Few Fermilab employees can say they’ve worked at the laboratory for 40 years. Erene Noyola is one of them, having worked as an administrative support staff member in both the Accelerator and Technical divisions for almost 41 years. She celebrates her retirement this week.
Noyola came to Fermilab in 1972, working as a receptionist and secretary in an office directly across from the Main Control Room for the Accelerator Division. After working in the Radiation Physics Department in 1979 for two years, she moved once more back to the Accelerator Division. In 1981, she transferred to the Industrial Building complex to work for the Technical Division, then called Technical Support. She has worked for the Technical Division ever since, currently as an administrative assistant for the TD Magnet Systems Department under Gueorgui Velev.
Velev says her work is outstanding and that she will be missed.
“Erene is the best administrative assistant with whom I’ve ever worked,” he said.
Having just wed on June 8, Noyola will move with her husband to Hernando, Miss. They will devote time to travel, and she’ll dedicate some of her time doing what she loves—working on handmade crafts. The neighborhood children have already signed up for time to work on crafts and make delicious baked goods with her, Noyola said.
Noyola’s last day at the laboratory is June 14. The Technical Division is hosting a cake-and-coffee reception for her on Thursday, June 13, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Kuhn Barn. Please stop by to wish her well.