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Harry Van Selous


Name: Harry Van Selous. (photo: Denise Applewhite)

Position: Senior maintenance technician in the Electrical Shop. Installing and maintaining electrical systems throughout the main campus. Filling in for the foreman when he is not available.

Quote: “This is a very comfortable place to work, with friendly people who are very knowledgeable. It’s a home away from home.”

Other interests: Serving as a member of the Prospect House Association Board. Maintaining a backyard bluebird trail. Growing and selling Christmas trees. Going on day trips with his wife, Valerie, and his children, 7-year-old Marko and 5-year-old Abby. Acting as a Cub Scout leader for his son’s den.

Staff retirements

Effective June 1: in development events, associate director Linda Clos, after 26 years; in budget, analyst Penny Switlik, after 15 years.

Effective July 1: in geosciences, department office support staff member Stephanie Resko, after 10 years; in the library, special collections assistant Ya Mei Wu, after 15 years.

Staff obituaries

Retired employees

April: Edward Foden, 89 (1959-1981, maintenance); Harvey Goolsby, 75 (1979-1996, building services).

May: Floyd Boyd, 88 (1962-1985, plasma physics lab); Rocco Perna, 94 (1965-1977, utility plant).


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