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Hall retires from DPS with 27 years of service

Buddy HallBuddy Hall’s best memories of his 27-year tenure in the Department of Public Safety at Transylvania center on his involvement with students.

“The most rewarding thing about my job was the relationships you build with students,” said Hall, who retired in December 2010. “Occasionally they would even send me thank you letters.”

Hall also played a role in admissions by helping to facilitate campus visits by prospective students and their families. “I would help them with directions around campus or with knowing where to find promotional materials,” he said. “I probably helped bring a lot of students to Transylvania.”

Hall, who retired with the rank of lieutenant, was mostly assigned to night patrol, except for his final two years when he was a dispatcher. His supervisor upon retirement, Director of Public Safety Richard Cook, had nothing but praise for Hall’s service to the university.

“Buddy was a valuable asset to the Department of Public Safety,” Cook said. “His years of experience and his ability to use that experience in a positive way made him a leader in our department and well respected by faculty, staff, and students. He will be missed not only in DPS, but throughout the Transy community.”

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