GRCC professor Paul Krieger to retire, work as author-illustrator

After 28 years of service to GRCC, Paul Krieger, Professor of Biology, will be retiring this year. He has already launched a successful second career as an academic author and illustrator, so his plan is to begin doing that full-time.

Congratulations, Professor Krieger!  Can’t wait to see your books in the stacks!

GRCC Retiree Biography: Nanci Guigue

Nanci Guigue started her career at GRCC as an adjunct teacher in the Dental Department in the mid 1980’s. In 1998, she started as a contingent employee in the Dental Clinic office, moved to the Registrar’s office and also spent time working for the Admissions office. In November 2000, Nanci was hired into her current position, Support Professional in the Associate Dean’s office for the School of Workforce Development. Nanci noted that she has also been an adjunct in the Business Department during her time at GRCC.

Nanci has encouraged many students and made a tremendous impact during her employment at GRCC. Nanci recalled one of her favorite stories of serving a GRCC student: “One of the AMP students I was working with was a little older than the rest of the students in the cohort. He would stop in the office to talk periodically and I think to get some encouragement to keep pursuing his degree. He was finishing his degree and I encouraged him to attend graduation. It was so rewarding to see him walk and get his diploma and I got a big hug and thank you at the end of the evening.”

Nanci feels she belonged at GRCC because of the many opportunities she has had to participate in GRCC events as a volunteer or serving on committees. “Thus, I have met many wonderful people both at GRCC and in the community.”

Nanci has many fun plans for her retirement and plans to continue to make a difference in student’s lives. “Many years ago I taught first grade and gifted/remedial reading. I have made arrangements with an elementary school near my home as a volunteer to tutor students that need extra help with reading. There are several other volunteer opportunities I am pursuing as well as having time to do some traveling. Seeing St. Petersburg, Russia, has always been on my bucket list so will be trying to make that happen at some point. Since my husband is retiring at the same time, we are going on a cruise to the Bahamas in March to celebrate. I also hope to work at some type of employment part-time.”

Nanci wants everyone to know “I have truly enjoyed my time here at GRCC and will miss all the friends that I have made over the course of all these years.”

We are so honored to have had the opportunity to work with you, Nanci! You made a large impact on the lives of our students and campus community. We appreciate your dedication to the students and your colleagues. We wish you the best in your retirement and hope you stop by throughout the year to share your many adventures!

GRCC Employees on the Move through February 12, 2019

Please congratulate those who have moved and been promoted.

 WELCOME TO GRCC

  • Jay Tucker
    • Grounds Maintenance, Maintenance
    • Effective Date: 11/26/2018
  • Whitney Marsh
    • Director, Ford Fieldhouse
    • Effective Date: 12/10/2018
  • Erin Belinger Goossen
    • Support Professional, Ford Fieldhouse
    • Effective Date: 12/17/2018
  • Sarah Adkins
    • Support Professional, Registrar Department
    • Effective Date: 1/2/2019
  • Robin Pegg
    • Faculty, Assistant Professor – Occupational Therapy Assistant/Academic Field Coordinator
    • Effective Date: 1/2/2019
  • Kim Squiers
    • Grants Specialist, Grants Department
    • Effective Date: 1/7/2019
  • Alissa Raddatz
    • Lead Graphics Designer, Communications
    • Effective Date: 1/21/2019
  • Steven Beauclair
    • Director of GEAR UP Wyoming, Academic Outreach
    • Effective Date: 2/11/2019

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW POSITION

  • Ashley McLary
    • Transfer from: APSS, Cashiers Department
    • Transfer to: APSS, Accounting/Budgets
    • Effective Date: 11/26/2018
  • Bryan Vliem
    • Transfer from: Associate Registrar, Student Records
    • Transfer to: Enterprise Analyst
    • Effective Date: 2/12/2019
  • Robin Sterk
    • Transfer from: Adjunct Faculty
    • Transfer to: Director of High School Partnerships
    • Effective Date: 1/21/2019

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Separation:

  • Teddie Buchner
    • Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
    • Effective Date: 12/15/2018
  • Kayla Leonard
    • Student Success Coach, College Success Center
    • Effective Date: 1/5/2019
  • Lisa Brown
    • Database Coordinator, College Advancement
    • Effective Date: 1/12/2019
  • Paul Krieger
    • Professor, Biology Department
    • Effective Date: 5/11/2019

