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Dr. Gary Hess, distinguished emeritus professor in the Department of History at BGSU, recently commemorated the 50th anniversary of his first day of teaching. At 11 a.m. Sept. 23, 1964, in 107 Hayes Hall, Dr. Gary Hess stepped in front of his first class, U.S. History 205. Hess was accompanied by his wife, Rose, and they entered the classroom at 11 a.m. The couple met in Williams Hall, when she was a graduate assistant in history and he an instructor.

He went on to become one of the University’s longest serving and most highly regarded faculty members, retiring in 2009 as an Emeritus Distinguished Research Professor of history.

For more on Gary Hess and his research, please visit his emeritus faculty page.