McKimmon Achievers

McKimmon Center for Extension & Continuing Education, being the administrative unit comprised of eight sub-units, has 129 permanent employees and over 40 temporary staff members. Even though we think each and every member of our staff is special and deserves gratitude, there are occasions when an individual or a group of individuals receives extraordinary attention. This page is dedicated to those extraordinary achievers.

Alice Warren Concludes Tenure as 2016-17 UPCEA President

Alice Warren

Alice Warren, Vice Provost for Continuing Education and Interim Vice Provost for Outreach and Education, concluded her one-year term as the President of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) at the association’s 102nd annual conference in Chicago in March 2017. UPCEA is the Washington, DC-based association for university leaders in professional, continuing, and online education.

During her term, Ms. Warren focused on supporting and expanding the organization’s membership. In serving as an ambassador for the association to its 400+ institutional, corporate, and affiliate members-as well as its 4,000+ professional members-Ms. Warren traveled approximately 28,000 miles during her 12 months in office. She crisscrossed the country from Minneapolis to Chicago, down the east coast as far south as Florida, over to Texas, New Mexico, and California, as well as international trips to Toronto, Canada and York, England.


Alice Warren Recognized with UPCEA’s Walton S. Bittner Service Citation

Alice Warren

Alice Warren, Vice Provost for Continuing Education, received the Walton S. Bittner Service Citation for Outstanding Service in the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). She was honored in front of her peers at the UPCEA Annual Conference held in Miami, FL from March 26-28, 2014. The Walton S. Bittner Service Citation for Outstanding Service in UPCEA recognizes outstanding service to continuing education at an individual’s institution, as well as service of major significance to UPCEA. In addition to her 34 years of service at NC State’s McKimmon Center for Extension and Continuing Education, Ms. Warren has been a valued leader and spokesperson for UPCEA for many years. She has led national UPCEA committees, assumed multiple leadership roles for UPCEA South, been an active member of the Outreach and Engagement Community of Practice Network and the Outreach, Engagement and Economic Development Network, and currently serves on the UPCEA Board of Directors. Ms. Warren’s dedication and efforts have resulted in significant contributions to the field of continuing education through NC State University and UPCEA.

Three McKimmon Staffers Receive Pride of the Wolfpack Award

Sevante Bishop, Bill FrothinghamPride of the Wolfpack is an “on the spot” award designed to recognize NC State employees for a special or unique contribution to their college/unit or the University.
 

Sevante Bishop (left), Support Services Supervisor for the McKimmon Conference & Training Center, received recognition for his initiative in the implementation of a new diagramming software that has enabled the McKimmon event coordinators to serve their clients better through more efficient planning, communicating, and executing of event set-ups. Bill Frothingham (right), Print/Document Services Technician in Print Services, was acknowledged for his dedication to his position and the pride he takes in his work. Bill’s selflessness and willingness to tackle all challenges make him an asset to the McKimmon Center. Carrie Bjorkquist, Event Coordinator/Systems Specialist for the McKimmon Conference & Training Center, received commendation for always giving 110 percent—demonstrated by her willingness to step in and assist other areas when needed and the great pride she takes in her work, resulting in her clients and co-workers always getting her best efforts.


Melissa Whitley Earns CPP Designation

Melissa Whitley Earns CPP Designation

Melissa Whitley (right) earned the Certified Program Planner (CPP) designation from the Learning Resources Network (LERN) in December 2016, joining Sara Hughes (left), who earned her CPP in December 2015. Both ladies are University Program Associates with the ECU/NC State University Collaborative at the Gateway Technology Center in Rocky Mount, and had to complete an 11-module program addressing various models of program management and successfully pass a certification exam.


