Wells College faculty and staff gathered today for the 7th annual Employee Recognition Breakfast to thank community members for their efforts to support Wells’ mission over the past year, present gifts to those employees who have reached milestone years of service, and honor several with Awards for Excellence.
“This is a time to celebrate,” said President Thomas de Witt at the ceremony, “to acknowledge what has been accomplished and contributed, and to look ahead at what is possible. We hope these tokens of appreciation will be a meaningful reminder of our gratitude for all you do at Wells.”
The employees celebrating milestones were given gifts from the College; those honored included:
Celebrating 5 years of service
10 years of service
15 years of service
20 years of service
25 years of service
35 years of service
50 years of service
Special recognition was given to the faculty members who have taught at Wells for 25 years and to Elsie Torres, who has served the College for a remarkable 50 years. Each had colleagues and friends share thoughts on their dedication and positive attitude as they have served in multiple roles over many years, contributing valuable insight and expertise to the student experience.
President de Witt also granted Awards for Excellence to four members of the community. Each recipient was nominated by their colleagues and selected by Wells’ senior staff. They were:
The College initiated the Employee Recognition Breakfast seven years ago; the campus-wide Awards for Excellence were added in 2012. Each awardee will have her or his name added to a campus plaque.