Eight retiring faculty members will be honored for their years of service to Fort Hays State University at a luncheon Thursday, May 8, in Memorial Union's Fort Hays Ballroom.
The luncheon, hosted by FHSU President Edward H. Hammond and Provost Larry Gould, will honor:
Dr. Ralph Gamble, professor of economics and finance. Gamble joined the faculty in 1984 as an assistant professor of economics. He earned a B.S. in engineering in 1961 from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater; a B.A. in economics in 1977 from the University of West Florida, Pensacola; an M.S. in economics from Oklahoma State in 1983; and a Ph.D. in economics from Oklahoma State in 1989.
Dr. Larry Nicholson, professor of chemistry. Nicholson joined the faculty in 1976. He earned a B.S. in chemistry from Kansas State University in 1963 and his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the same institution in 1967.
Dr. Robert Nicholson, professor of biological sciences. Nicholson joined the faculty in 1973. He earned a B.S. in botany from FHSU n 1967, an M.S. in botany from FHSU in 1968 and a Ph.D. in range science from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, in 1972.
Dr. Richard Peters, professor of accounting and information systems. Peters joined the faculty in 1994. He earned a B.S. in accounting in 1969 from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant; an M.B.A. in finance from Central Michigan in 1970; and a Ph.D. in accounting from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, in 1976.
Daniel Pfeifer, networking supervisor, Computing and Telecommunication Center. Pfeifer joined the faculty in 1988. He earned a B.S. in electronic engineering from Kansas State in 1960.
Dr. Jean-Marie Salien, professor of modern languages. Salien joined the faculty in 1977. He earned a B.A. in literature and social science from the University of Montreal, Canada, in 1967; an M.A. in teaching languages and literature from Columbia University, New York, N.Y., in 1971; an M.A. in French literature from the University of Strasbourg, France, in 1975; and a Ph.D. in French literature from the University of Kansas in 1977.
Dr. Herb Songer, vice president for student affairs. Songer joined the faculty in 1968. He earned a B.S. in social science and physical education in 1966 from FHSU; an M.S. in guidance and counseling from FHSU in 1969; and a Ph.D. in counseling and student personnel administration from Kansas State in 1988.
Dr. C. Sue Strohkirch, professor of communication studies. Strohkirch joined the faculty in 1994. She earned a B.A. in speech communication and English in from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1974; an M.A. in speech education from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, in 1980; and a Ph.D. in interpersonal education and communication education from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1988.