ATU Celebrates 2018-19 Faculty Milestones

Arkansas Tech University honored its faculty members who reached milestones in their service to the institution during the 2018-19 academic year and those who are retiring during a ceremony at the Doc Bryan Student Services Center Lecture Hall on Thursday, May 9.

Dr. Phillip Bridgmon, interim vice president for academic affairs, presided over the event.

The following faculty members were recognized for their milestones on the ATU faculty:

20 Years
Cheryl Chaney, Assistant Professor of Biology
Dr. David Hoelzeman, Professor of Computer and Information Science
Nancy Horton, Instructor of Mathematics
Dr. James Moses, Professor of History
Dr. David Ward, Department Head of Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Psychology
Dr. Penny Willmering, Professor and Director of Rehabilitation Science

25 Years
Dr. Karen Cox, Associate Professor of Nursing
Dr. Scott Jordan, Associate Professor of Mathematics
Susan Jordan, Instructor of Mathematics
Dr. Jeff Mitchell, Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Jackie Paxton, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

30 Years
Stan Apple, Instructor of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Randy Kirkpatrick, Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education
Tommy Mumert, Assistant Professor of Journalism
Dr. Melinda Wilkins, Professor of Health Informatics and Director of Health Information Management

35 Years
Dr. Carl Brucker, Department Head of English and World Languages and Professor of English
Cynthia Jones, Associate Professor of Nursing
Dr. Kathryn Pearson, Associate Professor of Mathematics

Retiring faculty members were also recognized:

College of Arts and Humanities
Dr. Ardith Morris, Professor of Theatre – 37 years
 
College of Business
Dr. Kim Troboy, Professor of Management Information Systems – 23 years
 
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Dr. David Middleton, Professor of Computer and Information Science – 21 years
Sarah Robison, Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science – 30 years
 
College of Natural and Health Sciences
Dr. Mostafa Hemmati, Professor of Physics and Director of Undergraduate Research – 36 years
Cynthia Jones, Associate Professor of Nursing – 35 years
Dr. Linda Kondrick, Associate Professor of Physical Science – 18 years
Dr. Kathryn Pearson, Associate Professor of Mathematics – 35 years
Dr. John W. Watson, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics – 40 years

2019 Faculty Milestones & Retirement | 5/9/19

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