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December 13, 2012

Awards honor long-term service to Hartwick College

Staff and employees of Hartwick College were recently honored for devoting a collective more than 800 years of service to the Oneonta institution at the 2012 Quinquennial Awards celebration.

“This is one of my favorite events of the entire year,” President Margaret L. Drugovich said in a media release. “Today, we get to celebrate your devotion to us, to our community and to our students.”

The awards recognize faculty and staff for their time dedicated to the college in five-year increments. Fifteen-year honorees received “Streak of Blue” awards, commissioned from Professor of Art and Sculptor in Residence Terry Slade.

To culminate the event, Aramark Facilities Services Office Manager Anne Moriarty was introduced, who recently marked 40 years of service to the college.

According to the release, Moriarty came to Hartwick in 1972 as a recent graduate of Cazenovia College. Since her arrival, she has served her department in addition to athletics during soccer, football and basketball seasons. Moriarty has also registered alumni and guests during Homecoming and Parents weekends, worked on Staff Council and the Athletic Hall of Fame, and has celebrated with senior students.

“Most cherished about Moriarty has been her devotion to the college, in particular, and her service to the community. Many of us know her for her work with the Clothing Guild, LEAF Council, and Properties of Merit, and many have been surprised on a November morning to come and find their Dollars for Scholars Christmas wreath already delivered to their offices,” the release said.

Reflecting upon her past 40 years of service dedicated to the College, Moriarty told the crowd of her love for Hartwick, and thanked those in attendance for the recognition.

Among those singled out for special recognition were:

35 years: Aramark Facilities Services, Robert H. Gardner.

30 years: Professor of Spanish Mireille Vandenheuvel, Professor of Art Katharine A. Kreisher, Professor of English Thomas J. Travisano, Office Coordinator, Center for Professional, Service & Global Engagement Gladys T. Freeland, Purchasing Manager Marilyn E. Nienart, Faculty Secretary English/Theatre Arts/Psychology/Language Janice C. Stankiewicz and Aramark Facilities Services Stephen L. Shultis;

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