Twelve University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown employees were recently honored for significant milestones in their service to UPJ. The employees were recognized by UPJ President Jem Spectar at the campus’ annual staff luncheon held on December 18.
Special recognition was given to Mr. Thomas Dupnock, UPJ bookstore manager, for 40 years of service to the University. Earlier this month, Mr. Dupnock was also recognized by University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg at the University’s annual Staff Recognition Awards Ceremony held at the Pittsburgh campus.
Employees recognized for 30 years of service were: Mr. Alan Eash, Physical Plant; Ms. Carrie Owens, Business Office; and Mr. Ronald Rovansek, Career Services. Awards for 20 years of service were presented to: Ms. Linda Baumgardner, Business Office; Ms. Janet Hoffman, Financial Aid; and Mr. Roger Metzgar, Physical Plant. Honorees for five years of service were: Ms. Lori Fresch, Physical Plant; Ms. Theresa Horner, Disability Services; Mr. Scott Thiel, Physical Plant; Mr. Louis Vigna, Physical Plant; and Mr. Todd Williams, Athletics.
UPJ is a vital knowledge center defining excellence and a foremost contributor to the area’s educational, social, cultural and economic environment through: excellent faculty teaching, scholarship, and service, as well as enriching faculty-student mentorships and collaborations in scholarship, research, and creative activity; operating as a top employer and key partner in shaping the economic future with an annual impact exceeding $60 million; engaging the community through exceptional volunteerism by faculty, staff, and students; expanding the workforce capacity by linking theory to practice through experiences such as internships and service learning projects; exceeding the national averages of student graduation and retention rates of similar institutions; a tradition of athletic excellence, with nationally recognized and award-winning programs; 17,000 alumni making a difference throughout the community and world; and by growing partnerships with businesses in areas such as healthcare, education, commerce, technology, and the arts.