Distributed February 1, 2001
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Tracie Sweeney

Brown University celebrates annual Years of Service Awards

Sixteen Brown employees will receive special honors for their 25 years of service to the University at a campus ceremony Feb. 14.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Brown University’s annual Years of Service Awards ceremony, which recognizes employees who have served 10, 20 and 25 years, will be held on campus Feb. 14.

Each employee who has worked 25 years at Brown will receive an engraved Brown University chair in appreciation of his or her years of dedicated service. The employees who have served 25 years, their titles, and departments in which they work are:


Manuel Medeiros, coordinator, Controller’s Office


Susan Danforth, assistant librarian, John Carter Brown Library

East Providence

Patricia Alves, accounting assistant, Controller’s Office
Karen Hyman, administrative coordinator, Food Services


Thomas Wunderlich, associate dean, Graduate School


Richard Patenaude, painter, Facilities Management

North Kingstown

Sandra Kunz, electron microscopist, Biology and Medicine-Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry

North Providence

Genevieve Pari, coordinating technical secretary, Division of Engineering

North Scituate

Nicholas Golato, lead carpenter, Facilities Management


Gisela Belton, office manager, Department of Slavic Languages
Karen Chapman, computer operator II, Computing and Information Services
Donna Corcoran, administrative assistant, Controller’s Office


Maria D’Onofrio, manager, University Library-Circulation


Debra Nelson, senior library associate specialist, University Library-Reference


Maureen Byrne, senior administrative secretary, Department of Athletics and Physical Education


Donna Hustler, financial assistant, Student Activities