June 14, 2006


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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University honored several staff members at the annual staff picnic recently.

Four members of staff were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the university and to the Bucknell community.

Beth Gritzer and Joyce Wagner each received the Zeller Award for Support Staff Excellence.

Named in honor of John F. Zeller, vice president for business and fiscal affairs and general counsel emeritus, the Zeller Award recognizes support staff members who demonstrate excellence and embrace Bucknell's core competencies in the conduct of their jobs.

Gritzer, annual fund coordinator, joined the staff at Bucknell in 1994. She was cited for "her efficiency and adaptability and strategic outlook on her work."

Wagner, custodial section supervisor, joined the university in 1990. She was described as "always willing to lend a hand, someone who strives to address and balance the needs of her staff, the students and the community."

Lois Engle and Amy Badal each received the Geiger Award for Administrative Staff Excellence.

Named in honor of Walter Geiger, director of facilities the Geiger Award recognizes members of the administrative staff who demonstrate sustained excellence and embrace Bucknell's core competencies in the conduct of their administrative responsibilities.

Engle, assistant to the dean of engineering, joined the Bucknell staff in 1989. She was lauded for her "reputation for quality, clarity and completeness of the highest order."

Badal, who joined the university in 2001 as assistant dean of students, was recognized for her "boundless energy, creativity and foremost focus on our students."

In addition, eight members of the staff were recognized at the picnic for receiving degrees this year. They were:

Maxine Adekoya, assistant director of admissions, received a bachelor of arts degree in international relations from Bucknell;

Andrew Ciotola, operations manager with the Stadler Center for Poetry, received a master of arts degree in English from Bucknell;

Xiao Jiang, economics department, received a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Bucknell;

Cathy Koser, student information specialist in admissions, received a bachelor of arts in education from Bucknell;

Carol Leidig, facilities office assistant, received an associate of arts degree in psychology from Susquehanna University;

Kathleen McCracken-Lincoln, Provost's office assistant, received a bachelor of arts in sociology from Bucknell;

Wei Tchou, East Asian studies department, received a bachelor of arts degree in East Asian studies from Bucknell;

Janet Yordy, presidential events manager, received an associate of applied science degree in computer information systems from Susquehanna University.

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Story posted June 14, 2006

John Zeller Awards

Beth Gritzer and Joyce Wagner

Walter Geiger award

Lois Engle and Amy Badal

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