2012 EMCC Retiree Dinner
Jun 13, 2012
(Photo Credit: Bree Waltman)
The Annual Retiree Dinner was held at Eastern Maine Community College in Katahdin Hall on Thursday, June 7th. Guests could see the green quad area surrounded by four of EMCC’s seven buildings and plenty of sunshine! The EMCC faculty who joined the honored retiree list for 2012 are Anne Merkel – Math/Science, Susan Roeder – Medical Radiography and Darlyne Giggy – Nursing.
During the social time, guests were encoraged to vote on a new logo for the College, thumb through yearbooks and read the newsletter. Our dinner, provided by the College’s dining services, included chicken and vegetable kabobs, roast beef and a lovely peach pie with ice cream. President Lawrence Barrett opened the eveing events with a welcome followed by introductions of both retirees and employees. Along with the enrollment statistics, President Barrett gave an update on the many f
acility improvements taking place over the summer. These updates include the creation of four new classrooms in Maine Hall, the renovation of the employee parking area, greening and flower planting on the grounds, and drainage improvements between Schoodic and Penobscot Halls.
President Barrett announced the Dean Emeritus awarded to Ray Thibodeau for his dedicated work with students in the early years of the institution. Ray is currently in the Veterans home and Charlene expressed her gratituted for the many kind thoughts for them both. A Dean Emeritus was also awarded to Greg Swett for his commitment to the students and to their individual success throughout his career. The next challenge for Greg will be memorializing the College history since 1991. Many retirees remember the history that Kate Judy penned when completing her thesis in 1991, which is available to all in the EMCC Library. If you would like a paper copy, one can be mailed to you by contacting Terri Adam.
During the evening events, Loring Kydd shared comments sent by email from Charlie Whorton who is presently in France with his son and daughter-in-law. Charlie encouraged everyone to visit France! Wrapping up the evening, President Barrett invited guests to tour the new classrooms next to the Building Construction wing in Maine Hall.