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Memoir

Don K. Harrison
Regent's Proceedings 391

Don K. Harrison, professor of education, School of Education, will retire from active faculty status on August 31, 1997, following 28 years of service.

Professor Harrison received his B.A. degree from North Carolina Central University in 1953; his M.A. degree in 1958 and his M.A. equivalent in clinical psychology in 1962, both from Wayne State University; and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1972. From 1958-63, he was a rehabilitation counselor for the Michigan Rehabilitation Service; from 1963-66, he was a psychologist with the Veterans Administration, first in Cleveland and then in Washington, D.C. Professor Harrison worked for Michigan Rehabilitation again from 1966-67 and for Northern Systems Company from 1967-69. He joined the University of Michigan in 1969 as assistant director and research associate of the ERIC Counseling and Personnel Information Center. He was appointed assistant professor in 1972, associate professor in 1976, and professor in 1982.

Within the School of Education, Professor Harrison taught courses in special education, teacher education, and counselor education and chaired a substantial number of doctoral committees. From 1976-82, he served as director of the Rehabilitation Research Institute; from 1981-83, he chaired the school's Counselor Education Program; and from 1975-85, he directed the Rehabilitation Counselor Education program.

Professor Harrison's service record is extensive and includes membership on numerous school and university wide committees. Professor Harrison served as a member of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Rehabilitation, Michigan Department of Education, 1988-90, and is a continuing member, since 1986, of the Advisory Council on Rehabilitation Counselor Education at Michigan State University. He has served on the board of directors of the Michigan Association for Retarded Children, the Michigan Rehabilitation Association, and the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association, Michigan Chapter. Professor Harrison has conducted numerous academic program reviews and evaluations in the areas of rehabilitation counseling and guidance and counseling and has an extensive record of publications, scholarly presentations, and training seminars.

The Regents now salute this faculty member by naming Don K. Harrison professor emeritus of education.