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July 6-- Southeastern Technical College (STC) announces the retirement of Registrar Karen Vereen. Vereen’s decision to retire was effective June 27, 2019.

vereenVereen served STC for 20 years, first as administrative secretary where she maintained budgets and kept up with advisory board meetings and minutes, to director of admissions and registrar when the college was Swainsboro Technical College, and most recently registrar for STC.

Vereen worked in the registrar’s office for fifteen years and said she’s always enjoyed her job. “It’s about bringing in students, getting them enrolled, and ultimately seeing them walk across the stage at graduation. Though my role wasn’t teaching, it was advising and encouraging students. It’s wonderful to see them out in the world and know the difference we’ve made,” said Vereen.

During her career, Vereen has worked alongside five college presidents and said there have been many changes. “In this time, we’ve become a college and now offer degree programs and implemented the semester conversion, to name a few,” said Vereen.

Vereen was responsible for maintaining safe keeping of student records and ensuring that the procedures of the registrar's office were strictly followed. She also compiled quarterly lists of students on the President’s List and planned and implemented graduation and certificate ceremonies. Vereen updated course catalogs and student schedules.

President Larry Calhoun about Vereen, “Karen was always on top of everything. I never worried about anything with the registrar’s office because I knew it would be just right. She’s made our whole system a lot better.”

Vereen’s retirement plans are to spend as much time as possible with her two grandchildren and to favor her lawn and flowers.

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