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officials and honoreesChief human resources officer Rita La Civita (left) and president Alan Wildeman (right) congratulate 40-year employees Bruce Watt of the Centre for Teaching and Learning and Richard Mallat of the St. Denis Athletics and Community Centre. Missing from photo: Lou Ann Greenham of the Leddy Library.

Breakfast reception honours decades of service to University

Working at the University of Windsor gave him “a window on the world,” says Richard Lanspeary, a Student Success Centre staffer who spent a decade of his 30-year campus career as international student advisor.

A reception Thursday recognized him and more than 150 UWindsor employees for attaining 10, 20, 30 or 40 years of service in 2013.

“The greatest part of this job has been that, by interacting with students from around the globe, the world has come to me,” Lanspeary said. “It has been a wonderful experience.”

Katia Benoit of the student recruitment office has just 10 years under her belt, and acknowledges it has gone by very quickly. She said that Thursday’s event showed the University’s appreciation for the contributions of faculty and staff.

“This kind of recognition is valuable in building community,” she said.

UWindsor president Alan Wildeman said the breakfast is a way to acknowledge people reaching career milestones.

“The success of the University is built on everyone who works here,” he said.

See a full list of the individual faculty and staff members honoured this year.