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Nov. 14, 2006
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Eastern Michigan Unversity regents approve 41 staff appointments

YPSILANTI — The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved the appointments of 41 staff at its regular meeting Nov. 14.

Of the 41 appointments, 22 (54 percent) are female and 19 (46 percent) are males. The group includes 30 Caucasians (73 percent), nine African Americans (22 percent) and two Hispanics (5 percent).

Those receiving appointments are:

Freman Hendrix,  of Detroit, chief governmental relations officer, governmental relations administration. Previously, Hendrix was chief operations officer for Strategic Staffing Solutions from 2001-2004. Before that, Hendrix was deputy mayor of the city of Detroit from 1998-2001 and chairman of the Detroit Public Schools Board of Education from 1998-2000. Hendrix received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Eastern Michigan University.

Bradley Cieleski,of Ypsilanti, assistant coach, wrestling, intercollegiate athletics.  Before coming to EMU, Cieleski was an assistant wrestling coach at Brown University from 2005-2006. Cieleski was a four-time NCAA national wrestling champion qualifier while competing at Slippery Rock University for his first three years and at the University of Missouri as a graduate student during his fourth season. He recorded more than 100 wins during his intercollegiate wrestling career  and was named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) All-Academic team in 2004-05. Cieleski received his bachelor’s degree in sociology/criminology from Slippery Rock University.

Tianna Kirkland, of Indianapolis, Ind., assistant coach, women’s basketball, intercollegiate athletics. Prior to coming to EMU, Kirkland was an assistant women’s basketball coach at Butler University from 2004-2006. Before that, she was a graduate assistant coach at Central Michigan University from 2002-2004. Kirkland received her bachelor’s degree in applied biology from Ferris State University.

Del Young, of Ypsilanti, assistant baseball coach, intercollegiate athletics. Young previously was second assistant coach at Eastern Michigan University. Young received his master’s degree in sports management from Eastern Michigan University and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northwood University.

Kelli Stein, of Columbus, Ohio, men’s and women’s assistant swimming and diving coach, intercollegiate athletics. Stein was an All-American swimmer at the University of Michigan in 2004. Stein previously was an assistant swimming coach with the Scioto (Ohio) Country Club during summer 2005. She also had been the office manager at Clintonville (Ohio) Servicecenter since June 2005. Stein received her bachelor’s degree in sports management and communication  from the University of Michigan.

Susan Parks, of Muncie, Ind. head coach, women’s track, intercollegiate athletics. Before coming to EMU, Parks was head women’s cross country and track coach at Ball State University from 1994-2006. During her tenure,  her Cardinal teams won eight Mid-American Conference championships and were runners-up 10 times. Parks was named MAC Coach of the Year five times. She was selected as an NCAA Regional Coach of the Year in indoor and outdoor track in 1998. Her 2002 cross-country team became just the third MAC team to ever qualify for the NCAA Championships.  Parks received her master’s degree in physical education and her bachelor’s degree in English language and literature, both from Eastern Michigan University.

Tamara Ards, of Baton Rouge,  La., assistant coach, women’s track. Prior to coming to EMU, Ards was track coordinator for the men’s and women’s track teams at Louisiana State University from 2005-2006. Before that, she was assistant track coach for both the men’s and women’s track teams at the University of Colorado from 2002-2005. Ards received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado.

Loretta Newman, of Ypsilanti, administrative secretary, director, Academic Human Resources. Previously, Newman was a Student Judicial Services specialist at EMU during 2006.  Before that, she was a secretary in the EMU Board of Regents office from 2005-2006.

Scott Schultz, of Saline, coordinator, athletics programs and marketing,

intercollegiate athletics. Previously, Schultz spent 2004-05 as a marketing intern in EMU’s Athletics Department and was responsible for group ticket sales. Schultz received his bachelor’s degree in management from Michigan State University.

