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Statesville, NC – Mitchell Community College recently honored its 2020, 2021, and 2022 retirees. These retiring employees have contributed a combined total of over 300 years of service to Mitchell Community College.  


A crowd of individuals including Dr. Tim Brewer, president of Mitchell Community College, and members of the College Council gathered to celebrate Mitchell’s recent retirees at a reception hosted on campus in a jovial environment where memories were shared, laughs were had, and appreciation was expressed by all for retiring Mitchell employees.  As a retirement gift from the College and in gratitude for their service, all retirees receive a rocking chair from Troutman Chair Company. 

 

Mitchell Community College retirees recognized at the reception include: 


2019-2020 Retirees 

Jeff Benfield began working at Mitchell on July 13, 1999. At the time of his retirement, his position title was Chief Information Technology Officer. He also served as Director of Institutional Technology during his employment at Mitchell. Retiring in January 2020, Benfield was a member of the Mitchell team for over 20 years.


Tina Fleming began working at Mitchell Community College on August 7, 2006, as a BLET Instructor. She initially started out part-time from June 2, 1995 through August 6, 2006 as a BLET Instructor and worked as a part-time Fire/Rescue instructor from September 12, 2011 through December 31, 2019. Fleming was a part of the Mitchell family for over 24 years. 


Marcella James began working at Mitchell Community College on March 1, 2003, as a Facilities Technician. Retiring in June 2019, James was a part of the Mitchell family for over 16 years.  


Dr. Sandra Landry began working at Mitchell on August 1, 2009. At the time of her retirement, her position title was Director of Student Academic Success. She also served as Director of Developmental Education and Assistant Director of Developmental Education & Academic Support during her employment. Retiring in December of 2019, Dr. Landry was a part of the Mitchell family for over 10 years. 


Catherine LeRoy began working at Mitchell Community College on August 11, 2008 in the position of Salon Office Specialist. On December 2, 2013, she transitioned to an Administrative Assistant. Following that position, she took a Receptionist II-HRD position on July 1, 2018 until her retirement on December 31, 2019. LeRoy was a part of the Mitchell team for a little over 11 years. 


Al Lofland has worked for Mitchell from February 3, 2009 through September 9, 2012 as a part-time Welding Instructor. He began working full-time at Mitchell on September 10, 2012 through June 30, 2013 as an Instructor. He worked part-time, again, from July 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014 and returned to full-time status as the Advanced Manufacturing Instructor; a position he held from September 1, 2014 until September 30, 2019. Lofland was a part of the Mitchell team for over 10 years.  


Barbara Myers began working at Mitchell Community College on January 9, 2014. At the time of retirement, her position title was Student Services Academic Advisor. She also served as a full-time Academic Advisor & Counselor. She worked part-time as a MIND Center Tutor from September 18, 2011 through January 8, 2014 and part-time as an Adult Basic Skills Instructor from January 9, 2012 through April 30, 2020. Myers was a part of the Mitchell family for over 8 years. 


Joyce Roseberry began working at Mitchell Community College on August 29, 1988, as a GroupWise Coordinator/Assistant System Administrator in the Information Technology Department. At the time of her retirement, her position title was Assistant Systems Administrator. Retiring in December of 2019, Roseberry was a member of the Mitchell family for over 31 years. 

 

2020-2021 Retirees 

Nancy Fields began her career at Mitchell Community College on September 6, 1988. She held the position of Student Records Technician until her retirement on October 31, 2020. Nancy was part of the Mitchell family for a little over 32 years.  


Susan Kulenkamp (in memoriam) began working at Mitchell on July 1, 2006 as a part-time Financial Aid Receptionist. She transitioned to a full-time Receptionist at the Mooresville Campus on July 2011. She retired in August of 2020 and was a part of the Mitchell family for over 16 years. Kulenkamp passed away in December of 2021. 


Mary Marks began working full-time at Mitchell Community College on September 8, 1997. She held the position of Medical Assistant Instructor until her retirement on December 31, 2020. Marks was a part of the Mitchell family for over 23 years.  


Barbara Salamon began working full-time at Mitchell on August 1, 2011 as a full-time Math Instructor. Retiring in January 2021, Salamon was a part of the Mitchell team for over 9 years.  


Betty Scipione began working full-time at Mitchell on September 5, 2005. She held the position of Director of New & Expanding Industries until her retirement on August 31, 2020. Scipione was a part of the Mitchell team for 14 years and 11 months.  


Charles Shuford began working at Mitchell on October 25, 2004 as a Facilities Technician. Retiring in June 2021, Shuford was a part of the Mitchell family for 16 years and 8 months.  


Loraine Watt began working at Mitchell Community College on November 11, 2002 as a part-time Mind Center Tutor. On January 2, 2004, she transitioned into a full-time position working as an Information Systems Instructor. She held that role until her retirement on May 31, 2021. Watt was a part of the Mitchell family for over 18 years. 

 

2021-2022 Retirees 

Angie Goodman began working full-time for Mitchell on August 1, 2003. She held the position of Administrative Assistant until her retirement on September 30, 2021. Goodman was a part of the Mitchell family for over 18 years. 


Robert Leslie started working at Mitchell on September 5, 2018. While employed, he served in the following roles: Executive Director of the Mooresville Campus, Dean of the Mooresville Campus and Dean of Business Services. Retiring in February of 2022, Leslie was a part of the Mitchell team for 3 years. 


Pam Rowe began her career at Mitchell on July 1, 2013 as a part-time Accounting Technician. She worked part-time until September 4, 2018 when she transitioned into a full-time position as a Payroll Assistant. She held that title until her retirement on December 31, 2021. Rowe was a part of the Mitchell team for over 8 years. 


John Smith began working full-time at Mitchell on January 3, 2017. He held the position of Maintenance Mechanic until his retirement on January 4, 2022. Smith was a part of the Mitchell family for 5 years.  

 

Bruce Sowers began working at Mitchell on May 12, 2003 as a part-time Facilities Technician. He transitioned into a full-time position on July 1, 2003 and reclassified to Grounds/Housekeeping on July 1, 2008. Retiring in August 2021, Sowers was a part of the Mitchell family for over 18 years. 

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