Service Awards Dinner honors UNMC employees

July 03, 2019

Image with caption: Daniel McQuade, left, with Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D.

Daniel McQuade, left, with Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D.

A 50-year employee was among the people recognized at this year's Service Awards Dinner, held in June.

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Among the 45-year honorees were Richard Contreras, left, and Phyllis Kumm, right, shown with Chancellor Gold.

The longtime employee was Daniel McQuade, of the information technology team, who started at UNMC in 1969.

UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., spoke to the honorees, congratulating them on their service anniversaries and thanking them for their efforts to advance UNMC's mission.

The annual event recognizes retirees, service award recipients and Gold U honorees of the past year.

For a complete list of service award recipients and retirees, click here.

Gold U honorees included:

  • Jane DeVasure
  • Courtney Frost
  • John Keenan
  • Rita Laire
  • Theresa Larson
  • Edward Rau
  • Heidi Reelfs


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Paula Turpen
July 03, 2019 at 7:56 PM

Congratulations, Dan! Thanks for the many smiles over the years; your sense of humor is a treasure!

James Newland
July 03, 2019 at 10:18 AM

Congratulations, Dan! It is a pleasure to have known you all these years. Best wishes.

Linda Spellman
July 03, 2019 at 9:45 AM

Daniel - Congrats on a wonderful 50 years. When we both worked at Biomedical Communications, I have to say it was fun and wonderful. I am honored to call you my friend. Again, thanks for everything you have done for the Medical Center.

Tom O'Connor
July 03, 2019 at 8:59 AM

A special salute to Dan on No. 50! Congrats and thanks for always spreading fun wherever you go.

Jane Potter
July 03, 2019 at 8:16 AM

Congrats to all! And a big shout out to Dan McQuade. You live the spirit of UNMC in everything that you do for all of us everyday!

Sue Pope
July 03, 2019 at 7:47 AM

Congratulations Dan!!!