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Stanley E. Dimond
Regents' Proceedings 1324

STANLEY E. DIMOND, whose career spans twenty-one years in the Detroit public schools and twenty-one in the University's School of Education, has retired from the active faculty at the end of the term just concluded, at the age of sixty-six.

Professor Dimond entered college here in 1923 and was graduated with a superior record in 1927. Subsequently pursuing graduate study here, at the University of Chicago, and at Northwestern, he earned a master's degree and a doctorate, both from Michigan, in 1929 and 1943 respectively. In the meantime he was gaining a rich and varied practical experience in the public schools: as a teacher and department chairman at Redford High School, as supervisor and, later, director of social studies for the Detroit public school system, and as director of the Detroit Citizenship Education Study. During the years after 1937, he also taught occasionally at Wayne State University. In 1950 he accepted an appointment as Professor of Education here.

At Michigan, Professor Dimond confirmed his authority in the fields of curriculum and social studies. Through his teaching, writing, and academic advising, he suggested means by which these studies could be kept timely and pertinent in local communities, earning accolades for his imaginative practicality from students and peers alike. He was the author of Schools and the Development of Good Citizens, co-author of texts on civics and American government, social studies editor of the J. B. Lippincott Company, and an officer and committeeman of national organizations. Among his honors and awards were the presidency of the National Council for the Social Studies and, in 1970, the distinguished service award of the Michigan Council for Social Studies.

Within his School, Professor Dimond served on the Executive Committee for more than half of his twenty-one-year tenure, and contributed significantly to graduate education and advanced programs of educational research. His further duties included terms on the Executive Board of the Graduate School and the Senate Advisory Committee. In 1966, the University fittingly conferred on him its Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award.

Professor Dimond has won many tokens of esteem from his students and fellows. Now, as they appoint him Professor Emeritus of Education, the Regents of the University tender him their own respectful gratitude for his long fidelity, together with their best wishes for his personal happiness.