Retta Guthrie retiring as vice president of Business Affairs at OCtech

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Retta Guthrie will spend her last day as vice president of Business Affairs at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College on July 31.

Wonderful friends, a job with an ever-changing variety of duties and the sense that she was “doing something really worthwhile and meaningful,” kept her there for 26 years. “I’ve had several really good jobs, but this is — hands down — the best job I’ve ever had,” she said.

However, there comes a time when something tells you “it’s time to go,” Guthrie said.

She was recently cleaning out the paperwork and other items she’d collected over more than two and a half decades when she found a box of old memos. They had a notation at the bottom where she’d listed the names of people she sent the memos to.

“Sometimes it was (sent to) 10 or 15 people,” she said. “I went through a whole file and found that not one of them was still here. I said, ‘Okay, that’s the sign. It’s time to move on.”

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