Williams College Celebrates Staff Members on Annual Appreciation Day

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., May 6, 2019—On May 7, Williams College will host its annual Appreciation Day, which honors staff members who have reached milestones in their service to the college. The celebration includes a luncheon for employees completing their 5th, 10th, 15th, or 20th year of service, and a dinner, for employees celebrating their 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, and 45th year of service, as well as those who are newly retired. 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 Thomas Bearup, Marilynne Beaulieu, David Berger, Cheryl Brewer, Sue Clairmont, Kim Clark, David Fitzgerald, Joanna Gabler, Gary Guerin, Gail Rondeau Hebert, Raymond Larabee, Kris Maloney, Linda McGraw, Mary Morrison, Richard Nesbitt, Pamela Richard, Chris Robare, John Shea, Gregory Smith, Nancy Snyder, Valerie Turner, Robert Volpi, David Wilson, and Bob Wright.

Bob Neville is celebrating his 45th year.

Celebrating 35 years of service are Kim Altiere, Edward Bourdon, James Kolesar, Diane Noyes-Tovani, and Peggy Weyers.

Celebrating their 30th year of service are David A. Boyer, David J. Boyer, Barbara Casey, Lynn Chick, Donna Denelli-Hess, Betsy Hobson, Walter Komorowski, Kyle Lawson, Roger Parks, Donna Richardson, Dick Quinn, and Karen Ware.

Celebrating 25 years at the college are James Allison, Brenda Aubin, Wendy Berasi, Alfred Boyer, Keli Gail, Howard Garbarsky, Kathy Kimball, David Maselli, and Jill Mendel.

Celebrating 20 years of service are Michele Alice, Karen Benko, Christine Blackman, Sherman Derby, Alice Gelheiser, Donald Girard, Reina Gutierrez, Andres Jones, Kelly Kervan, Jody Kocsis, Tina Lemaire, JoAnne Moran, Robert Noel, Richard Noyes, Michelle Picard, Thomas Powers, Ellen Rougeau, Karen Saunders, Paul Smernoff, Bill Southgate, Deb Stawarz, Lynn Taft, Daniel Viall, Shelby Walden, Adam Wang, Alison Warner, and Robert White.

Celebrating their 15th year of service are Barbara Bell, Kris Dufour, Mark Grandchamp, Anita Gutmann, Erik Kristensen, Nicole Landy, Michelle Larabee, Tee Martin, Sheila Mason, Kortni Pikula, Katie Price, Lisa Remillard, Nicki Renaud, Nicole Wilson, and Chris Winters.

Celebrating 10 years at the college are David Ackerson, Mary Dzbenski, Katya King, Carly Knight, Channa Mam, Michael Menard, Megan Morey, Courtney Phelps, Todd Walker Abigail Wattley, and Bernadine Williams.

Celebrating 5 years of service are Lara Aillon-Sohl, Jon Allbee, Bilal Ansari, Ellie Atwater, Gary Bonafilia, Sara Bonthuis, Meg Bossong, Daryle Bost, Jeffrey Bryant, Janine Burt, Jill Campbell, Ashley Chapman, Megan Childers, Amy Clemo, Joe Cooper, Becky Crane, Eileen Daugherty, Brian Dowling, Gabrielle Dudley, Thomas Eastland, Tiffany Errichetto, Mike Evans, Heather Forman, Crystel Frusciente, Shaun Garvey, James Godfrey, Parvin Hajizadeh, Janine Hetherington, Shaun Howland, Mark LaPine, Dusty Lopez, Monica Mackey, Jason Mativi, Joey McClain, Sean McGrath, Nancy Mitton, Donna Myers, Christine Russell, Jonathan Saulsbery, Theresa Sawyer, Meghan Sweet, Annie Valk, Brad Wakoff, Ben Wood, and Sharifa Wright.


Founded in 1793, Williams College is the second-oldest institution of higher learning in Massachusetts. The college’s 2,000 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. 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.