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Dr. James Miller and Dr...
1966-04-16
[Miller, James W., 1913...
exwa_wmup_u-000344
 
Title
Dr. James Miller and Dr. Harold Taylor at the 1966 WMU Commencement
Date
1966-04-16
Time Period
1960 - 1969
Description
WMU President James W. Miller, left, reading Dr. Taylor's honorary citation as the Taylor listens at WMU's first April Commencement on April 16, 1966. Dr. Harold Taylor was an internationally renowned philosophical education professor. Taylor is receiving an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree and delivered WMU's first April commencement address. The photo was included in the Western Michigan University Newsletter, May 1966.
Honor Graduates, June 1...
1965-06-12
[Adas, Michael, 1943-, ...
exwa_wmup_u-000345
 
Title
Honor Graduates, June 1965, Western Michigan University
Date
1965-06-12
Time Period
1960 - 1969
Description
Three Summa cum laude and military graduates from Western Michigan University in academic regala at the June 1965 commencement held at Waldo Stadium. Pictured: Wade J. Adams, Michael P. Adas, and Robert S. Rich. The graduation was the last June commencement at Western before transitioning to April.
Dr. Phillip Shriver spe...
1967-12
Shriver, Phillip R. (Ph...
exwa_wmup_u-000346
 
Title
Dr. Phillip Shriver speaking at 1966 Commencement, Western Michigan University
Date
1967-12
Time Period
1960 - 1969
Description
Dr. Phillip R. Shriver speaking from a podium at the 1967 Mid-December Commencement held in the Read Field House at Western Michigan University. Behind him sits faculty in academic regalia. Shriver was president of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Dr. Shriver earned his bachelor's degree at Yale University, his master's from Harvard University and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Prior to assuming his post at Miami, he was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University.
Governor George Romeny ...
1965
Romney, George W., 1907...
exwa_wmup_u-000349
 
Title
Governor George Romeny receiving Honorary Doctor of Laws degree, Western Michigan University
Date
1965
Time Period
1960 - 1969
Description
Close up view of Michigan Governor George Romney as he received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Western Michigan University in 1965.
Hooding ceremony for Dr...
1966-08-12
[Seay, Maurice F. (Maur...
exwa_wmup_u-000350
 
Title
Hooding ceremony for Dr. Maurice Seay, Western Michigan University
Date
1966-08-12
Time Period
1960 - 1969
Description
Dr. Maurice Seay receiving honorary Doctor of Laws degree from WMU president James Miller during the August 12, 1966, commencement as WMU vice presidents Dr. Russell H. Seibert and Dr. John J. Pruis place Dr. Seay's new doctoral hood about his shoulders. Dr. Seay was Dean of the College of Education at Michigan State University.
Dr. Maurice Seary recei...
1966-08-12
[Seay, Maurice F. (Maur...
exwa_wmup_u-000351
 
Title
Dr. Maurice Seary receives Honorary Degree at 1966 commencement, Western Michigan University
Date
1966-08-12
Time Period
1960 - 1969
Description
Dr. Maurice Seay, center, receiving honorary Doctor of Laws degree from WMU president James Miller during the August 12, 1966, commencement as WMU vice presidents Dr. Russell H. Seibert and Dr. John J. Pruis place Dr. Seay's new doctoral hood about his shoulders. Dr. Seay was Dean of the College of Education at Michigan State University.
Robert P. Briggs, Comme...
1966
[Briggs, Robert Peter, ...
exwa_wmup_u-000352
 
Title
Robert P. Briggs, Commencement Speaker and recipient of Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree, December 1966, Western Michigan University
Date
1966
Time Period
1960 - 1969
Description
Robert Briggs giving commencement speech after receiving an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Western Michigan University in 1966. Briggs was the Executive Vice President of Consumers Power.
Hooding ceremony for Ro...
1966-01
[Briggs, Robert Peter, ...
exwa_wmup_u-000353
 
Title
Hooding ceremony for Robert P. Briggs, Dr. James Miller speaking, Western Michigan University
Date
1966-01
Time Period
1960 - 1969
Description
Hooding ceremony at the January 1966 Commencement for Robert Briggs, who received an honor Doctor of Laws degree from Western Michigan University. Dr. Russell Seibert and Dr. L. Dale Faunce placing hood on Briggs; Dr. James Miller speakes at the podium. Briggs was the Executive Vice President of Consumers Power.
Dr. Maurice Seay speaki...
1966-08-12
Seay, Maurice F. (Mauri...
exwa_wmup_u-000354
 
Title
Dr. Maurice Seay speaking at 1966 Commencement, Western Michigan University
Date
1966-08-12
Time Period
1960 - 1969
Description
Dr. Maurice Seay giving commencement speech after receiving an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Western Michigan University on August 12, 1966. Behind him are faculty in academic regalia.
Hooding ceremony for Ch...
1965-06
[Lewis, Charles Stephen...
exwa_wmup_u-000355
 
