On Monday, July 13, members of the REEEC community gathered at The Bread Company to wish Associate Director Alisha Kirchoff well as she leaves Champaign-Urbana to begin her doctoral studies in sociology at Indiana University this fall. Students, faculty, and staff shared memories of Alisha’s five remarkable years at REEEC. David Cooper, Director of REEEC, led a roast in honor of her achievements and in remembrance of fun moments at the Center. Along with Prof. Cooper, Joe Lenkart (SRS Manager), Richard Tempest (Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and former Director of REEEC), Michael Finke (Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures), and Cynthia Buckley (Professor of Sociology) also participated in the roast. Alisha will be missed, but we wish her and her family all the best!