Degree and emeriti recipients


Dr. David A. Stech

Professor of Music, Emeritus

WHEREAS Dr. David A. Stech has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching, research and public service from 1972 to 2007; and

WHEREAS Dr. Stech has invigorated his academic presentations through the application of modern technological advances to the teaching of centuries-old traditional music; and has inspired his students with his creativity and innovation such that he has thrice received the Excellence in Teaching Award from students in the College of Liberal Arts, and was the inaugural recipient of the Carol Feist Outstanding Advisor Award; and has further benefited students through his diligent attention to the revision and refinement of musical pedagogy, curriculum development and advising; and

WHEREAS Dr. Stech has established himself as a widely known expert on the works of organ composer Marcel Dupré through the careful research, transcription and reconstructions of many of his works; and has expanded the resources of his students and teaching colleagues through his exploration into the use of computer technology in teaching music skills and theory; and has shared the findings of this and other research through professional presentations and articles; and

WHEREAS Dr. Stech has devoted countless hours in service as a performer and composer; and has served as a referee and consultant for several organizations throughout the State and Nation; and has directed or organized many tours, visits, events and festivals in Alaska; and has ably served the University through his participation on numerous boards and committees, as well as serving as Chair of the Department of Music;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Dr. David A. Stech for his extensive contributions to both the State of Alaska and the University; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks, in further recognition of the invaluable services rendered by Dr. Stech and as evidence of the University’s desire that his identification with the University be maintained, hereby salutes the appointment of Dr. David A. Stech as Professor of Music, 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 Dr. David A. Stech, and conveyed to Dr. Stech on this day of May 13, 2007.

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