Friday, June 15, 2012

Longest-serving UIS employee retires

On June 30, Lynne Price intends to sleep in, get the newspaper and have coffee with her dogs on her patio. Beyond that, she has no plans for her first day of retirement after nearly 42 years at the University of Illinois Springfield.

Price, UIS’s director of campus health services, joined then-Sangamon State University as its one-and-only staff nurse in September 1970. She is the university’s longest-serving employee.

“I must have been interviewed by about 40 people in the Myers Building downtown,” she recalled. “Jerry Curl (an SSU administrator) came out of an office and said, ‘We’d kind of like you to stay two years. Can you do that?’ “

Price agreed.

“It’s the best decision I’ve ever made in my life to come here,” she said. “It’s been a great ride, let me tell you.”

Price was featured in a June 14, 2012, article in the State Journal-Register.

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