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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Librarian Laurel Grotzinger celebrates 50 years with WMU

She was presented with a crystal Bronco sculpture at a recent 25 year club event. University Libraries Dean Joe Reish congratulates her on the great accomplishment!

She started her career teaching in the School of Library and Information Science, rising from assistant to full professor in just four years. Known for her research on women in librarianship she also became the school's director, chair of the Graduate Studies Council, Graduate College Dean, and president of the Faculty Senate among other positions.

"I've served under six of the University's eight presidents. But I tell people I started at WMU when I was in kindergarten," Grotzinger says with a laugh. "The University has obviously been my life in many ways and has always presented opportunities to grow and to learn."

She was also recently honored at University Libraries for her service. More on her career is in this news release in which another 50 year employee is also honored. More