Oostendorp Retirement

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

April 28, 1997

Retirement Dinner Set for Oostendorp

A retirement dinner has been set for UW-River Falls publications director and long-time community leader Liz Oostendorp.

Oostendorp has announced her retirement from the University this summer. A banquet has been set to recognize her contributions and will be held Saturday, May 10. It will be in the Yellow Room of Rodli Commons on the UW-RF campus. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and a program at 8 p.m.

The dinner cost is $16.50 per person and includes a contribution toward a gift.

Oostendorp joined UW-RF in 1969 after teaching at the University of Rhode Island and then in the Ellsworth School District. At the University, she joined the faculty to teach speech, splitting her time with the Publications Office. Within the next year, she became the full-time director of publications.

As director, she is responsible for developing visual identity standards for the campus, setting printing guidelines, purchasing outside printing service, managing the campus Fast Copy Center, and overseeing copiers across campus.

Last year she was recognized with the Chancellor's Award for Excellence at UW-River Falls, the highest award for professional support staff. That award also recognized her contributions as the faculty representative to women's athletics, and for her community service that included leadership in the River Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, ambulance service, and River Falls Hospital Foundation.

For more information about the banquet or for reservations, contact the UW-RF Alumni Office at 715/425-3505.

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