Honoring Distinguished Service

Franklin & Marshall College saluted some of its most dedicated employees for their outstanding service during a ceremony on April 23 in the Frey Atrium of the Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy Building. More than 150 people turned out to honor 14 retiring members of the faculty and professional staff and to recognize three individuals for 25 years of service to the College.

President John Fry and other senior officers presented the 17 honorees with gifts in recognition of their service to Franklin & Marshall. Fry thanked the employees for their outstanding commitment and extended personal congratulations and best wishes to each of the honorees in attendance.

A group shot following the ceremony honoring distinguished service on April 23 (front, left to right): Lynn Krantz, Sharon LeFever, Marilyn Kennard, Gay Williams, Tom Karel and Diane Sand. (Middle, left to right): Martha Nelson, Conrad Kasperson, Penny Johnston, Marianne Kelly, James Graham and Carol de Wet. (Back, left to right): Jane Naegele, President John Fry, Kent Trachte and Keith Orris. (Photo by Marcy Dubroff)

The employees honored on the occasion of their retirement from the College included:

  • Doris Carbone, procurement process resolution specialist, business office
  • Carole D'Ettorre, assistant to the vice president, College Advancement
  • James Graham, locksmith, Facilities & Operations
  • Conrad Kasperson, professor of management, Department of Business, Organizations & Society
  • Marianne Kelly, M.D., director of student health services and College physician
  • Marilyn Kennard, administrative assistant, Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium
  • Lynn Krantz, academic department coordinator, Department of Physics & Astronomy
  • Sharon LeFever, assistant to the associate dean of the college and director of the Klehr Center for Jewish Life
  • Lloyd Lowe, plumber, Facilities & Operations
  • Jane Naegele, international programs coordinator, Office of International Programs
  • Martha Nelson, associate professor of business, Department of Business, Organizations & Society
  • Renate Sachse, catalog and circulation librarian, senior assistant librarian
  • Diane Sand, senior adjunct assistant professor of Russian, Department of German & Russian
  • Gay Williams, office manager, Department of Athletics and Recreation

The College also recognized three employees for 25 years of service:

  • Annette Aronowicz, The Robert F. and Patricia Ross Weis Professor of Judaic Studies and Professor of Religious Studies
  • Penny Johnston, associate dean of admission and director of international admission
  • Thomas Karel, collection development librarian, associate librarian
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