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1 4 - l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e Summer 2015 Goodbye classroom, Four faculty members with a total of 114 years of service retired from Linfi eld this year. We take a look back at some of their memorable moments, favorite classes and plans for retirement. William Raddatz associate professor of math, at Linfield since 1983 When William Raddatz arrived at Linfield in 1983, mainframe computers were just beginning to be replaced by personal computers. He served as the first coordinator of academic computing at the college. At that time, there was one computer lab located in Graf Hall, with less than a dozen computers for student and faculty use. He taught mathematics and computer science courses and one of his most cherished memories is working on research on fractals with Catherine Vetter ’90, who went on to graduate study at the University of California, Berkeley. He served as math department chair, science division chair and on numerous committees. He is a guitar player and often played early in the morning in his office. Since retiring, he moved from rural life in Sheridan to life in the woods in eastern Wyoming to be near his daughter and grandchildren. Michael Jones Harold C. Elkinton Professor of Business, at Linfield since 1977 A memorable moment: Holding hands and walking to campus with my daughter. She would go downstairs at Potter Hall to the 3-year-old class in the Linfield Prekindergarten; I would go up to the third floor of Potter Hall to teach my Advanced Accounting class. Afterwards, we would hold hands and walk back home together. Favorite campus hangout: The KSLC radio station on Tuesday evenings (for the Prof. Jones Classic Rock Music Hour). Favorite course: Financial Accounting. It was my only accounting class with non-accounting majors. Changes in students: There have been no changes in students, other than names and faces. Today’s students are every bit as talented and enjoyable as those I taught in the 1970s. Retirement plans: Relocating to Bellingham, Wash. Spending more time with my family. Searching the world for the most perfect plate of Huevos Rancheros.


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