Western Nevada College honored five dedicated and long-serving employees with faculty emeritus appointments on May 20.
Receiving emeritus status were Irene Tucker, former Human Resources director; Michelle Rousselle, Education professor; Susan Howland, former director of Computing Services; Jack Piirainen, Public Safety director; and Richard Stewart, Business professor.
The newly appointed emeritus honorees were recognized by WNC President Dr. Vincent Solis for their years of service to students, faculty and staff, and presented with plaques prior to commencement ceremonies on May 20.
For emeritus status consideration, employees must be a WNC faculty member for at least 10 years, served in academic or administrative positions and have a distinguished history of service to Western Nevada College. An emeritus committee presents recommendations, and the college president, the Academic Faculty Senate and the Administrative Faculty Senate make appointments based on those recommendations.