10 o’clock(ish) List: The Top 5 Faculty/Staff Names at Kenyon

There are some pretty cool people who work at Kenyon, and some of them have pretty cool names. Here are the top five names I, whose full meh-moniker is David James Hoyt, envy.

5. Anna Xiao Dong Sun (Assistant Professor of Sociology): You know why. (What’s that? You don’t know why?)

4. Pamela G. Camerra-Rowe (John B. McCoy Bank One Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Political Science): This isn’t so much because of her name, but because of her sprawling title. Imagine fitting that on a business card! Camerra-Rowe also goes by the (affectionate) nickname “Pamela C-Minus Rowe.”

3. Royal W. Rhodes, (Donald L. Rogan Professor of Religious Studies): His first name is Royal! So classy. The alliteration doesn’t hurt, either.

2. Barbara J. Hammer (Telecommunications Officer in the Department of Campus Safety): This is such a cool name for a Campus Safety officer. Don’t drink in first-year areas, or else THE HAMMER WILL COME DOWN ON YOU!

And after the jump…the number one name at Kenyon!

What is she laughing at? This is almost as mysterious as the "S."

1. S. Georgia “The Nuge” Nugent (President of the College): What does that mysterious “S” stand for? Savannah? Sasha? Shaquandra? We may never know. (Except that we do. It’s Susan.) Even though her first name isn’t Savannah, Georgia still has an über-classy middle name. She’s even a trendsetter, as evidenced by fellow first-name shunners H. Abbie Erler and M. Siobhan Fennessy (which is itself a pretty cool name).

4 responses

  1. I am sad that Tabitha Payne of the psychology department has not made it onto this list. Seriously, she gets to be called “Professor Payne” on a daily basis.

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