Allen Community College is bidding adieu to a combined 72 years of teaching experience with the pending retirements of Roger Campbell, Walt Regehr and Deb Erikson.
Campbell was hired in 1981 as a social/behavioral sciences instructor and cross country/track and field coach. Including 10 years as a coach, he taught physical education courses for 38 years.
After a 22-year career as an Air Force fighter pilot, Regehr began his career in higher education at Neosho County in 1997. He began his tenure with Allen in 2000 as a mathematics instructor. He taught math and economics over his 19 years at Allen. He served 10 years as the division chair for the mathematics department.