JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – On Tuesday hundreds of Arkansas State University faculty and staff members gathered in Centennial Hall of the Carl R. Reng Student Union to honor 21 faculty members retiring this academic year.
Among them was Sam Gennuso, currently the longest serving faculty member at A-State.
Gennuso received a standing ovation for his 51 years of teaching English.
Other retirees honored at the event were:
- Nancy Bacot, instructor in teacher education, 41 years (recognized posthumously);
- Roger Carlisle, professor of art, 40 years;
- Dr. Lynn Howerton, professor of psychology, 40 years;
- Dr. Gary Latanich, professor of economics, 33 years;
- Dr. Tom Parsons, professor of civil engineering, 30 years;
- Dr. Jeane Harris, professor of English, 28 years;
- Dr. Bill Humphrey, professor of animal science, 26 years;
- Margaret McClain, instructor in first-year studies, 23 years;
- Dr. David Cox, professor of education, 22 years;
- Dr. George Foldesy, professor of education and director, Center for Excellence in Education, 22 years;
- Dr. Victoria Spaniol, assistant professor of English, 22 years;
- Lyn Hubbard, associate professor of radiologic sciences, 21 years;
- Dr. Richard Freer, associate professor of social work, 20 years;
- Rebecca Carr, instructor in real estate and accounting, 19 years;
- Julia Dunlap, catalog librarian, 15 years;
- Dr. Clint Relyea, associate professor of management, 14 years;
- Stan Wooldridge, instructor in mathematics, 14 years;
- Dr. Ann Ross, associate professor of teacher education, 13 years;
- Dr. Clyde Milner II, professor of history and director, Heritage Studies Ph.D. program, 12 years;
- Dr. David Beasley, professor of engineering and dean, College of Engineering, five years.