President's Report 2006 |

Celebrating 30 years of service

(L-R) Maureen Lewis, Delores Wheeler and Vieva Edison scan a copy of the Gazette from 1975, the year they started at Memorial.

Memorial held a special employee service recognition luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 19, to honour employees who have achieved 30 years of service in 2005.

The ceremony marked their dedication and commitment to Memorial. Dr. Axel Meisen, president of the university, said the event was important because it gives Memorial an opportunity to personally thank those “who have given extraordinary service to our university and community.”

He said the employee's contributions have made Memorial a better place for its students and employees.

The ceremony was held in The Common Rooms of R. Gushue Hall on the St. John's campus.

To hear memories from some of the honourees, click the names below.
Frank Butler, Human Kinetics and Recreation
Michael Bruce-Lockhart, Engineering
Barbara Mulloy, QE II Library
Brian O'Leary, Technical Services
Dr. Bruce Watson, Mathematics and Statistics

The event also included a special presentation by Dr. Faye Murrin, professor of mycology with the Department of Biology. She spoke on the topic Mushrooms: The Tip of the Iceberg.

Memorial University has approximately 2,300 administrative and support staff, 950 full-time faculty and 850 sessional instructors.

(Originally posted on on Jan 19, 2006)