In April 2022, the English Department celebrated the careers of four recently retired colleagues: business manager Marta Hess and professors Dr. Pearl McHaney, Dr. Reiner Smolinski, and Dr. Malinda Snow. Taking place in the beautiful event space and outdoor terrace of the Creative Media Institute next door to 25 Park Place, the party brought together faculty, administrations, students, families, and friends. Each honored retiree shared reflections on career highlights and current occupations, and all the guests enjoyed a chance to gather in person after two years of pandemic restrictions. Party highlights included slide shows featuring images of each colleague throughout their years at Georgia State (thanks to Heather Russel’s organization), dedicated guest books and festive décor (thanks to Danny Storey’s design ideas), and Sacred Harp singing (featuring Malinda Snow and members of Atlanta Sacred Harp).
Spring Retirement Celebration