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Memoir

Garry R. Walz
Regent's Proceedings 147

Garry R. Walz, professor of education, will retire from active faculty status on December 31, 1992, after 31 years of service at the University of Michigan.

Professor Walz received his B.A degree in 1949, his M.A degree in 1950, and his Ph.D. degree in 1958, all from the University of Minnesota He served on the faculties of North Dakota State University from 1958-60, and Illinois State University from 1960-61. In 1961, he joined the faculty of the University of Michigan as an assistant professor; he was promoted to associate professor in 1964 and professor in 1969. Professor Walz was named director of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services in the School of Education in 1966.

In the School of Education, Professor Walz taught courses in guidance and counseling, research design methods, and human resource development; he also worked extensively with graduate students on their doctoral research. Since 1966, his work has centered on the ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. In directing this large project, he served as editor-in-chief of the publication program, represented the clearinghouse at conferences and conventions around the world, and assisted faculty and students in the School of Education in using the ERIC system to improve their research. During his career, Professor Walz was very active in professional organizations: he served as trustee and chair-elect of the American Foundation for Counseling and Development from 1989-92; chair of the OERI Task Force on ERIC and the Future from 1988-89; president of the American Personnel and Guidance Association from 1971-72; and president of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision from 1966-67. Professor Walz also published extensively in such publications as the Journal of Career Planning and Employment, the Journal of Counseling and Development and the Personnel and Guidance Journal. He received the Distinguished Scholar Award from Chi Sigma Iota in 1988 and the Kathleen and Gilbert Wrenn Humanitarian Award from the American Association for Counseling and Development in 1984.

The Regents now salute this distinguished educator by naming Garry R. Walz Professor Emeritus of Education.