On Sunday August 19, 2007, Dr. Philip Boucher gathered with his wife Mary Alice and many colleagues and friends at the Bonefish Grill to celebrate his retirement from UAH after 33 years. Everybody enjoyed celebrated Dr. Boucher's accomplishments, as well as eating salmon, steak, and other yummy food, as these photographs reveal. One picture shows Dr. Boucher addressing the crowd, with his wife Mary Alice and Dean Sue Kirkpatrick to his side. One picture shows Dr. Andy Dunar, history department chair, reading a letter from retired UAH historian Dr. John White. The final picture shows Dr. Boucher with Beverley Gentry, the history department's staff assistant for the last 17 years.
Dr. Boucher, the first Distinguished Professor in the UAH College of Liberal Arts, never let his passion and productivity as a scholar wane over 33 years. In fact, he is publishing his fifth book with the Johns Hopkins University Press later this fall! He will also continue to serve UAH students when he returns to the classroom for Spring Semester 2008 to teach two classes as part of a post-retirement contract. Dr. Boucher's colleagues and students are delighted that he will be with us a bit longer!