Three Women in the Academic World Who Have Announced Their Retirements

Gertrud Schupbach, the Henry Fairfield Osborn Professor of Biology at Princeton University in New Jersey, is retiring and has been granted emerita status. She joined the department of biology in 1985 as a research biologist. She was promoted to full professor in 1994.

Dr. Schupbach is a past president of the Genetics Society of America. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Zürich.

Joan Hopkins, the associate athletic director for student athlete development at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst will retire on August 31. She joined the athletic department staff in 2006. Earlier, she spent 20 years on the athletics department staff at Eastern Kentucky University.

Hopkins is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, where she was an All-American in swimming and a member of the 200-yard freestyle relay that set an American record.

Donna Jurick, who has served in top leadership roles at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, is retiring on June 30. She has served in top administrative roles for 30 years, including vice president for academic affairs. She is the former president of Trinity Washington University.

Dr. Jurick is a graduate of a college that is now part of Xavier University in Cincinnati. She holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University and a doctorate from Ohio State University.

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