FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2002
CONTACT: Ward Mullens
EMU REGENTS GRANT EMERITUS STATUS TO FIVE FACULTY
YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents granted emeritus status to five faculty members at its regular meeting June 25.
To be awarded emeritus status, faculty must have served EMU for at least 15 years and be nominated for emeritus faculty status upon retirement.
Faculty granted emeritus status are:
Kaaren Strauch Brown, professor, department of social
work (1978-2002). Brown, of Ann Arbor, retired April 30, 2002, after 24 years
of service to EMU. Her teaching and administrative efforts played a pivotal
role in the national accreditation of the graduate and undergraduate programs
in social work. Among the many honors awarded to Strauch-Brown were EMUs
Outstanding Faculty Award; the EMU Womens Association Award for the
Advancement of Women; and Social Worker of the Year from the Huron Valley
unit of the National Association of Social Workers. Strauch-Brown earned her
bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1956 and her masters
from the University of Michigan in 1967.
Jagdish T. Danak, associate professor, department of
management (1969-2002). Danak, of Ann Arbor, retires June 30, 2002, after
33 years of service to EMU. Working with colleagues from both the College
of Business and the university, Danak helped develop the Language and World
Business Program and the Faculty Senate, the forerunner of EMUs Faculty
Council. Danak earned bachelors degrees from the University of
Bombay in 1958, and Lamar University in 1960; a masters degree from North Texas State University in 1962; and his doctoral degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1970.
Annette Martin, professor, department of communication
and theatre arts (1963-2002). Martin, of Brighton, has been part of the EMU
community for nearly 44 years. She began her relationship by earning an undergraduate
degree from EMU in 1961. She returned to EMU in 1963 to teach in the interpretation/performance
studies arena. Martin retires Sept. 1, 2002. Martins distinguished career
includes the Distinguished Faculty in Research and Creative Activity; the
Leslie Coger Award for Distinguished Performance; and the Graduate Faculty
Research Award. She earned her masters degree from the University of
Wisconsin in 1963, and her doctoral degree from the University of Michigan
Nelly Ullman, professor, department of mathematics (1963-2002).
Ullman, of AnnArbor, retired March 29, 2002, after 39 years of service to
EMU. She was actively involved in departmental and university level committees
and councils; instrumental in the development of major, minor and graduate
degree concentrations in statistics; and a driving force in the creation and
maintenance of the joint program in actuarial science and economics. Ullman
earned her bachelors degree from Hunter College in 1945, a masters
degree from Columbia University in 1948, and a doctoral degree from the University
of Michigan in 1969.
Mary Yorke, assistant professor, department of mathematics
(1982-2002). Yorke, of South Lyon, retires Aug. 31, 2002, after 20 years of
service to EMU. She most recently collected, summarized and analyzed the mathematic
departments alumni survey. Yorke earned a masters degree from
Kansas State University.