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Highlands University Honors 14 at Retirement Reception June 16

Highlands University Honors 14 at Retirement Reception June 16

New Mexico Highlands University honored 14 retiring staff members at a reception June 16.
 
“You represent almost 300 years of committed service to the university and that’s really phenomenal,” said Highlands University President Jim Fries at the reception. “It’s a privilege to represent the university community in saying thank you. 
“Institutions don’t make things happen, people do. And it’s people who stay long enough to make a difference, like these retirees today. We will miss each and every one of you,” Fries said.
Retirees honored at the reception include:
Dolores Apodaca, Cook, Child Development Center
Geraldine Chavez, Director of Purchasing
Judy Cordova-Romero, Vice President, Student Affairs
Antonia Garduño, Store Clerk, Facilities Services
Elaine Martinez,  Lead Teacher, Child Development Center
Esther Rose Martinez, Accounts Payable Technician, Business Office
Eugene Martinez , Safety Manager
Leland Martinez, Senior Bookstore Assistant
Mary Alice Ortiz, Buyer, Purchasing
Jane Quintana, Secretary, Communication & Fine Arts
Karen Rieniets, Help Desk Technician, Information Technology Services
Richard Ulibarri, Painter, Facilities Services
Helen Vargas,  Data Entry Clerk, Business Office
Cecilia Vredenburg, Library Associate, Donnelly Library