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Service Recognition

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Congratulations to our 2021 Service Recognition Honorees!

Drexel University celebrates the dedication of faculty, professional staff and retirees who have achieved significant service milestones — in five-year increments — during their careers at Drexel. This year's 611 honorees represent over 8,100 hours of combined service to the University.


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55-Year Honoree Spotlights

Barbara HornumBarbara Hornum, PhD

Barbara Hornum arrived at Drexel University in 1966, during which time there were only two anthropology courses. Over the years in both anthropology and sociology she created and taught additional courses that still exist today: Worldviews, Science, Religion and Magic, The Human Past, Societies in Transition, Women and Men in a Changing World, The Future Through Science Fiction, Social Theory, and Intercultural Behavior are a partial list. She received a Drexel Research Scholar's Award for 1992-1993.

Dr. Hornum was the founder and Director of the Drexel Center for Academic Excellence during its existence from 2005-2016. This grew from her responsibilities while she was Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs from 1996 to 2002.

Beginning with membership on the Faculty Council, the precursor of the Faculty Senate, Dr. Hornum was centrally involved in faculty governance and served on the first Senate as Chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee and as Senate Chair from 2003 to 2005 and 2009-2013.

Dr. Hornum returned to the Anthropology Department in 2016, where she completed research on Inclusion and Diversity in the classroom and on the changes in attitudes about religion and spirituality among millennials. She continued to work on assessment at multiple levels.

Dr. Hornum retired from Drexel University in 2020 after over five decades of incredible work and dedication to the institution.

George KingGeorge King

Written by Scott Dunham, Director of Grounds

George King started his working career at Drexel in 1966 after graduating and leaving the farm he grew up on in Virginia. His first assignment was as a janitor in the Creese building for a few years until he was later transferred to the Main Building where he stayed on as a janitor until 1982. It was then that he came to his current home in the Grounds Department. George has seen our campus develop over time to include the construction and/or renovation of numerous buildings and open spaces and the acquisition of many more. He has also seen six different University presidents come and go over his 55 years. He has been a part of the Facilities Department from the beginning, watching it grow from a small unit into the large workforce that it is today. Mr. King also has a very sharp memory and can tell you almost anything you would want to know about Drexel's history, as well as just about everyone that he has worked with.

George's work ethic is second to none. He is never late, never calls out, and always works hard; in fact, during my time here at Drexel which started in May of 2011, George has exactly one lateness on record and that was excused due to traffic. He still says that he enjoys coming to work every day to see his fellow employees and to spend time around his Drexel family, and even though his daily assignments have changed over the years, he still puts forth the effort that any supervisor would love to see. He tells us that the reason he has been doing it for so long and so faithfully is because he really doesn't want to sit around at home, so why not continue to come in to a place he has grown to love over the years? George is equally committed to his loving wife of 50 years and has two daughters, one of whom attended Drexel, and a growing collection of both grand and great-grandchildren who keep him busy in his free time.


2021 Honorees

Use the menu below to view our honorees by numerical year of service. To view the list of honorees by department, review this Excel sheet.

50 Years

Bruce Eisenstein

45 Years

Hazel Murphy
Robert Peck
Som Tyagi

40 Years

Jacques Catudal
Thomas Chiang
Bakhtier Farouk
Arnold Goines
Rebecca Grant
Marie Hartman
Wayne Hill
Delphia Johnson
Martha Kaplan
Rosalie Kreider
Janice Lyons
Calvin Mack
Banu Onaral
Judy Shatz
Eva Thury

35 Years

Kathleen Blake
Cynthia Books
Judy Churchill
Afshin Daryoush
Janet Fleetwood
Ed Gracely
Gregory Gredzinski
Grace Hsuan
J Yasha Kresh
Stephen McMillan
Abioseh Porter

30 Years

Jay Bhatt
Laura D'Angelo
Bob Finegan
Itzhak Fischer
Linda Ann Freer
Jacqueline Genovesi
Caryn Glaser
Joel Horwitz
Jeremy Johnson
Kathleen Martin
Lori O'Connell
Paul Runyon
Kathy Ryan
Jeff Salvage
Wei-Heng Shih
Robin Smith
Raymond Stoffel
Denise Zelenak

