Annual appreciation day celebrates staff’s contributions

Last Tuesday, the College celebrated the annual staff appreciation day with luncheons and dinners honoring employees. Photo courtesy of Office of Communications.
Last Tuesday, the College celebrated the annual staff appreciation day with luncheons and dinners honoring employees. Photo courtesy of Office of Communications.

Last Tuesday, the College hosted its annual Appreciation Day, which honors staff members who have reached milestones in their service to the College. On this day, employees completing their 5th, 10th, 15th or 20th years of service celebrated with a luncheon at the Williams Inn. Those employees celebrating their 25th, 30th, 35th or 40th years of service at the College in addition to retiring employees gathered for a dinner at the Mill on Floss restaurant.

“Williams offers an outstanding education in large part because of the deep commitment our colleagues bring to their work here,” President Falk said in an all school email. “In honoring these individuals we honor all staff members, whose dedication is one of Williams’ most valuable resources and for which we offer our deepest thanks.”

This year’s retires are Dennis Brignolo, campus safety and security officer; Sylvia Kennick Brown, Heather Clemow, college archivist; Ruth Harrison, director of health services; Fran Lapidus, associate director of health services; Pete Mason, supervisor of custodial services; Thomas Miller, supervisor of the heating plant; Donna St. Pierre, mail room assistant; Beth Stachelek, financial coordinator; Paula Tabor, associate director of alumni relations and director of lifelong learning; and Cathy Yamamato, senior development officer.

Olive DiGennaro, senior records specialist and Bob Neville, groundskeeper are both celebrating 40 years at the College. Paul Boyer, director of financial aid; Margy Gwozdz, serials assistant; Tom Mahar, project manager; and Steve Rondeau, foreman of groundskeepers are all celebrating 35 years.

Celebrating their 30th year of service are Kim Altiere, operations manager; Ed Bourdon, supervisor of custodial services; Kathy Crandall, administrative assistant; Richard Cummings, equipment manager; Linda Hall, archives assistant; Jim Kolesar, vice president for public affairs; Diane Noyes-Tovani, cbord administrator; and Peg Weyers, departmental administrative assistant.

Celebrating 25 years at the college are David A. Boyer, custodian; David J. Boyer, director of campus safety and security; Barb Casey, registrar; Lynn Chick,  fellowship coordinator; Jerry Cote, custodian; Donna Denelli-Hess, health educator; Betsy Hobson, associate director of financial aid; Walter Komorowski, head of library systems; Kyle Lawson, carpenter; Alberta McCarthy, cook’s assistant; Mary Morrison, associate registrar; Roger Parks, carpenter; Dick Quinn, associate director of communications for sports information; Donna Richardson, coordinator of donor relations systems; and Karen Ware, assistant to the chair of athletics.

According to the Office of Communications, the day is “an opportunity for community members to offer gratitude to the individuals who uphold the College’s excellence.”