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Fimmen Retirement Reception Jan. 9

January 8, 2009

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MACOMB, IL -- The Western Illinois University is invited to attend a retirement reception Friday, Jan. 9 for Carol Fimmen, director of global education, who will retire Friday after 25 years of service. The reception will be held from 2-3 p.m. in Stipes Hall 501.

Fimmen joined Western's faculty in 1983 as an instructor of general experimental psychology, statistical methods of research and design and elementary and intermediate Spanish. She became an academic adviser in 1989 and an educational consultant with the Job Training Partnership Act on a project in 1991. Fimmen was named director of WIU's Cross-Cultural Educational Programs in 1990 and was named director of the College of Business and Technology's Global Education Program in July 2001.

Originally from La Paz, Bolivia, she is a 1978 bachelor's degree graduate of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and a 1982 master's degree graduate of the University of Little Rock.

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