The University of Mobile announced promotions, retirements and years of service awards during the annual faculty-staff luncheon May 11 in Ram Hall on campus.
The university recognized faculty and staff who are retiring as the 2015-2016 academic year ended. They include Dr. Tom Bevill, professor of marriage and family counseling and Christian studies; Mitch Davis, assistant professor of computer information systems and director of the Center for Academic Technology; and Dr. Sue Gober, professor of education.
Faculty who earned doctorates during the past year are: Dr. Rebekah Morrow, assistant professor of biology, who earned a Ph.D. in basic medical sciences from the University of South Alabama; and Dr. Aimee Var, assistant professor of psychology, who earned a Ph.D. in clinical/counseling psychology from the University of South Alabama.
The university announced the following promotions:
In the College of Arts and Sciences: Dr. Julie Biskner was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor; Alison Henry was promoted from instructor to assistant professor; and Dr. Robert “Buddy” Landry was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor.
In the School of Business: Dr. Jane Finley was promoted from associate professor to professor, and Dr. Amy Taylor was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor.
In the School of Education: Dr. Carolyn Corliss was promoted from associate professor to professor, and Dr. Stephanie Hulon was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor.
In the School of Music: Kenn Hughes was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor.
Additionally, UMobile granted service awards to faculty and staff for years of service. Employees are honored at five-year marks.
35-Year Service Award: Janith Wood.
30-Year Service Award: Carol Camp.
25-Year Service Award: Mattie Easter and Rebecca Miller.
20-Year Service Award: Nicholas Cillo, Kimberly Howell and Juanita Skanes.
15-Year Service Award: Randall Dupont, Sue Gober, Douglas Mitchell, Marty Naugle, Kristopher Nelson, Curtis O’Cain, Donna Ramer, Melissa Thomas, Douglas Wilson, Sarah Witherspoon.
10-Year Service Award: Lajena Benton, Debra Chancey, James Grant, Carrie Green, Matthew Hicks, Terri McCormick, Charity Wittner, Bernidette Yates.
Five-Year Service Award: Maria Baumer, Elizabeth Blacksher, Barbara Brousseau, Brenda Davis, Tonya Gollotte, Carol Hall, Stephanie Hulon, Octavian Johnson, Shannon Mason, Justin McGehee, Jack Miller, Kim Seter, Gail Shelly, Daniel Whelan, Kimberly White, Joshua Wilson, Joyce Woodburn.
For information about the University of Mobile, visit www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.