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Haney, Richard Carlton / Campus cornerstones, University of Wisconsin--Whitewater : biographical sketches of the people for whom buildings & facilities are named


In his Forward
statement to
"A History of
Wisconsin State
University -
1868-1968," Cord
0. Wells, former
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H. Gaylon Greenhill
wrote, "When
history marches across the stage it inevitably
carries people with it." As Chancellor of the
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater in
1997, I have a true appreciation for those
words. I think, often, of the people who have
marched across the stage of our bit of history.
Other than in the memories and
achievements of students or associates or in
the archives of formal records what is there
to remind us of their significant
contributions? Rightfully, our university
name should be preceded with the names of
all faculty, staff members and others who
have served the university so loyally during
it's 129 years of existence. But that cannot be.
Through a deliberate process the names of
some of these people have been selected to
figure prominently in the gazetteer of
university place names. Each of the physical
facilities on campus reflects a stage in the
growth of our physical plant. Each of the
individuals for whom facilities have been
named reflects an outstanding service
rendered. I believe it is important that you
know of these people and of the
contributions they have made. For this
reason I have commissioned Professor
Richard Haney of the Department of History
to author the documentary "Campus
Cornerstones" at the University of
H. Gaylon Greenhill
Chancellor, UW-Whitewater
September 1997

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