President Sparky Reeves presented Gloria Small with a special plaque to commemorate her service to SGTC for the past ten years.
Gloria Small retires from SGTC
Monday August 11, 2014
Gloria Small, Custodian at South Georgia Technical College (SGTC), has retired after over a decade of service to the college. SGTC faculty and staff, along with Small’s family, celebrated her retirement with a reception in the John M. Pope Industrial Technology Center on the Americus campus recently.
“Gloria Small is one of those model employees,” said SGTC President Sparky Reeves at the reception. “She comes to work before she is supposed to, and she does more than expected of her, and does it with a smile. Everyone in the Odom Center is going to really hate to see her leave.”
Small was hired as a part-time Custodian at SGTC in December of 2003, and was promoted to full-time in July of 2004. Prior to SGTC, she was employed at Woodgrain Moulding for nearly 20 years.
In addition to her duties in the Odom Center, Small has also been a valuable asset to South Georgia Tech’s dorm students. “She will take some of our students who are away from home for the first time and will try to help them make the right decisions,” said SGTC President Sparky Reeves.
President Reeves and SGTC faculty and staff welcomed Small’s family to the retirement reception. They included her husband of 51 years William Small and their children: Calvin and his wife, Gwen, of Montezuma; Charles, who also works at SGTC and lives in Americus; Randy and his wife, Earlene, of Americus; and Gabriel and his wife Pat of Dallas, Georgia.
Small is a member of Mount Zion Hope Baptist Church.