JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from JCJC
Thirteen Jones County Junior College employees recently announced their retirement from the institution and took part in the college's annual Retirement Tea. When combined, these employees provided nearly 263 years of service to JCJC.
The 2016 retirees include the following individuals who are listed with their positions held at Jones and years of service at JCJC.
Linda Abercrombie worked 23 and half-years in the Office for Disabilities Accommodations and the College Readiness Office as Administrative Assistant. Kim Bridges was the Commercial Truck Driving instructor for eight and three-quarters years.
Caren Griffin of Hattiesburg worked for 25 years as an instructor of political science and psychology.
Deborah Cooley taught for 22 years in the practical nursing department, along with Raleigh's Dianne Henderson who taught 23 and three-quarters years in that same department.
Jeannie Howard worked for 21 years in the JCJC Library. Spanish instructor, Carlos Juliano taught for 17 years at JCJC.
Diann McCoskey worked in the Information Technology department and at the Advanced Technology Department for 29 years.
Petal's Meri Newell taught music education and woodwind studies, and was an assistant band director during her 27 years at JCJC.
Rebecca Patrick filled various roles during her 32 and a-half years at JCJC, including secretary to the president, sports information director, public relations director, publications advisor and humanities instructor.
For nearly 11 years, Gary Suddith served in various roles such as small business development director and regional director, career resource center director, assistant dean of career & technical education, and the Jasper County Center director.
Lori Tally of Louin was the practical nursing program director and instructor over the last 10 years. Taylorsville's Lynn White was a math instructor at JCJC for 13 years.