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March 25, 2021

Northwest announces retirements of 10 faculty members


Northwest Missouri State University has announced the retirements of 10 faculty members who have dedicated a combined 251 years of service to the University.

Faculty retiring from Northwest at the conclusion of Northwest’s spring semester are listed below.

  • Nancy Farlow, Horace Mann Laboratory School faculty in the School of Education, 32 years of service
  • Christina Heintz, senior instructor of mathematics and statistics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 36 years of service
  • Cindy Kenkel, assistant professor of management in the Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth School of Business, 23 years of service
  • Ernest Kramer, professor of music in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, 36 years of service
  • Brian Lanier, professor of music in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, 19 years of service
  • Brenda Lewis, senior instructor of English in the Department of Language, Literature and Writing, 14 years of service
  • Cheryl Malm, professor of mathematics and statistics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 32 years of service
  • Mary Shepherd, professor of mathematics and statistics, in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 20 years of service
  • Sue Wood, associate professor of professional education in the School of Education, eight years of service
  • Lori Zech, senior instructor of communication in the School of Communication and Mass Media, 31 years of service 

Northwest will honor its retirees this spring during an invitation-only event. Members of the Northwest community also are encouraged to contact these faculty members to wish them well.


Media contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704