Faculty and Staff Honored at Annual Service Awards Ceremony

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Provost Michael Bernstein and 52-year honoree Bill Godfrey.

Provost Michael Bernstein and 52-year honoree Bill Godfrey.

This past March, the Service Awards celebration was held for employees marking 25 years or more of service to the University. More than 160 of the 352 honorees celebrating a milestone from 2016 filled the Student Activities Center Ballroom A with joy and conversation as they reconnected with colleagues and shared memories of their years at Stony Brook. A jazz trio from the Department of Music entertained the guests.

Stony Brook University Provost Michael A. Bernstein, speaking on behalf of President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., expressed his gratitude at the devotion, talents and contributions of everyone who helped shape Stony Brook throughout the years.

“You’ve taken us far beyond our humble beginnings as a small teachers’ college, transforming us into an internationally recognized center for excellence. Without your hard work and commitment, we would not be where we are today. Your steadfast commitment to our students and our mission is what makes Stony Brook a thriving community for creation and innovation,” said Provost Bernstein as he began the recognition ceremony.

He asked the 25-, 30- and 35-year honorees to stand first so they could be recognized and applauded for their service. Then he individually recognized the senior honorees who were in attendance, praising their 40 and 45 years of service. Each senior honoree was introduced and brought up to the podium to receive their award, including one, Bill Godfrey, who was celebrating 52 years of service.

A total of 352 people achieved recognized levels of service in 2016: 176 reached 25 years, 101 reached 30 years, 57 reached 35 years, ten reached 40 years, four celebrated 45 years, and four are at 50 years and still going strong. In addition to special Tiffany gifts, attendees each received pins displaying their years of service.

The Service Award Honorees

The 40-year and 50-year honorees in attendance with the Provost. Bottom row: Gilbert Hanosn, Provost Bernstein, Bill Godfrey, Mary Bernero and Shirley Romans. Top row: Peter Van Nieuwenhuizen, Toby Buonagurio, Wilbur Miller, Ira Cohen, Dale Deutsch and Gerald Shephard. Rear: Peter van Nieuwenhuizen, Toby Buonagurio, Wiber Miller, Ira Cohen, Dale Deutsch, Gerald Shephard. Front Row: Gilbert Hanson, Michael Bernstein, Aaron Godfery, Mary Berero

The 40-year and 50-year honorees in attendance with the Provost. Bottom row: Gilbert Hanson, Provost Bernstein, Bill Godfrey, Mary Bernero and Shirley Romans. Top row: Peter Van Nieuwenhuizen, Toby Buonagurio, Wilbur Miller, Ira Cohen, Dale Deutsch and Gerald Shephard.

25 YEARS
Catherine Aiello
Cindy Alonzo
Donna Andricopoulos
Nilda Arocho
Dmitri Averin
Kimberly Balas
Catharine Barrie
Bezhad Barzideh
Brunilda Batista
Elisa Betancourt
Coleen Bianco
Michele Bienia
Christopher Bishop
Leonida Blanco Cepeda
Janice Boboris
Mark Bosco
Mary Bradley
Lloyd Bragg
Bertram Brown
Deborah Brown
Tammy Burns-Pratt
Jo Nell Campanella
Darlene Caputo
Cecilia Carroll
Andrea Cassidy
Siobhan Cassidy
Robi Chatterjee
Rhona Chernoff
Geraldine Claeson
Mei Cobb
Don Paulinus Codipilly
Rachel Colon
Linda Colosi
Jane Constantino
Laura Coppola
Bernadette Culver
Denise D’Ambrosia
Cathy Marie De Luca
Leo DeBobes
Audra Deller
Doreen Demeglio
Denise DiBiase
Lillian Edwards
Michael Egnor
Ann Emanuele-Zotto
Lisa Etter
Nancy Falzon
Diana Filiano
Angella Forde
Gerty Fortune
Barbara Frank
Surinder Gadh
Patricia Galvin-Parton
Jay Gary Gao
Ellen Garnock
Stephen George
Teresita Giustino
Richard Glaser
Lynn Goldmann
Paul Gootenberg
Rosemarie Gordon
Christine Gottesman
Shari Guss
Lori Gynizio
Thomas Halton
Gregory Hedgecock
Thomas Hemmick
Charles Hines
Richard Holliday
William Holt
Michele Hyland
Sandra Hyman
Linda Ilovic
Krista Jansen
Jan Kavazanjian
Denise Kelly
Elyn Keppie
David Kingsley
Gary Kitzis
Erin Knorr
Patrick Koenig
James Konopka
Michael Kosser
Kathleen Krafft
Lucille Kutcher
Roy Lacey
Foluso Ladeinde
Michelle Lakghomi
Kathryn Larsen
Margaret Lavan
Kathleen Le Viness
Jerry Leigh
Jan Leon
Rebecca Leong
Ping-Wu Li
Konstantin Likharev
Carol Low
Theresa Lussos
Kamazima Lwiza
Mikhail Lyubich
Irving Mack
Erich Mackow
Michael Maione
Iona Man-Cheong
August Manfredi
Koumudi Manthani
Paula McCarthy
Anne McElroy
Matthew McKinley
David McKinnon
Alvhia McWhite
Linda Merrill
Todd Miller
Joseph Mitchell
Maryann Monahan
Patricia Montes
Randi Montroy
Sheila Muldoon
Jennie Napolitano
Barbara Nemesure
George Newell Jr.
Kathleen O’Brien
Beverley O’Connor
Patricia Ortiz-Rios
Douglas Panico
Margaret Parker
Robert Parker
Lisa Perez
Deborah Pernia
Patricia Poster
Brenda Price
Suzanne Prince
Leslie Quinn
Debra Richer
Rebecca Riemann
Diane Riis
Kenneth Rosenfeld
Naomi Rossi
Colby Rowe
Laureen Sa
Arthur Samuel
Karen Sanford
Eriko Sato
Ellen Schaefer
Wolf Schafer
Paul Schreiber
Steven Schwartz
Mary Scully
Matthew Senk
Irin Shoykhet
Vimala Sivaraman
Richard Smith
Suzette Smookler
Gina Soto
Tammy Spittal
Heesuck Suh
Elizabeth Sullivan
Marsha Tanenberg-Karant
Wendy Tang
Philip Tarantino
Cynthia Toomey
Helaine Toomey
Leslie Trupiano
Christopher Utano
Marie Varela
Paul Ventiquattro
Lalaine Villaroman
Mary Volz
Scot Weber
Dorothea Wilson
Doreen Wisnewski
Patricia Wright
Minghua Zhang
Steven Zove
Sharon Zucker
Janet Zwergel

