Pioneer Club Planning Committee 

Planning Committee Chairs

  • Bob Gaylor
  • Art Griggs

Planning Committee Members

  • Kathy Barrett
  • Jane Bentham
  • Ann Dunlop
  • Sandra Fick
  • William Fish
  • George Gamboa
  • Teresa Gamboa
  • Barbara Hamilton
  • *Sue Helderop
  • Richard Stamps

* OU Staff Liaison

About Us


The purpose of the Oakland University Pioneer Club is to provide social and educational opportunities to retired OU faculty and staff. Spouses, partners, widows and widowers of OU retirees are also welcome as well as former long-time employees who are now retired, and part-time faculty and staff who devoted a significant portion of their work life to OU and are now retired. It is our hope that this group will serve as a way for you to reconnect with former colleagues as well as maintain a relationship with OU. As a retiree, you remain a valued member of the University community.

Do you have a great idea for a future Pioneer Club retiree group event? The Planning Committee needs your help! The committee meets on a bi-monthly basis to plan the calendar of activities for Pioneer Club retirees to enjoy. If you are interested in joining the Planning Committee or would like more information, email or call (248) 364-6135.


Sue Helderop,  Sr. Director of Engagement
Phone: (248) 364-6135
Pioneer Club
Oakland University 
John Dodge House