Mt. Vernon Register-News

November 1, 2013

RLC professors named to state panel

The Register-News

---- — INA — Two Rend Lake College professors, Dr. Elizabeth Bailey-Smith and Dr. Linda Denton, were recently announced as the newest members of a group tasked with facilitating the transfer of students among higher education institutions in Illinois.

The two were named to the General Education Core Curriculum Illinois Articulation Initiative Panel. Bailey-Smith was named to the Communication Panel.

Now in her eighth year as an instructor at RLC, Bailey-Smith received her doctorate of education from Oakland City University in 2012. She obtained her master’s and bachelor degrees from Murray State University. In addition to the Communication Panel, Bailey-Smith also has been appointed to the Murray State University Alumni Association Board of Governors and re-appointed to the Marion Unit 2 Foundation Board of Directors for the Marion Unit 2 school system.

Denton, a physics and physical science professor, has served at RLC for 25 years as an instructor and engineering advisor. She will be serving on the Physical Science Panel for the group.

She obtained her doctorate in engineering science with a specialization in mechanical engineering and energy processes from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Denton also holds master’s and bachelor of science degrees from SIUC.

The IAI Panel is designed to facilitate the transfer of students among Illinois institutions of higher education. Students who complete a prescribed set of general education courses at an Illinois institution, referred to as the general education core curriculum, can transfer this package of coursework and have it accepted in lieu of a participating institutions lower-division, general education course requirements.