Released: June 11, 1999
Bastian, White and Lunney retire from Centre College
DANVILLE, KY- Two veteran teachers and an administrator have retired from Centre College this spring. They are Carol Bastian, professor of English; Bruce White, professor of philosophy; and Carol Lunney, director of career development.
Bastian joined the Centre faculty in 1976 and regularly taught courses in British literature, concentrating on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and in expository writing. She also taught in Centre's freshman humanities program, which has been recognized nationally as a model for other colleges to emulate.
In honor of her distinguished teaching, she was the first person named to the Jobson Professorship at Centre, and she also was elected as Centre's first faculty president. Bastian chaired the humanities division, directed the college writing program and took a leadership role on a number of college committees.
She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago and master's and doctoral degrees from Indiana University. Upon retirement, she was designated to emeritus status on the Centre faculty.
White joined the Centre faculty in 1967. His teaching and research interests have been in the areas of mathematical logic, 20th-century analytic philosophy and 19th-century American philosophy. He has taught courses at Centre in other topics, including aesthetics, Greek philosophy and humanities.
White has published logic articles in several journals, including The Journal of Philosophical Logic, Studia Logica, Mathematica Japonica, The Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, and Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society.
He holds a bachelor's degree from Yale, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and he pursued doctoral studies at Stanford. Upon retirement, he was designated to emeritus status on the Centre faculty.
Lunney became director of Centre's career development office in 1973. She organized an internship program, secured grants for special research projects and helped found the annual job fair sponsored by the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities. She has been active in the Midwest College Placement Association, which awarded her a Steele Fellowship.
Lunney holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota, a master's from Long Island University and a doctorate from Vanderbilt University.
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