Recognizing staff

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The room awaits Chancellor Nasser H. Paydar -- and staff to be recognized. Photo by Liz Kaye, IU Communications

On Nov. 1, Chancellor Nasser H. Paydar celebrated and honored staff members for service and achievements. Staff with 15 to 45 years of service were honored. Several staff awards were also given: the Multicultural Impact Staff Award, the Nan Bohan Community Engagement Staff Award, the Gerald L. Bepko Staff Council Spirit Award, the Glenn W. Irwin Jr., M.D. Experience Excellence Award and the Carol D. Nathan Staff Council Scholarship. 

45 years at IUPUI

In 1972, when IUPUI was only a few years old and when the campus would have been unrecognizable to today's students, two young women began what would become more than four decades of employment at the campus. 

On Nov. 1, 2017, Judy L. Savage and Gayle Massa were recognized for 45 years of service at IUPUI at the Chancellor's Staff Recognition Ceremony.

Judy Savage started as an order typist in the purchasing department. She worked "on New York Street in an old four-story brick building that was also a warehouse. There were houses all around us; it was a neighborhood," she said. 

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Chancellor Nasser H. Paydar congratulates Judy L. Savage on her 45 years of service to IUPUI. Photo by Liz Kaye, IU Communications

How have things changed in 45 years? "We went from using typewriters to word processors to computers, and there was a lot to learn over the years, certainly. And, of course, the changes to the physical campus have been considerable."

And, to Savage, why is working at IUPUI great?

"I have felt really blessed because I've been able to move up over the years," she said. "I did a couple of jobs in purchasing, and I moved to radiation safety. Being able to move up is certainly a good option. And the benefits of the university are great."

Gayle Massa started out as a temp in the Department of Orthodontics in the School of Dentistry. She was replacing a woman who was on maternity leave. A few months later, the woman decided not to return, and Massa was hired full-time for the position.

She's now the clinical administrator. Says Massa of her time in the Department of Orthodontics: "I can't even tell you the number of students I've seen graduate from here. It's in the thousands. I've worked through two generations. I've had two or three sets where I had a student and then years later had their child come through. I was going to try to make it to three generations, but I'm not sure I'll get there."

And the best part about working for IUPUI? Massa explains: "I think it's the students, and, with this department, it's like a family. Even once you graduate, you're always part of the orthodontic family. I still get Christmas cards every year from former students. I can't say enough good things about the department and the dental school. There have been a lot of kind people here."

Note: For more IU staff anniversaries, see Inside IU's Milestones.

Service Awards

  • 15 years
    • Anthony Joseph Acton Jr.
    • Beth Ann Adams

    • Jane McLaughlin Adamson
    • Andrea Eickhoff Anderson
    • Daniel James Anoskey
    • Andrew D. Arenson
    • Bedellion O. Armstrong
    • Cheryl L. Avery
    • Clifford M. Babbey
    • Shohn Beeson
    • Michelle Benberry
    • Waylan K. Bessler
    • Angela M. Bohall
    • Jay S. Borneo
    • Kevin M. Brokamp
    • James M. Brown
    • William Brown
    • Lori Anne Byrd
    • Jill Ilene Campbell
    • Kelli Cassidy

    • Vickie Rene Cater
    • Heather A. Cero
    • Kathy Ann Champ
    • Helen Jan Chin-Sinex
    • Steven W. Choate
    • Keith Warren Condon
    • Katherine L. Cornett
    • Courtney H. Cowley
    • Emmily Jo Crews
    • Heqiao Dai
    • Lorna Dawe
    • Ethel Derr-Yellin
    • Kim Dodson-Shackelford
    • Jon Stratford Eynon
    • Larry Joseph Fogleman
    • W. Christopher Gallardo
    • Huanling Gao
    • Jennifer Mae Garabrant
    • Rhonda Sue Gerding
    • Kellie E. Givens
    • Deborah D. Graham
    • Lorna J. Griffin
    • Ernest Todd Grimes
    • Marian Dean Hart
    • Natalie S. Harvey
    • Derrick Hawkins
    • Matthew A. Heinze
    • Teresa L. Helming
    • Kellie Megnin Hindman
    • Mary A. Hindman

