FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 24, 2002
CONTACT: Ward Mullens
ward.mullens@emich.edu
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EMU REGENTS GRANT EMERITUS STATUS TO SIX FACULTY/STAFF

YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents granted emeritus status to five faculty and one staff member at its regular meeting Sept. 24.

To be awarded emeritus status, faculty and staff must have served EMU for at least 15 years and be nominated for emeritus status upon retirement. Emeritus status was granted to:

Franklin Case, professor, department of English language & literature (1962-2002). Case, of Ypsilanti, retired July 1, 2002, after 40 years of service to EMU. He was a member of the English department's first-year writing committee and a dedicated teacher of drama and creative writing. Case received a master's degree from the University of Michigan.

Jan Michael Field, professor, department of art (1965-2002). Field, of Belleville, retired Jan. 2002 after 36 years of service to EMU. He was a painter with an extensive exhibition record and several awards. Field has a master's degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

John Jan Jellema, professor, department of industrial technology (1982-2002). Jellema, of Ypsilanti, retired Aug. 31, 2002, after 20 years of service to EMU. He helped develop the electronic engineering technology program. Jellema has a doctorate from Michigan State University.

James A. Reynolds, professor, department of English language & literature (1967-2002). Reynolds, of Ann Arbor, retired July 1, 2002, after 35 years of service to EMU. He was an enthusiastic teacher of Renaissance literature; served as an interim department head in English, and was a director of graduate studies for 12 years. He has a doctorate from the University of Michigan.

Michael Zahratka, professor, department of art (1967-2002). Zahratka, of Belleville, retired Jan. 2002 after 34 years of service to EMU. With his artistic skills, he contributed to the department's reputation for painting excellence and participated on several departmental committees. He has a master's degree from Syracuse University.

Albert Robinson, special assistant to the vice president for business & finance (1985-2002). Robinson, of Ypsilanti, retired June 30, 2002, after 17 years of service to EMU. He was widely recognized for his community service and enthusiastic commitment to EMU. Robinson took on multiple roles at EMU, always exhibiting leadership and positive values such as integrity and respect.

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