Editor’s note: View images from the May 9 reception below.
Five longtime members of the Clark University faculty are retiring at the end of the academic year, taking with them 157 years of experience and countless Clark memories. Getting ready to start their much-deserved next chapters are (in order of length of service) Doug Little, History, 45 years; John Brown, Economics, 37 years; Drew McCoy, History, 32 years; Alice Valentine, Language, Literature, and Culture, 30 years; and Davis Baird, Philosophy (and former provost), 13 years. These esteemed scholars will be honored at a reception on Tuesday, May 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Tilton Hall. Before saying goodbye, ClarkNOW caught up with the departing professors to chat about their careers — and to find out what joys of retirement await them.
The Clark community gathered on May 9 to celebrate and honor the faculty members who are retiring at the end of this academic year: Doug Little and Drew McCoy, History; John Brown, Economics; Davis Baird, Philosophy; and Alice Valentine, Language, Literature, and Culture.