CCU Bids Farewell to Longtime Professor Dr. Frank Ritchel Ames
Colorado Christian University announced today the resignation of
longtime, beloved Professor of Biblical Studies Dr. Frank Ritchel Ames.
Professor Ames recently accepted an invitation to serve as director of
library sciences and professor at Colorado's new medical school, Rocky
Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM). RVUCOM is
building a state-of-the-art facility in Parker, Colorado, and will
welcome its first class of doctoral students in July 2008.
Commenting on his decision, Professor Ames stated, "Remarkable graduate
programs and enthusiasm for lifelong learning enable librarians to
traverse complex, evolving disciplines. I am passionate about library
science and am now learning the language and literature of the health
sciences -- not to practice medicine, but to provide information that
physicians and patients need. What centers my work, regardless of the
field, is a commitment to scholarship, creativity, and compassion born
of liberating faith."
Professor Ames holds advanced degrees in both library science and
religious studies. From 1992-1997, he served as director of CCU's
Clifton Fowler Library (having worked for one of the University's
heritage institutions since 1981). Since 1997, Ames has taught in the
University's College of Undergraduate Studies.
"Generations of students and faculty have been blessed by Dr. Ames's
scholarship and teaching," commented CCU President Bill Armstrong. "He
leaves a great legacy of high ideals, academic achievement, and knowing
and loving God. Dr. Ames will always be remembered with admiration and