Twenty University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown employees, representing more than 300 years of service, were honored recently for milestones in their service to Pitt-Johnstown. Pitt-Johnstown President Dr. Jem Spectar recognized the employees at the annual staff recognition luncheon held in December.
Ralph Owens, Physical Plant, was recognized for 40 years of service. Employees recognized for 30 years of service were: Carol Bell, Physical Plant; Tim Campagna, Physical Plant; Joyce Radovanic, Auxiliary Services; and John Ziats, Bookstore. Awards for 20 years of service were presented to: John Kushner, Bookstore; Kim Livingston, Admissions; and Ronald Roebuck, Physical Plant. Awards for 10 years of service were presented to: Lori Fresch, Physical Plant; Theresa Horner, Health and Wellness Services; Scott Thiel, Physical Plant; Louis Vigna, Physical Plant; and Todd Williams, Athletics. Awards for five years of service were presented to: Natalie Casti, Humanities Division; Daniel Dunn, Campus Police; Nancy George, Physical Plant; Emily Kist, Health and Wellness Services; Rick Kolonich, Physical Plant; Bonita Newfield, Engineering Technology Division; and Pam Penatzer, Admissions.
Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best in the Northeast” college, by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” and Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization." Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the past three years