Annual Event Honors Staff Members for Outstanding Community, Campus Service


posted December 21, 2016

Two members of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown staff were honored for outstanding service by Pitt-Johnstown President Dr. Jem Spectar during the annual staff recognition luncheon held Dec. 20, 2016, at the Living-Learning Center on campus.

Mike BodoloskyMike Bodolosky received the President’s Staff Award for Excellence in Service to the Community, and Dolores (Doe) Berkey received the President’s Staff Award for Excellence in Service to Pitt-Johnstown. They were among the 23 honored during Pitt-Johnstown’s annual event.

“At Pitt-Johnstown, we are truly blessed to have so many loyal and dedicated staff members,” said President Spectar. “There is a deep commitment to service, and as I’ve gotten to know so many of you, I have had many opportunities to hear about, and witness, members of our staff doing something special to help a colleague, student or community member or organization.”

Bodolosky is executive director of the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, which is celebrating its 25th year. He was a driving force behind the creation of The Arts Coalition of the Alleghenies, which brings awareness and appreciation of the arts in our communities.  He works diligently to support education and the arts in our area, as well as support for community food drives and backpack projects. 

Doe BerkeyBerkey, the executive director of Budget Management and Purchasing, works closely with all departments to ensure efficiency in university operations, and takes the lead to improve budgeting processes on campus.  As one colleague said, “she has fundamentally improved the administrative and operational efficiency of our campus through her oversight of the campus Purchasing Department.”

Also honored for years of service were:

  • Frank Dupnock and Pat Pecora, 40 years;
  • Jody Blackburn, Karen Clites, Craig Gresko, Richard Kesselak, and Nancy Turner, 30 years;
  • Roxanne Blough, Sara Herr, and Chris Stumpf, 20 years;
  • Mike Bodolosky, Francine Cooper, Wanda Dwire, Kim Lang, Suzanne McIntosh, Amanda Reed, Robert Timulak, and Loretta Zerby, 10 years; and
  • Amy Buxbaum, Sarah Harris, and Katrin Wolfe, five years.

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania, was founded in 1927 and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. 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 by Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization.” Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been presented with The Seven Seals Award by the US Department of Defense’s office of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Pitt-Johnstown is the regional leader, educating for success in the Real World. The distinctive combination of our people, programs, and place results in exceptional performance in preparing students for career and professional success.