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GISD celebrates retirees 

Nearly 100 dedicated Garland ISD employees were honored at the annual Retirement Banquet April 30 at the Curtis Culwell Center. Celebrating 4,677 years of service to education, colleagues and family members joined retirees and enjoyed a two-hour farewell filled with food, fun and musical entertainment.

The dedicatory affair kicked off with dinner followed by a presentation from Garland Retired School Personnel President Nelda Landrum. Each honoree then received a framed certificate and words of appreciation from Superintendent Bob Morrison and board of trustees members. Employees who devoted 30 or more years to GISD also received a commemorative crystal clock.

The North Garland High School Pandemonium Steel Band brought the event to a lively close, performing familiar songs in the style of calypso. The tropical, upbeat tunes were not only impressive, but they signified a heartfelt, happy sendoff as well.

Retirees who celebrated at the banquet include:
Audra Antwine – 19 years
Deborah Baker – 26 years
James Baldwin – 12 years
Carolyn Bednar – 21 years
Alaina Bell – 20 years
Kathryn Camille Coleman Berry – 19 years
Janice Borland – 36 years
Patricia Boswell – 22 years
Ricky Brandenburg – 37 years
Jolynn Briggs – 28 years
Sheila Campbell – 32 years
Penny Campbell – 36 years
Robert Clare – 22 years
William Cummings – 31 years
Cynthia Dabney – 17 years
Linda DeWitt – 21 years
Dora Diaz – 20 years
Martha Dildy – 19 years
Betty Dixon – 21 years
Kyle Dvorak – 27 years
Mary Eickman – 19 years
John Ellzey – 15 years
Suzanne Ferguson – 29 years
Deborah Fetzer – 38 years
Peggy Fitch – 15 years
Nancy Gray – 17 years
Dana Greer – 23 years
Becky Griffin – 16 years
LouAnn Hainline – 19 years
Olive Haney – 25 years
Alan Hardy – 13 years
Christine Hart – 21 years
Karen Helms – 24 years
Judy Hester – 13 years
Brenda Hill – 16 years
Liam Hollingsworth – 16 years
Adelita Jones – 25 years
Mark Keene – 9 years
Judy Kocman – 26 years
Cathy Lachance – 11 years
Melba Lewis – 12 years
Brenda Mabry – 35 years
Mary Malcolm – 19 years
Candace McComb – 24 years
Joanna McGuigan – 27 years
Andrew McWhorter – 11 years
Billy Merriman – 5 years
Gloria Meyer – 20 years
Eileen Mocarsky – 20 years
Vijay Mohindru – 30 years
Beth Moore – 27 years
Sheri Mosser – 26 years
Deborah Murray – 21 years
Terrie Nolan – 24 years
Peggy O’Leary – 37 years
Maria Ojeda – 28 years
Eileen Parvin – 29 years
Tony Pribble – 35 years
Julio Puentes – 35 years
Beverly Purdom – 34 years
Beverly Raglin – 16 years
Connie Reeve – 21 years
Carolyn Rephan – 16 years
Diana Reynolds – 13 years
Cynthia Reza – 8 years
Joy Roseberry – 15 years
Clyde Schilling – 27 years
Lisa Schroeder – 26 years
Marjory Scott – 27 years
Carolyn Seybert – 21 years
John Simmons – 6 years
Delaina Sims – 22 years
Alan Smith – 23 years
Susan Steele – 14 years
Karen Sturm – 23 years
Connie Tallant – 38 years
Karen Turner – 40 years
Janice Venuso – 16 years
Linda Vrecenar – 7 years
Brenda Waugh – 23 years
Cindy Weldon – 17 years
Bill Wiley – 38 years
Debra Wiley – 29 years
Daniel Wilkins – 38 years
Marilyn Williams – 19 years
Wanda Wilson – 30 years
Gail Womack – 24 years
David Wood – 21 years
Linda Yates – 18 years
Teena Zihlman – 39 years