In Memoriam

February 28, 2012


August “Jerry” Benson

Professor Emeritus died Nov. 24, 2011 at age 94. Benson advised foreign students and scholars at MSU and worked in the College of Education from 1969 to 1983. He also received his MA (’59) and Ph.D. (’69) in guidance and personnel services from the college.


J. Bruce Burke
Professor Emeritus of teacher education died Aug. 10, 2011 at age 77. Burke was on the faculty from 1964 to 1999 and served as assistant dean for outreach programs. He directed the Graduate Studies in Education Overseas program, which helped make the college a leader in international academic programs, specifically in France and Thailand.


Sally McClintock
Lifelong educator and international education advocate (MA ’75, Ed.S. ’87) died Oct. 28, 2011 at age 72. McClintock was well-known at MSU for founding LATTICE (Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross-cultural Education), an organization that supports connections between K-12 teachers and international scholars at the university.


James L. Page
Professor Emeritus died Nov. 9, 2011 at age 90. He was a faculty member in the College of Education from 1957 through 1985.



Harris Beeman

Professor Emeritus of intramural sports died May 15, 2011 at age 90. Beeman joined the staff in 1947 and retired in 1987.