With this issue of the Departmental newsletter we bid a fond farewell
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
Don Juan --as his friends fondly call him--
has been a loyal and supportive colleague.
Salut! Bonne chance! We will miss you, John!