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New Employee:

  • Stormy Shippy, formerly employed here when he was a student as a CITC LAN Technical Assistant (part-time), Computer Support Specialist, Telecommunications.

  • Christopher Demont, Telecom Specialist, Telecommunications.

  • Matthew Carter, Position: Computer Equipment Operator, Computer Operations.

  • Zhihua (Jackie) Ehinger, Programmer, Student Finance Team, AIS.


  • Charity Beck, has been promoted to Manager of Central Web Support. For further information, see WWW@UNT.EDU in this issue of Benchmarks Online.

Awards, Recognition, Publications, etc.

More New Babies!

Congratulations to Sue Ellen Richey, Administrative Services, on the birth of her first great-grandchild, Tyler Thomas Rumfield, born on 4/23/06.

Congratulations also go to:

  • Jason Emanuel, Unix Support services, and his wife Amanda on the birth of their son Lannie Nathan Emanuel on 05/01/06.

  • Shannon Peevey, UNT Central Web Support, and his wife Cecilia on the birth of their daughter Clara Emberlynn Peevey on 5/6/06. 

  • Christopher Demont, Telecommunications, and his wife Samantha on the birth of their son Lucas Benjamin Demont on 5/8/06.

Staff Council

Scott Windham, Data Communications, and Dr. Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, Student Computing Services Manager, were elected to the Staff Council. Hinkle-Turner was subsequently elected historian of the Staff Council.

Furthermore ...

Dr. Hinkle-Turner, had her video piece "Finish Line" presented at the Collin County Community College Spring Creek Campus (April 26) and at Texas A and M University - College Station (May 1) and  Mr. Windham was honored at the President's Sack Lunch on May 10. He was given a "Steve Miller Outstanding Employee Award," recognizing his work in setting up and managing a computer network at Camp Copass that housed more than 300 Katrina evacuees. More about the efforts of Windham and others during that time can be found in the Benchmarks Online article "Winds of Change" that was published in October, 2005.

Retirees Honored

As was recently reported in InHouse, sixty retiring (2005-06) UNT faculty and staff members were honored with a luncheon and reception April 25 in the University Union. Among those honored were former CITC employees Sandy Burke, who had been Manager of the CITC Helpdesk and Nola Campbell,  who was a systems programmer with the Enterprise Systems Technical Support group.

And the winner is ...

  • Brenda Kirk, CITC Desktop Support, Network Computing Services, won an International Week T-shirt and a package of tickets for the International Food Festival luncheon. Karl Pienkoss, Student CPU Operator, Computer Operations, won tickets to see Scapino or the Trickster. (InHouse prize winners from the week of March 29).

  • Mike Shirley, programmer/analyst on the AIS Student Records Data Systems team, won a UNT Beautification Day T-shirt (InHouse prize winner from the week of April 5).

  • Nola Campbell, former systems programmer with the Enterprise Systems Technical Support group, won tickets to see the UNT Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band perform. (InHouse prize winner from the week of April 12).

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