Seward County Community College/Area Technical School invites the public to a retirement reception from 3-5 p.m. Monday, May 19 in SW 229 C&D.
Nine employees with a total of 202 service years between them will retire as the 2013-14 year concludes. Retiring from SCCC/ATS are:
Sandy Brisendine, 1990-2014; a nursing instructor, Brisendine will continue work at the Allied Health Center on a part-time basis. She also plans to spend time with her parents, who live in Hooker, Okla.
Virginia Bruce, 1994-2014; as receptionist, Bruce served as “the first point of contact” for visitors to SCCC/ATS. After retirement, she plans to sleep past 6 a.m., and see what each day brings.
Andrea “Andy” Yoxall, 1980-2014; originally the journalism and graphic design instructor, Yoxall took over public relations and marketing and worked closely with the office of development. Her activities after retirement will include golf, travel and time with her grandchildren.
Pam Perkins, 1990-2014; administrative assistant to the president and board of trustees, Perkins has relished her ever-changing job, which touches everything on campus. Retirement means she will enjoy travel, especially to visit grandchildren.
Roy Hamey, 1976-2014; a welding technology instructor, Hamey trained students at the former vo-tech and continued through the merger, collecting stories and friends along the way. He looks forward to gardening, travel, and time to relax.
Les Jantzen, 1994-2014; a member of the maintenance team, Jantzen has relished being around students while he keeps things up and running. As a retiree, he’ll spend time on personal projects, hot-rod work and grandchildren.
Doug Wehmeier, 2005-2014; as a member of the maintenance team, Wehmeier kept busy fixing plumbing, electricity and anything else that needed attention. Moving forward, he plans to enjoy the outdoors, fishing and camping.
Billy Campbell, 2005-2014; a maintenance worker, Campbell focused on grounds work, from snow-removal to sprinkler repair. As a retiree, he will put his mechanical skills to use rebuilding and restoring vehicles for car shows.
Al Pittendrigh, 1990-2014; the gymnasium maintenance pro at SCCC/ATS, Pittendrigh has seen his share of athletic events, filling in with security when needed. He looks forward to more time with his wife after retirement.
The college recognizes the excellence in service provided by the retiring faculty and staff. The public is welcome to attend the May 19 reception.