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BY LARRY TEITELBAUM

Students, faculty and administrators rose in unison at this year’s graduation to give Registrar Gloria Watts a standing ovation and well-deserved send-off into retirement. It was a fitting valedictory and a memorable curtain call for one of the Law School’s longest serving employees. The spontaneous outburst of affection no doubt stunned and embarrassed the unassuming Gloria, accustomed as she is to working with a quiet efficiency that belies her contributions to the Law School over the last 44 years.

“When you attend a Penn Law graduation, and you see a rousing ovation for the registrar, that’s when you can palpably feel Gloria’s uniqueness and what she has contributed to making our great law school a great community,” says Vice Dean for Administrative Services Jo-Ann Verrier L’83.

When she retired in September, Gloria had been registrar for twelve years, overseeing registration, administering exams, recording grades, issuing transcripts and, as she says, performing an “endless” number of other tasks. During her Law School career, she had also been assistant registrar, assistant to the vice dean, a senior admissions assistant, and faculty secretary.
 
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