MR. GREG OWENS

Associate Professor of Mathematics and Developmental Education, Emeritus

WHEREAS Mr. Greg Owens has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching and public service from 1987 to 2017; and

WHEREAS Mr. Owens taught mathematics and developmental mathematics, providing individualized attention and down-to-earth explanations, coaching his students to greater success than they could imagine for themselves; and served as the mathematics coordinator and then the academic coordinator of the Rural Alaska Honors Institute for more than thirty years, helping prepare high school students from rural communities to succeed in college; and

WHEREAS Mr. Owens has received several prestigious awards, including the Emil Usibelli Distinguished Teaching Award, the Robert Piacenza Award for Outstanding Teaching, the Dennis Demmert Appreciation and Recognition Award, and the Math and Science Incentive Award of the Engineering Information Foundation; and

WHEREAS Mr. Owens served in important professional and public service roles, including as a member of a University of Alaska statewide task force on developmental education and the Governor’s Advisory Task Force on Higher Education and Career Readiness;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Mr. Greg Owens for his extensive contributions to the State of Alaska and to the University; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks, in further recognition of the invaluable services rendered by Mr. Owens and as evidence of the University’s desire that his identification with the University be maintained, hereby salutes the appointment of Mr. Greg Owens as Associate Professor of Mathematics and Developmental Education, Emeritus; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be appropriately engrossed and signed by the Chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks as further evidence of the esteem and respect in which he holds Mr. Greg Owens, and conveyed to Mr. Owens on this 6th day of May, 2017.

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