Mary Baldwin University recognized two faculty members and one staff member who have devoted a collective 95 years to the college. Ellen Holtz, Stevens Garlick, and Bill Little were honored on Monday, May 3, at President Pamela Fox’s campus residence.
Ellen Holtz, coordinator of financial aid for the Baldwin Online and Adult Programs and graduate studies, has a long association with Mary Baldwin University. She graduated from the college in 1960, and she retired in March after almost 45 years of dedicated service. She held positions in the Admissions Office, the Registrar’s Office, and, finally, in financial aid. She has witnessed changes in the appearance, the students, and the way things work at Mary Baldwin.
Stevens Garlick, professor of German, attracts an appreciative audience wherever he goes, whether he is in the classroom or on the stage. He continually hones his passion for music by performing in various concerts and operas. In a March concert, he sang in Czech for what he called his Mary Baldwin ‘swan song.rsquo; Garlick is retiring as professor emeritus after 20 years at Mary Baldwin, but he will continue to teach at Mary Baldwin part time. Of his association with the Baldwin Online and Adult Programs, he says: “The greatest reward is people who hug you when they graduate and say they couldn’t have done it without you.’
Bill Little, associate professor of social work came to Mary Baldwin in 1973 to create and direct the social work program. Little appropriately measures the program’s success by the increasing numbers of students enrolled and the news he gets from graduates about their acceptances to graduate school or new social-services positions. Little retired last fall as professor emeritus.