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Snapshots from Morning Call -- Centenary College Honors Wolkomir with Outstanding Teaching Award, Ennis with President's Excellence Award, Chirhart with Research Grant
Anderson Atrium
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005

Dr. Michelle Wolkomir, assistant professor of sociology, receives the Outstanding Teacher Award from Centenary President Kenneth L. Schwab during the college's annual Morning Call festivities.


Terry Ennis, assistant athletic director/compliance/senior women's administrator, receives the President's Excellence Award, which recognizes an outstanding staff member each year.


President Schwab reads the text of the "Centenary Laurel" presented to Dr. Grace Bareikis, former director of intercultural affairs, in appreciation for more than a decade of service to the college in several roles.

Mae Mouk, president of the Student Government Association, rings the historic college bell that sounds the beginning of Morning Call 2005.

Anderson Atrium is the scene of the Morning Call reception. Employees who have served the college for 10, 15, 20 and 25 years received service pins during the event.

Not pictured: Dr. Scott Chirhart, assistant professor of biology, who received the Lyons Summer Research Grant.

Service Pins were awarded to the following:

25 to 34 Years -- Nikki Holmes, Business Office Manager; Gale Odom, Dean, Hurley School of Music; Laura Crawford, Suzuki instructor; and Betty Gafford, Custodian

20-24 Years -- Ilka Vaitkus, Administrative Assistant, Education; Jeff Hendricks, Professor of English; Horace English, Professor of Music; and Bruce Allen, Professor of Art

15-19 Years -- David Henington, Director of Alumni Relations; Gary Young, Registrar; Golda Young, Associate Registrar; Preston Tyesky, Department of Public Safety; Scott Vetter, Professor of Geology; Steve Shelburne, Professor of Liberal Arts and Associate Dean; Helen Sikes, Associate Professor of Accounting; Sharon Chevalier, Circulation Access Officer, Magale Library; Sidney Johnson, Groundskeeper; David Havird, Professor of English; David Bieler, Associate Professor of Geology; Betsy Rankin, Professor of Economics; and Judith Grunes, Content Services and Access Officer, Magale Library

10-14 Years -- Lynn Stewart, Director of Public Relations; Tom Ticich, Associate Professor of Chemistry; Mark Gruettner, Associate Professor of German; Sue Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Education

Photos by Peggy Cooper, Centenary News Service

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