Endowed chairs honor faculty achievements

Wednesday, May. 9, 2012 12:00 am

Grinnell, IA -  

The Grinnell College Board of Trustees recently approved the installation of six senior faculty members to endowed professorships for the 2012-13 academic year:

·         William (Bill) Ferguson, professor of economics, named the Gertrude B. Austin Professor of Economics, an endowed professorship created in 1963 by 1909 alumna Gertrude Bishop Phillips Austin and instructor Charles Burgess Austin.

·         M. Johanna Meehan, professor of philosophy, named the McCay-Casady Professor of Humanities, an endowed chair created in 1993 by alumni Dale and Rose Casady McCay.

·         Astrid Henry, associate professor of gender, women’s and sexuality studies, named to the Louise Noun Chair in Women’s Studies, endowed in 1985 by alumnus Joseph Rosenfield  in honor of his sister and alumna, Louise Rosenfield Noun.

·         Scott Cook, professor of Chinese, named to the Cowles-Kruidenier Chair of Chinese Studies, created by a 1988 grant from the Gardner and Florence Call Cowles Foundation.

·         John Christian Rommereim, professor of music, named the Blanche Johnson Professor of Music, created in 1997 by Harold B. Johnson Jr., in memory of his aunt, Blanche Johnson.

·         Clark Lindgren, professor of biology, named the Patricia A. Johnson Professor, an endowed professorship created in 2000 by Harold B. Johnson Jr. to honor his mother, Patricia Armstrong Johnson.

Grinnell College is a nationally recognized, private, four-year, liberal arts college located in Grinnell, Iowa. Founded in 1846, Grinnell enrolls 1,600 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries in more than 26 major fields, interdisciplinary concentrations, and pre-professional programs.