Six longtime Hartnell College faculty and staff members are retiring this year. Together they have given nearly 140 years of service to the 83-year-old campus.
The group will be honored at a ceremony on campus Wednesday, May 21, and will be presented with certificates to commemorate their years at Hartnell. College President Edward Valeau call the retirees "a hard-working, dedicated group of individuals who exemplify Hartnell's mission of providing students with a quality education and the opportuniy to pursue and achieve their goals."
The retirees are:
Richard Ajeska of Salinas who has taught biology courses for 32 years;
James Metcalf of Marina who has been a technology associate in the college's occupational education program for 24 years;
Colly Tettelbach of Salinas who has worked at Hartnell for 21 years. Formerly the college's director of nursing, Tettelbach-a Hartnell nursing graduate-most recently served as director of the Central Regional Health Occupations Resource Center, located at Hartnell.
Jane DiGirolamo of Salinas who has been a counselor for 15 years;
Nakissa Modir of Carmel who has been at Hartnell for 10 years. A former English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor, she most recently served as director of the college's Academic Learning Center.