Longtime faculty, staff members retire

Several longtime Trine University faculty and staff brought their full-time careers to a close this spring. Faculty were honored with professor emeritus rank at the Commencement Breakfast on May 4.

William Maddock, associate professor, Ketner School of Business

For some, retirement is a time to relax. Others, like retired professor and coach Bill Maddock, stay as busy as ever. Read more

Donald Jones, Ph.D., professor, Department of Humanities and Communication

Don Jones, Ph.D., had taught at nine other universities before arriving at Tri-State. The camaraderie he found here, as well as the university’s emphasis on teaching over research, convinced him to stay here. Read more

Majid Salim, Ph.D., associate professor, McKetta Department of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering

When Majid Salim’s advisor for his Ph.D. program told him about a teaching opportunity in Angola, Salim told him he didn’t want to go overseas. Read more

Debra Ann Van Rie, Ph.D., professor, Department of Mathematics and Physics

For Deb Van Rie, Ph.D., Angola was a stop on the Indiana Toll Road between her home in Mishawaka and graduate school at Bowling Green State University. Read more

Randy White, vice president for student services

After a tenure that has seen sweeping changes to campus and explosive growth in the residential student body, Randy White has retired as vice president for student services at Trine University. Read more

Photo: From left, William Maddock, associate professor, Ketner School of Business; Donald Jones, Ph.D., Department of Humanities and Communication; Debra Van Rie, Ph.D., professor, Department of Mathematics and Physics; Majid Salim, Ph.D., associate professor, McKetta Department of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering; and Randy White, vice president for student services.