The Staff Recognition program in its 35th year and honors employees who have worked on campus for a milestone number of years.
The Staff Recognition program in its 35th year and honors employees who have worked on campus for a milestone number of years.

The annual Staff Recognition Luncheons were held recently at the Brown and Williamson Club at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. The Staff Recognition program is in its 35th year. 

This year, two luncheons were held to honor 372 University of Louisville employees who have worked at the institution for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years. 

One employee was recognized for 50 years of service: Butch Pendleton is the executive director of HSC Planning and Operations in the Biomedical Engineering Department.

Fourteen employees were recognized for 40 years at UofL: 

Judy Bristow
Kathy Carden
Nona Chilton
Michael Dyre
Douglas Gibson
Mary Hance
Ben King
Donald Lomax
James McGhee
Linda McGhee
Kathleen Moore
Donna Phillips
Karen Roberts
Carol Webb


Fifteen employees were recognized for 35 years of service: 

Donna Bottorff
Anita Breeden
George Cook
Cynthia Davis
Laura Davis
David Ehresman
Sally Feeney
Catherine Hughes
Carla Jeffries
Denise McKnight
Dale Ramsay
Raymond Hendrickson
Gordon Stout
Arlene West
Melvin Whitlatch
Judy Bristow


Thirty-two employees were honored for 30 years of service: 

Patricia Allen
Linda Baldwin
David Baugh
Sarah Beck
Mary Berry
Anne Bickel
Beth Boehm
George Brown
Theresa Burch
John Burton
Marc Echternach
Catherine Elliott
Robert Gillenwater
Deborah Glass
Gary Graf
Artis Graves
John Jones
Michael Mahoney
Alan Maier
Marilyn McLendon
David McRoy
Bernie Miles
Rose Newton
Pamela Osborne
Clyde Paul
Gale Rhodes
Donna Robbins
Karen Schultz
John Smith
Kevin Smith
Martha Thompson
Mary Williams


There are 28 employees who have marked 25 years at the university, including: 

Kelly Ball
Mary Burton
Erica Camp
Theresa Christopher
James Combs
Maurice Eichenberger
Joseph Falk
Mary Guest
Earl Harrison
Kimberly Head
Robin Houze
Angela Johnson
Tammy Lawson
Mark Mashuta
Sherri Matthews
Janie McBride
Paula McGuffey
Kimberly Moore
Charles Mulligan
Carol Nall
Sherry Nalley
Vernice Persley
Jason Ritter
Sandra Russell
Linda Smith
Dennis Sullivan
James Travelstead
Celeste Worth


To view more honorees and photos from the Staff Recognition Luncheons, check out the Human Resources website


Alicia Kelso
Alicia Kelso is the director of social media and digital content. She joined UofL in 2015 as director of communications at the Brandeis School of Law. She also serves as a senior contributor at, writing about the restaurant industry, which she has covered since 2010. Her work has been featured in publications around the world, including NPR, Bloomberg, The Seattle Times, Good Morning America and Franchise Asia Magazine.