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Selfies capture Staff Appreciation event

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President Lee Pelton poses for this “selfie stick” photo with College staff members during the Staff Appreciation Reception on May 27.

More than 50 Emerson College staff members were honored for their years of service at the annual Staff Appreciation Reception on May 27 at The Ritz-Carlton Boston Common.

Staff members had fun socializing with colleagues and posing for photos with a “selfie stick” that was passed around.

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President Lee Pelton provided remarks before awarding 53 employees with engraved glass plaques and American Express gift cards for working at Emerson for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years, along with Candace Carter-Smalley, director of operations for Human Resources.

“I want you to know that Emerson’s success is due in no small part to your dedicated commitment to the College,” Pelton said. “You play a vital role here, and I truly appreciate all that you do.” 

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30 Years of Service

Honored for 30 years of service were Sandy Cohn Thau of Communication Sciences and Disorders; Bill Gilligan of Information Technology; Hugh Gilbert of Telecommunications; and David Griffin of Education Abroad and Domestic Programs.

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Honored for 30 years of service were Bill Gilligan of Information Technology, Sandy Cohn Tau of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Hugh Gilbert of Telecommunications, pictured here with President Lee Pelton (center). Not pictured is David Griffin of Education Abroad and Domestic Programs. (Photo by Dan O'Brien)

25 Years

Honored for 25 years of service was Sofia Belenky of Information Technology.

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Sofia Belenky of Information Technology is honored by President Lee Pelton for 25 years of service to Emerson College. (Photo by Dan O'Brien)

20 Years

Honored for 20 years of service were Linda Best of Payroll; Michael Koulalis of Television, Radio, and Film Engineering; Virga Mohsini of International Student Affairs; Donna Ott of Communication Sciences and Disorders; and Cheryl Schaffer of the Media Services Center.

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President Pelton poses with staff members honored for 20 years of service. (Photo by Dan O'Brien)

15 Years

Honored for 15 years of service were Rhea Becker of Communications and Marketing; Jodi Burrell of the Writing and Academic Resource Center; Michael Charewicz of Prospect Management and Research; Joe Sweeney of Television, Radio, and Film Engineering; and Tori Weston of Professional Studies and Special Programs.

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President Pelton honors staff members for 15 years of service. (Photo by Dan O'Brien)

10 Years

Honored for 10 years of service were Antonio Ascenso of Television, Radio, and Film Operations; Jack Casey of WERS; Alayne Fiore of Diversity and Inclusion; Maurice Gagnon of Facilities Management; Seth Grue of Housing and Residence Life; Phil McElroy of Athletics; Oscar Ormaechea of Emerson College Los Angeles; Anwar Pinckney of Proptery Management; Maria Portillo of Facilities Management; Betsy Facher Rauch of Diversity and Inclusion; Bryce Riner of Information Technology; Jonathan “Satch” Satriale of the School of Communication; Chris Serwacki of Development and Alumni Relations; Eric Sykes of Enrollment Management; Amanda Wade of the Registrar's Office; and Michelle Ziomek of Business Services.

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President Pelton poses with staff members honored for 10 years of service to Emerson College. (Photo by Dan O'Brien)

5 Years

Honored for five years of service were Amy Ansell of the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies; Liliana Ballesteros of Creative Services; Caitlin Courtney of Housing and Residence Life; Turi Daoust of Emerson College Los Angeles; Alessandro Goncalves of Facilities Management; Sandy Gonzalez of Academic Affairs; Steven Martin of Student Life; Christine McComb of Athletics; Carole McFall of Communications and Marketing; Harry Nestor of Proptery Management; Amanda Nicoles of Athletics; Christopher Norfleet of Student Financial Services; Rob Orchard of the Office of the Arts; Laura Owen of the Center for Health and Wellness; Diane Paxton of Student Accessibility Services; Ron Smithers of Athletics; Karen Uminski of Student Financial Services; Sean Van Deuren of the Engagement Lab; Lynnet D. Weddas of Student Financial Services; Benyam Wessenyeleh of Property Management; Nerissa Williams of Television, Radio, and Film Operations; and Roy Wilson of Television, Radio, and Film Operations.

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President Pelton poses with staff members honored for five years of service to Emerson College.