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Memoir

Sydney E. Bernard
Regents' Proceedings 222

Sydney E. Bernard, professor of social work, will retire from active faculty status on May 31, 1991, after 27 years of service to the University of Michigan.

Professor Bernard obtained his A.B. and M.S.W. degrees from the University of Michigan in 1950 and 1952, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree from Brandeis University in 1965. He joined the faculty of the School of Social Work in 1964 as an assistant professor; he was promoted to associate professor in 1966 and to professor in 1970.

Professor Bernard gained recognition as an expert on values and ethics issues in the social work profession, as well as issues related to dependency and public welfare. In the latter stages of his academic career, he focused much of his attention on conflict resolution and public policy issues. He served on numerous dissertation committees, school and University committees, and consulted with a number of public and voluntary social service organizations. Professor Bernard's retirement marks the departure of one of the most devoted members of the faculty of the School of Social Work.

The Regents now salute this faculty member by naming Sydney E. Bernard Professor Emeritus of Social Work.