Williams Baptist University employees who have reached milestones in their service to the institution were recognized recently. Service pins were presented to WBU faculty and staff in honor of their dedication to the school.
Professor Jerry Gibbens was recognized for his 50 years at Williams with a service pin and check. Gibbens was also honored during the 2017 commencement ceremony last May, when the Maddox Center’s newly renovated atrium was named the Jerry D. Gibbens Atrium in celebration of his WBU career. He is chair of the department of English and communication arts and the chair of the division of arts and sciences.
Barbara Turner, who is the director of financial aid, received her 20 year service pin. Honored for 15 years were Jo Carol Phillips and Peggy Chadwick. Phillips is the administrative assistant in the office of the president, and Chadwick serves as a library technician.
Honored for 10 years of service were Dr. Brad Baine, Stacey Dunlap and Lynn Pennington. Baine is the vice president for academic affairs, Dunlap is the assistant director of financial aid, and Pennington works as an adjunct instructor of music.
Those receiving their 5 year service pins were Aneita Cooper, Tony Conley and Angela Milligan. Cooper serves as the director of counseling, Conley is the director of the Williams physical plant, and Milligan is a grounds technician.
The recognitions were made during WBU’s employee Christmas luncheon in December.
Williams is a Christian, liberal arts College in Walnut Ridge. It will officially become Williams Baptist University in July.