Colleagues and friends gathered for the retirement reception for Associate Director of Admissions Frankie Mohlengraft last week in the Miller Hall lobby.
The reception allowed acquaintances to take pictures and express good wishes as Mohlengraft prepared for her last day on the job.
“She will be greatly missed,” said Melanie Brown, administrative assistant for the humanities department.
“She has a wealth of knowledge and is really helpful. She is a pleasant person to work with. We’ll miss her,” she added.
After six and a half years at the University of La Verne as the associate director of office operations for the admissions office, Frankie Mohlengraft celebrated her retirement last week with family and colleagues. The financial aid office bought a candy and soda gift basket for Mohlengraft, presented by her colleagues Mary Mester, Fernando Ramos and Toni Litke.
Mohlengraft’s employment here began in the fall of 1999. Even early on, she began doing more than her job description required.
“Frankie has transformed the operations and processes of the office of admission,” Dean of Admissions Ana Liza Zell said. “She played an integral role in the implementation of our software system Recruitment Plus.
Frankie quickly became the ‘computer geek’ in our office. She taught herself Access, Banner and Statistical Package for Social Science.”
Mohlengraft is looking forward to spending more time with her husband and her new grandson during her retirement years.
“She has been an invaluable resource to the community... an incredible asset to our office and an energetic contributor,” Zell said. “The gap left by her departure will not be easily filled and her strong work ethic, dedication and love for the students will be sorely missed.”
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