College hosts annual holiday luncheon for classified staff

20151216-2_CSEA Holiday Luncheon_17SUNY New Paltz paid tribute to the hard work and dedication of classified staff members at the 30th annual Appreciation & Recognition Holiday Luncheon on Dec. 16.

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“We come together at this signature event to recognize and celebrate your great work,” said President Donald P. Christian. “I hope that you take the opportunity to reflect on your many contributions that make SUNY New Paltz the outstanding place that it is. Your work and your commitment make a great difference in our success, and as President I want to thank all of you for that great work.”

The occasion also saw the recognition of the following employees, who this year reached significant milestones in their careers with the College:

20 Years

  • Christine Decosta (Facilities Operations)
  • Elizabeth LaPolla (School of Education)
  • Dan Maier (Facilities Operations)

25 Years

  • Michael Banach (Facilities Operations)
  • Doris Butterfield (Black Studies)
  • Michael Curci (Facilities Operations)
  • Awilda Kreuter (Student Accounts)
  • Steven Perez (Facilities Operations)

30 Years

  • Nancy Koper (Undergraduate Admissions)

Recent Retirees

  • Kathleen Bernal (Residence Life)
  • Kim Dodd (School of Education)
  • Cecelia Donato (School of Education)
  • Marie Dunne (Vice President for Enrollment Management)
  • Alicia Estrada (Facilities Operations)
  • Elaine Ferguson (Facilities Operations)
  • Nilda Hernandez (Facilities Operations)
  • Nancy Hoffman (Facilities Operations)
  • Charleen McCarthy (Facilities Operations)
  • Muriel Monsanto (Student Accounts)
  • Dorothy Owejan (Facilities Operations)
  • Tommy Pender (Facilities Operations)
  • Susan Robinson (Development)
  • Purnima Schachter (International Programs)
  • Yoshiko Toyama (Facilities Operations)
  • Timothy Wurtz (University Police)