A Personnel best for Sheila Lockton
Popular member of University staff's contribution recognised
The University's Senior Common Room on Friday, December
13 was the venue for a cheerful gathering of friends and colleagues, who met
to say thank you and farewell to Sheila Lockton, who retired at the end of
December 2002 after nearly 29 years working in the University.
A popular and well-known figure, Sheila
spent all her time working on personnel matters.
Originally appointed by Albert Roper, who held her in the highest
regard, she was one of those senior secretaries who play a crucial role in
anchoring major areas of University work. A
product of Wyggeston Girls’ Grammar School, Sheila spent several years in
the NHS including a spell as a personal secretary at the Towers Hospital
before arriving in the Fielding Johnson Building in April 1974.
She has often commented on the appropriateness of starting work at the
University on April Fools’ Day!
Exceptionally able, Sheila’s
thoughtfulness and attention to detail have been a benchmark over the years.
Her contribution to the University was recognised by the large
gathering of some eighty colleagues and friends, a number of whom had
themselves retired yet returned to join us in wishing Sheila well for the
future. She was greatly appreciative
also of all those friends who, though unable to attend, rang to express their
best wishes for her friendship over the years.
Sheila’s plans include spending more
time at home, reading, walking, travelling and doing all those things that she
has never had time to do in the past. She
has earned a long and prosperous retirement and our good wishes go with her.
Last updated: 17 December 2002 17:00
Created by: Rachel Tunstall
Maintained by: Barbara Whiteman
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