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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Congratulations on 51 years, Laurel Grotzinger

Esteemed librarian, professor, past faculty senate president, and past Graduate College dean retires from WMU with a reception on Thursday, July 16. Laurel Grotzinger was honored for her 51 years at Western with a reception at the Fetzer Center. Attending were many colleagues, retirees, family and friends who enjoyed a program by the Dean of Libraries, Joe Reish; faculty senate president, Dennis Simpson; Sharon Carlson, mentee and Archives director in which she was honored for her many accomplishments. University Relations news article on her accomplishments is here.

Best wishes for a wonderful retirement, Laurel.



Laurel Grotzinger and family member, Jerry,  with 'library-themed' cake.

Guest with one of the three display boards depicting Laurel's career.

Laurel's reception in the Fetzer Center lobby.

Laurel Grotzinger speaks at her reception.

Program speakers and guests honor Laurel with a standing ovation.

Guests with Laurel at the Thursday, July 16 reception.