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Pam Hennen to retire after 20 years of service

Celebrating her retirement this fall is Pam Hennen, secretary in the Office of Student Affairs. Before coming to College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, she worked as a temporary employee in the Student Affairs office of the College of Arts and Sciences and also worked part-time in the Political Science department. She recalls feeling excited on her first day at The University of Toledo, even though she didn’t know anyone.

“It didn’t take long to find help and friends,” she said.

After over 20 years at The University of Toledo, Hennen will miss the wonderful friendships she has formed, as well as seeing students move along in their careers. She also notes the many changes she has witnessed in the past two decades.

“When I started, we had primarily the B.S. in Pharmacy degree and were moving to the PharmD. We changed from quarters to semesters and moved to Wolfe Hall in the same semester. We have updated to our computers many processes we did on paper, and of course the number of faculty and staff has grown,” she said.

Hennen, however, has been a fixture in our college. Over the years, she was often the first face students encountered in the college, greeting them warmly and welcoming their families to The University of Toledo.

Her funniest memory of her time at UT involves Dr. Christine Hinko, executive associate dean and associate dean for student affairs, also retiring this year.

“She had a guest waiting and couldn’t get out of her coat because the zipper was stuck,” Hennen recalled. “I was trying to help her get out of the coat, and we couldn’t stop laughing.”

Remaining connected to UT and the college is important to Hennen, who plans to join the retiree organization and attend college events after her retirement.

The college will celebrate the retirement of Pam Hennen on November 18 from 3-5pm in Salon C of the Radisson at UTMC.

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is the Scientific Editor and College Communicator for The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She is a triple alumna of The University of Toledo with master's degrees in English and Education and a graduate certificate in Patient Advocacy.
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