The University Record, October 29, 1997
Proposal Savvy: Creating Successful Proposals for Media Projects (Sage 1996) by Elise K. Parsigian has received the Renaissance Award of Excellence from the International Association of Business Communicators. The organization annually "acknowledges the highest level of excellence and professionalism among business communicators." Parsigian is a research scholar at the Center of Armenian Research, Studies and Publication at U-M-Dearborn.
Frank Wayman, professor of political science at U-M-Dearborn, has been named president of the Research Club for a two-year term, 1997-99. The group organizes and sponsors a series of lectures and helps select the Russel Lecturer, the highest honor the University bestows on a senior member of the faculty. Wayman's research interests focus on the causes of wars, the roots of military dictatorships, the influence of campaign contributions on Congress and factors influencing voters in American presidential elections.
Fred Remley, founder of WCBN radio, was honored by the radio station for his 50 years of contributions to campus radio. During his freshman year in college, Remley and his roommates rigged together a broadcast station from their West Quad dorm room which, after many incarnations, became WCBN, 88.3 FM. Remley served on the WCBN Board of Directors in 1974-88.
William L. Griffin, Mail Services, has been certified by the Mail Systems Management Association as a Mail and Distribution Systems Manager. The certification process involves evaluation of work experiences and management expertise, past and current activities in other organizations, peer review and passing an extensive three-hour examination. Griffin also signed a Professional Code of Ethics committing to the high standards of professional conduct important to the modern mail services organization.