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Employees of the Year, Longtime Staff Honored

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May 13, 2008
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Paula Blaskovits and Sachin Patel have been selected as the Northwestern University 2008 Employees of the Year. They were honored recently at the 31st annual staff service recognition luncheon.

Blaskovits, business administrator in the department of history at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, was named Evanston Employee of the Year. Patel, facilities coordinator in the School of Continuing Studies, was named Chicago Employee of the Year.

Other Chicago Employee of the Year finalists were Ann Ross, Feinberg School of Medicine, and Sage Smith, School of Law. Other Evanston finalists were Marsha Coffey, department of physics and astronomy, and Kenneth Viani, Office for Research.

Northwestern also recognized the longtime service of 123 employees who have worked for the University for 45, 40, 35, 30, 25 and 20 years. They are:

45 years
Milton Gerald, Gerald Jerr

40 years
Elvis Acuna, Mary Bridges, Donald Easte, Gaye Markov, Albert Steiner, Joanne Tholl

35 years
Jerry Harris, Vennie Lyons, Brigitte Mann, Jerre Michelin, Carol Tuner, Cheryl Westbrook, Edmund Wilson, Karl Wolff

30 years
Richard Berk, Ronald Braeutigam, Betty Brugger, Daniel Bulfin, Robert Conway, Sheila Dworak, Barbara Fabian, Bruce Foster, Donald Hlinsky, Todd Leasia, Steven Lubet, Lawrence Maday, Danielle Pickard, Christopher Piehl, Kay Price, Melanie Rubin, Brenda Simms, Ellen Soo Hoo, Ingrid Stafford, Evangeline Walker, Samuel Jzong Yee Wu, Ida Zreiqat

25 years
Vivian Alberici, Carolyn Betts, Peggy Bryant, John Burgoon, Andre Coleman, Gary Dascanio, Pamela David, Darren Davis Sr., Wilma Hill, Erica Kantor, David Kite, Maria-Socorro Madayag, Joann Mete, Gail Muir, Daniel Murphy, Charles O'Connor, Vadal Redmond, Gail Rosenblum, Barbara Seegert, Mary Ann Theis, Hoan Nguyen Tran, Robert Trautvetter, Pauline Velasco, Susan Whiting, Judith Wray

20 years
Margaret Akerstrom, David Arciaga, Bruce Briscoe, Judy Brown, Jaquita Busool, Maria Cachola, Stephen Camburn, Tonya Carr, Cynthia Coy, Deborah Cundiff, Clark Davoust, Colleen Deluca, Carol Dofoo, Jeffrey Elbe, Phyllis Ellis, Susan Fox, Cecilia Germaine, Thomas Halloran, Kathryn Heidenfelder, Lola Holley, Rickey Jarrell, Brian Johnson, Kenneth Jones, Marie Jones, Mary Kelly, Satya Khuon, Holly King, Kevin Kunstman, Bernadette Lee, Lesa Lee, Kathleen Leoni, Elizabeth Luby, Felicia Luss, Kathleen Mandell, Crystal Martin, Michelle Mathey, Betty McPhilimy, Theresa Murray, Laura L. O'Mara-James, Hindrek Ott, Joan Palmer, Nicholas Parashis, William Parod Jr., Marzena Pedzinska, Susan Perdomo, Donald Rebstock, Timothy Reuss, Richard Rohrer, Stephanie Russell, Janie Savage, Curtis Shaner, Sherry Spencer, Teresa Tabamo, Lois Tabor, Lorraine Brown Thomas, Nancy Tierney, Patricia Todus, Brenda White, Guy Wilson
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