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Long-time WFF employee retires

October 3, 2008

Michael J. Duplessis, Sr., a long-time employee of WFF Facilities Services, is retiring today after 24 years of loyal service to WFF and to Loyola University New Orleans.

“Michael has been noteworthy during his service here for his consistent diligence and trustworthiness,” notes Paul Fleming, assistant vice president for administration at Loyola. “He has always been unfailingly cheerful and willing to take on whatever task needed to be done. We will miss Michael, but we wish him the very best in his well-earned retirement.”

Duplessis, a corporate cleaner and floor technician, has been a fixture on Loyola’s campus, working nights keeping the floors in the Communications/Music Complex, Monroe Library, Monroe Hall and Marquette Hall in pristine condition. While he is looking forward to his retirement, Duplessis said he will miss the many friends he has made at Loyola.

“I’m going to miss the students, the folks in the buildings where I worked, and all my coworkers in the physical plant crew. These are my friends and I’m going to miss them all,” Duplessis said.

In addition to doing more fishing after his retirement, Duplessis said he plans to continue his work at St. Matthew United Church of Christ.

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