Length of Service Award Ceremony celebrates faculty and staff

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The USF College of Public Health held a celebration and reception on Friday, October 4 to recognize and honor the contributions and work of faculty and staff at their 5, 15, 20, 30 and 35 year service milestones.

Dean Donna Petersen presenting at the Length of Service Award Celebration. (Photo by Caitlin Keough)

“Whether we are faculty, staff, administrators or leaders all of us are part of the fabric of the College of Public Health which enables us to do the work that we do. That which helps us grow and improve lives,” COPH Dean Donna Petersen said.

Dr. Jay Wolfson celebrates his 35 years of service as a founding faculty member of the COPH. (Photo by Ellen Kent)

A tradition for the COPH, the Annual Length of Service Awards, began as a simple gesture in 2009. This year 22 faculty and staff members were honored.

Congratulations to all employees who celebrated milestone years of service in 2019!

Natalie Preston and her son, Luke, celebrating her 15 years of service at the Length of Service reception. (Photo by Ellen Kent)
Natalie Preston and her son, Luke, celebrating her 15 years of service at the Length of Service reception. (Photo by Ellen Kent)
Bill Donahue and his family celebrating his 15 years of service at the Length of Service reception. (Photo by Ellen Kent)
Bill Donahue and his family celebrating his 15 years of service at the Length of Service reception. (Photo by Ellen Kent)
June Lake, Tali Schneider (5 years) and Somer Burke (15 years) celebrating at the Length of Service reception. (Photo by Ellen Kent)
June Lake, Tali Schneider (5 years) and Somer Burke (15 years) celebrating at the Length of Service reception. (Photo by Ellen Kent)

5 Years of Service: Debora Casandra, Theresa Crocker, Meleine Desir, Gidi Hendrix, Rays Jiang, Thanh Le, Jennifer Marshall, Adam Marty, Tali Schneider, Ronee Wilson and Elizabeth Woodcock

15 Years of Service: Donna Petersen, Somer Burke, Bill Donahue, Michael Haywood, Natalie Preston, Angela Salem and Peggy Smith

20 Years of Service: Etienne Pracht

30 Years of Service: Thomas Bernard and Yehia Hammad

35 Years of Service: Jay Wolfson

Click here to view all pictures from the Length of Service Awards.

Story by Caitlin Keough, USF College of Public Health

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