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PJC honors retiring employees

Published or Revised June 07, 2017

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Retiring from PJC are (from left) Glenna Preston, Roger Powell, Rickey McFadden, Mike Barnett, Rhonda Armstrong, Susan Moore, Gloria Richter, and Pamela Hunt. Not pictured is Rudy Rodriguez.

Paris Junior College held a reception during the last week of the spring semester to honor several retiring staff and faculty members. PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin presented plaques to all in attendance, many of whom were joined by family and friends, and offered all the opportunity to speak.

“We look at those retiring this year, and at what each and every one of you have meant to Paris Junior College,” said Dr. Anglin, “and we think about the impact that you have had on this College and on students’ lives. As you retire we hope that will stay with you - the lives that you’ve changed.”

Continuing Education Secretary Gloria Richter is retiring after nine years with PJC, Art Instructor Susan Moore with 15 years, and Communications Division Coordinator & English Instructor Rhonda Armstrong after 19 years.

“I do want to thank everyone for the opportunity to teach up here,” said Mechatronics Instructor Ricky McFadden. “I’ve enjoyed my 19 years. I look at the students out there who are succeeding and that’s what made things worthwhile.”

Rudy Rodriguez retired from the Maintenance Department after 20 years. He was unable to attend.

“It was a pleasure working with all of you, and I’m going to miss everybody,” said Electrician Roger Powell, with 25 years. “Thank you for everything.”

“I’ve spent the last 26 of my 31 years chasing after Kenneth Webb,” said Housing Coordinator Glenna Preston, to much laughter, “so I pass that torch to Derald [Bulls].”

“I want to say it’s been a blessing and a pleasure to work with such dedicated, professional people, and thank you,” said Biology & Geology Instructor Mike Barnett, retiring after 34 years.

Learning Skills Instructor Pam Hunt is retiring after working at PJC for 38 years. Hunt was also a student at PJC: “the first time I was here was in 1970, when my daddy gave me $100 to go to Room 205 and buy books - and I got change back,” she said.

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