Yale celebrates ‘tremendous spirit of commitment’ of long-serving staff members

Two hundred and seventy staff members were virtually honored by Yale’s leaders on April 5 at the 25th annual Long-Service Recognition celebration. Collectively these individuals have contributed 8,325 years of service to the university. This includes 106 staff members who have reached 25 years of service, 73 with 30-year milestones, 52 with 35-year service anniversaries, 26 with 40 years of service, and nine who have dedicated 45 years to the university.

Noting the honorees’ collective years of service, President Peter Salovey remarked, “This number reflects a tremendous spirit of commitment that runs through our campus. Your work at Yale is not ‘just a job.’ It is a source of great pride and satisfaction.”

Salovey went on to say, “We have seen the importance of this work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past year, we have had to adjust to new situations countless times. We have all faced unexpected challenges, at home and at work. Through it all, I have been amazed by your creativity, flexibility, and resilience.”

During the evening’s ceremony, Salovey paid special tribute to three staff members celebrating 60, 55, and 50 years at Yale, respectively: Judith Schiff, chief research archivist and New Haven historian, Manuscripts and Archives, University Library; Margit Kaye, library services assistant, Yale Map Collection; and Constance (Cecie) Clement, former deputy director, Yale Center for British Art. Read about their distinguished careers in the Long-Service Recognition yearbook where they are featured along with all the Yale staff members celebrating anniversaries.

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