Celebrating staff milestones

Annual dinner salutes those marking longtime service anniversaries with the university

The 46th annual Staff Milestone Recognition Dinner was held June 18 in the O'Connor Recreation Center on the Homewood campus. This event honored university employees who reached service milestones of 20 years or more in five-year increments during the 2019 fiscal year. More than 300 employees and their guests attended the event, which began with a cocktail hour where attendees sampled hors d'oeuvres and mingled with fellow honorees and university leadership.

Heidi Conway, vice president for human resources, thanked the honorees for their dedication to Johns Hopkins, and President Ron Daniels, celebrating 10 years of service himself this year, remarked on the professional contributions of the honorees, as well as on acts of kindness and humanity some honorees have exhibited that go beyond the workplace.

As a crab cake dinner from Rouge Fine Catering was served, each honoree was acknowledged and invited to shake hands with President Daniels. Among the raffle prizes given away throughout the night were Ravens tickets, classes at the Baltimore Chef Shop, a gift card to the Sagamore Pendry Hotel, and a subscription to the Hippodrome Broadway Series. Alisa Moore, senior administrative coordinator in Oncology at the School of Medicine, was the lucky winner of the president's gift of $5,000 toward a cruise.

All employees with 40 or more years of service are invited to this event, even if they are not on a five-year milestone increment. The honoree in attendance this year with the most years of service was Kenneth Grey, an animal facilities specialist with the School of Medicine, who was marking his 46th year at Johns Hopkins.

If you have questions about your milestone eligibility, write to worklife@jhu.edu.

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