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Heartland designates nine with emeritus status

September 16, 2020

Heartland Community College has recognized nine former faculty and staff members with an emeritus designation. 

The District 540 Board of Trustees approved a resolution of Special Recognition of Distinguished Service to Heartland Community College which includes the title of emeritus. 

Those designated as emeritus are:

Name Former Position Title
Sue Gilpin Controller
Padriac Shinville Dean, Enrollment Services
Robert Shaw Dean, STEM and Business
Nancy Evans Distinguished Professor, Business
Ruifang Cao Distinguished Professor, Business Technology
Mark Finley Distinguished Professor, Earth Science
Edward Carroll Distinguished Professor, History
Barbara McLaughlin-Olson Distinguished Professor, Nursing
Lisa Putnam Cole Distinguished Professor, Reading

“The individuals who are now emeritus of Heartland represent a dedication to our students and a commitment to our community that was well-reflected throughout their careers,” said Heartland Community College President Keith Cornille. “Some of these folks were with us as the College was established in 1990, and others joined shortly thereafter. This group changed lives by helping our students attain their educational goals. We would not be the institution we are today without their contributions.” 

The emeritus title recognizes the value the College places on the experience, knowledge, and ability of its retiring/retired employee. Emeritus status encourages retiring/retired employees to remain a part of the College, to maintain their professional identity, and to continue to be productive members of the educational community. Individuals nominated and recommended for emeritus designation have demonstrated meritorious service, have a minimum of 10 years of full-time service to the College, and have an expressed interest in remaining associated with the College in retirement.

Written by: Steve Fast