Sara Hughes Graduates from Equal Opportunity Institute

Equal Opportunity Institute (EOI) Graduates

Sara Hughes (left) graduated from the North Carolina State University Equal Opportunity Institute (EOI) on May 3, 2017, joining Melissa Whitley (right), who graduated in April 2016; both ladies are University Program Associates for The Collaborative at the Gateway Technology Center. The EOI, established in 1999 to improve individual knowledge of equal opportunity issues, was developed as a program to improve overall campus climate through developing understanding and skills necessary to effectively engage with increasingly diverse working and learning environments. Faculty, staff, students and community members take part in this experience to enhance their professional development.

2017 Awards for Excellence Nominees

L-R: Laina Stensvold, Aimee Jones, Dax Prather

The Awards for Excellence program, established by the State of North Carolina, recognizes the accomplishments and achievements of NC State employees who have made a significant contribution to their department, division, the University community or the lives of others. Laina Stensvold, Program Assistant, Office of Professional Development; Aimee Jones, Functional Lead, Office of Professional Development; and Dax Prather, Technology Support Engineer, Technology Training Solutions, were nominated for the Awards for Excellence for the Office of the Provost.


McKimmon Conference and Training Center Recognized as a Wolfpack Certified Sustainable Workplace

McKimmon Conference and Training Center Recognized as a Wolfpack Certified Sustainable WorkplaceSustainable Plaque

L-R: Greg Emma (Assistant Director, Client Relations), Ryan Lawrence (Building Superintendent), Chip Futrell (Director, Continuing & Professional Education)

In April 2017, the McKimmon Conference and Training Center was certified by the NC State University Sustainability Office as a Sustainable Workplace at the Steward level. Sustainable Workplace Certification offers campus departments the opportunity to be more sustainable and earn recognition for these efforts. Campus entities earn points for adopting, or completing, sustainable practices in these categories: energy and water, transportation, purchasing, food and events, health and wellness, waste reduction and sustainability leadership. The goal of Wolfpack Certified Sustainable is to further sustainability at NC State by providing helpful information and encouragement for campus entities to institute sustainable practices in workplaces and campus-related events.


2017 MCE&CE Bake-Off Champions Crowned

Randy Jones Hester Award

MCE&CE held its annual Munch Madness–Bake Your ACC Off! event on March 9. The winners were determined by staff voting. Ashley Schwed (left) took 1st Place for her Soppapilla Cheesecake Bars; Kyle Wallace (center) won 2nd Place for her Strawberry Cake; and Nancy Huber (right) earned 3rd Place for her Chocolate Baum Torte. Congratulations to the winners and a big thank-you to all participants. A tasty time was had by all!

2015 Service Awards

The following employees are being recognized by NC State for their years of excellent service. Congratulations go out to each of them from all of us here at the McKimmon Center.

5 Years

Paul Brown, Center for Urban Affairs and Community Services
Kerrie Cave, Office of Professional Development
David Meek, Center for Urban Affairs and Community Services
Ashley Schwed, Office of Professional Development
Allen Sofley, Center for Urban Affairs and Community Services
Holly Sullenger, Technology Training Solutions
Amy Whitfield, Center for Urban Affairs and Community Services

10 Years

Bruce Bentley, Center for Urban Affairs and Community Services
Akia Beverly-Worsley, Center for Urban Affairs and Community Services
Sandra Carlos, Center for Urban Affairs and Community Services
Ryan Hancock, Center for Urban Affairs and Community Services
Sara Hughes, Gateway The Collaborative at the Gateway Technology Center
Michael Mahoney, Center for Urban Affairs and Community Services
Lashonda Stancil, Center for Urban Affairs and Community Services
Stacie Varner, Center for Urban Affairs and Community Services
Kun Yang, Center for Urban Affairs and Community Services

15 Years

Dora Jernigan, Center for Urban Affairs and Community Services
Aimee Jones, Office of Professional Development
Charlie Quick, Center for Urban Affairs and Community Services

40 Years

Yevonne Brannon, Center for Urban Affairs and Community Services


2016-2017 Mary Frances Hester Service Award

Randy Jones Hester Award

Randy Jones, Business Office for the McKimmon Center for Extension and Continuing Education, received the Mary Frances Hester Service Award in recognition for his dedicated and loyal public service–to both the constituents of the McKimmon Center and to his fellow University employees–thereby enhancing NC State’s commitment to public engagement.

