When John Dossey accepted a faculty associate position in the Mathematics Department in 1967, little did he and his wife Anne (Hodel) know it was the beginning of an Illinois State career.
Betty Keough, M.S. ’52, arrived on campus in the 1950s to complete a master’s in physical education. She served as a graduate assistant, which began an Illinois State connection that remains strong. Keough taught elementary and junior high students, as well as at the Illinois Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s School, before joining ISU’s faculty in
After working in the residence halls at ISU in the 1960s, I went to Florida State University for my doctorate. I returned to Illinois State University in 1974 to teach in the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations (EAF). In 1995, I took early retirement so I could go to Malaysia on a World Bank
After 40 years of teaching, I was in such a rut that after retiring in 1997, I continued to go to the library, do research, and check out books. I taught classes at Illinois State’s Academy for Seniors, lectured at the University’s Mornings with the Professors program, and spoke about American humor on the luncheon
When the phone rang in 1971 and ISU History Chair Earl Reitan offered me a job, I spoke out in a voice that probably could have traveled from Seattle to Normal without telephone lines: “Yes—I accept!” And that began my 33 years of teaching history at the University. I had some familiarity with the place
Fifty years ago, in 1961, I joined the ISU Agriculture Department, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. It’s hard to believe that I’ve had an affiliation with the department for half a century. I retired from ISU in December of 1989, but continued to teach part-time for a couple of years and have kept
Emeritus Professor of Theatre John Kirk A number of former students already know something about my current whereabouts, having contacted me on Facebook. I have very much enjoyed finding out about many of you on that wonderful medium. My wife, Peggy, and I are still living in a nearly 160-year-old farm house north of Normal.
I decided to become a teacher because when I was a senior at Pekin Community High School, I received a tuition-free scholarship to enter the teaching profession. Communication Professor Emeritus George Tuttle and wife, Joann. I chose to attend Illinois State Normal University upon the recommendation of several of my teachers at Pekin high school.
After nearly 25 years as a supervisor of student teaching in music and professor in the School of Music teaching courses in music therapy, handbells ringing, instrumental techniques, conducting, and music for the exceptional child, I “retired” from full-time teaching as professor of music in August of 1990. I loved teaching the bright students ISU
Gary and Judy Fish exemplify why Illinois State can claim to be a place where faculty and staff care about students. Their kindness to Bill McMichael empowered him to finish his business administration degree in 1980. Personal interaction with students is what made an Illinois State career so meaningful for the couple. Gary is a