May 9 was an afternoon of tears, smiles and raucous laughter during the retirement celebration held for three faculty, hosted by the College of Nursing. Rose O'Driscoll, Assistant Dean for Administration; Dr. Lyn DeSilets, Assistant Dean for Continuing Education; and Dr. Marcia Costello, Assistant Professor were lauded for their combined 112 years of service to the University.
With family, colleagues and friends from campus in attendance, Drs. DeSilets and Costello were pinned as honorary members of the nursing alumni body by Nursing Alumni Association board members Mary Ellen Lorenz, interim president, and Ann Barrow McKenzie. Rose O'Driscoll, already an alumna, was recognized with a new student service award in her name, which was awarded for the first time at the May 14 Convocation. Watch the event video here. The ending presentation of pictures set to music is available here.