    • Edgar M. Holdaway
    • James Oliver Jackson II
    • Mary Beth James
    • Michelle Alaine Johnson
    • David C. Jones
    • Ryan V. Keller
    • Lisa Diane King
    • Betty Klein
    • Toni Lynn Lathrop
    • Emilie A. Leveque
    • Erica Levi-Turner
    • Kimberly Lewis
    • Tom Logue
    • Rhoda A. Loman
    • Christopher J. Loney
    • Richard A. Lord
    • Christopher M. Mahalek
    • Ronel Maignan
    • Shannon Marie Maraldo
    • Kathleen Nora Mattes
    • James J. McClimon
    • Kari A. McClimon
    • Sheryl Lynn McGinnis
    • Caroline Miller
    • Nancy Mitchell
    • Erica E. Morrical
    • Joshua A. Nichols

    • Jen Oakes
    • Susan Ofner
    • Denise C. Ogrady
    • Mark A. Oklak
    • Sandra Lynn Owens
    • Thomas C. Pennington
    • Mark T. Perry
    • Larry Richard Pool Jr.
    • Kathy Reese
    • Vanessa Richards
    • Dana P. Robertson
    • Kimberly A. Sandrick
    • Cynthia G. Schuster
    • Mark Schwamberger
    • Jane Ann Sears
    • Amber Kleopfer Senseny
    • Raymond W. Sheppard
    • Nathan R. Smith
    • Victor C. Soon
    • Maria L. Spall
    • Jennifer L. Steele
    • Susan Steele-Moore
    • Ryan A. Stohler
    • Kathleen E. Stovall
    • Eric L. Thompson
    • William Tormoehlen
    • Rolando Torres
    • Lynn K. Tran
    • Mary Upton
    • Mark Volpatti
    • Daniel Waggoner
    • Etta Marie Ward
    • Lynn Ward
    • Rick Warren
    • Tiara Washington
    • Carlene Webb-Burton
    • Natosha Webbe
    • Jenni Webb-Kellermeier
    • Ke Wei
    • Caroline Weilhamer
    • Gregory Whitley
    • George Winston
    • Sara Jean Wrightsman
    • Biannca Yates
    • Fang Yuan
  • 20 years
    • Pascual Acosta
    • Renee Akins
    • Tamekia Anderson
    • Janet K. Barnhart
    • Michele A. Beal
    • Angela M. Bergman
    • Virginia M. Beyer
    • Russell W. Black

    • Troy D. Brown
    • Victoria Daugherty
    • Neil M. Devadasan
    • Jacqueline Jo Dorsett
    • Shelley Dawn Dowden
    • Raymond Dunaway
    • Jeffery A. Duvall
    • Chandra D. Dyson
    • Craig S. Eberhardt
    • Tammy R. Fajfer
    • Lorri A. Ferguson
    • Janet Rae Flynn
    • Kiana L. Fossett
    • Franklin H. Foulks
    • Daniel B. Griffith
    • Nicole Lyn Guerrettaz
    • Daniel W. Hall
    • Barbara J. Hanes
    • Kathleen M. Heidler
    • Deborah M. Hudson
    • Mary S. Hurrle
    • Wayne R. Husted
    • Jennifer A. James
    • Cathy Jo Jines
    • William Johnson Jr.
    • Gloria J. Kermeen
    • Sameeh F. Khamis
    • Todd J. Kirk
    • Kathy M. Lane
    • Karen Marie Lynn
    • Nicole R. Lyon
    • Brenda A. Mahaley
    • April L. Mantel

    • Clifford Charles Marsiglio
    • Margaret J. Martinez
    • Eric C. Mauser
    • Christopher D. McDivitt
    • Kenneth McKnight
    • Dawn Molnar
    • Christen Leigh Mumaw
    • George C. Nitsos
    • Kitty C. O'Doherty
    • Carolyn York O'Neil
    • Scott M. Orr
    • Elizabeth Parsons
    • Steven C. Payne
    • Mary P. Poskon
    • Greg L. Puetz
    • Christi Kay Saint
    • Gregg W. Sander
    • Rebecca R. Sutherland
    • Paulette R. Thornton
    • Samra B. Tucker
    • Karen Lynn Vibbert
    • Alice Whitney Warner
    • Janice L. White
  • 25 years
    • Kari L. Blackley

    • Patricia Ann Boswell
    • Leon Carter
    • John P. Cooper
    • Melissa P. Cooper
    • Francine Epperson
    • Kathleen Surina Grove
    • Chunlu Guo
    • Deborah K. Henderson
    • Cynthia D. Hollingsworth
    • J. Drew Klacik
    • Debra Lucas
    • Liliya Lukantsova
    • Sheryl E. Lynch
    • Lorraine Matheson
    • Amir Mirpoorian
    • Norma Pahl
    • Becky Reynolds
    • Irene Richardson
    • Pamela D. Ross

