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Retiring Professor Cathy Bingman, Theology and religious Studies Chair Emily Reimer-Barry together in Madrid.

Reflection: Feliz Jubliacion to Madrid Professors Cathy Bingman, Kirk Tennant

Brittany Williams, a USD undergraduate English alumna, did a semester study abroad in Madrid, Spain and later lived and worked there while earning a master’s degree in English from Saint Louis University -- Madrid Campus. She is now USD’s International Study Abroad Coordinator for programs in Czech Republic, Portugal and Spain and a SOLES PhD Leadership Studies student. She recently wrote a reflection on two retiring professors — Cathy Bingman and Kirk Tennant — who have taught at USD’s Madrid Center facility and other study abroad classes at Madrid-based universities for nearly 22 years. Williams reflects on their retirement, supportive ways and she share some replies from USD alumni, friends and colleagues who wished them well.