His devotion to others and to the success of our organization is evident in his willingness to go out of his way to suggest better business-related activities to his employees, provide accurate and timely financial information to co-workers, and to improve the quality of life for all of North Carolina’s citizens, one small deed at a time. Randy never fails to ask how he can help anyone who appears to be in need, including clients who contact the Finance and Accounting department by phone, email or in person. Randy not only has a keen eye for accounting procedures, but he also has a huge heart and genuinely cares for people. Randy extends the University to previously underserved citizens by helping annually with McKimmon’s food drives, which provide food assistance to those in need around our campus through the Feed the Pack Pantry and our Upper Coastal Plain Learning Council and Gateway Technology Centers. In recent years, he spearheaded the collection of funds for the first Wilson Engineering Camp, sponsored by the UCPLC, to further the access of outreach initiatives to underserved, young middle school students. He also helped procure dental supplies to use in the UCPLC’s Wisdom Tooth program. Randy has also volunteered with NC State’s Packapalooza festival and currently serves on the NC State Staff Senate, an advisory body to the University Chancellor.

He is a kind, persevering person, McKimmon ambassador, and a valuable employee at NC State University.


Aimee Hepler Jones Receives Pride of the Wolfpack Award

Aimee Hepler Wolfpack Award

Aimee Jones (right), Functional Lead for the Office of Professional Development, received the Pride of the Wolfpack from MCE&CE’s Vice Provost for Continuing Education, Alice Warren (left), for her dedication, direction and leadership during MCE&CE’s recent changes with their registration/database system. Pride of the Wolfpack is an “on the spot” award designed to recognize NC State employees for a special or unique contribution to their college/unit or the University. Through her daily communication with individuals within MCE&CE, the University, and outside the University, Aimee made a smooth conversion possible and continues to guide and support all units and users.

McKimmon Housekeeping Staff Celebrated During 2016 International Housekeeping Week

Housekeeping Celebrated

L-R: Ralph Smith, Felekech Zena, Stanley Vinston, Kristen Kindred

It takes a lot of hard-working people to keep a building this size clean and in order for our clients and students. McKimmon employees are grateful for the efforts put forth by the building’s housekeeping staff; on September 14, employees gathered to recognize and thank the housekeeping staff (those pictured here, as well as others who could not be present) for their year-round contributions to helping us serve the public.


Janice Sitzes Earns Doctoral Degree

Janice Sitzes Graduates

Congratulations to Janice Sitzes, Assistant Director, Marketing Services, who graduated from NC State’s College of Education on May 7, 2016 with her doctorate in Higher Education Administration. Her research focused on enabling persistence of veteran students at North Carolina community colleges through institutional support programs and policies.

 

Lossie Rooney and Melissa Whitley Graduate from Equal Opportunity Institute

Lossie Rooney, Office Manager for the McKimmon Conference and Training Center, and Melissa Whitley, University Program Associate for The Collaborative at the Gateway Technology Center, graduated on April 27, 2016 from the North Carolina State University Equal Opportunity Institute (EOI). The EOI, established in 1999 to improve individual knowledge of equal opportunity issues, was developed as a program to improve overall campus climate through developing understanding and skills necessary to effectively engage with increasingly diverse working and learning environments. Faculty, staff, students and community members take part in this experience to enhance their professional development. Lossie is an EOI Graduate who returned and completed at least three additional courses to graduate as a Graduate Scholar; Melissa completed at least 10 electives to graduate as a Special Recognition Graduate.


