Four Women Scholars Announce Their Retirements

Sherryl Byrd, vice president of student affairs at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, has announced her retirement. She has been on the staff for 12 years. Earlier, she was assistant vice chancellor for student affairs at the Montgomery campus of Auburn University in Alabama.

Dr. Byrd holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tennessee Technological University. She earned a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Alabama.

Nancy Ammerman, a professor of sociology of religion and associate dean of the faculty for the social sciences at Boston University, will be stepping down from teaching at the end of the academic year. She will stay on at the university to advise doctoral students and conduct research. Dr. Ammerman has been on the faculty at the university for 15 years. Earlier, she taught at the Hartford Institute for Religion Research and Emory University.

Professor Ammerman is graduate of Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Louisville and a second master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from Yale University.

Ann Connor, an associate clinical professor in the School of Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta is retiring. She joined the staff at the School of Nursing in 1980 as an instructor and was made an assistant professor in 1989.

Dr. Connor holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing, a master’s degree in community health and a doctor of nursing practice degree, all from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Marion Ehrich has been named professor emerita of pharmacology and toxicology at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. She has been a member of the university community since 1976 and was co-director of the Laboratory for Neurotoxicity Studies.

Professor Ehrich holds a master’s degree from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.

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