Feb. 11, 2014
COPY BY: Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, firstname.lastname@example.org
Three Receive Emeritus Title at WTAMU
CANYON, Texas—Three retired West Texas A&M University professors with a combined service of more than 100 years were recognized by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents and given the title of Emeritus/Emerita during the board’s regular meeting in January.
The Emeritus/Emerita title recognizes a professor’s long and distinguished service to not only The Texas A&M University System, but also to their students, their teaching profession and to West Texas A&M University. Faculty members who were employed full time for at least 10 years and who retired from the University are eligible. Qualified retirees are nominated, letters of reference are screened by a review committee and final confirmations are made by WTAMU administrators and The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.
WTAMU’s newest Emeritus/Emerita inductees are listed by title conferred and years of service.
• James D. Kemmerling, professor emeritus of speech and theatre—40 years
• Dr. David A. LaBrie, deceased, professor emeritus of biology—30 years
• Dr. Robert A. Wright, professor emeritus of biology—47 years
A Professors Emeriti Room is housed at WTAMU’s Cornette Library and honors faculty members recognized as Emeritus/Emeriti. For more information about WTAMU’s Emeriti inductees, visit wtamu.edu/emeriti.