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Newsletter 2003
¡Adiós, don Juan!
 
 
With this issue of the Departmental newsletter we bid a fond farewell to
Dr. John Pearce as he heads off to retirement.

John has served the College since 1970 as a professor of both French and Spanish. His sense of humor and drive to bring students into contact with the world both at and beyond Muhlenberg are hallmarks of his teaching.

Under John's direction, the Mellon grant awarded the Department helped create the tech-friendly department here today. With it, professors learned the details of designing interactive computer language programs and the Language Learning Center became the high-tech resource that it is. John explored the issues raised and complications encountered with the transition to multimedia language learning resources, presenting the results at numerous conferences alone and with Dr. Luba Iskold.

Rivaling his love of teaching is John's commitment to his family and the community. On campus this can be seen in his long-term sponsorship of Muhlenberg's community service fraternity and in his unwavering support of colleagues' community involvement. Off campus he is a recognized leader, active in numerous and varied service organizations.

Don Juan --as his friends fondly call him--
has been a loyal and supportive colleague.

Salut! Bonne chance! We will miss you, John!