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A comical moment at Nancy Busch's retirement celebration

Smiles, laughter, and lively conversation mark the retirement celebration for Nancy Busch (right), pictured here sharing a comical moment with co-worker Amy Hench, safety office coordinator.

"Messiah College: how may I help you?"

After 23 years as “the voice of Messiah,” college receptionist Nancy Busch retired at the end of June. Nancy, who helped to maintain over 2,000 campus extensions and managed the phonemail system, will be remembered fondly by students, faculty, staff, and College neighbors.

As a celebratory send-off for this beloved member of the Messiah community, more than 70 of Nancy’s fellow employees, former work-study students, and friends attended a surprise dinner in her honor. More formally , Nancy was honored at the Employee Service Awards banquet, a yearly event during which the milestone anniversaries of faculty and staff are recognized.

In addition to Nancy, two other college staff members—Brenda Richards and Shirley Trussell of College Press—will retire this fall. Faculty retirements include John Markovich, senior lecturer in Spanish; Joan Maybee, adjunct instructor in biology; Barbara Burwell, associate professor of health and human performance; Vernon Martin, associate professor of accounting; Richard Stevick, professor of psychology; and Mike Brown, reference librarian.

To view the entire retiree tribute section, click here.

To read a tribute to an individual faculty or staff member, click on his or her name below.

Joan Maybee, adjunct instructor in biology

Joan Maybee

Adjunct Instructor in Biology

  Brenda Richards, of College Press

Brenda Richards

College Press

Barbara Burwell, associate professor of health and human performance

Barbara Burwell

Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance

  Nancy Busch, of the Campus Information Center

Nancy Busch

Campus Information Center

Shirley Trussell, of College Press

Shirley Trussell

College Press

  Vernon Martin, associate professor of accounting

Vernon Martin

Associate Professor of Accounting

Richard Stevick, professor of psychology

Richard Stevick

Professor of Psychology






Mike Brown

Reference Librarian

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