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Lisa Burke (photo by Denise Applewhite)
Name: Lisa Burke.
Position: Associate director of the Office of Development Communications. Working with graphic designers, printers and artisans to create special materials — from invitations to bronze medallions — for dedication ceremonies, conferences and other initiatives. Assisting with the production of the quarterly newsletter Princeton: With One Accord and other publications.
Quote: “I enjoy the variety of projects I’m involved with. It’s a challenge to create commemorative items for donors to thank them for their generosity to Princeton.”
Other interests: Taking cooking classes. Reading historical novels. Going on vacations with her husband, Patrick, and their children, 9-year-old Laura and 6-year-old Morgan.
Betty Leydon, Princeton’s vice president for information technology and chief information officer, and Susan Taylor, director of the University Art Museum, were among 16 women from local businesses, organizations and educational institutions honored at the annual YWCA Princeton’s Tribute to Women awards dinner March 8.
The program was established by the YWCA to honor women who have made significant contributions to their professions and community in executive, entrepreneurial, professional, educational and elected roles. The honorees were judged on criteria that took into account academic achievement, professional responsibility, community service, demonstrated leadership and mentoring of others.
Leydon was cited for leading the development of a set of core values to foster greater professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity in the Office of Information Technology as well as in the local and national organizations with which she volunteers.
Taylor was recognized for initiatives she has launched to elevate the level of student, faculty and public involvement in the museum, including increased opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions among faculty and students and multicultural activities that have strengthened ties to the community.
Effective Jan. 1: in information technology, storeroom attendant Salvatore Amico, after 20 years; in computer science, office support staff member Sandra Barbu, after 20 years; in the plasma physics lab, electrical technician Lawrence Corl, after 44 years; in population research, office support staff member Carol Dyer, after 13 years; in information technology, programmer Barbara Eisenhut, after 27 years; in the plasma physics lab, technical assistant Otto Griesbach, after 33 years; in dining services, cook Minnie Hicks, after 45 years; in information technology, executive assistant Frances Johnson, after 37 years; in the dean of the college office, administrative assistant Lee Nolan, after 40 years; in the plasma physics lab, principal research physicist Wonchull Park, after 27 years; in information technology, office support staff member Ruth Prigge, after 31 years; in information technology, information technology architecture director Lee Varian, after 42 years; in information technology, lead Unix systems administrator Melinda Varian, after 36 years; in African-American studies, program manager Jean Washington, after 11 years.
Effective Feb. 1: in the plasma physics lab, head of travel and relocation services Sallie Meade, after 30 years; in information technology, senior programmer Thomas Rothenbach, after 18 years.
Effective March 1: in loans and receivables, manager of parent loans Robert Bonser, after 31 years; in health services, nurse practitioner Carolyn Torre, after 10 years; in physics, senior technical support staff member Laszlo Varga, after 37 years.