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Recipients

Following is the list of 2021 Staff Service Award recipients and newest retirees. We're celebrating 131 employees who have enjoyed long and successful careers at UHCL with years of service between 5 and 45 years at UHCL. And when you combine the years from all these employees we have over 1,500 years of service.

Congratulations and thank you to our amazing staff celebrating career milestones and retirement.

  5 Years of Service
 

2015 - 2020

Veronica Alderete
Lead Custodian, Facilities-Custodial Services

Anne Anders
Assistant Professor, College of Business

Comeka Anderson Diaz
Clinical Associate Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Maria Arevalo-Sanchez
Program Coordinator II, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Andrea Baldwin
Lecturer, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Jason Barkemeyer
Director, Academic Advising, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Laura Bernal
Library Associate, Neumann Library

Albert Black
Director, EHS and Emergency Management & Fire Safety

Dwayne Busby
Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships

Christina Cedillo
Assistant Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Soma Datta
Assistant Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Natasha de Gracia
Admissions Evaluator II, Office of Admissions

Kimberly Duren
Department Assistant III, Orientation & New Student Programs

Jonathan Everhart
Assistant Professor, College of Business

Betsy Flores
Custodian, FMC-Custodial Services

Maria Gallardo
Custodian, FMC-Custodial Services

Thomas Garcia
Assistant Professor, College of Science and Engineering

Henock Gebrehiwot
Institutional Research Analyst III, Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Anne Gessler
Lecturer, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Jun Hao
Assistant Professor, College of Business

Henda Hsu
Associate Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Sandra Jenkins
Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Vanessa Johnson
Assistant Professor, College of Business

Bindu Kalra
Client Serv DB/Analyst III, Computing

Brent Kice
Associate Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Livia Kidd
International Admissions Counselor, Global Learning & Strategy Office

Sehan Kim
Assistant Professor, College of Business

Mary Lares
Office Assistant III, Office of Admissions

Renee Lastrapes
Associate Professor, College of Education

Clay Leonard
Assistant Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Jiang Lu
Assistant Professor, College of Science and Engineering

George Mattingly
Coordinator, Social Media/Communications, Marketing & Communications

Laura Guzman
College Business Administrator, College of Education

Jsaniese Parham
Administrative Assistant I, College of Science and Engineering

Robert Phalen
Associate Professor, College of Science and Engineering

Jenn Ray
Learning Tech Administrator I, Computing

Gerald Reno
HVAC Op/Mech III, FMC-Central Plant

Brittany Richardson
Student Business Svcs Rep II, Student Business Services

Claudette Riley
Office Assistant II, Office of Academic Records

Teresa Rivas
Lecturer, College of Science and Engineering

Sharnae Sanderson-Archer
Environmental Health and Safety Tech, Environmental Health & Safety

Thomas Schanding
Associate Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Kewei Sha
Associate Professor, College of Science and Engineering

Cengiz Sisman
Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Nanfei Sun
Assistant Professor, College of Business

Steven Sutherland
Assistant Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Kyle Taylor
Dispatcher IV, University Police

Angelica Tello
Assistant Professor, College of Education

Caye Trahan
Department Assistant III, College of Education

Nakita Wanza
Graduate Enrollment Management Counselor, Office of Admissions

Erin Willey
Associate Director Web Services, Marketing & Communications

Omah Williams-Duncan
Assistant Professor, College of Education

Sandy Windham
Administrative Assistant II, College of Education

Lauren Yandell
Lecturer, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Lin Yi
Assistant Professor, College of Business

Se-Hyoung Yi
Assistant Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Richard Zalesak
Sr. Development Officer, University Advancement

  10 Years of Service
 

2010 - 2020

Megan Bearden
Department Assistant IV, Student Involvement & Leadership

Ipek Bozkurt
Associate Professor, College of Science and Engineering

Martin Calderon
Supervisor, Systems/Network Infrastructure, Computing

Patrick Cardenas
Director, Student Involvement & Leadership

Lyla DeSouza
Office Assistant II, Office of Academic Records

Jennifer Goucher
Department Assistant III, Office of Admissions

Melissa Hernandez
Director, Student Business Services

Lakeisha Johnson
Master Dispatcher, University Police

Bubba Jones
Manager, Facilities Services, FMC-Building Maintenance

Margarita Jones
Custodian, FMC-Custodial Services

Sarah Lechago
Associate Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Jian Lin
Assistant Professor, College of Business

Alex Milam
Associate Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Robert Nagle
Theater Supervisor, Theater and Cultural Arts

Sammy Nail
Plumber, FMC-Building Maintenance

Rita Patel
Senior Academic Advisor, Academic Transfer Advising

Kelley Reid
Law Enforcement Compliance Officer, University Police

Timothy Richardson
Associate Vice President Student Success, Sr. Vice President & Provost

