James Rowland (left), a member of the custodial staff in Facilities Management, and Thomas Tookes (below) in Food Services were honored at the Service Awards Luncheon on April 10 for their 40 years of service to the University.
Rowland, a floor technician in Rollins Center, said that he has witnessed a great deal of change in four decades. "I've seen a lot of people come and go," he said, "and a lot of buildings go up."
Tookes, who provides maintenance support for Dobbs Center, Cox Hall, Turman Deli and Gate House, reflected on his 40 years at Emory. "It's a long time. I started out here when I was 17 years old in 1955."
In addition to Rowland and Tookes, seven employees were honored for 35 years of service, 17 for 30 years of service, and 37 for 25 years of service. Employees with five to 20 years of service in five-year increments also were honored.