Virginia Tech is recognizing more than 714 employees for their commitment to service and for exemplifying our motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). Collectively, these employees have dedicated 11,275 years of service to the university.

“I have so much appreciation for the commitment and loyalty of our employees, and how much their depth of experience means to our institution,” said Virginia Tech President Tim Sands. “These career milestones signify their spirit of service and great dedication to the university, and we’re proud to celebrate their important role in Virginia Tech’s success.”

“Congratulations to this year's service recognition program honorees and thank you for your exemplary dedication to Virginia Tech,” said Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey. “We appreciate the knowledge that you bring to your roles every day. Congratulations on this important and admired moment in your career.”

The service recognition program acknowledges employees' service to the university in five-year increments, beginning at 10 years. Of the employees recognized this year, the following 64 have served Virginia Tech for 35 years or more, representing over 2,390 years of combined service:

50 Years:

  • Thomas C. Tillar

45 Years:

  • Kathy J. Atkins
  • Robert J. Dunay
  • Randolph C. Marchany
  • Barbara R. Niederlehner
  • Brenda S. Pratt
  • Terrie O. Repass
  • Bernard W. Taylor

40 Years:

  • Jacqueline E. Bixler
  • Glenn R. Bugh
  • Walter L. Daniels
  • Cynthia J. Denbow
  • James D. Fraser
  • Richard F. Hirsh
  • Brenda J. Husser
  • Jimmy L. Lawrence
  • Leslie Neilan
  • Donald J. Orth
  • H. C. Price
  • Loren P. Rees
  • Machell S. Schmolitz

35 Years:

  • Ralph D. Badinelli
  • William T. Baumann
  • Yvan J. Beliveau
  • Kelvin D. Bergsten
  • Robert J. Bodnar
  • Thomas L. Brandon
  • Richard D. Cothren

35 Years (cont'd):

  • Eric R. Day
  • Dennis R. Dean
  • William J. Devenport
  • Jonathan D. Eisenback
  • Gregory K. Evanylo
  • Roseanne J. Foti
  • James W. Garrison
  • Hans H. Haller
  • Bruce B. Harper
  • David W. Harrison
  • Amelia G. Hill
  • Gerald W. Jones
  • Gary F. Kendall
  • Alice F. Kinder
  • James C. Klagge
  • Irene E. Leech
  • John J. Maher
  • Marshal H. McCord
  • Robin C. Meade
  • Teresa P. Minton
  • Steven M. Nagle
  • Douglas J. Nelson
  • Rhonda J. Pennington
  • Kimberly S. Raymond
  • William T. Ross
  • Lucinda H. Roy
  • Patricia L. Schmidt
  • Dexter L. Sloan
  • Carol S. Slusser
  • Christine E. Sokol
  • Cathy M. Sutphin
  • Surot Thangjitham
  • Randall L. Waldron
  • Cynthia M. Wood
  • Karen L. Young
  • Laurie T. Zirkle

Employees with 25 or more years of service received an etched Hokie stone, a symbol of strength and stability. The stone reflects the foundational commitment of each employee who receives them.

Starting at 40 years of service, the Hokie stones are personalized with the employee’s name and years of service.

All employees received a service lapel pin and certificate.

complete list of employees recognized this year is available online.

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