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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

March 29, 2013

Northwest to honor six retiring faculty members

Northwest Missouri State University will honor six retiring faculty members who have dedicated a combined 155 years of service to the University.

Northwest will honor the retirees during its annual Faculty Retirement Reception at 3 p.m., Friday, April 12, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom. Refreshments will be served, and formal presentations begin at 3:30 p.m.

The retirees are:

  • Dr. David Easterla, distinguished university professor of biology, 48 years of service
  • Dr. Richard Fulton, professor of political science, 40 years of service
  • Dr. William Hedge, assistant professor of educational leadership, eight years of service
  • Dr. Nancy Mayer, associate professor of English, 13 years of service
  • Dr. Phil Messner, professor of professional education, 17 years of service
  • Laura Widmer, assistant professor of journalism, 29 years of service

For more information, please contact:

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

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468