Hoyle was a stay-at-home mother, and she wanted to start back to work part-time.
At the suggestion of her husband, Reggie, who worked at Gaston College as a part-time GED instructor, she joined the college as a part-time secretary for the GED and adult high school co-ordinators on the Lincolnton Campus. She became a full-time employee in 1994. In 1996, she joined the continuing education department under the supervision of Dr. John Merritt, then the director of continuing education.
Hoyle represented the college, 2002-04, as a member of the planning committee for the biennial North Carolina Community Colleges Adult Educators Association. She helped plan workshops for spring and fall conferences. She joined the economic work force development division on the Dallas Campus in 2011.
Hoyle says Gaston College is one of the best places she has ever worked.
“The people I work with are like extended family,” she said. “Everyone is so kind. It doesn’t seem like I’ve been here 25 years, and I plan to be here for at least 30 years before I retire.”
As a groundskeeper, Stroup performs all the necessary tasks to maintain the grounds at the college’s main campus and satellite locations.
This includes maintenance of lawns, plants, trees, parking lots, roadways and other areas of the campuses. He has been in the grounds department since he joined Gaston College in 1994.
Stroup has seen many changes on the college’s three campuses in 25 years, such as new construction, expansions and upgrades. Through it all, he has gone about his job not looking for recognition or attention and preferring to be a get-it-done type of worker. His quarter-century of hard work and dedication have made him a valuable, important, significant and appreciated staff member and his service has great meaning to the staff, faculty and students at Gaston College.
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