The University of Nebraska–Lincoln honored the dedication of 961 faculty and staff during a Celebration of Service on Sept. 25 at the Kimball Recital Hall.
The campuswide event included Chancellor Ronnie Green presenting awards to employees who served 45 and 50 years at Nebraska; a historic presentation by Rick Alloway, associate professor of broadcasting, that featured headlines and campus events in five-year increments from 2013 to 1960; a performance by Nebraska Steel, a student steel drum band in the School of Music; and picnic lunch open to all faculty and staff.
The celebration also featured a nod to 235 retirees, including 40 new emeriti faculty, as well as a welcome for recently hired employees — including 145 faculty and 560 staff.
“I thank each and every one of you for your service, for your commitment to our mission, for your unending belief in the transformative power of education and knowledge generation, and most importantly for your selfless dedication to excellence in what you specifically do and deliver every day,” Green said.
The annual awards are presented for employment in five-year intervals. Employees received awards for five to 50 years.
Congratulations to John Rajewski for 40 years of service and to all Agronomy and Horticulture honorees. See list of Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and HAPPI employees.
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Agronomy and Horticulture, Nebraska Today contributed to this report