.
• 40 years – Martha Asti and Nancy Randall.
Wingate also recognized employees who have retired recently or are retiring: Cindy Compton, David Compton, Ed Davis, Jeanel Dennis, Annette Digby, Marilyn Hartness, Judy Rimmer and Kyla Noble.