Faculty & Staff Recognition

We proudly honor the faculty and staff who inspire and support our campus community. 

2024 Recognition Event

Thursday, February 22, 2024
8:30 - 11:00 am
University Union Ballroom

Snow Date: Monday, February 26, 2024
More details coming soon

2024 Faculty & Staff Recognition Program (PDF)

Event Questions and Answers

At Towson University, we calculate milestone service years for eligible faculty and staff that have completed their 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, etc. years of service beginning January 1 through December 31 of their respective milestone year. 

Celebrating the Faculty and Staff Annual Recognition Event after December 31 allows recipients to complete their milestone and receive their award in the early spring of the following year.

This also allows time for the facilitation of gift ordering, certificate printing, as well as, the planning of the breakfast and ceremony for the large number of recipients, campus leaders, and guests.

All award recipients and non-recipients need a ticket to attend. Tickets are not available at the door.

Award recipients with 5 - 25 years of service receive one complimentary ticket to attend the event.
Recipients with 30 years of service or more receive two complimentary tickets; one for them and one for a guest.

General Campus (Faculty and Staff only) will receive an invitation through their TU email address.
Space is limited and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to individuals being recognized. To guarantee seating, please RSVP as soon as possible. 

Once the event sells out, tickets will no longer be available.

Yes, The menu for the breakfast typically includes assorted pastries and baked goods, fruit, eggs, breakfast meats, potatoes, and French toast, as well as a selection of beverages. Dietary needs can be accommodated upon request when you RSVP.

Towsontown Parking Garage or Union Garage

Contact Office of Human Resources Customer Service, or 410-704-2162.

USM Board of Regents Awards

The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents Faculty and Staff Awards represent the highest honor presented by the Board of Regents. Each year, selection committees at TU solicit, review and steward qualifying nominations, then forward recommendations to the president for consideration. TU finalists are submitted to the USM for final selection. The process for staff and faculty awards operate on different schedules throughout the year. USM announces staff award recipients in July and faculty award recipients in March.

2023 Service Awards

The Service Awards honor faculty and staff that have completed 5-year increments of service to the university during each preceding calendar year. In 2023, there were 324 Service Award recipients celebrating 5 to 45 years of service.

