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Douma and Icabone honored at Oaklands receptions

June 20, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Two longtime members of the faculty and administration at Western Michigan University will be honored at separate retirement receptions Tuesday and Wednesday, June 27-28. Both events are are open to friends and colleagues from the campus and surrounding communities.

Dr. Dona G. Icabone will be recognized for her 30 years of service at a Tuesday reception from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Oaklands. She is an associate professor of educational studies and most recently served for three years as university ombuds. She directed the Special Education Evaluation and Technical Assistance Project, a multi-year research initiative funded by the Michigan Department of Education.

Dr. Rollin G. Douma will be honored for 36 years of service to WMU at a reception Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Oaklands. Douma is associate vice president for academic affairs and associate professor of English. He joined the WMU faculty in 1970 and during his career has served as dean of the Graduate College and interim dean of the College of Education. He was appointed associate vice president for academic affairs in 2003.

Both retirements are officially effective June 30.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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