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College of Science honors longtime employees

The University of Texas at Arlington Employee Service Awards Program celebrates and recognizes the many contributions of committed and dedicated faculty and staff. Service awards are presented to university employees in recognition of length of service. Employees receive their first service award for 10 years of eligible service. Thereafter, service awards are presented in five-year intervals.

Employees receiving 10, 15 and 20 year awards will be honored during a reception hosted by UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo on April 15. Employees completing 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service will be honored at a recognition dinner hosted by President Spaniolo on April 7.

This year's Service Award recipients from the College of Science and their years of service include:

45 years -Truman Black, Physics professor; Larry Heath, Mathematics associate professor

40 years -James Kopp, Psychology associate professor; Robert Neill, Biology professor; Merlynd Nestell, Mathematics/Earth and

Environmental Sciences professor; Paul Paulus, former dean

25 years- Douglas Coyne, Physics lab supervisor

20 years -Amy Osborn, assistant to the dean; Jianzhong Su, Mathematics professor

15 years -David Bernard, Biology associate professor; Karen Twohey, Psychology office

10 years -Manfred Cuntz, Physics associate professor; Greg Hale, assistant dean and Science Education and Career Center director; Fajer Jaafari, Physics lecturer; Hristo Kojouharov, Mathematics associate professor; Chaoqun Liu, Mathematics professor; Glenda Mitchell, Mathematics lecturer; Lori Norris, Special Programs coordinator; Frances Smith, Physics office; Barry Spurlock, Physics lecturer; Shelly Worley, Mathematics office.

For the full list of 2010 Service Award recipients, go to