York VRP Gourp 2017

Ten members of the faculty and staff at Penn State York took advantage of the voluntary retirement program offered through the University.  Those who retired on June 30, 2017, are, left to right, Charles "Chuck" Gaston, Sandy Shellenberger, Jane Emery, Orsay Kucukemiroglu, Michael Jarrett, Abul Hasan, Annie Haines, Cora Dzubak and Kerry Magni. Ken Swalgin, who also retired, was unable to attend the event, and is not pictured. This group of retirees represent 276 years of combined service to the University.

Image: Barbara Dennis

York campus bids farewell to retiring faculty, staff

Group honored for their 276 years of combined service to the University

YORK, Pa. — Penn State York honored the members of the faculty and staff who took advantage of the University’s Voluntary Retirement Program (VRP), at a recent celebration on the stage of the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center), on campus. The 10 retirees represent 276 years of combined service to the University.

“The campus is pleased for these ten retirees, and at the same time, sad to see these colleagues leave,” said David W. Chown, chancellor of Penn State York. “They represent a significant, measurable number of years of service, and, even more, an immeasurable amount of dedication to Penn State and its students.”

To view photos from the event, visit the Penn State York Flickr album.

Those who retired on June 30, and their start year at Penn State, are: Ken Swalgin, associate professor of kinesiology (1982); Orsay Kucukemiroglu, professor of business administration (1984); Abul Hasan, associate professor of physics (1985); Sandy Shellenberger, administrative support assistant in the Registrar’s office (1986); Michael Jarrett, professor of English (1988); Kerri Magni, instructor in kinesiology (1989); Annie Haines, adult student coordinator and area representative for continuing education (1993); Charles (Chuck) Gaston, assistant professor of engineering (1993); Jane Emery, director of advising and career development (1995); and Cora Dzubak, director of the Nittany Success Center and instructor in counselor education (1997).

Contacts: 

Barbara Dennis

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717-771-4128