The 25 Year Club was founded in 1967 by OSU President James J. Jensen to honor those who have provided 25 years of employment service to Oregon State University.

The first 25 Year Club gathering was held on May 17, 1967 in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Strawberry shortcake was served with coffee and tea. The contribution of time and energy represented by the 235 charter members' service was duly recognized and sincerely appreciated.

While there have been a few changes along the way, the 25 Year Club still recognizes 25 years of service by our faculty and staff. With the 2003 arrival of President Edward J. Ray, we now acknowledge service at 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years as well.

25 Year Club Dinner
Tuesday, May 21
CH2M HILL Alumni Center Ballroom
5 p.m. Social
6 p.m. Dinner and program
The individuals listed below reached their service milestones (25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50) years at Oregon State between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024.

Oregon State University asks departments and units to show their appreciation to faculty and staff for continuous years of dedicated University service. Learn more about how we conduct service recognition at OSU. A related memo to HR representatives can be found here.

40 years

Jon Lewis
Title: University Distinguished Professor of Film Studies
College/Department: School of Writing, Literature, and Film

Jon Lewis has published sixteen books, including The Road to Romance and Ruin: Teen Films and Youth Culture, Whom God Wishes to Destroy...: Francis Coppola and the New Hollywood, Hollywood v. Hard Core: How the Struggle over Censorship Saved the Modern Film Industry, Hard-Boiled Hollywood: Crime and Punishment in Postwar Los Angeles, Road Trip to Nowhere: Hollywood Encounters the Counterculture, and for the British Film Institute's Film Classics series The Godfather and The Godfather, Part II. Professor Lewis has appeared in several documentaries, including This Film is Not Yet Rated. Between 2002 and 2007, Lewis edited Cinema Journal.

Debi Rothermund
Title: Operations Manager
College/Department: College of Health

The best part of my 40 years is that I have worked in the same college for the duration. I have seen so many changes, faculty, grad student, staff members and even the name of our college. Working on campus is not only an accomplishment but a pleasure. Knowing that I made an impact.

Stacey Schulte
Title: Administrative Program Assistant
College/Department: College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Stacey began her career at OSU in 1984 as a clerical specialist in Human Resources. She was promoted to Assistant for the Dean of Students where she worked for six years. She transferred to the Office of International Education to avoid a layoff and was there for 12 years. Next, she transferred to the Department of Geosciences. In 2011, Geosciences and the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Science merged to form the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. Since the merger, Stacey has been working in the Office of Student Services supporting undergraduates and academic advisors.