3 honored as Victoria College professor emeriti
May 31, 2014 at 12:31 a.m.
Three longtime Victoria College professors were named professor emeriti during the VC spring 2014 commencement ceremony.
Larry Dunn, Medical Laboratory Technician program chairman and professor; Wilbur Collins, retired music professor; and Ruth Williams, retired music professor, were bestowed the honors by VC President Tom Butler.
Those who qualify for the professor emeritus honor have served as a full-time faculty member at VC for a minimum of 15 years and are retired or will be retiring by the end of the applicable fiscal year.
Williams taught at VC for 37 years, retiring in May 1992. Both Dunn and Collins served at VC for 32 years. Dunn retired this year while Collins retired in May 1983.
Professor emeriti enjoy a number of college privileges that include access to college facilities and resources, along with an open and on-going invitation to participate in commencement ceremonies and any other special events. Additionally, professor emeriti have the option to teach courses part-time at VC as adjunct instructors.
VC began naming professor emeriti in May 2011. Previous honorees are Michael Hummel, Harry Wagner and David White in 2013; Raphael Venegas in 2012; and Charles Spurlin, Marty Domke Horecka and Mark Henry in 2011.