2023 Service Award Recipients

  • Anthony Bland, Facilities Management

  • Teri Cromwell, Office of Technology Services
  • Stephanie Faison, College of Liberal Arts
  • Mostafa Aminzadeh, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Vicki Cohen, Enrollment Management
  • Thomas Harris, Enrollment Management
  • Ronn Pineo, College of Liberal Arts
  • Sara Sides, Enrollment Management
  • Lisa Costello, Athletics
  • Soheila Fardanesh, College of Business & Economics
  • Lori Frantz, Auxiliary Services
  • Judith Isaacs, College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • Leslie Lewis, Auxiliary Services
  • Tonia Matthews, College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • Jay A. Nelson, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Sharma Pillutla, College of Business & Economics
  • Bernard Allen, Office of Technology Services
  • Patricia Burke, Office of Technology Services
  • Walter Carter, Facilities Management
  • Andrew Cline, Public Safety
  • D. Brett Collins, Auxiliary Operations
  • Pamela Edwards Mathias, Campus Life
  • Sharon Glennen, College of Health Professions
  • Wayne Hart, Research & Consulting
  • Brian Hendricks, Office of Technology Services
  • Marion Hughes, College of Liberal Arts
  • Yanggon Kim, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Scott Luebben, Facilities Management
  • Linda Makowske, Financial Affairs
  • Audra McMullen, College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • William Murphy, Facilities Management
  • Hubert W. Nelson, College of Health Professions
  • Michael O Leary, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Robyn Quick, College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • Mary Ranadive, Library
  • Nicole Risser, College of Liberal Arts
  • Gordean Sanders, Office of Technology Services
  • Kim Shifren, College of Liberal Arts
  • Erik Silldorff, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Jay Taffel, Office of Technology Services
  • Matthew Tewey, Public Safety
  • Clayton Woods, Facilities Management
  • Gail Brickman, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Christopher Cain, College of Liberal Arts
  • Matthew Chambers, Office of the Provost
  • Yvonne Eder, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Elizabeth Kelly Gray, College of Liberal Arts
  • Ilene Grodzinsky, College of Education
  • Ge Han, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Patrick Hyde, Facilities Management
  • Kimberly Katz, College of Liberal Arts
  • Kwangmi Kim, College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • Todd Moyer, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Daniel Mydlack, College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • James Otto, College of Business & Economics
  • Mark Profili, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Colleen Winters, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Anne Ashbaugh, College of Liberal Arts
  • Vanessa Beauchamp, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Sergiy Borodachov, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Meredith Brown, Auxiliary Operations
  • Mark Bulmer, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Joseph Capista, College of Liberal Arts
  • Cynthia Caravello, Human Resources
  • Suranjan Chakraborty, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Brenda J. Conley, College of Education
  • Nicole Cosentino, Financial Affairs
  • Phil Davis, College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • Joshua Dehlinger, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Christopher Dillon, College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • Runqiao Du, College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • Michael Elliott, College of Liberal Arts
  • Cynthia Ghent, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Kerri Goodwin, College of Liberal Arts
  • David Hahn, Auxiliary Services
  • Susan Harnett, College of Health Professions
  • Theodore Haynie, College of Education
  • Pamela Healey, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Ronald Hermann, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Ruth Hipkins, College of Education
  • Juergen Jung, College of Business & Economics
  • Robert Kasmir, College of Business & Economics
  • Siddharth Kaza, Office of the Provost
  • Diane Kuthy, College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • Xiaolin Li, College of Business & Economics
  • Xiaoming Liu, College of Education
  • Elaine Mael, Library
  • James Manley, College of Business & Economics
  • Alan Marcus, College of Liberal Arts
  • Melissa McCabe, College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • Glenn Merritt, Public Safety
  • Kathleen Mosier, Campus Life
  • Christina Nemphos, Center for Geographic Information
  • Elizabeth Neville, College of Education
  • Kathleen Ogle, College of Health Professions
  • Margherita Pampinella, College of Liberal Arts
  • Neeraj Parolia, College of Business & Economics
  • Andre Passas, Facilities Management
  • Dinesh Patel, Office of Technology Services
  • Jennifer Potter, College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • Lisa Pressman, College of Liberal Arts
  • Greg Primrose, Student Affairs
  • Brian Raley, Office of Technology Services
  • Donna Rogers, College of Business & Economics
  • Mary Gail Schley, Housing & Residence Life
  • Nancy Siegel, College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • Jeffrey Simpson, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Sarah Smith, Office of Development
  • Sandy Spitzer, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Kinton Stamper, Enrollment Management
  • Shannon Stitzel, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Christopher Thacker, College of Business & Economics
  • Sheila Tilghman, Career Services
  • Christine Trzcinski, University Accounting
  • Jamie Uppercue, University Accounting
  • Robert Wall, College of Liberal Arts
  • Carol Wettersten, Office of Technology Services
  • Jennifer Wicklein, Office of Technology Services
  • Vicki Young, Campus Life
  • Lingling Zhang, College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • Saradha Ananthakrishnan, College of Health Professions
  • Ashley Arnold, Marketing & Communications
  • Mary Arnold, College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • Summer Atkinson, College of Business & Economics
  • Katherine Attie, College of Liberal Arts
  • Cynthia Baker, Library
  • Thomas Bechtold, College of Liberal Arts
  • Meghan Behm, College of Business & Economics
  • Jose Berrios, Facilities Management
  • Elizabeth Boteler, Office of Development
  • Katharine Bowdy, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Geoffrey Bumstead, Office of Technology Services
  • Keith Combs, Facilities Management
  • Shannon Cotton, Public Safety
  • Tracey Cotton, College of Education
  • Darren Curry, Office of Technology Services
  • Cindy Davis, Office of Technology Services
  • Colin deLeyer, Office of Development
  • Melanie Dorsey, College of Business & Economics
  • Dimitra Douskas, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Lijing Du, College of Business & Economics
  • Jai-Lyn Elliott, Sponsored Research
  • Eric Gadsby, Library
  • Charles Gamble, Public Safety
  • Sarah Gunning, College of Liberal Arts
  • Jesse Herche, Office of Technology Services
  • William Herring, Enrollment Management
  • Vickie Hook, College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • Jian Huang, College of Business & Economics
  • Frank Hubbard Butler, Public Safety
  • Richard Ivy, Marketing & Communications
  • Keith Jones, Career Services
  • Tammie King-Kelly, Student Development Programs
  • Reno Lacy, Facilities Management
  • Beverly Lang, Financial Affairs
  • Mariana Lebron, College of Business & Economics
  • Rodney Lee, Auxiliary Services
