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PAGE ~B HOG~S~ HOME NEWS ~SDAYt JULY 8, 2004 iFive Retiring at Roosevelt Institute : As the 20034)4 fiscal year ended at :the Roosevelt Institute, five valuable staffers announced their retirements i this past week : The retirees included Academic Education's Ladeen Howard, Financial iServices, Julie Kendrick in Financial ZServices, nurse assessor Larry Lawrence, VRU public relations and :information specialist Robert Rogers, iand Winston Tant, also in Academic iEducation. They were honored with a reception ':at the Roosevelt Hall lobby June 30. *Howard, a resident of Manchester, came to the Institute in 1983 after work- iing for Talbot County DFCS, the iDepartment of Techrlical and Adult !Education in Griffin, the Meriwether County Board of Education, the .Floyd County Board of Education and the Bibb County Board of Education. :: She came as a technical instructor :and was promoted to vocational teacher promoted to accounting technician in Financial Services. She has also served as an administrative assistant, an office supervisor, a patient accounts officer and most recently a billing supervisor. Prior to joining the Institute staff, she worked at the Bank of Manchester and Great Northern Paper Company, also in Manchester. The winner of the 2000 RWSIR Leadership Award, she was instrumen- tal in the start up and implementation of the Outpatient Business Office and physician billing system. *Lawrence joined the RWSIR staff on an emergency appointment as a reg- istered nurse in 1993. After leaving for a brief amount of time, he rejoined the Institute in 1994 and became a pre- admission assessment nurse in 2000, covering Griffin, where he resides, and the entire Atlanta area. His previous employers included Sylvan Grove Hospital in Jackson, Clinton Cove Convalescence Center in Vv~ational Rehabilitation Program made hflz~ natural in his new recruit- ment role ~ttl~.the VRU. His previous positions with GDOL included account representative and vocational rehabili- tation counselor. Other places he has worked include the Department of Family Children Services in his hometown of Milledgeville and as a teacher and ath- letic coach for both Baldwin County and ~Youp County. An active participant in the Georgia Rehabilitation Association for many years, his tremendous work for RWSIR has been all too brief. *Tant, who recently was honored for 30 years at the Institute, joined the VRU, which was then called the Georgia Rehabilitation Center, in 1973. He start- ed as a vocational instructor in the radio, TV repair area. He relocated to the Education Department in 1987 and Academic 1 www.elecOackkirby.com