Professors Barbara Roos (Film & Video Production) and Roy Winegar (Advertising and Public Relations) have retired at the end of the Winter 2015 semester.

Barbara Roos uses a Bloex camera in a class in the 1970s.

Barbara Roos uses a Bloex camera in a class in the 1970s.

Roos has bachelors and master’s degrees in Anthropology from the University of Michigan. In 1978 she joined the faculty at GVSU in what was then called William James College, one of four colleges at Grand Valley. In 1981 she was a founder of the Film and Video Production major.

In the 1990s Roos was active in founding the GVSU Middle East Studies Program, taught at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey and led a group of  GVSU students on study trip to Cairo, Egypt’s American University.

Her career at GVSU is marked by numerous distinctions. She received the Pew Teaching Excellence Award in 2001, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Lifetime Faculty Achievement Award in 2011, and the Omicron Delta Kappa Faculty of Distinction Award in 2013.

Winegar is recognized for his years of service at a Faculty Awards Convocation.

Winegar is recognized for his years of service at a Faculty Awards Convocation.

Roy Winegar has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from GVSU and a PhD from Union Institute and University. He started working at GVSU in 1989 as a staff member in what was then called University Communications where he worked in publication design and development of the university’s web site. As a member of the faculty in Advertising and Public Relations, Winegar was involved in updating the curriculum and advising the Student Ad Club.

Most recently, Winegar has led several National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) teams. They have consistently placed in the top 4 in the regional competition, winning first place twice. One team competed at the national level and finished 10th in the nation. The 2014-15 team finished 9th in the nation.

“While I spent half of my career at the university as a professional/admin staffer, my greatest reflections are on my time teaching,” Winegar said. “I valued the opportunity to provide young adults with the insights into what could be a promising future for them. I also valued, greatly, when I would hear back from my students commenting on how much I influenced their lives and the decisions they’ve made.”

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