April 24, 2014

On Monday, May 5th, Northeastern Junior College will honor four retirees who represent 76 years of combined service to higher education.  Those being honored include Diana Anderson, Jackie Hecht, Dr. Connie Humphreys and Tammy Kallsen. A reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. in Hays Student Center, Room 230. It is open to the public and everyone who is acquainted with, or who has worked with these individuals in one capacity or another is invited to come and help them celebrate.

Diana Anderson leaves Northeastern with five years of continuous service in a permanent position, but a total of nine years of service overall. She leaves the position of being a coordinator of extended studies and a career coach. She was employed by Northeastern from August of 1991 to August of 1995 and again from November of 2008 to November 2013. She has always worked in education, having worked at an area school district between these dates.

Jackie Hecht is leaving the position of  Library Technician II. She began employment at the college in September of 1986 and has been a permanent, full-time employee for 28 years. She will officially retire on May 20, 2014.

A beloved faculty member from the liberal arts area, Dr. Connie Humphreys, Ph.D., a professor of philosophy and English, taught at Northeastern from August of 1998 to December of 2013. During her 15 plus years on campus she was awarded the prestigious student-selected Joel E. Mack Award in 2007, was selected Faculty Member of the Year in 2004 and was named to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers I 2002.  She has since relocated to Ohio.

Tammy Kallsen retired this last fall from the position of Director of Human Resources. She served NJC from January 1990 to September 2013. Over these 24 years, she worked in a number of areas on campus before being appointed to the administrative area.