The Guantanamo Bay campus says goodbye and hello

As it happens more often than not, Columbia College–Guantanamo Bay has to say goodbye to three of its faculty members. SSGT Drew Neal will be leaving the island around January 6 as his rotation on the island comes to an end. SSGT Neal has been teaching the General Psychology class for the last three sessions and is a popular professor.

Also leaving our small family due to rotation back to the States is LTC Sharon Pfeiffer, who taught American History to 1877 during the October Session. Sharon was only a one-term professor for the college but was well-liked by her students.
Finally, the third faculty member who is leaving is Dr. Kathy Einhorn, the director’s wife. After teaching four classes over three sessions, Kathy decided she needed to concentrate on her regular job as the principal of the DOD school (K-12 on two campuses) here on the island. With all the rumored changes that are coming under the new administration, she felt that she needed to give all her time and energy to that position.

Even though it is hard to say goodbye to professors who are leaving, we wish them all well and hope that nothing but good comes their way in the future.
In the equal spirit of good will, we welcome on board two new professors, Patti Garro and Michelle Linger who will be teaching the General Psychology courses.

Also, Annie Stuart has joined the Guantanamo Bay office staff as a part-time academic advisor/administrative assistant. She has a degree in political science from Boise State University has started the MBA program through Columbia College. She is here with her husband, Shawn, who is a petty officer in security on base.