EGCC honors employees of the year

STEUBENVILLE – Eastern Gateway Community College employees recently voted for employees of the year, and the awards went to Darrell Lawrence, assistant professor of humanities, and Mary Ellen Horkey, central services clerk.

Lawrence joined the college in 1998 as an adjunct instructor before being hired full time in 2000. Prior to teaching, he was a freelance technical writer. A member of the National Council of Teachers of Education, Lawrence also served on the transfer assurance guide committee for the Ohio Board of Regents and was a judge for Steubenville City Schools’ annual spelling bee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from California State University and a master’s degree in English from West Virginia University.

Horkey has served in her position since 1994. She earned an associate of applied business degree in business management from Eastern Gateway. She and her husband, Perry, reside in Amsterdam.

The college also recognized seven employees with service awards:

  • 40 years – Dorothy Lanaghan, admissions secretary.
  • 25 years – Kathy Cruny, health technologies associate professor; Sheryl Huggans, community outreach secretary; Michael Payne, controller.
  • 15 years – Donalyn Sutton, student information clerk.
  • 10 years – Amanda Coburn, career planning secretary; and Nghi Dao, engineering technologies assistant professor.

Awards for 100 percent attendance were given to Joseph Brom, social sciences assistant professor; Cynthia Carducci, health technologies associate professor; Patricia DiGiacobbe, evening coordinator; Audrey Dziewatkoski, accounting assistant/payroll; Jay Dziewatkoski, building and grounds director; Eric Exley, engineering technologies professor; Tammy Graham, health technologies assistant professor; Ericka Guz, health technologies professor; Tracee Joltes, work force outreach assistant director; Marybeth Jones, TRiO secretary; Kenneth Knox, business technologies assistant professor; James McGrail, business services vice president; Robert Myler, building and grounds assistant director; Hamid Nawaz, health technologies assistant professor; Robert Parniza, developmental math assistant professor; Payne; John Romanek, humanities associate professor; Diane Roney, health technologies professor; Anton Salinski, social sciences assistant professor; Cathy Sistilli, health technologies professor; David Smith, technology support specialist; Patty Sturch, enrollment management and student information dean; Karen Tucci, technology services director; and Ann Marie Welshans, health technologies associate professor.

Awards for 99 percent attendance were given to James Baber, academic and student affairs executive vice president; Dorothy Collins, TRiO programs and academic advising director; Melanie DiCarlo, administrative assistant/president’s office; Michael Freeman, health technologies instructor; Judith Hince, health technologies associate professor; Michael Householder, technology support specialist; Lawrence; Tonya Logan, student billing and payroll director; Judith Miller, career planning and alumni director; Constance Moore, health technologies assistant professor; Joann Parish, financial aid assistant coordinator; Donna Singh, health and public services secretary/assistant to the dean; and Robert Vance, health technologies instructor.