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Greenville College Recognizes Employee Service

Greenville College Recognizes Employee Service

Greenville College honored employees for their service to the school at a special ceremony on May 27. Two employees celebrated 30 years of work at Greenville College and several others were recognized for reaching important milestones.

President Ivan Filby presented Tamie Heichelbeck and Jane Hopkins with gifts and thanked them for 30 years of service to Greenville College. Heichelbeck serves as executive assistant to the board of trustees. She spent most of her time at Greenville assisting college presidents. “I have worked with 31 student body presidents, four board chairs and seven presidents,” said Heichelbeck who cites the loss of Hogue Hall and expansion of technology as the biggest changes in the past 30 years. 

Hopkins is director of Ruby E. Dare Library and head of technical services. She managed a variety of library upgrades during her tenure at Greenville College. She served as co-chair of the library building committee to plan the library tower addition, and she implemented an online catalog system to integrate Greenville College’s library resources with others around the state. “The biggest change I have noticed at the College has been the ubiquitous presence of computers linking us all together,” said Hopkins. “The community aspect of Greenville College has always been a central feature of the way we experience higher education. In many ways the use of networked computers has given us new methods of connecting people together in positive fashions.”

Steve Heilmer was recognized for serving 25 years. Richard Huston, Rick McPeak, and Chris Woods were honored for 20 years of service; and George Barber, Jo Branscome, Deloy Cole, David Kessinger, Roy Mulholland, and Rick Murphy were honored for 15 years of service. Other employees were acknowledged for serving five and ten years.

“One of the greatest joys of working here is you,” said Filby to the Greenville College employees. “We see the fruit of your work in the lives of our students and alumni. Thank you for serving and giving of yourself to this institution.”

This story was published on June 03, 2014

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