Title
Hooding ceremony for Charles S. Lewis at 1965 Commencement, Western Michigan University
Date
1965-06
Time Period
1960 - 1969
Description
Charles S. Lewis’s hooding ceremony at the June 1965 Commencement at Western Michigan Univeristy. Charles S. Lewis receives Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Western Michigan University. Lewis served as Principal of Detroit Central High School. Dr. James Miller and Dr. L. Dale Faunce appear in the photo.
Robert Sargent Shriver ...
1965-06
[Shriver, Sargent, 1915...
exwa_wmup_u-000356
 
Title
Robert Sargent Shriver Jr. receiving honorary degree at 1965 Commencement, Western Michigan University
Date
1965-06
Time Period
1960 - 1969
Description
Dr. Robert Sargent Shriver Jr. receiving an honorary Doctory of Laws degree at the June 1965 Commencement. Dr. James Miller and Dr. Dale Faunce are standing to either side of Shriver. The photograph appeared in Western Michigan University Magazine Vol. 23 No. 3. Shriver was the driving force behind the creation of the Peace Corps, and founded the Job Corps.
Russell C. Williams pre...
1964-06-06
[Miller, James W., 1913...
exwa_wmup_u-000357
 
Title
Russell C. Williams presented with honorary degree at 1964 Commencement, Western Michigan University
Date
1964-06-06
Time Period
1960 - 1969
Description
President James Miller conferring an honorary Doctor of Humanities to Russell C. Williams at Commencement on June 6, 1964. Behind James Miller and Russell Williams sits faculty in academic regalia. A blinded World War II Veteran, Williams was the first Chief of the Blind Rehabilitation Section of the Veterans Administration's Department of Medicine and Surgery. Williams had been serving as a counselor for blinded soldiers at Valley Forge, and also participated in both blind rehabilitation training programs at Valley Forge and Avon Old Farms.
President James Miller ...
1964-06-06
Miller, James W., 1913-...
exwa_wmup_u-000358
 
Title
President James Miller conferring degree to female student at 1964 Commencement, Western Michigan University
Date
1964-06-06
Time Period
1960 - 1969
Description
President James Miller presenting a diploma to a female student at the June 6, 1964 Commencement at Western Michigan University. Faculty in academic robes sit in the foreground.
Ralph Willis honored at...
1964-07-24
[Miller, James W., 1913...
exwa_wmup_u-000359
 
Title
Ralph Willis honored at 1964 Commencement, Western Michigan University
Date
1964-07-24
Time Period
1960 - 1969
Description
Ralph Willis, head of WMU Maintenance Department, receiving a special citation for 25 years of service to the University from President Miller during the Summer Session commencement on July 24, 1964. Ralph Willis served as the supervisor of custodians since 1947. He was responsible for the physical arrangements for Western's commencement programs for 17 years. In the background sit faculty in academic regalia. The photo appeared in the September 1964 WMU Newsletter.
Dr. Maurice Seay speaki...
1966-07
Seay, Maurice F. (Mauri...
exwa_wmup_u-000360
 
Title
Dr. Maurice Seay speaking at 1966 commencement, Western Michigan University
Date
1966-07
Time Period
1960 - 1969
Description
Dr. Maurice Seay at podium giving a commencement speach on July 1966 at Western Michigan University. Photograph taken from among the students seated in front of the raised podium. Dr. Maurice F. Seay was the professor of educational leadership and school services at WMU. Dr. Seay, who joined Western's faculty in 1967, served in various administrative posts in the College of Education as well as being a professor. Prior to joining WMU's faculty, Dr. Seay was a professor at Michigan State University three years, department head and assistant dean and director of MSU's School for Advanced Studies in the College of Education. From 1954-63 he was the director of the education division of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation at Battle Creek. He earned his doctorate at the University of Chicago and received previous degrees at Transylvania College.
Dan Ryan, Kalamazoo Gaz...
1964-07-24
[Ryan, Daniel Martin, 1...
exwa_wmup_u-000361
 
Title
Dan Ryan, Kalamazoo Gazette editor, speaking at 1964 commencement, Western Michigan University
Date
1964-07-24
Time Period
1960 - 1969
Description
Dan Ryan, addressing Summer Session graduates at the 1964 commencement on July 24. Dan Ryan, editor of the Kalamazoo Gazette, gave the summer commencement address. President James Miller and Leonard Gernant wearing academic regalia sit in the background.The photo appeared in the September 1964 WMU Newsletter. Ryan, a Kalamazoo College graduate, was a member of the Kalamazoo Gazette staff for over 18 year, the last five as editor.
Dan Ryan, Kalamazoo Gaz...
1964-07-24
[Ryan, Daniel Martin, 1...
exwa_wmup_u-000362
 
