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2014 TAPSS Board Members

Sherry Shipley

President

Hello everyone, my name is Sherry Shipley and I work in the Departmental Accounting Services department at the GSC. I handle the accounting for the Transportation Services department here on campus. I have been with the university for over 12 years. I was the TAPSS Conference Liaison for the 2005 conference. I have been a member of the organization for 11 years. I am a native Houstonian and my husband, Harold, and I moved here to our lake house near Lake Somerville in 1991. I enjoy motorcycle riding, boating, camping and being with my friends out at the lake. I am a recent Great Grandmother and I absolutely love spending time with my great granddaughter, Adalynn Kate-Rose, who is almost 6 months old. I am very excited to be serving on the TAPSS board for this coming year.

Cindy Gillar

Past-President

Cindy is a Lead Office Associate for the Department of Procurement Services. She has worked at Procurement Services for over 26 years. In 2000 she joined TAPSS and hit the ground running serving on numerous committees. Cindy has served as President-Elect (twice), President (twice), Past-President (twice), Secretary and Historian. Presently she serves as the Past-President. In 2006 Cindy received her CAP Certification for IAAP. Cindy and her husband Mark are both from Bryan and enjoy living here. They have one son, Chris, who is finishing up his Masters at Mays Business School in Marketing. Cindy enjoys reading, watching TV and spending time with her family.

Rebecca Morgan

President-Elect

Rebecca Morgan is an Administrative Coordinator with Human Resources. She joined Texas A&M University in 2012. Prior she was an Employee Relations Manager at Sanderson Farms. Rebecca has over 19 years of Human Resources experience. Born and raised in Michigan, she is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan for undergrad. She also has her Masters in Organizational Management.

Rebecca is married to Caurnel Morgan, an Assistant Professor in Nutrition and Food Science and they have 3 beautiful daughters. Elise is 12, Natalia is 8 and Candace is 2 and a half. When she has free time, which is rare, Rebecca enjoys reading and walking in the outdoors.

Flora Reeves

Secretary

Howdy! My name is Flora Reeves. I have been a member of TAPSS since 1999. I have served on many committees and had the pleasure of being President, Past President, President-Elect, Treasurer, and Historian. I enjoy TAPSS for what it stands for and what we can do with it. I work at Transportation Services as a Lead Office Associate. I have been with the university for 30 years. I oversee 20 student workers; we do multiple projects and are always on the move. I schedule the preventative maintenance for the Auto and Heavy Equipment shops for 600 vehicles/equipment along with many other duties.

I am married and have 4 children, 4 grandchildren and 2 great granddaughters. I love family time, flea markets, and shopping with my best buddy, my sister-in-law, and best friend Sherra. I am a volunteer with the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and have had the pleasure of being on the American Cancer Society Board and a Past President. I am a member of IAAP since 2002.

Rosemary (Rosie) Schoenfeld

Treasurer

Rosie was born and raised in Caldwell, Texas. She is a graduate from Caldwell High School and has taken classes both at Blinn and Texas A&M University. She completed her CPS in 1996. Rosie has lived in the Bryan/College Station area for 27 years. She began working for Extension in 1982 and worked there 13 years before transferring to the office of the Vice President for Administration at Texas A&M University. After 11 years with the university, she returned to AgriLife Extension in 2007. She currently works for the Associate Director for Program Development.

Rosie's passion has always been staff and thus she spends much of her time trying to find ways to make things better for staff. For that reason, she is a founding member of the Texas A&M Association of Professional Support Staff (TAPSS); a member of the Bryan-College Station chapter of International Association of Professional Administrative Professionals (IAAP) since 2000; and a charter member of the University Staff Council at Texas A&M University. Rosie has served both TAPSS and the B-CS IAAP chapter in several leadership roles.

Rosie's other passion is volunteerism. She served as a Girl Scout leader for 14 years, soccer coach, uniform coordinator and registrar for College Station Soccer Club, A&M Consolidated Band Booster officer, Relay for Life, Tiger Club, and currently serves on the Human Resources Committee and as the Financial Secretary at Bethel Lutheran Church. She is also actively involved in Lutheran Women's Missionary League and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority (Xi Eta Nu chapter).

She has been married to her wonderful husband, Paul, for 27 years. They have two children, Amy and Brian, and one granddaughter, Ariana.

Cynthia (Cindy) Hurt

Historian

I currently serve as Assistant to the Head in the Department of Anthropology and have almost 25 years of experience at Texas A&M University. I received my Associate degree from Blinn College in Information Management in 2007, and I am extremely grateful for receiving several TAPSS scholarships which assisted in funding some of my courses. I have been a member of TAPSS since 1988. I have served on various committees and as an officer: Member - Special Events Planning Committee - 2001-2003, Secretary - 2004, President Elect, Chair of Conference Committee - 2005, President - 2006. I also serve on the College of Liberal Arts Staff Development Committee 2012-2014, and was Historian in 2012 & 2013. I hold a CAP certification (2004) with the International Association of Administrative Professionals and have been a member since 2002. I have also been fortunate to receive the following awards: 2007 College of Liberal Arts Superior Service (CLASS) Team Award, 2011 CLASS Individual Award, the 2012-13 President's Meritorious Service Team Award and was extremely honored to receive the 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award for Staff.

I am married to Eric Hurt and we moved here from Round Rock 32 years ago when he started with the College Station Fire Department. We have two sons, Eric Jr. (recently married) and Josh. I love gardening and enjoy outings with my gal pals.

