Syracuse University honored employees who celebrated milestone anniversaries in 2016 at the annual “Salute to Service” celebration on Tuesday, May 16, during a luncheon in the Schine Student Center’s Goldstein Auditorium.

Faculty and staff honored—147 overall—marked anniversaries of 25 years (1991), 30 years (1986), 35 years (1981), 40 years (1976), 45 years (1971) and 50 years (1966). Collectively, those honored have compiled more than 4,655 years of service to the University.

Chancellor Kent Syverud told those gathered that they represent every aspect of a great university—teaching and research; expanding, maintaining and improving buildings and infrastructure; facilitating essential operating processes; and “keeping us all warm, fed, healthy, informed and safe.”

“You all are part of the student experience because you touch their lives. You are likely part of a memory in the mind of countless graduates and alumni. You support your colleagues in sustaining the Orange culture. For all of this, I am grateful,” Chancellor Syverud said. “The decades of service represented here are not commonly found in the workplace today. Syracuse University is extremely fortunate to have the benefit of such accumulated wisdom and expertise.”

For a list of the faculty and staff honored at the celebration, visit SU News.