May 27, 2008
2008 Distinguished Emeritus
The Emeritus College’s spring reception on May 6 in Cox Hall honored the four recipients of the Distinguished Emeritus Award for 2008: Biology Professor Emeritus William Murdy
, former dean of Oxford College, who has long served as responsible steward of the University’s natural resources; Obstetrics and Gynecology Professor Emeritus Betty Connell
, who has written and lectured extensively about unintended pregnancy and contraception; Classics Professor Emeritus Herbert Benario
, a prolific scholar, writer, and international expert on the Roman historian Tacitus; and Theology Professor Emeritus Theodore Runyon
, author of “The New Creation: John Wesley’s Theology Today” and a committed social activist.