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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Dr. Mary A. DeCredico, ’81, Provost of Bucknell University, has announced her intention to return to the Naval Academy as a Professor of History, effective the 2008/09 academic year.
Dr. DeCredico indicated the decision to leave her alma mater was difficult but reflected her true passion and personal dedication to the primary objectives of her profession – the teaching of students and the advancement of the scholarship of her discipline.
“I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work with our faculty as a colleague and administrator, but I also came to realize that I prefer direct contact and a personal relationship with students. I missed the classroom and I missed the time to commit to scholarship,” said DeCredico. “Bucknell will always be the school which instilled my ambition and affection for history, for learning and for teaching. The Naval Academy was my professorial home for 19 years and I am looking forward to my return.”
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell, President of Bucknell University, commented on the departure of Dr. DeCredico, “We truly appreciate the contributions of Dr. DeCredico and wish her every success in her return to the classroom where she has distinguished herself for years. Students, faculty and staff at Bucknell who have worked with Dr. DeCredico are unanimous in their praise for her concern, her character and her personal warmth.”
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Posted Sept. 5, 2007