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Four More Retirees Join
Emeriti at UW-Eau Claire

 MAILED:  Aug. 18, 2003

EAU CLAIRE — Four faculty members at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire recently announced their retirement. Each received emeritus status.

Dr. Angelo Armendariz joined the UW-Eau Claire department of foreign languages faculty in 1970 and retired in May after 33 years of teaching Spanish and Italian. Interested in curriculum development, Armendariz played an important role in the development of the Latin American Studies program at UW-Eau Claire. In 1981 he was selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities to participate in a summer seminar at Cornell University, and from the fall of 1985 through spring 1987 he was acting chair of the department. He spent numerous summers participating in the study abroad program in Monterrey, Mexico, and was selected to lead the 1999-2000 fall semester UW-Eau Claire/Costa Rica study abroad program. Armendariz received his master’s and doctoral degrees from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

James Clute, lecturer in the music and theatre arts department, retired in May after 33 years of teaching the string bass at UW-Eau Claire. Clute divided his teaching time between UW-Eau Claire and the University of Minnesota, an arrangement that allowed him to perform with the Minnesota Orchestra for many years, touring extensively around the United States and abroad. He has also performed with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Phoenix Symphony. In 1988 the Minnesota American String Teachers Association named him “Teacher of the Year.” Clute was particularly proud of his many students who went on to work in professional symphonies. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Iowa.

David Ford Hansen, associate professor, retired in May after 26 years of teaching photography in the communication and journalism department at UW-Eau Claire. Hansen, who specializes in nature photography, has had photographs published in regional and national magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times. In 1985 he received the Pete Czura Memorial Photo Award from the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers, a group of Midwestern writers and photographers. Hansen earned his bachelor’s degree from Macalester College and a master’s degree from the University of Iowa.

Katherine McIntyre, assistant professor, library services, retired in July after almost 26 years of service at UW-Eau Claire. She first served in the Instructional Media Center, where she was responsible for audio visual cataloging and the volunteer Recording for the Visually Handicapped Program. She also served as the state audio visual cataloging resource person for the Wisconsin Interlibrary Service. In 1987 she moved to the cataloging department of the library, where she developed expertise and maintained subject and name authorities in the on-line database. McIntyre served on many library departmental committees, university committees and review boards and was active in state professional organizations. She also made many acting appearances in UW-Eau Claire Summer Theatre. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UW-Madison.

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Updated: August 18, 2003