Human Resources

Employee Recognition

Quarter Century Club

Employees celebrating 25 years of service to Union College are inducted annually into the Quarter Century Club. In appreciation of their dedication, new members are recognized at a ceremonial induction dinner.

The Quarter Century Club has 290 members, 116 current employees and 174 retirees. This past year, Union inducted 16 new members. Together, the Quarter Century Club members have provided the College with 9,510 years of service.

2020 Quarter Century Club Inductees

Mary Ellen Burt
Kent Brust
Dennis Chotkowski
David Cotter
Marlaine Deschamps
James Evans
Kristin Fox
Glenn Gailliard
Marybeth Kabalian
Alan Kratzke Jr
Joyce Madancy
Jonathan Marr
Diana Mirabile
Rosmarin (Sue) Murtlow
Kathleen Ragule
Thomas White

Employee Recognition Luncheon

During this event, we honor the service accomplishments of employees who have recently retired, will be retiring soon, who have hit a five year service benchmark and of course special recognition to our longest continuing service employees (all with 40 or more years of service). Honorees are normally recognized at a luncheon and given an appreciation gift.

This year, honorees were provided with an online gift selection and many gifts were delivered to their homes. In addition, a campus announcement and presentation were shared through the Chronicle on April 23, 2021.

Chart of 2019-2020 honorees

U are A Treasure Program

The program rewards exemplary Staff and Administrative performance through a Certificate of Achievement and a prize selection from the Union College Bookstore. Reward recipients will be selected by Human Resources from faculty, administrator or staff nominations. Nominations should be submitted in writing to Human Resources. Human Resources will then make a determination of merit possibly based on input from the employee’s supervisor, department head or responsibility center head.

Noteworthy activities to be considered for nomination may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Suggestions to improve department or college operations;
  2. Suggestions and/or implementation of time or cost saving changes;
  3. Dedication, resourcefulness, creativity and/or initiative on a project or activity;
  4. Significant effort above what a position requires. (To reinforce the need for continual creativity, initiative and positive change both successes and non-successes should be recognized). Final selection criteria is at the discretion of the Responsibility Center Head.

Certificates and reward selections are available college-wide with the reward from the Bookstore not exceed the amount of $50 dollars. Prizes and Certificates of Achievement will be arranged by Human Resources.