TSU celebrates employee service

TSU President Glenda Glover (c), among those recognized for 40 years of service to Tennessee State University including (on her left, l to r): William Hayslett, Bennie Brandon, (on her right, l to r): Thelria Hardaway and Thomas Davis photo: John Cross/TSU Media Relations

TSU President Glenda Glover (c), among those recognized for 40 years of service to Tennessee State University including (on her left, l to r): William Hayslett, Bennie Brandon, (on her right, (l to r): Thelria Hardaway and Thomas Davisphoto: John Cross/TSU Media Relations

Tennessee State University believes in celebrating faculty and staff, and it was no more evident than during the 23rd annual Employee Recognition luncheon on April 21. The yearly event provides special recognition to university employees for their years of service and those retiring.

TSU President Glenda Glover said the program provided an opportunity to salute fellow colleagues for their time, talents and years of service to the university.

“The work that takes place on our campus is done through the collaborative efforts of so many hard-working individuals who share a commitment to our mission,” said Dr. Glover. “I applaud you for setting and achieving the goal of providing a customer-friendly and inclusive campus environment. Without the energy, dedication and cooperation of all our employees, the university would not be the premiere institution it is today.”

The service award program was created to provide special recognition to faculty and staff for their years of service to the university. Employees with five years or more of service were acknowledges at each five-year milestones. Recognition was paid to those retiring from the state university.

Retirees: Eunice Burt, Diane Carlew, Dr. Bonnie Chakravorty, Sidney Chandler, Dr. Khalid Chaudhary, Dixie Crawford, Dr. James Ellzy, Ms. Mattie Emanuel, Mr. Leonard Hayes, Dr. Rosemary Jeffries, Donzella Kay, Vicki King, Dr. Gregory Komives, Wanda McBee, Dr. David McCargar, Martha Parks, Richard Patterson, Dr. Rosalyn Pitt, Dr. Surendra Singh, Barbara Taylor, Alvin Wade, and Perellia Walker.

Service Awards

45 Years: Asalean Springfield

40 Years: Bennie Brandon, Sandra Brown, Thomas Davis, William Hayslett, Thelria Hardaway, and Carmelia Taylor

35 Years: Eleanor Bass, Linda Bell, Sarabjit Bhatti, Sharon Bradley, Frankie Brooks, Frances Gore, Annie Harris, Jocelyn Thomas, Carey Wallace, and Eddie Williams

30 Years: Carter Catlin, Elizabeth Kunnu, Joseph Hurst, and Kofi Semenya

25 Years: Lynetta Alexander, Roy Avery, Karen Gupton, James Hollowell, Gregory Mitchell, Bryan Quarles, and Lillie Taylor

20 Years: Ronnie Brooks, John Cade, Sammy Davis, Loretta Divens, Kay Gaines, Melanie Gardner, Veronica Jones, Mohammad Karim, David Kelley, Marietta Kelley, Wilson Lee, Deborah McCauley, Victoria McGee-Hayes, Landon Onyebueke, Mary Otis, Judith Presley, Wanda Richardson, Alex Sekwat, Amy Sibulkin, Brenda Siebe, Tommi Smith, and Bradley White

15 Years: Anonya Akuley-Amenyenu. William Anneseley, Ahmad Aziz, Christy Barbo, Tiffanie Brown, Brenda Collier, Sherry Crudup, Janice Emerson, Clifton Etheridge, Jessica Gabriel, James Henderson, Latessa Hickerson, Jayne Howse, Wendelyn Inman, Karla Kean, Latif Lighari, Gaile Mann, Ernest Miah, Nelson Modeste, Martha Mosley, Rabie Neal, Pinky Noble-Britton, Ben Northington, John Ordung, Henry Perry, Michelle Vaughn, Ruifang Wang, Anjetta Williams, Valerie Williams, and George Yang

10 Years: Karen Avant, Dereje Bahiru, Trena Barksdale, Ronald Barredo, Rebecca Bone, Sharon Boyce, Nakesha Brown, Charlene Byers, Kim Crutcher, Sedric Griffin, Tracey Harris, Melvin Johnson, Fabien Jolivette, Vahid Khairollahi, Bonita Knight, Chantae Matthews, Joshua Moore, Lois Muhammad, Harold Murra, Dave Neal, Peggy Pettit, Nsoki Phambu, Natasha Plant, Helen Ralston, Raymond Richardson, Linda Robare, Cheryl Seay, Arthur Sharp, Cheryl Watts, Janice Williams, Michael Williamson, Tameka Winston, Sandy Woodruff, and Phil Yan

Five Years: Zellina Anderson, Dorjsuren Badamdorj, Larry Baker, Alonzo Beene, Deborah Bellamy, Domont Bills, Pamela Bobo, Kenyatta Bradford, Mark Brinkley, Amanda Brown, Deo Chimba, Roni Christian, Gregory Clapp, Glenn Clay, Craig Clifford, Dijon Daniels, Samuel Dare, Jason de Koff, Kelley Frady, Cynthia Gadsden, Solomon Haile, Patricio Jara, Perry Lewis, Rhonda McClain, Rosalyn Mccullough, Franchetta Miller, Rebecca Moore, Cynthia Murillo, Jennifer Nelson, Shirley Nix-Davis, Jeffrey Parker, Paul Peterson, Robert Regan, Melissa Richie, Edward Sanders, Sasikiran Sangireddy, Sachin Shetty, George Smith, Sharon Smith, Billy Smith, Jr., James Stephens, Richard Stone, Qi Tang, Tammy Taylor, Celestine Terry, John Tiller, LeJeun Watson, Learotha Williams, Joy Williams, Zakiyah Williams, and Holly Williams-McMahan