OPD Receptionist Honored on Administrative Professionals Day for Outstanding Service

Sandy at Mix 101.5

L-R: Kerrie Cave, Sandy Slezak, Julie Gates (MIX 101.5 co-host, The Gene & Julie Show)

Sandy Slezak, receptionist for the Office of Professional Development (OPD), was selected by radio station MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM for an Administrative Appreciation Luncheon held April 27, 2016 at Brio Tuscan Grill in Raleigh. Sandy was nominated by Kerrie Cave, Assistant Director, OPD, for her complete dedication to her job, exemplary customer service, and team spirit.


Brad Eargle Earns Certified Technology Specialist Certification

Brad Eargle

Brad Eargle, Multi-media Technician for the McKimmon Conference & Training Center, earned the Certified Technology Specialist certification from InfoComm. InfoComm’s CTS program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute and is recognized worldwide as the leading audio-visual professional credential.

 

2016 Awards for Excellence Nominees

Awards for Excellence Noominees

L-R: Ben Garner, Janice Sitzes, Holly Sullenger, Juanita Lanning, Ryan Lawrence

The Awards for Excellence program, established by the State of North Carolina, recognizes the accomplishments and achievements of NC State employees who have made a significant contribution to their department, division, the University community or the lives of others. Ben Garner, Assistant Director, Technology & Support Services for the McKimmon Conference & Training Center; Juanita Lanning, Manager, Print Services; Ryan Lawrence, Building Superintendent for the McKimmon Conference & Training Center; Janice Sitzes, Assistant Director, Marketing Services; and Holly Sullenger, Assistant Director, Technology Training Solutions, were nominated for the Awards for Excellence for the Office of the Provost. Holly Sullenger was also selected to represent the Office of the Provost at the University-level Awards for Excellence.


Ben Garner and Cheryl Broughton Commissioned as Notaries

Ben Garner Cheryl Broughton

Ben Garner, Facility and Media Support Supervisor, and Cheryl Broughton, Accounting Technician, were commissioned as Notaries by the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State’s Office. To earn their commissions, Ben and Cheryl completed the six-hour North Carolina Notary Public course and passed a written exam with a score of 80 or better. The Notary Public course is designed to prepare students for commission, appointment or re-commissioning as a Notary Public in the state of North Carolina.

Sara Hughes Earns CPP Designation

Sara Hughes, University Program Associate with the ECU/NC State University Collaborative at the Gateway Technology Center in Rocky Mount, earned the Certified Program Planner (CPP) designation from the Learning Resources Network (LERN). Sara completed an 11-module program addressing various models of program management and successfully passed a certification exam.


Sevante Bishop Earns Associate’s Degree

Sevante Bishop earns Degree

Congratulations to Sevante Bishop, Facility Support, who graduated from Wake Technical Community College on December 12, 2015 with his Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration.

 

Marketing Services Wins Two 2015 UPCEA Marketing Awards

UPCEA Awards

L-R: Ashley Schwed, Randy Schiener, Janice Sitzes, Andy Billingsley

Two promotion pieces created by Marketing Services received 2015 Excellence in Marketing Awards from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). The brochure for MCE&CE’s Customized Contractual Education received a Bronze Award and was created by Andy Billingsley, Manager, Customized Contractual Education; Randy Schiener, Multi-media Designer; and Janice Sitzes, Assistant Director, Marketing. The postcard for the 2015 Summer Institute in English received a Silver Award; Janice Sitzes and Ashley Schwed, Program Coordinator, produced the postcard in conjunction with NC State’s Foreign Languages and Literatures.


2015-2016 Mary Frances Hester Service Award

Ben Garner Award

L-R: Alice Warren, Ben Garner, Tricia Inlow-Hatcher

Ben Garner, Assistant Director, Technology & Support Services for the McKimmon Conference & Training Center, received the Mary Frances Hester Service Award in recognition for his leadership and loyalty to providing excellent customer service to every client–both internal and external–who relies on the McKimmon Center for successful programs and meetings.

Ben inspires and empowers his team to be their best so they can provide exceptional customer service to the various clients, attendees, and employees at the McKimmon Center. He and his team work quickly and professionally to respond to requests and solve any problems that may arise. Ben never fails to follow up after every event, asking if everything was set up properly, if the event well, and if everything worked to the client’s satisfaction. Not only is Ben professional and efficient, but he is always cheerful, positive, and helpful.

