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SMBA honors longtime employees

Front row, left to right: Margo McClintock, Donna Pizana, Pauline Vargas, Mary Alice Gallegos, Barbara Peters. Back row, left to right: Corey Boyer, Staci Wade, Mary Anders, Dale Nave, President John Garrison, who presented the awards, and Tom Rhodes. Not pictured are Vickie Boyer, Patrice Flores-Chaney, Keri Rhodes, Anita Patlan, David Welch, and Katherine Oefinger. Photo by Don Anders.  


San Marcos Baptist Academy (SMBA) honored 16 employees on April 22 with awards that celebrated their 200 combined years of service.

SMBA Internal Auditor Mary Anders was honored for 35 years of service. Mary Alice Gallegos of the laundry service and School Seamstress Pauline Vargas were both honored with pins marking their 30 years of service to the Academy.

Katherine Oefinger, girls dormitory director, received a pin for her 15 years at the Academy. Margo McClintock, Dale Nave, Barbara Peters, Staci Wade, Anita Patlan, and David Welch all received pins for their ten years of service.

Those receiving pins for five years of service at the Academy were Corey Boyer, M. Patrice Flores-Chaney, Vickie Boyer, Donna Pizana, Keri Rhodes and Tom Rhodes.

SMBA President Dr. John Garrison presented the awards during a school-wide reception honoring the employees.