You are invited to a retirement celebration in honor of  Dr. Albert King.
Dr. King will be retiring after 52 years of distinguished service as a faculty member at Wayne State University.
Please join us in celebrating his accomplishments. Seating is limited. Complete your reservation below no later than Monday, April 23.


Saturday, April 28th, 2018
Student Center Ballroom
Wayne State University

5:30 p.m., Reception
6:30 p.m., Dinner
7:30 p.m., Festivities and speaker program

Admission: $30-$40 per person. Cost varies with choice of entree.


Parking is available in Parking Structure 1 at 450 West Palmer, just west of Cass Avenue. Use gate 3, 4 or 5 for access to the structure. Parking is $7.75 per entry with a credit card, $3.25 per entry with a student OneCard and $7.25 per entry with a non-student OneCard. The walk between Parking Structure 1 and the Student Center is slightly more than one-fourth of a mile and takes roughly six minutes. Click here for a map with walking directions

Paid attendance include admission to a pre-dinner reception with hors d'oeuvres and a hosted bar.
Reception menu
·  Mini Maryland Crab Cakes
·  Pear and Baked Brie in Phyllo Purses
·  Crostini with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Figs
·  Lemon Mascarpone Crostini with Asparagus

Dinner includes salad course and guests' choice of vegetarian, beef or poultry entree with chef-inspired choices for accompaniments and sides.
Salad Course

Michigan SaladBaby Field Greens. Dried Cherries. Red Onion. Seedless Cucumber. Grape Tomato. Crumbled Blue Cheese. Ranch or Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing.

Warm Artisan Dinner Rolls and Butter

Entrée Course (Guest choice)
·  Pan Seared Duck Breast with Pomegranate Citrus Glaze. Toasted Orzo Spinach. Cranberry Pilaf, Buttered Baby Carrots. ($40)
·  Braised Beef Short Rib with Red Wine Demi Glaze. Buttermilk Whipped Potato. Buttered Baby Carrots. ($35)
·  Roasted Vegetable Risotto Arancini. Crispy Risotto Ball. Buttered Baby Carrots. House Made Tomato Jam. ($30)



If you have questions about the event, please email Nicole Colleran at [email protected] or contact Professor John Cavanaugh at (313) 577-3916


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Please contact John Cavanaugh or Nicole Colleran at (313) 577-3916 or [email protected] for more information.