Retirement Social Recap

This past Wednesday, June 6, we celebrated 19 faculty and staff retirements at the annual Retirement Social! With over 60 faculty and staff members in attendance, we said ‘thank you’ and ‘happy trails’ to this year’s retirees. See below for some photos!

Thank you to Conference Services and all of our volunteers who helped create a warm, inviting space for our Green River family!


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2015 Retirement Social

Last Wednesday, June 3rd, Green River honored its most recent retirees. Current and past staff and faculty came together to celebrate their combined total of 361 years of service at our college.Retirees Group Photo

The audience applauded the retirees as they received their service plaques and pins, and listened as they spoke proudly about their time at Green River. Naturally, their stories differed from department to department, but every retiree, whether a former instructor or staff member, expressed immense gratitude for the relationships they had developed at the college. With comments ranging from, “Coming to Green River was the best decision I made,” to “This College is like no other,” it was easy to be reminded of the special nature of our school and to be infected with their pride.

Service Plaque

Many thanks to Josh Gerstman from the Green River Foundation, Patty Sherman and Benita Walters from Conference Services, Julie Spears from Marketing and Communications, Jean Sheadel from College Relations, Steve Sosa, Kirk Walker, Claire Gorenstein and Jessica Tichy from Human Resources, Suzanne McCudden from the President’s Office, and Natalie Edwards from Campus Safety.