25 Years

Richard Astro
Sharon Brubaker
Jacqueline Castagna
Donna DeCarolis
Angel Dorsey
Laura Duwel
Judy Fluke
Mary Flynn
Jennifer Fogarty
Matthew Giannone
Raymond Goon
Carolann Imbesi
Winnie Jones
Stacy Kline
Kathryn Lally
Spiros Mancoridis
Mike Mather
Richard McCourt
Marylou McHugh
William McNulty
Adelaida Medlock
Robert Morris
Dagmar Niebur
Leslie Quinn
Jed Shumsky
Amy Slaton
John Smith
Kathryn Steen
Bruce Tepper

20 Years

Denise Agosto
Vincenzo Brancato
Paul Callomon
Daryl Carlton
Chaomei Chen
Justine Christmas
Karen Cristiano
Thomas Curran
Kapil Dandekar
Evan Danziger
Steven Detofsky
Richardson Dilworth
Amy Duan
Barbara Erwins-Romm
Caroline Feenan
Barbara Ferrigno
Joanne Ferroni
Chris Finnin
Valerie Fox
Gennady Friedman
Michael Froio
Patricia Gallagher
David Goldberg
Nadine Golding
Bruce Graham
Tony Grangel
Kimberly Grasty
Darius Graziani
Kurtulus Izzetoglu
Robert Jacoby
Joanna Jarvis
Paul Junod
Kathy Kalatsantonakis
Chad Kealey
Benjamin Krevitz
Tsz Kwok
Daniela Livingston
Patrick Loll
Igor Los
Maria de la luz Matus-Mendoza
Karen McElveen-Smith
Regan McGarvey
Kimberly Miller
Kevin Montgomery
Vadake Narayanan
Alexander Nikolaev
Krzysztof Nowak
Celina Perez
Mary Purnell
Leo Reilly
Bruce Robertson
Albert Rundio
Susan Rutkowsky
Dario Salvucci
Simone Schlichting-Artur
Trish Shewokis
Chris Shields
Scott Stein
Sarah Steinwachs
Mike Tuberosa
Edward Waldov
Rosina Weber
Michael Weingarten
Lihua Yao

15 Years

Lloyd Ackert
Krys Adkins
Yelena Alekseyeva
Lynn Almengor
Carol Artlett
Zulma Ball
Natalia Broz
Meghan Butryn
Yuanfang Cai
Colleen Cannon
Anne Marie Cellucci
Michael Cerrone
Chapin Cimino
Rebecca Clothey
David Cohen
Nancy Colon-Anderson
Kirsten Connolly
Rose Corrigan
Honora Cutler
Michael D'Adamo
David DeMatteo
Grant Dilibero
Genevieve Dion
Juan Du
Mary Ebeling
Alison Evans
Daryl Falco
Dan Filler
Alecia Fox
Richard Freas
Rasaan Freeman
Edward Fristrom
Barry Furrow
Stephen Gambescia
Tasha Gardner
Kristine Grant
Anatolii Grinshpan
Yixin Guo
Le Hill
Lisa Hirst
Mary Hovinga
Talmadge Howard
Kareem Johnson
Jenny Kaus
Marlin Killen
Tae Gyo Kim
Claire King
Julie Kinzel
Emmanuel Koku
Michael Kopena
Gregory Lapchenko
Kenneth Lau
Nora Lee
Robert Loudon
Laura Lynch
Abigail Maley
Sergey Markin
Andrew Marx
Julia May
Andrea Modica
Terry Murphy
Sharukh Nayar
Walter Niemczura
Kevin Oates
Mira Olson
Jennifer Olszewski
Gail Partridge
Tricia Phifer
Anna Pohuly
Timothy Raynor
Gordon Richards
Tricia Robak
Marisol Rodriguez Mergenthal
James Rose
Gail Rosen
Subir Sahu
Karen Sams
Robert Sataloff
Kusuma Schofield
Bryan Schwartz
Ashlee Scott
Jonathan Seitz
Randall Sell
Joanne Serembus
Natalia Shevtsova
Jason Silverman
Susan Solecki
Jennifer Soto
Lamar Spady
Mica Storer
Steven Szmutko
Dave Tristano
Sarah Ulrich
Brian Vance
John Walsh
Jessica Ward
William Wathington
Richard White
Rhonda Wittlin
Katie Zamulinsky
Hannah Zhang
Emily Zimmerman

