At its May 14 business meeting, Miami University’s board of trustees congratulated the Class of 2021 as nearly 4,800 graduates, along with some members of the Class of 2020, participated in commencement ceremonies held May 13 - May 16.
President Gregory Crawford recognized NBA executive and basketball icon Wayne Embry (Miami ‘58) and his late wife, Theresa “Terri” Embry (Miami ‘60), who will receive the Freedom Summer of ‘64 Award at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, outside the main entrance of Millett Hall. A statue capturing Embry’s likeness and signature hook shot will be unveiled after the ceremony.
During the meeting, several members of Miami’s faculty and staff were given emerita/emeritus status.
Two faculty members were honored with the appointment to University Distinguished Professor: Lisa Ellram (management) and Gary Lorigan (chemistry and biochemistry), to begin retroactively with the 2019-2020 academic year.
Trustees passed a resolution of appreciation for Michael Curme, who demonstrated loyalty and outstanding service to Miami through his teaching, research and administrative duties through the years. Curme will be retiring after a distinguished career that included being a tenured member of the Economics Department, an Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs in the Farmer School of Business, and from 2013-2018 as an Associate Vice President and Dean of Students.
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