By Paul Ingvaldsen
Colleagues, students and friends have an opportunity to salute the retiring teachers at a retirement ceremony Thursday, June 5, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in T1200.
The following employees are retiring ending this academic year Spring 2014: Kim Barclay, a librarian, Bruce Chaffee, a math professor, John Hugunin, a computer office studies professor, Phyllis Arias, a learning and study skills professor, Maurice Love, a music professor, and Nancy Allen, a commercial music professor.
The impending retirements of Barclay and Chaffee were recognized by President Eloy Oakley in opening comments at the Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, May 27.
Oakley congratulated everyone at LBCC who has chosen the path of retirement and said, “There are two individuals we want to make mention of and honor their service.”
Chaffee, who was unable to attend, taught at LBCC for 31 years. His name was met with cheers and chanting of his name.
Barclay, who was presented with a certificate, said, “It seems just like yesterday I was standing in front of the Board as a new faculty member.”
In an earlier email, she said, “Imagine going to work every day and to receive thanks and praise from your clients for doing your job. Sounds too good to be true. This is exactly what happens to me every time I serve at the reference desk of the LAC Library.
“I feel blessed for having the opportunity to work at the reference desk of an academic library and to serve a rich and diverse tapestry of clientele that sometimes make me cry and laugh at the same time. ”
Meanwhile, Language Arts Dean Jose Ramon Nunez will leave LBCC June 30 to become vice president of instruction at Fullerton College.
Nunez said, “I am a teacher who happens to do administrative duties.”