 Retirement:

  • Judith Larsen
    • Director, Grants and Resource Development Department
    • Effective Date: 10/13/2018
  • Janice Chapman
    • Assistant Professor, English
    • Effective Date: 12/19/2018
  • Michael Rydman
    • Professor, Language & Thought
    • Effective Date: 1/1/2019
  • Sally Zokoe
    • Support Professional, Accounts & Budgets
    • Effective Date: 2/16/2019
  • Nanci Guigue
    • Support Professional, School of Workforce Development Associate Dean’s office
    • Effective Date: 3/1/19
  • Robin Vanrooyen
    • Professor, Visual Arts
    • Effective Date: 4/27/2019
  • Robert Guigue
    • Technical Operations Tech, School of Workforce Development
    • Effective Date: 3/1/2019

GRCC Retiree Biography: Sally Zokoe

Sally Zokoe has worked for GRCC since 2010. She started in the Cashier’s Office and worked there through June 2016, until she moved to the Accounts Payable department. Sally shared that she had “a lot of cool experiences with students from her Cashier’s days. I have also met some awesome people and formed great friendships. One of those was Molly Maczka, who I’m sure many still miss madly like I do. We discovered that we had one of those ‘small world’ things in common.”

Sally had wanted to work for GRCC for a very long time, ever since she went here “in the dark ages when it was GRJC.” At the time she was a student worker in the Athletic Department and worked for Gordy Hunsberger. The Athletic Department was located on the corner of Ransom and Lyon in what is now the Music building. “We had every kind of sports team in those days. It was good fun helping all of the young men who came in and out of that building. Life took me away from here, and I worked in banking for many years. After I was downsized out of my first banking job in 1996, I started applying for openings at the college. It took until 2010, when I was finally given the opportunity to work here.”

What does Sally have planned for retirement? “Anything, everything, and nothing.” And most importantly, “grandbabies!”

Sally enjoyed her time working at GRCC and wants to “wish all the best to my colleagues who will continue working for this great college. My hope is that I will be able to stay in touch with my friends and have lunch once in a while. I’ll drive.”

We are so happy you accepted the offer to work at GRCC, Sally! We look forward to having you return and rehash all of the wonderful memories – you have made a difference at GRCC and had a large impact on the lives of our students and campus community. We wish you the best in your retirement and hope you stop by throughout the years to share your adventures!

Retirement party for Sally Zokoe this afternoon in White Hall

Sally Zokoe Retirement Party

Please join us this afternoon for a Retirement party for Sally Zokoe in the Financial Services department:

  • When:  Today (Thursday), February 7, 3-5 p.m.
  • Where: White Hall Dining Room

Come and celebrate Sally’s retirement and thank her for her years of service!

Emeritus Faculty Award Nominations Due Feb. 15

You are invited to nominate a GRCC retired faculty or administrator for the Emeritus Faculty Award. This award was established in 1985 to honor those instructors/administrators whose dedication and creativity have left an indelible mark on the lives of students and colleagues at GRCC. During their tenure at GRCC and since their retirement, they have continued to promote GRCC’s “Commitment to Excellence” as illustrated by the GRCC values described in the narrative forms.

Nominations should be submitted to the Provost office by noon on Friday, February 15, 2019. For more information and to submit a nomination, please visit the website.

GRCC retiree biography: Janice Chapman

Photo of Janice Champan

Janice Chapman will be retiring from GRCC at the end of fall semester. Janice has worked for GRCC for 9 ½ years as an Assistant Professor in the English Department and prior to this worked at an Alternative High School in Wyoming.

Janice taught developmental English and currently is teaching Integrated Reading and Writing. When asked about her favorite memory at GRCC, Janice said “I have enjoyed reconnecting with some of the students I taught from the Wyoming School District. I have also enjoyed being at the frontlines, acting as a bridge to help students that are underprepared for college. I would say this has been my calling.”

In retirement, Janice is going to enjoy more of her role as Mimi-Jan to 6 amazing little Chapmans. Janice looks forward to having more time for her art and The Arts. Janice and her husband, Don, plan to hike and camp- immersing themselves in the National Parks. They want to play hard while they are healthy. They plan to continue managing their rental properties and if they get bored might flip a few houses.

We wish you all the best in your retirement, Janice. Please stay in touch! Thank you for all that you did for GRCC and our students. You have really made difference in the lives of many. Enjoy retirement!