Tuesday, 22 November, 2016
A blessing and dedication is planned for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the Learning Resources Center, where photographs will honor the legacy of long-serving faculty and staff who have retired or passed away since 2005.
For years, Saint Louis University has had a display of photographs to recognize faculty and staff who have served at SLU for 25 or more years. Originally located in Busch Student Center, the display is currently housed on the second floor of DuBourg Hall.
Now, SLU has added a special display for the south campus (Medical Center) to honor the legacy of long-serving faculty and staff who have retired or have passed away since 2005.
The new legacy wall in the Learning Resources Center will be dedicated and blessed during a brief 20-minute ceremony at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22.
Mickey Luna, vice president for human resources, will speak about how these past employees dedicated themselves to SLU’s mission and acknowledge the importance of remembering SLU’s past, especially as the bi-centennial is approaching in 2018.
Peggy A. Fisher, associate director of clinical operations, will discuss how SLU’s walls of recognition honor current and past employees equally, regardless of rank or title, and is a tangible way of living out the Catholic, Jesuit values to which the institution is espoused.
Finally, Chris Collins, S.J., assistant to the president for mission and identity, will note SLU’s progress over the years, which was significantly impacted by the faculty and staff honored in the display and bless the wall with holy water.
More than 80 photographs of long-serving employees will be displayed with additional photos to be displayed in early 2017.