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Emeritus status awarded to Cole and Jenkins

BOONE—Professors Terry Cole and Kenneth Jenkins have been awarded emeritus status by the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees during their meeting March 23. Both professors will complete the UNC system’s three-year phased retirement program in June.

Cole began his career at Appalachian in 1971 as an assistant professor in the Department of Speech. He was chair of the Department of Communication Arts for 10 years.

Jenkins began his career at Appalachian in 1974 as an associate professor in the Department of Administration, Supervision and Higher Education and assistant dean for field relations in the College of Learning and Human Development. He has also served in several administrative positions including director of the Appalachian Teaching Fellows Program for six years.

Emeritus status may be conferred on faculty members with permanent tenure who have served at least 10 years at the university when they retire. The emeritus rank is that held at retirement.