In December, a farewell celebration honored 15 longtime administrators and staff who retired in 2012. With laughter, champagne, good food—and plenty of tissues— as well as family and friends, colleagues said good-bye and offered special thanks to these cherished members of the campus community. In her remarks, President Debora Spar noted the impressive longevity of their service to the College: a collective total of 365 years! Senior administrators and faculty members then spoke about the individuals with whom they had worked closely, acknowledging their dedication, professionalism, and good humor.

Retirees not attending were John Adams, STEP counselor; Sollette Baker, human resources manager; Karen Blank, dean of studies; Susan Lee, senior associate director, financial aid; and Susan Quinby, director, disability services.