Nov. 5, 2007
By Eva Simeone
Ohio University's Classified Senate will host its annual service awards ceremony at noon Thursday at Nelson Commons. The ceremony will recognize more than 150 Ohio University classified staff members who recently completed 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service.
The senate's Professional Development Committee organizes the event to publicly recognize classified staff members for their time and commitment. Ohio University President Roderick McDavis will address the honorees.
"It's really uplifting and rewarding to go to this ceremony because it's nice for classified staff to be recognized for their service," said Classified Senate Professional Development Committee Co-Chair Traci Winchell, who helped organize the event. "There is always a big turnout."
Patricia Thompson, an accounting specialist in Finance and Administration, will be singled out for 40 years of service to the university and will receive a $175 gift certificate to purchase her choice of gift from University Printing Resources.
"It's definitely an honor to be recognized like this," Thompson said. "My office's working environment is extremely enjoyable due to the support I receive and the people I work with."
The honoree with the second-longest tenure is Sharon Lamb, a library associate in Alden Library who has 35 years of service. She will receive a framed Printing Resources print.