Rosetta Patterson is retiring from Hazard Community and Technical College after more than 28 years of working in five different departments and being responsible for a myriad of tasks.
She first started working in April 1992 and in August of that year, she completed her associate degree in Business Administration.
Patterson’s roles included Campus Communications Operator, Division Assistant for math and business faculty, Administrative Assistant I in Academics, Staff Support Associate for the Document Production Center, and Administrative Assistant II with Student Support Services.
“It has always been important to me to cultivate good working relationships with the faculty, staff, and students—developing those relationships was always a priority for me. Over the years, some have come and gone and will never be forgotten in my heart; I have friendships that will last a lifetime,” she observed. Patterson feels like she grew up at HCTC. “I will certainly miss seeing and talking with everyone during our daily routine—that’s one thing I will miss the most. Also, it was always a pleasure for me to assist students,” she said.
Renee Tabor, Student Support Services Director, noted, “What I – in fact the entire college – will miss about Rosetta is her consistently pleasant demeanor. She is always smiling and willing to help with any task. She will most certainly be missed, and we wish her a happy retirement.”
In her retirement, Patterson plans to help with her aging family members.
Rosetta, daughter of Anthony Richard (Dickie) Patterson and Sandra Lee Patterson, lives in Lost Creek in Perry County.