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NMJC Retiree Honored

NMJC Retiree Honored photo 7/18/2008 4:02:39 p.m. - Hobbs, NM. After years of service and four different positions at New Mexico Junior College, William "Bill" Rash has come full circle. Rash, who has lived in Hobbs since 1944 and who, along with his mother, helped circulate petitions to bring the junior college to the area in the mid-sixties, will be retiring the first day of August.

After owning his own business, Rash Tire and Auto Center, for many years, and serving in other capacities, including city commissioner and mayor of Hobbs, Rash decided he wasn't ready to retire, so he signed on as Warehouseman at NMJC from 1993 to 1996. Later that year, he became Maintenance III - Plant Warehouseman in the Motor Pool, a position which he has maintained until now, serving also as part-time Security Officer from 1996 - 2002 and as part-time Welding Assistant in 2006. Throughout his 15 years at NMJC, he served on various committees at the college, where he was regarded as a devoted, enthusiastic, and loyal staff member.

According to President Steve McCleery, Rash has been a staunch supporter and advocate of NMJC for many years. "Bill has served NMJC in numerous intangible ways, as both an elected official and as an employee, so his retirement is well-deserved. He and his dedicated service will be missed."

Rash will be moving to Duncan, Oklahoma, to be close to his daughter. Farewell, Bill, and thanks for everything you have done for New Mexico Junior College throughout the years. It is greatly appreciated.

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