HPU Holds Luncheon To Honor Retiring Faculty

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 7, 2009 – High Point University held a special Retirement Recognition Luncheon to honor retiring faculty members. The event was held on May 6 in the Slane Student Center.
Faculty who were honored include: Dr. James M. Adams, Vernon E. Liberty, Dr. Barbara F. Mascali and Charles L. Stout. Each one was presented with a special plaque and a rocking chair. Dr. Carole Head, chair of the Modern Foreign Language Department, accepted on behalf of Mascali.
About the retiring faculty:
–         Dr. James M. Adams came to HPU in 1981 as assistant director of the Continuing Adult Education Program, now called the Evening Degree Program. In 1984, he was named director of the EDP, and in 1988 he accepted a full-time faculty appointment in the School of Business. He has taught courses in management, economics, marketing, business law and business communications. He most recently served as chair of the Department of Marketing and Management and has taught in the Graduate Business Program.
–         Vernon E. Liberty was hired at HPU in 1980 as assistant professor of mathematics. Though he has taught almost all levels of mathematics, his teaching assignments have primarily been in the areas of finite mathematics and statistics. He has served on various committees at HPU, including Student Life, Teacher Education Council and the Executive Committee. He has also taught regularly in the EDP.
–         Dr. Barbara F. Mascali came to HPU in 1989 as visiting lecturer of French and German. She was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor in 2000. She has taught all levels of French and German. In 2000, Mascali was presented with the Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished Service/Teaching Award.
–         Charles L. Stout was hired at HPU in 1996 as an instructor of management information systems. He has taught classes in Systems Development, E-Commerce Development and the Capstone Senior Seminar. Prior to his post at HPU, he had a distinguished career with the United States Navy, from which he retired at the rank of Commander.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu.
Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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