It’s with mixed emotions that we at the PF write this particular story.
As formally announced in our last issue, Professor Lloyd Noppe will be retiring from UW-Green Bay this summer. Although we are very happy for him, we are very sad that we won’t see our valued colleague of so many years on a daily basis.
You all know Dr. Noppe as a wonderful educator, but you may not be aware of the many ways he has contributed to UW-Green Bay during his time here. He began his work on campus in 1980 and was promoted to the highest academic rank of “full professor” in 1997. He has taught courses ranging from Introduction to Human Development and the Human Development Senior Seminar (in fact, he was one of the creators of our old seminar series) to upper-level classes such as Tests and Measurements, Middle Childhood and Adolescence and Creative and Critical Thinking. He has authored or co-authored four textbooks and many more chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles, and book reviews. He served as Chair of Human Development for more than a decade (12 years in total!), and he also once worked as the Associate Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In fact, he was honored by the University in 2001 for his outstanding service to the institution with the Founder’s Association Award for Excellence in Institutional Development.
Professor Noppe shared with us recently that he will “miss most the interactions with students who were truly interested in learning about human development, particularly their own.”
Please join us in wishing Dr. Noppe well in his retirement and take the opportunity when you see him this week to thank him for the many ways he has contributed to the lives of our students, his colleagues and UW-Green Bay!