By Pat Lopes Harris, Media Relations Director
An acclaimed critical youth studies scholar (Associate Professor Anthony Bernier), a chemist whose student researchers focus on computer animation and visualization of chemical concepts (Associate Professor Resa Kelly), and a baroque trumpeter described as an “exquisite” and “flawless” performer (Associate Professor Kathryn Adduci) are among more than 50 San Jose State faculty members who received tenure and/or promotions in 2010-2011. All were invited to a reception the evening of Sept. 23 hosted by President Mohammad Qayoumi and Provost Gerry Selter. Among the honorees was Professor of Fine Arts Gale Antokal, whose paintings are featured at the President’s House, the reception venue. Antokal’s recent work depicts every day scenes transformed into symbols with greater meaning by her ethereal, almost ghostly, presentations. Her husband and son, a San Jose State freshman, joined her at the event. SJSU’s 1,900 faculty members strive to excel in teaching, research and service. The accomplishments of all those who were recently tenured and/or promoted are summarized in a pamphlet available from the Provost’s Office.