A lot has changed in his more than 40 years on the University of Windsor campus, according to Roy Amore, associate dean in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
He highlighted the growth in graduate programs as well as the number of buildings.
“We have really filled in between the main and south campuses,” he said. “There is no Dairy Queen at the corner of Sunset and Wyandotte – the barber shop and bowling alley are gone, too!”
He looked back over his career at a breakfast reception Thursday honouring individuals who have reached milestones of 10, 20, 30 and 40 or more years of service to the University.
Dr. Amore said he was happy to celebrate his time on campus: “I like the spirit of Windsor, both the city and the University.”
It’s a sentiment echoed by Tom Dean, a 30-year veteran of Food Services and Facility Services who now works as a housekeeper in Essex Hall.
“It’s a great place to work,” he said.
Dean called the reception “great” for morale. “It’s always nice to see the place you work recognize your contributions.”
Chief human resources officer Rita LaCivita said faculty and staff can expect to see more events celebrating employees.
“It is important to recognize everyone’s contributions because it takes every single one of them to make the university what it is,” she said.