Staff News

Our 2020 Retirees

August 06, 2020
This year FOA said farewell to almost 50 wonderful employees with over 1,000 years of combined service to UC Davis! We thank each retiree for their years of service, commitment and dedication to making the university the best it can be every day.

Our 2019 Retirees

August 15, 2019
Nearly 60 FOA employees with a combined 1,427 years of service retired from UC Davis this year. We are grateful for their service to FOA and the university!

Our 2018 Retirees

June 12, 2018
Thank you and congratulations to our 2018 Retirees! Take a look at our stories recognizing the service and dedication of our retiring employees.

Our 2017 Retirees

July 27, 2017
Thank you and congratulations to our 2017 Retirees! Take a look at our stories recognizing the service and dedication of our retiring employees.

Remembering LaMetra Atkins

May 18, 2017
Colleagues remember LaMetra Atkins through homemade-quilts; 'LaMetra Atkins Customer Service Award' established

Our 2016 Retirees

June 23, 2016
Thanks and Congratulations to Our Retirees

Browse through stories about some of the our retiring employees, in recognition of their dedicated service to UC Davis.

Verne “Butch” Brodeur

Verne is retiring after 10 years as a technician for Microscope Services where he repaired and provided maintenance to over 1,000 microscopes throughout campus and the Medical Center. “We will miss Butch’s kindhearted nature and the personal attention he gave to his customers.” – Katie Jaramillo, Distribution Services

Facilities Management sets foundation for lifelong friendship

June 22, 2016

By Lauren Mascarenhas

When Brian Benchener and Steve Kynard started working for Facilities Management as construction electricians in 1995, they couldn’t have guessed that their time here would help cultivate a lifelong friendship.

After about seven years working as construction electricians, they finally met when they were both asked to join the alarm shop (their “anniversary” is April 1, 2002). Though first apprehensive about making the transition to the alarm shop, they soon made the place their own.