June 22, 2009
Dinner honors long-term and retiring staff
Ron Daniels, president of the university since March, made his debut as special guest of honor to present service awards at the annual Staff Recognition and Retirement Dinner, held June 9 in Homewood’s Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center. Daniels added his personal touch to the event by asking retiring staff with 25 or more years of service to provide brief remarks as each was presented with his or her service award.
Heavy rain, strong wind-even some downed trees at the start of the evening-did not deter some 400 staff, guests, deans and division heads from attending the event, which recognized 284 staff who were retiring or marking service anniversaries of 20 or more years. Of the 31 retiring staff attending the dinner, 22 are leaving Johns Hopkins with more than a quarter-century of service in areas of administration, research and school operations.
Also recognized with awards were two staff members with 45 years of service, five with 40 years, 13 with 35 years, 27 with 30 years, 40 with 25 years and 66 with 20 years. Eight employees with 41 or more years of service also stood to be lauded by co-workers and colleagues.
Afternoon receptions to honor staff with five, 10 or 15 years of service have taken place or will be held for SAIS, School of Nursing, School of Public Health, Homewood and the School of Medicine.