Gunter, Bean, Sikes Retirement Receptions Planned

Dr. Gunter Dr. Bean Chancellor Sikes
Photographed (from left-to-right): Dr. Mary B. Gunter, Dr. Linda Bean and Chancellor Bruce Sikes.

The public is invited to upcoming retirement receptions at Arkansas Tech University honoring three lifelong educators.

Dr. Mary B. Gunter, ATU chief of staff and distinguished professor of educational leadership; Dr. Linda Bean, dean of the ATU College of Education and Health and professor of business; and Bruce Sikes, chancellor of ATU-Ozark Campus, will all retire June 30, 2023. Combined, they have given 138 years of service to education, including a combined 64 years of service to ATU.

Details concerning their retirement receptions are listed below:

Dr. Mary B. Gunter
Friday, April 21
3:30-5 p.m. (remarks at approximately 4 p.m.)
Chambers Cafeteria West Dining Room
204 West O Street, Russellville

Dr. Linda Bean
Tuesday, May 2
3:30-5 p.m.
Doc Bryan Student Services Center room 242
1605 Coliseum Drive, Russellville

Bruce Sikes
Tuesday, May 2
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Hull Building Student Union
1306 North El Paso Avenue, Russellville