During a special presentation at Waynesburg University’s recent Charter Day convocation, Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee conferred upon Anthony Bocchini, Dr. Nancy Mosser, Susan Phillips and Dr. Marilyn Roberts the title of professor emeritus.
Bocchini, professor of business administration, taught in Waynesburg’s Business Administration Department for 40 years. As a certified public accountant and certified management accountant, he was instrumental in the creation of the University’s Master of Business Administration degree program.
He was a 2012 recipient of the Waynesburg University Lucas-Hathaway Teaching Excellence Award.
Dr. Mosser, professor of nursing, was involved with the Waynesburg University Nursing Program for more than three decades and served 15 of those years as the chair and director of the Department of Nursing. Under her leadership, the Nursing Program was consistently recognized for value and excellence locally, regionally and nationally.
She received the Waynesburg University Lucas-Hathaway Teaching Excellence Award in 2008.
Phillips, professor of art, accumulated nearly 40 years of service to Waynesburg, including serving many years as the chair of the Fine Arts Department and as a faculty marshal.
She was awarded the Waynesburg University Lucas-Hathaway Teaching Excellence Award in 2004 and was a past recipient of the WQED Multimedia Award.
Dr. Roberts, professor of English, taught at Waynesburg for 26 years. Throughout her tenure, she held various roles and responsibilities within the Department of English and Foreign Languages and the Center for Teaching Excellence.
Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.