Rachenko Ivan Petrovich (1918-2006)
Ivan Petrovich began to work at Pyatigorsk State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages in 1965 as an assistant and later the head of the Sub-department of Pedagogy and Psychology.
For success in scientific and vocational training of teachers I.P. Rachenko was given 12 government awards, among which – Ushinsky medal, Diploma of Honour of VDNKh ( the Exhibition of Achievements of the People's Economy) of the USSR, "High Achiever of Education" of RSFSR and USSR. Ivan Petrovich was a member of the Union of Journalists of the USSR and the International Association of Training of Specialists in the Field of the Human Relations.
Ivan Petrovich is a veteran of the Great Patriotic War. He passed a fighting way from the cadet to the Chief of Staff of the artillery corps, participated in liberation of Kizlyar, Stavropol, Kharkov, took part in fights for liberation of Budapest, Bucharest and a number of the cities of Bulgaria. Rachenko I.P. was awarded by medals of the Patriotic War of the Ist degree, the Red Star; medals "For Courage", "For Defense of the Caucasus", "For a Victory over Germany", "For Participation in the Great Patriotic War in 1941-1945.", anniversary medals.
After the war Ivan Petrovich lived in Moscow, taught in artillery academy. In the early sixties I.P. Rachenko moved to Kislovodsk where began to work as a principal, and then a head of the city Department of Education.
Haperskaya Nadezhda Yakovlevna (1927 - 1997)
From 1941 to 1945 together with contemporaries she was on duty on a roof of houses, extinguished incendiary bombs, was a patron of hospital, performed to wounded as a part of the concert crew.
In 1945. N. Y. Haperskaya entered the Leningrad Pedagogical Institute of foreign languages and after graduating from it she was directed to work in the Stavropol Pedagogical Institute of foreign languages. Having proved herself as a qualified specialist, she held a position of the acting head of the sub-department of French and Latin languages of the Stavropol Pedagogical Institute , became the head of the sub-department of French later. In 1959 she finished one-year postgraduate study at the Moscow State Pedagogical Institute of foreign languages.
After the merge of the departments of two higher education institutions – Stavropol and Pyatigorsk – she was sent to PSPIFL as the senior teacher. Later N. Y. Haperskaya headed department of French and German languages, and then department of French and Spanish languages of PSPIFL. In 1962 Nadezhda Yakovlevna was awarded an academic degree of Ph.D. in Philology, in 1965 – an academic status of the associate professor in the department of French philology. N. I Haperskaya always looked for new ways of efficiency in the increase of learning languages. Under her management 5 graduate students defended Ph.D. theses. She won deserved love and respect of students and teachers with exactingness, enthusiasm and pedagogical tact.