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.
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:
George Corner, University of Nebraska State Museum
Lawrence Parkhurst, Chemistry
James Steadman, Plant Pathology
Michael Zoubek, Husker Genetics
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