Celebration of Service, All-University Picnic are Sept. 18

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Celebration of Service, All-University Picnic are Sept. 18
Ceremony to honor nearly 1,000 faculty, staff

Michael Wilford poses with his 35 years of service honor prior to the 2018 Service Awards ceremony. Nearly 1,000 faculty and staff will be honored during the 2019 event at the Coliseum.
Greg Nathan | University Communication
Michael Wilford poses with his 35 years of service honor prior to the 2018 Service Awards ceremony. Nearly 1,000 faculty and staff will be honored during the 2019 event at the Coliseum.

Chancellor Ronnie Green will lead a universitywide Celebration of Service, honoring nearly 1,000 faculty and staff, on Sept. 18.

“Our community is one of 6,500 faculty and staff who work hard every day to deliver on our mission of enthusiasm and heart,” Green said. “This event is an opportunity to celebrate the talent and dedication of our people.”

The Celebration of Service will feature an 11 a.m. award ceremony in the Coliseum. Starting at 10:30 a.m., access will be available through doors on the south side of the building. A picnic open to all university employees follows at 11:30 a.m.

Chancellor Ronnie Green interviews faculty who earned honors for 45-plus years of service during the 2018 Service Awards ceremony in Kimball Hall. The 2019 event is Sept. 18 and is at the Coliseum.

Below is the information needed to navigate the Service Awards reception, ceremony and picnic lunch.

Celebration of Service — Sept. 18

Free and open to all University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty and staff

10:30 a.m. — Coliseum doors open and 2019 Service Awards will be available for pickup by faculty and staff. Service Awards will be available through the start of the ceremony and during the All-University Picnic.

11 to 11:30 a.m. — Celebration of Service ceremony at the Coliseum. Includes a historic overview by Rick Alloway, associate professor of broadcasting, and presentation of honors to employees celebrating 45- and 50-year work anniversaries. The ceremony will be streamed live online.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — All-University Picnic in the Coliseum. The free meal will include a barbecue beef sandwich or vegetarian option, chips, N150 Dairy Store ice cream and water. The vegetarian option is available by request at the picnic.

A list of University of Nebraska–Lincoln Service Award winners is available online. The 50- and 45-year recipients are:

50 Years
  • George Corner, University of Nebraska State Museum

  • Lawrence Parkhurst, Chemistry

  • James Steadman, Plant Pathology

  • Michael Zoubek, Husker Genetics

45 Years
  • Charles Ansorge, Educational Psychology

  • Ken Dewey, Geography

  • Sharon Hachtel, South Central Ag Research Lab

  • Charlene Henninger, University Television

  • Herbie Husker, Athletics

  • Ginger Mills, Animal Science

  • Josephine Potuto, Law

  • Gordon Scholz, Community and Regional Planning

  • Patricia Smith, Payroll Services

  • Sandra Sterkel, Agricultural Economics

  • David Wishart, Geography