Faculty & Staff News

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.


Faculty and staff at Trocaire College are always ready, willing and able to assist both current and prospective students with their journey through higher education. We are proud of the individuals who work here at Trocaire and honor them yearly with an awards event to celebrate years of service and significant accomplishments to support the mission of the College.


2017 Award Recipients

At the May 16th Employeeindex breakfast event, recipients of the following awards were presented to our hardworking and dedicated faculty and staff. Don’t forget to check out the photo gallery!

Faculty Senate Awards

  • Patricia A. Lavender Distinguished Educator- Jennifer Blickwedehl, Ph.D.
  • Innovative Educator of the Year- Daniel Nickolai, Ph.D.
  • Part-time Educator- Caryn Hufford
  • Kevin Wise Legacy- Inaugural award presented to Dr. Wise’s wife Celeste Wise

Staff Advisory Award

  • Staff Excellence: Peg Babcock
  • Staff Appreciation: Sister Marian Mullen, RSM

Official College Retirements

The following employees were recognized for their official college retirements:

  • Rosanne Dee
  • Roman Shchurowsky
  • Patricia Battaglia *
  • Cheryl Miller*
  • Esther Wilczynski*

*officially retired from the college in December, 2016

  • Robin Loomis  (officially retired from the college prior to moving over to Advance 2000)

Years Of Service Honors

45 Years of Service

  • George Chernowski
  • Thomas Mitchell

40 Years of Service

  • Ann Marie Smith

35 Years of Service

  • Claudia Lesinski

25 Years of Service

  • Diane Eggleston
  • Sister Marie Andre Main, RSM
  • Carol Weber
  • Diane Wickham

20 Years of Service

  • Sister Marian Mullen, RSM

15 Years of Service

  • Peg Babcock

10 Years of Service

  • Don Balthasar
  • Susan Horrocks
  • Robert Kieffer
  • Michael Polk
  • Barbara Riederer
  • Megan Vogel
  • Esther Wilczynski