There’s a natural rhythm to the school year as everyone at CU Denver works to make sure our students have the resources they need to achieve their educational dream. From Convocation to Commencement, there’s a legion of people working toward that common goal. And, on March 13, the university took time to celebrate the people who have dedicated five, 10, 15, 20, and more years to that cause in the Years of Service event.
In a room festooned with gold and black balloons, dozens of CU Denver’s community gathered to recognize the work of individuals who’ve reached an employment milestone. Classified staff, university staff, and research associates who have been with the university for five years (and in a five-year increments after that point) were celebrated with speeches by Executive Vice Chancellor of Administration and Strategy Jennifer Sobanet and Staff Council Chair Ingrid Summers, who is a program manager in the School of Education & Human Development’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education.
This year’s event was especially meaningful because the university is celebrating its 50th anniversary and because it recognized people who reached these career milestones in 2020, 2021, and 2022 (the program was paused during the pandemic).
Scroll down for more pictures and a list of staffers who were celebrated that day. Plus, get to know two people who have called CU Denver home for many years.
Five-Year Anniversary in 2020, 2021, or 2022
Daisy Salazar Salazar
Hong Ai Bai
Jessica Gomez Garcia
Kelly Santa Maria
10-Year Anniversary in 2020, 2021, or 2022
15-Year Anniversary in 2020, 2021, or 2022
20-Year Anniversary in 2020, 2021, or 2022
|Jennifer St Peter
25-Year Anniversary in 2020, 2021, or 2022
|Quynh Nhu Hoang
30-Year Anniversary in 2020, 2021, or 2022
35-Year Anniversary in 2020, 2021, or 2022
40-Year Anniversary in 2020, 2021, or 2022