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November 23, 2005

Source: St. Mary's University:

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The 12th annual Saint Mary’s University Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony was held this afternoon in the Loyola Conference Hall, and the event was a resounding success.

Today’s event, which attracted approximately 200 people, formally acknowledged those employees who reached their anniversaries of 10, 25, and 35 (plus) years of service to one of Canada’s oldest and leading institutions of higher learning.

This is the first year that colleagues who have worked at the University for more than 35 years were recognized for their commitment and dedication to Saint Mary’s.

Faculty and staff with 10 years of services were presented today with a 10K white gold pin. At 25 years of service, recipients were presented with either a limited edition lithograph of The Loyola Tree by Leighton Davis or a Saint Mary’s gold wristwatch. Those being honoured for 35 years of service were presented with a specially designed 10K yellow gold lapel pin with a ruby insert.

Chuck Bridges, Vice President (Assoc.) of External Affairs, was the Master of Ceremonies for today’s event. Other keynote speakers included Dr. J. Colin Dodds, President of Saint Mary’s, Dr. Terry Murphy, Vice President (Academic and Research), and Gabrielle Morrison, Vice President of Administration. All those who spoke at today’s event underscored the fact that 2005 has been a exhilarating year in the life and growth of Saint Mary’s. Strategic endeavours such as the Campus Master Plan, the Heart & Minds Capital Campaign, as well as the Science Renewal Project are all foundations for the continued evolution of the University.

The Human Resources Department were instrumental in organizing today's special event.

"I want to thank all the members of the Saint Mary’s community for your continued contributions and achievements," said Dr. Dodds.

"Today, Saint Mary’s is a community dedicated to our educational mission and it is your legacy that will continue to enrich its future. With our excellent academic programs, international outreach and focus on our students, we are ‘One University. One World. Yours.’"

While each person received a big round of applause today, Dr. Cyril Byrne received a standing ovation. Dr. Byrne, who was recently named Professor Emeritus, has ensured the growth of the Irish Studies Department at Saint Mary’s over the last 35 years. He has become a legend in his own right among faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the University for his tireless efforts spanning over the last three decades.

The following is a breakdown of the names of employees and the years of service to our institution:

10 Years of Service: Randolph Corney, Geology; Juanita Fitzgerald, Registrar’s Office; Dr. Marc Lamoureux, Chemistry; Dr. Jeffrey Power, Accounting; William Promaine, Facilities Management; Marlene Singer, History; and Darrell Yates, Library.

25 Years of Service: George Allanson, Information Technology Systems and Support; David Bateman, Accounting; Dr. Art, Finbow, Mathematics and Computing Science; Don Harper, Bookstore; Dr. Bert Hartnell, Mathematics and Computing Science; Ken Jakeman, Facilities Management; Faizal Junus, Psychology; Dr. David Leitch, Atlantic Centre for Students with Disabilities; and Colleen Lesbirel, Marketing.

35 (plus) Years of Service: Dr. Robert Ansell, Philosophy; Dr. Stanley Armstrong, Religious Studies; Dr. Gamal Badawi, Management; Dr. Janet Baker, English; Dr. Cyril Byrne, English; Dr. Elizabeth Chard, Registrar’s Office; Dr. Linda Christiansen-Ruffman, Sociology and Criminology; Dr. James Darley, Psychology; Dr. Bernard Davis, Education; Dr. Ervin Doak, Economics; Betty Jean Frenette, Alumni Office; Dr. Elizabeth Haigh, History; Dr. Colin Howell, History; Alice Hum, Library; Dr. Mo-Tak Kiang, Mathematics and Computing Science; Dr. Roger MacDonald, English; Elaine McCulloch, Health and Safety Office; Dr. Wallace Mills, History; Dr. George Mitchell, Astronomy and Physics; Dr. Shripad Pendse, Management; Brian Robinson, Geography; Dr. Porter Scobey, Mathematics and Computing Science; Dr. Andrew Seaman, English; Dr. Yash Singh, Mathematics and Computing Science; Dr. Geraldine Thomas, Modern Languages and Classics; Dr. Vincent Tobin, Modern Languages and Classics; Dr. Keith Vaughn, Chemistry; Dr. Terrence Whalen, English.

Congratulations to everyone on a job well done!

Saint Mary's University is known for its community outreach projects, both in Canada and around the world. Saint Mary's, founded in 1802, is home to one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.


For More Information:

Paul Fitzgerald
Public Affairs Officer
Saint Mary's University, Public Affairs
(902) 420.5514



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