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 SRU Honors 41 Faculty for Service, Dedication to Higher Education 




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           SLIPPERY ROCK. – Slippery Rock University Interim President Robert Smith paid honor to more than 40 university faculty recently citing them for their untiring efforts on behalf of students and their dedication to higher education.

          Smith credited each with bringing new perspectives and new ideas to the classroom, saying students benefit from the diversity of teaching styles and the expertise each member of the faculty brings to the classroom.

          Service pins were awarded those in the 10-, 15- and 20-year category, while medallions, suitable for wearing at official university functions such as Academic Honors Convocation and commencement where presented those with 25 years service. Plaques were presented those in the 30- and 35-year categories.

          Honored were:

35-Year Awards

Dr. Hans Fellner                        Chemistry and Physics                        Harrisville

Dr. George Highland                        Chemistry and Physics                        Grove City

Fred Powell                        Physical Education and Sport Management                        Slippery Rock

Dr. Charles Tichy                        Modern Languages and Cultures                        Pittsburgh

30-Year Awards

Dr. Paul Black                        Secondary Education                        Wexford

Dr. Priscilla Kelly                        English                        Slippery Rock

Michael Matambanadzo                        History                        Slippery Rock

Dr. Robert McIlvaine                        English                        Slippery Rock

Dr. William Oman                        Philosophy                        Slippery Rock

Dr. Donald Stauffer                        Special Education                        Mercer

25-Year Awards

Dr. Bernard Freydberg                        Philosophy                        Slippery Rock

Dr. Deborah Hammond                        Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work                        Butler

Dr. Nanette Solomon                        Music                        New Castle

Dr. Sharad Joshi                        Computer Science                        Slippery Rock

20-Year Awards

Dr. Michael Stowe                        Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work                        Slippery Rock

Dr. Donald Tompkins                        School of Business                        Slippery Rock

Victor Campagna                        Physical Education and Sport Management                        Slippery Rock

15-Year Awards

Stacey Steele                        Music                        Slippery Rock

Dr. Peter Grierson                        School of Business                        Aliquippa

Dr. Paulettte Johnson                                               Parks and Recreation/Environmental Education                                               Slippery Rock

Dr. Abbass Alkhafaji                        School of Business                        New Castle

Dr. Padma Anand                        Counseling and Educational Psychology                        Slippery Rock

Dr. Vernice Cain                        English                        Hermitage

Dr. Kenneth Calhoun                        School of Business                         Pittsburgh

Dr. Cornelius Cosgrove                        English                        New Castle

Dr. Susan Hannam                        Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences                        Grove City

Dr. Elizabeth Joseph                        Secondary Education                        Allison Park

Dr. Carolyn Prorok                        Geography, Geology, and the Environment                        Slippery Rock

Dr. Esther Skirboll                        Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work                        Pittsburgh

Dr. Deborah Wells                        Elementary Education/Early Childhood                        Slippery Rock

10-Year Awards           

Dr. Carol Holland                        Counseling Center                        Seneca

William Smith                        Allied Health                        Butler              

Deborah Hutchins                                               Parks and Recreation/Environ. Education                                               Saxonburg

Deborah Mariacher                        Academic Services                        Greenville

Dr. Anindya Chatterjee                        School of Business                        Slippery Rock

Dr. Sharon Coben                        Special Education                        Pittsburgh

Dr. Dean Denicola                        Biology                        Butler

Dr. Richard Findler                        Philosophy                        Grove City

Dr. J. Randy Layne, Jr.                        Biology                        Rochester

Dr. Carol Martin-Elkins                        School of Physical Therapy                        Slippery Rock

Dr. Robert Vallin                        Mathematics                        Slippery Rock


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