George Weckman, president of the Emeriti Association, welcomes President Roderick J. McDavis to the podium to speak at the May 16 Induction Ceremony Luncheon.
Photographer: Kayla Hoffman
A packed room of current Emeriti watch as a new class of inductees are recognized.
Photographer: Kayla Hoffman
May 20, 2013
By Jasmine Garcia
The annual Faculty Emeriti Induction luncheon on Thursday, May 16 ushered in a new class of Emeriti Association faculty and administrators who have distinguished themselves as outstanding members of Ohio University’s teaching community.
George Weckman, president of The Ohio University Emeriti Association, welcomed a room full of current Emeriti, and after his remarks inducted into the Association 15 faculty members who attended the ceremony. A total of 35 faculty members were inducted for the academic year.
“This is a great organization,” Weckman said. “I hope you all, new and old, will be much associated with it.”
President Roderick J. McDavis was the keynote speaker and his remarks included heart-felt congratulations to all of the new members and the Association as a whole.
“There are many great things about Ohio University, but the best is its people,” McDavis said.
McDavis recognized the association for the impact they have on OHIO’s campuses and how they shape the minds of students.
“I want to say thank you for all of those hundreds of thousands of students you have touched,” President McDavis said.
Emeriti status is awarded to those who are retired from the University but maintain an honorary title corresponding to that held immediately before retirement. Those who earn this award are able to become a dues-paying member of The Ohio University Emeriti Association.
The Ohio University Emeriti Association is a non-profit association consisting of those faculty and administrative presidential appointees who have completed a period of meritorious service to Ohio University and have been awarded Emeritus or Emerita status, according to the Association’s website.
Bald, Waltraud - Modern Languages
Isaac, Ronald H. - Geography
Jordan, Mary K. - Linguistics/OPIE
Peterson, Ellengene H. - Biological Sciences
Porter, Patricia Anne - Modern Languages
Rowe, Michael H. - Biological Sciences
Wright, Karin - Modern Languages
Boger, Pam. A. - Management
Cutwright, Kenneth Wayne - Management
Martin, Charles H. - Management
Butler, Milton - Music
Geller, Michele - Dance
Wilson, Dora J. - Interdisciplinary Arts
Goodrum, Kenneth J. - Biomedical Sciences
Klabunde, Richard Edwin - Biomedical Sciences
Cone, Schuyler Eaton - Human & Consumer Sciences
Prudich, Michael E. - Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Sampson, Kendree James - Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Eiler, Terrill Earnest - Visual Communication
James, Anita C. - Communication Studies
Lewis, Carolyn B. - Director, WOUB Public Media
Durst, John C. - Sociology, Zanesville
Evans, Dan L. - Executive VP & Provost, Southern
Flaherty, Stephen M. - Regional Higher Education, Athens
Flynn, Thomas P. - English, Eastern
Fonseca, James W. - Dean, Zanesville
Greenlee, Richard W. - Dean, Eastern
Griffith, Patricia - Information Technology, Chillicothe
Hamid, Shahrestani - Economics, Chillicothe
Harris, Nancy - Information Technology, Chillicothe
Heine, Gloria R. - Computer Science, Zanesville
Johnsen, Jane - Education, Lancaster (posthumous)
Lozykowski, Maria G. - Edison Biotechnology Institute
Wight, David C. - Edison Biotechnology Institute
Williams, Sondra - Office of Student Fin Aid & Scholarships
Terry Eiler was one of the 35 new Emeriti inducted for his work in the School of Visual Communication.
“It’s an honor,” Eiler said. “It supports the idea that faculty who nominated you appreciate something you’ve done. It’s a thrill to be a part of this university.”
Eiler plans to return to the classroom this fall and continue teaching. He also intends to pursue fly fishing for trout, something he’s passionate about.
He and his wife, Lyntha, will remain in Athens to stay involved in the community, Eiler said.
“Athens is a great place to be from,” Eiler said. “It’s the most fun place to be.”