Distinguished Bethany College professors Dr. Brooke Lemmons Deal and Kenneth L. Morgan were honored as endowed chairs during a formal investiture ceremony today (September18) in the Academic Parlour of Old Main. Dr. Deal was installed as the Thomas W. Phillips Chair of Religious Studies, and Morgan as the Jennie Steindorf Renner Chair of Fine Arts, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College.
“This is one of the highest honors a faculty member can
receive,” Dr. Miller said. “The formal ceremony of investiture
illustrates the connection between the scholarship of our
leading instructors and the tradition of philanthropy in support of that
scholarship that has been a hallmark of Bethany College for nearly 173
years. Professors Deal and Morgan are acknowledged leaders in their
respective fields and are very deserving of this
Dr. Miller noted that the College currently has 13 endowed
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