    • Lois A. Rutherford
    • William S. Schwartz
    • Josie L. Simmons
    • Laurie A. Spears
    • Judith L. Talty
    • Kevin L. Watkins
    • Sylvia J. White-Hooks
    • Cynthia A. Wooldridge
    • Jennifer J. Wright
  • 30 years
    • Sara Allaei
    • Susan Beaver
    • Andrew Beiswanger
    • Vickie Birge
    • Nancy Breen
    • Jennifer Burba
    • Kimberly Burrows
    • Sheri Eggleton
    • Judy Foltz
    • John Gilbert II
    • Linda Griffin
    • Rick Hanson
    • Cheryl Harman

    • Lisa Jones
    • Mary Kendall
    • Latonya Kirkland
    • Julie LeHunt
    • Teresa McCurry
    • Elizabeth Mickler
    • Deborah Moore
    • Tan Nguyen
    • Robert Ranard
    • Carol Rogers
    • Linda Smith
    • Jennifer Staashelm
    • Deborah Timmings
    • Juletta Toliver
    • Amy Warner
    • Vickie Welsh-Huston
    • Brian Yeryar
  • 35 years
    • Glen S. Brackney
    • Mary Gallagher
    • Barbara Greene
    • Janet Klein
    • Karen Lee
  • 40 years
    • Jeanne Brock
    • Susan K. Gunn
    • Claudette Lands
    • Bessie K. Simmons
  • 45 years
    • Gayle Massa
    • Judy L. Savage

Staff awards

  • Multicultural Impact Award for Staff

    The Multicultural Impact Award for Staff recognizes outstanding staff members who promote a campus climate where diversity is valued and accepted, energize our understanding and appreciation of cultural differences, and serve as champions for social justice for all who work and learn at IUPUI. The Multicultural Impact Award for Staff is presented by the Office of the Chancellor and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

    2017 winner: Vicki Daugherty

  • Nan Bohan Community Engagement Award

    The Nan Bohan Community Engagement Award recognizes staff members who have demonstrated civic involvement through their roles at IUPUI, have promoted a philanthropic culture among others on campus and have demonstrated a commitment to serving their communities.

    2017 winner: Keely Floyd

  • Gerald L. Bepko Staff Council Spirit Award

    The Gerald L. Bepko Staff Council Spirit Award goes to individuals who have shown "true fulfillment" in their everyday actions and words. This award recognizes employees who, through extraordinary service and special contributions, exemplify the spirit of IUPUI. The "spirit" of IUPUI is demonstrated through one's attitude; acts of loyalty; teamwork; and contribution to the mission, goals and strategic initiatives of the university. This award honors retired IUPUI Chancellor Gerald Bepko, as he was responsible for bringing the Purdue School of Science, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, and IU Herron School of Art and Design to the campus. As chancellor, he grew enrollment by 25 percent, created 24 new graduate-level programs and used minimal new state funding. He also led the renewed emphasis on undergraduate education, culminating in the establishment of the University College.

    2017 winners: Monica Henry, Karley Clayton and Lindsey Mosier

  • Glenn W. Irwin Jr., M.D. Experience Excellence Award

    The Glenn W. Irwin Jr., M.D. Experience Excellence Award is awarded to someone who has set high standards for themselves and, with perseverance, has accomplished what may have seemed impossible in the beginning. This award recognizes faculty and staff members for service "above and beyond the call of duty." It honors Dr. Glenn Irwin, who retired in 1986, for the many significant contributions that he made to IUPUI, such as creating a real campus with the addition of numerous facilities, including the expansion of the IU Medical Center, the Business/SPEA building, the School of Law building, the Tennis Center and the Ronald McDonald House. During his tenure as chancellor, IUPUI's visibility and respectability as an academic institution increased dramatically. Enrollment grew, full-time faculty increased and the operating budget of the university increased. It was under his leadership that IUPUI attained "core campus" status.

    2017 winners: Christina Brown and Casey Windhorst

  • Carol D. Nathan Staff Council Scholarship

    The Carol D. Nathan Staff Council Scholarship honors a hardworking individual striving to expand their knowledge and fulfill their academic dreams. This scholarship award was established in honor of Carol D. Nathan, retired associate dean of the faculties, for her outstanding leadership and contributions to Staff Council and IUPUI. Among a few of those were developing a policy-and-procedure manual for IUPUI, coordinating several of the accreditation self-studies for the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serving as a liaison for negotiations in a partnership with Ivy Tech, and helping establish IUPUI's Staff Council and Senior Academy. She retired from IUPUI in 1997.

    2017 winners: LaVerne Johnson and Andrew Visco