Awards recognise and reward long-serving staff 

CDU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barney Glover presents Del Ainslie-Cowles with her certificate and award for 35 years of continuous service

Long-serving members of staff at Charles Darwin University have been recognised at a special ceremony.

The achievements of 35 members of staff who have served at the university and its predecessor institutions for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 plus years were celebrated at a recent event on Casuarina campus.

Heading the class was recently retired Callista business specialist Del Ainslie-Cowles, who was honoured for her 36 years of continuous meritorious service beginning with the Darwin Community College in 1975.

The ceremony also recognised a mother and daughter, who had a combined 35 years of continuous service. Aquaculture technician Kathy Kellan was acknowledged for her 25 years service, while her daughter and admissions coordinator, Natasha McCrae was acknowledged for her 10 years service.

CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover said the university was committed to ensuring that the contributions of staff members to higher education in the Northern Territory over a long period of time were recognised and recorded.

Earlier this year Professor Glover recognised two long-serving Katherine campus staff members as part of his annual road trip to CDU campuses and delivery centres.