Roger Farrand '49, P'78

Associate Professor Emeritus of English
1958-1987

Roger Farrand '49, P'78, associate professor emeritus of English, taught at the Colleges from 1958 until his retirement in 1987. After he graduated from high school, Farrand enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943 and served in Europe during World War II. Having enrolled at the Colleges on the G.I. Bill, Farrand was involved with the Herald and Little Theatre. He graduated with a B.A. in English in 1949 and later attended Columbia University. He returned to Geneva in 1958 after marrying his wife, the late Asta Farrand '76, with whom he has two children, Matthew C. Farrand '78 and Johanna Farrand. An active participant in local theater as well as on campus, Farrand taught courses in Rhetoric and Composition, Literary Consciousness, Oral Interpretation of Literature, cinema and theatre and directed productions of Greek classics, Shakespeare and contemporary musicals. In his retirement, Farrand remained a deeply engaged educator, serving as coordinator for the Finger Lakes region of Elderhostel, a network of more than 1,200 organizations offering low-cost, short-term residential academic programs for adults age 60 or older.

In nominating Farrand for the Distinguished Faculty Award, former students recalled his passion as an educator who "taught generations of us how to communicate effectively with the written and spoken word as well as in the theatre," an inspiring presence in the classroom who "made the love of learning the purpose of a college education."


DFA RECIPIENTS

2018

Elena Ciletti

Patrick A. McGuire L.H.D.'12

2017

Jim Crenner

Benjamin Daise

Maureen Flynn P'09, P'12, P'16*

2016

Roger Farrand '49, P'78

Lois F. Nellis '46*

Ann B. Oaks '74, P'84, P'85, P'89

2014

Claudette Kemper Columbus

2013

Nicholas V. D'Angelo P'98

2012

Peter R. Beckman

Leonard Lawson L.H.D. '68*

Tom Millington

John George Van Deusen P'43

2011

Mary Gerhart

Joel Kerlan, P'89

Deborah Tall*

2010

Joseph N. Abraham, L.H.D. '81*

Donald L. Woodrow P'83, GP'15

2008

Valerie C. Saiving

William G. Hosking '47, P'74*

2007

Walter A. Ralls

2006

Valerie Kish

Frank O’Laughlin*

2004

John Loftus P'75, P'76, P'91*

Toni Flores P'94*

2003

Richard Heaton P'86*

Marvin Bram P'91, L.H.D. ’99

2002

Joseph DiGangi

Eugene F. Murphy P'74, L.H.D. '90*

2001

Ralph Bullard*

Kenneth Carle P'82, P'84, P'90

2000

Benjamin P. Atkinson, L.H.D. '86*

Otto Eugene Schoen-René*

John Lydenberg*

Lindsay A. J. Lafford P'65, P'71, L.H.D. '87*

1999

Robert A. Huff*

1998

Theodore Tellefsen Odell '20, Sc. D.'67*

Irving O. Bentsen '54

1997

Charles Delamater Vail '59, L.H.D.'04*

John Archer Silver*

Charles John Rose '76*

Francis Phillip Nash*

Joseph H. McDaniels, LL.D. '11*

1996

Abigail Mosey*

Brooks Otis, L.H.D. '77*

1995

John Muirheid*

Maynard O. Smith P'76

1993

Richard A. Ryan

William Pitt Durfee, LL.D. '22*

Walter Hetherington Durfee '08, Sc.D. '59*

1992

Elon Howard Eaton*

Edward E. Griffith, L.H.D. '88*

1991

Milton Haight Turk, LL.D. '38*

Kathryn Dapp Cook, L.H.D. '84*

1990

Horace Webster*

John Towler*

Hamilton Lanphere Smith, D.Sc. 1900*


* deceased

 

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