More than 50 Employees Celebrated at Pennington Biomedical Service Award Luncheon

December 4, 2023

Service Awards 2023

Eight employees recognized for 25 years or more of service at Pennington Biomedical

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BATON ROUGE – On Friday, Dec. 1, Pennington Biomedical recognized employees celebrating years of service milestones for their tenure at the Center. A total of 53 employees were honored, including two recognized for 35 years of service – Ray Allen in Computing Services and Yvette Gray in Fiscal Operations.

“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of the 2023 service awardees for their years of dedication to Pennington Biomedical,” said Dr. John Kirwan, Executive Director of Pennington Biomedical. “We thank these employees who work tirelessly on behalf of the Center, and from everyone at Pennington Biomedical, we sincerely appreciate everything you do.”

“It is especially noteworthy that Ray Allen and Yvette Gray celebrate 35 years at the Center,” Kirwan added. “We celebrate their longevity with Pennington Biomedical from being among the first employees in the door to being part the team still today.”

The following employees were honored during the 2023 service award luncheon:

5-Year Awardees

  • Chris Axelrod
  • Bethani Bell
  • Gangarao Davuluri
  • Kristin Domangue
  • Kayla Fuselier
  • Innocence Harvey
  • Chelsea Kracht
  • Casie Lindsly
  • Joseph Madere
  • Natalie Malek
  • Christy Mayet
  • Jacob Mey
  • Aryelle Stafford
  • Shengping Yang

10-Year Awardees

  • Abby Altazan
  • Marlo Bayham
  • Robbie Beyl
  • Jason Collier
  • Susan Collier
  • Rebekah Hebert
  • Erin Herrin
  • Kieu Pham
  • Nicole Wesley
  • Christy White
  • Sangho Yu

15-Year Awardees

  • Diana Albarado
  • Stephanie Broyles
  • Claire Hazlett
  • Laura Holloway
  • Bonnie Hymel
  • Jeffrey Keller
  • David McDougal
  • Heike Muenzberg-Gruening
  • Tiffany Prather
  • Andrew Russell
  • Charles Smith
  • Daniel Turner
  • Bolor Vandanmagsar

20-Year Awardees

  • Kelly Atteberry
  • Amy Braymer
  • Margaret Graves
  • Chris Morrison
  • Monica Mougeot
  • Valerie Toups
  • Jamie Tuminello

25-Year Awardees

  • Adam Faucheux
  • Clinton Jarrett, Jr.
  • Guy LaVergne
  • Paige McCown

30-Year Awardees

  • Betty Fisher
  • Jennifer Rood

35-Year Awardees

  • Ray Allen
  • Yvette Gray

About the Pennington Biomedical Research Center
The Pennington Biomedical Research Center is at the forefront of medical discovery as it relates to understanding the triggers of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and dementia. Pennington Biomedical has the vision to lead the world in promoting metabolic health and eliminating metabolic disease through scientific discoveries that create solutions from cells to society.  The Center conducts basic, clinical, and population research, and is affiliated with LSU.

The research enterprise at Pennington Biomedical includes over 480 employees within a network of 40 clinics and research laboratories, and 13 highly specialized core service facilities. Its scientists and physician/scientists are supported by research trainees, lab technicians, nurses, dietitians, and other support personnel. Pennington Biomedical a state-of-the-art research facility on a 222-acre campus in Baton Rouge.

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