PDCCC professors earn emeritus status

Published 8:29 am Wednesday, May 19, 2010

FRANKLIN—Two Paul D. Camp Community College professors have earned the title of Professor Emeritus.

Recognized for the honor during Friday’s graduation were Maggie Evans of Franklin, associate professor of physical education, and former Zuni resident John Patterson, assistant professor of biology.

A professor emeritus is one who has retired from professional life, but is permitted to retain as an honorary title the rank of the last office held.

Evans, one of the full-time faculty members originally hired at PDCCC, began her employment in 1971 as instructor of physical education and health classes. She earned a bachelor’s in health and physical education from Wesleyan College and her master’s in teaching from the University of North Carolina.

Evans is a former division chairwoman and a former chairwoman of the College’s Reaffirmation Committee. In addition, she has served as chairwoman on all standing committees at different times throughout her tenure.

Patterson, employed at PDCCC since 1994, earned his bachelor’s in biology from Waynesboro College and a master’s in education from Old Dominion University.

He has led the Educator’s Environmental Institute, an annual summer program for area educators, for a number of years. Patterson has taught biology, anatomy, physiology and geography during his tenure at the college.