The Eye Institute (TEI) of Salus University held its annual door decorating contest last week. The staff of TEI decorated their office doors in all sorts of holiday decor in hopes for first place bragging rights and prizes.Peds door decoration
With many great doors, only three winners took home prizes.
  • Tie for First Place: Pediatric TeamRoom - Peds Team, led by Brandy Scombordi, OD and Occupational Therapy Institute - Brianna Brim, MOT, OTR/L
  • Second Place: Neuro–Ophthalmic Services - Kiera Jeschke, OD and Elizabeth Marunde, OD 
  • Third Place - Patient Services - Kiana Hardaway

The annual holiday party at Salus University is a time to celebrate the year’s work and those who make it all happen daily. This year’s virtual holiday party, hosted Dec.16 by the Office of Human Resources, was enjoyed by employees of all four Salus clinics as well as the University, and came complete with a live DJ, event host, games and raffle prizes.
Another holiday tradition at the University organized by the Human Resources department usually celebrated in conjunction with the holiday party, the Length of Service Awards, was also recently recognized party screenshot
“I always ask myself the question, ‘Why do students come here? Why do people like to work here?’ And it's because of those who are here,” said Salus President Dr. Michael Mittelman in a video announcing the awardees. “You make this a very special place. So, today, we'd like to recognize those folks.”

Length of Service Award recipients included:
  • 35 years: Ruby Singleton, Dr. Connie Chronister and Dr. Holly Myers
  • 30 years: Dr. Jim Caldwell, Glenn Roedel and Lisa Lonie
  • 25 years: Aliceanne Manning, Hughie Jenkins, Pamela Hunter, Virginia Scott and Willistine Jackson
  • 20 years: Stephanie Heaton and Dr. Jamie Neiman
  • 15 years: Cheryl Keslar, Dr. Melissa Trego, Donald Ricketts, Harry Hubbard, Francis Hettich and Jaime Schulang
  • 10 years: Jamie Maffit, Wakim Pearson, Lornix Williams, Dr. Melissa Vitek, Christopher Speece, Ryan Hollister, Theresa Hayes and Damian Ostrowski
  • Five years: Regina Ward, LaVonda Jenkins, Marjorie Singer, La’Wanda Chavous, Karen Slavin, Dr. Dan Pavlik, Rachel Ditoro, Dexter Keel, Brian Zuckerman, Kenny Newton, Jeanne-Marie Pennington, Dr. Lindsay Bondurant, Natalie Standig, Anne Ruckdeschel, Dr. Darryl Horn, Emily Vasile, Jacquelyn Catalini, Katelyn Marciante, Christina Welsh, Allison Levitt and Adam Moore