Recognizing Western’s Retirees

Recognition

Each spring, Western Washington University President Sabah Randhawa and the WWU community recognizes those employees that retired in the preceding 12 months at the annual Celebration of Excellence Awards

2020/2021 Retirees

Roger Anderson, Biology Department – 26 years

Mary Ann Armstrong, University Advancement – 30 years

Viva Barnes, Anthropology Department - 34 years

Jeff Bates, VU Operations - 30 years

Geneva Blake, Mathematics Department - 23 years

Rob Brand, Woodring College of Education - 28 years

Sarah Campbell, Anthropology Department - 33 years

Bernadette Davidson, Registrar's Office - 23 years

MaryLynn Dawe, Capital Planning & Development 24 years

Nolan Dennett, Theatre & Dance Department - 31 years

John Dlouhy, University Advancement - 22 years

Scott Dorough, Facilities Management - 7 years

Joyce Foster, Facilities Management - 15 years

John Friesen, Music Department - 22 years

Bruce Goebel, English Department - 25 years

Gaye Green, Art & Art History - 24 years

Joyce Hammond, Anthropology Department - 36 years

Marlene Harlan, Outreach & Continuing Education - 28 years

Teresa Hart, Business and Financial Affairs - 17 years

Karen Henriksen, Outreach & Continuing Education - 20 years

Connie Hernandez, Research & Sponsored Programs - 26 years

Jennie Huber, History Department - 33 years

Jill Hunt-Thompson, Communication Sciences & Disorders - 41 years

Vernon Johnson, Political Science Department - 35 years

Roberta Kjesrud, Western Libraries - 29 years

David Leaf, Biology Department - 29 years

Beth Leonard, Theatre & Dance Department - 8 years

James Loucky, Anthropology Department - 30 years

Don Loughmiller, Facilities Management - 42 years

Kathy Louzao, VU Operations - 21 years

Gina Lynch, Child Development Center - 24 years

Connie Mallison, Western Libraries - 16 years

April Markiewicz, Institute of Environmental Toxicology - 31 years

Kim Marsicek, Western Libraries - 35 years

Kate Miller, Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies - 21 years

James Mullen, Scientific Technical Services - 33 years

Victor Nolet, Secondary Education - 24 years

William O'Neill, ATUS - 26 years

Edward Ousselin, Modern & Classical Languages - 20 years

James Reichart, Facilities Management - 10 years

Kristine Rex, Western Libraries - 39 years

Ann Reynolds, Communication Studies - 23 years

Wayne Richter, Western Libraries - 47 years

Diane Rydberg, Institute of Watershed Studies - 32 years

Gail Sandlin, Outreach & Continuing Education – 14 years

Chris Sandvig, Decision Sciences - 24 years

Pat Schuette, Facilities Management - 31 years

Tanis S'eiltin, Fairhaven College - 28 years

Yunqiu Shen, Mathematics Department - 32 years

Hugh Smith, Facilities Management - 38 years

Anne Marie Theiler, Counseling Center - 28 years

Phil Thompson, Economics Department - 11 years

Karen Towne, Enterprise Infrastructure Services - 23 years

Sandy Train, Facilities Management - 7 years

Joseph Trimble, Psychology Department - 41 years

Jane Wareing, Counseling Center - 28 years

Kurt Willis, University Residences – 36 years

Michiko Yusa, Modern & Classical Languages - 37 years

Thank you to our retirees for their service and valued contributions to Western Washington University!

Are You Planning to Retire?

Please visit the Human Resources Retirement Website for retirement instructions and resources if you are planning to retire in the next year.

Helpful links:

WWU Retirement Benefits

Western Washington University Retirement Association