City College hosted a May 1 retirement reception to honor longtime employees retiring after years of dedication to higher education. According to City College records, the 2012-2013 retiring honorees are:
Kathleen Allen, Patricia Cousins, Richard Deus, Dora Franco, Nancy Garr, Lyle Houston, Celina Ing, Doreen Irwin, Janet Lee, Stephanie McDonald, Carol Moore, David Rasul,Rick Reese, Dennis Smith, and Jane Woo.
Retired Nursing Professor of nursing, Kathleen Allen said she would always appreciate the bonds she formed with co-workers and students over the years at City College.
“I will miss the people,” said Allen.
“I enjoyed a special relationship with the students because class size was typically 22 people. Also, our faculty was smaller. Since this was a teaching program, we spent a lot of time [together] at the hospital. You just get closer to people [when] you spend so much time with them.”
According to Allen, although she retired in December 2012, she has yet to adjust to the reality of retirement.
“This still feels like a extended vacation,” Allen said.
Public Service Librarian and Library Instruction Coordinator Stephanie Mc- Donald started working at City College in 2000. McDonald said being a part of City College was an experience of…» Read More