Fair Winds and Following Seas on your Retirement!

On June 11, the Webb family gathered to thank Ms. Carol McLaughlin for her six years of service in the Development Office. She joined the Webb staff in 2006, working part time as the Capital Campaign Assistant. Ms. McLaughlin’s talents quickly became apparent and she transitioned into a full time position as the Assistant Director of Annual Giving Stewardship and Research. Ms. McLaughlin has been an integral member of the Development team working on special projects, such as, the Annual Report, Death Notices, Phonathons and the Parent’s Annual Fund. Ms. McLaughlin is very excited to move to her new home in North Carolina and she plans to continue to consult with the Development Office on a part time basis.

Two days later, the Webb family assembled again, this time to wish Professor John F. Hennings good luck in his new endeavors and to thank him for 22 years of service. This award-winning educator, veteran, mentor and friend retired from Webb Institute this June. In addition to running the electrical engineering program at Webb, he has also taught physics, statics and dynamics. Professor Hennings is a highly recognized and revered member of the faculty.

Professor Hennings' influences were not contained to the classroom; his spirit for volunteering challenged each one of us at Webb Institute to make a difference through Founder’s Day and other events. An example of his altruistic leadership would be when he and a van load of students travelled to Owego, NY, to help when flooding from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee inundated that community last year. Professor Hennings also served as the advisor for students who were interested in joining the United States Navy upon graduation.

The Webb Institute Community wishes both Ms. Carol McLaughlin and Professor John F. Hennings Fair Winds and Following Seas in their new endeavors and thanks them for their commitment to Webb.