10 Years

Dominic Amato
Mary Aponte
Hasan Ayaz
Matthew Azevedo
Emily Bahrt
Ben Barnett
Rosaria Barr
Sean Blake
Kerry Boland
Helen Bowman
Michael Boyle
Sebastien Bradley
Angela Brennan
Krista Cady
Tina Callaghan
Veronica Carey
Patti Cashin
Rachel Chilkotowsky
Thomas Chmielewski
Thomas Cirone
Jayeanne Clinefelter
Charles Cook
Tina Marie Coolidge
Chasity Cotton
Nyree Dardarian
Anginita De Ramus
Diane DePew
Haley Dervinis
Sabrina DeVose
Pia Di Girolamo
Fred DiCostanzo
Anthony DiGennaro
Danil Dobrynin
Lori Doyle
Lauren Duguid
Scott Dunham
Kevin Egan
Helene Engel
Rodrigo Espana
Alissa Falcone
Bill Fennelly
Neeta Fogg
Richard Forney
Charles Fulmer
Andrew Giannone
Ellen Giarelli
Tali Gidalevitz
Maurice Gilliard
Julie Goodman
Lachon Griffin
Keunah Han
Nathan Hanna
Mary Hartsock
Carolyn Jackson
Randia Johnson
Tara Jurgelewicz
Aimee Kahan
Lisa Kaiser
Goran Karapetrov
Amanda Keen
Linda Kim
Maria Kim
Ann Klassen
Kenneth Kline
Anna Koulas
Jessica Kratzer
David Kurz
Charlie Lashley
Erik Levitsky
Irene Lin
Jack Lonsdale
Ashley Madison
Jennifer Magauran
Mandy Mangano
Tyfease Mangum
Robert Maschi
Kim McClay
Tracy McSweeney
Lindsay Michaleski
Justin Mignone
Edward Mikalic
Crystal Miller
Gregory Montanaro
Amy Montemarano
Dee Nicholas
Amy Nickerson
Sean O'Donnell
Flavia Padovani
Margene Petersen
Patricia Pickup
Perrie Prince
Stanley Ridgley
Lucy Robinson
Margaret Robinson
Christopher Roccia
Laura Romano
Susan Romano-Benigno
Rosemary Rys
Sheila Sandapen
Aleksandra Sarcevic
Daniel Schidlow
David Schloss
Bhaswati Sen
Jamielyn Sheldon
Kate Skladanek
Julie Sluzenski
Scott Sokoloski
Dustin Sparks
John Speidel
Shanele Stepney
Lindsay Steussy
Monica Stevens Smyth
Erik Sundquist
Kay Swartzwelder
William Swoope
Jocelyn Tarquini
Mary Jean Tecce DeCarlo
Monica Togna
Theresa Torres
Maria Walker
Min Wang
Chris Weyant
John White
Lydia White
Cathy Wilkins-Spotwood
Tyrek Williams
Jerome Wilson
Jichen Zhu

