Ten longtime Hartnell College administrators, instructors and staff members will retire this summer. Together they have given 172 years of service to the 82-year-old campus.
The group was honored at a recent ceremony on campus and presented with plaques to commemorate their years at Hartnell. College President Edward Valeau called the retirees "a hard-working, dedicated group of individuals who have exemplified Hartnell's mission of providing students with a quality education and the opportunity to pursue and achieve their goals."
The retirees, their most recent jobs, and the number of years they have been at Hartnell, are:
Marv Grim, dean of physical education, health education, recreation, and director of athletics, 26 years;
Bobby Biggs, custodian, 22 years;
Glenna Teti, coordinator, evening program, 18 years;
Mary Colombo, custodian, 15 years;
Elaine Vincent, secretary, Learning Skills Center, 14 years;
Jim Mendleski, equipment operator, grounds and maintenance department, 13 years;
La Verne Cooper-Hopkins, senior library technician, 12 years;
Cheri Gray, director, matriculation and enrollment services; 12 years;
Charles Walker, automotive technology instructor, 9 years.