FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Sept. 24, 2002
CONTACT: Ward Mullens
ward.mullens@emich.edu
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EMU REGENTS APPROVE 41 STAFF APPOINTMENTS

YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved the appointments of 41 staff at its regular meeting Sept. 24.

Of the 41 appointments, there are: 24 (59 percent) female and 17 males (41 percent). Of that total, 32 Caucasians (78 percent), seven are African American (17 percent); and two are Asian (5 percent.).

Those receiving appointments are:

Rhonda DeLong of Lowell, director, Web Communications, University Marketing and Communications. DeLong previously was publications manager at the University of Detroit Mercy from 1995-2002. Prior to that, she was managing editor of Lexicom Publishing Group in Ann Arbor. She earned her bachelor's degree in history and Spanish from the University of Michigan.

Steven Holda of Jackson, assistant to the vice president for business and finance. Holda previously was controller for NSS Technologies, Inc., from 2001-02. Prior to that, he was controller, product development and sales, for Meridian Automotive Systems. Holda earned his master's degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his bachelor's degree in business from the University of Michigan.

Jennifer Schrage of Phoenix, Ariz., director, Student Judicial Services. Schrage previously was the national staff attorney at the UAW Legal Service Plan's national headquarters in Detroit. Schrage earned her juris doctorate from the University of Arizona and her bachelor's degree in journalism from Northern Arizona University.

Wendy Gunter of Spokane, Wash., assistant director, athletic academic services, intercollegiate athletics, academic advising. Gunter previously was director of academic services at the University of Idaho from 1996-2002. Gunter earned her master's degree in physical education from the University of Idaho and her bachelor's degree in physical education from Gonzaga University.

Stephen Nordwall of Minneapolis, Minn., coordinator, athletic training, athletics training room. Nordwall previously was assistant athletic trainer at Kent State University from 1997-2002 and assistant athletic trainer at the University of Notre Dame from 1996-97. Nordwall earned his master's degree in physical education from Western Michigan University and his bachelor's degree in exercise science from North Park College in Chicago, Ill.

Charles Molnar of Madison, N.J., assistant football coach, intercollegiate athletics. Molnar previously was an assistant football coach at Eastern Illinois University from 2001-02. Prior to that, he was an assistant football coach at Kent State University from 1994-2000. He earned his bachelor's degree from Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania.

Adrian Townsend of Coraopolis, Pa., assistant basketball coach, intercollegiate athletics. Townsend previously was director of basketball operations at Duquesne University from 2001-02. He earned his bachelor's degree from California University of Pennsylvania.

Kevin Wolthausen of Goleta, Calif., assistant football coach, intercollegiate athletics. Wolthausen previously was assistant football coach with the Arizona Rattlers in 2002 and an assistant football coach at Arizona State University from 1995-2001. Wolthausen earned his bachelor's degree in physical education from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California.

Derrick Davis of Ypsilanti, program coordinator, First Year Mentor Program, McKenny Union and Campus Life. Davis previously was program director of Upward Bound at Western Michigan University from 2002-02. Davis earned his master's degree in educational leadership and his bachelor's degree in criminal justice, both from Western Michigan University.

Kevin Lawson of Ypsilanti, manager, McKenny Union operations (weekends/evenings). Lawson previously was an event planner in McKenny Union from 2000-02. Lawson earned his master's degree in hotel and restaurant management and his bachelor's degree in business management, both from Eastern Michigan University.

Geraldine Panelo of Fresno, Calif., program coordinator, commuter programs, McKenny Union and Campus Life. Panelo previously was coordinator of commuter information and off-campus housing service at the University of Maryland from 2000-2002. Panelo earned her master's degree in college student personnel from the University of Maryland and her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of California-Davis.

Martha Sutton of Farmington Hills, academic advisor II, College of Health and Human Services. Sutton previously was interim director of advising for the College of Health and Human Services from 2001-02. Sutton earned her master's degree in hotel/restaurant management from Eastern Michigan University and her bachelor's degree in nutrition from Michigan State University.

Katie Holdgreve of Delphos, Ohio, admissions officer, admissions. Holdgreve previously was area residence coordinator for Heidelberg College from 2000-02. Holdgreve earned her master's degree in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University and her bachelor's degree in psychology from Eastern Michigan University.

Valorie Juergens of Elmore, Ohio, regional manager, Continuing Education. Juergens previously was communications specialist at SUNOCO MIDAMERICA in Toledo, Ohio, from 1979-2000. He earned his bachelor's degree in public communications from the University of Toledo.

Abigail Parsons of Wadsworth, Ohio, programs coordinator, orientations program, McKenny Union and Campus Life. Parsons previously was director of leadership and service for Lithuania Christian College in Klaipeda, Lithuania, from 2001-02. Parson earned her master's degree in college student personnel from Eastern Michigan University and her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Toledo.

Carole Schwinn of Rockford, Ill., regional manager, Continuing Education-Jackson. Schwinn previously was learning systems adviser for Jackson Community College from 1977-2001. Schwinn earned her master's degree in adult and continuing education from Michigan State University and her bachelor's degree in history and secondary education from Eastern Michigan University.

Other receiving appointments are:

Gerald Corona of Detroit, assistant football coach, intercollegiate athletics.

Leighanne Denja of Scottville, program assistant I, College of Business.

Justin Gerboc of Franklin, Pa., area complex director, housing.

David Singleton of New York, N.Y., area complex director, housing.

Carol Smerek, of St. Louis, Ill., administrative secretary, University Relations.

Julie Brunzell of Redford, senior secretary, communication and theatre arts.

Leann Christman of New Boston, senior secretary, financial aid.

Brenda Coman of Toledo, Ohio, police dispatcher, public safety.

Rachael Higley of Southgate, collections specialist, student accounting.

Monica Loveland of Grass Lake, account specialist, parking and paving.

Kathleen Parkett of Oak Park, customer service representative II, student accounting.

Fabian Rollins of St. Johns, Barbados, customer service representative II, Continuing Education.

Lisa Samaha of Ann Arbor, account specialist, payroll.

Virginia Weidenfeller of Grand Rapids, customer service representative II, student accounting.

Amy Griffin of Ann Arbor, library assistant II, learning resources and technology.

Trisa Hollingsworth of Fayetteville, N.C., secretary II, physical plant.

Donalee Miller of Taylor, data entry clerk II, parking and paving.

Eric Monat of Dearborn, customer service representative, housing.

Kim Rankins of Southgate, secretary II, nursing.

Donna Shollack of Livonia, secretary II, history.

Larry Lowe of Florence, Ky., stationary engineer, heating plant.

John Oman of Detroit, stationary engineer, heating plant.

John Sgroi of Lincoln Park, appliance and refrigeration specialist, physical plant.

Walter Bauer, of Dexter, unit leader, dining.

Gregory Morgan of Perrysburg, Ohio, laundry operator, athletics training room.

 

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