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Once a Marlin, always a Marlin. Old stories were shared and new memories were made Dec. 9 at the inaugural Virginia Wesleyan College Emeritus Faculty Dinner, hosted by President and Mrs. Scott D. Miller. The occasion marked the start of a new College tradition as 19 emeritus faculty gathered for food and fellowship in the Princess Anne Room inside Boyd Dining Center. In Virginia Wesleyan’s 54-year history, 32 faculty have earned the emeritus status, which recognizes distinguished service at the time of retirement or after. They include: Connie Bellamy, Evelyn K. Blachman, Karen A. Bosch, John R. Braley III, R. David Clayton, Victor I. Culver, Dora H. Dobrin, Ginger L. Ferris, Rita E. Frank, Daniel W. Graf, Joseph H. Harkey, James F. Harris, H. Rick Hite, Lee Jordan-Anders, Verne M. Keefer, Charles K. Kessler, J. Patrick Lang, D. Barry Lipscomb, Thomas S. Lopez, Gordon A. Magnuson, Nancy D. Montgomery, L. Anderson Orr, Sharon L. Payne, Stanford C. Pearson, Paul M. Resslar, William J. Ruehlmann, Isabelle L. Shannon, William R. Shealy, Patricia R. Sullivan, Frederick B. Weiss, Donald G. Wolfgang, and Margaret C. Zimmerman. “It was a wonderful evening—an opportunity to share the status of the College and for Annie and me to learn a bit more about the College’s history and traditions,” President Miller remarked in an email to campus. “I thank our Emeritus Faculty for their loyalty to Virginia Wesleyan College and their service to our students.” View Photo