March 2009 Faculty Focus


  • Rick Rembielak
    head baseball coach, was inducted into the Kent State Varsity “K” Athletics Hall of Fame.
  • Ron Wellman
    has been appointed to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee.

Babcock School

  • Thomas Clarkson
    received funding from the N.C. Biotechnology Center for his proposal, “Babcock Demon Incubator (BDI) Biotechnology/Bioscience Expansion Project.”

Graylyn Conference Center

  • Sonya Crouch
    has been named Employee of the Year for 2008.
  • Gill Dunn
    has been named an Employee of the Quarter.
  • David Joyner
    has been named an Employee of the Quarter.
  • Nicole Lee
    has been named an Employee of the Quarter.
  • Michael Taylor
    has been named Manager of the Quarter.

Information Systems

  • Rebecca Griffin Jones
    published a book, “Recipes From Little Miss Muffin Bakery and more.”

ZSR Library

  • Mary Lib Slate
    has retired. She was a library specialist.


Staff members who are observing anniversaries of their employment.
(Recognition is for one year and for five through 50 years at five-year intervals.)

March 2009 Recognition

30 Years

Minta McNally, Advancement: Assistant VP/Director of Parent & Donor Relations

20 Years

Jeffrey Marion, Facilities & Campus Services: Special Coating Technician
John Winkle, Facilities & Campus Services: Service Technician, Maintenance Team 2

10 Years

Andrea Ellis, Human Resources & Provost: Assoc. Director, Professional Development
Michelle Renee Green, Facilities & Campus Services: Custodian
Anthony Lewis, Graylyn Conference Center: Maintenance Technician

5 Years

Kathy Arfmann, Financial & Accounting Service: Financial System Administrator
Scott Augustus, Graylyn Conference Center: Account Manager
John Borwick, Information Systems: Assistant Director, Data Delivery
Carolyn Carriker, Stores: Assistant Manager II, Deacon Shop, Hanes Mall
Janice Huesman, School of Divinity: Administrative Assistant
Rufus Johnson, Facilities & Campus Services: Carpenter II
Pam Moser, Research & Sponsored Programs: Associate Director, Research Compliance
Richard Peck, Facilities & Campus Services: Service Technician, Maintenance Team 1
Randy Truesdale, Facilities & Campus Services: Service Technician, Maint. Team 4
Jillian Wahila, Graylyn Conference Center: Manager, Front Desk

1 Year

Ed Bullington, Facilities & Campus Services: Construction Project Manager
Brittany Counts, Graylyn Conference Center: Server
Anne Davenport, Financial & Accounting Service: Director, Tax
Jeff Gaither, Facilities & Campus Services: Preventative Maintenance Coordinator
Kathryn Hackworth, Financial & Accounting Service: Accountant, Fixed Assets
Jung Park, Physics: Post Doctoral Research Associate
Jennifer Price, Facilities & Campus Services: CAD Drafter
Michael Robinson, University Police: Security Officer

Categories: Faculty