Xavier University Honors Staff At Founder’s Day Celebration

YEARS OF SERVICE: Five employees with 40 to 45 years of service to Xavier were among the 65 long-time staff and faculty recognized at a special reception held in conjunction with the annual Founder’s Day celebration. (L-R) Dr. Lester Jones (mathematics), Clifford Wright (business), Deborah Lidy (sponsored programs), Dr. Ann Barbre (pharmacy), with XU President C. Reynold Verret. Dr. JW Carmichael (premed) was also honored.

NEW ORLEANS – Sixty-five long-time faculty and staff members were honored as part of Xavier University of Louisiana's annual Founder’s Day celebration. 

         Topping the list of honorees celebrating anniversaries of their employment at Xavier University were Dr. JW Carmichael, Jr. (Pre-Med) and Clifford Wright (Business), both with 45 years of service.

         Three other employees were also recognized as winners of the inaugural Dr. Norman C. Francis Staff Excellence Awards Program: Treschere Washington (Art) for Leadership, Pearl Algere-Lonian (Academic Affairs) for service, and Karl Findorff (Technology Administration) for outstanding performance.

         Other employees honored for long terms of service included:


• 40 Years – Dr. Ann Barbre (Pharmacy), Dr. Lester Jones (Mathematics), and Deborah Lidy (Sponsored Programs).


• 35 years – Luella Gombako (Housing), Bobbie Jordan (Student Services), and Dr. Michael White (Languages).


• 30 years – Dr. Kenneth Boutte (Biology), Joseph Byrd (Student Services), Janice Florent (CAT), Jacqueline Gavis (Chemistry), and Dr. Shamsul Huda (History).


• 25 years – Dr. Linda Blakley (Pharmacy), Dr. Marguerite Giguette (Academic Affairs), Erica Houston (Psychology/Sociology), Delise Hunter (Environmental Health), Sandy Livings-Veals (Financial Aid), Gwen Morris (Registrar’s Office), Paul Pierce (University Police), Patricia Vaultz (Fiscal), and Dr. Jian Zhang (Chemistry).


• 20 years – Sharon Aubert (Pharmacy), Dr. Levon Bostanian (Pharmacy), Arnold Crump (Mass Communications), Dr. Ronald Dorris (English), Dwight Fitch (Campus Ministry), Dr. Maryam Foroozesh (Chemistry), Dr. Anil Kukreja (Dean, Arts & Sciences), Dr. Guangdi Wang (Chemistry), and Mark Whitaker (English).


• 15 years – Feralyn Ahmed (Technology Administration), Pearl Algere-Lonian (Academic Affairs), Dr. Amne Borghol (Pharmacy), Darrilyn Broussard (Athletics), Denis Carr (Physical Plant), Arthur Collins (Physical Plant), Dr. Wendy Gaudin (Freshman Seminar), Richard Graves (Pharmacy), Dr. Nicole Greene (English), Dr. Mark Gstohl (Theology), Dr. Rosalind Hale (Education), Dr. Elliott Hammer (Psychology), Dr. Martha Harris (Pharmacy), Danitra Hawkins (Pharmacy), Elsie King (Fiscal), Alice Roy (Library), L’Tanya Settle-Charles (Technology Administration), Kendra Turcuit (Institutional Advancement), Yamlak Tsega (Technology Administration), Judy Warren (Student Health), QuoVadis Webster (Pre-Med), and Cynthia Williams (Pharmacy).


• 10 Years – Almore Cato, Jr. (Library), Dr. Mack Crayton III (Biology), Craig Gilliam (Physical Plant), Dr. Jessica Graber (Physics), Dr. Freddie Landry (Physics), J. Robert Luo (Chemistry), Dr. Linda Mihm (Pharmacy), Donna Robinson (Pharmacy), Erick Robinson (Physical Plant), Ann Smith (Sponsored Programs), Tracie Thomas (Graduate Placement), and Harold Vincent, Jr. (Physical Plant).



A JOB WELL DONE: (L-R) XU President Dr. C. Reynold Verreta job well done congratulates the inaugural honorees of the Dr. Norman C. Francis Staff Excellence Awards Program – Treschere Washington (art) for Leadership, Pearl Algere-Lonian (academic affairs) for service, and Karl Findorff (technology administration) for outstanding performance – during the annual Founder’s Day celebration.




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