Roger Rich, 1970 Roger Rich, 2007
Parting shot: Retirement reception for photographer Roger Rich is June 26
A retirement reception will be held Tuesday, June 26 (tomorrow) for Roger Rich, who is retiring after 37 years as a photographer at St. Thomas.
The reception will run from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Great Room of McNeely Hall, with a program at 3:30.
An anthology of Rich's photography was featured in "Parting Shots," a 10-page section in the spring issue of St. Thomas magazine.
Said the magazine story:
"When Roger Rich stepped onto the College of St. Thomas campus 37 years ago, there was no way to predict that he, more than anyone, would have the best seat in the house for St. Thomas' remarkable transformation from an undergraduate college for men to the state's largest private university.
"After a third of a million St. Thomas photographs, a dozen cameras, 100 commencement exercises, three new campuses, two presidents and one early '70s streaker, Rich is retiring as supervisor of photography."