The LWC community honored four colleagues Tuesday afternoon at a retirement reception. From left: Controller Curtis Slinker, Director of Institutional of Research Steve Sargent, Associate Professor of English Carolyn Keefe and Dining Services Cashier Gladys Baker.COLUMBIA, Ky. -- The Lindsey Wilson College community honored Tuesday afternoon four colleagues who are retiring when the 2008-09 fiscal year ends on June 30.
Combined, the four have given more than 60 years of service to the college and have worked with thousands of LWC students. In appreciation for their service to students, a reception was held for the four faculty and staff members in the Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center. Each retiree was presented with a commemorative Lindsey Wilson rocking chair.
The four honorees were:
■ Gladys Baker, who served for more than 13 years in LWC dining services. She was well-known by the college’s residential students because as the Cranmer Dining & Conference Center’s cashier, she was the first person to greet guests when they entered the building for breakfast and lunch.
■ Carolyn Keefe, who served 12 school years as associate professor of English.
■ Steve Sargent, who was associate professor of psychology since the 1999-2000 school year and the college’s director of institutional of research since 2003.
■ Curtis Slinker, who served for more than 24 years. From 1981-86, Slinker was an instructor in the college’s business division, secretary to the financial aid director and then financial aid director. From 1990 until his retirement, Slinker was assistant controller, then he was promoted to the college’s controller.