Williams College Celebrates Staff Members on Annual Appreciation Day

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., May 4, 2021—On May 4, Williams College celebrated its annual Appreciation Day which honors staff members who have reached milestones in their service to the college. The day is an opportunity for community members to offer thanks to the staff whose contributions uphold the college’s functionality and excellence. 

This year’s retirees are Michael Briggs, Jane Canova, Barb Casey, Thoeun Ching, Marilyn Cole Dostie, Robin Coody, Maggie Driscoll, Donald Girard, John Gravel, Frederick Jolin, Walter Komorowski, Nancy Luczynski, James Menard, JoAnne Moran, Robert Neville, Robert Noel, Michael Noyes, Roger Parks, Alesia Parks, Michael Reopell, Barbara Robertson, Ellen Rougeau, Donna Santiago, Tony Sinico, Theodore Stefanik, Roberta Sweet, Stacy Sylvester, and Margaret Weyers.

Celebrating 45 years of service are Wayne Hammond and Linda McGraw.

Celebrating 40 years are Scott Duncan and Mark Phillips.

Celebrating their 35th year of service are Robert Kelly, Deborah LaPine, Julie Menard, John Morrissey, Alison O’Grady, Donna Santiago, and Laurie Wiles.

Celebrating 30 years of service are William Allen, Scott Huls, Robin Kibler, Dorothy Lewis, Ada Moreno, Timothy Roberts, Debra Rogers-Gillig, Douglas Rydell, and Rachel Tassone.

Celebrating 25 years at the college are Randall Benoit, David Carpenter, Dawn Dellea, Gisela Demant, Kimberly Hogue, Peter Mazzacco, Edward Nowlan, Jennifer Swoap, and Karen Theiling.

Celebrating 20 years of service are Cheryl Brigley, Jim Butler, Beverly Delisle, Marc Field, Brooks Foehl, Linda Grandshaw, Mika Hirai, Diane Koperniak, Mark LaBonte, Shaun Lennon, Wendy Matte, Christopher Moresi, Trevor Murphy, Maria Recco, Maia Robbins-Zust, Ernani Rosse, Pam Shea, Michael Storm, and Marsha Williams.

Celebrating their 15th year of service are Fred Ackley, Juan Baena, Tracy Baker-White, Nate Cariddi, Dan Cellana, Collette Chilton, Elizabeth Creighton, Maria Cruz, Debra Decelles, Payton Dupuis, Cathy Duverney, Paul Ethier, Deborah Flynn, Melissa Fortini, Paulette Huls, David Jolin, Bryan Kopala, Mark Lancia, Rodd Lanoue, Arthur Larabee, Joshua Lear, Tammy Lefebvre, Amy McKenna, Melissa Mongeon, Zachary Myers, Rob Swann, Wayne Tovani, Nathaniel Wiessner, and Sarah Willette.

Celebrating 10 years at the college are Matthew Baya, Brittany Burdick, Charlotte Clark, Jessika Drmacich, Sara Feathers, Paul Gitterman, Nancy Gwozdz, Todd Hoffmann, Ken Konopka, Jacob Miller, Katelyn Monroe, Jonathan Myers, Frederick Puddester, Mark Robertson, Michael Rosier, Allison Stitcher, and Carl Strolle.

Celebrating 5 years of service are Wendy Adam, Derek Andren, Walter Andrzejewski, Matthew Bohmer, Don Boudreau, Sam Boyden, Vanessa Brown, Sean Burbank, Markus Burns, Emmelyn Butterfield-Rosen, Aja Callander, Cory Campbell, John Carvalho, Keenan Chenail, Wesley Childers, Lisa Conathan, Nathan Cook, Leila Derstine, Amanda Despain, David Dickinson, Jodi Easton, Noah Ellis, Yolanda Galbreath, Jessie Garner, Michelle Gingras, Stephanie Gonzalez, Daniel Goudrouffe, Patrick Gray, Brandon Gruver, Bonnie Haig, Cheryl Handsaker, CJ Hazell, Scott Henderson, Meike Kaan, Justin Kinney, Don Kjelleren, Mike LaBonte, Kathi Lampron, Stephen Lazarczyk, Tara Lescarbeau, Colleen Little, G. L. M. Wallace, Meredith Mesaris, Ramon Mignott, Jeff Miller, Colin Moran, Marise Morse, Laura Muller, Cate Nowlan, David Owens-Branco, Nathan Pare, Nicole Pelczynski, Ninah Pretto, Kristopher Reopell, Jordon Richardson, Gary Scarfone, Douglas Schlaefer, Wendy Skavlem, Ryan Tainter, PJ Venti, Samantha Warner, Bridget Wiffin, and Twink Williams Burns.


Founded in 1793, Williams College is the second-oldest institution of higher learning in Massachusetts. The college’s approximately 2,000 undergraduate students are taught by a faculty noted for the quality of their teaching and research, and the achievement of academic goals includes active participation of students with faculty in their research. The college is also home to roughly 100 Master’s students enrolled in its renowned graduate programs in Development Economics and the History of Art (the latter offered in collaboration with the Clark Art Institute). Students’ educational experience is enriched by the residential campus environment in Williamstown, Mass., which provides a host of opportunities for interaction with one another and with faculty beyond the classroom. Admission decisions on U.S. applicants are made regardless of a student’s financial ability, and the college provides grants and other assistance to meet the demonstrated needs of all who are admitted.