Faculty and staff celebrate milestones

Keith Graber Miller
Bill Minter
Gordon Bontrager
Patricia Goodman
Val Hershberger
Paul Meyer Reimer

Goshen College recognized 38 employees for milestones during their service to the college, during a celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. Each employee received a gift to honor their ongoing commitment to their work.

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The honored employees included:

30 years of employment:

  • Keith Graber Miller, Professor of Bible, Religion & Philosophy
  • Bill Minter, Merry Lea Director of Land Management

25 years of employment:

  • Gordon Bontrager, IT Programmer Analyst, Senior Database Adminstrator
  • Patricia Goodman, Director of ITS Support Services, Data & Process Improvement
  • Valerie Hershberger, Associate Professor of Kinesiology
  • Paul Meyer Reimer, Professor of Physics

20 years of employment:

  • Carol Good-Elliott, Environmental Science Educator
  • Carol Jarvis, Professor of Social Work
  • Merrill Krabill, Professor of Art
  • Jeanne Liechty, Professor of Social Work
  • Julie Reese, Professor of Psychology
  • Jody Saylor, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Regina Shands Stoltzfus, Professor of Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies

15 years of employment:

  • Jessica Baldanzi, Professor of English
  • Esther Guedea, Inter-library Loan Processor
  • Steve Shantz, Systems Supervisor & EMS Coordinator
  • Kristyn Sleeseman, Financial Aid Associate Director

10 years of employment:

  • Tom Hartzell, Merry Lea Coordinator for Residential Programs & Environmental Science Educator
  • Adela Hufford, Director of Orientation Transition & Retention
  • Kyle Hufford, Associate Professor of Communication
  • Dan Koop Liechty, Director of Alumni Engagement, International Student Advisor
  • Stephanie Miller, Head Women’s Basketball Coach
  • Gilberto Perez, Jr., Vice President for Student Life, Dean of Students
  • Jonathon Schramm, Associate Professor of Sustainability and Environmental Education
  • Maria Tice, Merry Lea Administrative Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator
  • Todd Yoder, Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Five years of employment:

  • Erica Albertin, Athletic Director
  • Orion Blaha, Systems Maintenance Technician
  • Beth Bontrager, Mennonite Historical Library Administrative Assistant
  • Olga Demchuk, Assistant Custodial Supervisor
  • Christy Farley, Physical Plant Custodial Supervisor
  • Phillip Gollner, Associate Professor of US History & MQR Book Review Editor
  • Ernesto Gonzalez, Physical Plant Custodian
  • Justin Heinzekehr, Director of Institutional Research and Assessment, Assistant Professor of Bible & Religion
  • Anna Kurtz Kuk, Associate Professor of Theater
  • John Mischler, Assistant Professor of Sustainability and Environmental Education
  • Ruth Mischler, Assistant Professor SEEducation
  • Gregory Sommers, Assistant Controller/Student Accounts Manager
  • Marcos Stoltzfus, Director of Environmental Education Outreach
  • Evra Tshisola Zango, Physical Plant Custodian