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Retiring faculty, staff to be honored at dinner May 31

KU will honor retiring faculty and unclassified staff members with a dinner at 6 p.m. May 31 in the Kansas Union ballroom.

Chancellor Robert Hemenway and Senior Vice Provost Kathleen McCluskey-Fawcett will recognize the employees during the annual dinner.

Retirees may bring one guest. Cost for additional guests is $15. For reservations, send a check payable to KU to Debra Bia, Provost's Office, 250 Strong Hall. The reservation deadline is May 24.

Retirees, their departments and years of service are listed below:

  • Joanne K. Altieri, Office of Vice Provost for Research, 18
  • Susan Archer, Office of Vice Provost for Research, 22
  • Alan Black, urban planning, 26
  • Phillip Blackhurst, art, 38
  • Beverly Boyd, English, 45
  • Lawrence Brady, Kansas Geological Survey, 36
  • Robert Buddemeier, Kansas Geological Survey and geography, 17
  • Nancy Burich, KU Libraries, 31
  • Victor Contoski, English, 38
  • Jeree Catlin, Information Services, 21
  • Ben Cobb, mathematics, 43
  • Ray Davis, public administration, 35
  • Jennie Dienes, KU Libraries, 31
  • Sheryle Gallant, psychology, 12
  • Paul Garcia, education administration, 9
  • Gunda Georg, medicinal chemistry, 23
  • David Grisafe, Kansas Geological Survey, 36
  • James Helyar, KU Libraries, 48
  • Phillip Hofstra, design, 20
  • Robert Hohn, psychology and research in education, 39
  • Thorvald Holmes Jr., Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, 18
  • Wilma Holt, applied behavioral science, 37
  • Susan Iversen, student health services, 17
  • Roger Kaesler, Geology and Paleontological Institute, 41
  • Richard Kershenbaum, technical services/information services, 34
  • C. Edward Lan, aerospace engineering, 39
  • Yvonne Lang, Beach Center on Disability, 5
  • Marigold Linton, Office of the Provost, 7
  • Ken Lohrentz, KU Libraries, 23
  • Lawrence Maxey, music and dance, 37
  • A. Dwayne McCune, tertiary oil recovery, 10
  • Diane McDermott, psychology and research in education, 35
  • Diane McDiarmid, social welfare, 14
  • Fred McElhenie, student housing, 45
  • Douglas McKay, physics and astronomy, 37
  • Richard Nelson, University Career Center and psychology and research in education, 32
  • Barbara Paschke, Kansas NSF EPSCoR, 26
  • Ann Phillips, engineering, 20
  • Robert Price, art, 39
  • James Robbins, physics, 3
  • Dennis Quinn, English, 51
  • Jean Bragg Schumaker, applied behavioral science and Center for Research on Learning, 37
  • Barbara Shortridge, geography, 19
  • Lawrence Skelton, Kansas Geological Survey, 25
  • Charles Spellman, Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, 39
  • Marvin Stottlemeier, public administration and Continuing Education Public Management Center, YEARS MISSING
  • John Sweets, history, 35
  • W. Randall Van Schmus, geology, 40
  • Barbara Watkins, Continuing Education, 38
  • Donald Whipple, Design and Construction Management, 36
  • Bence Williams, Facilities Operations human resources, 27
  • Ramona Willits, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 25
  • Lawrence Wrightsman, psychology, 31
  • Akira Yamamoto, anthropology, 34
  • Lorna Zimmer, International Student and Scholar Services, 41.

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