Professor Robert H. Brunell and the Brunell Chair in the Humanities

November 10th, 2014 Posted in Foundation News & Events

Prof. Brunell - 1981Professor Brunell joined the English faculty of the year-old Auburn Community College in 1954. He remained a full-time member of the college faculty for the rest of his life, served as chair of the English Department and taught German, French, and Spanish. In 1961 he authored the college’s first self-study report required for ACC’s initial accreditation from Middle States.

Professor Brunell provided a gift to the CCC Foundation in his estate; it is the largest ever from an individual. The Robert H. Brunell Chair in the Humanities is intended to “. . . invite a distinguished and noted author or artist to be in residence and actively teaching and interacting with students and faculty.”

This fall, for the first time, the Brunell Scholar is an alumna of the College, Eileen Jerrett ’01.

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