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After 10 and half years of supporting the faculty, staff, volunteers, members and community friends, my time has come to say goodbye and God speed to the Howard County Extension family. My service to the University of Maryland and our neighbors in Howard County has been a true pleasure. As I begin my seventh decade, retirement opens the opportunity to catch up with family, open all the books I’ve set aside until I had time, attend only meetings that involve lunch with former colleagues and friends, and become mesmerized by the changing tide.

I have a quote by Winston Churchill in my home office that was given to me by my first boss which says, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” May we appreciate this time spent together making a difference.


Rick Walter