Long service awards for University staff

he achievements of six members of staff who have worked at the University for 25 years were celebrated at an event at Wolverhampton Science Park.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline Gipps, and Chairman of the Board of Governors, John Sharples, presented gifts to the staff and their partners.

The staff members who received the awards were:

  • Project Developer IT Services John Fraser
  • Deputy Credit Controller Mike Hackett
  • Catering Services Assistant Catherine Sellman
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor Garry Sproston
  • Associate Dean School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications Mike Townsend

Another member of staff, Cleaning Supervisor Valerie Baker, was unable to attend the ceremony but will also be presented with her gifts.

Professor Gipps said: “Staff are the most important part of any organisation and this is an opportunity to thank them and celebrate what they have done. This ceremony recognises a broad range of staff and that is really important in a learning community.”

Mr Sharples thanked the staff for their efforts on behalf of the University’s Board of Governors.

As well as individual gifts, the staff members and their guests received flowers or a University paper knife at the awards on Thursday, 5 November 2009.

The Long Service Awards were organised by Wendy Worrall on behalf of the Personnel Department. Director of Personnel Roger Williams welcomed everyone to the event and also read a biography of each of the long serving members of staff at the ceremony.

Further information

Pictured: Left to right – Vice Chancellor Professor Caroline Gipps, Mike Hackett, Garry Sproston, Mike Townsend, John Fraser, Catherine Sellman and Chairman of the Board of Governors, John Sharples.

For more information please contact Vickie Woodward in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322736

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