Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Loren Pinkerman, Celebrating 16 Years

This past Friday evening, more than 100 people gathered in the Lewis Library to celebrate the retirement of our fearless leader and Library Directory, Mr. Loren Pinkerman.

The program included songs sung by Loren himself, the Sons of Lafayette choir, and the choir of First Presbyterian Church of LaGrange, led by Lee Johnson, the Minister of Music at First Presbyterian Church.

Loren and his accompanist, David Kocsis

Snacks and drinks were provided by Aramark, and the beautiful cake was provided by LaGrange's own Kathy Pirrman!

Among the speakers at the reception were:

Loren's Daughter, Gina

Dr. Dan McAlexander, President of LaGrange College

As well as Dr. David Garrison, Provost; Dr. Kevin Shirley, Professor of History; Charlene Baxter, Technical Services Librarian; Lisa Farrow, Circulation Manager; and Joe Marciniak, Electronic Resources Librarian.

If you weren't able to attend, please enjoy these great photos from the event, and look for a follow-up blog with Loren's reflections of the past 16 years at LaGrange College!

Library Staff Member Stacey Davis, Lisa Farrow, Pat Barrett and Charlene Baxter talk with Alumni and former library staff member, Jennifer Putnam.
Ms. Betty Reagan, Ms. Mary-Lou Dabbs, and Mrs. Donna Barger

Loren sings a number for the audience, with accompanist, David Kocsis

The crowd sings along with the choir

Loren's wife, Pat, presents him with a gift from his family

Loren with his new artwork by local artist, Mrs. Annie Greene

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Lewis Library's New Graduate Assistant

My name is Abriel McFarland. I am pleased to say that I am the new Graduate Assistant here at the Lewis Library. I am a recent LaGrange College graduate who holds a B.A. in Early Childhood Education and am currently enrolled in the M.Ed. program. The Lewis Library faculty and staff have been nothing but wonderful and helpful thus far in welcoming and assisting me in my new position. I look forward to a wonderful year with them all! Outside of school and work, I enjoy reading, writing, sewing, shopping, cooking, and hanging with friends and family! Whenever you're in the library, you can find me at the 3rd floor help desk. Be sure to stop by!