Lawrence University recognized more than 30 staff for years of service and announced the President’s Award of Excellence, which annually honors an individual for outstanding performance. This year, the recognition also included the President’s Award of Excellence for a team. 

Bob Guzman, Facilities Operations' materials management coordinator, received the President’s Award of Excellence—Individual. Guzman was also recognized for 35 years of service.

Bob Guzman holds his two awards as he poses for a photo with President Laurie Carter.
Bob Guzman was presented two awards by President Laurie A. Carter. (Photo by Liz Boutelle)

The inaugural President’s Award of Excellence—Team was awarded to the Facilities Operations team, which includes custodial services, facility services, and grounds crew. The team is led by Joe King, assistant vice president of facilities operations. The award recognizes the team’s professionalism and “can do” philosophy in ensuring community safety, maintaining and enhancing university grounds and buildings, facilitating university events, and moving units and individuals across campus.

“I continue to be inspired by the work of our staff,” Lawrence University President Laurie A. Carter said during Lawrence’s annual employee award and recognition ceremony on April 3. “Today’s celebration is a testament to the dedication, commitment, and care each of you bring to serving our students and meeting the university’s mission.”

Browse photos of award recipients and attendees of the event. 

Employees who were recognized for service milestones include:


Bob Guzman, Materials Management Coordinator


Steven Armstrong, Director of Information Technology Services

Mark Breseman, Senior Principal Gift Officer

Gretchen Revie, Acting Director of the Seeley G. Mudd Library

Charles Schroeder, Database and System Manager


David Berk, Director of Instructional Technology

Antoinette Powell, Music Librarian and Associate Professor


Nicholas Mainville, Fire Safety Coordinator

Daniel Martin, Laboratory Supervisor and Assistant Swimming and Diving Coach

Wendy Osero, Administrative Assistant—Center for Academic Success

Keith Powell, Teacher of French Horn

Nicholas Towns, Collaborative Pianist


Ryan Boehm, Custodian

Cheryl Boyle, Assistant Director of Lawrence Community Music School

Edward Krzyzak, Custodian

Laura Nurse, Custodian

Mike Ross, Wind Ensemble Conductor


Karen Brennan, Executive Assistant for Student Life

Sarah Dunnagan, Senior Research Analyst & Data Manager

Amy Sue Hutchings, Associate Director of Donor Engagement

Betsy Kowal Jett, Conservatory Tour and Outreach Coordinator

Kevin LeBeau, Director of Annual Giving

Eric Lewellyn, Biology Laboratory Supervisor

Krystal Light, Staff Counselor

Jen Mielke, Technology and Print Service Manager

Marie Putman, Class Voice Teacher

Patrick Randerson, Campus Safety Officer

Guadalupe Schwaller, Custodian

Jill Senso, Accountant

Megan Spranger, Director of Major Gifts and Gift Planning

Troy Torzewski, Senior Network Engineer

Keegan White, Director of Admissions – Chicago Regional

Riley Woldt, Head Women’s Basketball Coach