YSU staff members receive recognition

Twenty-eight Youngstown State University staff members will be honored with distinguished service awards at the annual Staff Awards Dinner 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center on campus.

KJ (Karol Jan) Satrum 
KJ (Karol Jan) Satrum 
K.J. Satrum, retired executive director of Student Services and a champion for students for more than three decades, will receive the YSU Heritage Award, considered to be the most prestigious award for a former YSU employee.

In addition, several employees will be recognized with Years of Service Awards, including Stephen Rodabaugh of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for 40 years of service.

For more information on the event and to make reservations ($20 per person), contact Mollie Hartup at mahartup@ysu.edu or 330-941-3086. Reservation deadline is May 3.

Recipients of Distinguished Service Awards are:


Brittany Bowyer, Finance and Business Operations

Marylynn Britt, Financial Aid and Scholarships

Jayne Caputo, Registration and Records

Erin DeBernardo, University Events

Robert Forchione, IT Application Services

Shirley Hodge, ITS Customer Services

Kimberly Jenkins, Maag Library

Cynthia Korchnak, Dean’s Office, Beeghly College of Education

Amy Kyte, Nursing

Melanie Leonard, Student Success

Michael Lisi, Maag Library

Jill Mogg, Physics and Astronomy

Andrew Phillips, Facilities Maintenance

Curtis Spivey, Ward Beecher Planetarium

Donna Tarbet, University Bursar

Christina Texter, University Events

Wendy Thomas, Student Health Clinic

Maureen Wilson, Marketing and Communications


Timothy Gallo, Equipment Room

Mollie Hartup, University Events

Karen Henning, Dean’s Office, Beeghly College of Education

Susan Mark-Sracic, Center for Student Progress

Mary Jane Quaranta, Dean’s Office, Williamson College of Business Administration

Jennifer Thomas, Financial Aid and Scholarships

Professional/Administrative Exempt

Hillary Fuhrman, Assessment

Barbara Greene, Financial Aid and Scholarships

Sarah Kessler, Registration & Records

Richard Love, Athletics

A full list of Employees receiving years-of-service honors is available HERE.