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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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MAILED: May 11, 2001

         EAU CLAIREóFaculty and staff from a number of departments recently have retired or will retire this spring from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
         John Buchholz, professor of English, will retire in May after teaching at UW-Eau Claire since 1969. He taught composition, film studies and American literature courses. He received his bachelorís degree from UW-Eau Claire and his doctorate from Texas Christian University.
         Donald Campbell, professor of chemistry, will retire in May after teaching at UW-Eau Claire for almost 32 years. His teaching curriculum included general and inorganic chemistry and quantitative analysis. He received his bachelorís degree from Iowa State University and his doctorate from the University of Illinois.
         Linda Cecchini, assistant professor of library services, will retire in May after 29 years at UW-Eau Claire. Cecchini manages McIntyre Libraryís collection of journals, newspapers, and microforms and has participated in the acquisition and promotion of Web-based electronic resources. Over the years, she has guided the library from the card catalog era through three major automation projects. Cecchini received her bachelorís degree from the University of Kansas and her masterís degree from the University of Denver.
         Karen Danielson, associate professor of family health nursing, will retire in May after being a faculty member at UW-Eau Claire since 1972. Danielson taught nursing processes, communication and assessment, nursing care for older adults and hospitalized adult patients, and wellness and health care courses. She received her bachelorís degree from Gustavus Adolphus College and her masterís degree from the University of Minnesota.
         Richard deGrood, professor of philosophy and religious studies, will retire in May after teaching at UW-Eau Claire since 1974. deGrood taught introduction to world religions, religion and morality, early Christianity, religion in America, and ethics of health care as well as an honors colloquium course titled ďImages of Nature, Humanity and the Divine.Ē He also chaired the department from1989 to 1998 and again from 1999 to 2000. He received his bachelorís degree from St. Maryís University-Winona, his theology degree from Gregorian University in Rome, Italy, and his doctorate from McMaster University in Ontario.
         Susanne Felber, assistant director of the Admissions office, retired in March after working at UW-Eau Claire since 1969. She began her 32-year career as a head resident/counselor in Housing. In 1974 she joined Admissions, where she worked as a counselor responsible for high school recruitment, and in 1980 she was named the assistant director of the office. Felber received her bachelorís degree from the University of North Dakota and her masterís degree from UW-La Crosse.
         John Glenz, acting assistant director of Facilities Planning and Management, retired in March after seven years at UW-Eau Claire. He brought with him a wealth of experience, primarily garnered from his work at the Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company and his academic background in electrical engineering, to improve campus facilities. Glenz received bachelorís degrees from UW-Eau Claire and UW-Madison.
         Tim Hirsch, professor of English, will retire in May after teaching at UW-Eau Claire for 34 years. He taught composition, film, American literature survey and individual author courses, English core courses, and courses on Wisconsin writers. He received his bachelorís degree from Northland College, his masterís degree from Bowling Green State University and his doctorate from the University of Minnesota.
         Henry Lippold, professor of communication and journalism, will retire in May after teaching at UW-Eau Claire for nearly 30 years. Lippold established UW-Eau Claireís broadcast journalism program in 1972 and has trained many radio and television journalists across the country. He received his bachelorís degree from UW-Madison and his masterís from Northwestern University.
         Paul Merlo, associate professor of French, will retire in May after teaching at UW-Eau Claire for 30 years. He taught all levels of the French language, French civilization, and French literature. He received his bachelorís degree from Humboldt State College and his masterís and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
         Joan Rohr Myers, senior lecturer of communication and journalism, will retire in May after working at UW-Eau Claire since 1976. During her tenure with the university, Myers served as director of human relations and affirmative action from 1985 to 1993 and chaired the history department from 1998 to 2000. Most recently she taught fundamentals of speech, women and the media, interpersonal communication, and writing for television and radio courses. She received her bachelorís degree from St. Louis University and her masterís degree from Marquette University.
         David Nelson, professor of communication disorders, will retire in May after teaching 11 years at UW-Eau Claire. He taught courses in audiology and aural rehabilitation and researched speech for the deaf. He received his bachelorís degree from Minot State University, his masterís degree from Vanderbilt University and his doctorate degree from Kansas University.
         David Nuesse, professor of mathematics, will retire in May after 36 years at UW-Eau Claire. Nuesse taught math foundations courses, including algebra, precalculus mathematics and discrete mathematics. From 1971 to 1994 he chaired the computer science department. Nuesse received his bachelorís degree from Luther College and his masterís and doctoral degrees from Vanderbilt University.
         Stephen Rosolack, associate professor of music, will retire in May after teaching at UW-Eau Claire since 1985. In the classroom he lectured in music literature, music history, and beginning and advanced conducting. He also directed the Womenís Concert Chorale and the Symphonic Choir. He received two bachelorís degrees from UW-Eau Claire, a masterís from UW-Madison and a doctorate from the University of Illinois, Urbana.
         Robert S. Scott, professor of kinesiology and athletics, will retire in May after being a faculty member at UW-Eau Claire since 1966. Scott taught teacher preparation courses, served as director of academic programs from 1991 to 1995 and coached the menís tennis team from 1966 to 1992. He received his bachelorís and masterís degrees from UW-La Crosse and his doctorate from Indiana University.
         Anders Shafer, professor of art, will retire in June after teaching at UW-Eau Claire for 33 years. Shafer, who joined the university in 1968, teaches life drawing, color, illustration and painting courses and has been instrumental in the development of the art major's illustration emphasis. In 2000 he was named the second recipient of the Maxwell Schoenfeld Distinguished Professorship, which recognizes a commitment to the university, achievement in scholarship and a commitment to student learning and life. He received his bachelorís degree from the University of Iowa and his master of fine arts degree from the University of Cincinnati.
         Edwin Smith, professor of music and theatre arts, will retire in May after teaching at UW-Eau Claire for 27 years. Smith taught music therapy, orchestration, theory pedagogy, introduction to 20th-century techniques, music appreciation and various graduate theory and music history courses. He received his bachelorís degree from the University of Illinois, his masterís degree from Florida State University, and his doctorate from the University of Kentucky.
         Karen Witt, associate professor of nursing systems, will retire in May after teaching at UW-Eau Claire for nearly 26 years. Witt taught fundamentals of nursing, medical-surgical nursing, and nursing management and leadership. She received her bachelorís and masterís degrees from UW-Madison.
         Richard Witt, associate professor mathematics, will retire in May after 26 years of service to UW-Eau Claire and 32 years in the UW System. Witt taught courses in statics, dynamics, differential equations, calculus and algebra. He also was instrumental in developing the mathematical methods in business and mathematical ideas courses at UW-Eau Claire. He received his bachelorís and masterís degrees from UW-Madison.
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Updated: May 11, 2001