Annual Retirement Luncheon Honorees

Tuesday, June 2, 1997

Donald Aaker

Campus Security Supervisor, University Operations. Donald began working at Mankato State University in June 1986 and retired on June 1, 1998. His plans for retirement include playing golf.

Dr. Gaber Abou Elenein

Dean, College of Business. Gaber started his career at Mankato State University in September 1968 and retired December 5, 1997. He is currently working in Cairo, Egypt.

Anita Bauer

Military Science, College of Education. Anita began working at MSU in August 1977 and she will retire on July 8, 1997. She plans to travel as much as possible when she retires.

Bill Bleasdell

Building Services, University Operations. Billy started working at Mankato State University in August 1981 and retired April 14, 1998.

Elizabeth Borchardt

Chairperson and Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,

College of Education. Elizabeth received a Bachelor of Science degree from Mankato State University in 1979 and a Master of Science degree here in 1985. She also received an Education Specialist degree from MSU in 1990. Elizabeth began her career at Mankato State University in September 1980 and will retire on June 30, 1998. When she retires she plans on enjoying her northwoods lake cabin, playing with her four grandchildren, and traveling with her husband.

Georgene Brock

Women’s Athletic Director and Assistant Professor of Athletics,

Student Affairs. Georgene started working at Mankato State College in September 1964 and retired on June 12, 1998. She plans to re-focus on golf, travel, visiting friends, home improvement, reading and resting. She also plans to get a dog.

William J. Brown

Associate Professor of Business and Technology Education,College of Education. Bill started teaching at Mankato State College in September 1964. He will retire on August 7, 1998. When retired, he plans to play Grandpa for a while.

Nancy Burger

Building Services, University Operations. Nancy began working at Mankato State University in December 1989 and she retired on March 13, 1998.

Helen Crase

Centennial Student Union, Student Affairs.

Helen began working at Mankato State College in November 1962. She retired on March 17, 1998. She spends time walking, hiking, gardening, doing outdoor cooking and, on some mornings, just sleeping in. Helen is active in Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Association, where she is a life-time member.

Dr. Urvin Dickman

Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education. Dr. Dickman began his teaching career at Mankato State College in September 1966 and he will retire on June 30, 1998. After retirement he plans to be active with Loyola High School and offer training workshops on stress, middle level education, and discipline. He also plans to remain on the State Board for Middle Schools, and write articles with Dr. C. Milburn, University of South Dakota.

Geraldine Evers

Veterans’ Certification Officer and Advisor, Registrar’s Office, Student Affairs. Geraldine began working at Mankato State University in July 1975. She retired on January 9, 1998. She plans to devote more time to her family and to her hobbies, including: crocheting, sewing, writing poetry, floral arranging, and stamp collecting. She also plans to travel and go fishing.

Henrietta Fleming

Art, College of Arts and Humanities. Henrietta started working at Mankato State University in August 1983 and she retired on March 2, 1998. Henri plans to finish settling into her house and work outdoors in her 4-acre yard, transplanting flowers and gardening.

Dr. Merrill Frydendall

Professor of Biology, College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Dr. Frydendall began teaching at Mankato State in September, 1966 and will retire on June 12, 1998. When he retires, he plans on doing whatever he wants to do, whenever he wants to do it.

Lynnette Halvorson

Registrar’s Office, Student Affairs. Lynnette started working at Mankato State University in January, 1983. She retired on October 1, 1997.

Dr. Layne Hopkins

Professor of Computer and Information Sciences, College of Science, Engineering and Technology. Dr. Hopkins’ teaching career at Mankato State College started in September 1971 and he retired on June 12, 1998. He plans to enjoy having the time to relax and to take care of his farm.

Dr. David Janovy

Director of Gerontology Program and Professor of Sociology and Corrections,

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Janovy began working at Mankato State College in September, 1968 and he will retire on June 12, 1998. When he retires he plans to enjoy reading, writing, sunshine and flowers.

Dr. Preben Jensen

Professor of Mechanical Engineering College of Science, Engineering and Technology. Dr. Jensen started teaching at Mankato State University in September 1986. He will retire on June 12, 1998.

Myrna Just

Registered Nurse Practitioner, Student Health Services, Student Affairs.

Myrna began working at Mankato State College in September 1970 and she retired on March 20, 1998. Her plans for retirement include walking, reading, playing, and laughing a lot.

Charles Keal

Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Sciences, College of Science, Engineering and Technology. Charles started teaching at Mankato State University in August 1987 and he retired on June 12, 1998. When he retires he is planning on traveling, and pursuing his interest in the arts.

Patricia Keogh

Director and Assistant Professor of Human Performance, College of Allied Health and Nursing. Patricia received a Bachelor of Science degree from Mankato State College in 1961, and a Master of Science degree here in 1967. Her career at Mankato State College started in September 1967. She will retire on June 12, 1998. Her plans for retirement include catching up on deferred projects at home and lake, enjoying more "play" time with family, and traveling. Eventually, she plans to move to the Brainerd Lakes area.

Helen Jo Langevin-Paul

Assistant Professor of School of Nursing, College of Allied Health and Nursing. Helen started teaching at Mankato State University in September 1979 and she retired on June 12, 1998. She plans to continue in private practice in her specialty area of nursing services. She also hopes to travel more (possibly away from Minnesota winters), learn how to quilt and embroider on her new sewing machine, and study philosophy, history, and medical ethics.

