PIQUA — Twenty employees were recognized for a combined total of 180 years of service in their careers at Edison State Community College’s 37th annual employee recognition banquet on March 4.
The following employees were recognized for reaching significant milestones in their careers at Edison:
• Twenty-Five Years: Kimberly Kiehl
• Twenty Years: Helen Wilcox
• Fifteen Years: Eileen Thompson, Leslie Spivey, Steve Sykes
• Ten Years: Paul Heintz, Stacey Bean, Steve Marlowe
• Five Years: Amanda Bylczynski, Amy Borgert, Amy Crow, Carolyn Jackson, Dave Barth, Doug Riehle, Greg Clem, Heather Lanham, Sarah Hein, Scott Schwilk, Terry Calvert, Andravas De Vas Goonewardene.
During the banquet, it was announced that late employee Chris Sargent’s portrait would be added to Edison State’s Wall of Memories. Established in 1998 by members of the Academic Forum, the wall is dedicated to former employees who significantly impacted the lives of students, faculty, and staff. They will forever be recognized as part of the College community.
Sargent, who passed away last year, was selected because of her enduring commitment to Edison State. One nominator said, “There wasn’t a thing that Chris wouldn’t do for students, faculty, or staff. Her kind smile and quick wit made it easy to be friends with her. She brought all of us in and made us part of her family and made her family part of Edison State. If you want to talk about someone that is Edison State, you wouldn’t have to look any further than Chris.”
Sargent had recently reached her 25-year milestone at Edison State.
“The banquet was a perfect blend of reflection on our loss of Chris Sargent and our appreciation of our colleagues,” said Edison State President Dr. Doreen Larson.