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Celebrating the Work and Retirement of Dr. Susan Pickett

Celebrating the Work and Retirement of Dr. Susan Pickett

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

May 10, 2018

As the school year draws to a close, Whitman students and faculty say farewell to Catherine Gould Chism Professor of Music Dr. Susan Pickett, who will be retiring at the end of this semester. Pickett, who has taught at Whitman for thirty-seven years, has been a teacher, mentor, colleague, and friend...

Drawing parallels between self-care and retirement

Zuhra Amini, Columnist

March 30, 2017

If you haven’t heard by now, social security is expected to fizzle out partially, if not entirely, by the year 2034. My solution: self-care. But what could I possibly mean by bringing in a practice popularized through social and mass media into the world of finance? The outlined possibilities tha...

Professors Say Goodbye

Sara Platnik

May 17, 2016

Paul Yancey Number of years at Whitman: 35 Department: Biology Plans for next year: Yancey will be doing an SCP phase out program, so he is not technically retiring, but instead will be working at Whitman as a thesis advisor and researcher for the next two years. Favorite memory: “There...

Marge Jessee, Beloved Post Office Supervisor, Retires

Marge in the post office. Photo by Mika Nobles.

November 12, 2015

Marge Jessee, beloved Post Office Supervisor, retires after 18 years at Whitman.

Bob Carson Leaves 40 Year Legacy of Enthusiasm

Audrey Kelly

May 18, 2015

Even when the current managing editor of The Pioneer and ASWC senator balked at the slope ahead of her, Bob Carson was unafraid. Granted he had years more of experience with sledding down sand dunes, but it's also doubtful that someone would deduct awesome points for such a badass habit. After a half-hour...

Outgoing professors explore personal projects and changing college dynamics

Taneeka Hansen

May 16, 2011

Whitman students will notice eight missing faces in the faculty when they come back in the fall. Two professors will leave Whitman to pursue projects and teach elsewhere. Six more faculty members will be going on salary continuation plan (SCP), which means they will retain their status as Whitman faculty...

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