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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

March 31, 2011

Eight faculty members announce retirement

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Eight faculty members at Northwest Missouri State University have announced their intentions to retire after a combined 166 years of service at the University.

Northwest will honor the retirees during a Faculty Retirement Reception from 2:45 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. with formal presentations beginning at 3:30 p.m.

The retirees are:

Dr. Janice Brandon-Falcone

Dr. Janice Brandon-Falcone, professor of history, humanities, philosophy and political science

She began working at Northwest in 1988 and will retire Aug. 1

Dr. Carolyn McCall

Dr. Carolyn McCall, professor of curriculum and instruction

She began working at Northwest in 1986 and will retire May 2.

Dr. David McLaughlin

Dr. David McLaughlin, associate professor of history, humanities, philosophy and political science

He began working at Northwest in 1977 and will retire July 31.

Dr. Dean Sanders

Dr. Dean Sanders, professor of computer science and information systems

He began working at Northwest in 1999 and will retire April 30.

Carol Tjeerdsma

Carol Tjeerdsma, instructor of curriculum and instruction

She began working at Northwest in 1994 and will retire June 3.

Dr. Gary Ury

Dr. Gary Ury, associate professor of computer science and information systems

He began working at Northwest in 1995 and will retire July 31.

Connie Ury

Connie Ury, library assistant

She began working at Northwest in 1997 and will retire May 1.

Dr. Mike Wilson

Dr. Mike Wilson, associate professor of accounting, economics and finance

He began working at Northwest in 1986 and will retire May 2.

Frank Grispino

Dr. Frank D. Grispino, professor and director of the doctoral program

He began working at Northwest in 1965 and retired in August 2010.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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