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Tuition assistance granted to 180 staffers

This fall, tuition assistance has been granted to 180 university staff members. The program is offered to university support staff and unclassified staff that have at least six months of full- or part-time employment at KU at the time the classes begin. The program provides tuition for one class of up to five credit hours.

Application guidelines can be found at the Human Resources and Equal Opportunity Web site, www.hreo.ku.edu. For more information, contact Christy Mahaffey at 864-7419. The application deadline for the spring 2009 semester is Nov. 9. Tuition assistance recipients and their departments are listed below:

Usibaka “Gbaike” Ajayi, adviser, education administration; Absinthe Algaier, administrative associate, research and graduate studies; Heather Anderson, senior administrative associate, admissions and scholarships; Margaret “Gretchen” Anderson, trainer, KU Libraries; Patrice Anderson, senior administrative associate, Facilities Operations; Christie Appelhanz, assistant to the dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Michele Arellano, program assistant, study abroad; Pat Argueta, administrative professional senior, University Registrar; Heather Attig, program assistant, University Relations; Beth Baca, program assistant, social welfare; Melanie Bacon, project coordinator, Center for Research on Learning/Advanced Learning Technologies in Education Consortium; Charles Bankart, assistant vice provost, International Programs; Nicole Banman, administrative professional, Kansas Public Radio; Kristi Barger, administrative associate, Student Health Services; Robin Bedenbaugh, communications coordinator, University Relations; Brenda Bertsch, coordinator, Human Resources/Equal Opportunity; Bruce Bertsch, systems specialist, Applied English Center; Emmanuel Birdling, program assistant, African and African-American studies; Aaron Blanchard, director of laboratories, electrical engineering and computer science; Amy Borton, administrative associate, aerospace engineering; Marisa Bregman, program assistant, Lied Center; Larry Brow, maintenance/service worker — safety and security, Spencer Museum of Art; Keith Bryant, maintenance/service worker, Facilities Operations; Elenor Buffington, project coordinator, education administration; Allison Carfagna-Bonga, administrative associate senior, psychology; Melissa Caywood, medical staff professional, Student Health Services; Monica Claassen-Wilson, information specialistm KU Libraries; Abigail Coffin, program coordination director, engineering administration; Stacy Cohen, project coordinator, Center for Research on Learning; Matthew Cook, technology support technician, Division of Biological Sciences; Jacob Cornett, research assistant, Center for Research on Learning; Jacqueline M. Counts, associate director, education administration; Christopher Crook, senior accountant/buyer, comptroller; Karen Cross, administrative associate senior, KU Memorial Unions; Laura Cruz, research aide, Bureau of Child Research; Cynthia Davis, senior administrative associate, Army ROTC; Sharah Davis, project manager, social welfare; Britt DeTienne, accountant, University Press of Kansas; Laura Diede, coordinator, Continuing Education; Carol DiVilbiss, senior administrative associate, University Career Center; Jeremy Early, assistant director, student financial aid; Christina Edmonds, assistant to the vice provost, Information Services; Martha Elford, project coordinator, Center for Research on Learning; Britta Ernst, adviser, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Clinton Everhart, assistant director, student financial aid; Paul Farran, information specialist, Academic Technology Services; Ray C. Finch III, program assistant, Russian and East Asian languages; Anne Flaherty, program assistant, Student Success; Ed Foley, coordinator, Edwards Campus; Aimee Garcia, administrative associate senior, comptroller; Allison Gile, interpreter, Academic Achievement and Access Center; Rebecca Gillam, program assistant, education administration; Charles Grady, programmer, Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Institute; Diana Greer, research associate, education administration; Randi Hacker, project coordinator, Center for East Asian Languages; David Hageman, information specialist, electrical engineering and computer science; Jennifer Hagen, program specialist, student financial aid; Shanda Hayden, associate director, athletics; Troy Heidner, information specialist, electrical engineering and computer science; Daniel Hellebust, information specialist, Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets; Sarah Hemme, program assistant, Audio Reader; Justin Henning, information specialist, University Relations; John Hindes, education support technologist, Continuing Education; Jason Holladay, skilled trade worker/senior electric, Facilities Operations; Lavonne Holmgren, project coordinator, Center for Research on Learning; Suzanne House, junior specialist, Applied English Center; Xiaolin Charlene Hu, education support technologist, Continuing Education; Annette Huggins, administrative associate, Kansas Public Radio; Heidi Hulse, adviser, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Maud Humphrey, administrative associate senior, history of art; Leila Jacobs, library assistant, KU Libraries; Lucas Jacobsen, administrative associate senior, mechanical engineering; Anne Madden Johnson, information systems supervisor, business administration; Corinna Johnson, administrative associate senior, linguistics; Kimberly Johnson, project coordinator, Life Span Institute; Paula “Rae” Johnson, project manager, social welfare; Michelle Kampfer, administrative assistant, Bureau of Child Research; Jesse Kaufman, technical support technician, law library; Kevin Kenn, accountant, comptroller; Emily Kennedy, administrative associate senior, Institute for Policy and Social Research; Rose Kopf, maintenance/service worker-safety and security, Spencer Museum of Art; Christine Kosirog, administrative professional, research and graduate studies; Elisa Krapcha, program assistant, admissions and scholarships; Isa Kretschmer, information specialist, Center for Research on Learning; Alice Ming-Hsiang Kuo, program assistant, Transportation Research Institute; Amy