Some UPJ offices won’t look the same come fall: Sandra Golden, a secretary in institutional advancement, is retiring after 24 years as is Linda Erwin in Financial Aid (21 years). Betty Lewis is leaving the UPJ registrar’s office after 34 years with the University and Connie Torr, an 11-year employee, is retiring from the business office.
Three cleaners from the UPJ physical plant department: 18-year employees Louie Luque and Wayne Smith, and Robert Taylor, who’s been at Pitt 11 years are retiring.
And Patricia Richardson, a 28-year UPJ employee, is leaving the computer center. Linus Pryal of the UPJ engineering/machine shop is retiring after 23 years.
Nancy C. Grove, associate professor and coordinator of the school nurse certificate program at Pitt-Johnstown, came to UPJ in 1972 as an adjunct associate professor of natural sciences. She has served as director of the nursing program at UPJ for the past 16 years.
She also helped pioneer graduate education via distance-learning techniques at the campus.
Other faculty members retiring from UPJ include Denis Robitaille, associate professor of French and former Division of Humanities chair, who came to Pitt in 1971; chemistry professor George B. Trimitsis, who has been at UPJ 27 years, and associate professors of English Charles L. Darr, who came to Pitt in 1968, and Richard Franklin Strojan, who came to Pitt in 1971.
Andrew Dzirkalis, associate professor of political science at Pitt-Bradford, just finished his 30th and final year teaching in the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
—Peter Hart & Kimberly K. Barlow, via University Times