Retirement party for Darlene Koumentis
Date: 3:00pm PDT June 27, 2013 Location: Gregg Pavilion
After nearly 20 years, Darlene Koumentis is planning to retire from Lewis & Clark. She wrote this special remembrance of her years at the College:
“I spent the years 1974-1981 working as the Assistant Chief Cashier in the basement of The Manor House. This was before computers, emails, and cell phones. Anytime there was a power surge or storm we lost our work as the magnetic tapes would rewind and erase all the data.
Registration was also exciting as we took our calculators, pen and paper to Pamplin Gym and worked from 8 am until 9 pm. We were on terms then, so that was four times a year we went through registration.
I left L&C for about twenty years, living in Bend and Kennewick, working for Nike, living in Greece for four-and-a-half years, working for a computer company before returning to L&C in 2000.
I worked in the Cashier’s Office, now Student and Departmental Account Services, for three years and moved to Accounts Payable in February of 2003.
I have enjoyed my nine years in the Business Office situated at the front desk and watching the changes the college has undergone in the past and recently. It has been a wonderful journey and I will miss the campus but mostly the staff, faculty and students I have met and worked with over the years.
I have no immediate plans for retirement and hope to be back as a Temp on Call in the future if needed. Lewis & Clark will always hold special memories for me.”