Niagara University Recognizes 76 Employees at the Annual Service Award Luncheon

In Announcements, by , on February 25th, 2021

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, Rev. James J. Maher, C.M. recognized 76 faculty and staff members during Niagara University’s Employee Service Award Luncheon. This is an annual recognition event that celebrates employees who reach five-year employment milestones during the prior calendar year. 

Due to the unique circumstances imposed upon us, this year’s event was held virtually with office lunch deliveries to employees on campus. A small, in-person luncheon was held in Gacioch’s Fireplace Great Room to honor the four honorees with greatest years of service:

Lynn Torpy – 40 Years of Service 

Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. – 45 Years of Service 

Rev. Vincent O’Malley, C.M. – 45 Years of Service

Christine McDermott – 45 Years of Service 

Congratulations to all of our Service Award Honorees!

5 Years of Service 
Dr. Martha Milagros Acosta ValleReligious Studies
Dr. Patricia BriscoeEducation
Julie A. CandellaAdmissions Office
Dr. Joseph M. CarusoFinance and Economics
Brittany DePietroInstitute for Civic Engagement
Dr. Christian D. EliaEducation
Ranya GreenCounseling Center
Dr. Diane HalmEnglish
Averl HarbinStudent Affairs
Breanna JacobsAthletics Office
Dr. Joel LouwsmaMathematics
Jerrell T. MasonNU Opportunity Program
Edward MillarCastellani Art Museum
Michelle A. Moley-BarlowAcademic Success Center
Jada T. PierceAthletics Office
Dr. Dana RadatzCriminology & Criminal Justice
Louis RothFacility Services
Kristen D. SchueyBusiness Affairs
Alison M. SpongrHistory
Dr. Kurt A. StahuraCollege of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Maryvin L. StudleyHealth Services
Randy SzukalaCampus Safety
Dr. Rolanda L. WardSocial Work
Patrick WhalenGlobal Tourism Institute
Matthew P. WietlispachAthletics Office
10 Years of Service 
Thomas J. BurnsExecutive Vice Presidents Office
Jacqueline C. DifonzoPhilosophy
Michael J. FreedmanEnrollment Management
Adriano J. GattoTheatre
Dr. Lei HanAccounting
Jason HooverInformation Technology
Julie HughesChemistry
Dr. Petter LovaasCybersecurity and Operations
Dr. Kathleen F. McGrathEducation
Dr. Hoontaek SeoFinance and Economics
David V. WhalenDisability Awareness Training
Dr. Lisa V. WilliamsManagement
15 Years of Service 
Dr. Mary Ellen BardsleyEducation
Dr. Michael D. BarnwellPhilosophy
Michael J. JeswaldCenter for Conferences & Event
Dr. Joseph J. LittleEnglish
Carolyn M. MakeyAcademic Exploration
Dawn MarascoAdmissions Office
Dina J. MartinAdmissions Office
Scott P. MastrobattistaAthletics Office
Dr. Ann D. RenselManagement
Dr. Paul S. RichardsonMarketing
David R. VasquezAthletics Office
20 Years of Service 
Dean S. AndersonInformation Technology
Dr. Kristine M. AugustyniakEducation
Elizabeth A. BroomfieldUniversity Registrar
Karen L. CasoStudent Accounts
Dr. Philip D. CollingtonEnglish
Marianne DeMizioAthletics Office
Terri L. Filips VaughanTheatre
James A. GuzdekFacility Services
Donald J. HathawayFacility Services
Rosanna MacriResidence Life
Lillian A. MaertenEducation
Mary E. MatiashCampus Activities
Dr. Todd A. SchoepflinSociology
Matthew J. VillnaveInformation Technology
25 Years of Service 
Dr. Mark R. BarnerCommunication Studies
Dr. Mark A. GalloBiology
Sr. Judith A. Merkle, SNDdeNReligious Studies
Steven M. MillevilleFacility Services
Dr. Zongqing ZhouCollege of Hospitality and Tourism Management
30 Years of Service 
Beverly J. EilerEducation
Constance Guthrie GreeneBiology
Dr. James A. KlingManagement
35 Years of Service 
Dr. Peter ButeraCollege of Arts and Sciences
Jennifer S. GareyFinancial Aid
40 Years of Service 
Lynn A. TorpyFinancial Aid
45 Years of Service 
Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M.President’s Office
Christine McDermottAdmissions Office
Rev. Vincent O’Malley, C.M.University Mission & Ministry