PAT Foreman has said farewell to St Vincent College in Gosport after 36 years of service.
The 70-year-old from Hazelwood in Stubbington has just retired from the college in Mill Lane.
Pat started as a volunteer when it was a school back in 1975.
And when the school later became a college she applied for a job there.
She has been working as a resources technician, helping staff and students with printing resources.
A tea party was organised to celebrate Pat’s retirement.
‘I was quite emotional,’ she said. ‘The staff gave me such a lovely party. I didn’t expect it.
‘They are all very friendly. Some of them have been here nearly as long as I have.
‘They were happy times. I liked working there.
‘It was a challenge at times but I got on and did it. I’m going to miss everybody.’
Principal Di Lloyd said: ‘Pat has had a tremendous career at St Vincent and she was undoubtedly one of our most vital employees.’
She added: ‘Her loyalty to the college, and formerly the school, was exemplary and she will be sorely missed.’