Three Women Scholars Announce Their Retirements

Deborah Lamm, president of Edgecomb Community College in Tarboro, North Carolina, has announced that she will retire this coming May. The college enrolls about 2,200 students and women are more than three quarters of the student body. Dr. Lamm has led the college for 14 years and has been an administrator in the North Carolina Community College System for 39 years.

Dr. Lamm is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she double majored in English and psychology. She holds a master’s degree in English education from East Carolina University and a doctorate in higher education administration from North Carolina State University.

Joyce Rothschild, a professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech, has retired and been granted the title of professor emerita. Professor Rothschild joined the Virginia Tech faculty in 1991 and was a founding faculty member of the School of Public and International Affairs when it was established in 2003. Dr. Rothschild is the co-author of The Cooperative Workplace: Potentials and Dilemmas of Organisational Democracy and Participation (Cambridge University Press, 1986).

Professor Rothschild is a graduate of the University of Illinois. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Retha Warnicke, professor of history at Arizona State University, has retired. She joined the faculty at the university in 1972 and was the first woman to earn tenure in the university’s history department. She retired on January 1 at the age of 78 after teaching for 45 years at Arizona State.

Professor Warnicke was born in a hut in Kentucky that had no electricity or running water. She received a scholarship to Indiana University and went on to earn a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University.

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