The University Record, November 9, 1998


Fowler receives Purdy Service Award

Pamela W. Fowler, director of the Office of Financial Aid, received the Alan W. Purdy Distinguished Service Award from the Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA). Presented annually, the Purdy Award is MASFAA’s highest award. Fowler received the award for outstanding contributions to the financial aid profession and the goals of MASFAA.

Fowler also has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Michigan Student Financial Aid Association (MSFAA) and a Faculty Recognition Certificate from Eastern Michigan University.

Staff publish genetic counseling book

A Guide to Genetic Counseling, a book devoted to the principles and practices of genetic counseling, has been published by Wiley-Liss. The book’s three authors are Diane Baker, lecturer in human genetics and in epidemiology, and Jane Schuette and Wendy Uhlmann, both genetic counselors.

Seven faculty listed in Who’s Who

Seven University instuctors are included in the fifth edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, a listing determined by former students who are listed in The National Dean’s List. Faculty listed are Dianna Szczur Campbell, lecturer II in English; Eugene Harold Cordes, professor of medicinal chemisty; Frieda Ekotto, assistant professor of French; Billy Joe Evans, professor of chemistry; Helen Maurer Fox, lecturer III in English; Beth Eliot Genne, assistant professor of art history; Kenneth Grant Powell, associate professor of aerospace engineering; and J. David Singer, professor of political science.

Mercer honored by dietetic association

Nelda Mercer, director of community nutrition education programs at the Health System and developer of M-Fit consumer education programs and publications, received the American Dietetic Association’s Anita Owen Recognition Award for Innovative Nutrition Programs for the Public. The award, given annually since 1991, recognizes excellence in innovative and unique methods of delivering food, nutrition and dietetic information and services to the public.

Mercer co-authored The M-Fit Grocery Shopping Guide based on her experiences in providing nutrition counseling at the cardiology clinic. The book has grown to include more than 12,000 brand name foods with nutritional information and a ranking of best to occasional choices.

Freed receives ATPM grant

Gary L. Freed, professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, has had his “Vaccine Information Program” funded by the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine (ATPM). Freed’s grant came through the ATPM/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cooperative Agreeement. ATPM is a national professional association dedicated to advancing health promotion and disease prevention through the education of physicians and other health professionals.

Tropman publishes new book

The Management of Ideas in the Creating Organization by John E. Tropman, professor of social work, has been published by Quorum Books.

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