Ana María’s Retirement Guestbook — Sign it here:

Kimberly Green

Ana Maria, Congratulations on your retirement! Your many contributions to students and faculty, and to undergraduate education, made WSU a much better place. With much appreciation for all you brought, I wish you the best in the new stage of retirement you've begun, despite beginning it in the pandemic. Thinking of you, with all good […]

Judy Hopkins

All the BEST in your New Adventures! Dearest Ana Maria! What an absolute delight it's been to partner with you across the WSU system in a myriad of ways–lots of dreams came true for wonderful, collaborative student engagement opportunities for our beloved CAS students–and many others! May you continue in strength and passion for many […]

Joanna Steward

Cheers to you, Ana Maria! WSU will always shine a little brighter because of you and the positive impact you have had (and will continue to have!) on students, and on faculty and staff colleagues, all across the university. You truly possess a heart in motion. Best wishes for your next adventure! Joanna Steward CAS […]

Karen Weathermon

Congratulations, Ana Maria! Ana Maria, It has been such a pleasure to work with you in so many different capacities through the past several years–WSU Performing Arts, MLK, AFW, Global Case Competition, and various academic committees. I value you so much as a colleague and friend, and I wish you the very best as you […]

Stephen Bischoff, Ph.D.

Congrats on this Milestone! To Ana María: I just want to say thank you for all your hard work and commitment to serving students all these years. Whether we worked together directly or indirectly, you have always been someone that I have seen offering important insights. Given your time and energy doing this work, your […]

Vilma Navarro-Daniels

Querida Ana María: La mejor mentora, una colega excepcional y una amiga inolvidable. Gracias por todo lo que has dado a nuestra unidad académica. Todo ese esfuerzo, tiempo, horas de trabajo incesante. Ese corazón sincero y generoso que se alegra de verdad por los logros de los demás. Te voy a echar muchísmo de menos. […]

Faith Lutze

Ana María I will always be grateful that our paths crossed. Your energy is inspiring, and how your intellectual curiosity translates into action brings meaning to the world. Enjoy every moment of your retirement. Your legacy is far from being written quite yet. I look forward to hearing about what is yet to come. Faith […]

Pat Carter

Dear Ana Maria, I have truly enjoyed working with you over the years. Perhaps more than that, I have treasured our conversations about families and cultures, and I will never forget that you are the only non-Jew on campus who wishes me L’Shana Tova every Rosh Hashana! Enjoy your retirement without any guilt!!! xxoo Pat […]


Mama, Congratulations on your well-deserved retirement! You’ve tirelessly kicked butt for 30 years and in that time you have helped your department flourish, started a life-changing program with Hearts in Motion, aided the success of thousands of students, propelled the arts at WSU, and countless other feats. All while juggling 3 kids! You’re the best […]

Tammy Barry

Dear Ana Maria, Congratulations on your retirement after 30 years of incredible–and energetic (!!!)–service to WSU. You have always been a wonderful colleague to have in CAS, and I have especially enjoyed getting to work with you through the Associate Dean’s council this past year. Your strong voice of wisdom in those meetings will be […]

Joan Grenier-Winther

Best wishes for your retirement All our sincere best wishes to you on your retirement. I will always remember your kindness when I came for my interview, and we talked not all about work, but about kids! Doug and I wish you and Gustavo a happy and healthy retirement. Fondly, Joan Grenier-Winther Languages, Cultures & […]

Adrian Aumen

Appreciating you! Thank you, Ana María, for being a wonderful colleague! It’s been a true pleasure to work with you! Your positive energy brightened many days and your compassion and generous efforts brightened many lives. We’ll miss your expertise and enthusiasm, but wish you countless happy adventures ahead! Felicidades~ Adrian Aumen CAS Communications