1947 Class News

Philip Gannon, ’47, was recently honored at the 50th anniversary of Lansing Community College (LCC) with the dedication of a building in his name. He was the founding president and now is president emeritus of LCC, where he served for 32 years. He and his wife, Lois Lange Gannon, ’50, were also invited to Otsu, Japan, to participate in a celebration of the 25th anniversary of LCC’s Japan Adventure Program, a one-year academic work/study program in Japan. Following retirement in 1989, the Gannons established a technical education consulting firm, Global Horizons, and worked with ministries of education and technical colleges in the United Arab Emirates, Japan, and Hungary. Lois taught at Everett High School in Lansing for 16 years. She teaches a class in line dancing at Shell Point Retirement Community in Florida, where they spend the winter months. They have three children, including Kathy Gannon Salomon, ’78, and Tom Gannon, ’82. They also have eight grandchildren. The Gannons live in Traverse City.