Lulu - Paul Marty - Michelle Kazmer
The acceptance speech by the trio
It was 10 years ago when we moved to Tallahassee when Lulu was recruited to be a professor at FSU. A lot of fun and work has gone thru the turnstiles here in the Northern Florida town.
Last night we had a party at the Old President's House on campus to celebrate Lulu - Paul - and Michelle being promoted to full professor. This is as high as you can go without becoming some kind of administrator. All three of the candidates grew up and did their undergraduate studies in Pennsylvania.
About 60 people came to the party - mostly fellow professors - former students - college staff - friends - and neighbors. They enjoyed a buffet including roast beef and turkey. About 8 PM - the cakes were cut and a few speeches were made. Dean Larry Dennis cut the cake.
Lulu's first PhD candidate student - Melissa Johnston - flew down from Tuscaloosa Alabama for the event. She is now an assistant professor of library science at the University of Alabama.
I should add that although Paul and Michelle met at college - he is originally from Illinois.
Wanda Brown - Barbara Heusel - Dennis Moore
JP Brown - Lulu - Shuyuan Mary Ho
Melissa Johnston - Jennifer Underhill - Cana Nudi
Geroge Dawson - Manny Shargel
Michelle Kazmer - Mia Shargel
The Old President's Home - where the party played from 6 PM to 10 PM
Josh Gross - Dean Larry Dennis
Vanessa Dennen - Ken Baldauf
Sanghee Oh - Melissa Johnston - Pam Doffek - Kathy Burnett
Joel Dawson - our neighbor
Melissa Gross - Elaine Dennis
This guy served roast beef and turkey all night
Joel Dawson - Wanda Brown - Barbara Heusel
Dennis Moore - Gary Burnett - George Dawson
Wanda Brown - Lulu - JP Brown
The Guests of Honor - Michelle - Paul - Lulu
Having our cake and eating it too
Larry Dennis - Party Marty - Michelle Kazmer
Lulu - Director Kathy Burnett
Warren Allen - Chris Hinnant
Lulu - Mary Ho - Josh Gross - Melissa Gross - Michelle Kazmer
The main drawing room in the Old President's House at FSU
At 10 PM it was all over and we had the place to ourselves
This cat had the run of the place and was mooching food.