Central Lakes College recognized 132 retired faculty spanning 53 years in addition to 39 employees with more than seven centuries of service.
Faculty emeritus honorees, including several who still teach part time and others posthumously recognized, were among those cited in Good Friday ceremonies that were part of Recognition Day.
Retiring in 2005 are Roy Androli after 33 years as an accounting instructor and more recently a counselor; Ben Jorgensen after 33 years as an instructor in farm business management; Sally Grove after 16 years in the financial aid office; and Vern Busho after 15 years as an instructor in computerizing small business and small business management.
Among the longevity achievements cited were state service milestones for Manfred "Fritz" Bertelt, English instructor, with 36 years; Judy Nelson in Records and Registration with 35 years; DelRay Lecy in regional program management and institutional effectiveness with 30 years; and Barbara Cline in customized training with 25 years.
Twenty-year service recognition went to Sharon Fodness, Debra McCarthy, Marilyn Moses, Ronald Nelson and Nancy Paulson.
Those with 15 years of state service are Wendy Adamson, Wendy Antolak, Rebecca Best, Susan Caquelin, Keith Card, Bruce Eide, Jody Flynn, William Fortune, Connie Frisch, Mary Marquardt, Bonnie Meacham, Paul Mickelson, Kay Mueller, Herbert Ollila, Jane Peterson, Elizabeth Picciano, Roger Pickering, Gregory Scheler, Kirby Scott, Rose Tretter, Carol Tulikangas and Melody Weber.
Ten-year employment recognition went to David Bissonette, Bruce Fuhrman, Michael Hopps, Russell Jenkins, Martha Kuehn, Carla Loss, Ann Silgen and Rebecca Souhrada.
Faculty emeritus at the event were Art Bialka, accounting and data processing, a 1984 retiree; Tom Chesley, counseling, philosophy, psychology and English, 1986; William Guelker, farm business management, 1986; Wesley Urdahl, landscaping, 1989; Burt Knandel, floral, 1991; Allyn Nelson, computer science and math, 1991; Calvin Carlson, math, chemistry and coaching, 1992; Morris Lundgren, counselor, 1993.
Pat Miller, photography, 1994; Steven Wentworth, physics, engineering, math and chemistry, 1994; Charles Balzer, counselor, 1995; Raymond Frisch, English and humanities, 1995; Jeanne Goodwin, child development, 1995; Evelyn Matthies, art, 1995; Melvin Nefstead, Academic Center for Enrichment, 1995; Bruce Nelsen, machine trades, 1995.
Kent Carlson, chemistry, 1997; Delores Nelson, secretarial, 1997; Lorraine Ehrich, registered nursing, 1998; Robert "George" Bedard, computer science, math, physics and engineering, 1999; Jeffery Smith, keyboarding, secretarial, 2000; Mark Wheeler, history, political science, 2000; Joseph Plut, English and humanities, 2001; John Wallin, occupational skills, 2001.
Joann Luukkonen, administrative support, 2003; Leonard Scholten, business management, 2003; John DeVries, history, 2004; Kay Fitterer, registered nursing, 2004; Douglas Keran, natural resources and biology, 2004; and Bennett Jorgensen, farm business management, 2005.
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