Title
Dan Ryan, Kalamazoo Gazette editor, speaking at 1964 commencement, Western Michigan University
Date
1964-07-24
Time Period
1960 - 1969
Description
Dan Ryan giving the commencement address at WMU graduation ceremony on July 24, 1964. President James Miller, in academic regalia, seated in the background with other WMU faculty. Ryan, a Kalamazoo College graduate, was a member of the Kalamazoo Gazette staff for over 18 year, the last five as editor.
President Miller and Dr...
1961-06
[Miller, James W., 1913...
exwa_wmup_u-000363
 
Title
President Miller and Dr. Ray Eppert at the June Commencement 1961, Western Michigan University
Date
1961-06
Time Period
1960 - 1969
Description
Dr. Ray R. Eppert receiving an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from President James Miller at the June commencement 1961. A cropped version of the photograch appeared in the News Magazine of Western Michigan University, Vol. 19 No. 4. Eppert was president of the Burroughs Corporation.
Dr. E. Gifford Upjohn r...
1964-06
[Upjohn, Everett Giffor...
exwa_wmup_u-000365
 
Title
Dr. E. Gifford Upjohn receiving honorary degree at 1964 Commencement, Western Michigan University
Date
1964-06
Time Period
1960 - 1969
Description
Dr. Dale Faunce and Dr. Russell Seibert, WMU faculty, placing a doctoral hood on Dr. E. Gifford Upjohn as he receives honorary Doctor of Laws degree at WMU June Commencement 1964. A cropped version of the photograph appeared in the Western Michigan University Magazine, Vol. 22 No. 3. Dr. E. Gifford Upjohn served as a director of the National Citizens Committee of the World Health Organization and as national chairman of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers' Association. He served on the Governor's Citizen's Committee on Higher Education, was a member of the Kalamazoo County Board of Supervisors, the City Commission, was president of the Kalamazoo Community Chest and was president of the Kalamazoo Academy of Medicine. He was chairman of the board of the Upjohn Company of Kalamazoo.
President Paul Sangren ...
1951-06-16
[Sangren, Paul V. (Paul...
exwa_wmup_u-000366
 
Title
President Paul Sangren and honorary degree recipients at 1951 Commencement, Waldo Stadium, Western Michigan University
Date
1951-06-16
Time Period
1950 - 1959
Description
Dr. Paul Sangren and honorary degrees recipients L. C. Mohr, Theodore L. Brownyard, Cleo Hartwig, and Earl J. McGrath at Western Michigan College of Education Commencement, June 1951. Commencement speaker Dr. Earl J. McGrath, US commissioner of Education, was awarded a degree of Doctor of Laws. Miss Cleo Hartwig, nationally known sculptress and a graduate of Western Michigan College, received a degree of Master of Fine Arts. L. C. Mohr, superintendent of schools at South Haven, received a degree of Doctor of Education. Theodore L. Brownyard, chemist in the Bureau of Ordnance, Navy Department receive a Doctor of Science. The photograph appeared in the Summer 1951 Western Michigan College News Magazine Vol. 9 No. 4.
Class of 1945 graduates...
1945
exwa_wmup_u-000367
 
Title
Class of 1945 graduates lined up outside East Hall, Western Michigan University
Date
1945
Time Period
1940 - 1949
Description
Graduating students in academic regalia standing on the promenade on the east side of East Hall following 1945 commencement at Western Michigan College of Education. In the background are East Hall porticoes.
Governor George Romney ...
1965
Romney, George W., 1907...
exwa_wmup_u-000348
 
Title
Governor George Romney receiving Honorary Degree of Law, Western Michigan University
Date
1965
Time Period
1960 - 1969
Description
Michigan Governor George Romney addressing 1965 Commencement graduates at Western Michigan University. Romney received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.
Charles J. Scanlon, pre...
1964-06
Scanlon, Ch. J. (Charle...
exwa_wmup_u-000364
 
Title
Charles J. Scanlon, president of Federal Reserve Bank, speaking at 1964 Commencement, Western Michigan University
Date
1964-06
Time Period
1960 - 1969
Description
Charles J. Scanlon, president of the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago, giving the commencement address at the WMU graduation ceremony in June 1964. Scanlon also received an honorary degree of Doctor of Business Administration. In the background are the Oakland Gym and West Hall (later the Natural Science Building). Scanlon was fifth president of the Federal Reserve, serving from 1962 to 1970. In addition to his work at the Chicago Fed, Scanlon was an instructor of loans and credits at the Inter-Agency Bank Examination School in Washington, DC, and served as a consultant to the government of Liberia.
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