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Texas Wesleyan honors its Stars of Service

05.15.2019 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
A photo of Texas Wesleyan President Frederick G. Slabach and Political Science Professor Ibrahim Salih at the 2019 Stars of Service event. Salih was honored for his 50 years of service to TXWES

Texas Wesleyan honored faculty and staff who have dedicated “milestone years of service” to the campus community at the 2019 Stars of Service event on May 13 at Lou’s Place.

The ceremony included a testimonial from a student recognizing the impact faculty and staff have on his education experience, and words from Joe “Pro Joe” Brown, dean of freshman success, who was honored for his 40 years of service to Texas Wesleyan.

Professor Ibrahim Salih was honored for a remarkable 50 years of service to Texas Wesleyan. Family, friends and former students were on hand to honor him as he now looks forward to retirement.

This year’s honorees included:

5 years

  • Cary Adkinson
  • Kelly Anderson
  • Sharon Carano
  • Ann Davis
  • Stephanie Diersen
  • Brian Franks
  • Richard Haratine
  • Ryan Keating
  • Wiley Lindsey
  • Gokcen Ogruk-Maz
  • Amy Orcutt
  • Christopher Parker
  • Sharon Peters
  • Alison Simons
  • Wei Sun
  • Bruce Terry
  • Natalie Thomas
  • Julia Tidwell

10 years

  • Paul Austin
  • Judy Baker
  • Michael Brown
  • Kay Colley
  • Cynthia Gonzales
  • Valerie Havens
  • Linda Humphrey
  • Carol Johnson-Gerendas
  • Whitney Myers
  • William Newton
  • Phillip Pelphrey
  • Eddie Rodriguez
  • Sinan Yildirim

15 years

  • Gladys Childs
  • Fabiola Rodriguez
  • DeAwna Wood

20 years

  • Chitra Chandrasekaran
  • Hope Ellis
  • Kevin Millikan
  • Katherine Prater
  • Maria Romero

25 years

  • Marilyn Pugh

30 years

  • John Fisher
  • Lisa Wilks

35 years

  • Jeffrey Delotto
  • Douglas Spellman

40 years

  • Joe “Pro Joe” Brown

50 years

  • Ibrahim Salih
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