Thursday, May 22, 2008

College of Education and Human Services to honor four emeritus faculty

Four retired faculty members from the College of Education and Human Services at the University of Illinois at Springfield – Jack Genskow, Barbara Hartman, Gary Storm, and Don Yohe (shown at the left, top to bottom) – will be honored at a luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 19, in the Auditorium Lobby in the Public Affairs Center on campus. Genskow is being honored posthumously.

A panel discussion with Hartman, Storm, and Yohe will be moderated by English Professor Emerita Judith Everson. Portraits of the four, to be installed in the College, will also be unveiled. The event is open to the public, however, reservations are required and must be made by June 12.

Hartman was an associate professor of Human Development Counseling; Storm was an associate professor of Teacher Education; and Yohe was an associate professor of Child, Family, and Community Services. Genskow, who was a professor of Human Development Counseling, died in December 2000.

Larry Stonecipher, dean of the College of Education and Human Services, noted, "Each of the professors being honored made valuable contributions, to Sangamon State University and to UIS, and they established a legacy of excellent teaching that continues."

The new portraits will join those of emeritus faculty M'Lou Burnett Dixon, Robert Crowley, Caryl Moy, James Pancrazio, and Regan Smith – who were honored in previous years – on the walls of the College’s classroom area on the third floor of Brookens Library. All of the portraits were painted by Robert Nettles, of Louisville, Kentucky.

The Office of UIS Alumni Relations is co-hosting the event along with the College and the CEHS Alumni Council.

Make a reservation or get more information.

Those who are unable to attend the event in person may send greetings.

Make a donation to a scholarship in honor of these faculty.