Each year the NIEHS community gathers to recognize the decades of federal service given by the institute’s employees. On Nov. 20, friends and family joined honorees for a ceremony that included recognition of those who retired in the past year.
“We honor not just the years, but the commitment to the work we do,” said NIEHS Deputy Director Rick Woychik, Ph.D., who welcomed folks to the event. Woychik filled in for NIEHS and National Toxicology Program (NTP) Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., who was unable to attend.
After his opening remarks, Woychik invited NIEHS Chief of Staff Cdr. Mark Miller, Ph.D., to announce each honoree. Miller noted that this year the institute recognized a 50-year veteran of federal service.
Although Hannah Harris, a biological sciences lab technician, was not present, NTP researcher Sue Fenton, Ph.D., commended her. “She’s a remarkable woman,” said Fenton, who was recognized for 20 years as a federal scientist.
50 years — Hannah Harris.
40 years — Catherene Boyd, Annette Rice, Dale Sandler, Michael Snell, Molly Vallant.
30 years — Cynthia Arizona, Joscie Barnes, Helena Bonner, Darlene Dixon, Jack Field, Julie Foley, Z. Charletta Fowler, Steven Herndon, Kathy Laber, Nancy Powell, Angela Sanders, Stephen Shears, Joyce Snipe, Jackie Stillwell, Mitch Williams.
20 years — Jed Bullock, Yvette Cobb, Jennifer Collins, Serena Dudek, Bonnie Earnhardt, Suzanne Fenton, Barbara Gittleman, Traci Hall, Timothy Hinton, Wanda Holliday, Michelle Hooth, Linwood Koonce, Leping Li, Versal Mason, John McLamb, John Otstot, Joan Packenham, Lars Pedersen, Juanita Roman, Toni Ward, James Williams.
10 years — Bruce Androphy, Shannon Duncan, David Fargo, Kristen Fisher, Kevin Gerrish, Hong Soon Kang, Beth Lauderdale, Hong Li, Negin Martin, Irisneia Merscher, Christine Parks, Chen Qiu, Ashley Singh, Vicki Sutherland, Suramya Waidyanatha, Melissa Wells, Meilan Zhao.
Retirees — Pamela Clark, Martha Dimes, Sally Fields, Paul Foster, Arnold Greenwell, Judy Hanson, Clyde Hasty, Sau-Shyong Hong, Laurie Johnson, Grace Kissling, Ronald Mason, RoseAnne McGee, Margaret Mooring, Ellen Moul, Audrey Pinto, Alyson Scoltock, George Tucker, Deborah Wales.
Michael Snell, left, from the Clinical Research Branch, and Negin Martin, Ph.D., director of the Viral Vector Core Laboratory, celebrated their 40 and 10 years of service, respectively.