Lehigh Appreciation Dinner Celebrates 150 Years of Achievement

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Thursday, May 19, 2016


More than 570 faculty and staff gathered at Stabler Arena earlier this month for the annual Lehigh Appreciation Dinner. As the university’s 150th academic year came to a close, the community of employees enjoyed an evening of recognition and celebration.


President John Simon offered welcoming remarks at the first Lehigh Appreciation Dinner of his administration. This year’s emcees were Professor George White and Karen Sims, director of information processing in Advancement.


In keeping with tradition, the evening began with recognition of the newest members of Lehigh’s 25 Year Club who came to the stage for a photo. The employees reaching this service milestone include:


Louise Adams – Child Care Center

Ricky Blum – Electrical & Computer Engineering

Cynthia Brinker – Zoellner Arts Center

Kathy Calabrese – Child Care Cater

Ward Cates – Education & Human Services

Mary Beth Deily – Economics

Raymond Filizof  – Center for Photonics & Nanoelectronics

Theresa Freeman – Summer Sessions

Barbara Greenia – Child Care Center

MaryAnn Haller – College of Arts & Sciences

Brian Kelly – University Police

Shi-Fang Lu – Biological Sciences

Judith McDonald – Economics

Kathleen Miller – Controller’s Office

Scott Miller – Facilities Services

Elizabeth Posivak – Development

Dennis Brad Price – LTS Client Services

Edward Tomlinson – ATLSS Engineering Research Center

John Troiano – LTS Technology Management

Susan Troyan – Athletics

Janis Turczyn – Athletics

Roslyn Weiss – Philosophy

Deborah White – Admissions & Financial Aid

Evelyn Wolf – Alumni Relations


Following a moment of silence to remember those members of the Lehigh community we lost this year, Karen and George were joined on stage by President John Simon, ERAC Chair Bob Bruneio, Vice President of Finance & Administration Pat Johnson, Provost Pat Farrell, Assistant Vice President for Gift Planning Lorraine Weidorn, Alumni Association Awards Committee Co-Chair Gary Liddick '76, and CAS Dean Donald Hall to present the Lehigh University Awards ceremony and to recognize retiring faculty and staff.


A complete gallery of photographs from the evening can be viewed on our Google+ page.

Learn all about our award recipients.

Learn more about this year’s retirees.