On August 29, 2016, LSI Parsons’ colleagues gathered in the Research Conference Room to honor Patti Blake and Diane Salyers for their years of service to the University of Kansas. Laura Hanigan, business coordinator, emceed the presentation of pins.
Patti Blake joined the University on January 3, 2011. She is the crisis coordinator for the Cooperative Project on Dual Diagnosis of Persons with Disabilities (CRSS). Her days, and some of her nights and weekends, are spent assisting those in crisis within a 9 county area in southeast Kansas. Laura noted that those irregular hours have occasionally resulted in some challenging timesheets. We congratulate Patti on five years of making a difference in the lives of Kansans.
Diane Salyers joined the University family on December 18, 1990 as the program manager for Southeast Kansas Respite Services. SEKRS has grown over the years with new programs including the CRSS, the Payee Program, and Homemaker Services. Laura noted that even though staff have occasionally come and gone, Diane always finds the right person for the job. Congratulations to Diane on 25 years of sharing her time and efforts for the greater good.
Following the ceremony, we enjoyed Laura’s now famous squash cake, brownies, and punch.