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Francis Warren Dalton
Regents' Proceedings 426

FRANCIS WARREN DALTON, Professor of Vocational Education and Practical Arts in the School of Education and the Extension Service, entered upon his retirement at the end of the 1960-61 academic year. When he accepted his first appointment in the University as Lecturer in Industrial Education, he had already been active in state public education for more than twenty years, having served as school principal, director of continuation school, and Chief of the Trade and Industrial Division of the State Board for Vocational Education. He also held Executive's and Co-ordinator's Certificates in Trade and Industry Education and an "A" rating as Trade and Industrial Teacher for Michigan. His baccalaureate degree he had earned at Mount Pleasant, his doctorate-one of the first three granted here in his field-at Ann Arbor. He had further served as guest professor at summer sessions of Central Michigan College, Iowa State College, the University of Missouri, and Wayne University.

At The University of Michigan, which appointed him Associate Professor in 1954 and Professor in 1958, Professor Dalton taught courses in his specialty, served on advanced-degree committees and accreditation teams, and organized conferences and institutes. He continued his professional consultations with teachers and school officials and with persons supervising programs of vocational education in penal institutions. Much of his time was devoted to the inservice training of vocational teachers in the western part of Michigan. His charges, whom he was always glad to visit and counsel in their own shops, repaid him with warm respect and affection.

The Regents of the University express to him a gratitude, which they know to be widely shared and cordially extend all privileges of the rank which they now confer: Professor Emeritus of Vocational Education and Practical Arts.