Norma Hoffman ’52 Richardson

Norma Hoffman ’52 Richardson retired in July
after 54 years as a Spanish professor at Central
Michigan University. She was tenured as a full-
time professor in August 1967. She graduated
from Hope with a major in Spanish, and received
her M.A. in Spanish from the State University
of Iowa, Iowa City, in 1954. She was granted a
teaching assistantship with the recommendation
of Dr. Donald F. Brown, her Spanish professor
at Hope. From 1954 to 1957 she taught as an
instructor of Spanish and English at Central
College, Pella, Iowa. She received her ABD in
Spanish, also with a teaching assistantship, from
the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1959.
While teaching full-time at Central Michigan
University she completed course work and her
dissertation at Michigan State University. She
was awarded a Ph.D. in Spanish language and
literature in 2001.

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