  • Jenyfer Lewis, College of Education
  • Peter Lisman, College of Health Professions
  • Sandra Llera, College of Liberal Arts
  • Trevor Lowing, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Marc May, College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • Davia McKenzie, Financial Affairs
  • Donald Metil, Athletics
  • Brian Miller, College of Education
  • Jenna Mills, Alumni Relations
  • Dylan Missimer, Facilities Management
  • Darnell Morris-Compton, College of Liberal Arts
  • Julie Munski, Access & Disability Services
  • Nam Nguyen, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Derek Nord, Office of Technology Services
  • Patrick O'Connell, Athletics
  • Lissa O'Donnell, Office of Technology Services
  • Stuart Page, Office of Technology Services
  • Salvatore Pappalardo, College of Liberal Arts
  • Hyunjeong Park, College of Health Professions
  • Emily Parker, College of Liberal Arts
  • Makmiller Pedroso, College of Liberal Arts
  • Alison Peer, Student Development Programs
  • Soo Rhee, College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • Carol Ridge, Campus Life
  • Steven Rudolf, Office of Technology Services
  • Mario Sam, Auxiliary Operations
  • Alizon Santamaria, College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • Natalie M. Scala, College of Business & Economics
  • John Seeberger, College of Business & Economics
  • Pamela Segal, College of Education
  • Lisa Simmons, College of Business & Economics
  • Molly Sisson, College of Health Professions
  • Brian Starkloff, Financial Affairs
  • David Steuernagle, Facilities Management
  • Nikhil Talati, Office of Technology Services
  • Sandrine Tchatie-Leudeu, Academic Student Services
  • Nicholas Tebben, College of Liberal Arts
  • Frances Washburne, Office of Development
  • Patricia Watson, Facilities Management
  • Cindy Weisman, Auxiliary Operations
  • Wendy Whitner, College of Health Professions
  • Nicole Winner, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Aaron Ziegel, College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • Karrie Zimmerman, Enrollment Management
  • Gashaw Abeza, College of Health Professions
  • Nasreen Bahreman, College of Health Professions
  • Scott Beyer, Campus Life
  • Neil Blumberg, Academic Student Services
  • Patricia Bradley, Office of Inclusion & Institutional Equity Administration
  • Mark Burchick, College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • Kimberly Campion, Public Safety
  • Kelsey Cannon, Athletics
  • Nicole Carbonaro, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Emma Cervone, College of Liberal Arts
  • Amanda Charles, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Samuel Clevenger, College of Health Professions
  • William Cook, College of Business & Economics
  • Shelly Cotten, College of Liberal Arts
  • Benjamin Crull, Office of Technology Services
  • Colt'n Curtis, Facilities Management
  • Lisa Custer, College of Health Professions
  • Natalie Dabrowski, Marketing & Communications
  • Arthur Dana, Office of Technology Services
  • Luroll Davis, Facilities Management
  • Audrey Day, College of Liberal Arts
  • Kim Definbaugh, Campus Life
  • David Dix, Facilities Management
  • Kathleen Dondero, College of Health Professions
  • Terry Downing-Harris, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Gorana Draguljic, College of Liberal Arts
  • Robert Dreyer, Financial Affairs
  • Matthew Dwyer, Athletics
  • Priya Exantus, Marketing & Communications
  • Mark Flores, College of Business & Economics
  • Rebecca Fowler, Enrollment Management
  • Charla Fowlkes, Student Development Programs
  • Darius Francis, Housing & Residence Life
  • Daniel Fricker, Office of Technology Services
  • Robert Fritsche, Facilities Management
  • Larry Gardner III, Institute for Well Being
  • Kimberly Garrison, Financial Affairs
  • Mike Gathagan, Athletics
  • Esty Goodman, Human Resources
  • William Gorman, Office of Technology Services
  • Rachael Gross, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Stephen Grossi, Athletics
  • Pallavi Guha, College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • Stephen Hancock, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Bradford Hartin, Athletics
  • Andrew Hawkins, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Jonathan Hensley, College of Liberal Arts
  • Tess Heron, Strategic Partnerships & Applied Research
  • Zachary Hitchens, Student Development Programs
  • Lauren Hoskins, Athletics
  • Faizan Imtiaz, College of Liberal Arts
  • Gabriel Jachelski, Facilities Management
  • Eric Jones, Financial Affairs
  • Michael Kaiser, Office of Technology Services
  • Courtney Kalbacker, College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • Eric Karikari, College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • Ashley Kilmer, College of Liberal Arts
  • Stacy Knight, College of Business & Economics
  • Laura Knox, Career Services
  • Nicolas Kudsieh, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Elizabeth Kulkarni, Housing & Residence Life
  • Sushma Kumble, College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • Heather Langenberg, Office of the Provost
  • Mellanie Lee, Strategic Partnerships & Applied Research
  • Weixian Liao, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Robert Liberati, Institute for Well Being
  • Benjamin Lowenthal, Administration & Finance
  • Annemarie McDonald, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Robert McHenry, Public Safety
  • Peggy McNeal, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Barbara Menges, Human Resources
  • Frederick Merman, Enrollment Management
  • Mark Merritt, Public Safety
  • Carmen M. Meza, College of Liberal Arts
  • Susan Miltenberger, Office of Technology Services
  • Mahnaz Moallem, College of Education
  • Shannon Monacelli, College of Education
  • Ryan Mumaw, Campus Life
  • Danielle Myers, Legal Affairs Administration
  • Jasmine Nance, Office of the Provost
  • Rob Neff, College of Liberal Arts
  • Rowyn Nikol, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Emilio Osso, Office of Technology Services
  • Brandon Palese, Facilities Management
  • Monica Pasko, College of Education
  • Katherine Patti, College of Health Professions
  • Corinne Penny, Auxiliary Operations
  • Eriks Perkons, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Kandyce Pinder, Financial Affairs
  • Michael Pivec, Athletics
  • Terry Porter, Athletics
  • Alnett Queen, Auxiliary Services
  • Samuel Ramirez, Athletics
  • George Redman, College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • Erin Richmond, College of Education
  • Deborah Rowan, Facilities Management
  • Diana Saez, College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • Ghadir Sara, Facilities Management
  • John Savage, Auxiliary Services
  • Kari Schumm, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Laura Sessions, College of Health Professions
  • Sara Slaff, Legal Affairs Administration
  • Hope Smedley, Enrollment Management
  • Steph Sundermann-Zinger, Marketing & Communications
  • Janice Thomas, Auxiliary Services
  • Dacia Thomas, Auxiliary Operations
  • Ruth Thomas, Financial Affairs
  • David Tine, Financial Affairs
  • Khanh-Hoa Tran-Ba, College of Science & Mathematics
  • Danielle Turner, College of Education
  • Michael Unger, Marketing & Communications
  • David Vatz, Athletics
  • Katherine Vettori, Athletics
  • Chandler Vicchio, Alumni Relations
  • Roodinz Vital, Campus Life
  • Amit Vohra, Athletics
  • Janet Walker, Financial Affairs
  • Jennifer Walsh, Access & Disability Services
  • Matas Webb, Office of Technology Services
  • Blaire Weidler, College of Liberal Arts
  • Sean Welsh, Marketing & Communications
  • Jennifer Wingrat, College of Health Professions
  • Zuojin Yu, College of Health Professions

