Western Nevada College has honored eight dedicated and long-serving employees with faculty emeritus status.
Receiving the emeritus appointments following their retirement announcements were Valerie Andersen, public services librarian; Michael Barron, computer applications professor; Bonnie Bertocchi, assistant to the president; Brian Crowe, environmental health and safety coordinator; Paul Eastwood, Machine Tool Technology professor; Ron Marrujo, coordinator of counseling at the Fallon campus; Dr. Cheryl Pawluk, psychology professor, and posthumously to William Oney, construction professor. The emeritus faculty members have each up to 32 years of service at the college.
The newly appointed faculty emeritus honorees were recognized by WNC President Chester Burton for their years of service to President Chet Burton, center, poses with faculty members before the 45th annual Western Nevada College Commencement ceremony.students, faculty and staff and presented with plaques prior to commencement ceremonies on May 23. Oney’s plaque was presented to his wife.
For emeritus status consideration, the candidate must be a WNC faculty member for at least 10 years, have served in academic or administrative positions, and have had a distinguished history of service to WNC.
An emeritus committee presents recommendations, and the college President, the Academic Faculty Senate and the Administrative Faculty Senate make appointments based on those recommendations.