Goodbye, Joan...Welcome, Laurie!


Joan LauberThe guest of honor told everyone she didn't want a big to-do for the occasion.

But we had other ideas. And the result was a chance for her family (biological and ESU-connected) to join in wishing Joan Lauber a happy retirement at a Sauder Alumni Center party in her honor Dec. 3.

Joan spent the last 23 of her 26 years of service to ESU as the Alumni Association's administrative officer.

Laurie Pitman, Joan LauberLaurie Pitman has taken over the job from Joan since she started at the end of November. Laurie comes to the Alumni Association from the marketing and human relations department of Emporia's Newman Regional Health.

"Laurie's professional skills and personality are a great fit for our organization," said Tyler Curtis, alumni relations director.

And as for the retiree, "Please tell everyone 'thank you' for all the cards, emails and best wishes they've sent. They mean so much!" says Joan.