May 16, 2019
The Mayville State University employee recognition banquet, held Wednesday evening, May 1, 2019, was a tribute to the employees of Mayville State for their work and commitment to the university. The annual event was held at the Mayville State Campus Center Luckasen Room. All Mayville State employees and their spouses or guests were invited to attend, as were Mayville State retirees and spouses or guests. All totaled, there are more than 1,800 combined years of service by all current full-time faculty and staff.
Four Mayville State employees who retired during this academic year were also recognized. They are Tim Sorteberg, Dean Johnson, Jay Henrickson, and Dalton McMahon.
Lois Karlstad was named the 2019 recipient of the Orville Johnson Meritorious Service Award. This award recognizes outstanding service by members of Mayville State classified staff. Lois is an accounts payable technician in the business office.
Special recognition was given to those employees who have reached milestones in years of service. Those honored are as follows:
30 years of service – Jamie Eriksson.
25 years of service – Cheryl Angen.
20 years of service – Charlotte Anderson, Kelli Odden, and Greta Paschke.
15 years of service – Aprill Hastings, Kelly Kornkven, Bambi Manthey, Alice Rice, and Kara Schreiner.
10 years of service – Shannon Skovlund.
5 years of service – Dena Bergstrom, Collette Christoffers, Doug Eastman, Brittany Hagen, Jeff Hovde, Heather Hoyt, Dan Lorenz, Aubrey Madler, Kayla Ness, Catlin Solum, Tami Such, Ashley Williams.
Top: Jamie Eriksson, administrative assistant for the physical plant and facilities services departments, was recognized for 30 years of service at the annual employee recognition dinner. As part of her duties, Jamie plants and maintains the flowers and plants on campus throughout the summer months, and her fellow employees acknowledged this work with a standing ovation. Pictured (l-r) are physical plant director Dan Lorenz, Vice President for Business Affairs Jami Hovet, Jamie Eriksson, and President Brian Van Horn.
Middle: Jay Henrickson (center), who served as MSU’s Director of Career Services, retired in December of 2018. He is pictured here with MSU President Dr. Brian Van Horn (left) and Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Andrew Pflipsen. Other retirees recognized at the dinner were Tim Sorteberg, Dr. Dalton McMahon, and Dean Johnson.
Bottom: Dr. Dalton McMahon (center) retired from his career at Mayville State following the 2018-19 academic year. In recognition of his work, McMahon was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus of History and Social Science. Dr. McMahon served as chairman of the Department of Liberal Arts for a number of years in addition to serving as a professor.