New Endowed Fund Honors Esteemed Professor
In an effort to promote learning experiences for physics students outside of the normal curriculum, an endowed fund honoring M. Paul Hagelberg, professor emeritus of physics, was established this fall. Initiated by Wendall Lutz, son of Arthur Lutz, the late professor emeritus of physics, and his wife Nancy, the fund will be used to support student/faculty research projects, the development of new laboratory experiments or lecture demonstrations, or the attendance at workshops or conferences.
In creating the fund, Wendall Lutz noted Hagelberg’s distinguished teaching career at Wittenberg for nearly 40 years, including serving as department chair for 17 years, before his retirement in 1996. Hagelberg’s commitment to the Springfield community also inspired the Lutz family. In addition to serving as a leader in the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church choir for decades, Hagelberg was also a member of the Wittenberg Chamber Singers.
“Dr. M. Paul Hagelberg represents the type of faculty member Wittenberg is proud to have,” Lutz said, “and we are pleased to have this opportunity to honor him.”