Retirement Celebration for Carmen Werder to be held Nov. 16
Western Libraries is hosting a retirement celebration in honor of Carmen Werder on Wednesday, November 16th, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Old Main Solarium. Everyone who has known and worked with her is invited to attend.
Werder worked at Western from 1984 until her retirement in September 2016. She began her career here as an academic counselor and Upward Bound Program instructor before becoming a lecturer in the Department of English. Werder also served in leadership roles in the areas of writing instruction, the scholarship of teaching and learning, curriculum development and assessment, the First-year Interest Group Program, and as the Director of the Learning Commons, the Teaching-Learning Academy (TLA), and Writing Instruction Support (WIS).
During her many years of service to Western, Werder received a number of awards, including the Carl Simpson Bridging Award, the Carnegie Scholar Certificate of Excellence, the Service-Learning Faculty Fellowship, and the first Presidential Scholarship of Teaching Award.
“Carmen’s expertise has positively impacted a wide variety of Western programs and initiatives over the past 32 years,” said Dean of Libraries Mark Greenberg. “It’s difficult to see such a valued colleague leave. I wish Carmen a long, happy, and healthy retirement.”
For more information about Carmen Werder’s retirement celebration, or if you would like to contribute to the memory book or a gift, please contact Shevell.Thibou@wwu.edu.