Emeritus: An honorary distinction presented by colleges across the nation and bestowed upon those retiring faculty and staff who have demonstrated exemplary service to their students and colleges.
Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) began awarding the Emeritus distinction in 2015 and continued the tradition this year, honoring four of the college’s retirees; Pam Bass, Glo Hanne, Jane Marlowe and Lisa Miller.
“We are blessed to have a number of individuals who, over the course of long careers have far exceeded what is required of them and have helped to create the culture of high aspirations and high expectations EICC works to maintain and develop today,” said EICC Chancellor Don Doucette.
“These individuals have given of themselves both personally and professionally to move the colleges forward and to ensure our students have the best possible higher education experience.”
Pam Bass served 40 years as a fulltime Biology Instructor for the college and continues to teach as an adjunct instructor. She served 25 years in the allied health department and later became a leader in the development of the college’s online education program.
Glo Hanne served 23 years in the college’s Advanced Technology Environmental Education Center (ATEEC), retiring as Project Coordinator. In that role she coordinated the college’s National Science Foundation Center of Excellence and its US EPA Brownfields Workforce Development program.
Jane Marlowe served 18 years as Developmental Education Instructor at EICC’s Clinton Community College. In addition to her devoted work in the classroom, she was department chair, worked on numerous college and district committees, served as a board member of the Iowa Developmental Education Association and was advisor for the college’s Five-Star Phi Theta Kappa honors society.
Lisa Miller began as a student in the 1980s and after more than 30 years she retires as Clinton Community College Dean of Students. She has been instrumental in implementing several initiatives to improve student experiences including restructuring academic advising and leading the College Registrars’ team in planning and implementing new processes.
For more information about the Emeritus honorees, both past and present, go online to eicc.edu/emeritus