SIOUX CITY — Briar Cliff University recently honored new faculty emeriti at a ceremony in the Roth Atrium in Heelan Hall on the BCU campus.

The honored faculty members had their photos and plaques added to the emeriti display in the hallway entrance leading into the Roth Atrium. This year’s faculty emeriti have a combined 221 years of service to the University.

Faculty emeriti in attendance included Adam Frisch, professor of modern languages; Marian Pesky, assistant professor of health, physical education, and recreation; Heather Craig-Oldsen, professor of social work; and Barb Redmond, assistant professor of business. Faculty emeriti not in attendance included Jay Gunnels, professor of health, physical education, and recreation/sports science. Deceased faculty emeriti included George Frangedakis, associate professor of business, and Leo Frommelt, professor of education.

The appointment of emeriti status at Briar Cliff is an honor, and given in recognition of valued teaching, advising, service and scholarship to the University. To obtain this status, a professor must be nominated by his or her department, the vice president for academic affairs and the president; then approved by the board of trustees.  The candidate must also have attainment of tenure, a rank of associate professor or higher, and a faculty appointment for at least 10 years prior to retirement.

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