The universitywide Celebration of Service, honoring nearly 1,000 faculty and staff, will be Nov. 18.
“Every success of our university is achieved because of the talent of our people,” Chancellor Ronnie Green said. “It has been our tradition and privilege each fall to celebrate your talent and dedication by highlighting the hundreds of faculty and staff marking important milestones in service.”
The Celebration of Service will feature an open house and lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Coliseum. Honored employees can pick up their service awards, and an all-star photography booth will be available. Access to the Coliseum will be through doors on the south side of the building, and parking for campus permit holders will be available in the 14th and Avery garage.
The lunch will be provided for all employees, but organizers are requesting that those planning to attend RSVP so that resources can be best utilized.
This year, 977 employees are being honored for achieving five-year service milestones, including 13 dedicated Huskers who have given 45, 50, 55 and 60 years of service to Nebraska. Those employees are:
Ron Hull, university television
James Van Etten, plant pathology
Jim Lewis, mathematics
Richard Schmidt, nutrition and health sciences
Richard Wahl, landscape services
Carol Caha, agronomy and horticulture
Parks Coble, history
Robert Denicola, law
James Fitzgerald, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
Robert Frazier, Extension
John Gruhl, political science
Leonita Masek, Natural Resources Business Center
Susan Svoboda, dining services