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Educators, friends retiring

March 2010

Two educators with long and distinguished histories will say goodbye to Trine University’s classrooms and campus when they retire this spring.

Dr. Dolores Tichenor, professor of mathematics, Assistant Vice President for Study Abroad and Director of Institutional Planning and Development retires after 43 years at the university. Trine has recognized her many contributions with numerous awards throughout the years, including its Woman of Distinction, McKetta Excellence in Teaching, Barrenbrugge Excellence in Teaching and Jannen Renaissance Scholar awards.

Tichenor joined Tri-State University, now Trine, in September 1967 as a mathematics instructor.

Dr. Lawrence Samuelson, a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, retires after 27 years with the university. Samuelson earned numerous McKetta Awards for Excellence in Teaching, and has collected as many faculty awards as any member in university history. He has served on the Faculty Promotions Committee since 1992, and served 12 years on the key Curriculum and Academics Committee of the faculty.

Before joining Tri-State in 1983, he worked on fusion reactions at the Princeton Plasma Physics Project.

Kudos to Profs

Spring 2010

We are proud of the following accomplishments by our talented faculty members:

  • English professor Dr. Tim Hopp, business professor Dr. Sherry Shipley, Director of Student Success and Retention Deb McHenry and Academic Support Services Director Kathie Wentworth served as session moderators for "Crossing the Finish Line: Critical Retention Challenges" for the 2010 Fort Wayne Teaching Conference at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne on Feb. 26. The event featured retention specialist Dr. John Gardner, who leads a movement to persuade colleges to change their approaches to working with first-year students.

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