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OHIO Southern Faculty Receive Emeritus Status
January 08, 2019 : Emeritus Status Conferred on Two Ohio Southern Faculty Members
Emeritus status has been conferred on two faculty members of Ohio University Southern for their meritorious service to the University. The honors were recently celebrated on the Ironton Campus by faculty, staff, and administrators.
 
OHIO Southern Faculty Receive Emeritus Status

Dean Nicole Pennington presented the Associate Professor Emeritus of Biology designation to Dr. Michael Millay during a faculty/staff luncheon at the Ironton Campus.

 
Nicole Pennington, Dean of Ohio Southern, recognized the work of Michael Millay, Ph.D., a new retiree of the campus and Charles Jarrett, Ph.D., who passed away in early 2018.  Emeritus status is conferred upon retired faculty based on their length of service, quality of teaching and research or performance in administrative position, overall contribution to the University, and service to society beyond the University community.
 
Dr. MillayThe title of Associate Professor Emeritus of Biology, Ohio University Southern has been conferred on Dr. Millay, who served Ohio Southern for 27 years as an associate professor of biology and plant biology. During his tenure, he stressed to his students the importance of appreciation for the natural environment. Dr. Millay maintained a 270 gallon saltwater aquarium for years as a teaching tool and upon his retirement, encouraged donation of the aquarium to the Tri-State STEM+M school for the next generation to learn about sea life. 
 
During his career, Dr. Millay has published in scientific journals and his work has been cited by others more than 1,000 times. He remains a member of disciplinary organizations and continues to research in the area of botany. He also served on numerous committees for Southern and for OHIO Regional Higher Education.
 
The title of Associate Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Ohio University Southern was posthumously conferred on Dr. Jarrett, who was remembered as a valued professor and dedicated researcher. Dr. Jarrett served Ohio Southern for 32 years before his death. His work in the classroom challenged students through inquiry-based learning techniques. He designed courses around his scholarly research on Native Islanders of Hilton Head.
 

OHIO Southern Faculty Receive Emeritus Status

Dean Nicole Pennington (left) presents the Associate Professor Emeritus of Sociology (posthumous) recognition for Dr. Charles Jarrett to his widow, Pat Jarrett and son Jake Jarrett.

 
Dr. JarrettDr. Jarrett served on numerous campus and university committees, including the Council for Diversity and Inclusion. He published three short stories with Joggling Board Press, Inc. which were broadcast by Storyboard America on South Carolina Public Radio and National Public Radio. In 2017, he was awarded the OHIO Regional Higher Education Outstanding Professor Award. Jarrett was also an accomplished musician and enjoyed performing in live venues throughout the Tri-State.
 
“Dr. Millay and Dr. Jarrett touched the lives of thousands of students over the past three decades at Ohio Southern,” said Pennington. “The quality of education on our campus has been enhanced by the work of both these scholars,” she said.