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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

E. R. Lanier

Ahh, memories of crawdads on Lake Pontchartrain while the CoL's first moot court team drank, er, argued its way to relative success... And surprising, late-night vocalizations at Heidelberg's 'Der Stiefel'... Forever grateful. Wishing you all the best on the next chapter.
- Bill Mohr (1986)

Anne Emanuel

Professor Emanuel's Criminal Law class was one of the most interesting classes I had during my time at GSU law.    In addition to being a great teacher, she was also a fantastic advisor who was very generous with her time and thoughtful advice.  Congratulations to Professor Emanuel on her well-deserved retirement.  Her shoes will be difficult to fill at GSU Law!
- Sherry Jackson (2009)

Nancy Johnson

Somehow I was fortunate enough to take Nancy Johnson's Advanced Legal Research class and thus enter a world of fascinating facts.  Through her efforts, I became an ardent researcher, pursuing legal questions with a vigor than remains with me still.  And, I had the further good fortune to obtain an assistantship with Prof. Johnson in the law library, which just added to my love for research.  Trite as it may sound, Nancy Johnson truly changed my life. 

- Mary McCall Cash (1992)

Nancy Johnson

I met Nancy in 1992 when I started Clark Atlanta's librarianship program. She taught me, both inside and outside of the classroom, much of what I still use today. I fell in love with her Reference corner which was adjacent to the Reference Desk when I worked at GSU. The area was quintessentially Nancy: helpful, organized, well stocked, well thought out and unobtrusive. Patrons could browse quietly by themselves but help was only steps away. That reflected Nancy's style: calm, helpful and unruffled. She made things look easy and gave library patrons a seamless information experience. Because Nancy was generous with her time and her knowledge, it was a pleasure and a privilege to work with and for her.
- Lisa Smith-Butler

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