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Karen Synder, departmental administrator in visual and performing arts, retired from Michigan Tech on Aug. 10. Snyder began working at Tech in the summer of 1977 and has served as an administrative aid in other departments, including chemistry and chemical engineering; distance education; and visual and performing arts; as well, she was a secretary in the materials science and engineering department. Snyder says she enjoyed the gifted people at Tech and treasures friends made in chemistry, metallurgy, fine arts, accounting, student services, publications and administration.