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Seven Classified Employees
Retire from UW-Eau Claire

 MAILED:  Dec. 10, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — Seven classified employees at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire have recently retired or have announced their upcoming retirements.

Carol Beaudette, a groundskeeper and facilities repair worker 2, retired in October. She began working for UW-Eau Claire in 1974 and held several limited-term positions over the years, including seamstress, painter and building maintenance helper. Much of her 30-year association with the university was in Facilities Planning and Management.

Mary Brenden, a program assistant 1 and financial specialist 1 in Admissions, retired in December. She started as a typist in the computer science department in 1982. During her 22 years with the university she held various limited-term office support positions. She has worked in several offices, including Records and Registration, Development, Business Services, and Admissions.

Thomas Bye, an administrative telecommunications specialist, retired in July after 11 years as a limited-term employee. In 1993 he began working as an electronics technician 2 in Computing and Networking Services, department of telephone services. Later he became a management information technician and then an administrative telecommunications specialist in 2000.

James Gibson, a maintenance mechanic 1 in University Recreation, will retire in January 2005 after 36 combined years of service at UW-Eau Claire and UW-Madison. He started as a limited-term employee at Camp Randall Stadium in 1966. In 1969 he was selected for a permanent recreation room attendant position at UW-Madison. Gibson transferred to University Recreation at UW-Eau Claire in 2003.

Rodney Hicks, a custodial services supervisor in Housing and Residence Life, retired in October after 22 years of service. He came to UW-Eau Claire in 1982 as a building maintenance helper 2 for the physical plant. In 1996 he transferred to Housing and Residence Life and was promoted to housekeeping services supervisor 1 in 1992. The State of Wisconsin Employee Suggestion Board awarded Hicks a Certificate of Commendation in 1994.

Suzanne Kelly, a program assistant 3 in McIntyre Library, will retire in January 2005. She began working at UW-Eau Claire in 1969 as a stenographer 2 in the Business Office and progressed through the classification series in subsequent years. During her 36 years at the university, she also has worked in the Business Office, the department of business administration, Academic and Career Advising, Educational Opportunity, Education Outreach and the UW-Eau Claire Foundation office. Kelly has served on the Classified Staff Advisory Committee.

Audrey Mueller, nurse clinician 2 and program assistant 2, will retire in January 2005. She has worked as a limited-term employee in the Student Health Service for eight years, starting as a program assistant 1 in 1998. She became a medical assistant 1 in 2000 and has held her current positions since 2001.

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Updated: December 10, 2004