Commencement 2009 | Sunday, May 10, 2009 | John A. Carlson Center

Emeriti recipients


Mr. Jerah Chadwick

Professor of General and Developmental Studies, Emeritus

WHEREAS Mr. Jerah Chadwick has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching, research and public service from 1982 to 2008; and

WHEREAS Mr. Chadwick has worked to educate and inspire students in rural Alaska throughout his career, helping them develop writing skills that will serve them well through their future educational and professional lives; and has demonstrated exemplary command of his subject matter and extremely effective pedagogical approaches, insisting that all students work to their fullest potential while keeping them engaged through adroit application of his legendary sense of humor; and

WHEREAS Mr. Chadwick has brought recognition and respect to the University through his appointment as the 2004 – 2006 Alaska State Writer Laureate and through many publications of poetry and nonfiction that are highly regarded throughout Alaska and beyond; and has revealed to the world unique perspectives on the life and history of the Aleutian region through his ability to perceive the world around him with an exacting eye for detail; and

WHEREAS Mr. Chadwick has served the University and his region by serving on many University committees, championing the needs of rural students, assisting in community development and preservation projects, serving on boards that promote the wellness and intellectual life of his region, and bringing numerous well-known writers to the Interior-Aleutians Campus learning center in Unalaska, one of Alaska's most remote outposts;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Mr. Jerah Chadwick 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 Mr. Chadwick and as evidence of the University's desire that his identification with the University be maintained, hereby salutes the appointment of Mr. Jerah Chadwick as Professor of General and Developmental Studies, 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. Jerah Chadwick, and conveyed to Mr. Chadwick on this day of May 10, 2009.

 
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