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Ann Curtis Retirement Reception May 7

April 21, 2011

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MACOMB, IL – A retirement reception in honor of Western Illinois University's Infant and Preschool Center Director Ann Curtis will be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 7 in Horrabin Hall 1. Curtis will retire with 34 years of service at Western.

She joined the Infant and Preschool Center as assistant director the year it was established, 1977; and in Fall 1979 she was named the center's director. The center also serves as the laboratory site for more than 400 university students a semester needing observation and practical, hands-on work with young children.

Curtis has had many of her teaching ideas published in national teaching and parenting magazines.

She earned her bachelor's degree (1977) in home economics – child development, and her master's degree in early childhood education (1983) at Western.

Individuals who wish to send cards may address them to Ann Curtis, Director, Infant and Preschool Center, Western Illinois University, 1 University Drive, Macomb, IL 61455-1390.

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