JCJC employees honored for service

Written By: Teresa McCreery
Email Address: teresa.mccreery@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2014-12-11 13:24:55

ELLISVILLE – Forty-two Jones County Junior College faculty and staff members were recently honored for their years of service to the college. Administrators and the JCJC Foundation treated everyone to a BBQ lunch and recognized employees at five year increments, beginning with those who have served at least five years. One employee, Bonnie Warren was recognized for her 36 years as a student services administrative assistant and as the current director of advisement at JCJC. 

Former public relations director and current yearbook advisor and humanities instructor, Rebecca Patrick was recognized for her 31 years of employment at JCJC. She commented, “Not many people stay with one company for thirty years or more anymore. I always felt like working here at Jones was the best place anyone could work and I have been proud to be a part of a wonderful working family,” said Patrick, who began working at Jones as the president’s secretary for Terrell Tisdale in December of 1983.

Bookstore shipping and receiving clerk B.J. Meche worked in the JCJC Bookstore for 30 years doing various office work including accounting, data entry and invoicing. Two employees have put in 25 years: fine arts instructor and assistant director of bands, Meri Newell and sociology division chair and instructor, Dr. Ronnie Bishop. Nine employees have spent 20 years, thirteen have worked 15 years, nine have been working for ten years at JCJC and six employees have completed five years of employment at Jones. All were given a special gift with a personalized plaque commemorating the accomplishment.

“This is a very special day for every one of the more than 450 employees at Jones, regardless of their length of employment on our campus,” said JCJC President, Dr. Jesse Smith.  “We were all able to share in the recognition of our co-workers and fellowship with everyone on campus.”
Picture Cutline 35 years Bonnie Warren: JCJC student services administrative assistant and 
the current director of advisement, Bonnie Warren was recently honored for her 36 years of service at Jones.  Of the more than 450 employees, only a couple of employees have worked longer than Warren. College administrators thanked 42 employees at a luncheon for reaching various milestones in their careers at Jones. Warren is pictured with JCJC human resources director, Luke Hammonds.
Picture Cutline 30 years bj meche and Rebecca patrick: Rebecca Patrick, (right) JCJC’s former public relations director and current yearbook advisor and humanities instructor began working at JCJC 31 years ago in December. She is pictured with bookstore shipping and receiving clerk, B.J. Meche (left) who has logged in 30 years working at the two-year college. Both ladies were recognized for their service to the college.  
Picture Cutline 25 years: Fine arts instructor and assistant director of bands, Meri Newell (left) and social sciences division chair and instructor, Dr. Ronnie Bishop (right) were honored for their 25 years of service to the college recently at an Employee Recognition luncheon. 
Picture Cutline 20 years: Nine JCJC employees were recently honored for working 20 years at Jones at the Employee Recognition luncheon. Pictured left to right are: Jennifer Smith, student recruiting; Melinda English, housekeeping; Melanie Eubanks, art instructor; Bob Stevens, math instructor; Joan McCoy, science instructor; Jeff Keeton, forestry instructor; Kay Moore, housekeeping and Arlena Sullivan, business instructor. Not pictured: JCJC President Dr. Jesse Smith, who was emceeing the event.
Picture Cutline 15 year individuals: Thirteen JCJC employees were recently honored for
working 15years at Jones.  Pictured left to right are: Greg Butler, Dean of Advanced Technology Center, Donna Bass, science division secretary; Mark Easley, college readiness division chair and tennis coach; Patricia Pitts, practical nursing secretary; Paul Johnson, workforce development; Sandi Flynt, student recruiting; Calro Juliano, Spanish instructor; Deborah Cooley, practical nursing instructor; Johnny Worrell, housekeeping and Dusty Holifield, business instructor.  Not pictured: Regina Kitchens, workforce development; Sam Jones, Dean of Students and Malcolm Rowzee, special projects.

Picture Cutline 10 year group: Nine JCJC employees were recently honored for working 10 years at Jones. Pictured left to right are: Julie Atwood, director of library and media services; LeAnne Nixon, business office; Jessica Martin, financial aid; Clint James, director of Greene County Learning Center and Susan Smith, fine arts division chair. Not pictured are: Robert Brown, basic skills; Barbara Campbell, A.D. nursing instructor; Melissa Young, childcare and Joseph Van Tuggle, men’s housing and facilities director.
Picture Cutline 5 year group: Six JCJC employees were recently honored for working five years in various roles at Jones. Pictured left to right are: Willie Page, housekeeping; Eric Shows, science division chair; Mickey Ciullo, bookstore and Chris Kirtland, baseball assistant coach. Not pictured: Claudia Gaddy, financial aid.
Picture cutline Ravel Anderson: JCJC housekeeping employee, Ravel Anderson was recognized for his five years of service at JCJC during the annual Employee Recognition Luncheon. Anderson (right), is pictured with JCJC Human Resources Director, Luke Hammonds.


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