Long Service Awards Dinner 2011

Long Service Awards Dinner 2011

1100 years of service to the University were celebrated at this year’s Long Service Awards Dinner held at the Lakeside Conference Centre on 14 June.

A Long Service Award is given to any staff member who has been employed by the University for a period of 20 years. 55 members of staff received awards at this year’s Long Service Awards Dinner and were each  personally presented with an Aston corporate gift of their choice by the Vice-Chancellor to recognise their service and outstanding commitment to the University.

Professor Julia King gave a speech where she reflected on the world at large 20 years ago. World news included Tim Berners-Lee announcing the World Wide Web project in 1991 (who would have thought that only 20 years ago, we did not have the internet!), the collapse of the Soviet Union, and Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait. She also talked about Aston University 20 years ago and thanked staff for their hard work and commitment.

“What Aston has, more than most other institutions, is great people” the Vice-Chancellor said to those who attended the Long Service Dinner. “You have all been part of Aston for at least twenty years, so you don’t need me to tell you how special a place this is. It’s up to us to retain and develop that culture, and together we can make Aston even better.”

This year’s recipients are:          

Dr Beverly Adab, Deputy Dean and Head of Translation Studies and French (School of Languages & Social Sciences)

Denis Barrett, Shift Officer (Estates & Capital Development)

Susan Barritt (Campus Services)

Jean Bonas, Postgraduate Student Support Office Manager (Aston Business School)

Muriel Cameron, Personnel Coordinator (Human Resources Management)

Julia Candlin, PA to the Executive Dean (School of Engineering & Applied Science)

Miranda Cleal, Departmental Secretary and Admissions Officer (Interdisciplinary Studies)

Helena Clutterbuck (Conference Services)

Kelly Collette, Academic Support Team (School of Engineering & Applied Science)

Darnette Cowan, Assistant Safety Adviser (Safety Office)

Kim Dance, Financial Accountant (Finance & Business Services)

Janet Drury, Personal Assistant (Human Resources Management)

Dr Mark Dunne, Admissions Tutor and Lecturer (School of Life & Health Sciences)

Jim Finucane, Porter (Residential Services)

Dr Valerie Franklin, Research Fellow (School of Engineering & Applied Science)

Carmel Garner, Assistant Finance Administrator (School of Life & Health Sciences)

Jane Greenway, Finance Administrator (School of Life & Health Sciences)

Stephen Horton (Estates & Capital Development)

George Jones, Director of IBML (School of Languages & Social Sciences)

Carol Lydon, Administrator / PA (Aston Business School)

John McBrien, MBA Student Support Officer (Aston Business School)

Steve McKen, Shift Officer (Estates & Capital Development)

Kamaljit McKenzie, Technician (School of Life & Health Sciences)

Helen Mallinson, Admissions Officer (School of Engineering & Applied Science)

Coral Mason, Administrative Assistant (Registry)

Nadine Moss, Assistant Residences Officer (Residential Services)

Dr Trevor Oliver, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programmes (School of Engineering & Applied Science)

William Overend, Teaching Fellow (Aston Business School)

Robert Poole, Assistant Distributed Systems Engineer (ISA)

Barbara Power, IT & Clerical Support Coordinator (Human Resources Management)

Dennis Prendergast, Conference Services Assistant (Conference Aston)

Deborah Salkeld, Employer Liaison Manager (Careers & Employability Centre)

Lesley Smith, PA to the Chief Operating Officer (Staff and Student Services)

Paul Stanford, Gardener (Estates & Capital Development)

Paul Sweeney, Accounts Payable Controller (Finance & Business Services)

Carolyn Taylor, Security Administrator (Estates & Capital Development)

Jennifer Thompson, Group Administrator (Aston Business School)

Hazel Wilcock (Library & Information Services)

Alison Wilson (The Hub)

Linda Worrall, Copy Shop Manager (Aston Students’ Guild)

Michael Wright, School of Engineering & Applied Science)

Well done and thank you to you all!

Words by Louise Russell
22 July 2011

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