Tree-planting ceremony honours long-time employees

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A horse chestnut tree was planted behind Gordon Hall in recognition of Queen’s employees celebrating 30 and 35 years of service. A drizzling rain kept the crowd under a tent for most of the ceremony as VP Human Resources Rod Morrison and 30-year employee Kathy Beers thanked the crowd.


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“It has been an amazing 30 years,” said Ms Beers, an International Educators Training Program assistant at the International Centre. “Queen’s is my home away from home and I treasure the fact that we have a tree planted in our honour.”

One hundred and twenty-five people were honoured recently for 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of dedicated services to Queen’s at the Celebration of Service dinner.