Millersville University, Faculty Senate

Attachment 1
Faculty Senate Minutes
7 October 1997

WHEREAS LeonaFrances Woskowiak has announced her retirement from the Music Faculty of Millersville University after 24 years of service; and

WHEREAS she has helped develop numerous students into fine musicians and educators through her excellent teaching in methods courses, student teacher supervision, private instruction, courses for the general student and as director of the Chanteurs; and

WHEREAS she has been a major force in curriculum development by creating and designing both the Cadet Teaching Program and the Preparatory Program;

WHEREAS she has brought great honor to the university and service to the community through her leadership roles in the Music Educators National Conference as state representative in the special learner area, the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association as state chairman of the Curriculum/Instruction and Early Childhood/Special Learner committees and her serving on the executive board; and

WHEREAS she has continually fostered the inclusion of the arts in education through her work for the Pennsylvania Department of Education as special appointee to the Pennsylvania Assessment Through Themes committee, the State Regulations for Teacher Certification committee, the Outcomes Based Education committee, and especially her co-authorship of the state document on Requirements in the Arts for Students Who Will Become Elementary Teachers; and

WHEREAS she has faithfully served the university as department chairman for twelve years, acting Dean of Humanities/Social Sciences, Assistant Dean of Humanities/Social Sciences, faculty senator, on numerous campus-wide and departmental committees; and

WHEREAS she has achieved national and regional recognition as a composer and performer through her selection as 1996 Woman Composer of the Year by the National Federation of Music Clubs, her being commissioned by the Choristers Guild of America to write a work for them, her performances with the Beam/Woskowiak Duo Piano Team at two national conferences featuring women artists in Kansas City, MO and in Buffalo, NY where her Suite for Two Pianos was premiered; and

WHEREAS she has contributed generously to the musical life of the university and community through her roles as a soloist and accompanist on numerous faculty recitals, her guest conducting at Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District festivals and Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association Piano Festivals, as church organist and choir director, as president of Musical Arts Society, as composition judge for the National Federation of Music Clubs, and as clinician for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association and Music Educators National Conference;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Music Faculty of Millersville University thank and congratulate Dr. Woskowiak for her diverse contributions to the life of the university and music education; and further

BE IT RESOLVED that we remain ever inspired by her pursuit of high scholarly achievements, tireless dedication, and concern for humanity; and

BE IT RESOLVED that we wish her much continued success, joy, music making, and other pleasures of life that her retirement will brig her; and finally

BE IT RESOLVED that the Music Department recommends that Dr. LeonaFrances Woskowiak be granted the rank of Professor Emeritus.

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