Executive assistant bids farewell

Colleen Catling

Colleen Catling

After 29 years of working at Brock, Colleen Catling is retiring.

The executive assistant to the Dean of Applied Health Sciences will work her last day here on May 31. She plans to do more volunteer work, photography and spending time with her family.

Catling started at Brock in 1982 after her position at Montreal Engineering was downsized. It was the first and only time Catling applied for employment insurance, she said, but she was hired at Brock before her claim was even processed.

She spent four years as a computer operator before becoming an academic administrative assistant in Geography, a position she held for 11 years. She moved to Applied Health Sciences in 1997.

Catling describes retirement as bittersweet. She will spend more time with her husband, Alan, who has retired from Petro Canada. She also plans a summer trip to the west coast, visiting family along the way. But she will miss Brock.

“I’ve made great contacts here,” she said. “I’ve been at Brock for 30 years, and I will definitely be missing those people.”

There will be a celebration for Catling at Pond Inlet on Friday, May 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Bev Minor at bminor@brocku.ca

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