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Three Receive Emeritus Title at WTAMU

Feb. 11, 2014

COPY BY: Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, rmcdonald@wtamu.edu

Three Receive Emeritus Title at WTAMU

CANYON, Texas—Three retired West Texas A&M University professors with a combined service of more than 100 years were recognized by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents and given the title of Emeritus/Emerita during the board’s regular meeting in January.

The Emeritus/Emerita title recognizes a professor’s long and distinguished service to not only The Texas A&M University System, but also to their students, their teaching profession and to West Texas A&M University. Faculty members who were employed full time for at least 10 years and who retired from the University are eligible. Qualified retirees are nominated, letters of reference are screened by a review committee and final confirmations are made by WTAMU administrators and The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.

WTAMU’s newest Emeritus/Emerita inductees are listed by title conferred and years of service.
James D. Kemmerling, professor emeritus of speech and theatre—40 years
Dr. David A. LaBrie, deceased, professor emeritus of biology—30 years
Dr. Robert A. Wright, professor emeritus of biology—47 years

A Professors Emeriti Room is housed at WTAMU’s Cornette Library and honors faculty members recognized as Emeritus/Emeriti. For more information about WTAMU’s Emeriti inductees, visit wtamu.edu/emeriti.


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Billinda Bingham Overton
on 3.2.2014

Dr. Wright, Congratulations

Arun Ghosh
on 2.20.2014

Congratulations Dr. Wright. I am proud of you for this well deserved honor. Wish you remain active for many more years and contribute to the world of Academia.

Jerry Mitchell
on 2.14.2014

Congratulations Dr. Wright. Well deserved recognition. Through all the days of my career, I kept my notes from your Biological Investigations lectures on my shelf. Turned to them often. Best perspectives on identifying/isolating variables and stats primer I ever had; never saw a need to replace them. I'm sure many others have similar stories.

Frank Nieto
on 2.12.2014

Congratulations Mr. Kemmerling. Thank you for bringing me to West Texas A&M. I learned a lot and got a wife out of the trip. Way to go K!

Cathy Teague
on 2.12.2014

I had the honor of learning from and working alongside James Kemmerling in the Fine Arts Dept for several years in the mid 70s. What a fine, supportive professor. Learned so much from his example in the classroom and in the theater. He gave me many opportunities to shine and I appreciated them all. Congrats on the well deserved honor!