Ben’s professional and personal attributes exemplify the spirit of service and help improve the quality of life for North Carolina’s citizens.


2015 MCE&CE Chili Cook-Off Champions Crowned

Chili Champions

MCE&CE held its annual Chili Cook-Off competition on October 23. The winners were determined by staff voting. Recipient of the Golden Spoon was Andy Billingsley (right) for his Old-Fashioned Chili; recipient of the Silver Spoon was Vanessa May (center) for her Ranch Beef Chili; and recipient of the Bronze Spoon was Randy Jones (left) for his Butternut Squash and Turkey Chili. Congratulations to the winners and a big thank-you to all participants.

 

Ryan Lawrence Earns Energy Management Diploma

Ryan Lawrence earns Diploma

Ryan Lawrence (right), Building Superintendent for McKimmon Conference & Training Center, recently received his Energy Management Diploma from program director Dan Mull (left). Ryan completed three week-long courses with 96 hours of instruction in the areas of improving equipment efficiencies, industrial and commercial energy, process and building analysis, and managing energy for greater profitability to earn his diploma.

 

Sara Hughes Makes Poster Presentation at USDLA Conference

Sara Hughes USDLA

Sara Hughes, University Program Associate with the ECU/NC State University Collaborative at the Gateway Technology Center in Rocky Mount, made a poster presentation at the 2015 United States Distance Learning Association Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Sara’s presentation focused on “Building Solutions to Bridging Higher Education Voids.”

 

Six MCE&CE Employees Earn CPP Designation

Six employees of the McKimmon Center for Extension and Continuing Education earned the Certified Program Planner (CPP) designation from the Learning Resources Network (LERN). Kerrie Cave, Iyana Porter, Ashley Henderson Schwed, Laina Stensvold, and Jeremy Watson from the Office of Professional Development, and Jeffrey Barnes from Marketing, completed an 11-module program addressing various models of program management and successfully passed a certification exam.


Dr. Yevonne Brannon Receives Razor Walker Award

Dr. Yevonne Brannon, Director of the Center for Urban Affairs and Community Services, has been selected by the University of North Carolina-Wilmington’s Watson College of Education as a recipient of the 2015 Razor Walker Award, an award for distinguished service to the children and youth of North Carolina. Since 1993, the Razor Walker Awards have honored individuals whose vision, tenacity, courage and sacrifice have made a difference in the lives of young people in North Carolina.


Holly Sullenger Receives NCACPA’s 2014 Outstanding Professional Speaker Award

Holly Sullenger NCAPA 2014 Award

Holly Sullenger, Assistant Director, Technology Training Solutions, has been selected by the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA) as a recipient of their 2014 Outstanding Professional Speaker Award. The award recognizes a seminar and/or conference professional speaker with the highest average score on knowledge, materials, and skill from participant evaluations, for all courses taught. Holly has been teaching for Technology Training Solutions (formerly the Computer Training Unit) for over 20 years.

2015 MCE&CE Bake-off Champions Crowned

Bake Your ACC Off Winners

To celebrate the ACC basketball tournament and MCE&CE staff’s confectionery talents, MCE&CE held its annual Bake Your ACC Off competition on March 12. The winners were determined by staff voting. Recipient of the Golden Whisk was Amy Weaver for her Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars; recipient of the Silver Whisk was Ashley Schwed for her Cannoli Pie; and recipient of the Bronze Whisk was Sevante Bishop for his Macaroon Cookies. Congratulations to the winners and a big thank-you to all participants.

 

Rob Chapman and Ben Garner Earn Certified Technology Specialist Certification

Rob Chapman Ben Garner

Rob Chapman, Technology Support Technician, and Ben Garner, Facility and Media Support Supervisor, for the McKimmon Conference & Training Center, both earned the Certified Technology Specialist certification from InfoComm. InfoComm’s CTS program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute and is recognized worldwide as the leading audio-visual professional credential.

