Each year, the Office of the President hosts a reception for all faculty and staff who have retired from the University during the past 12 months. The 2014 retirement reception was held Wednesday, April 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Sasser Hall of Fame in Adkins Field House. The four tenured faculty members (indicated below with an asterisk) were also recognized during the May 10 Commencement.
Linda Henderson* (emeritus professor) joined the CCU business faculty in 1986 after serving in the Peace Corps. She chaired the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics for 13 years and was instrumental in the development of CCU’s MBA and Master of Accountancy programs and well as the accreditation of CCU’s Wall College of Business by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). She received a Fulbright scholarship in 1992-1993.
James Henderson* (distinguished emeritus professor), who joined the CCU faculty in 1986, is an expert in Latin American history and has published many books and articles on the subject. He served in the Peace Corps in Colombia in the late 1960s. In addition to his teaching and scholarship, he has served actively on many committees and boards including the Faculty Senate. He received a Fulbright scholarship to study in Colombia.
Philip Little* (distinguished emeritus professor) joined the CCU faculty in 2008. In his 30-year academic career he has published nearly 100 articles in scholarly journals and won multiple teaching awards. In addition to his academic career, he has also contributed to many business start-ups and worked as a consultant.
Dennis Roakes, former director of the University Print Shop
Bonnie Senser, administrative assistant, Department of Politics and Geography, Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts
Ernest Smith, Facilities Management
John Steen, College of Science biology faculty, administration
Gary Stegall* (distinguished emeritus professor) has led a distinguished career as both a solo and chamber pianist. He has performed in North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Scandinavia. He received a Fulbright scholarship to Brussels, where he studied the music of composer Joseph Jongen. Stegall joined the CCU faculty in 1998.
Frank Tenan, Facilities Management
Herb Thompson, Campus Recreation and Intramurals
Michael Wechter, Information Technology Services