Cohoon Honored for Service to Tech

Dr. Richard Cohoon received the 2012 Arkansas Tech University Faculty Award of Excellence for service during spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 12.

Cohoon (photographed right), distinguished professor of geology, served on the Arkansas Tech faculty from 1960-2012.

He retired on commencement day with 52 years of service, making him the longest-serving faculty member in Arkansas Tech history.

Dr. Robert C. Brown (photographed, left), Tech president, made the award presentation to Cohoon.

Cohoon earned his baccalaureate degree from Oklahoma City University in 1954.

He added a Master of Science degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1959 and a Doctor of Education degree from Oklahoma State University in 1974.

Cohoon served as dean of what is now known as the College of Natural and Health Sciences for 23 years.

Even though Cohoon’s days as an active member of the faculty ended with his retirement on May 12, his familiar face will continue to be seen on the Arkansas Tech campus during the 2012-13 academic year.
Cohoon will use that time to complete work on his “Geologic Road Guide to Scenic Route 7.” The first draft of the project is currently under review. Final field checking, supplemental article writing and final editing will begin in June.

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