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Oral history interview with Richard E. Grace, 2008 May. 29

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TitleOral history interview with Richard E. Grace, 2008 May. 29
IntervieweeGrace, Richard E.
InterviewerMarkee, Katherine
Purdue ID NumberPOH0708076(Grace)
Date RecordedMay 29, 2008
Abstract of InterviewRichard E. Grace graduated from Purdue in 1951. He discusses the early years, education, and his appointment at Purdue in 1954 as Assistant Professor of Metallurgical Engineering. During his Purdue tenure, he held a number of administrative posts such as Head of the School of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering [1965-1972], Head of the division of Interdisciplinary Studies [1969 -1981], Head of the Department of freshman Engineering and Assistant Dean of Engineering [1981-1987], Vice President for Student Services [1987-1995], Director of Undergraduate Studies Program [1995-2000]. Grace discusses the changes the university has gone through. He has been the recipient of many awards including the Centennial Medallion from American Society for Engineering Education, Linton E. Grinter Distinguished Service Award, from ABET and Distinguished Service Award.
SubjectsGrace, Richard E.--Interviews
Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae
Purdue University--Faculty
Purdue University. School of Engineering
Engineers
Genre (AAT)interviews
oral history (document genres)
video recordings
Media Typevideo
Original Formatvideo
Duration58 min.
CollectionPurdue University Oral History Program Collection
RepositoryPurdue University Libraries, Karnes Archives and Special Collections
RightsCopyright Purdue University. All rights reserved.
URI ark:/34231/c6z0376w
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