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Dr John Smith retires after 47 Years

Thursday 13 October 2016

Dr John Smith retired this month after 47 years’ service to the School of Chemistry and the University.

John joined the University in 1969, at the age of 16 as a technician in the 1st year teaching lab. At the end of his career he was the Buildings Officer for the Purdie (Chemistry) and BioMedical Sciences buildings, working closely with Estates on major and minor buildings modifications. Along the way he gained Degree, Masters and Ph.D degrees.

There are very few who have achieved 47 years service to the University, an exceptional tour of duty!

We wish John and his wife Melanja (Technician for 45 years) the very best in their retirement.