Posting Date: April 29, 2010

Kennesaw State recognizes faculty and staff for years of service

Several College of the Arts members recognized at ceremony

By Scott Singleton

Joseph Meeks has been on the
KSU faculty for 35 years.

Photo by Anne Almasy

In a ceremony on April 23, Kennesaw State University recognized employees who have reached milestone years of service.

Joseph Meeks, dean of the College of the Arts, was saluted for 35 years at KSU. Arriving on campus is 1975 as the second member of a two-person music program, Meeks played a critical role in helping the department achieve national accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Music. In the mid-1990s, he was appointed chair of the Department of Music and, in 1998, was named dean of the newly formed College of the Arts. As dean, he has overseen the college’s accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Theater and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, making the college one of only a handful of Georgia institutions to have achieved full accreditation for all of its arts programs.

Several other College of the Arts faculty and staff also were recognized.

Five years of service:
Artist-in-Residence in Flute Robert Cronin

IT Application Support Professional John Curtis

Assistant Professor of Theatre Performance Studies Harrison Long
Artist-in-Residence in Viola Catherine Lynn
Visual Arts Resource Coordinator Shane McDonald
Adjunct Instructor of Music Education Richard McKee
Associate Professor and Director of Dance Ivan Pulinkala

Museum Professional Kirstie Tepper

Instructor of Voice Jana Young
Associate Professor of Music Russell Young

10 years of service:
Associate Professor of Art Education Ricky Garner
Associate Professor of Theatre & Performance Studies Karen Robinson


15 years of service:
Associate Professor of Art Carole Maugé-Lewis
Artist-in-Residence in Voice Eileen Moremen

20 years of service:
Artist-in-Residence in Voice Valerie Walters

25 years of service:

Professor and Chair of Theatre, Performance Studies and Dance John Gentile

Professor of Piano David Watkins
(Watkins is also retiring this year. Visit here for more information.)

35 years of service:

Dean Joseph Meeks

 

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