CCBC Confers Emertius Status on Nine Faculty and Administrators

May 24, 2016 | by Jacquie Lucy | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.761.2482 (cell)

Baltimore County, MD – The Community College of Baltimore County honored nine retired/retiring faculty members and administrators by inducting them into the ranks of Emeritus Professor during a ceremony and reception held May 19 at CCBC Dundalk.

“When you have a mission as wonderful as ours, it is fitting that we honor those whose work – over the past decades – has shaped the college we are today,“ remarked CCBC President Sandra L. Kurtinitis. Emeritus status can be granted only to retired college employees or those retiring as of June 30 of the current academic year. Candidates must have a distinguished career, one which has been deemed outstanding when compared to other employees with similar career requirements. His or her efforts have also contributed to helping improve the strength, growth and integrity of the college. This designation requires the approval of the CCBC Board of Trustees. This year’s nine inductees bring to 172 the number of those awarded Emeritus status.

The 2016 Inductees into the ranks of Emeritus professor are:

Lillian P. Archer, Ed.D. (Owings Mills, Md.)
Dean, Student Services, Student Development
Enrollment and Student Services
Retiring June 30, 2016; 23 years of full-time service

Tara Ebersole, Ph.D. (Catonsville, Md.)
Professor, Biology Department
School of Mathematics and Science
Retiring June 15, 2016; 22 years of full-time service and 5 years of part-time

Christine Gray, Ph.D. (Baltimore, Md.)
Professor, English Department
School of Liberal Arts
Awarded posthumously; 21 years and 8 months of full-time service

Elisabeth Hunsinger (Forest Hill, Md.)
Director, Disability Support Services
Enrollment and Student Services
Retired January 8, 2016; 26 years of full-time service

Deborah A. Hutchinson (Pasadena, Md.)
Department Chair, Wellness Department
School of Wellness, Education, Behavioral and Social Sciences
Retiring June 30, 2016; 42 years of full-time service

Thomas D. Kemp (Owings Mills, Md.)
Professor, Wellness Department
School of Wellness, Education, Behavioral and Social Sciences
Retiring June 16, 2016; 34 years of full-time service

Donna McKusick, Ed.D. (Baltimore, Md.)
Dean, Developmental Education/Special Academic Programs
Office of Instruction
Retiring June 30, 2016; 38 years and 8 months of full-time service

William Silverthorne (Baltimore, Md.)
Director, Athletic Department; Professor, Physical Education
Enrollment and Student Services; School of Wellness, Education, Behavioral and Social Sciences
Retired June 30, 2003; 35 years of full-time service

Gretchen L. Wright (West Friendship, Md.)
Instruction Librarian/Assistant Professor, Library Services
Office of Instruction
Retiring June 30, 2016; 40 years of full-time service

Photo (by Rachel Rock Photography) available at www.flickr.com/ccbcmedia 

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