30 YEARS
Ghazala-Rafi Akhtar
Mary Allen
Josephine Aller
Robert Aller
Raymond Archer
Valerie Armstrong
Leo Bachmair
Valerie Bagnasco
Douglas Begent
Paul Berniak
Doris Boehle
Evelyn Bromet
Rose Bukovsky
Diane Carlson
Christina Catania
Stuart Chale
Dennis Clarke
William Collins III
Joanne Conway
Ethel Curley
Daniel Davis
Joseph Decristofaro
James Dilger
Sherrie Dobiecki
Susan Donelan
Mary Dowd
Georgia Emig
Thomas Farabaugh
Eileen Farrell
Ivy Ferretti
John Ferretti
Debbie Fitzgerald
Martha Furie
Douglas Gabriele
Theresa Gaeta
Daniel Gallagher
Janet Gatti
Christine Gironda
Nancy Glover
Cheri Gostic
Jessica Gurevitch
Gary Halada
Patricia Hines
Randy Holland
Nancy Howell
Ta-Yung Hsu
Deborah Iorio
Raja Jaber
Joyce Klein
Patricia Kumpfbeck
Adelaide Kuzmack
Lisa Lacourt
Terryn Leahy
Theresa Leonard
Martin Levine
Jean Lewis
Mary Longobucco
Maria Maguire
Satyanarayana Manthani
Colette Marran
David Massen
Ann Mary Mathai
Theresa McManus
Karen Miranda
Ute Moll
Patrick Mulhern
Denise Muscarella
Jeanne Neville
Rosalind Perdomo-Ayala
Jane Pianforte
Michael Pilkington
Flora Pollydore
Cheryl Pouletsos
Joaquin Quiason
Ernst Raeder
Karen Rathbun
Joan Rivera
Scott Ross
Colleen Rowlinson
Porshia Russell
Antonino Russo
Corinne Seidl
Michael Stein
Adrienne Stroh
Alice Sullivan
Jean Swartz
Brian Timmons
Mary Tjersland
Brian Tria
Ellen Valva
Laura Vogeli
Mary Vogelle-Buscemi
Kerry Walsh
Anita Wasilewska
Jody Weiss-Burns
Nancy Wichtendahl
Suzanne Winant
William Wise
Gerrit Wolf
George Wright Jr.
Joan Zuckerman

35 YEARS
Teresa Adkins
Stephanie Ammann
Michael Anderson
Said Arjomand
Vincent Belli
Roseanne Benson
Joseph Blaszky
Daniel Bogenhagen
Mildred Bowman-Brown
Patricia Bruckenthal
Yolanda Caban
Margaret Chapman
Peter Cohn
Joanne Davis
Alan Devries
Donna Digiovanni
Kathryn Durans
Walter Eanes III
David Ferguson
Daniel Fischer
James Ganetis
Karin Ganetis
Colleen Gang
Regina Gartin
Mary George
Kathleen Gioconda
Sultan Hameed
Robert Hoberman
Mark Jablonski
Lester Kallus
Deborah Lasassier
Kevin Lorio
Salema Mahajan
Donna McCarthy
Mary Veronica McKinnon
Barbara McQuade
Margaret Melendez
Laureen Merill
Stacey Olster
Robert Perry
Diane Rachek
Joann Santorelli
Bharathi Scott
Dennis Sheppard
Cathy Shrimpton
Carol Simek
Joseph Simonetti
Jeffrey Slechta
Bransford Snell
Ellen Sotomayer
Joseph Spinks
Theresa Strecker
Keith Studholme
Theresa Tiso
Nancy Tomes
Maria Valerio
Stephen Vlay

40 YEARS
Toby Buonagurio
Edward Casey
Ira Cohen
Dale Deutsch
Jerry Edwards
Aldustus Jordan
Wilbur Miller
Shirley Romans
Gerald Shephard
Peter Van Nieuwenhuizen

45 YEARS
Nancy Davies
David Dilworth
Steven Englebright
Robert Martin

50 YEARS
Mary Bernero
Aaron Godfrey
Gilbert Hanson
Herman Lebovics

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