Viking Views 2022

30 Years of Service Sharon Hoeflicker

What different roles did you hold over the years at MVC? I was in the Business Office in Ferguson Center for 9 years, then moved to Baity Hall in 2001 to be Dr. Earl Wellborn’s Administrative Assistant in the Education Office. In 2005, Dr. Wellborn was appointed Chief Academic Officer and I moved up with him to be his Administrative Assistant. I held that position (and had four other bosses after Dr. Wellborn) until I retired May 31, 2022, ending with the title of Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Can you describe a few of your favorite memories during your time at MVC? I have so many wonderful memories of my time at MVC. In 2007, I was honored with being named the President’s Staff Excellence Award winner, and in 2013 I was named the Valley Women’s Hall of Fame Outstanding Woman, two very special times for me. I’ve always enjoyed the Homecomings and seeing former students. The Academic Affairs Office is in charge of Convocation and the MVC Scholar awards banquet. I enjoyed planning and facilitating Valley was my second home for 30 years, so my last day of work on May 31 was a little bittersweet. I’ve worked with a lot of great people over the years. I worked under four Presidents and have had five bosses in the Vice President of Academic Affairs Office, so lots of memories there. While I knew I was ready to retire, I was a little anxious about it because I still liked my job and the people I worked with, and my community connections/involvement identified me with Missouri Valley. So saying goodbye was hard. My retirement reception was so special and heartwarming. I received so many nice notes, emails, and phone calls from faculty and staff that meant so much to me. It was surreal and felt funny that I would not be setting my alarm and going into work the next day. How will you continue to stay connected and involved with MVC? I will always be a Viking fan cheering from the sidelines. I will support and give back to the College in any way I these two important events and also helping with other events such as the Maastricht Institute of Entrepreneurship and the end of year Recognition Banquet, and others. What feelings/emotions did you have on your last day of work at MVC?

can. I’ll still enjoy attending Valley socials, events, and games and keeping in touch with my Valley friends. And being Ken Kujawa’s sidekick will help me stay connected too. Over my 30 years, I’ve watched Valley grow and change and will continue to be an advocate for the institution. Anything else you want to add about your thoughts or feelings on Missouri Valley? I am proud to say that I worked at Missouri Valley College for 30 years. I’m grateful that God put me at Valley and enriched my life in so many ways. I’m thankful for the experiences I had and the friendships made. Valley will always be in my heart. Valley Will Roll! 19 23

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