Fr. Martin Schirber, OSB, was appointed to the SJU faculty in 1939 and served as dean from 1943-52. He retired from teaching and was named professor emeritus in 1979. Through the years, Fr. Martin developed close friendships with scores of students and continued personal correspondence with many of them. The secretary of the SJU J-Club and co-author of Scoreboard, the history of Johnnie athletics, Fr. Martin often was the featured guest at alumni functions.