Changing of the Times…

Ron Atticks…the man…the myth…the legend.

Mr. Atticks has been a fixture at CPAVTS for 31 years. During his time at CPAVTS, he has grown the Graphic Communications program with the changing times. From letter press printing, to offset printing; and then computers, to the desktop publishing we see taught today. He has been here for it all. It is only fitting that the era of print ends with him.

Speaking with Ron, he recalls a favorite memory: “I had a student that almost quit school! I watched as they turned their life around. They became a state contestant for SkillsUSA, and then they succeeded in their career in the Graphics field.” He remarked that he also enjoys contact with former students, hearing of their successes and even receiving invitations to their weddings. He also enjoyed the yearly Skills door decorating holiday competition, and why wouldn’t he? The Graphics program won the competition countless times for each category.

Although there are joyous memories, Ron is more than ready to get retirement started, beginning in June with a wedding reception and then traveling across the country, touring the west coast. His fun doesn’t stop there though, he also has plans to see the US Open! He plans to stay active, with various interests such as volunteering, golfing, gardening, and swimming. He is looking forward to spending lots of time with his new wife, family, and especially their grandchildren. We couldn’t be happier for you sir.

Enjoy your retirement and thank you for the years of dedication to CPAVTS!