Williams Baptist University has honored several of its own for their service to the university. Williams recently recognized a dozen employees who have reached milestones of service at WBU.
“The combined years of service for these WBU employees comes to nearly 250 years. That is a remarkable testament to the loyalty of our people, who invest their lives into Williams Baptist University and its students,” said Dr. Stan Norman, president of WBU.
Pictured above are (seated, left to right): Lynette Rose, Tonya Bolton, Misty Colvey, Melinda Williams and Kathy Evans. Standing: Aaron Andrews, Eliseu dos Santos, Vickie Travis, Katherine Tippy, Lisa Foley, Dr. Brett Cooper and Dr. Chris Thompson.
Lynette Rose of WBU’s Office of Business Affairs was recognized for 40 years of service to the university, while Melinda Williams, assistant professor of speech, drama & journalism, was honored for 35 years at WBU.
Honored for 30 years of service were Kathy Evans and Lisa Foley. Evans is education coordinator for the Williams Teacher Education Program, and Foley is the transfer counselor in the Office of Admissions.
Dr. Brett Cooper, vice president for institutional advancement, was recognized for 25 years of service.
Tonya Bolton and Dr. Chris Thompson were honored for 20 years at WBU. Bolton serves as the registrar, and Thompson is associate professor of music.
Recognized for 15 years of service was Aaron Andrews. Andrews is director of annual giving and alumni relations.
Misty Colvey and Eliseu dos Santos were honored for 10 years of service. Colvey is the head athletic trainer, while dos Santos serves as the facilities maintenance supervisor.
And Katherine Tippy and Vickie Travis were recognized for five years at the university. Tippy is administrative assistant in the Office of Financial Aid, while Travis serves as a housekeeper.
The employees were honored at WBU’s employee Christmas party on Dec. 13.
Williams is a private, Christian university in Walnut Ridge, Ark.