University honours a quarter century of their service

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Western honoured its long-serving employees (both full- and part-time) at recent celebrations for faculty and staff who have been working at the university for 25 years or more. While spending a quarter of a century at a single institution might seem like an anomaly today, these 64 university employees have made Western like a second home since they were first hired in 1993 or earlier.

Long-service award ceremonies were held June 5 at Gibbons Lodge, hosted by Western President Amit Chakma. Each recipient was presented with a pin and a Western print.

Since this group began working at Western a quarter century ago, the smallest entering class the university has ever admitted was 4,000 first-year students. That means this group has contributed to the education of more than 120,000 people during their career.

“Western’s reputation is simply a reflection on the quality of our people — including each of you whose many years of service have helped make Western what it is today,” Chakma said. “Your investment in Western has earned the admiration and gratitude of all who work and study here, and I wish you all the very best for continued success.”

Pictured are those who attended the event.