Years of Service Recognition

Human Resources facilitates the UO annual years of service* recognition program that recognizes and celebrates officers of administration and classified employees each time they reach a five year milestone work anniversary. The celebration includes a certificate to commemorate their service and a lapel pin that signifies the number of years they have worked at the university.

Honorees are recognized throughout the year. In January, honorees from the previous calendar year are celebrated at in-person years of service receptions and at a luncheon with the president for those who have reached the 25 year mark or more.

HR has done its best to identify honorees using employment dates in Banner. If employees have questions about why they are or are not included on the list of honorees, please direct questions to the program contact to resolve the issue.

Years of Service 2021 Honorees

Congratulations on your work anniversary!
You are a significant part of our team, and we couldn’t imagine the UO without you.

For Honorees: Let's celebrate YOU!

Service Certificate and Lapel Pin

It's a tradition for employees to mark each five years of service with a certificate signed by the president and add to, or start, their service pin collection.

Request Certificate and Lapel Pin

Distinguished Ducks - Wall of Honor

These UO employees are a Duck above the rest having contributed 25 years of service or more to the university. We are honored they have remained among the flock. Thank you for staying with us over the years. Happy anniversary!

Learn More About Each Duck:

Each Distinguished Duck has been asked to share something memorable about their time at the university and asked a few questions to compare with what we know about the current traditional freshman. Answers to the following questions compared with the current UO freshman class offers perspective and appreciation on how we've evolved over time:

  • For this year's freshman, the Toyota Prius has always existed. What was the make, model, and year of the first car you ever owned?
  • Movies are a click away for UO students as they have always been able to stream films using the internet. What is the first movie you remember seeing in a theater and in what city?


40 Years of Service

Diane Hoffman
Program Director
Craft Center

35 Years of Service

Hilary Gerdes
Assistant VP for Accessibility
University Career Center

Tina Haynes
Employer Engagement Coordinator
Undergraduate Education & Student Success

Jim Radcliffe
Head Strength Coach
Intercollegiate Athletics

Harriett Smith
Recataloging Specialist
UO Libraries

Mark Watson
Pro Tem Practicum Supervisor
Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership

Neil Wilson
Music Cataloger/Metadata Technician
UO Libraries

30 Years of Service

Karessa Barnett
Intercollegiate Athletics

Tell Me More:

First Car: GMC Matador

First Movie in Theater: Walt Disney's Bambi in Eugene, Oregon

Favorite UO location: Old Hayward field

Memory: There's been a lot of memorable moments .One that comes to mind is working on a movie set at Hayward Field.

Jim Casby
Food Service Worker 2
University of Housing

David Dose
Analyst Programmer 3
Research Technology Services

Tell Me More:

First Car: 1975 Ford Mustang

First Movie in Theater: Star Wars in Springfield, Virginia

Favorite UO location: UO Rec Center

Colleen Jones
Nurse Practitioner
University Health Services

Lara Nesselroad
Manager Science & Math Libraries
UO Libraries

David Landazuri
Cataloger & Technician
UO Libraries

Randi Schmechel
HRIS Data Analyst
Human Resources

Kathryn Sherman Bain
Associate Teacher

Kyle Spangler
Trades Maintenance Coordinator
Campus Planning and Facilities Management

25 Years of Service

Rebecca Albrich
Data Center Operations Manager
Information Services

Maggie Billings
Office Specialist

Jane Brubaker
Trades/Maint Coordinator
Campus Planning and Facilities Management

Tell Me More:

First Car: 1989 Toyota pickup

First Movie in Theater: The Sound of Music in Harrisonburg, Virginia

Favorite UO location: The PLC Memorial Courtyard inside the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and any of the big trees on campus.

Memory: There have been many-One of my most treasured experiences was doing an ESPN piece with Bill Walton, hosting a tree tour through the Old Quad.

Pete Bauer
Analyst Programmer
Information Services

Tell Me More:

First Car: 1969 Plymouth station wagon

First Movie in Theater: Bedknobs and Broomsticks in Corvallis, Oregon

Favorite UO location: Autzen Footbridge

Memory: Working on the conversion from Banner digital text based screens to GUI interface and the move from Macs to Window's PC's in Oregon Hall. Seeing students use Duckweb for the first time.

Gerard Chinni
Cook 1
University Housing

Christian Daugenti
Cook 2
University Housing

Gayle Frunz
Lead Psychiatric Nurse
University Health Center

Steve Huter
Director, NSRC
UO Libraries

Lori Konkolis
Facilities Services Coordinator
University of Housing

Cleven Mmari
Director IT Security Compliance
Information Services

Lori O'Hollaren
Assistant Vice Provost and Director
Global Studies Institute

Cindi Peterson
Associate Director of Benefits
Human Resources

David Petersen
Campus Planning & Facilities Management

Steve Pohl
Video Coordinator
Intercollegiate Athletics

Tell Me More:

First Car: 1979 Honda Civic

First Movie in Theater: Bambi in Cincinnati, Ohio

Memory: Football games in Autzen and the Rose Bowl

Katrina Schmidt
Assistant Director
Student Financial Aid & Scholarships

David Stemple
College of Arts & Sciences

Steve VanDevender
Operating Sys/Ntwk Analyst 2
Information Services

Autumn Wicklund
Media Room Manager
Institute of Molecular Biology

David Sullivan
Analyst Programmer 2
Computer and Information Science

View 2020 Honorees

Program Contact

Sandee Bybee, Engagement and Communications Manager
(541) 346-3000

*Human Resources determines years of service using the calendar date of December 31, 2020 and the employment dates in the university's Banner HRIS system. Honorees include employees who have reached an increment of five years of service (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, etc.). Questions about years of service should be directed to the program contact provided below.