Board of Regents Grants Distinguished Title of “Professor Emeritus” to Two Retired Faculty During May 9 Regular Meeting
Former English Professor Dr. Jonizo Cain-Calloway and Sociology Professor Ronald M. Huskin recognized for their dedication to students throughout their DMC careers
Article by College Relations Office
During the Del Mar College (DMC) Board of Regents regular meeting held today, May 9, two retired educators were bestowed the distinguished title of “Professor Emeritus.” Between them, these former faculty members––English Professor Dr. Jonizo Cain-Calloway and Sociology Professor Ronald M. Huskin––taught DMC students for a combined 46 years.
Both individuals retired in 2022.
Considered an exemplary educator among her peers, Dr. Cain-Calloway served for over 25 years with the College’s English & Philosophy Department. She consistently advocated for student success and provided leadership in the areas of developmental education and English.
Dr. Cain-Calloway’s list of accomplishments is quite notable.
In 2010, she was recognized as one of 75 Distinguished Alumni during Del Mar College’s 75th Anniversary. For several years since 2008, she was nominated as a Teacher of the Year for the Heritage Campus, an honor and process for which students vote for their favorite faculty member on each campus. She served DMC students through organizations, including the Texas Joint Council of Teachers of English and the Epsilon Beta Chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta.
While with the College, she was known for her mentorship of both students and faculty, innovative teaching methods and involvement with College and professional affiliate activities. Dr. Cain-Calloway served as a member of multiple instructional program review committees and several College standing committees, including the Faculty Council, the Library Committee and the Developmental Education Council. Additionally, she authored professional publications and conducted academic presentations through English in Texas, The College English Association, and The Explicator.
Dr. Cain-Calloway’s generosity within the community is evident in her founding of the Joseph A. & Mabe Cain Direct Scholarship through the Viking Foundation, along with her volunteer work with the Humane Society and Corpus Christi Junior League.
As the Del Mar College Master Teacher Award recipient in 2009, , Huskin is noted as an exemplary educator among his former peers and served as a faculty member with the Social Sciences Department for 21 years.
During his tenure at DMC, Huskin served as the Faculty Coordinator for Supplemental Instruction from 2009 until his retirement in August last year. In that role, he was
instrumental in the implementation and growth of the College’s Supplemental Instruction Program, which enabled a countless number of students to receive support that assisted them in succeeding in historically difficult courses.
Among his other credits, Huskin contributed to and chaired multiple program review committees in the College’s Sociology and Social Work Programs. He also served on countless committees, including Achieving the Dream, the Student Success Center Advisory Committee and as a Social Sciences representative with the Faculty Council.
Huskin was a contributing author to various journal articles, served as moderator on panels during the College’s Mexican American Studies (MAS) annual Summer Seminar and presented at numerous national and regional Supplemental Instruction conferences and workshops.
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