Through the annual Retirement and Service Recognition event on May 4, Moraine Park Technical College expressed its gratitude to new retirees and to those who reached service anniversaries during the 2009-10 academic year.
The welcome was given by Moraine Park President Gayle Hytrek, with retirees announced by Kathy Broske, Human Resources vice president, and service recognition given by Beth Mendoza, Human Resources associate director.
Retirees include Charles Birringer of Fond du Lac, purchasing associate; David Blum of Oshkosh, accounting instructor; Caroline Bohme of Greendale, safety instructor; Judith Cayner of Kewaskum, instructional aide – office technologies; Sharon Nevins Holmes of Fond du Lac, vice president of marketing and college advancement; Terrence Kettner of Hortonville, electrical apprentice instructor; Roberta Laine of Cascade, dean of general education; Linda Mercer of Fond du Lac, student support representative – call center; R. Chude Okonkwor of Brown Deer, communications instructor; Charlene Pettit of Fond du Lac, learning resource center associate; Beth Raffaelli of Cleveland, vice president of enrollment management; Kay Stewart of Fond du Lac, instructional aide – child care; Emmanuel Teye of Ripon, basic education/ESL instructor; and Gerald Vanderloop of Malone, industrial maintenance instructor. All worked from the Fond du Lac campus, except Bohme, Cayner and Okonkwor, who were at the West Bend campus.
“We are grateful to each and every one of our retirees who have contributed a combined 316 years to Moraine Park and our students, and to our staff who are marking service anniversaries for their 1,025 combined years,” said Dr. Hytrek.
Honorees from the Beaver Dam campus who observed service anniversaries include Nancy Linger of Markesan, 25 years; Brenda Schegetz of Beaver Dam, 20 years; Timothy Crimmings of Hustisford, 15 years; Susan Bentz of Beaver Dam, Karen Coley of Juneau and Brenda Nickel of Randolph, 10 years; and Scott Schnettler of Fond du Lac, five years.
Honorees from the Fond du Lac campus include Judy Freismuth and Kathy Hass of Fond du Lac and Eileen Serwe of Eden, 30 years; Roberta Laine of Cascade, Rajendra Pathare of Fond du Lac, Rose Ripley of Eden, Otmar Selgrad of Rosendale and Sue Wiese of Fond du Lac, 25 years; Mary Alsteens of Fond du Lac, John Horvath of Menomonee Falls, Terrence Kettner of Hortonville, Valerie Krueger of Ripon and Carla Landaal of Waupun, 20 years; Susan Breszee, Gretchen Gall and Mary Koenigs, all of Fond du Lac, Mary Schneider of Chilton, Emmanuel Teye of Ripon and Dean Wickert of North Fond du Lac, 15 years; Carmen Bonlender, Katherine Geibel, Karolyn Hannam, Sharon Nevins Holmes, Jennifer Matterson, Theresa Nelson, Ann Reinke, Joan Seichter of Fond du Lac, Iris Hill of Beaver Dam, Brenda Nickel of Randolph, Kay Pauly of New Holstein, Jean Dodge, Thomas Denow, Karl Reischl and Anthony Runge of Oshkosh, Thomas Roehl of St. Cloud, Michele Sabel of Oakfield and Katie VandeSlunt of Eldorado, 10 years; Diana Baus and Lori Schrage of Mt. Calvary, Danielle Cook of Oshkosh, Kathryn Ebert of Oakfield, Jacqueline Jarvis of Plymouth, Dwane Klostermann of West Bend, Raymond Lindner, Meredith Schneider and Donna Spannbauer of Fond du Lac, Amy Poshepny of Milwaukee, Stephanie Murre-Wolf of Cedar Grove, Adam Ninmann of Hustisford, Bethany Raffaelli of Cleveland and Jacqueline Schoener of North Fond du Lac, five years.
Honorees from the West Bend campus include Ed Schneidewind of West Bend, 35 years; Marilyn Muraski and Kathy Van Eerden, both of West Bend, 30 years; John Cawley of Waukesha and Sally Ruback of Slinger, 15 years; Timothy Clemens, Christopher Kleman, Kristin Kozlowski and Debra Schmitz of West Bend, Kristen Finnel of Cedarburg, Joseph Frasch of Eden, Richard Huebschman of Whitefish Bay, Anne Kallas of Fond du Lac, R. Chude Okonkwor of Brown Deer, Barry Steinert of Grafton, Jon Waldhuetter of Port Washington, 10 years; and Bethana Herriges of Campbellsport and Glen Thielke of Rubicon, five years.
Cynthia Diemer of Ripon, who works at Moraine Park’s Ripon Regional Center, marked 30 years.
The College also recognized retiree Judith Bourbonais with a special memorial tribute. Bourbonais retired from Moraine Park in January and passed away in March. She served the College for 37 years.
The event was catered by Moraine Park Culinary Arts students, under the supervision of their instructors.