Intercom Online......October 22, 1998


Assistant professor retires
after 26 years of service

Howard Ray Lawrence, assistant professor of architecture, retired at the end of spring semester after 26 years with the College of Arts and Architecture's Department of Architecture.

Lawrence received his bachelor of architecture degree in 1962 from the College of Environmental Design and his master of art degree in 1964 from the College of Letters and Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley.

From 1965 to 1970 he worked for various architectural firms in the United States. He came to Penn State in September 1972.

His recent professional and academic honors include listings in Literary Marketplace, Directory of Scholarly and Professional Conferences, Strathmore's Who's Who and Who's Who in Science and Industry. Previously, he appeared in Who's Who in American Art, Publishers Directory and Guide to Microforms in Print. He has published numerous conference papers and is ready to release a book, Design Interconnections.

A stamp drawings exhibition, featuring his students' work of pointillist ink drawings of stamps, is on display at the post office on Fraser Street in State College.

Associate professor served 34 years
on landscape architecture faculty

Jim DeTuerk, associate professor of landscape architecture, retired at the end of spring semester after 34 years with the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

His last semester was spent teaching in Rome.

After receiving his undergraduate degree at Penn State, DeTuerk left to complete graduate school and to have his own private practice. In 1964 he returned to the Department of Landscape Architecture as a faculty member. A scholarship is being offered for students of the Department of Landscape Architecture in honor of DeTuerk.

In his retirement, DeTuerk plans to pursue other interests and enjoy his grandchildren.

Several announce their retirements
after numerous years of service

Yoshiko N. Hall, food service worker in Housing and Food Services, from Aug. 19, 1983, to Sept. 19.

Mae B. Hostetter, extension agent in College of Agricultural Sciences, from April 16, 1984, to May 1.

Mary Lou Houtz, data scheduler in Corporate Controller's Office, from June 1, 1963, to June 30.

Louella S. Strouse, salesroom clerk in College of Agricultural Sciences, from Aug. 29, 1977, to Sept. 26.

George G. Summers, staff pilot in Airport Services, from Jan. 20, 1966, to June 30.

Paul S. Swayne Jr., mechanic A-heating and ventilating in maintenance and operations at Penn State Altoona, from Jan. 13, 1971, to July 1.

Emeritus rank

The following individual has earned emeritus rank from the University for his longstanding and productive years of service:

James W. Robinson, professor of electrical engineering in College of Engineering, from June 16, 1966, to June 30.

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