Classified Staff enjoy good food and good company at annual Holiday Luncheon

Classified staff from across campus gathered for some well-deserved R&R at the 33nd annual Appreciation & Recognition Holiday Luncheon on Dec. 15.

The festive meal is a long-standing tradition at SUNY New Paltz, as staff and supervisors take a few moments to enjoy one another’s company, and pay tribute to the contributions each staff member makes to the College’s core educational mission.

“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. Our collective team approach, as much as our individual work, also plays an integral role in that success. As we move into a new year, I hope that we continue to view our work together as essential to the success of this College.”

The Holiday Luncheon also provides an opportunity for recognizing employees who this year reached significant milestones in their careers with the College. This year’s honorees included:

20 Years

  • Emma Cora (Facilities)
  • Johnny Coxum (University Police Department)
  • Lisa Davis (President’s Office)
  • Freddy Destefano (Utility Shop)
  • Joy Jenners (Fine & Performing Arts – Dean’s Office)
  • Annette Laskowsky (Financial Aid)
  • James Miller (Auto Shop)
  • Luz Mojica (Undergraduate Admission)
  • Stephen Rider (Auto Shop)
  • Lori Schmidt (Department of Art)
  • Belinda Thoben (Graduate & Extended Learning)

25 Years

  • James Brach (Heating Plant)
  • Alvin Brown (Facilities)
  • Nancy Riley (Liberal Arts & Sciences – Dean’s Office)

30 Years

  • Judy DePuy (Division of Engineering Programs)
  • Jack Klosterman (Carpenter Shop)
  • June Koenig (Department of Biology)
  • Christopher Rolls (Information Technology Services)
  • Kirk Timperio (Facilities)

35 Years

  • Alan Mingen (Information Technology Services)
  • Jeffrey Rafferty (Utility Shop)

Recent Retirees

  • Patricia Bader
  • Terry Decker
  • Douglas Hanley
  • Jeffrey Kavanaugh
  • Mary Kisselburg
  • Awilda Kreuter
  • Scott Lawton
  • Richard MacElrath
  • Teresa Monroe
  • Dorothy Parant
  • Lynne Poczciwinski
  • Benjamin Raleigh
  • Toni Rizzo
  • Elizabeth Ruger
  • William Sumnick
  • Nancy Valenti
  • Elisa Zaccheo