Marilyn Dannenfelser Staff Award

The Marilyn Dannenfelser Staff Award is presented to a member of the TU administrative staff who personifies the outstanding personal and professional qualities of the late Marilyn Dannenfelser. Her daughter Kim Dannenfelser established the award to memorialize her mother and her contributions to TU.  During Mrs. Dannenfelser’s 46-year career at TU she served as an executive assistant to six presidents.  She was well regarded and is remembered for her tact, diplomacy, and patient demeanor.

Current Administrative Assistants and Executive Administrative Assistants are nominated by their supervisors and a recipient is chosen by a selection committee.


The 2022 winner of the Marilyn Dannenfelser award is:

ROBIN ACE, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT I, INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND SCHOLAR OFFICE  

Robin joined the International Student and Scholar Office (ISSO) in October 2021 and quickly became an invaluable member of the ISSO team. She is the "frontline" staff member and is a remarkable representative, ambassador, and constant advocate for the office and the international student community we serve. In nominating Robin for the award, ISSO Director, Gail Gibbs is “always confident that Robin will interact with our audience with the utmost kindness, respect, professionalism and tact.” Robin is a fast learner and more importantly, seeks out the information and skills that will make her more efficient and knowledgeable about her job. As a TU alumna, Robin continues to embody its culture of care and support, not only for the students but for the institution. We look forward to her continued contributions to support the international students in the ISSO.


Diversity and Inclusion Awards

The University Diversity and Inclusion Awards recognize individuals and departments that foster greater awareness, understanding and advancement of diversity and inclusiveness at Towson University.  For more information on the Diversity and Inclusion Awards please visit OIIE's University Diversity & Inclusion Awards webpage.