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Gary Mathews honored by athletic association

Dec. 10, 2006

KALAMAZOO--The All American Football Foundation presented its 2005-06 Outstanding Faculty Athletic Representative Award to Gary Mathews, professor and interim director of Western Michigan University's School of Social Work.

Mathews was honored in September at a black tie dinner at the Chicago Athletic Club. He completed a three-year term in June as chair of the WMU Athletic Board and faculty athletic representative.

A faculty member since 1976, Mathews has served on a broad range of campus committees and been a longtime advocate of campus wellness initiatives. He was president of the WMU AAUP chapter twice and earned the University's Distinguished Service Award in 2003. His long list of scholarly credits includes dozens of peer-reviewed or juried publications and service as managing editor of the Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare.

Mathews has a bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati, a Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University, and a doctoral degree from Western Michigan University.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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