April 17, 2012
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab
SRU honors faculty’s dedicated service
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Acting Slippery Rock University President Charles Curry honored 50 members of the University faculty for their years of service at Tuesday’s Academic Assembly, including Michael Matambanadzo, assistant professor of history, for his 40 years of service to students.
“I want to thank the entire faculty for their dedication and service,” Curry said. “At this event we will celebrate the anniversaries of 10, 15, 20, 25 and 35 years of outstanding service to our campus, community and region.”
The University deans assisted Curry in presenting lapel pins to 10- to 20-year honorees. William Williams, provost and vice president for academic presented the traditional breast-plate medallions worn at formal University events to those marking 25 years service. Curry presented wall plaques to those at the 35-year service level and Matambanadzo received an SRU wall clock for his 40 years of service.
Honored for 35 years of service were: Sharadchandra Joshi, professor of computer science and Nanette Kaplan Solomon, professor of music;
25 years: Padma Anand, professor of secondary education and foundations of education; Vernice Cain, associate professor of English; Cornelius Cosgrove, professor of English; Rizwan Mahmood, professor of physics; and Deborah Wells, professor of elementary education and early childhood;
20 years: Anindya Chatterjee, professor in the School of Business; Dean DeNicola, professor of biology; Richard Findler, professor of philosophy; Thomas Gordon, professor of elementary education/early childhood; Deborah Hutchins, assistant professor of parks and recreation; Jack Layne Jr., professor of biology; Jessica Marshall, assistant professor of library; Carol Martin-Elkins, professor in the School of Physical Therapy; and Robert Vallin, professor of mathematics;
15 years: John Bavaro, associate professor of professional studies; George Brown, professor of political science; Patricia Campbell, associate professor of geography, geology and the environment; Colleen Cooke, associate professor of parks and recreation; William Covey Jr., associate professor of English; Mark Daniels, professor of political science; Kimberly Forrest, professor of public health and social work; Susan Hadley, professor of music; Lynn Hoffmann, assistant professor of library; Jane Lasarenko, assistant professor of English; Susan Lubinski, associate professor of professional studies; Rebecca Morrice, assistant professor of theatre; Derrick Pitard, associate professor of English; Daniel Sherwin, instructor in safety management; and Bradley Wilson, associate professor of philosophy; and
10 years: Myra Balok, assistant professor of English; Richael Barger-Anderson, associate professor of special education; Ana Maria Caula, associate professor of modern languages and cultures; Kim Creasy, associate professor of elementary education and early childhood development; June Edwards, associate professor of art; Jennifer Foster, assistant professor of communication; David Glover, associate professor of music; Istvan Kovacs, assistant professor of physical education; Catherine Massey, associate professor of psychology; Margaret Michaels, associate professor in the School of Physical Therapy; Mark Mraz, assistant professor of secondary education and foundations of education; Suzanne Rose, professor of elementary education and early childhood development; Annette Salsovic, assistant professor of Academic Services; Tamra Schiappa and Langdon Smith, both associate professors of geography, geology and the environment; Theresa Wajda, associate professor in the School of Business; Carlis White, assistant professor of history; and Frederick White, associate professor of English.
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