Thursday, August 31, 2006
Founders Day program honors 25-year employees
They will be honored for their 25 years of service to the University at the Founders Day program, 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 13, in Carter Hall in the University Center. The University opened on September 15, 1965. A reception will follow the program.
Cutteridge, administrative associate in the Counseling Center, came to USI from a position in accounts payable and payroll at Farmer’s Daughter, Inc. Jim Browning, director of counseling, said, “She decided to change careers to work more directly with people, rather than piles of invoices.
“She has been a loyal and dependable staff member for the past 25 years in the Counseling Center. She says she has enjoyed working with the students, helping them succeed and grow into capable young women and men in the community. Many of these former students have families of their own and Ruth enjoys when they stop by to visit with their children.”
Dr. David Glassman, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, praised Palladino, chair of the Department of Psychology, for being instrumental in developing the University’s psychology program and being a champion of student research.
“When Dr. Palladino joined the faculty 25 years ago, he co-founded the Mid-America Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference (MAUPRC). This conference has grown substantially through the years and has become an important showcase of psychological research for students in our region. Dr. Palladino has received many accolades for his teaching and was honored by receiving the Division II Teaching Excellence Award from the American Psychological Association in 1990.”
Palladino earned his academic degrees, including the Ph.D. in general-theoretical psychology, from Fordham University. In addition to the MAUPRC, Palladino also founded the Mid-America Conference for Teachers of Psychology, a national model for regional teaching conferences. He received the Faculty Service Award from the National University Continuing Education Association in 1991 and the USI Alumni Association Faculty Recognition Award in 2000. Palladino is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and former president of Division II. Palladino is co-author of Psychology, a collegiate-level general psychology textbook.
Wade, accounting associate in the Office of Business Affairs, has held multiple positions within the Business Affairs department during the past 25 years, “and has done a remarkable job,” said Jean Devine, Foundation accountant in Business Affairs. “She possesses a wealth of knowledge of both her job responsibilities and the functions of the department as well as the history of the University. She is a hard-working, dedicated employee who always relates a positive image of the University with her professionalism. It is both a privilege and pleasure to work with Pam.”
Waters serves as chair of the Department of Art, Music, and Theatre. “Her dedication to the college is unsurpassed and she has served on almost every College-level committee,” Glassman said. “In 2003-2004, Katie’s leadership abilities were acknowledged by being asked to serve as interim associate dean of the college. She is a remarkable artist and her still life paintings have been exhibited widely and are now in several important collections.”
Waters received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University. “At Home and Abroad,” an exhibition of paintings and drawings from her recent sabbatical, is on display at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art through October 1.
The University community is invited to attend the program in honor of these valued employees.
The program is hosted by Faculty Senate and Staff Council.