PIQUA — Ten employees were recognized for a combined total of 120 years of service in their careers at Edison State Community College’s 39th annual employee recognition banquet, Feb. 8.

Enrollment Managers Stacey Bean and Christina Raterman served as masters of ceremonies of the event and presented the honorees with awards. Kara Myers, coordinator of employee benefits and compensation, hosted the event and Dr. Doreen Larson, president, presented honorees with gifts and personally thanked each of them for their commitment to Edison State.

The following employees were recognized for reaching significant milestones in their careers at Edison State: T.R. Ruddick, 30 years; Rebecca Schinaman, Anita Thomas, 20 years; Julie Slattery, 15 years; Carla Strater, 10 years; Veronica French, Beka Lindeman, William Loudermilk, Eric Rhoades and Susan Staley, five years.

During the banquet, it was announced that a portrait of Kathy Clifton would be added to Edison State’s Wall of Memories. Clifton, a professor who recently lost her battle with cancer, committed more than 31 years of her life to teaching Edison State students. Clifton was selected for her unwavering commitment and willingness to go above and beyond her daily tasks to make Edison State a better place to learn and work.

The Wall of Memories, established in 1998 by members of the Academic Forum, is dedicated to former Edison State employees who significantly impacted the lives of students, faculty and staff and who therefore will be forever recognized as part of the college community.

Staff report