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Ten Hartnell College Staff Members to Retire

June 15, 2002

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:
Dan Ipson, dean of social sciences, fine arts, language arts, 31 years;

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.