April 23, 2009
Annie Dobbs, an academic staff member at Western Michigan University, died April 14 in Augusta, Ga. She was 58.
Dobbs came to the University in 1994 and was serving as an office associate in the Department of Chemistry.
The Kalamazoo resident was active in WMU's Professional Support Staff Organization, a nonbargaining employee group, and received a semiannual Make a Difference award from the University in spring 2007.
The Make a Difference program recognizes staff members for their outstanding accomplishments and daily investment of energy and creativity. In nominating her for the peer-to-peer award, colleagues across campus praised Dobbs for the quality of her 14-1/2 years of service to WMU.
On Saturday, April 25, there will be a family-hour visitation starting at 11 a.m. and a memorial celebration starting at noon in the Faith Temple Church of God, 114 W. Allen St., Kalamazoo. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Kalamazoo. Visit whitleymemorialfuneralhome.com for more information.
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