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February 8, 1998


— Two former Baker University professors, whose combined teaching careers span 80 years at the school, will be inducted into the Faculty Hall of Fame Tuesday.

Lowell Gish and the late Willard Garret will be the new inductees.

Garrett, who died in 1975, was professor of mathematics and astronomy from 1902 to 1947. It is the longest continuous teaching tenure in Baker history. He studied at the University of Chicago and Harvard. His writing appeared in American Mathematical Monthly, Popular Astronomy and Astrophysical Journal.

Gish, who retired from Baker three years ago, lives in Baldwin. He served most of his 34-year career as chairman of the education department. A graduate of Southwestern University and Kansas University, his specialties included educational sociology, psychology of humor, and neuropsychology and learning.

He currently teaches at Haskell Indian Nations University and recently served as chairman of the school's education department.

The Baker Faculty Hall of Fame is located on the upper level of Constant Hall and has 13 previous inductees. The ceremony for Gish and Garrett begins at 3:30 p.m. at Collins House on the Baker campus.

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