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Romberger to retire after 40 years of service

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Dr. Andrew Romberger
After four decades of service to Penn State Berks, Dr. Andrew Romberger will retire in June 2011. He joined the campus in the fall of 1971 as an Instructor in Physics and was named Assistant Professor of Physics in 1976.
 
During that time, he helped to establish the college’s baccalaureate degree in Science, serving as program coordinator for the General Science Option of the degree. In addition to his teaching duties, he has served as chair of the college’s Faculty Senate and a member of the University’s Faculty Senate, Campus/College Representative for the Eberly College of Science at University Park, and the college marshal at Berks, carrying the mace and leading the campus’ commencement ceremonies.
 
A Penn State alumnus, Romberger earned his Ph.D. in Physics in 1976. He spent a year, from 1983-84, as a visiting professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he conducted laser damage studies.
 
When asked about his time at Penn State Berks, Romberger commented, “I’ve seen the college grow significantly in the last 40 years, from 800 students when we were located in the former Wyomissing Polytechnic Institute facilities in 1971, to 2,800 students at our current location. I’ve always been impressed with the community’s support of Penn State Berks.”
 
Romberger resides with his wife, Judy, in Spring Township. They have two grown children and one grandchild.
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