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Dinner scheduled to honor retiring professor

Colleagues, friends and former students will gather Friday, April 5, to honor New Mexico State University management Professor John P. Loveland, who is retiring June 30.



New Mexico State University management Professor John P. Loveland, who is retiring June 30, will be honored with a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, in the Columbus Conference Center of Las Cruces' Best Western Mesilla Valley Inn. (NMSU photo by Darren

The dinner ceremony, to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Columbus Conference Center of Las Cruces' Best Western Mesilla Valley Inn, will be both a "toast" and a "roast." Those who know Loveland will have a chance to speak, telling anecdotes of the man they have known during his 36-year-long career at New Mexico State, said Peter Dorfman, head of the university's management department.

From 1965 to his retirement, Loveland has served New Mexico State as a professor of management, head of the management department from 1983 to 1994, and director of key college programs.

"He's an icon in the college and students love him," Dorfman said.

Tickets to the dinner are $25 per person and reservations must be made by April 1. To make reservations, contact Pam Speer, Dorfman's secretary, at (505) 646-1201 or pspeer@nmsu.edu.

Those interested in speaking at the dinner should contact Speer by March 21.

In addition, a scrapbook of stories and pictures of Loveland is being prepared. Those interested in contributing a story should e-mail it to Speer by April 1.

Those who would like to donate to the John P. Loveland Excellence Fund, also may contact Speer.

Photo is available at http://ucommphoto.nmsu.edu/newsphoto/loveland_john.jpg.
CUTLINE: New Mexico State University management Professor John P. Loveland, who is retiring June 30, will be honored with a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, in the Columbus Conference Center of Las Cruces' Best Western Mesilla Valley Inn. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

Jack King
March 15, 2002