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Nancy R. Walters has retired as professor emeritus of psychology and counseling. She taught the subject for 29 years at Central.
Walters joined the university in 1967 as assistant to the graduate dean and associate professor of special education and guidance counseling. During her tenure, Walters also taught as adjunct faculty for the State University of New York, at Whiteman Air Force Base and at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Participating in many university activities, Walters was chair of the Graduate Recruitment Committee, Academic Calendar Committee and University Absence Committee. Through such service, she contributed to shaping the university’s standards and success.
As a member of numerous professional organizations, Walters received wide recognition for her contributions to the field of psychology and counselor education during her tenure. She is named in the biographical listings of Who’s who in the Midwest, Who’s Who of American Women, World’s Who’s Who of Women in Education, Community Leaders of America, and Leaders in Education.
Walters and her husband Max Smith currently reside in Iowa. She is the mother of five sons.