Four Individuals Honored by Belmont College
Belmont College Holds Heritage Tree and Emeritus Ceremony
St. Clairsville, OH (Oct 30, 2012) – In recognition
of their dedication and commitment to the College, four individuals were awarded
high honors at the October 25 Heritage Tree and Emeritus Ceremony held at Belmont
“Our honorees were chosen in acknowledgement of their unique contributions and long
history with Belmont College,” said Mrs. Elizabeth Gates, Board of Trustees Chairperson.
“They have all served in different capacities by devoting their time and excellent
work to the College and our students.”
The Heritage Tree Award is presented to individuals who have helped to shape the
College through their leadership efforts and steadfast dedication. Receiving this
distinguished award for her extraordinary devotion to the College was Ms. Marilyn
Wildman. We offer her our sincerest congratulations!
Ms. Wildman, Professor Emeritus, retired from her position as Director of Information
Systems in June of 2010. She began her employment with the College in September
of 1975 as an adjunct instructor in computer programming and was hired to teach
full-time in September 1982. Ms. Wildman continued teaching until July of 2007 when
she accepted the appointment as Director of Information Services.
A symbolic tree with gold leaves adorns a prominent spot in the College to showcase
the names of the current honorees and those who previously received the distinction.
Inductee’s names are etched on the tree as a permanent reminder of their individual
commitment to the creation, growth and development of Belmont College’s heritage.
Additionally, the notable designation of Emeritus was bestowed upon the following
individuals: Ms. Bonita Fador, retired Professor of Nursing; Ms. Anna Marie Kubovich,
retired Professor of Accounting; and Mr. Terry Loy, retired Director of Facilities.
The Emeritus designation is an honorary title given to retired faculty and staff
in recognition of admirable service to the college and its students.
“The Heritage Tree and Emeritus honorees deserve high recognition for their devotion
to our institution and our students,” said President Dr. Joseph E. Bukowski. “They
are a representation of the dedication that they have given to their students over
the years. It is an honor to have had these individuals as an integral part of Belmont
College, and recognize them for the effect they have had on past generations of
A reception was held in the Horizon Hall lounge area to celebrate the inductees.
Ms. Bonita Fador; Ms. Marilyn Wildman; Ms. Anna Marie Kubovich; and Mr. Terry Loy.
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