University Recognizes Faculty, Staff for Years of Service

Posted: April 8, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This year’s annual University Day Service Awards Breakfast takes place in the Johnson Center Dewberry Hall today at 8:30 a.m. President Alan Merten, Senior Vice President Maurice Scherrens, and Vice President for University Life Karen Rosenblum present the awards for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years of service. Scherrens is among the award recipients celebrating 25 years.

This year, five people are celebrating 35 years of service to the university and/or the commonwealth. They are Ted Bradley, Biology; Martin Cohen, History and Art History; Robert Cozzens, Chemistry; George Mushrush, Chemistry; and Irmgard Wagner, Modern and Classical Languages. Eleven people are celebrating 30 years of service. They are Mary Ann Dzama, Graduate School of Education; Carl Ernst, Biology; James Fletcher, Philosophy and Religious Studies; Joel Foreman, English; Leo Hecht, Modern and Classical Languages; Winifred Keaney, English; Randolph Lytton, History and Art History; Robert Pasnak, Psychology; Judith Skog, Biology; Wayne M. Stalick, Chemistry; and Philip West, Economics.

For the first time, employees of the university corporate partners, such as Sodexho and Centre Management, will also be recognized. At the end of the ceremony, Merten will present the annual University Citizenship Award.

University Day marks the day in 1972 when Gov. Linwood Holton granted George Mason College university status by signing a General Assembly bill into law.

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