Employee Recognition


Westminster’s strength is in its people.

Faculty and staff are the heart of Westminster College—they ensure the mission is fulfilled and evolves to continuously serve the college community. The college is pleased to recognize employees who reach significant milestones and highlight some of their amazing contributions to the Westminster community. Employees are recognized for their milestones monthly.

2021–22 Milestones

40 Years

  • Michael Popich

    Michael Popich

     

    Professor, Philosophy

     

    During his 40 years at Westminster, Michael served 8 presidents of Westminster College. He joined Westminster Faculty in 1981 after earning his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Binghamton University.

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20 Years

  • Brian Jorgensen

    Brian Jorgensen

     

    Professor, Marketing


    Brian is a caring, multi-talented, and valuable colleague whose contributions to the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business and Westminster are impressive.

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  • Dave Goldsmith

    Dave Goldsmith

     

    Professor, Geology


    Dave Goldsmith is the founder and chair of the Geology program at Westminster College.

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  • David Baddley

    David Baddley

     

    Professor, Art


    David Baddley has been teaching at Westminster for 33 years. David came to Westminster in 1988 as an adjunct professor and became a full-time faculty member in the Art department 13 years, later in 2001.

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  • Deyania Ariza-Velasco

    Deyanira Ariza-Velasco

     

    Associate Professor, Spanish


    Deyanira is an international ambassador who works tirelessly to introduce students to Spanish and Latin American language and culture.

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  • Richard Badenhausen

    Richard Badenhausen

     

    Dean, Honors College


    Since 2017, Richard has worked as the founding dean of the Honors College. He served as interim provost in 2018–2019 while continuing his role as dean.

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15 Years

  • Christopher LeCluyse, Professor, English

  • Shay Wyatt, Director of Athletics, Athletics

10 Years

  • Brandon Derfler, Associate Professor, Music
  • Cory Shipp, Counselor, Counseling

  • Douglas Schooley, Campus Patrol Officer, Campus Patrol
  • Frank Black, Associate Professor, Chemistry
  • Jared Larkin, Associate Professor, Theatre
  • Jeff Driggs, Director of Foundation Relations, Institutional Advancement
  • LeAnn Peterson, Ceramics Studio Technician, Pottery
  • Russ Costa, Associate Professor, Neuroscience

5 Years

  • Carrie Huntsman-Jones, Assistant Professor, Nursing
  • David Mickelson, Senior HVAC and Maintenance Technician, Maintenance

  • Erin Coleman Serrano, Associate Professor, Communication
  • Jovana Sisovic, Tax Clinic Director, Business
  • Julia Kamenetzky, Assistant Professor, Physics
  • Kenan Ince, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
  • Michael Santarosa, Registrar, Registrar’s Office
  • Molly Butterworth, Counselor, Counseling

  • Rebecca Penerosa, Assistant Professor, Art
  • Rebecca Sanderson, Assistant Professor, Nursing
  • Xiumei Pu, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies