Jean Lightowler ’77 Kirchner

Jean Lightowler ’77 Kirchner retired this
June from federal service having served 15 years
with the U.S. Navy as a training director with
the Naval Education and Training Command.
She received the Superior Civilian Service
Award. She retired from the State of Illinois
University System in 2010. She now looks
forward to reading, drawing, painting and
bike riding as well as longer visits to children
and grandchildren in the states of Texas and
Washington. Her husband, Gary Kirchner ’77,
is also enjoying his retirement plan working
part-time for the UDT SEAL Association and
Gunn Group. His interests focus on energy
education and climate change. He is also
teaching in the communications department at
Old Dominion University.

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