Two staff members retire, one leaves Lab for new job

Grace Zhang, Assistant Editor

Three staff members will have departed Lab by the end of this month. Yolanda Corona will retire after 34 years at Lab. Nancy Withrow, the procurement and finance manager in the business office, will retire Dec. 19 after working at Lab for 30 years. Devin Wideman, a development associate in the alumni relations and development office, has taken a new role as assistant director of digital communications at the University of Chicago.

“I’ll miss so so many people, too many to even list,” Ms. Withrow said. Her future plans are “not to wake up too early to an alarm clock, that’s number one. Maybe to travel a little bit, go to an exercise class because I have time to do that, and just take my day, day-by-day and plan some vacations.” 

Ms. Corona has served different roles at Lab, including assisting the fine arts, world language and music departments. She is currently working in the music office.

Mr. Wideman departed Nov. 30 and had been coordinating Lab’s social media and assisting with marketing. He said that what he will miss most is that each day is different and unpredictable.