Celebrating 430 Years of Employee Service

Chaminade employees merrily celebrated the holiday season.

Chaminade employees merrily celebrated the holiday season.

The house was packed with well-wishers of employees who were being honored for their years of service.  Poinsettias, Santa jars filled with candy, white tablecloths and folded red napkins, Christmas decorations, a brightly lit tree, lots of food and sweets, and of course, the eggnog added to the festive spirit. 

Annually the Personnel team highlights employees who have been with Chaminade starting with 5 years and then in additional 5-year increments. This past December 9, they honored 39 of Chaminade's finest. In total, these faithful employees have served the university for more than 430 years.

The top contender was Chitha R. Unni (Philosophy and Religion) with  50 years (yes, the big 5-0). He was followed by Steven Downey (Audio Visual) and Yukio Ozaki (Fine Arts) each with 30 years of service. The 20-year benchmark was achieved by Hector Mamaclay (Facilities) and Evelyn M. Sanqui (Purchasing/ Bookstore).  Oh, the stories they could tell! 

With lei and hugs, kind words and good cheer, Chaminade University offered the 39 its gratitude for the blessings they have brought to this campus.  

In lei, Elizabeth Stone, 5, with Ginger Miller who retired Dec. 22

Tom Galli, 15, in the middle

Edna Magpantay-Monroe, 5, and Jeanette Peterson, 5, with Bro. Bernie Ploeger, 15


Merry ho, ho, ho with Humanities and Education



The facilities crew, backbone of events, give the holiday shaka.


Bro. Bernie Ploeger, S.M. celebrated 15 years of service and has actually been involved for 23 years.


Professor Chitha Unni, 50, and Steve Downey, 30, are men of endurance.


Yukio Ozaki, 30, and still smiling

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