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SIC honors retiree, recognizes milestone service

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10, 15, and 20 year honorees (Source: SIC). 10, 15, and 20 year honorees (Source: SIC).
Allen Kimball, Theatre Awards (Source: SIC). Allen Kimball, Theatre Awards (Source: SIC).
Business instructor Dan Holt retires after 25 years of service (Source: SIC). Business instructor Dan Holt retires after 25 years of service (Source: SIC).
Greenies and 5 year honorees (Source: SIC). Greenies and 5 year honorees (Source: SIC).
Ralph Boots, Outstanding Teacher Award (Source: SIC) Ralph Boots, Outstanding Teacher Award (Source: SIC)
HARRISBURG, IL (KFVS) -

Southeastern Illinois College recently held its annual recognition reception honoring employees for special awards, full-time milestone service, and retirement.

It was held in late April at the George T. Dennis Visual & Performing Arts Center.

"Each year at this time, we look to recognize individuals for their significant contributions to our institution," said SIC President Jonah Rice, Ph.D. "It's these quality individuals who set the standard for the rest of us, and we want to make sure their efforts do not go unnoticed."

Long-time business instructor and students in free enterprise sponsor, Dan Holt, who has been with the college for 25 years was honored for his service and retirement.

Those celebrating 20 years of service include Darlene Dearing, secretary to the dean of community education; Rommel Hall, construction occupations instructor; Van Wathen, custodian; and Patty Winters, assistant to the vice president for administration and business affairs.

Five employees are celebrating 15 years of employment with the college:

  • James Carlton, network administrator
  • Clay Nolen, horticulture instructor
  • Peggy McDowell, assistant to the vice president for academic and student affairs
  • Allan Kimball, English and theater instructor
  • Barbara Potter, executive assistant to the president and human resources manager
  • Lori Cox, associate dean of workforce and community education, has been serving SIC for 10 years.

Those serving five years include:

  • Lucy Logsdon, English instructor
  • Karla Lewis, coordinator of media services and distance learning
  • Dixie Conley, Child Study Center kitchen staff
  • Debbie Conrad, Child Study Center preschool teacher
  • Tabitha Neal, secretary to nursing and allied health
  • Chris Jones, diesel technology instructor
  • Brent Webb, art instructor
  • Angela O'Hara, administrative assistant to the dean for career and technical education
  • Andrew Oxford, network technician

Greenies to SIC, or those who are completing their first year of full-time employment, are:

  • Jennifer Billman, English instructor
  • Maggie Calcaterra, academic counselor/transition and transfer specialist
  • Gary Conley, custodian; Randy Daniels, media/graphics technician
  • Jeremy Irlbeck, academic advisor/NJCAA specialist/head baseball coach/athletic director
  • Katlyn Lawrence, Child Study Center toddler teacher
  • Kelly Smith, events facilitator
  • Beth Wead, Title III administrative/technical support assistant

Recognized for special service awards were Ralph Boots, diesel instructor, as the Loren P. and Velma Dallas Outstanding Teacher of the Year and Lolita Mack for the SIU-Carbondale Student Support Services/TRiO 2013 Graduation Banquet Alumnus Honoree award.

One outstanding faculty member was recognized for winning two statewide awards during the year.

Allan Kimball won the W.P. Sandford Award for Service to the Illinois Speech and Theatre Association and the Illinois Theatre Association Award of Excellence in Secondary School Theatre.

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