Jane Junge receives professor emeritus status

Jane Junge was awarded professor emeritus status at the Mount Mercy University 2016 commencement ceremony after 33 years as assistant professor of sociology at the college.

Junge joined the Mount Mercy faculty in 1983. An alumna of Mount Mercy, she also holds a master’s degree in sociology from University of Northern Iowa.

Junge has conducted research in anthropology, sociology of law, criminology and medical sociology, and she is a member of the Iowa Sociology Society, American Sociological Society, and philanthropic and educational organizations P.E.O. International and the National T.T.T. Society.

By relating course content to their lives and future professional endeavors, Junge’s teaching prepared students to live purposefully and serve the common good. She regularly incorporated service learning activities and volunteering into her courses as a means for promoting ongoing student engagement with others and their community.

Outside of the classroom, Junge has remained committed to community service, serving on the 6th Judicial District Rural Advisory Committee, as an active member of the Catholic Church Haiti Relief Committee, and volunteering in a number of capacities for St. Mary’s Church in Vinton, Iowa.

Congratulations, Jane!

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