Vicki Cameron is proud to announce that, after a distinguished career spanning 23
years in the Biology Department, Spring 2008 was her last semester of teaching. Vicki has had an
enormous and positive impact on the lives of many students and colleagues. The Department wishes
her well, but will truly miss her!
When Joh first came to IC he taught Aquatic Ecology; he offered Animal Ecology for many years, and has more recently taught courses in Ornithology and Field Biology. He is pleased to be granted a resident scholar.
His appointment as Scholar-in-Residence is part of a multi-team study on the decline of Golden-winged Warblers. The study, with the Laboratory of Ornithology as lead agency, was recently funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation with $10,000 for Confer's work. Studies will be conducted throughout the range of this declining species with field work conducted in a coordinated manner so that results can be easily compared.
Retired Spring 2003.
Dr. Wodzinski has had several careers since his retirement including being a professional cook and teaching English as a second language. He has been travelling extensively and is currently in China.
Steven R. Thompson
Retired Spring 2002.
Dr. Thompson lives in Ithaca, NY.
Imre A. Tamas
Retired Spring 2002.
Passed away on August 9th, 2013 at the age of 80 at Cayuga Medical Center. He was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1933, a son of Viktor and Anna (Csagoly) Tamas. He attended Keszthely School, where his father was Headmaster. He began teaching Plant Physiology at Ithaca College in 1969, where he remained until his retirement. Having received tenure, he became a full professor and upon retirement received the honor of being named professor emeritus. He continued doing research work with colleagues at Cornell up until the time of his death. His greatest professional joy came from involving undergraduate students in plant growth research, many of his students going on to receive advanced degrees. He was an officer in Phi Kappa Phi while he was a professor. Imre enjoyed classical music, and loved reading and discussing world history and politics.
Florence A. Bernard
Florence A. “Flo” Bernard passed away on Thursday, October 20th 2005, at the Hospicare Residence.
For 27 years, Flo was one of the first faculty members a biology student would get to know, as she taught the beginning courses Fundamentals of Biology and Principles of Biology. She also taught the Essentials of Biology course for non-majors. She maintained an extensive set of slides for use in the teaching labs and was coauthor of the lab manuals used for many years in the introductory courses.
Flo and her husband, Jack, were both an integral part of the growth of the College’s biology program. She retired in 1997, and Jack followed in 2000.
The Bernards were an inspiration to thousands of students, and both Flo and Jack considered interacting with students the most important part of their careers. A generous donation by the couple established the Bernard Fund to support research by biology students, and the department itself honored their commitment by establishing the Bernard Scholarship to assist deserving students. The John M. and Florence A. Bernard Biological Collections Center was named in the Center for Natural Sciences in grateful recognition of their dedicated service to the College community as distinguished faculty members.
(based on Intercom announcement submitted by David Maley)
John M. Bernard
Retired in 1999, named Emeritus Spring 2002.
Professor Bernard's ongoing contributions to Ithaca College include the dedication of a room in the Center for Natural Sciences as the John M. and Florence A. Bernard Biological Collections Center, the Jack and Flo Bernard Undergraduate Research Fund and the Bernard Scholarship. The Bernard Scholarship is awarded to Juniors and Seniors in the biological science program based on financial need and good academic standing. In addition to these academic contributions, he has continued his support of the Ithaca College Football team through their recruiting program.
He lives in New Hope, Minnesota with his second wife Diane.
Mildred I. Brammer
Retired in 1996, named Emeritus Spring 2001.
Dr. Brammer lives in Kendrick, Idaho where she enjoys home renovations, gardening and traveling.
Robert R. Jenkins
Retired Spring 2000.
Bob passed away Sept. 14, 2016.
Lucille A. Schmieder
Retired in 1993, named Emeritus Spring 2001.
Lucille Schmieder lives in Florida.
Jon is a the Duke Bryology Laboratory where he curates the collection for the Duke University Herbarium.
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