JYF Honors Long-Serving Employees, Volunteers

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The facade of the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.  The building currently serves as the Yorktown Victory Center. (Gregory Connolly/WYDaily)
The facade of the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. The building currently serves as the Yorktown Victory Center. (Gregory Connolly/WYDaily)

The group that runs the Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center honored 178 people for service milestones at a June 11 event.

Three employees received merit awards for their service in 2014: Outreach Instructor Steven Prokopchak was named Gold Employee of the Year; Information Technology Manager Bill Turner received the Customer Service Gold Award; and Visitor Services Manager Amy Detwiller earned the Customer Service Silver Award.

More than 20 staff members received honors for service milestones:

  • Staff Historian Nancy Egloff and Retail Operations Product Manager Patricia Procopi have reached 30 years of service.
  • Advertising and Marketing Operations Manager Cathy Rawlins, Accounting Technician Jane Kwiatkowski and
  • Reservations Supervisor Bonnie Vosburg reached 25 years of service.
  • Outreach Instructor Dorothy Cassell, Media Relations Specialist Tracy Perkins, Senior Visitor Services
  • Technician Rosemary Rankin, Graphic Designer Holly Winslow, Museum Historical Interpreter Elisa
  • Provenson and Museum Interpretive Site Supervisor Lara Templin have reached 15 years.

In addition, eight full-time employees were honored for 10 years of service, and four were honored for five years.

Three people received awards for 20 years of part-time service: Visitor Services Technician Helen Davis, Museum Program Assistant Nancy Kistler and Museum Program Assistant Ruth Smith.

Four people received awards for 15 years of part-time service: Museum Program Assistants Suzanne Dubois and Annabelle Socha, Senior Gift Shop Clerk Joann Delorey and Gift Shop Clerk Yolanda Lee.

Six part-time employees received awards for 10 years of service, while five received awards for five years.

The foundation also recognized 83 volunteers who gave more than 100 hours of service last year and 52 who reached milestones, including:

  • Doug Lindeman, who has given 9,500 hours
  • John Robinson who has given 9,000 hours
  • James Magill Jr. who has given 8,500 hours
  • Frank McGuirk who has given 8,000 hours
  • Robert Nichols and Robert Kirchner, who have both given 6,000 hours
  • George Turner, who has given 5,500 hours

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation operates the two living history museums as a public-private partnership, leveraging state funds and private dollars.