SMC faculty earn promotions
A number of Saint Mary's faculty members have been granted promotions for the 1999-2000 school year.
Toni Barstis of the chemistry and physics department has been promoted to associate professor and given tenure.
Dale Banks, in the education department, has been promoted to assistant professor with tenure.
"I am pleased that I am now a more permanent part of the Saint Mary's family and look forward to spending many productive years here in the Education Department," he said.
Theodore Billy, in the English department, has been promoted to professor.
"Being promoted gives you a different feeling about the college," he said. "Instead of feeling as though you're an employee at the school, it feels as though it's a part of you."
In the modern languages department, Nancy D'Antuono, has been promoted to professor. "I'm delighted with my promotion and look forward to continuing my work with the Rome Program," she said.
Nancy Nekvasil has been promoted to professor in the biology department.
"I worked hard to get here, but now it's back to work," she said.
Having been involved in the humanistic studies department for 18 years, John Shinners has been promoted to professor and is tremendously pleased with his promotion. He said that it is his "last step in life as a faculty member and a college recognition of my accomplishments."
David Stefancic, an assistant history professor, Ann Clark, a philosophy professor, Donald Miller, professor of mathematics, Thomas Parisi, professor of psychology and Jill Vihtelic, professor of business administration, were also promoted.
All News Stories for Friday, September 17, 1999