Pine Manor College honors contributions of two retiring faculty

Kathleen (Kathi) Aguero, Professor of English, and Stephen Thompson, Professor of Philosophy and Religion, were honored by their Pine Manor faculty, administration, and staff colleagues at a lunch at the Brickhouse Café restaurant in Dedham, MA on Thursday, 6 June 2013. Both Kathi and Stephen retired at the end of the 2012-13 academic year.

Kathi began teaching at the College in 1988. Prior to coming to Pine Manor, Kathi received her BA in English Literature from Tufts University and her MA in Creative Writing from Boston University. In addition to her teaching at Pine Manor, Kathi has served as Director of College Composition, Chair of the Arts & Humanities Division, and played a pivotal role in the establishment of the MFA Program in Creative Writing/Solstice Seminars. She has received numerous awards for her poetry and has published several books of her literary work, including Daughter Of (2004), Investigations: The Mystery of the Girl Sleuth (2008) and soon-to be published After That (October 2013). Kathi will continue her work as an adjunct faculty member in the MFA program at Pine Manor.

After receiving his BA and MA from Boston University and his theology degree from Yale University, Stephen came to Pine Manor in 1969. Stephen has taught a wide variety of philosophy, religion, and interdisciplinary courses throughout his career, including Time, Change, and Death: The Meanings of Mortality; Personal and Professional Ethics; and Culture, Consumption and Identity. In addition to teaching, Stephen was active in the administration of the College, serving as Chair of the Arts and Humanities Division; Dean of First Year Students; Dean for Advising and General Education, and Dean for Co-Curriculum and Advising.