Nine professors to retire

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May 1, 2007

3:27 AM

The end of the 2006-2007 year will mark a milestone for more than just the College’s graduating class.

p. Nine professors from several departments have reached retirement. Among them is Chancellor Professor of Physics Robert Welsh. With almost 44 years under his belt at the College, Welsh is currently the longest-serving active faculty member.

p. “My favorite part of W&M has been the highly motivated and well-prepared students I have had the privilege to teach,” Welsh said.
Upon retirement, he plans to continue “collecting and studying old cipher and code devices and traveling with [his] wife and two young daughters, ages 8 and 11.”

p. The full list of retiring professors recognized for their years of dedication to the students of the College include: Ruth Beck, Biology; Sharton Broadwater, Biology; Wagih Dafashy, Business Administration; Alan Fuchs, Philosophy; Leonard Haas, Marine Science; John Kane, Physics; Joseph Scott, Biology; Robert Welsh, Physics; Richard Williamson, Law.

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