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Arthur Magallanes– Facilities

Corinna Scott

December 10, 2008

Arthur Magallanes, better known as "Art," has worked on campus since 1989, starting as a custodian before becoming a utilities worker. Magallanes operates the electrical set-up for the Baja program's new field station. He says...

Nellie Lopez– EOPS

Corinna Scott

December 10, 2008

Nellie Lopez, student services technician at EOPS, has been working at Glendale Community College for 27 years and is retiring because job stress, a long commute, and diabetes. Lopez, among other jobs, handles EOPS grants and...

Antonio Ruta – Custodial Services

Brandon Hensley

December 10, 2008

Antonio Ruta will be retiring from Glendale Community College this semester after serving 19 years as a custodian, but don't get the impression the 62-year-old has lived a typical average joe life. "I have so many experiences....

Judy Razze – Administrative Assistant

Jessica Bourse

December 10, 2008

Judy Razze, administrative assistant in student services, could always bring a smile on someone's face. "I'm afraid I'll always be remembered for emailing everyone about 'what's for lunch - and what's the soup today,'" said Razze,...

Larry Serot – Administrative Services

Jessica Bourse

December 10, 2008

After 16 years of service to Glendale Community College, Larry Serot, executive vice president of administrative services, will be retiring at the end of the fall semester. Serot also serves as vice chairperson of the Joint Powers...

Maria Helen Toledo – Cafeteria Services

Ani Khashadoorian

December 10, 2008

More than two decades ago, Maria Helen Toledo stepped foot in the GCC cafeteria as an hourly worker, later becoming a classified full-time employee of the college. Back when Toledo first started working at Glendale College, the...

Party for Retirees Honors Years of Service

Isiah Reyes

December 10, 2008

Raffle tickets, hearty meals, and joyous gatherings were experienced at the Verdugo Gym holiday party on Thursday honoring all faculty, classified and management who are retiring at the end of the fall semester. The event acknowledged...

Mona Field – Political Science

Ken Malate

December 10, 2008

Mona Field, 65, taught political science here at Glendale. She first started at Glendale in the spring semester of 1983. She has taught many classes like sociology, intro to social science, intro to community volunteer, american...

John Kray– Welding and Metallurgy

Isiah Reyes

December 10, 2008

Having taught at GCC for 32 years, welding and metallurgy instructor John Kray is satisfied with the idea of retiring given the current economic crisis. "There is an incentive that the school district proposed last May," Kray...

Jean Lecuyer – Science Center

Brandon Hensley

December 10, 2008

There's an old saying about teachers that goes, "those that can't do, teach." But here at Glendale Community College, Jean Lecuyer has successfully been both a doer and a teacher. Lecuyer, a French-Canadian, came to the U.S....

Cleotilde Razana– Custodial Services

Brandon Hensley

December 10, 2008

Some people in this world are more appreciative of what they have or what they've been given than others, and Cleotilde Razana is a clear example of that. Razana, 58, is retiring from Glendale Community College this year after...

Debbie Wootton – Continuing Education

Jessica Bourse

December 10, 2008

After 21 years of dedicated service to Glendale Community College, Deborah Wootton, administrator in continuing and community education, is retiring. Wootton's friendly voice is a reminder that people can, in fact, hear a smile...

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