Touro Faculty and Staff Celebrate Milestones and Accomplishments During Annual Town Hall Meeting

Touro faculty and staff received important university updates and celebrated work milestones during the annual CEO and Senior Provost Town Hall meeting at Congregation Ner Tamid on June 6.

“This year is especially significant because it marks Touro’s 15thyear in Southern Nevada,” said CEO & Senior Provost Shelley Berkley. “Our success over the past 15 years, and as we look to the exciting future we have in store, is because of all of you and your commitment to Touro.”

Berkley reported that the university had raised closed to $6 million in year-to-date funding, nearly double what it raised the previous year. Most notable of these gifts was a $4 million grant from the Engelstad Foundation that included $3 million for the university’s first endowed scholarship program.

To kick off the awards/anniversary portion of the program, more than 20 Touro faculty were recognized for their completion of courses through the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE):

Assistant Professor Francine Clegg (2nd from right) accepts her ACUE Award during
Touro Town Hall.
  • Dr. Judith Carrion, School of Nursing
  • Dr. Tricia Catalino, School of Physical Therapy
  • Dr. Catie Chung, School of Nursing
  • Francine Clegg, School of Nursing
  • Dr. Ashley Fecht, School of Occupational Therapy
  • Jason Fetty, Jay Sexter Library
  • Dr. Stacy Fisher, School of Physical Therapy
  • Dr. Taylor Hough, School of Physician Assistant Studies
  • Dr. Patrick Leytham, School of Education
  • Tisheena Lowe, OASIS
  • Dr. Shannon Martin, School of Occupational Therapy
  • Dr. Oksana Matvienko, School of Physician Assistant Studies
  • Dr. Andrew Mills, School of Physical Therapy
  • Dr. Jacqueline Randa, School of Physical Therapy
  • Dr. Mindy Renfro, School of Physical Therapy
  • Johnny Rider, School of Occupational Therapy
  • Dr. Amina Sadik, Department of Basic Sciences
  • Dr. Theresa Tarrant, School of Nursing
  • Dr. Cheryl Vanier, Institutional Effectiveness
  • Dr. Tonya Walls, School of Education
  • Dr. William Wrightsman, School of Occupational Therapy
  • Dr. Yvonne Randall, ACUE Facilitator
Touro’s 5-year employees.

The following faculty/staff were presented with commemorative pins for their five years of service to the university:

  • Renee Aschoff, Administration
  • Dr. Robert Baker, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • Julia Bondarenko, Information Technology
  • Theresa Bruscella, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • Kimberly Bryson, Admissions
  • Dr. Judith Carrion, School of Nursing
  • Tricia Garrelts, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Margaret Geffinger, School of Occupational Therapy
  • Dr. Jessica Grimm, School of Nursing
  • Lisa Kunz, Health Center & Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
  • Dr. Michael Laymon, School of Physical Therapy
  • Doris Lofton, Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
  • Dr. Aurelio Muyot, Specialty Medicine
  • Joshua Owens, School of Physician Assistant Studies
  • Dr. Dulce Santacroce, School of Nursing
  • Jessica Tinajero, Health Center
  • Dr. Eric Toder, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • Dr. Philip Tompkins, Student Affairs
Touro’s 10-year employees.

The following faculty/staff were presented with commemorative pins for their 10 years of service to the university:

  • Daniel Bollard, Environmental Health and Safety
  • Melody Crickman, Advancement
  • Dr. Stacy Fisher, School of Physical Therapy
  • Catherine Godfrey, Student Affairs
  • Deborah Haack, Health Center
  • Nicolas Henderson, Vivarium
  • Minnette Moore, Vivarium
  • Miranda Paredez, Student Affairs
  • Dr. Steven Prinster, Department of Basic Sciences
Touro’s 15-year employees.

For the first time in Touro’s history, the following faculty/staff were presented with commemorative pins for their 15 years of service to the university:

  • Jackie Boiman, Department of Basic Sciences
  • June Boyko, Central Administration
  • Dee Culmone, School of Physician Assistant Studies
  • Dr. Terry Else, Department of Basic Sciences
  • Dr. Emmett Findlay, Department of Basic Sciences
  • Dr. Jutta Guadagnoli, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Dr. Weldon Havins, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Dr. Ronald Hedger, Primary Care
  • Dr. Paul Kalekas, Primary Care
  • Dr. Robert Kessler, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

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