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Hendrix to Install Two Distinguished Professors at August 29 Convocation

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CONWAY, Ark. (August 27, 2019) – Dr. John Krebs will become the Willis H. Holmes Distinguished Professor of Music and Dr. Matthew D. Moran will become the Elbert L. Fausett Distinguished Professor of Biology at an installation ceremony set for Thursday, August 29, at 11:10 a.m. in Reves Recital Hall, Trieschmann Fine Arts Building, on the campus of Hendrix College.

Krebs will hold the professorship established in 1976 in memory of Willis H. Holmes, a 1921 Hendrix graduate, an attorney, and a member of the College’s Board of Trustees from 1964 until his death in 1975. Krebs is the fifth faculty member to hold the Holmes Distinguished Professorship, following Dr. M. Francis Christie ’44 (religion and philosophy, 1976-1989), Dr. Rosemary E. Henenberg (theatre arts, 1991-2002), Dr. M. Warfield Teague (chemistry, 2002-2008), and Dr. John B. “Jay” McDaniel (religious studies, 2008-2018).

The professorship Moran will hold was established in 1980 to honor Elbert L. Fausett, a leading Arkansas businessman, realtor, member of the Board of Trustees, and long-time friend of the College. Moran is the fifth Hendrix faculty member to hold the Fausett Distinguished Professorship; previous recipients include Dr. George H. Thompson ’48 (history, 1980-1991), Dr. Robert C. Eslinger (mathematics, 1997-2004), Dr. Thomas E. Goodwin (chemistry, 2004-2016), and Dr. Stella M. Čapek (sociology, 2017-2019).

Hendrix College’s distinguished professorships recognize an individual’s exemplary achievement as a teacher and scholar, combined with sustained and noteworthy service to higher education, including service to the College.

Read about the accomplishments of Krebs and Moran

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