College hosts annual holiday luncheon for classified staff

Classified staff from across campus gathered to break bread in good company at the 31st annual Appreciation & Recognition Holiday Luncheon on Dec. 16.

The meal is a long-standing tradition at SUNY New Paltz, a way of recognizing the many and various contributions staff make to the College’s core purpose of educating the next generation of citizens.

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“At this busy time of year, it is important for us to pause and celebrate with friends and colleagues,” said President Donald P. Christian. “This is a campus that works well and serves well the people who depend on us, and who we depend on – even as we continue to find ways to get even better. Your work and your commitment make a great difference in our success. Thank you!”

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

20 Years

  • Charles Bates (Facilities)
  • Martin Brett (Facilities)
  • Fred DeStefano (Facilities)
  • Lynne Legato (Accounts Payable)
  • Valerie Lloyd (Student Accounts)
  • Robert Moyer (Facilities)
  • Candida Ramirez (Facilities)
  • Robert Lee Ricci (Facilities)
  • Scott Sutta (Facilities)
  • Russell Warren (Facilities)

25 Years

  • Robert Crolius (Administrative Computer)
  • Rina Cuellar (Facilities)
  • Peter Elliott (Facilities)
  • Tammy Gaffney (Procurement)
  • Theresa Monroe (Residence Life)
  • Denise Sirrine (Student Health Service)
  • Barbara Windelspecht (Financial Aid)

30 Years

  • Georgia Bruck (Facilities)
  • Thomas Decker (Facilities)

35 Years

  • Susan Boyer (Facilities)
  • Gae Gundersen-Barry (Vice President – Student Affairs)
  • Nancy Valenti (Student Accounts)

Recent Retirees

  • Anna Bartlett (Student Health Service)
  • Kathleen Carey (Foundation – Development
  • Maureen Costello (Facilities)
  • Ronald Crans (Facilities)
  • Michele Curci (Facilities)
  • Michael Doyle (University Police)
  • Barry Lawless (Facilities)
  • Dorothy Padin (Veteran & Military Services)
  • Sandra Schoonmaker (Communication Disorders)
  • Catherine Veluta (Procurement)
  • Victoria Vincent (Records & Registration)