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Paying tribute to decades of service

Three well-established and highly respected professionals within the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences have retired from their respective positions this past spring semester. Carol Straight, Theresa Scafella and Robin McKinney share the common threads of loyalty, reliability and commitment, as noted by their colleagues. Between them, they represent decades of service at CPASS.

“With the retirements of Robin McKinney, Theresa Scafella and Carol Straight, CPASS is losing three long-term employees who have served the college extremely well for more than 75 years total. Their positive influence and efforts have certainly helped CPASS continually evolve into a better college over the years. We wish them happiness in the next phases of their lives,” said Jack Watson, dean and professor, CPASS.

McKinney served as facilities supervisor, where she oversaw room scheduling and managed print and mail services. Straight was a student adviser in the CPASS Office of Student Success, where she worked with thousands of students to help them navigate the university, graduation and the job search. Scafella also worked as a student adviser in the Office of Student Success, gaining the respect of the many students she advised over the years.