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Surprise Sendoff: Employees at Pitt-Greensburg Hold a Surprise Retirement Party

by Florence Zhang

Photo Courtesy of Adi Goldstein on Unsplash

A group of faculty and staff are planning a surprise party for a very special employee. This party is set to take place on April 25 from 5-6:30pm at Hempfield Room.

Henry Forehan, the catering associate for Chartwells at Pitt-Greensburg, is retiring after nearly 22 years of hard work. He started with Chartwells on October 23, 2001 at a small sandwich and salad shop, which was located where the current Subway is.

Margo Elder, assistant director of dining services, shared her thoughts.

“He’s always working. Since I’ve started, in July of 2022, I haven’t had to worry about a single catering even because he had it under control,” Margo said.

When the catering service first took off, management had approached Forehan with the position of catering associate. After much contemplation, he took the job. 

“When he’s not working on catering, he helps in the kitchen with cleaning and prepping food,” Elder said.

The party planners wished for the party to be a surprise because of Forehan’s hardworking nature. 

“He does so much that we didn’t want him to have to worry about his own party,” Margo said.

In his free time, Forehan likes exploring the outdoors and going on hikes. He also cleans up litter on the street. 

Margo wants everyone at the Pitt-Greensburg campus to come and celebrate Forehan’s momentous achievements.

“He’s a vital and irreplaceable part of the team, and he will be missed,” said Elder.

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