Millersville University, Faculty Senate
Attachment B
Faculty Senate Minutes
April 3, 2001

Resolution for Faculty Emerita
Status for
Dr. Betty J. Finney
Whereas Dr. Betty Finney has, for a total of 55 years, taught and served as a role model for thousands of students-graduate, undergraduate, senior high, junior high and elementary - and has mentored and inspired untold numbers of faculty and community members during her 33 years of service in the, Department of Psychology at Millersville University of which she has seed as Chair, Acting Chair, and Assistant Chair, and

Whereas Dr. Betty Finney played key roles in the establishment of the graduate programs in Clinical and School Psychology, in the development of the Psychology Department's undergraduate major, and in the identification of and assistance to Millersville University students with Learning disabilities, and

 Whereas Dr. Betty Finney taught s total of 27 courses at Millersville University and initiated and developed field placement for undergraduate Psychology majors and internship experiences for Psychology graduate students in 75 community agencies with which she established and maintained long-term relationships, and

Whereas Dr. Betty Finney was honored with numerous awards including the Benjamin Rush Award by the Lancaster Medical Society, the Millersville University Exceptional Educator of the Year by the Department of Special Education, the Jean Royer Kohr Award, the National Episcopal Church Woman- Diocese of Central Pennsylvania Award, the Diocesan Faith and Hope Award for Outstanding Ministry in the AIDS Epidemic and the Distinguished Alumna Award by the Case Western Reserve University, and

Whereas Dr. Betty Finney's selfless community AIDS-related educational and advocacy efforts were acknowledged through the naming of the Betty Finney House in her honor, and

Whereas Dr. Betty Finney's distinguished record of community service and encouragement of participation of Psychology students in the mental health delivery system was honored by the Psychology Department through the establishment in 1997 of the Betty J Finney Community Service Award, which annually given to senior psychology majors who demonstrate outstanding community service relevant to the field of psychology, and

Whereas Dr. Betty Finney served as a member of the Board of four community agencies- Hospice of Lancaster County, Lancaster Council of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, United way, and the Betty Finney House, and

Whereas Dr. Betty Finney continues her exemplary service to the community as an honorary Board member of the Betty Finney House a committee member of Lancaster County Community Development Block Grants, an Ombudsman for the office of Aging, a Disaster Mental Health Worker for the American Red Cross and Critical Incident Stress Debriefer for Lancaster Emergency Management, and

Whereas Dr. Betty Finney is licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the private Clinical Practice of Psychology and certified in Pennsylvania as a school Psychologist, and

 Whereas all of Dr. Betty Finney's aforementioned qualifications an superseded by the pride and fulfillment she derives from her four children, her eight grandchildren, and her two great-grandchildren,

 Therefore be it resolved that the Psychology Faculty of Millersville University thank and congratulate Dr. Finney for her enhancement of life both at Millersville University and within the Lancaster County community and wish her much happiness and continued success, and

Be it further resolved that Dr. Betty J. Finney be granted the title of Professor of Psychology Emerita.


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