Four Retired BVU Professors Inducted Into Order of Cumberland and Tollefson

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(L-R) Henry Hardt II, Dr. Robert Blodgett, Dr. Elizabeth Lamoureux and Dr. Stanton Ullerich.

STORM LAKE, IA (06/01/2017) (readMedia)-- Four newly retired Buena Vista University (BVU) professors have been inducted into the Order of Cumberland and Tollefson.

They are: Henry Hardt II, professor emeritus of business law and finance; Dr. Robert Blodgett, professor emeritus of psychology; Dr. Stanton Ullerich, professor emeritus of economics; and Dr. Elizabeth Lamoureux, professor emeritus of communication studies.

Hardt arrived at BVU in 1984, Blodgett started in 1990, Ullerich began in 1994 and Lamoureux was hired in 1997.

The Order of Cumberland and Tollefson was established in 1994 and is named for Dr. William H. Cumberland, professor emeritus of history, who was a member of the BVU faculty from 1958-1991, and Dr. Robert Tollefson, professor emeritus of religion and philosophy, whose tenure spanned three decades and three BVU presidents. The honor is reserved for retiring faculty members who have given exceptional service to the University. To be eligible, they must have been employed full-time at BVU during the immediate 15 years prior to retirement, hold tenure at the time of retirement, be held in high regard by other faculty and hold the rank of associate professor or greater.

A plaque is given to each inductee in recognition of this honor. Each inductee's name is also added to the Order of Cumberland and Tollefson plaque located in the Harold Walter Siebens Forum on the BVU campus.

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Photo details: (L-R) Henry Hardt II, Dr. Robert Blodgett, Dr. Elizabeth Lamoureux and Dr. Stanton Ullerich.