Antonio Enoex II, of Detroit, administrative associate I,  Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Communities. Before coming to EMU, Enoex was a program coordinator II at Wayne State University’s College of Education from 2003-2006 and a research assistant/instructional design lead at the University of Michigan during 2003.  Enoex received his master’s of education degree in instructional technology from Wayne State University and his bachelor’s degree in industrial distribution from Eastern Michigan University.

Brian Nemorovski, of Ann Arbor,  coordinator, E-Recruiting, admissions-campus outreach. Previously, Nemorovski was a recruiter in EMU’s Admissions Office in 2005-2006 and an instructor at The Princeton Review in Ann Arbor from 2003-2005. Nemorovski received his bachelor’s degree in journalism and economics from Northwestern University.

Roberta Towne of Wyandotte, coordinator, bachelor of science nursing program, School of Nursing. Prior to coming to EMU, Towne was coordinator of the nursing program at Davenport University in Dearborn from 2005-2006. Previously, she was house director of Oakwood-Annapolis Hospital from 2003-2006. Towne received her master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in nursing, both from Madonna University; and her associate degree in nursing from Henry Ford Community College.

Edward Kmett, of Westland, database analyst programmer, English language and literature.  Kmett previously was an adjunct lecturer in EMU’s Computer Science Department during 2006. Before that, he was chief information officer for BigNet, Inc., a nationwide DSL service provider. Kmett received his master’s degree in mathematics and his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science, all from Eastern Michigan University.

Richard Nemith, of Pinckney, data analyst, accreditation and continuing education programs, College of Education-office of academic services.  Nemith has more than 15 years’ experience in information systems/information technology settings in business and education,  most recently as a part-time information systems technician in Dexter Schools. He received both his master’s degree in information systems and his bachelor’s degree in business computer systems, both from Eastern Michigan University.

Others receiving appointments are:

Tonia Weaver, of Bowling Green, Ohio, assistant manager, sponsored accounts, grant accounting.

Jacqueline Kurtz, of Ann Arbor, secretary, Board of Regents.

Gina Beaudry, of Lansing, senior secretary, compensation programs.

Jill Stroinski, of Milan, senior financial aid adviser, financial aid office.

Alan Beesley, of Wyandotte, department technology coordinator, HDC support services-housing.

Sheila Ritondale, of Tecumseh, coordinator, bachelor of science nursing, School of Nursing.

Oscar Alcaine, of Mount Kicso, N.Y., psychologist, counseling.

Lori Basar, of South Rockwood, secretary II, School of Nursing.

Judy Weaver, of Monroe, secretary II, teacher education.

Ettiene Jackson, of Ypsilanti, secretary II, department of accounting and finance.

Michael Armitage, of Milan, police dispatcher, public safety/parking.

Stephanie Jordan,of Novi, graduation auditor/evaluator, office of the registrar.

Erica Cooper, of Ypsilanti, student judicial services specialist, Student Judicial Services.

David Coursey,of Howell, custodian, custodial services.

Jessica Gabel,of Ypsilanti, custodian, custodial services.

Raymond Candiotti,of Dexter, custodian, plant support services.

Karen McGough,of Ypsilanti, custodian, custodial services.

Robert Ericksen,of Ann Arbor, research assistant I, chemistry.

Sarah Ghotane,of Wayne, accountant I, accounting.

Norman Bartelmay,of Ypsilanti, assistant unit manager, dining services.

George Cole,of Colchester, Vt., area complex director,  HDC support services-housing.

Jason Taylor, of Reno, Nevada, area complex director, HDC support services-


Shaless Peoples,of Ypsilanti, area complex director,  HDC support services-


Chanay Peterson,of Detroit, customer service representative II, Continuing Education-Livonia.

Bonnie Zader,of Ann Arbor, dining services unit leader I, dining services.

Benjamin Peters,of Pinckney, enterprise support tech II, ICT-Academic Technology and Computing Services.

Anthony Valdez,of Ypsilanti, accountant 1, grant accounting.




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