Earlier this month some of the most talented athletes in the NBA where chosen to showcase their talents in the 2009 All-Star Game in Phoenix. Just three days later, Savage Arena was host to a different group of all-stars — modest individuals who often go unrecognized for their contributions to the campus community — UT employees.
The men’s home basketball game Feb. 18 marked the launch of a special program titled “UT All-Stars” to recognize faculty and staff celebrating employment anniversaries ranging from five to 40 years.
These employees are being recognized for their service to the University with up to four free tickets to a men’s or women’s basketball game, access to a special section of seats for each home basketball game in Savage Arena, food vouchers and coupons, and acknowledgement at halftime.
“We chose to offer each of these individuals something most of us have a shortage of in our lives — an afternoon or evening out with family or friends,” said Esther Fabian, UT director of health-care marketing, who oversaw the anniversary program.
Employees celebrating an anniversary of 20 years or more will receive a UT fan jersey with their name and number of service years on it.
In addition, a Web page has been dedicated to honor employment anniversaries. Go to www.utoledo.edu/serviceawards to see a list of all being recognized, video interviews, and a special video from President Lloyd Jacobs.