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College to Recognize Classified Staff Dec. 6


On Friday, Dec. 6, the 2013 Annual Service Awards Ceremony recognizing classified staff will honor 45 employees, including four individuals who have served SUNY Cortland for 30 or more years.

The longest serving employees — Linda Pedrick, Ingrid Griswold, Lori Crandall and K. Michael Woodworth — bring a combined total of 140 years worth of experience at the College to their jobs. Together all 45 have contributed 740 years of training, skills, savvy and know-how to the campus workforce.

Linda Pedrick

Service Employees
Lori Crandall and Linda Pedrick, seated left and right respectively, and K. Michael Woodworth, standing, will be honored for reaching remarkable milestones in their years of College service. Also to be honored is Ingrid Griswold.

Pedrick of Academic Affairs will be recognized for 45 years of service.

She joined the College in 1968 as a stenographer in the Education Department. She transferred in 1978 to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Office and the following year became senior stenographer in the office. In 1981, her position was reclassified as principal stenographer. In 1989, she was upgraded to secretary II.

Ingrid Griswold

Griswold, who works in Memorial Library, will be honored for 35 years of service.

She started her SUNY Cortland career in 1978 as a stenographer in Memorial Library. In 1979, she became a typist, and a year later was promoted to account clerk. In 1985, Griswold was reclassified to the rank of library clerk II. In 1993, she was promoted to library clerk III.

Lori Crandall

Crandall of the Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department and K. Michael Woodworth of Structural Maintenance both will be acknowledged for 30 years of service.

Crandall began at the College in 1983 as a typist in Physical Plant and a year later was promoted to stenographer. She became senior stenographer in 1987 and received a reclassification promotion to secretary I in 1989. In 2002, when the Education Department split into four departments within the School of Education, She became secretary I in the Childhood/Early Childhood Department.

K. Michael Woodworth

Woodworth joined the College in 1983 as a cleaner. In 1986, he was promoted to maintenance assistant. In 1994, Woodworth again moved up in ranks as a motor equipment mechanic. In 1999, he was named a general mechanic. Woodworth became a maintenance supervisor 1 early in 2010, and later the same year was promoted to maintenance supervisor 2. Since March 4, he has served as a maintenance supervisor 3.

Information on the other classified staff members to be honored at the luncheon was posted in the July 2 and Oct. 8 editions of Bulletin.

It’s Not Too Late to Attend

The luncheon begins with punch at 11:30 a.m. in the Corey Union Function Room and continues with a buffet luncheon at noon.

Administration has generously offered to support this event so there will be no cost for College employees to attend the luncheon and ceremony. Reservations will be accepted through Friday, Nov. 22. To register, fill out the reservation form received through campus mail or write your name and intention to attend on paper and send it via campus mail to the Human Resources Office.

Bus service to the event will be provided from the Service Group bus stop at 11:20 a.m., Park Center bus stop at 11:25 a.m., and Moffett Center bus stop at 11:35 a.m. Return trips will be made at the conclusion of the ceremony.