|On Target (November & December 1996)|
HONORED FOR SERVICEFive and ten year Jefferson Lab employees awarded
Service, recognition, and accomplishment was the theme of the day on
December 3, 1996, at Jefferson Lab. Fifty-seven employees were awarded for
their five and ten years of service to the Laboratory in a ceremony that
was followed by a reception.
Forty-five percent of Lab employees have worked at the Lab for more than five years. Of that 45 percent, nine percent have been at the Lab for more than 10 years. Director Hermann Grunder stated that the Service Awards are just one part of the Jefferson Lab culture - a culture that appreciates and recognizes individuals."At this ceremony, we recognize ideas and initiatives that have been brought to the table and have made this a lively place," said Grunder.
During his speech, Grunder traced the history of the organization and acknowledged that those employees being honored all had a significant part in the development of the facility."This longevity award is also an award for the activities you have accomplished," Grunder told the recipients.
"Ten years ago, we were beginning construction and very little was here. Now we have completed construction, have had our first beam, and are actually doing real nuclear physics," said Grunder. "I think each of you know what piece of that action you have accomplished."
Janet Prater, Staff Administrator in Physics and a five year award
recipient, enjoyed the chance to be recognized for helping bring the lab to
fruition. "It was nice to feel like the people we work for and the Director
of the Lab value our efforts," said Prater. "The ceremony acknowledged that
everybody's role is important even though everyone has such varied jobs.
Together, we have all built this Lab and made it what it is today."
Ten Year Award Recipients
Five Year Award Recipients