Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Two emeriti faculty members honored at CEHS celebration

The University of Illinois Springfield College of Education and Human Services honored two emeriti faculty during a reception on June 14, 2011. Emeriti faculty members James H. Cherry, Ed.D. and Rosamond Robbert, Ph.D. will have their portraits hung on the CEHS Wall of Fame.

Larry Stonecipher, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Education and Human Services praised the two for their accomplishments, and then turned the microphone over to them. He asked them a series of questions about their time at UIS and their professional accomplishments. The event was highlighted by the unveiling of the two portraits.

Cherry started working for what was Sangamon State University (now UIS) in August 1993. He was awarded tenure in 1999 and served as Program Chair and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership. He retired in 2002. He holds three degrees from Illinois State University, a bachelor’s in Social Science, master’s in Educational Administration, and a doctorate in Educational Administration.

Robbert started working at Sangamon State in August of 1985. She was awarded tenure in 1991 and served as an Associate Professor of Gerontology. She retired in 2000. She holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in Sociology, all from Western Michigan University.

Cherry and Robbert join eleven other CEHS emeriti faculty on the Wall of Fame in Brookens Library.

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