Various CVAD staff and President Neil Smatresk
Faculty and administrators gathered on March 27, 2024, to honor UNT staff members' service milestones. President Neil Smatresk, left, joined for this photo with CVAD community members Erin Donahoe-Rankin, Marcy Bishop-Lilley, Holly Hutzell, Valerie Hancock, Jerry Aul and Karen Hutzel.

Congratulations, 2023 Service Award Recipients — 16 from CVAD!

This year, the 471 Service Award recipients represent 5,545 years of service to UNT, and 16 CVAD members represent 190 of those years. The awards ceremony, part of Staff Appreciation Month presented by DATCU, is March 27 at 3 p.m. in the University Union, Ballroom 314. Honorees reached 5 to 55 years of service milestones in the 2023 calendar year.

Five Years

Lindsey E. Bass, visual arts technician, Studio Art: Drawing and Painting
Marcy Bishop-Lilley, CVAD career coach, Career Center
Brian Scott Campbell, assistant professor, Studio Art: Drawing and Painting
Erin Donahoe-Rankin, director, Academic Advising
Hae Jin Gam, professor, Fashion Design
Holly Hutzell, art registrar, Galleries
Trenton Jefferson, academic advisor, Academic Advising
Stephen Zhang, assistant professor, Communication Design: Graphic Design

10 Years

Valerie Hancock, visual arts technician, Studio Art: Ceramics
Ann Howington, office associate, Studio Art
Ruth West, professor, xRez Lab, Design

15 years

Rachel Black, principal lecturer, Foundations

20 years

Keith Owens, professor, Communication Design: User-Experience Design

25 years

Jerry J. Aul, budget officer, Dean’s Office
Michael Baggett, assistant dean and director, IT Services
Michael R. Gibson, professor, Communication Design: User-Experience Design


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