Twelve JCJC Employees Celebrate Retirement

Written By: Teresa Martin
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Date Submitted: 2013-05-07 09:38:52

ELLISVILLE – Twelve Jones County Junior College employees were recently honored for their service to JCJC at the annual Retirement Tea. These faculty and staff members have almost 253 years of combined experience at Jones.   
Nelda Creel is retiring as the Industrial Services secretary but has worked for several departments for 32 years at JCJC. Science instructor Carol Bergin has worked at Jones for 21 and-a-half years. RN instructor Jean Easterling joined the faculty at Jones 18 years ago to begin teaching nursing students at JCJC. Dean Hamm leaves Jones after nearly 13 years in transportation and special projects. Lisa Headrick will end her science teaching career with 24 years at JCJC. Counselor Sandy Hendrix is retiring after six years. With 28 years, Debbie Hinton retired after serving as an IT instructor and Tech Prep coordinator. James Jones logged 19 years in the machine shop teaching students. Civil engineering instructor Philip Ray is retiring with 13 years. For 33 years, Gary Sanford painted everything on campus. Drafting and design instructor, Ray Smith is leaving Jones with 28 years and electronics technology instructor, Jerry Turner retires with 17 and-a-half years.
Picture Cutline:  JCJC President Dr. Jesse Smith and his wife Jennifer (right) congratulate the twelve retiring employees who have served in various roles at Jones at the annual Retirement Tea. Pictured left to right are Jerry Turner, Nelda Creel, Philip Ray, Lisa Headrick, James Jones, Carol Berin, Gary Sanford, Sandy Hendrix, Debbie Hinton, Ray Smith and Dean Hamm. Not pictured is Jean Easterling.
Picture Cutline:  Twelve JCJC faculty and staff celebrated their careers at JCJC at the annual Retirement Tea. Pictured in the front row, left to right is: Sandy Hendrix, Carol Bergin, Lisa Headrick, Debbie Hinton and Nelda Creel. Standing left to right is: Ray Smith, James Jones, Jerry Turner, Gary Sanford, Dean Hamm and Philip Ray. Not pictured is Jean Easterling.


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