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Milan Marich, associate professor of education, School of Education,
will retire from active faculty status on June 30, 1997.
Professor Marich received his A.B. degree in 1954, his M.A. degree in
1957, and his Ph.D. degree in 1970, all from the University of Michigan. He
taught social studies at University High School in Ann Arbor from 1956-67.
Between 1959 and 1970, he also taught part-time as an instructor or lecturer
for both the School of Education and the University Extension Service. He
was appointed assistant professor of education in 1970 and was promoted to
associate professor in 1974.
Professor Marich excelled as a teacher and advisor. He taught
undergraduate courses in both elementary and secondary social studies
education and, at the graduate level, research in social studies. His students
at University High School elected him Outstanding Teacher, and he
continued that excellence throughout his college teaching career, receiving
the State of Michigan Teaching Excellence Award in 1990. His recent work
with the school's MAC (Master's Degree with Certification) Program
provided intensive, quality instruction and advisement to graduate students.
Over the years, Professor Marich served with distinction on many School of
Education and University-wide committees, and for the past three years he
has served as a member of the Senate Assembly.
Professor Marich participated as both member and officer in
numerous national and state professional organizations, among them the
National Council for the Social Studies (from which he received the
Distinguished Service Award in 1981), the American Educational Research
Association, the Michigan Council for the Social Studies (from which he
received the State of Michigan Social Studies Educator of the Year Award in
1988), the Michigan Association of Teacher Educators, and Phi Delta
Kappa. Over the years, Professor Marich has participated in numerous
workshops and seminars and has consulted broadly with schools and
organizations throughout the state. He continues to work with the
Consortium for Cross-Cultural Research, which produced his most recent
publication in Comparative Education.
The Regents now salute this faculty member by naming Milan Marich
associate professor emeritus of education.