Cakes made popular by College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Administrative Secretary Shirley Copple and jokes often shared by Associate Professor of Pharmacology Hank Cole were featured during their mutual retirement party on December 13.

Copple served Butler for 31 years—21 years in COPHS and 10 with Butler’s Holcomb Research Institute. Cole taught in COPHS for 24 years, specializing on physiology and pathophysiology.

COPHS colleagues baked several cakes for the party, using recipes Copple perfected in a longtime ritual of preparing two cakes each month for College birthday observances.

Party guests received a mini cookbook of Copple’s recipes, and a compilation of Cole’s most appreciated jokes, titled “A professor walks into a classroom… .”