By Caroline Ryan
Public safety officer Rosemary Spitaleri is retiring on Dec. 31 after 35 years at Post. Spitaleri began her career in the custodial department but then applied to a position in the public safety office and was accepted for the job in 1988.
“My favorite thing about working here is the summer time; it’s usually a little slower,” she said. “Years ago, we used to have lunch together and it was always nice. The people I met here are like my second family.” During her time at Post, Spitaleri also used to play on the police departmemt softball league in which she was the only woman who signed up to play. She describes it as one of the best times during her career.
After Spitaleri retires, she hopes to spend her time traveling, visiting family she hasn’t seen in a long time and also spending time with her grandchild in Pennsylvania. Spitaleri also plans to visit South Dakota to see Mount Rushmore.
“I’m going to miss all the students and faculty and the people I’ve met and worked with over the years, and all the interaction,” Spitaleri said. “I loved working here and I’m glad I was able to do my job, but now it’s time for me to move on.”