When working at a position for 17 years, a person can wear many different hats with that company. Adult and Career Development Director at Red River Technology Center, Anita Hasenmyer will be retiring from RRTC and leaving many positions behind.
“While being the Director of the Adult and Career Development I did a lot of other things for Red River Technology Center,” Hasenmyer said. “I was also Facility planner, transportation director, business director, fire fighting initiative, rural hospital and existing industry initiative and the GED director.”
While being a part of so many different responsibilities for RRTC, Hasenmyer looks back on her days with the school with great memories.
“Everyday was a different and interesting day for me,” Hasenmyer said. “I got to work with so many great people each day and that is one of the things that I’m going to miss the most.”
Hasenmyer said that with having as many responsibilities as she did her day did not consist of the normal 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. job.
“My usual days would usually be from 8 in the morning and I would usually leave here around 9 at night,” Hasenmyer said. “I would always have something going on through out the day that kept me busy.”
Before coming to RRTC Hasenmyer worked at Empire schools for 22 years as the business teacher. She said working there made it an easier transition to working at RRTC.
“I really enjoyed my time working at Empire,” Hasenmyer said. “Making the move to Red River from Empire was easier. It was a new place but it was also a smooth transition.”
Working for 17 years at the same job can be a reward in itself, however Hasenmyer noted the biggest rewards is helping the students and the people that she has met along the way.
“I have really enjoyed helping the different people who I have met in the area,” Hasenmyer said.
Helping many different people and spending time with people she’s worked with will be one fond memory for Hasenmyer. She said that she will also look back on the accomplishments that she has been a part of and able to witness with RRTC.
“Being a part of the addition of the new building and being able to help fix the scheduling changes that would help meet the needs of our clients better is one thing that I am most proud of here,” Hasenmyer said.
Hasenmyer said that with all of the new free time she is about to receive she plans on spending a lot of it with her family and friends.
“I’m just going to take the time that I’m getting and enjoy it,” Hasenmyer said. “I can not think of a better way to spend it than with my family and my friends.”
— Matt Tillson is a reporter for the Duncan Banner. He can be reached at 580-255-5354 Ext. 142 or via e-mail at email@example.com.