Dr. Kuhn H. Lee

Director of International Student Office, Student Affairs.

Dr. Lee received a Master of Arts degree from Mankato State College in 1971 and began his career at Mankato State College in July 1971. He retired on June 30, 1998. His plans for retirement include spending more time with parents, children and grandchildren. He will also continue to volunteer for community services, travel and golf.

Frances McDonald

Chairperson and Professor of Library Media Education, College of Education. Frances received a Master of Science degree from Mankato State in 1970. She started her career at Mankato State College in September 1970 and retired on June 30, 1998. She plans to continue her professional work and enjoy her hobbies.

Janet Mickelson

Extended Campus, Graduate Studies. Janet began working at Mankato State College in November 1973 and she retired on December 31, 1997. Her plans include traveling.

Mary Jane Patchin

Assistant Professor of Business Education, College of Education. Mary Jane received a Bachelor of Science degree from Mankato State College in 1959, and a Master of Science from Mankato State College in 1965. Her teaching career at Mankato State College started in September 1968. She retired on June 12, 1998. She plans to visit with friends and family, enjoy both spectator and participatory sports, work on over 30 years of unfinished home projects, set her own daily schedules, and reflect on her many enjoyable students.

Dr. Dwain Petersen

President of Faculty Association and Professor of Educational Foundations, College of Education. Dr. Petersen’s career at Mankato State College began in September 1964 and retired June 30, 1997. He plans to continue his world travel and community service.

Roger Reed

Electrical Services, University Operations. Roger began working at Mankato State College in August 1965 and he retired on October 14, 1997. His plans include relaxing and just enjoying his retirement.

Bruce Ruble

Assistant Professor of Business Education, College of Education. Bruce received a Bachelor of Science degree from Mankato State College in 1962 and a Master of Science degree here in 1968. He started his teaching career at Mankato State College in March 1968 and he retired on June 12, 1998. He intends to sit back in the next few months and make plans for the future.

David Ruthenbeck

Assistant Professor of First Year Experience, Student Affairs. David received a Bachelor of Science degree from Mankato State College in 1963 and a Master of Science degree here in 1970. He began his career at Mankato State College in September 1970 and he retired on June 12, 1998. His retirement plans include travel and fun times.

Anita Seigler

Marketing and International Business, College of Business. Anita received an Associate of Science degree from Mankato State University in 1993. She started working at Mankato State University in December 1976 and she retired on March 17, 1998. Her plans for retirement include writing a "Mother-to-Children" narrative as a legacy to her four children, putting photographs in albums, and traveling as much as possible. Her dream destinations include Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Denmark, and England, where she hopes to have tea with the queen.

Dr. Scott Shrewsbury

Professor of Political Science, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Shrewsbury’s teaching career at Mankato State College began in September, 1965. He retired on June 12, 1998. He plans to read, write, travel, garden, organize his stamp collection, attend plays, musical events and sporting events (especially the Twins), volunteer and maybe learn another language.

Paul Vaughan

Professor of Sociology and Corrections, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Paul began teaching at Mankato State College in September 1969 and retired on June 12, 1998. He plans to travel, fish, live on the lake, work on the house and yard, and visit with his 7 children and 13 grandchildren. He also plans to help with the Philadelphia Fathers and Families Project, and start his own greeting card business.

Donna Webb

User Support and Training Specialist of PALS, Library. Donna received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mankato State University in 1982 and a Master of Science degree here in 1986. She started her career at Mankato State College in April 1972 and she retired on June 12, 1998. Her plans include traveling, working on her family genealogy, and doing volunteer work. Donna also plans to spend a lot of time on her property up north, just enjoying nature.

Dr. Bill Webster

Professor of Educational Foundations, College of Education and

Dean for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Webster began his career at Mankato State College in August 1971 and retired on November 25, 1997.

Alice Weed

Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene, College of Allied Health and Nursing. Alice received an Associate of Science degree from Mankato State College in 1973, a Bachelor of Science degree from Mankato State University in 1981 and her Master of Science degree here in 1989. She began teaching at Mankato State University in September 1975. She retired on June 12, 1998. She is looking forward to more time with family and friends and pursuing various volunteer experiences. She also plans to relish the retirement benefit of NOT planning at all.

Mary Willerscheidt

Director and Assistant Professor of Human Performance, College of Allied Health and Nursing. Mary received a Master of Science degree from Mankato State College in 1967. She started working at Mankato State College in September 1967 and she retired on July 31, 1998. She plans to play as much as possible, especially water sports and racquetball. She also plans to travel in the USA, and do house and yard projects.

Loretta Wolthuis

Chairperson and Assistant Professor of Family Consumer Science, College of Allied Health and Nursing. Loretta received a Master of Science degree from Mankato State College in 1971 and began working at Mankato State College in September 1972. She retired on June 30, 1998. Once she retires, she plans to garden and travel.

Dr. Orville Ziebarth

Professor of Chemistry, College of Science, Engineering and Technology. Dr. Ziebarth started his teaching career at Mankato State College in September 1964. He retired on June 12, 1998. His plans for his retirement include pursuing other interests such as woodworking, gardening and traveling.