Three Employees Receive Tobin Awards
Lora Schilder, Karen Prentice-Duprey and Vinh Son Nguyen Honored
By Holly Foster 315-859-4068
May 14, 2012
The winners of the Beverly S. and Eugene M. Tobin Employee Awards were announced at Hamilton’s annual employee service recognition luncheon on May 14 at Soper Commons.
President Joan Hinde Stewart presented the awards to Director of Admission Lora M. Schilder was honored in the administration group; Karen Prentice-Duprey, staff assistant in the Dean of Student’s Office, was recognized in the staff category; and Vinh Son Nguyen, custodian, Physical Plant, received the honor in the Maintenance & Operations group.
Employees who had achieved 10, 20, 30 and 40 years of service to the College were also recognized. Joan Wolek, assistant, interlibrary loan, and David Smallen, vice president for information technology, were recognized for 40 years of service at Hamilton.
Employees celebrating 30 years of service were Shelley Moses, assistant cataloger, Burke Library; Mary Jane Bassett, donor relations coordinator; William Zieres, stock room supervisor; Ron Whitford, carpenter; Edward Reilly, locksmith; Mary McLean Evan ’82, interim executive director Career Center and principal gifts officer; and Vinh Son Nguyen.
Employees recognized for 20 years of service were Sue Donegan, associate dean of admission/admission operations manager; Andrew Kistowski, master maintenance mechanic; and Patrick Reynolds, dean of faculty.
The Tobin Employee Awards were begun in 2006 to annually recognize one representative from each of the College’s three non-faculty groups of employees: administrators, staff members and maintenance and operations workers. Monetary awards are made each year from an employee-generated fund established in 2003 to honor Gene Tobin, Hamilton College’s 18th president, and his wife Beverly. The fund honors the couple’s 23 years of service to the Hamilton community.