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March 29, 2018

Northwest announces retirements of 8 faculty members

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Northwest Missouri State University has announced the retirements of eight faculty members who have dedicated a combined 172 years of service to the University.

Northwest will honor the retirees during its annual Faculty Retirement Reception at 3 p.m., Friday, April 20, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom. Refreshments will be served, and formal presentations begin at 3:45 p.m.

Retirees participating in the reception are:

  • Dr. Jim Eiswert, associate professor of philosophy, 27 years of service
  • Brenda Ryan, senior instructor of English, 28 years of service
  • Dr. Karen Schaffer, assistant Professor of biology, 26 years of service
  • Lisa Stobbe, instructor of biology, nine years of service

Other retiring faculty members are:

  • Dr. Ben Collier, associate professor of economics, 37 years of service
  • Jon Gustafson, instructor of recreation, 11 years of service
  • Dr. Janet Marta, professor of marketing, 19 years of service
  • Rego Jones, senior instructor of agricultural sciences, 15 years of service

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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