Annual President’s Dinner hosted by Dr. Loren Gresham

Southern Nazarene University’s President, Dr. Loren Gresham hosted the Fall 2006 “President’s Dinner” for university faculty and staff on Thursday, August 17, 2006.

This year marked the 108th year with the usual round of events to welcome our Class of 2010. Among the annual events is the “President’s Dinner” that was held in the Webster Commons Dining Hall.

In President Gresham’s address to this gathering of the staff he says, “I trust that 2006-2007 will be your best school year yet! We will be focusing on “Life Together” as a theme to remind us of our dependence on one another and on Almighty God. Let’s take the invitation to join Him in the great enterprise of “Educating for responsible Christian living” under the motto “Character, Culture, Christ” here at Southern Nazarene University”.

SNU at present has 211 full-time staff members and 101 faculty members. Staff and faculty in attendance were treated to a festive Mexican dinner complete with all the trimmings.

This year’s “Manager of the Year” award went to Marcia Mosshart, Annual Giving and Events Planning Coordinator. The “Staff Member of the Year” award went to Jane Dunnington, SNU’s campus Information Receptionist.

Faculty Service Awards were given to the following Faculty: 5 years – Steve Betts and Sylvia Goodman. 10 years – Mary Eskridge. 15 years – David Alexander, Don Dunnington and Jimmie Smith. 20 years – Martha Banz and Betty Lou Thompson. 25 years – Don Billings, Kep Keoppel and Phil Moore. 30 years – J. Rendall Garrett and Jim Tabers.

Staff Service Awards were presented to the following staff members: 5 years – Tim Spindle, Dana Aduddell, Jan Chafey, Larry Hess, Teresa Hawkinson, Candice Grier, Juan Canales, Pam Shenold, Amy Secor, Mark Persson, Jenni Knippers, Cyndi Lackey, Sandi Goddard, Teresa Greenhill and Travis Veatch. 10 years – Sonja Kroutil, Linda Berg, Ron Lester, Sharon Newton, Randy Smith, and Kendra Thomson. 15 years – Donna Elliott and Jimmy Knight. 20 years – Lyne Johnson. 25 years – Sharen Dech.

In keeping with the “South of the Border” theme for the evening, the attendees enjoyed the amazing talent of Edgar Cruz, world renowned guitarist.

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Pictured in photo: Dr. Loren Gresham congratulating Jane Dunnington, Staff member of the year.