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Campus mourns passing of former vice presidents

Robert Ratzlaff Faculty, staff, and alumni mourned the loss this year of retired Vice President and Professor Emeritus Robert Ratzlaff, 78, who died on May 19, 2019, at his residence in Pittsburg. Ratzlaff was employed by PSU for 40 years and the Outstanding Faculty Award was named in his honor. He earned a master’s degree...

In Memory

Deaths are listed based on information received from families or reported in local newspapers. They are listed by graduation or attendance date.   1934 Margaret Kinne, Erie, Kan.   1940 Louise J. Hutson, Fort Worth, Texas Gussia J. Butler, Kan. City, Mo. Mary V. Gadberry, Columbia, Mo.   1942 Bob I. Maurer, North Arlington, NJ...

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Class of 1962 Gary Arnett (BS, MS ’63) was inducted into the Clay Center Community High School Hall of Fame. He had a career with NASA from 1963-1985, serving as research scientist, branch chief, and payload engineer. Among his many responsibilities and accomplishments, he advanced the “Heat Flow and Convection” experiment for Apollo 17. The...

In Memory

Deaths are listed based on information received from families or reported in local newspapers. They are listed by graduation or attendance date.   Unknown Year Ginny (Fiaccavento) Schneider, Frontenac, Kan. Walter L. Shear, Rowland Heights, Calif.   1920 Fannie (Smiley) Flower, Topeka, Kan.   1938 Ray Rowland, Leawood, Kan.   1940 Betty (Dorsey) Smith, Patoka,...

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Class of 1940 Lt. Richard Schiefelbusch (BSEd) celebrated his 100th birthday and served as the Grand Marshal of the Lawrence, Kan., Veterans Day Parade.   Class of 1966 Jim Triplett (BA, MS ’68), a longtime award-winning conservationist and retired biology faculty member, was appointed as the first Special Assistant to the President for Sustainability at...

In Memory

Deaths are listed based on information received from families or reported in local newspapers. They are listed by graduation or attendance date.   Unknown Year Marcella L. (Kimmel) Page, Frontenac, Kan. Daryl J. Wilcox, Houston, Texas   1931 Ina M. (Bassett) Clagg, Lawrence, Kan.   1933 Dorothy J. (Ruble) Warren, Loudon, Tenn.   1935 Clyde...

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Class of 1965 Dennis Swan (BFA) was promoted to rank of Grand Master, 9th Dan Black Belt, in the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon-Do. Grand Master is the highest ranking in Tae Kwon-Do, and Dennis is only the 13th individual ever to achieve this rank. Class of 1977 Dr. Laura Colmenero-Chilberg (MA) was awarded...

In Memory

Deaths are listed based on information received from families or reported in local newspapers. They are listed by graduation or attendance date. Unknown Year Charles E. Kellogg, Jr., Pittsburg, Kan. Patricia A. Behlar, Pittsburg, Kan. Donald M. Cash, Independence, Mo. Constance W. Gangwer, Pittsburg, Kan. Ron G. Hopkins, Salina, Kan. Karen S. Rowland, Oswego, Kan. William J. Sollner, Arma, Kan. Pat M. Swartz, Bentonville, Ark....

Campus mourns loss of retired, current faculty

Students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni are mourning the loss of two retired faculty members and a current faculty member. Dr. Jack Fay, a professor emeritus of accounting in the Kelce College of Business, died Jan. 19, 2018. He was 79. PSU President Dr. Steve Scott called him a “true scholar” who cared deeply about...

Don Cash recalled as passionate, tough

Don Cash Sr., a retired faculty member who taught in the Kelce College of Business for 30 years and served as a department chair for 10, died on Dec. 5, after a long illness. He was 87. Cash came to PSU in 1966, teaching accounting for 30 years and serving for 10 years as chair...

Schick remembered for her innovative and enduring art style

Porter Hall lost a little of its color last fall: Marjorie Schick, who taught 50 years as a college professor and was known internationally for her wearable art, died Dec. 17, 2017, after a short illness. She had just retired at the end of the Spring Semester. “Marjorie was the innovation, she was the revolution,...

AuBuchon leaves visible mark in Pittsburg

Brig. Gen. James “Jim” AuBuchon, a retired longtime PSU administrator, died Sept. 1, 2017, at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He was 77. For nearly 40 years, he played a significant role in the expansion of the campus, university programming, the growth of Pittsburg, and in military service. President Steve Scott said AuBuchon was...