New Event Honors Years of Service for All Faculty and Staff at Colorado State University

Colorado State University will launch a new recognition event Feb. 24 to honor all faculty, administrative professionals and classified staff who have reached service milestones with the university this fiscal year.

The first "Celebrating Service Milestones" event is scheduled for 3 p.m. Feb. 24, beginning with an awards ceremony in the Main Ballroom of the Lory Student Center followed immediately by a reception from 4-5:30 p.m. in the West Ballroom. The university and Fort Collins community are invited to attend the ceremony and reception.

"This special occasion is one of the means we use to express our gratitude to those who provide necessary continuity and dedication to excellence at this university," said Penelope Bauer, chairwoman of Faculty Council.

This is the first time the university has honored all faculty and staff for service milestones at the same event. People honored at the event will include those reaching the following milestone years:

10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50.

Professor Emeritus Maurice Albertson will be honored this year for a half-century of service to Colorado State, and Gladys Eddy, assistant to the dean of the College of Business, will be recognized for 45 years of work at the university.

Deb McCune, chairwoman of the Administrative Professional Council, said the new event was a chance to celebrate the achievements of those who have made long-term commitments to Colorado State.

"These people are the core of Colorado State University and its commitment to serve students – and this is a great chance, as a community, to honor them," McCune said.

"We’re excited for this event as an opportunity to bring faculty and staff together," said Shelly May, chairwoman of both the Colorado State University Activities Board and the Classified Personnel Council Special Events Board, which have been active in planning the milestones celebration.

"This is one time when we really can take the opportunity – and should take the opportunity – to recognize the outstanding human resources of this university, whether administrative professional, faculty or state classified staff," added Kathy Ahlbrandt, chairwoman of the Classified Personnel Council.

For more information on the "Celebrating Service Milestones" event, call University Relations at (970) 491-6432.