Pat Byard retires after 46 years

Pat Byard, the longtime Administrative Assistant in the department, retired on Friday, October 1, 2021, after 46 years of dedicated, detailed service, all but one of those years in Bennett Hall.  She will be sorely missed by everyone in the department, but most especially by the students, for whom she did so much to make sure they were being taken care of.

Due to the ongoing pandemic situation, there was no celebration of Pat’s time in the department.  Fortunately, her family came and made an appropriate fuss over her as she left the office for the last time.  (See below!)

We expect to be able to celebrate Pat once large gatherings are less fraught for everyone involved, hopefully in the spring.  Until then, we wish her many late mornings sleeping in and we hope she can binge all the shows she has missed.