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Retiring professors photos including Nancy Johnson, Bernadette Hartfield, L. Lynn Hogue, Anne Emanuel, Charles Marvin, Mark Budnitz and E. R. Lanier (clockwise from upper left)



In 2012, we celebrated our 30th anniversary and the careers of seven retiring faculty members: Mark Budnitz, Anne Emanuel, Bernadette Hartfield, Lynn Hogue, Nancy Johnson, Ray Lanier and Chuck Marvin.

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Mark Budnitz

Mark, can you remember back to our first conversation about your budding interest in coming to Ga State?  -- hint -- water surrounded us. 
- Steven Kaminshine

Nancy Johnson

Congratulations to Nancy Johnson on a remarkable career!  Nancy's dedication and contributions to law librarianship are unparalleled.  I am honored and privileged to have had the opportunity to get to know her and to rely upon her wisdom and guidance.   Nancy, you've made the state of Georgia proud and I'm sure GSU will be forever indebted to you.  
- Carol Watson

E. R. Lanier

In response to some response I gave in class, Professor Lanier, after a long pause, said "Well, no, but at least you're thinking, and that's good.  You also appear to be breathing, and that's even better."

Bless his heart, I sure miss being in his class.

- Robbie Ashe (2009)

Nancy Johnson

You are an outstanding librarian, leader and mentor. You have sent so many of us out in to the world to build better libraries and teach better legal research. Not enough can be said about you as a mentor.  All of this you've done with grace, warmth and a sense of humor. In addition to all the important professional lessons, I remember your laugh, fried turkey (thanks Bill) and Kathmandu watching from on top the kitchen cabinets. Congratulations on your retirement!
- Kris Niedringhaus

E. R. Lanier

Prof. Lanier's 1996 International Commercial Arbitration Program in Linz, Austria will always be unforgettable.  One of the best parts was philosophizing with E.R. over beers for hours in whatever city we happened to be in.  
- Kurt Schulzke (1998)

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