Fourteen Roanoke College retirees were recognized at the college’s Gratitude Gala on Dec. 16. The retirees have a combined 427 years of service to the college.
The retirees included:
Ellen Dyer worked as a secretary for athletics and for the biology and psychology departments.
Scott Hardwig was a professor of art, who started at the college in 1977.
Mike Maxey worked for the college for 37 years, first as vice president for college relations and dean of admissions and financial aid and later as president.
Terri Maxey served as the college’s first lady during her husband’s tenure as president.
Michelle McMaster worked at the college for 24 years in a number of roles in Dining Services, including beverage attendant, line server and morning dining services coordinator.
Linda Miller worked for the college for 37 years as the college archivist.
Mark Poore worked for the college for 24 years, first as an instructional technologist. His most recent title was chief information officer.
Ella Rickerson worked as a cashier in the Business Office since October 2000.
Leah Russell retired in June after her 40th year of service to the college, having been the associate dean and registrar.
Darlene Sprinkle worked for 25 years as a housekeeper in the Colket Center.
Dr. Gail Steehler retired as associate dean for academic affairs and administration after serving as a professor of chemistry. She worked at the college for 37 years.
Dr. John Steehler worked at the college for more than 33 years as a chemistry professor and as director of institutional research.
Dr. John G. Selby retired as a professor of history after more than 35 years at the college.
Dr. Anita Turpin worked as a professor of English at the college for 33 years.
-The Salem Times-Register