photo of Brett Lawrence
Brett Lawrence (photo: Brian Wilson)

Name: Brett Lawrence.

Position: Office support staff member in the Department of Dining Services. Serving as the assistant to Stu Orefice, the director of Dining Services. Scheduling meetings and answering phones. Proofreading memos and letters. Processing fire permit applications. Testing walkie-talkies and distributing them to staff members.

Quote: “This is a great work environment — a really caring place. And I enjoy discovering new areas of the campus. I try to take a walk across campus every day during my lunch break.”

Other interests: Collecting DVDs, especially horror movies. Listening to music from the 1980s. Spending time with family and friends.

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Staff obituaries

Current employees

July: Marilyn McMullen, 45 (2004-2008, ecology and evolutionary biology).

August: Daniel Brown, 64 (2000-2008, building services).

September: Frances Chen, 69 (1964-2008, library); Joseph Dimeglio Jr., 56 (1984-2008, plumbing shop); Ronald Wells, 66 (1973-2008, roofer/tinner shop).

Retired employees

June: Joseph Williamson, 75 (1989-2001, religious life).

July: Aron Nudelman, 86 (1976-1986, plasma physics lab); Nazareno Rocci, 81 (1976-1991, utility plant); Ronald Yates, 83 (1969-1990, maintenance).

August: Theodore Forseman, 84 (1950-1986, geosciences); Barbara Muscianesi, 64 (1988-1999, Graduate School); Howard Richter, 82 (1960-1987, plasma physics lab).

September: James Greene, 95 (1958-1978, building services); Winston Thornton, 74 (1990-2006, building services).