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2016 Linfield Magazine Summer

Retirees look back Violeta Ramsay Associate professor of Spanish, 26 years A memorable moment: The day author Carlos Fuentes visited Linfield. Favorite campus hangout: Ice Auditorium. Interesting events are always happening there. Favorite course: The one I designed on pre-Colombian American cultures. I’ve learned a lot researching for this course, at professional workshops and travel, and plan to continue learning about those amazing civilizations. What I will miss: Working with Professor Sonia Ticas and with students who want to learn. What I won’t miss: Multi-tasking all day on job-related issues; students who don’t want to learn. Retirement plans: I’ll continue working for Language Testing International evaluating samples of language, but mostly I’ll work on ambitious personal projects. Summer 2016 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 1 3 Barbara Limandri Professor of nursing, 12 years A memorable moment: There are many. In general, it is the moment when suddenly the student “gets it” and s/he is thrilled. Favorite course: Mental health nursing theory and clinical experiences. What I will miss: Talking with students about their lives, their process in becoming a nurse. What I won’t miss: Grading. Best thing about Linfield: The unified sense of teaching the whole student. Retirement plans: Taking cooking classes and making great meals with friends, gardening, hanging out with homeless, mentally ill folks just because and not to “treat” them, taking my dog to the library for Read to the Dog program, learning Italian so I can go back to Sicily and meet my relatives, sleeping late, making wine. Among the faculty retiring from Linfield this year are back, left to right, Gudrun Hommel-Ingram, Katherine Kernberger, William Millar ’60, Malcolm Greenlees; front, Mary Lee Nitschke, Richard Emery; not pictured, Barbara Limandri and Violeta Ramsay.


2016 Linfield Magazine Summer
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