Campbell, Gassman, Moschini, and Thornburg honored by 25 Year Club

Systems Analyst Todd Campbell, Research Scientist Phil Gassman, Professor GianCarlo Moschini, and Grants Finance Specialist Deb Thornburg were all honored by Iowa State's 25 Year Club at the annual banquet on February 27. Campbell, Gassman, Moschini, and Thornburg were all honored for providing 35 years of service.

An important tradition

Eligible members of the 25 Year Club must complete at least 25 years of consecutive service by Dec. 31 of the given year to qualify, meaning that those honored in 2023 achieved the milestone in 2022.

Tin-Shi Tam, professor of music and current president of the 25 Year Club, says her favorite parts of the annual banquet are sharing memories, meeting colleagues from around campus and hearing President Wendy Wintersteen's remarks on events at the university decades ago.

Informally founded in 1915, the 25 Year Club was formally recognized in 1934 under the direction of Harold Pride, former secretary of the Iowa State College Alumni Association.

"Staff members who have served the college as long as you have, come to personify the college to her alumni," Pride said to the charter members. "Buildings and land do not make a college, it is the men and women of the staff who make any college."

Tam echoed Pride's sentiment. "It is important to recognize and honor faculty and staff with continuous, dedicated service to the university -- a tradition we carry on and celebrate."

(Released March 2023)