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Jan. 18 , 2005
CONTACT: Carol Anderson
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Three faculty receive emeritus status

YPSILANTIThe Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents granted emeritus status to three faculty at its regular meeting Jan. 18.

 To be awarded emeritus status, faculty and staff must have served EMU for at least 15 years and be nominated for emeritus status upon retirement. Emeritus status was granted to:

  • Earl Meyer, professor, department of technology studies, who retired in 2000 after 15

years of service. Meyer, of Lutz, Fla., authored the textbook “Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management” (Glencoe/McGraw Hill), which was one of the first textbooks published in the field and is still used in the classroom today. Meyer served as the interim department head of business and technology education from fall 1996 to summer 1999. Meyer has a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and a master’s and a doctoral degree from Georgia State University.

  • Chandra Pathak, professor, department of accounting and finance, retired September

 2004 after 23 years of  service. Pathak, of Ridgeland, Miss., taught financial accounting courses and contributed to courses in the taxation, managerial and governmental, and nonprofit accounting areas. He chaired the personnel committee, and participated in department recruiting activities as well as student activities such as Beta Alpha Psi meetings. Pathak has a bachelor’s degree from Banaras Hindu University, a master’s degree from Allahabad University and a doctorate from the University of Tennessee.

  • Mohsen Sharifi, professor, department of accounting and finance, retired September 2002

 after 21 years of service. Sharifi, of Laguna Hills, Calif., built relationships with alumni through annual reports and newsletters. He also was a strong supporter of student clubs and organizations. Sharifi headed the college’s strategic planning process and was instrumental in improving the accounting doctoral programs. He has a bachelor’s degree from Tehran Business College, and a master’s and a doctoral degree from Louisiana State University.

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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