Three Women Faculty Members Announce Their Retirement From the College of the Holy Cross

Isabel Alvarez Borland, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Humanities, has announced her retirement. She first joined the Holy Cross Spanish department in 1981. Her research interests include U.S. Cuban and Latino literature, Cuban literature, Caribbean literature, and contemporary Latin American narrative. She is the author of Cuban-American Literature of Exile: From Person to Persona (University of Virginia Press, 1999) and Discontinuidad y Ruptura en Guillermo Cabrera Infante (Ediciones Hispamerica, 1983).

Dr. Borland is a graduate of Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, where she majored in Spanish and French. She holds a master’s degree in Spanish from Middlebury College in Vermont and a Ph.D. in Spanish American literature with a minor in French nineteenth-century literature from Pennsylvania State University.

Patricia Bizzell, Distinguished Professor of Humanities, has announced her retirement. She first joined the Holy Cross English department in 1978. She is an expert in the field of rhetoric and composition. At Holy Cross, she has taught a variety of literature and writing courses across all levels, founded and directed the Writer’s Workshop, served as the director of the College Honors Program and English Honors Program, and chaired the English department for a number of years. She is the author of The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present (Bedford Books of St. Martin’s Press, 1990).

Dr. Bizzell is a summa cum laude graduate of Wellesley College in Massachusetts. She holds a master’s degree in Jewish studies from Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts, and a Ph.D. in English literature from Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Carol Lieberman, associate professor of music, has announced her retirement. She first joined the Holy Cross music department in 1985. She has been one of the leading exponents of Baroque violin performance for five decades and is equally known for her performances of nineteenth- and twentieth-century violin repertoire. She has performed in many concerts throughout Europe, North America, and South America. At Holy Cross, she has served as director of the Holy Cross Chamber Players, taught a variety of music courses, and served as chair of the music department.

Dr. Lieberman holds a doctor of musical arts degree from Yale University.

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