5 Years

Rita Adeniran
William Ahern
Leah Appleton
Javier Arroyo
Adanech Assefa
Laura Aycock
Douglas Baird
Terri Ballard
Rachel Barnett
Charles Barone
Jessica Barr
Erica Bash
Lisa Batt
Charles Baukman
Pavlos Beiter
Scarlett Bellamy
Meredith Bloom
Von Briggs
Lisa Brooks
Bridget Brown
Katie Brown
Michael Bruneau
Tyisha Butler
Allison Campbell
Shannon Capps
Natalie Carlton
Jennifer Carolina-Bell
Joshua Carson
Joanne Caruso
Harry Childs
Autumn Ciarrocchi
Kenyatta Clark
Tiffany Clarke
Aqila Clement
Jessica Cohen
Kevin Coleman
Dawn Connors
Russell Cooke
Kelly Courts
Kaylynn Curfman
Tracey Curran
Susan Dang
Thomas DeChiaro
Alyson Demas
Yi Deng
Safia Dias
Alexej Dick
Jessica Doheny
Abby Dougherty
Lauren Dye Netti
Kaylyn Edelman
Shannon Edwards
Amir Farnam
Benjamin Feld
William Felty
Nicholas Fiordaliso
Shaun Fitzpatrick
Alonzo Flowers
Ryan Fonio
Paul Fortier
Jenell Fritz
Sasha Gamburg
David Leonardo Garcia Ramirez
Peter Gaskill
Kimberly Gholston
Christina Giessen
Phillip Gilliam
Derek Gillman
Vasilis Gkatzelis
Neal Goldstein
Jerome Green
Alan Greenberger
Jane Greene Ryan
Nathan Greiner
Allison Groves
Michael Guerrieri
Olivia Hackett
David Haendler
Zach Hathaway
Vincent Hatton
Gail Hoeflich
Simi Hoque
Nichole Hulse
John Hutelmyer
Tran Huynh
Kianna Hvostal
Mia Irizarry
Andrea Irvine
Noor Jemy
Kasimir Jenkins
Justin Jennings
Jaeyoon Jeong
Christopher Johnson
Robert Jones
Jackie Kilmartin
Hiromi Koyama
Elizabeth Kukura
Renee Kulba
Aaron Laskey
Hyunmin Lee
Kenneth Lee
Ken Leschinsky
Amanda Leslie
James Lipczynski
Dominique Lopez
Kerri Lord
Amanda Lough
Gina Lovasi
Robert Lucas
Mackenzie Luke
Claire Lutz
Matthew Lyons
Chelsea Madison
Dianne Malley
Kim Malone
Kelsey Manahan-Phelan
William Mangold
Jessica Mar
Timothy Markert
Dionicio Martinez
Jessica McCall
Daniel McCann
Laura McHugh
Martha Meiers
George Merritt
Esheref Milori
Kevin Mitchell
Hilary Mitnick
Michael Moody
William Mooney
Anna Moronski
Danette Morrison
Seyed Nariman Mostafavi
Paul Nicgorski
Leah Nissle
Robert O'Driscoll
Sunmi Jung Oh
Bency Oonnoonny
Nicol Osborn
Amy Ott
Shae Padrick
Joel Pereira
Stefanie Perna
Roberta Perry
Paige Persons
Sandra Petri
Adam Phillips
Joy Phillips
Emanuela Piermarini
Natalya Potsyurko
Tristan Potter
Courtney Price
Tiara Quann
Harrison Quick
Scott Quitel
Durda Rajsic
Amina Ravenell
Jennifer Reed-Hack
Matthew Reindorp
Andrew Rich
Melissa Richman
James Rinier
Michelle Riordan
Steven Rodgers
Hector Rodriguez
Kaitlyn Runner
Allison Rusgo
Dana Ryan
Jessica Sances
Tyrone Sanders
Michael Savigliano
Raja Schaar
Matthew Schneider
Ed Schruba
Tiffany Scott
Freeman Scruggs
Kena Sears
Allison Seeley
Jasreen Sekhon
Christine Serowsky
Meaghan Shattuck
Amina Simmons
Janet Sloand
Debra Smith
Denise Snow
Delia Solomons
Srinivas Somarowthu
Zachary Spiker
Amy Spiller
Kim Spina
Michelle Spina
Stacy Stanislaw
Ivana Stankov
Mario Stavrev
Joshua Stevenson
Emily Storz
Charles Stream
Jill Sweeney
Scott Tattar
Brantley Taylor
Chayna Taylor
Jane Taylor
Garth Terrelonge
Brianna Thompson
Michael Thompson
Joseph Tighe
Michele Tonge
Nicole Trinkaus
Brigitte Valesey
Giacomo Vivanti
Kate Walbert
Denise Way
Melinda Webster
Glenn Williams
Jake Williams
Morgan Williams
Tonie Williams
Anne Willkomm
Larry Win
Julia Wisniewski
Mi-yeet Wong
Ezra Wood
Christopher Wright
David Zielke
Matthew Ziemke


Awards and Gift Selection

All honorees will receive a certificate and letter mailed to their home address in January. For those honorees celebrating 10+ years of service, you will receive additional information about the gift selection process. The deadline for gift selection is Friday, April 1, 2022. You may select your gift online (using the login and password provided in your gift booklet) or mail the order form. Please note that if you opt to mail in the order form, it must be postmarked before April 1.