 

Lossie Rooney Graduates from Citizen’s Police Academy

Lossie Rooney

Lossie Rooney, the Front Desk Representative for the McKimmon Conference and Training Center, graduated in April 2014 from the Citizen’s Police Academy. Offered by NC State University’s Police Department, the goal of the Citizen’s Police Academy is to give students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to get to know members of the police department, gain a better understanding of law enforcement practices, and see how police officers interact with the community. During the eight-week program, Lossie participated in classes and activities in the areas of traffic enforcement, domestic violence investigations, criminal investigations, firearms familiarization training, crime prevention, internal affairs investigations, and emergency communications.

Darla Alexander Receives the Social Media Certificate

SMC Darla

L-R: Holly Basso, Martin Brossman, Darla Alexander, Karen Tiede, Heather Cutchin Evans

Darla Alexander, Program Assistant with Technology Training Solutions, recently earned her Certificate of Social Media Management. Darla completed 42 hours of social media training over 14 weeks, along with a capstone social media project, to earn her diploma.


 

CUACS Graphic Artist Pat Cotton Wins Logo Design Contest

Pat Cotton

L-R: Joseph Johnson, Chair of the African American Faculty and Staff Organization, Pat Cotton

The creative talents of Pat Cotton, Graphic Artist for the Center for Urban Affairs & Community Services, received university-wide recognition when her design submission was selected as the winning logo for NC State’s African American Faculty Staff Organization.


 

2014 Award for Excellence Recipients

Stacie Cheryl Carrie Ashley

L-R: Stacie Varner, Cheryl McKenzie, Carrie Hayes-Bjorkquist, Ashley Schwed

The Awards for Excellence program, established by the State of North Carolina, recognizes the accomplishments and achievements of NC State employees who have made a significant contribution to their department, division, the University community or the lives of others. Carrie Hayes-Bjorkquist, Catering Coordinator for the McKimmon Conference & Training Center; Cheryl McKenzie, Program Assistant in the Office of Professional Development; Ashley Schwed, Program Assistant in the Office of Professional Development; and Stacie Varner, Executive Assistant with the Center for Urban Affairs and Community Services (CUACS), were selected for the Provost Unit’s Award for Excellence. Cheryl McKenzie was also selected to represent the Provost’s Unit at the University-level Awards for Excellence.


2014 Facilities Engineering Management Diploma Graduate

Ryan Lawrence Graduates

Ryan Lawrence (left), Building Superintendent for McKimmon Conference & Training Center, recently received his Facilities Engineering Management Diploma from program director Roger Lawrence (right). Ryan completed three week-long courses with 96 hours of maintenance, electrical, mechanical, environmental, health and safety, construction, energy conservation, and management instruction to earn his diploma.

 

2014 Service Awards

The following employees are being recognized by NC State for their years of excellent service. Congratulations go out to each of them from all of us here at the McKimmon Center.

5 Years

Demetrius Harrison, Urban Affairs

10 Years

Rebekah Bellaj, OLLI
Airess Eatmon, Urban Affairs
Charles Fredlaw, Urban Affairs
Michael Graham, Urban Affairs
Chris Heggie, Accounting Office
Matt Krist, Urban Affairs
Chantelle Miles, Urban Affairs
Shedrick Samuels, Office of Professional Development
Colleen Taylor, Urban Affairs
James Williamson, Office of Professional Development

15 Years

Joyce Barron, Vice Provost’s Office
Rob Chapman, Facilities Support
Kerry Christian, Urban Affairs
Ben Garner, Facilities Support
Randy Jones, Accounting Office
Kathleen Snyder, Urban Affairs
Chris Warren, Urban Affairs

20 Years

Deborah Hagemann, Urban Affairs
Cindy Sumerel, Urban Affairs

30 Years

Randy Craven, Urban Affairs
Mikel Jones, Urban Affairs


UPCEA South “Outstanding Service to Continuing Education Award”

