Sketches of an MSUE Retiree in Portland (Oregon)

F.X. Rosica, former county Extension director in St. Clair County, made news in Portland, Oregon, recently and it triggered a Google alert for Michigan State University Extension. Mr. Rosica was featured in a news article in The Oregonian for sketches he has made of passengers on Portland’s public transit system. Some marketing folks for the transit system discovered his pastime, and now they are featuring the sketches in their promotions of the transit system. Mr. Rosica’s career with MSU Extension was included as part of his biographic sketch and the reporter included a link to our website.

I’m always impressed by the diverse interests of Extension professionals and the variety of paths we follow through our lives. Some of you may remember Mr. Rosica – I never had the good fortune to meet him – and I thought it would be fun to share this story as another in a series featuring MSUE’s retirees. Thanks to Frank Fear, professor emeritus and former senior associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, for finding the article and sharing it with me.

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