The honorees represented a total of more than 1,300 years of service to the university.

The annual Faculty Service Awards honor faculty who have been at UofL 25 or more years, in five-year increments. They receive dinner at the University Club and Ramsey and Willihnganz present each with a certificate. Faculty with 25 years of service get a choice of a captain’s chair or rocker. Those with 30, 35, 40, 45 or more years receive a crystal bowl with the name and years of service engraved on it.

For photos of this year’s ceremony, click here.

This year’s honorees were:

40 Years


College of Arts and Sciences

James T. Grubola, Fine Arts

Yvonne V. Jones, Anthropology

Frank Nuessel, Classical & Modern Languages


School of Dentistry

Mark L. Bernstein, Surgical & Hospital Dentistry


School of Medicine

Jesse H. Wright, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences


School of Engineering

Mickey R. Wilhelm, Industrial Engineering


35 Years

College of Arts and Sciences
Wendy E. Pfeffer, Classical & Modern Languages

Charles E. Ziegler, Political Science


School of Medicine

R. Neal Garrison, Physiology & Biophysics and Surgery

Gerald M. Larson, Surgery

Kenneth R. McLeish, Medicine (Nephrology & Hypertension)


30 Years

College of Arts and Sciences
John P. Ferré, Communication

John C. Morrison, Physics & Astronomy

William M. Pierce Jr., Chemistry

Nancy M. Theriot, Women’s & Gender Studies

Bruce M. Tyler, History

Shirley C. Willihnganz, Communication


College of Education and Human Development

Ann M. Swank, Health & Sport Sciences


School of Medicine
Bryan D. Carter, Pediatrics

David A. Casey, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Jon Bernard Klein, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics and Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Stephen A. McClave, Medicine

Daniel J. O’Brien, Emergency Medicine

William M. Pierce Jr., Pharmacology & Toxicology

Andrew M. Roberts, Physiology & Biophysics


School of Engineering
Ahmed H. Desoky, Computer Engineering & Computer Science

Ibrahim N. Imam, Computer Engineering & Computer Science


25 Years

College of Arts and Sciences
Joy Lynn Hart, Communication

Ewa Kubicka, Mathematics

Grzegorz Kubicki, Mathematics

Thomas Riedel, Mathematics

Wei-Bin Zeng, Mathematics


College of Business

Jian (Jeff) Guan, Computer Information Systems

Mahesh C. Gupta, Management & Entrepreneurship

Jozef M. Zurada, Computer Information Systems


School of Dentistry

Henry Greenwell, Oral Health & Rehabilitation


School of Law

Manning G. Warren, III, Commercial Law


School of Medicine
Rita Colella, Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology

Susan Galandiuk, Surgery

Veronnie Faye Jones, Pediatrics

James W. Snyder, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Walter L. Sobczyk, Pediatrics

Stephen F. Wheeler, Family & Geriatric Medicine


School of Engineering

Aly A. Farag, Electrical & Computer Engineering

School of Music

Frederick A. Speck, Music Theory & Composition

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