I would like to take this opportunity to recognize a staff member in Special Collections and Archives here at Wright State and a member of the Public History graduate adjunct faculty: John Armstrong. Today is John’s last day at WSU after 14 years of service.
John retired from the United States Air Force in 1997, having achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He already possessed an M.S. in Counseling from Creighton University and a B.S. in Education from Ohio University, but decided to add an M.A. in History/Public History from WSU in 2001. John began working as a professional archivist in Special Collections and Archives that same year.
During his years at WSU, John also taught Introduction to Archives and Manuscripts, Advanced Archives, and Archival Records Technology. John has been a tremendous asset to the archives’ team and to Public History at WSU. He and his wife Susan plan to travel more and I am sure John will be out on the golf course as much as possible.
Please join me in thanking John and wishing him well in the years ahead.