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Three to Retire from NMJC

Three to Retire from NMJC photo 7/8/2010 11:55:32 a.m. - Hobbs, NM. Three long-time employees of New Mexico Junior College will soon be recognized for their 85 collective years of service.

On July 15, Dr. Pat Gorman, Professor Joe Garcia, and Security Personnel Johnny Jacobs will be formally recognized for their exemplary dedication and numerous accomplishments at the monthly board meeting.

Gorman, who has been employed at NMJC for 35 years, has served in multiple positions at the college, including Dean of Counseling, Director of Counseling, Placement Officer, Vocational Counselor, Part-time Instructor, and Alliance for Minority Participation Mentor, as well as Interim Dean for Student Services.

Garcia, who has been employed at NMJC for 25 years, has served as Professor of Sociology, English as a Second Language / Basic Skills Specialist, Part-time Professor of Sociology, and Coordinator of Adult Basic Education and Career Information Services.  At the Board meeting, Garcia will be honored as Professor Emeritus.

In addition to serving on various committees and organizations at the college and in the community, Jacobs has served as Security Personnel and Resident Hall Supervisor during his 25 years at NMJC. 

According to NMJC President Steve McCleery, the three men embody the best NMJC has to offer.  “Pat Gorman, Joe Garcia, and Johnny Jacobs have long been devoted, enthusiastic, and loyal friends to NMJC, and their retirements will mean a huge loss to the students and campus alike.  All three gave of themselves far beyond what was asked or required, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed all these years.  Countless student lives were touched by these three men, and NMJC is the better for it.”

The public is invited to attend a come-and-go retirement party from 3:00-4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 15, in the Bob Moran Multipurpose Room prior to the Board meeting.

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