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March 20, 2007
CONTACT: Ron Podell
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EMU Regents approve seven retirements

YPSILANTI — The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved the retirement of four staff and three faculty at its regular meeting March 20. Those retiring from the University are:

  • Donna Noffsinger, of Westland, senior secretary, office of research and development, 22 years of service.
  • Norma Taylor-Bishop, of Belleville, senior secretary, collaborative school improvement program, 27 years of service.
  • Sher Clifford, material management worker, physical plant, 29 years of service.
  • Sandra Baker, of Ypsilanti, senior operations service specialist, ICT-network and system services, 25 years of service.
  • Helen Ditzhazy, of Northville, professor, leadership and counseling, 19 years of service.
  • Nanoy Prince, of Ann Arbor, assistant professor, school of nursing,  21 years of service.
  • Jui-Hwa Upshur, of Ann Arbor, professor, history and philosophy, 35 years of service.


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