Nearly 180 honored in annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation ceremony

BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University recently held its annual Faculty and Staff Employee Appreciation ceremony. This year the event, which recognizes work anniversaries of between five and 40 years of service (in five-year increments), honored 179 employees.

At the ceremony, all employees with 25 or more years of service were individually recognized by President Bashar W. Hanna and members of the university cabinet. Following the ceremony, a reception was held for the employees and guests.

"The late Steve Jobs once said, 'Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.'," Hanna said. "In my 18 months as president of this wonderful institution, I have come to learn that the heart and soul of Bloomsburg University are the people who work here. You do great work because you truly enjoy what you do. Even more important than just enjoying what you do, you look after our students in so many ways. Whether you are a faculty member in the classroom or a staff member helping our students outside the classroom, your service to our students cannot be measured but has a lasting impact on their overall growth and development."

He added, "Today, we say thank you and recognize all the incredible people who make BU so special. You give of yourselves every day ensuring that whatever you do for the institution, you do so with a smile and to the best of your ability. For that, I cannot thank you enough. Congratulations and thank you for all you do for Bloomsburg University!"