Glenn Baker, recruiter and training coordinator at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Covington (TCAT Covington) is retiring Sept. 30.
Baker graduated from the Tennessee Area Vocational-Technical School (TCAT Covington) and State Technical Institute Memphis and also attended the University of Memphis and University of Tennessee. Baker began his career with the college as the Sheet Metal trade instructor.
Later, the program changed names and became known as metal fabrication to include welding, and eventually only welding was taught in the program.
In 2000, Baker was promoted to his current position as recruiter and coordinator of special training until his retirement with 37 years of service.
Baker is a very active member of the community. He is a member and deacon of the Bright Hill Baptist church in Burlison in the Jamestown Community. His past and present community activities include: Covington Rotary Club and 6760 district governor assistant, Tipton Organized to Advance Leadership (T.O.T.A.L), West Star Leadership program, past president of Covington Tipton County Chamber of Commerce, and current member of the executive board of directors, director Carl Perkins Center for Child Abuse Center, Baptist Hospital-Tipton community board member, Patriot Bank community board member, United Way of Mid-South allocation committee, Covington Housing Authority commissioner and Tipton County Literacy Council.
The TCAT director, faculty and staff will host a retirement open house reception in honor of Mr. Baker on Friday, Sept. 19 from 3 - 5 p.m. at the college, 1600 Hwy 51 South, Covington. . Presentations are to begin at 3:30 p.m.
The public is invited to attend.