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Six Hartnell College Staff Members Retiring

May 21st, 2003

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:
Michael Lomax of Salinas who has taught English and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for 35 years;

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.