CHARLESTON - A reception is set for July 6 to honor Laura Vance, who will retire at the end of July from her position as associate superintendent of operations of the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston.
The reception, which will include refreshments, honoring Ms. Vance will be from 12:30-2 p.m. July 6 at Charleston United Methodist Church, 1700 East Marshall St. The public is invited to attend.
Ms. Vance has been employed by the Missouri Department of Corrections for 21 years beginning as an office secretary. While employed with the Department of Corrections, she earned her college degree and her certification from the Department.
In June 2001, she came to Charleston while the center was under construction. She served as assistant superintendent and was later promoted to associate superintendent of operations.
She and her husband, Randy, are looking forward to retirement in Texas.