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Salina, KS – OCCK, Inc. employees were recognized virtually for their years of service this week.  Those recognized for their service included 37 employees that reached a 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, or 25 years of service milestone in 2019.

The 37 Employees recognized for reaching a service milestone in 2019, comprise 274 years of service to OCCK. These employees represent a wide cross-section of the duties and services performed for OCCK including: business office, transportation, home health, employment services, financial management, assistive technology and direct support services. These employees represent the knowledge, dedication, and service of all OCCK employees, even though only those reaching a service milestone were recognized this year.

“Although we were not able to celebrate in person this year, I am so proud of the contributions that each of these employees has made.” said President and CEO Shelia Nelson-Stout. “Their contributions are sincerely appreciated as they continuously focus on excellence and take pride in serving the people in our communities, today and everyday.”

Those recognized include:

25 Years of Service—Brenda Henry, Darcy Hopkins, Steve Breeding

20 Years of Service—Debbie Atkinson

15 Years of Service—Jim Hendrix

10 Years of Service—Janet Croisant, Steve Thaden, Joe Dickinson, Daniele Whitaker, Jean Gobber, Rebecca Krahl

5 Years of Service—Kristi Franek-Fordham, Dawn Sibley, Shanna Sowers, Jaimie Wintholz, Jimmy Gruber, Kristina McDowell, Yesica Swenson, Stephanie Wedel, Natalie Lervold, Terrell Green, William Arehart, Kenneth Waldman, Shelley Hanchett

3 Years of Service – Leslie Webb, Traci Snyder, Juanita Dalton, Jessica Biester, Tod Musgrove, Ashley Strange, Michelle Griffin, Hope Collins, Virginia Finney, Emalee Jorgensen, Rose Base, Melinda Wolfe, Elizabeth McCormick

OCCK, Inc. provides services in north central Kansas to anyone with any type of long or short-term disability, starting as early as birth and following people through their whole lives.  OCCK provides an array of supports for success at home and in the community, including independent living skills and supports, employment and career training, Alzheimer’s supports, autism services, assistive technology, children’s services, transportation, specialized therapies, and home health care.  In 2020, OCCK, Inc. is celebrating 50 years of service.

For more information about OCCK, Inc., visit or call 785.827.9383.

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