Rowan University to Hold Convocation

Rowan University to Hold Convocation

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Glassboro-Rowan University will kick off the new school year with its annual Convocation ceremony on Tuesday, September 14, at 11 a.m. in W. Clarke Pfleeger Concer
Glassboro-Rowan University will kick off the new school year with its annual Convocation ceremony on
Tuesday, September 14, at 11 a.m. in W. Clarke Pfleeger Concert Hall. Dr. Mark M. Chamberlain, president
emeritus, will give the keynote address. The University will present Dr. Bertram Greenspan of the Rowan
University Department of Music with the second annual Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award during the
ceremony.

Chamberlain has served the institution for 30 years. He became the college's fourth president in 1969 at
the age of 37 and held that post for 15 years. During his tenure, Chamberlain guided the college as it moved
from a teacher preparation institution into a comprehensive institution and ushered it through the
often-turbulent late 1960s and early 1970s. In 1984, Chamberlain ' returned to the faculty as a distinguished
professor, and he has taught chemistry for the past 15 years. This will be his final year teaching as he plans to
retire in June of 2000.

Greenspan, of Harrison Township, has taught music at Rowan for 38 years, including violin and music
theory, among other subjects. Past chairman of the Rowan Department of Music and frequent performer in
the Faculty Spotlight Series at Rowan, Greenspan earned a bachelor of music degree from the American
Conservatory of Music and a master of music and doctor of music degree with honors from Indiana
University. Among his many accomplishments, Greenspan is the concertmaster/assistant conductor for the
Reading (PA) Symphony, served for almost 35 years as a master teacher and conductor for the American
Strings Teachers' Association Summer Conference and is past conductor of the New Jersey All-State
Orchestra.

He has been cited at Rowan for his performing and teaching abilities as well as his mentoring of students.