Saying goodbye

Published 3:06 pm Monday, April 23, 2007

By By Lisa Tindell – news writer
Two long-time employees of Jefferson Davis Community College joined the ranks of the retired as they were honored during a reception held on the college campus Thursday.
Mike Tedder is making a move to retirement after 30 years instructing students in the fields of math and physics.
Tedder, who began his college education at Jefferson Davis Junior College, returned to the school to teach thousands of students during his tenure there.
Tedder said he plans to become a &#8220professional uncle” in the coming years as he moves to be near his sister and her family in North Carolina.
Doug Barnes, who has served as the upholstery instructor on the Holman Prison Campus for Jefferson Davis Community College, will be leaving his post after 15 years of instructing.
Former instructors and employees of the college as well as current staff and faculty at the college attended the reception held in the lobby of the Patterson Auditorium on the campus of Jefferson Davis Community College.
The instructors will officially retire at the end of the semester and will finish their time in the classroom during the first week of May.