It was a startling thought…
In just one Reeve Memorial Union room, and in the 226 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh employees recognized, there were more than 2,500 years (2,525, to be exact) of service to the institution represented.
“When you realize there are 2,500 years of service in this room, you know there are a lot of people who have dedicated their careers to this institution,” said UW Oshkosh Chancellor Richard Wells, leading the institution’s Length of Service awards luncheon on April 9.
Dozens of UW Oshkosh faculty and staff gathered for the luncheon, which recognized employees reaching their 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 and 35 year anniversaries with the institution. A special banquet for 25-year employees and new retirees was held the evening of April 9.
The annual ceremonies represent an opportunity to pause and recognize the dedication of UW Oshkosh employees as they reach different points in their careers and in service to the state’s third-largest higher education institution and to the state of Wisconsin.
A record 45 employees reached five years on the job in 2013. Another 23 were recognized for reaching the 10-year milestone.
“We love commuting together,” joked Maccabee Levine, head of library technology services at Forrest E. Polk Library, who, with his wife Jodi Eichler-Levine, assistant professor of religious studies, each celebrated five years on campus.
Twenty-six faculty and staff members were honored for 25 years of service at UW Oshkosh. Twelve were recognized for 30 years or more of service.
10-year employees at UW Oshkosh