Dr. Jamie Warner, a professor of political science and MU’s Charles E. Hedrick
Outstanding Faculty Award winner for 2010-2011, will deliver the keynote speech
at Marshall’s 2011 Winter Commencement Saturday, Dec. 10.
Commencement begins at 10 a.m. at Cam Henderson Center.
Warner said she was “very honored” to be selected as the commencement speaker. She isn’t yet certain what her remarks will be, but she knows what the graduates and their families are hoping for.
“Brevity,” she said. “It’s kind of complicated, trying to say something thought provoking in a short amount of time. But, you want to leave them with something to ponder.”
The Hedrick Award she received last spring recognizes a full-time faculty member who has a minimum of seven years teaching experience at Marshall and has a record of outstanding classroom teaching, scholarship, research and creative activities.
Warner has been at Marshall since 2002, when she was hired as an assistant professor of political science. In 2004, she was awarded both the Pickens-Queen and College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Teaching Awards. Before coming to Marshall, she was a visiting assistant professor of political science at the University of the South (Sewanee) from 2001 to 2002. She received her B.A. from Millersville University in 1991, her M.A. from Penn State University in 1995 and her Ph.D. in political science with a minor in women’s studies from Penn State in 2001.
“Students attending this commencement are really lucky to have Jamie as their speaker,” said Dr. Marybeth Beller, chair of the department of political science. “Things that Jamie Warner says are memorable.”
Beller described Warner as “happy, upbeat and full of energy.”
“Her classes are always exciting,” Beller said. “She is a fantastic scholar, but she also brings a really interesting perspective to her classes because she helps students understand political theory by connecting it to popular culture. She makes studying academic discipline interesting for students.”
Lifelong Huntington resident William Cammack Campbell, once called “a
professional at being an amateur,” will be presented with a Doctor of
Humane Letters degree during the ceremony.
“I’m surprised, but it’s a pleasant surprise,” Campbell said. “I have a long experience with Marshall, which was always a big, big part of Huntington and still is.”
Campbell is the 166th person chosen to receive an honorary degree at Marshall.
“Bill Campbell has been and still is one of the greatest ambassadors ever for the city of Huntington and Marshall University,” said Marshall President Stephen J. Kopp. “His reputation both on and off the golf course is impeccable. On the course he has always embraced the traditions and values that define the essence of golf in its purest form … a true gentleman of golf and life. His numerous amateur victories, honors and leadership roles speak for themselves. Off the course, Bill has been a tireless, civic-minded member of our community and a great supporter of Marshall University. We are thrilled to present him with this well-earned, honorary doctoral degree.”
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