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May 8, 2012

Wheaton Salutes Eight Retiring Faculty Members

Eight retiring Wheaton College professors were recently awarded emeritus status.

This year’s faculty emeriti taught at Wheaton for a combined total of 288 years, with half of the professors serving for 40 years or more. Four of  them graduated from the College in the 1960s. 

“These are brilliant teachers, accomplished in their disciplines, recognized in their respective guilds, and fine Christians who have devoted their lives to the ideals for which Wheaton College stands,” says Dr. Stanton Jones, Wheaton College provost.

“Each year, a number of our extraordinary faculty retire, but I do not remember a previous year when we have said goodbye to this many colleagues with such enormous terms of service, and who have together played such pivotal roles in exemplifying and embodying the best of what Wheaton College faculty are all about."

The faculty emeriti are: 

Dr. Dean Arnold ’64, Professor of Anthropology Emeritus, 39 years of service.

Dr. Robert Gregory, Professor of Psychology Emeritus, 17 years of service.

Dr. James Halteman, Professor of Business and Economics Emeritus, 33 years of service.

Dr. Terence Perciante ’67, Professor of Mathematics Emeritus, 40 years of service.

Dr. Leland Ryken, Professor of English Emeritus, 44 years of service. 

Dr. Howard Whitaker ’63, Professor of Music Emeritus, 40 years of service.

Dr. Paul Wiens, Professor of Music Emeritus, 31 years of service. 

Mr. John Zimmerman ’66, Professor of Music Emeritus, 44 years of service.


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