GWC Celebrates Melinda Blakesley for 50 Years of Service

On a perfect fall afternoon this past September, the George Williams College community gathered to honor food service manager Melinda Blakesley for 50 years of service to the college.

She began working in the GWC dining hall as a teenager. In fact, her high school graduation took place in the historic Lewis Auditorium, and her wedding reception with her husband, Marv Blakesley, was held in the Seabury Room. Through the decades that followed, her parents, sisters, and husband all worked on the campus in various roles.

Their family legacy embodies the GWC spirit of service to others. The dining room in the Beasley Campus Center has been named in her honor.