University employees joined together once again this year at the Roosevelt Hotel on March 22 to celebrate the contributions of more than 400 employees. At the event, staff members reaching milestone anniversaries were honored, as well as recipients of awards including the President’s Awards for Excellence, Spirit Awards, Student Employee of the Year and Student Supervisor of the Year Awards.
The event included live music, an assortment of fun-facts from yesteryears and a luncheon with presentations by: President Fitts; Patrick Norton, Sr. Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer; Jason Chretien, Sr. Assistant Vice President of Human Resources; Renee Sneed, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources; and Ruth Riley, Interim Executive Director, Office of Institutional Equity and Director of Employee Relations.
“You are integral to our university. It is you who craft our culture, help to carry out our academic mission and ultimately allow Tulane to be a place for dramatic discovery by our students and faculty.”President Fitts
Below is a summary including stats from the employees that were honored.
Milestone Anniversaries - 388 employees reached a milestone anniversary during 2018 in their years of service with Tulane. This ranges from 5 – 50 years of service, and represents 5,040 combined years of service!
President’s Awards for Excellence - This year we celebrated recipients of the President’s Awards for Excellence, whose accomplishments link directly to our strategic initiatives. This includes 10 President’s Staff Excellence Award recipients and 2 President’s Departmental/Team Excellence Award recipients.
Spirit Awards - The Spirit Award is bestowed throughout the academic year to exemplary faculty and staff who exhibit a strong sense of community and qualities that exemplify the mission of Tulane. Recent awardees were acknowledged during the event.
Student Employment Awards - The recipients of the Student Employee of the Year Award and Student Employee Supervisor of the Year Award were announced during the recognition event and presented to one award recipient in each of the two categories.
Congratulations to all honorees. Thank you for dedication and achievements!