University of Southern Indiana

Honorary Degrees 1975-1979

May 8, 1975 - (Commencement)

No Photo Edward Ernest Fritz
Retired President, Chayse-Virginia Corporation
Active in Development of Dental Education Programs
Doctor of Laws 
No Photo Reverend Manfred Henry Frederick Haas
Minister of United Church of Christ, Evansville
Dedicated Civic Worker
Doctor of Humanities 
No Photo D. Bailey Merrill
Senior partner in Evansville law firm Merrill, Schroeder, and Johnson
Civil Leader
Doctor of Civil Law 
Alan Rankin Alan Carson Rankin (speaker)
President, Indiana State University
Doctor of Humanities 

May 8, 1976 - (Commencement)

No Photo

Rolland Merrel Eckels
Director of Public Relations, Mead Johnson and Company
Executive Vice President, Southern Indiana Higher Education, Inc.
Doctor of Laws 

No Photo Malcolm Winston Fuhrer
Retired businessman, Fuhrer-Ford Milling Company
Mt. Vernon Community Leader
Doctor of Laws 
No Photo H. Byron Hubbard
Chairman of the Board, Evansville Sheet Metal Works
Community Leader in Governmental Affairs
Doctor of Laws 

May 7, 1977 - (Commencement)

No Photo Arlene Bronstein
President, Southern Independent Oil and Refining Company
Cultural and Civil Leader
Doctor of Laws 
Richard Brumfield Richard M. Brumfield
Retired Indiana Businessman, Potter and Brumfield
Princeton, Indiana
Doctor of Laws 
No Photo Virgil Alfred Clift (speaker)
Professor Emeritus, New York University
Editor, Encyclopedia of Black America
Doctor of Humanities 
No Photo Alexander Leich
Vice President-Treasurer, Charles Leich and Company, retired
Evansville area Cultural and Civic Leader 
Doctor of Humanities 

May 13, 1978 - (Commencement)

No Photo George Ashworth
Former Superintendent of the Metropolitan School District of Mt. Veron, Indiana
Doctor of Laws 
Robert Fair Robert James Fair
President Pro Tem of the Indiana Senate
President, Indiana State Bar Association
Doctor of Civil Law 
Russell Loyd Russell G. Lloyd (speaker)
Mayor, City of Evansville
Doctor of Civil Law 
No Photo William Henry Miller
Judge, Vanderburgh Circuit Court
Doctor of Civil Law 

May 12, 1979 - (Commencement)

No Photo William Robert Burleigh (speaker)
Former editor of The Evansville Press
Editor of The Cincinnati Post
Doctor of Laws 
Edwin Elliot Edwin Donald Elliott
Vice President of Personnel, Mead Johnson and Company
President of USI Foundation
Doctor of Laws 
No Photo John Bennett Elliott
Member and Officer of Harmonie Associates
Doctor of Laws 
No Photo Josephine Mirabella Elliott
Retired Educator and Active Leader in the Historical Preservation of New Harmony, Indiana
Doctor of Laws 
No Photo Wiliam Lee Hitch
Southern Indiana Businessman
Former Indiana State University Trustee
Doctor of Laws 

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