Human Resources hosted the 45th annual Service Recognition and Retirement Dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn in August. Employees who have completed service in five-year increments were honored, as well as employees who retired during the last fiscal year.

“This evening, we recognize 181 men and women—current, as well as retired Rensselaer employees—whose skills, vision, and energy we long have relied upon,” said President Shirley Ann Jackson in her remarks.

“Because of your commitment and care, today Rensselaer is transformed, and demand for a Rensselaer education has never been higher. We had almost 20,000 applicants for our freshman class entering this fall—three and a half times the number of applicants just a dozen years ago—allowing us to admit those students with a desire to change the world and with the strongest of academic qualifications, including the greatest number of women and underrepresented minorities in our history.

“I thank you for your leadership and support in making Rensselaer one of the most exciting places on Earth to live, to learn, and to work,” she continued.

“This annual Employee Service Recognition and Retirement dinner provides leaders an opportunity to formally thank staff for their service, commitment, and contributions to Rensselaer,” said Curtis Powell, vice president for human resources, at the ceremony. “Rensselaer, in its 193 years, continues to be recognized as a world-class technological research university that has consistently ranked among the top 50 U.S. universities based on U.S. News & World Report. Our staff are dedicated and continue to make significant contributions. As such, we are here this evening—as leaders, colleagues, friends, and family—to recognize our staff for their service.”

Click here for a link to this year’s honorees. Be sure to congratulate them when you see them!