Inside Salk - October 2009 - page 15

The ceremony, which will be an annual
event moving forward, concluded near the
Institute’s Theodore Gildred Court, where
Executive Vice President
Marsha Chandler
unveiled a series of red bricks that had been
engraved with the names of those who had
achieved 25 years or more of service.
“This is a new tradition to honor those
of you who have served themajority of your
careers at Salk,” Chandler said. “The names
engraved on these bricks represent a truly
special group. They aremembers of the Salk
family who have shown steadfast dedication
to your work and to the Salk Institute, and
for that we thank you.”
The Institute hosted its first ever
Salk Service Awards Ceremony in honor of more
than 140 staff members who had achieved
between 10 and 45 years of employment. The
Sept. 9 luncheon took place at the Institute
where President
Bill Brody
, Academic Council
Chair
Greg Lemke
andMaster of Ceremonies
Walter Eckhart
thanked those in attendance
for their hardwork over the years.
“Our strength is the dedicated service of all
of you,” Brody said. “You are the reasonwhy
Salk is so successful.”
Lemke spoke about non-academic depart-
ments at the Institute and gave examples of
how each contributed to research before say-
ing: “It takesmore than the cadre of scientists
to reach the level of our success. It takes the
work of a broader group of people who are
represented here today.”
After the luncheon each of those being
honoredwere called by name and invited to
the stage where they were photographedwith
Brody and Lemke. TheHypotheticals, a
singing group composed of Salk employees
and scientists, provided comical entertainment
with spoofs of television show tunes from the
decade inwhich each group of honorees
began their employment at Salk.
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Event to Become Annual Tradition at the Institute
Salk Service AwardsCeremony HonorsMore Than
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