William Butcher (left) is congratulated by President Rogers.
EMPLOYEES’ YEARS OF DEDICATION TO BGSU HONORED
The University honored 350 employees and recent retirees at the annual Faculty and Staff Years of Service Ceremony on March 15, recognizing their service in five-year increments from five to 50 (among the retirees from 2017).
|Ronny Woodruff (left) is greeted by President Rogers.
Addressing the gathering, President Rodney Rogers said, “Belong. Stand out. Go far. We often associate those phrases with our students, but I think they apply to our faculty and staff as well. Belong — the individuals seated all around you today represent 5,301 years of service to this institution and all areas of the University community.
“Although that number is impressive, numbers alone can’t reveal the tremendous effort, professionalism, creativity, dedication and care that our faculty, classified and administrative staff show in their work every day. We belong to a special community of teachers and learners.”
Topping the longevity list of current employees were geology department Lab Manager William Butcher, and Distinguished Research Professor Ronny Woodruff.
“Still serving BGSU after more than 40 years,” Rogers said, “we have Bill Butcher, without whom the geology department simply could not have functioned all these years, as faculty and generations of students will tell you; and Dr. Ronny Woodruff in biology, a nationally known researcher and also a tremendous role model and supporter of students who has launched many on their careers.”