Four Women Announce Their Retirements From Colleges and Universities

Maureen J. Mahoney, the founding director of the Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center at Boston University, has retired. She served on the staff at the university for 26 years. She will continue teaching at Simmons University in Boston, where she’s an adjunct faculty member in the master of social work program.

Mahoney is a graduate of Salem State University in Massachusetts.

Paulette Sanders, professor of English and journalism at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana, has retired after serving on the faculty for 55 years. She has been named professor emerita. During her tenure, Dr. Sanders served for 13 years as department chair and for more than 40 years as faculty adviser for the school newspaper

Professor Sanders, who joined the faculty in 1965, is a graduate of Grace College. She holds a Ph.D. from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Beth Brin, an associate professor and librarian at Albertsons Library at Boise State University has retired after nearly 25 years at the university. Brin began work at Albertsons Library in November 1995 as a reference and bibliographic instruction librarian. In addition to her work at Boise State, Brin has been an active member of the American Society for Engineering Education since 1990.

Brin holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Montana State University and a master of library and information science degree from San Jose State Univerity in California.

Joanne Bankston, coordinator of family and consumer sciences, and state specialist for family economics management for the Cooperative Extension program at Kentucky State University, has retired. She worked for Kentucky State for 44 years. Dr. Bankston was president of the Association of Home Equipment Educators from 2011-13.

Dr. Bankston holds a bachelor’s degree in vocational home economics from Morehead State University in Kentucky. She earned a master’s degree in family economics and management from Southern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in extension education from Ohio State University.

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