From L to R: Felix Acosta, Luis DeQuesada, Alberto Fermin, Mel Rodriguez and Thomas Leiner
The Libraries and Information Services annual Staff Recognition Ceremony was held on April 9, 2008. The entire ceremony and reception took place in the Low Memorial Library Rotunda, which was decorated for spring with light green tablecloths and terra cotta pots of daisies. It was a lovely setting in which to acknowledge honorees with years-of-service awards, merit awards, and outstanding student employee gifts. Jim Neal presented the gifts and acted as an emcee for the event. He also expressed his appreciation for all the contributions made by the Information Services staff, in addition to those who were being honored.
This year’s ceremony was a departure from previous years in that short statements were read only for those receiving merit awards and student employee awards, and for one retiree who was honored. The abbreviated ceremony, appreciated by all in attendance, allowed more time for colleagues to mingle and enjoy the refreshments.
Comments heard by members of the Staff Recognition Committee afterwards included appreciation for the setting, food, and drinks, the fact that there were plenty of tables for seating, and that the ceremony itself was short. Staff greatly enjoyed Jim’s comments and humor. But above all, “It is nice to be appreciated and acknowledged.”
Merit Awards 2008:
Mary Beth Figueroa
Student Employee Awards
Shakuntala Devi Singh