Distinguished Service Medallion 1974

MIRIAM A. SHELDEN

Miss Shelden retired in 1973 from the University as Dean of Student Personnel and Associate Chancellor for Affirmative Action, Urbana-Champaign, after 26 years of service to the University. The Medallion was awarded to Miss Shelden at the Urbana-Champaign commencement.

DAVID DODDS HENRY

President and Distinguished Professor of Higher Education Emeritus, he served as President of the University for 16 years (1955-1971) and retired from the University in 1974. The Medallion was awarded to Dr. Henry at the Chicago Circle commencement.

HAROLD E. (RED) GRANGE

Former trustee, football player, sports announcer, and businessman, his Medallion was awarded at a football game on October 19, 1974.

 

Board of Trustees Minutes
March 20, 1974

Miriam A. Shelden
David D. Henry
Harold E. (Red) Grange

 

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR AWARD OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDALLION

Upon reconvening, Mr. Swain, Chairman of the Committee for the Trustees Distinguished Service Medallion Award, presented the following recommendations:

  1. On July 18, 1973, the Trustees Distinguished Service Medallion was created to recognize those individuals whose contributions to the growth and development of the University of Illinois, through extraordinary service or significant benefaction, have been of unusual significance.

In accordance with the terms of the establishment of the award, a Distinguished Service Medallion Committee, consisting of five trustees, was appointed by the President of the Board to receive nominations, formulate rules of procedure, and make recommendations to the Board. The Committee now recommends as the first recipients of the Trustees Distinguished Service Medallion the following individuals:

1.   Miss Miriam A. Shelden, who served the University in many capacities for 26 years, leaving the University's active service in 1973 as Dean of Student Personnel and Associate Chancellor for Affirmative Action at Urbana — the award to be conferred on the occasion of Commencement at the Urbana-Champaign campus, May 19, 1974.

2.   Dr. David D. Henry, who retired as President of the University in 1971 after serving in that capacity for 16 years — the award to be conferred on the occasion of Commencement at the Chicago Circle campus on June 9, 1974.

3.   Mr. Harold E. (Red) Grange, former Trustee, legendary figure in Illinois football, sports announcer, and businessman—the award to be conferred on the occasion of the Illinois-Michigan State football game on October 19, 1974.

Presented by the Committee for the Trustees Distinguished Service Medallion Award:
Timothy W. Swain, Chairman        William D. Forsyth, Jr.
George W. Howard III                     Ralph C. Hahn
Jane Hayes Rader

On motion of Mr. Swain, these recommendations were adopted unanimously.