About 200 University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus employees who have reached milestone years of service recently were recognized during an annual luncheon ceremony. Two employees – Diane Lenfest, College of Nursing, and Betty Phelps, Office of Student Affairs – each were recognized for 35 years of service.
"You've dedicated a major portion of your lives to serving this university," Kevin Jacobs, assistant vice chancellor for human resources, told the honorees. "Because of you, the university is able to advance its mission to be a diverse, teaching and learning community that creates, discovers and applies knowledge to improve the health and well-being of Colorado and the world."
The 2011 Staff Council Employees of the Month also were recognized. They include David Tilton (March), Linda Theus-Lee (April), Jesse Walklett (May), Ruby Nugent (June), Joseph Kimitch (July), Newman Forrester (August), Sara Honda (November) and Lindsay Austin (December).
Lenfest, one of two employees recognized for a remarkable 35 years of service, said she started at University Hospital on Ninth Avenue and two weeks later moved to the Department of Biophysics and Genetics in the School of Medicine, also on the old Ninth Avenue campus.
"There are many people with whom I've had the pleasure to work over the many years, at Ninth Avenue and now at Anschutz," Lenfest said. "These are people who work hard, but also like to laugh -- they know who they are!"
Following is a link to the complete honoree list: http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/newsroom/newsreleases/Documents/PDF/ServiceAnniversaries2012.pdf