The University of Windsor is a great place to work, says Scott Thorpe, a campus employee since 2002.
A reprographic operator in the University Print Shop, he was one of 91 UWindsor staff and faculty—including two additional colleagues from his department—who celebrated a decade of service to the institution at a breakfast Thursday in Vanier Hall.
“I enjoy coming in to work each day,” Thorpe said. “It’s like a family here.”
In addition to the 10-year employees, the event recognized 26 individuals who have surpassed 20 years, 15 of 30 years, and two of 40 years.
“This is a great opportunity to pause and take note of the service of our dedicated employees,” said UWindsor president Alan Wildeman. “The University’s entire success rests upon the contributions of our faculty and staff.”
Stephanie Parent, an audio-visual technician in the Centre for Teaching and Learning, said reaching 10 years of service endows her with a sense of accomplishment.
“It is a nice gesture to have an event like this to show appreciation to employees,” she said. “You can never say thank you enough.”
It’s a sentiment echoed by chief human resources officer Rita LaCivita.
“I am delighted to be able to honour these people for making our University the great place it is,” she said. “Just take a personal moment to say thank you, recognizing and showing they are respected.”
Read a full list of Thursday’s 134 honourees, reaching 10, 20, 30 and 40 years of service.