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“The University of Tennessee is fortunate in the remarkable commitment to service shown by our employees,” Acting UT President Jan Simek said. “At a special luncheon last week to honor their work, Chancellor Cheek and I recognized 99 employees with 25 or more years of service to the University of Tennessee.

“Jobs worked by these employees range from Facilities Services foreman and messenger, to professor, to nuclear lab supervisor. Some of those recognized have worked at UT for 40 years.

“The loyalty these men and women have shown to UT is commendable, and it is essential to the University’s strength and mission. To view a sampling of their stories, please visit

“Chancellor Cheek and I consider it a privilege to recognize these employees, just as we consider it a privilege to serve UT alongside you. We appreciate your hard work and dedication to this great institution.”