Retirees, employees honored at luncheon

Fourteen retiring Bates employees with a combined total of more than 270 years of service were honored recently at the college’s annual employee recognition luncheon.

Also recognized in the annual program, attended by hundreds of Bates employees and hosted by Bates President Donald W. Harward, were the department of secretarial, mailing, printing and postal services, which won the annual Team Award. Mary Atchison of Lewiston, a staff member in Ladd Library, received the Community Service Award for her work as a literacy volunteer.

Retirees honored, with position and time of service, were:

  • Arlene Spugnardi of Lewiston, Dining Services, counter person, 5 years.
  • Donald J. Smith of Manchester, Facility Services, groundskeeper, 7 years.
  • Constance G. Picard of Lewiston, Facility Services, custodian, 8 years.
  • Liette C. Vachon of Lewiston, Facility Services, custodian, 12 years.
  • Carmen E. Godin of Lewiston, Facility Services, custodian supervisor, 12 years.
  • Donald E. Bowen of Auburn, Facility Services, custodian, 13 years.
  • Maurice E. Carrier of Lewiston, Facility Services, paint supervisor, 13 years.
  • Lorette A. Goulette of Lisbon, dining services, counter person, 15 years.
  • Eva F. Rouleau of Lewiston, dining services, counter person, 15 years.
  • Frank E. Ford of Mechanic Falls, Facility Services, carpenter, 27 years.
  • Lois M. Griffiths of Monmouth, Muskie Archives, technical coordinator, 28 years.
  • George L. Wigton of Lewiston, physical education, associate professor, 30 years.
  • Mary M. Riley of Lewiston, library, special collections librarian, 38 years.
  • Walter Slovenski of Lewiston, physical education, professor, 43 years.

Employees observing longtime anniversaries were:

  • Thirty years: George L. Wigton, physical education.
  • Twenty-five years: Donald R. Lent, art; John K. Pribram, physics; Carl B. Straub, religion; Richard V. Wagner, psychology.
  • Twenty years: John W. Creasy, geology; Anne B. Dunbar, library; Carl R. Schwinn, economics; Robert J. Thomas, biology; Richard C. Williamson, French.
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