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Retiring Professors

KGCS-TV has a tradition of interviewing retiring faculty members from Missouri Southern State University at the end of each academic year. The Newsmakers interview program on KGCS-TV features half-hour interviews with four retiring faculty members from Spring 2013 at Missouri Southern State University. Added together, they have 90 years of service to the University. Faculty members reflect on their careers at Southern, and working with students over the years. They also share thoughts about developments in their fields of emphasis. Faculty members interviewed include:

Dr. Ann Wyman
Associate Professor
Political Science, Social Science Dept.,
- retiring after 10 years at Southern.
Dr. John Messick
Biology, Biology & Environmental Health Dept.,
- retiring after 30 years at Southern.
Dr. John Knapp, Jr.
Geophysics, Chemical and Physical Science Dept.,
- retiring after 24 years at Southern
Dr. Richard La Near
Finance, Robert W. Plaster School of Business,
- retiring after 26 years at Southern.