Lampe, adviser, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Melody Lawrence, administrative associate senior, education administration; Kim Le, administrative associate senior, Environmental Studies Program; Monica Lemmons, coordinator, business administration; Amy Leyerzapf, assistant director, athletics; Ashley Lonnberg, administrative associate senior, engineering administration; Feloniz Lovato-Winston, administrative associate, business administration; Kara Luedke, library assistant, KU Libraries; Shane Lyle, research assistant, Kansas Geological Survey; Julie Lynch, research assistant, Bureau of Child Research; Teresa MacDonald, project director, Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Institute; Susan E. MacNally, coordinator, research and graduate studies; Carrie Madden, coordinator, applied behavioral science; Margaret Mahoney, administrative associate senior, Dole Institute of Politics; Diana Marrs, education support technologist, Edwards Campus; Nora McAfee, program assistant, education administration; Debbie McCord, coordinator, social welfare; Brian McDow, assistant director, University Career Center; Lucy McGilley, director of program coordination, engineering administration; Megan McMullen, associate, athletics; Jennifer Mellenbruch, extension assistant, Regents Center Library (Edwards Campus); Maureen Mersmann, project coordinator, engineering administration; Elizabeth Mole, maintenance/service worker custodial, Facilities Operations; Joseph “Eddie” Munoz, administrative associate, University Advising Center; Rachel Myslivy, grant monitor, Center for Research on Learning; Lindsey Neidt, research assistant, Bureau of Child Research; Eric Nicholson, senior skilled trades worker - HVAC, Facilities Operations; Nathan Oborny, systems software analyst, chemical and petroleum engineering; Isabelle Ombisi, administrative associate senior, housing office administration; Amanda Ostreko, project coordinator, engineering administration; Moira Ozias, assistant director, KU Writing Center; Ryan Papesh, service manager, Information Services/ Information Technology; Natalie Parker, coordinator, study abroad; William Parrott IV, information specialist, Student Success Technology Services; Elizabeth “Elise” Patrick, administrative assistant, Student Success; Voneita Peterson, administrative associate senior, business administration; Adam Pousson, information specialist, Division of Biological Services; Amy Price, administrative associate senior, research and graduate studies; Michael Prittie, information specialist, electrical engineering and computer science; Jessica Pryor, administrative associate senior, chancellor’s office; Sara Quick, administrative associate, Student Health Services; Angela Rathmel, library assistant, KU Libraries; Adam Reilly, library assistant, KU Libraries; Kimberly Reynolds, project coordinator, social welfare; Charles Rigdon, senior technology support technician, psychology; Bethany Kay Roberts, research assistant, social welfare; Lauren Roberts, adviser, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Philip Rodriguez, adviser, education administration; Daniel Rolf, manager/administrator, architecture and urban planning; Drew Rosdahl, information specialist, Bureau of Child Research; Kathy Rose-Mockry, program director, Emily Taylor Women’s Resource Center; Amber Rowland, project coordinator, Center for Research on Learning/Advanced Learning Technologies in Education Consortium; Brett Leigh Anne Rurode, library assistant, KU Libraries; Barbara Russell, administrative assistant, Office of Institutional Research and Planning; Hariprasad Sampathkumar, systems specialist, Center for Research on Learning; Evelia Sandoval, administrative associate senior, housing office administration; Dean Sartin, skilled trade worker general maintenance, Facilities Operations; Jennifer Schmitendorf, administrative associate senior, Kansas Center for Community Economic Development; Sarah Scholle, administrative associate senior, admissions and scholarships; Brent Schultz, administrative associate, applied behavioral science; Cathy Schwabauer, director of program coordination, engineering administration; Jeff Severin, manager/administrator, Center for Sustainability; Rhonda Sharp, associate administrator, Student Success; Jon Sieffert, technology support technician, aerospace engineering; Tamara Radohl Sigley, program assistant, social welfare; Laura Skarka, library assistant, KU Libraries; John W. Smith, skilled trade worker - carpenter, architecture and urban planning; Janene Snyder , administrative associate senior, electrical engineering and computer science; Rachel Sorrels, administrative associate senior, Student Health Services; Patricia Soucy, coordinator, engineering administration; Alvin Sowers Jr., extension course instructor, Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center; Georgiana Spear, assistant director, business administration; Scott Sponholtz, program assistant, journalism administration; Dan Spurgin, programmer, Center for Research on Learning; William Steele, administrative associate senior, research and graduate studies; Nicholas Studt, information specialist, engineering administration; Annette Tetmeyer, program assistant, engineering management; Jean Thoma, associate, athletics; Tegan Thornberry, program assistant, athletics; Gail Tiemann, project coordinator, Center for Research on Learning; Joda Totten, administrative associate senior, engineering administration; Mariana Traetta, fiscal analyst, comptroller; Phuong Tran, systems specialist, Center for Research on Learning/Advanced Learning Technologies in Education Consortium; Susan Transue, operations/laboratory technician, Division of Biological Sciences; M. Altaf Uddin, systems specialist, law administration; Jayme Uden, assistant director, housing office administration; Teri Varuska, coordinator, applied behavioral science; Leslie vonHolten, program assistant, Center for East Asian Studies; Michael “Shawn” Wade, library assistant, KU Libraries; Tatyana Wilds, coordinator, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies; Linda J. B. Wiley, administrative associate, molecular bioscience; Sheree Willis, executive director, Confucius Institute; Scott Workman, systems specialist, medicinal chemistry; Celeste Morgan Yaluk, administrative associate senior, International Programs.

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