Linda Smith, Staff Writer
As the school year draws to a close, many students and staff members of the University of Dallas will start their three-month breaks. A number of university employees, however, including Dr. Leo Paul de Alvarez, Raymond Wilkerson, Carolyn Mauzy, Dr. Melissa Carraway and Dr. Juergen Strunck, will be leaving the UD community at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Associate provost Dr. John Norris said that Dr. Nancy Schreiber, current associate dean of undergraduate programs for the College of Business, will be taking a job at St. Edward’s University as dean of the School of Management and Business.
Reference librarian Carolyn Mauzy left the university in February of this year. According to library director Cherie Hohertz, Mauzy worked in the library for more than 25 years. She did much in the way of developing and teaching the one-credit general studies course now available every semester, The Art of Library Research.
“Carolyn was an asset to the library and to the university,” Hohertz said. “She was very good at helping people find needed information, all the while educating them on using the library’s resources. She was an advocate for library instruction, with a passion for teaching students about how the library could enhance their learning here at UD.”
Assistant professor of education Dr. Melissa Carraway will be leaving the university after six years of teaching. When asked what she would miss most, she said “That’s an easy one: the students!” Carraway said she was grateful for the opportunity to teach at UD and that this semester was a great one to “cap off her time” at the university.
“I’ll miss seeing all the students after their experience with the Core and Rome, and what a difference it makes in how they think and reflect,” Carraway said. “It really makes them outstanding teachers.”
Dr. Juergen Strunck will bring a 45-year career with the university to a close in May. While he said he will miss his students most, the biggest (and heaviest) thing he will take away from UD is his flat files.
“I will retain an office, with a lot more flat files in it, in the Art Village,” Strunck said. “I will not completely disappear, just be more hidden.”
Norris said that the departing faculty members “have been significant contributors to the academic and communal life of the university and will be sorely missed.”
Efforts to reach Drs. Schreiber and de Alvarez for comment about their retirement were unsuccessful.