Friends bid farewell Wednesday night to Bill Matthews, also known as “Mr. Bill,” for his 31 years of service to the college community. Matthews has for many years been the friendly face at the front desk of the Physical Activities Center (PAC). He also helped with athletic contests, noted Athletic Director Sharon Spalding. “Bill is kind, gentle, and sincere. He truly cares about each student athlete, faculty, and staff member who walks through the PAC door,” Spalding said. “I will miss seeing his smile each early morning that I arrive and his remarks to ‘be careful on the way home my friend.'” The retirement celebration took place at the PAC during halftime of the basketball game versus Ferrum.