Cheri L. Ross has retired as associate professor emerita of English and humanities from Penn State Harrisburg's School of Humanities. Ross came to the campus in 1995 after teaching for three years at Penn State Mont Alto. She received her doctorate in English from Purdue University.
James T. Ziegenfuss Jr. has retired as professor emeritus of management and health care systems from Penn State Harrisburg's School of Public Affairs. Ziegenfuss began his career at Penn State Harrisburg in 1983, teaching health administration and public administration courses. He received a master's degree from Penn State Harrisburg and a doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
Ellen Aschenbrenner has retired as a police officer with University Police at Penn State. Aschenbrenner began her career with University Police in August of 1984. During her 27 years in law enforcement, Aschenbrenner worked countless hours patrolling the campus as well as special events and all home football games. Ellen will spend part of her retirement volunteering for the Nittany Greyhounds, an organization that finds homes for ex-racing dogs.
A 40-year University career that has spanned areas as diverse as residence life, the faculty ranks, campus leadership, enrollment management and a vice presidency will conclude on June 30, 2010. John J. Romano, vice president for Commonwealth Campuses, has announced his pending retirement.
Lynn DuBois began her career at Penn State as a technical service worker with Food Services. This past June, the director of Ancillary Services for Housing and Food Services announced her retirement after more than 36 years.
Debbie Haddad, staff assistant in the Office of Student Affairs, and Carl Miller, director of the Office of Housing and Food Services, retired from Penn State on June 30. Both were Penn State employees for more than 20 years.
Kay Wawrynovic has retired from the University with 35 years of service. She began her tenure at University Park in 1970, then came to Penn State Altoona in 1979 to work in the ROTC office. Upon retirement, Wawrynovic was a faculty staff assistant for Academic Affairs.
After 31 years with Penn State, Ken Boonie, classroom equipment technician, is set to retire. Boonie joined the University in 1976 as a wage payroll employee, working on the landscape crew at Beaver Stadium. He went full time in 1977, and in 1986 joined the Libraries' Media Technology and Support Services (MediaTech) as dispatcher/driver and technician. He has been in his present position since 1992. Although retiring from Penn State, Boonie plans to keep working. He will soon be moving to Maryland, where he'll take up a new position as user support specialist in a local school district.
Juliet Avery, a staff assistant in Academic Affairs at Penn State Worthington Scranton, officially retired Friday, Feb. 29, after 35 years at the University. Avery was honored with a reception that took place that week, during which she was presented with a certificate of appreciation and an honorary Nittany Lion statue. In addition, Chancellor Mary-Beth Krogh-Jespersen surprised Avery with a special proclamation on her last day of work at the campus, while co-workers surprised her with flowers and a celebratory cake.