Grove dedicated to retired Ambrose administrator


By Barb Arland-Fye

Don Moeller, a retired administrator of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, receives congratulations from Sister Joan Lescinski, CSJ, the university’s president, after a ceremony naming an iconic grove of oak trees on campus after him. Moeller’s wife, Jerri, is pictured at left.

DAVENPORT — Don Moeller has loved the oaks that grace the front lawn of St. Ambrose University since he first saw them in 1969, as a new faculty member at the university.  “These oaks sheltered some 27 scheduled spring graduations of which I was  a part, usually reading the names of the graduates,” Moeller recalled April 24 during  dedication of the oaks as “Moeller Grove.”
The retired administrator and theologian began his career at St. Ambrose as a Theology Department faculty member and went on to serve as academic dean, academic vice president and dean of faculty. He retired as provost in 2002, but continued as an adjunct instructor through 2004.

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