UNF's oldest employee celebrates 83rd birthday

Published On: Mar 14 2013 03:23:51 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 14 2013 03:27:13 PM EDT
Melba Rowe's birthday
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A employees special celebration today at the University of North Florida.

The University of North Florida honored its oldest employee Thursday.

Melba Rowe turned 83 years old.  Since 1999, she has worked with the college's parking services helping students with any parking woes and giving directions.

Her co-workers say they can always count on her.

Rowe seemed to like all the attention ... especially the birthday crown.

She says her secret to keeping young is eating well and working.