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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
( December 17, 1998)
SDSM& T TO RECOGNIZE TWO EMPLOYEES RETIRING AFTER 64 YEARS OF COMBINED SERVICE AT A RECEPTION ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 21
A reception will be held on the South Dakota campus on Monday, December 21, to recognize Bob Reznicek and Ralph Silcott of the Physical Plant who are retiring after a combined total of sixty- four years of service to the campus! The reception in their honor will be held from 9: 00 – 11: 00 a. m. in the Bump Lounge of the Surbeck Student Center. SDSM& T President Dr. Richard Gowen will present each of them with the honorary Grubby Plaque at 9: 15 a. m.
Reznicek and Silcott began working at the South Dakota Tech campus in 1966 within a few months of each other. They are both retiring effective December 31, 1998.
Reznicek started as an electrician on May 19, 1966, and later assumed other responsibilities at SDSM& T. In 1988 he became director of SDSM& T’s Physical Plant and has served in that capacity for the past ten years.
Silcott’s tenure with South Dakota Tech began on October 25, 1966. Over the years he has provided electrical, warehouse, mailroom and carpentry services to the university. Examples of his carpentry skills on campus are the cabinets he built for the rocks are displayed in the Museum of Geology.
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