Committee Members

Loretta Mendez

Membership

Loretta is an Office Associate in the Office of the Registrar. She has worked for Texas A&M University for over fifteen years.

Conference Committee Members

Cindy Gillar

Registration

Cindy is a Lead Office Associate for the Department of Procurement Services. She has worked at Procurement Services for over 26 years. In 2000 she joined TAPSS and hit the ground running serving on numerous committees. Cindy has served as President-Elect (twice), President (twice), Past-President (twice), Secretary and Historian. Presently she serves as the Past-President. In 2006 Cindy received her CAP Certification for IAAP. Cindy and her husband Mark are both from Bryan and enjoy living here. They have one son, Chris, who is finishing up his Masters at Mays Business School in Marketing. Cindy enjoys reading, watching TV and spending time with her family.

Cindy Gillar

Publicity

Cindy is a Lead Office Associate for the Department of Procurement Services. She has worked at Procurement Services for over 26 years. In 2000 she joined TAPSS and hit the ground running serving on numerous committees. Cindy has served as President-Elect (twice), President (twice), Past-President (twice), Secretary and Historian. Presently she serves as the Past-President. In 2006 Cindy received her CAP Certification for IAAP. Cindy and her husband Mark are both from Bryan and enjoy living here. They have one son, Chris, who is finishing up his Masters at Mays Business School in Marketing. Cindy enjoys reading, watching TV and spending time with her family.

Cynthia (Cindy) Hurt

Speakers/Workshops

I currently serve as Assistant to the Head in the Department of Anthropology and have almost 25 years of experience at Texas A&M University. I received my Associate degree from Blinn College in Information Management in 2007, and I am extremely grateful for receiving several TAPSS scholarships which assisted in funding some of my courses. I have been a member of TAPSS since 1988. I have served on various committees and as an officer: Member - Special Events Planning Committee - 2001-2003, Secretary - 2004, President Elect, Chair of Conference Committee - 2005, President - 2006. I also serve on the College of Liberal Arts Staff Development Committee 2012-2014, and was Historian in 2012 & 2013. I hold a CAP certification (2004) with the International Association of Administrative Professionals and have been a member since 2002. I have also been fortunate to receive the following awards: 2007 College of Liberal Arts Superior Service (CLASS) Team Award, 2011 CLASS Individual Award, the 2012-13 President's Meritorious Service Team Award and was extremely honored to receive the 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award for Staff.

I am married to Eric Hurt and we moved here from Round Rock 32 years ago when he started with the College Station Fire Department. We have two sons, Eric Jr. (recently married) and Josh. I love gardening and enjoy outings with my gal pals.

Rosemary (Rosie) Schoenfeld

Speakers/Workshops

Rosie was born and raised in Caldwell, Texas. She is a graduate from Caldwell High School and has taken classes both at Blinn and Texas A&M University. She completed her CPS in 1996. Rosie has lived in the Bryan/College Station area for 27 years. She began working for Extension in 1982 and worked there 13 years before transferring to the office of the Vice President for Administration at Texas A&M University. After 11 years with the university, she returned to AgriLife Extension in 2007. She currently works for the Associate Director for Program Development.

Rosie's passion has always been staff and thus she spends much of her time trying to find ways to make things better for staff. For that reason, she is a founding member of the Texas A&M Association of Professional Support Staff (TAPSS); a member of the Bryan-College Station chapter of International Association of Professional Administrative Professionals (IAAP) since 2000; and a charter member of the University Staff Council at Texas A&M University. Rosie has served both TAPSS and the B-CS IAAP chapter in several leadership roles.

Rosie's other passion is volunteerism. She served as a Girl Scout leader for 14 years, soccer coach, uniform coordinator and registrar for College Station Soccer Club, A&M Consolidated Band Booster officer, Relay for Life, Tiger Club, and currently serves on the Human Resources Committee and as the Financial Secretary at Bethel Lutheran Church. She is also actively involved in Lutheran Women's Missionary League and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority (Xi Eta Nu chapter).

She has been married to her wonderful husband, Paul, for 27 years. They have two children, Amy and Brian, and one granddaughter, Ariana.

Flora Reeves

Donations/Vendors

Howdy! My name is Flora Reeves. I have been a member of TAPSS since 1999. I have served on many committees and had the pleasure of being President, Past President, President-Elect, Treasurer, and Historian. I enjoy TAPSS for what it stands for and what we can do with it. I work at Transportation Services as a Lead Office Associate. I have been with the university for 30 years. I oversee 20 student workers; we do multiple projects and are always on the move. I schedule the preventative maintenance for the Auto and Heavy Equipment shops for 600 vehicles/equipment along with many other duties.

I am married and have 4 children, 4 grandchildren and 2 great granddaughters. I love family time, flea markets, and shopping with my best buddy, my sister-in-law, and best friend Sherra. I am a volunteer with the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and have had the pleasure of being on the American Cancer Society Board and a Past President. I am a member of IAAP since 2002.

Sherry Shipley

Food

Hello everyone, my name is Sherry Shipley and I work in the Departmental Accounting Services department at the GSC. I handle the accounting for the Transportation Services department here on campus. I have been with the university for over 12 years. I was the TAPSS Conference Liaison for the 2005 conference. I have been a member of the organization for 11 years. I am a native Houstonian and my husband, Harold, and I moved here to our lake house near Lake Somerville in 1991. I enjoy motorcycle riding, boating, camping and being with my friends out at the lake. I am a recent Great Grandmother and I absolutely love spending time with my great granddaughter, Adalynn Kate-Rose, who is almost 6 months old. I am very excited to be serving on the TAPSS board for this coming year.