Maria Elena Rodriguez
Administrative Assistant II, College of Science and Engineering

Gregory Schroll
Supervisor, Academic Computing, Computing

Debby Shulsky
Associate Professor, College of Education

Marlene Thomas
Administrative Assistant III, Neumann Library

Jennifer Willis-Opalenik
Instructional Designer III, Computing

  15 Years of Service
 

2005 - 2020

Magdy Akladios
Professor, College of Science and Engineering

M. Femi Ayadi
Professor, College of Business

Carol Carman
Professor, College of Education

Tamatha Brumley
Library Associate, Neumann Library

Denise Cazes
Senior Lecturer, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Thinh Dang
Accountant III, General Accounting

Kathleen Garland
Lecturer, College of Business

Latosha Hawkins-Ford
Admissions Evaluator III, Office of Admissions

Michael Lacina
Professor, College of Business

Jason Makepeace
Associate Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Kathryn Matthew
Associate Vice President, Sr. Vice President & Provost Office

Judy Michalinos
Administrative Assistant IV, FMC-General Services

Araceli Rodriguez
Custodian, FMC-Custodial Services

Gloria Ruiz
Custodian, FMC-Custodial Services 

Pat Yarzy
Administrative Assistant II, College of Education

  20 Years of Service
 

2000 - 2020

Mark Adams
Client Server DB/Admin III, Computing

James Dabney
Professor, College of Science and Engineering

Matthew Fendley
Computing Lab Sys Coordinator, Computing

Thomas Fox
Associate Professor, College of Science and Engineering

Mary Harris
Executive Assistant I, Enrollment Management

April Harris
Coord, Business and Member Services, Campus Recreation & Wellness

Beth Hentges
Associate Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Kim Herhold
Director, University Advancement

Cindy Lamb
Accountant III, General Accounting

Kurt Lotero
Technology Support Specialist 2, Computing

Alexandra MacDermott
Associate Professor, College of Science and Engineering

Carol Pruitt
Administrative Assistant IV, Marketing & Communications

Ed Puckett
Director, Web & Multimedia Services, Computing

Catalina Sanchez
Lead Custodian, FMC-Custodial Services

Mary Washington
Coordinator, Space Inventory, FMC-Scheduling & Space Planning

LeeAnn Wheelbarger
Administrative Assistant IV, College of Business

Jana Willis
Professor, College of Education

Chunlong Zhang
Professor, College of Science and Engineering 

  25 Years of Service
 

1995 - 2020

Debra Carpenter
Executive Director, Auxiliary & Procurement

Phillip Decker
Professor, College of Business

Lois Lewis
Office Supervisor, College of Education

Mike McMullen
Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

David Rachita
Dean of Students, Student Affairs

Samuel Valadez
Lead Electrician, FMC-Building Maintenance

L. Jean Walker
Professor, College of Business

Sharon White
Associate Professor, College of Science and Engineering

  30 Years of Service
 

1990 - 2020

Judith Marquez
Professor, College of Education

Joseph McCormack
Associate Professor, College of Business

  35 Years of Service
 

1985 - 2020

Olga Gonzalez-Wong
Administrative Assistant I, College of Business

Sharon Hall
Professor, College of Science and Engineering

  45 Years of Service
 

1975 - 2020

Robert Jones
Professor, College of Education

  2021 Retirees
 

Karen Barbier
Associate Director-Media Relations, Marketing & Communications, 1999-2020

Patricia Cuchens
Executive Director, Planning/Assessments, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, 2001 - 2021

Flossie DeSouza
Library Associate, Neumann Library, 1985 - 2020

Robert Easley
Assistant Professor, College of Business, 2005 - 2020

Linda Hamilton
Director, Office of Admissions, 2007 - 2020

Elaine Hendrix
Clinical Associate Professor, College of Education, 2010 - 2020

Bobby Kegresse
Executive Director, General Accounting, 2015 - 2021

Kathy Kirchner
Associate Director, Support Center, Computing, 1981 - 2021

Geradette Martin
Enrollment Management Representative, Office of Admissions, 2016 - 2021

Virdeen Munoz
Sr. Academic Advisor, College of Education, 2001 - 2021

Virginia Randall
Administrative Assistant I, College of Human Sciences and Humanities, 2006 - 2021

Ruben Sanchez
Maintenance Assistant, FMC-Building Maintenance, 2002 - 2021

Rita Sills
Accounting Technician, Accounts Payable, 2015 - 2021

Rose Toman
Visiting Lecturer, College of Education, 2014 - 2020

Diane Uehlinger
Department Assistant III, Information Technology, 2006 - 2021

M. Alix Valenti
Professor, College of Business, 2003 - 2021

Taleen Washington
Director, Student Publications & Senior Lecturer, 2002 - 2020

Patricia Yarzy
Administrative Assistant II, College of Education, 2005 - 2021