The Mayville State University employee recognition banquet, held Thursday evening, April 6, 2017, was a tribute to the employees of Mayville State for their work and commitment to the university. The annual event was held at the Mayville State Campus Center Luckasen Room. All Mayville State employees and their spouses or guests were invited to attend, as were Mayville State retirees and spouses or guests. Those who attended enjoyed a festive atmosphere with a tropical theme, inspired by beautiful backdrops painted by Mayville State alumnus Doug Anderson of Cavalier, N.D.
Three Mayville State employees who will retire, or who have retired, during this academic year were also recognized. They are Karen Amundson, Steve Bensen, and Craig Bye.
Rick Karboviak was named the 2017 recipient of the Orville Johnson Meritorious Service Award. This award recognizes outstanding service by members of Mayville State classified staff. Rick is an admissions recruiter.
Special recognition was given to those employees who have reached milestones in years of service. Those honored are as follows:
40 years of service – Karoline Jacobson and Pam Soholt.
35 years of service – Pam Braaten and Tom Moe.
30 years of service – Kevin Hanson and Beth Swenson.
25 years of service – Shirley Hanson, Connie Rude, and Ann Willeson.
20 years of service – Tom Gonnella, Mike Moore, and Jeff Sieg.
15 years of service – Lin Arnegard, Mandi Domier, Pamela Eberle, Dean Kostuck, and Sheri Peterson.
10 years of service – Robyn Hanson, Bryan Karolus, Sharie Kowalski, Mindy O’Connor, Dustin Olson, Julie Schuler, Billie Jacobson, Kayla Smith, and Misti Wuori.
5 years of service – Jessica Amb, Sarah Anderson, Codie Davis, Michael Keating, John Klocke, Michelle McLean, Sarah Olson, Peter Pratt, and Fred Strand.
Top: Bookstore director Pam Soholt (left) and Karoline Jacobson, Dining Services employee, were each recognized for 40 years of service at Mayville State University.
Middle: Service desk manager Dean Kostuck (left), Mandi Domier, Child Development Programs employee, (center), and Lin Arnegard, administrative assistant for the Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Division and Athletics, were recognized for 15 years of service at Mayville State.
Bottom: These Mayville State employees were recognized for 10 years of service. In the back (l-r) are Dustin Olson, associate professor of business, and Bryan Karolus, Director of Dining Services. In the front are Billie Jacobson, a teacher with Child Development Programs; Kayla Smith, Coordinator of Data Management and Director of Student Placement in the Division of Teacher Education; Sharie Kowalski, heating plant operator; Mindy O’Connor, admissions coordinator; and Misti Wuori, Director of Extended Learning and instructor of sociology.