A reception to honor faculty and staff who have recently retired or are planning to retire in the near future will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, in BSC’s Connor Ballroom.

Those retiring are: Russel Saltmarsh, maintenance tech; Debbie Woodmansee, HR training specialist; Craig Richardson, coordinator of fire, safety and environmental health; Julie Vestal, secretary to the vice president of Academic Affairs; Rebecca Wiley, secretary, School of Business; Kathy Edwards, secretary to the dean of the School of Business; Dr. Kexi Liu, professor of music and director of the Suzuki Institute; Dr. Dorothy Bay, biology and environmental health professor; Dr. Roger Chelf, physics professor; Dr. Dale Simpson, English professor; Dr. William Tannenbaum, history professor; Dr. Al Carnine, music professor; and Dr. Juan Vazquez, math professor.

Combined, they have contributed 301 years of service to the university.

The campus is invited to attend the retirement reception to celebrate their time at Missouri Southern.