July 24, 2020

Honored employees have provided more than 337 years of service to Centenary University and its students

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., July 24, 2020—Centenary University honored 24 longtime employees with service awards at its annual Staff and Faculty Service Awards ceremony, which was held recently in a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The employees have logged more than 337 years of service to the University.

“Their contributions to Centenary are what makes this institution great,” said Centenary University President Dr. Bruce Murphy. “There are no unimportant jobs at Centenary and the work that they do advances our mission day in and day out.”

Employees honored during the event are:

Five Years—Nicole Corley, Boris Gavrilovic, Lisa Mastrangelo, Theresa Lord-Stout, Stefanie Taggart, Simona Scalisi, and Jill Gerlach

10 Years—Janice Santangelo, Leonard Kunz Jr., Krassi Lazarova, Stephen Davis, and Lisa Haskins

15 Years—Rosemary Pepe, Christine Vandenberg, Robert Miller, and Lynn Taylor

20 Years—Kathy Turrisi, Kevin Davies, Thomas Goodwin, Joseph Linskey, and Marianne Pratschler

25 Years—Roxanne Thompson

30 Years—Christine Floether

35 Years—Carl Wallnau, III


Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix provides an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world. The University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township. The Centenary University School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in Parsippany, as well as online and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.

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