Since 1986, Aggies have been learning the principles of journalism from Dr. Douglas Starr, a wonderful man who always has time for his students and former students -- and who was my first friend on Facebook and the first member of our Aggie Journalists Facebook group. So this is a sad announcement for journalism students and grads of A&M. But it's a retirement well deserved, and I hope he'll be relaxed and happy in no time! Here's the official word from Dr. Dunsford:
Doug Starr is retiring at the end of August.
We are collecting letters or other items from former students and former colleagues. If they would send their items to me at the address below, that would be great. We’re also collecting for a retirement gift. Any contributions can come to me as well, or to Debbie King, 107 Scoates Hall, MS 2116, TAMU, College Station, 77843-2116.
His official retirement party will be Friday, May 21, at the REC Center on Campus. Details will be along soon.
Deborah W. Dunsford, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer and Program Coordinator
Agricultural Communications and Journalism
Texas A&M University7
127 Scoates Hall, MS 2116
College Station, Texas 77843-2116
979-458-3389; fax 979-845-6296
dunsford (at) tamu.edu