Posts tagged with “Staff” (All posts)

  • Evelyn Johnson

    23 January 2015

    Evelyn Johnson, age 63, died unexpectedly on Thursday, January 22nd, at her home in Bay City. Evelyn worked at Carleton for 42 years, beginning right after she graduated from high school in June 1969 and retiring in September 2011. During those years, she worked as the secretary in the Modern Languages and Geology Departments, and in the Career Center, but mostly as the Registration Coordinator. Evelyn’s “work sisters” in the Registrar’s office describe her as fun, generous, and witty, as well as a great worker who helped to build a strong team.

  • Tom Gillispie

    24 November 2014

    Tom Gillispie died on Saturday, November 22 at the age of 76. Tom worked in custodial services and on the grounds crew for 31 years, from 1969-2000. While working at Laird Stadium, he oversaw the locker room counter, handing out the coveted Carleton “gray T’s” and pulling pranks. Tom would often stop his riding mower to chat with faculty, staff, and students, offering funny and friendly advice.

  • Jon Nicholson

    24 November 2014

    Jon “Whitey” Nicholson ’58 died of a stroke on Friday, November 21, at the age of 78. Jon worked at Carleton for 34 years, primarily in Admissions, as well as in Alumni Relations, Publications, and Financial Aid. Although he retired in 1999, Jon remained active in the alumni and athletic communities, and was a mentor and friend of so many people. Jon was kind, thoughtful, funny, and deeply loyal to the College and its community.

  • Carol Thunem

    7 June 2013

    Carol Thunem, age 65, passed away on June 4th at her home on Circle Lake after an extended illness. Carol began working at Carleton as the Switchboard Operator from 1997-2000. She then worked in Technical Services at the Library from 2000-2009, before taking positions in Archives and Periodicals from 2009 until her retirement in June 2012. Carol had an enthusiasm and positive outlook on life that inspired all those who knew and worked with her.

  • George McCorkell

    7 June 2013

    George McCorkell, age 79, passed away on June 4th in Northfield. George worked as a painter at Carleton from 1987 to 1997. He had also done a considerable amount of painting for Carleton before that, while working for Young’s Painting of Dundas. George was known as a very friendly, personable, courteous, and sincere person. George’s wife, Lavonne, worked at the Carleton Library for two decades prior to her 1999 retirement.

  • Brian Mars

    29 April 2013

    Chemistry Lab Manager Brian Mars, 65, passed away on Saturday, April 27 at his home in Cannon Falls. Brian had just received recognition last week for 30 years of work at Carleton, having joined the Carleton Chemistry Department in June of 1983. Brian was a vital component of the teaching and research mission of the department, and he excelled at solving problems associated with installing, maintaining, and operating equipment and instruments in the chemistry department.

  • David Maitland

    27 February 2012

    David Maitland, former Carleton College Chaplain, passed away at age 89 on Feb 22nd in Northfield. David was the Carleton Chaplain for 30 years, beginning in 1956. He was also a member of the Religion Department and taught a wide range of courses on religion and faith.

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