This past November, the College’s Board of Trustees granted eight Colorado College professors from a plethora of departments emeritus status.

According to the Faculty Handbook, Section XIII, B., Retirement: “Upon retirement from Colorado College, all faculty members (tenure-track, adjunct, lecturer) with at least ten years of service to the college will be recommended to the Board of Trustees for emeritus status.”

            After this arduous process, the Board presented the following eight professors at the November Board of Trustees meeting.



– Committee Chair of Cornerstone Arts Center, Donna Arnink, undoubtedly has helped improve the Colorado College Department of Theatre and Dance. Coming into the college’s community already a published author with her book, “Creative Theatrical Makeup,” was only the beginning of her impeccable career in and out of the classroom.

–    Margaret Duncombe was a professor of Women’s Studies as well as Sociology at Colorado College for 38 years before being granted emeritus status this fall. She served as Director of Institutional Research and led many panels on topics such as Responding to Global Challenges throughout her years here.

–    Ronald Hathaway served the Colorado College community for 43 years before retiring this past May from the Biology department. Beyond the excellence achieved in the classroom as demonstrated by the extensive waitlists on all of his classes, Hathaway continued to transcend boundaries into new academia through joining numerous national and international professional societies.

–    Bruce Kola, proud member of the Sports Science Department, retired from Colorado College after thirty-six years in 2012. Beyond engaging students in classes like Investigations in Sports Science to Surgical Anatomy, Kola has been a part of the Olympic Medical Staff as well as the U.S. Olympic Sports Medicine Society.

–    Colorado College’s Department of Economics and Business was proud to nominate Libby Rittenberg for emeritus status after her 24 years of work. Outside of the classroom, she was a published author and an active member society. Both a member of the International Studies Oversight Committee and on the Christian Johnson Endeavor Grant Committee, Rittenberg pursued excellence.

–    Adrienne Seward, a grand part of Colorado College’s English Department, also gained emeritus status this fall. Challenging her students in a myriad of fronts in the classroom, Seward stops at no end to enhance the experience for all Tigers even in the Interdisciplinary Experimental Arts.

–    Not only was Yun Yu Wang one of Colorado College’s Professor of Drama and Dance, but she also held the position of being Director of Asian Studies. Outside of the classroom, she publishes works in international and U.S. dance journals to continue chasing her passion for the art.

–    William Weida, part of Colorado College’s Economics and Business Department, was another man on the venture for excellence. He not only served as the President of the Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, but led many students in higher-order thinking throughout his lectures and briefings.


Candelaria Alcat

Staff Writer





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