Robert Alice Karen

L-R: Robert Hansen – UPCEA CEO, Alice Warren, Karen Sibley – UPCEA President

Alice Warren, Vice Provost for Continuing Education, received the Outstanding Service to Continuing Education Award by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) South Region. She was honored in front of her peers at the UPCEA South Regional Conference held in Birmingham, AL from October 16-18, 2013. Ms. Warren has been a dedicated leader in UPCEA at both the regional and national levels. She currently serves as the Chair of the 2014 UPCEA National Conference and Advisory Committee and is the former chair of the Awards Committee.


2013 Equal Opportunity Institute Graduate

Ben EOI

Ben Garner recently graduated from the Equal Opportunity Institute (EOI), a unique certificate program offered by the NC State University Office for Institutional Equity & Diversity in collaboration with NC State’s Division of Human Resources and Center for Student Leadership, Ethics, and Public Service. This intensive nine-month program provides a comprehensive understanding of equal opportunity and diversity issues; participants are required to complete three compulsory workshops and at least seven electives.

 

2013 Fiber Optics Certifications

Brad Rob Odis Ben

L-R: Brad Eargle, Rob Chapman, Odis Newsome, Ben Garner

Four McKimmon staffers have recently earned Certified Fiber Optics training certifications through Technology Training Solutions, in partnership with BDI DataLynk. Odis Newsome earned his Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT); Rob Chapman, Brad Eargle, and Ben Garner each earned three certifications–CFOT, Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing & Maintenance (CFOS/T), and Certified Fiber Optics Specialist/Splicing (CFOS/S).


2013 Service Awards

The following employees are being recognized by NC State for their years of excellent service. Congratulations go out to each of them from all of us here at the McKimmon Center.

5 Years

Andrew Armstrong, Urban Affairs
Sevante Bishop, Facilities Support
Pat Cotton, Urban Affairs
Betty Hair, Vice Provost’s Office
Lindsey Hardin, Urban Affairs
Carrie Hayes Bjorkquist, Client Relations
Nancy Huber, Encore Program
Charlie Johnson, Urban Affairs
Ryan Lawrence, Facilities Support
Cheryl McKenzie, Office of Professional Development
Greg Smedley, Urban Affairs
Marx Thotakura, Urban Affairs
Ginny Tyson, Urban Affairs

10 Years

Karen Eller, Urban Affairs
Tom Englehart, Urban Affairs
Jill Hebeisen, Urban Affairs
Priscilla May, Accounting Office
Janice Sitzes, Marketing
Amy Weaver, Accounting Office

15 Years

Chris Horsley, Urban Affairs
Charlie Minton, Urban Affairs
Cindy Sumerel, Urban Affairs

20 Years

Susie Godwin, Urban Affairs
Joevelyn Heard-Leak, Urban Affairs
Jeff Labelle, Urban Affairs
Juanita Lanning, Print Shop

21 Years

Trish Inlow-Hatcher, Encore Program

26 Years

Chris Labrie, LAN/IT


NC State Staff Senate

Ryan Hancock, Administrative Support Specialist with Urban Affairs, currently serves as the 2013-2014 Chair of the Staff Senate, NC State’s advisory board to the Chancellor, representing the campus’ 5,500+ SPA and EPA non-faculty employees. In this role, Ryan meets regularly with Campus Administration, reports to the Board of Trustees, and represents NC State University at the University of North Carolina Assembly.

Two staff members of the McKimmon Center — D. Phyllis Laughlin, Urban Affairs and Community Services, and Lossie Rooney, Front Desk Representative, Client Relations — have been elected to the Staff Senate to represent the Office of the Provost for 2013-2015. A third staff member — Jeannine Lindsay, Client Relations Specialist, Client Relations — was also nominated for this honor.


McKimmon Achievers Submission Form

Pride of the Wolfpack Nomination Form