Employees Recognized for Service and Dedication

June 13 2017
Category: Faculty

Last week, Elmira College employees gathered for the annual Recognition Breakfast to honor their colleagues with 10 and 25+ years of service as well as those who have retired or announced their retirement.

The following individuals were honored for their years of service:

Ten Years: Grayling “Gray” Barron, MaryAnne Boorse, Brandon Burleigh, Leslie Daloia, Shelly Masker, Janet “Gina” Poppleton, Dr. Amarendra Sharma, Margaret Soper, and Clifford Wenck 

Employees, with 25+ years of service, who have retired or officially announced they will retire included: Liz Wavle-Brown (30 years of service), Jim Colunio (26 years of service) and Jim Siconolfi (41 years of service).

In addition, the following faculty and staff were presented with employee awards:

  • Douglas Anderson Award: Kevin Cook. For 34 years, Douglas Anderson of Elmira, an outstanding community leader and business executive served Elmira College as a member of the Board of Trustees. In his honor, The Anderson Foundation and his daughter Bertha Anderson Greelee endowed The Douglas Anderson Award for administrative leadership at Elmira College.

  • Joseph Stein Award: Dr. Allyson Graf. The Josef Stein Award was established to honor the memory of this distinguished former trustee by his son-in-law Dr. Edward Grandt, who for years was himself an active and highly respected member of the Board of Trustees.  This award honors a relatively new member of the Elmira College faculty who has performed with distinction.

  • Catharine McGraw Rock Award: Dr. Mitchell Lewis. The Catharine McGraw Rock Award was established by a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Harold McGraw, of the McGraw-Hill Publishing Corporation, in honor of his daughter. Mr. McGraw was a devoted trustee and major benefactor of the College. This award is presented to a senior member of the Elmira College faculty.

The annual recognition event is held at the end of each academic year and, in addition to honoring employees, is a time to celebrate the conclusion of another academic year at Elmira College.