The History Department's Nomination of Dr. Jack R. Fischel to be Granted the Honorary Title of Professor of History Emeritus
Whereas Professor Jack R. Fischel retired in December 2002 after thirty-seven years of service to Millersville University, and
Whereas Dr. Fischel provided excellent leadership and service to the History Department as the departmental chair from 1985 until his retirement, and
Whereas Dr. Fischel was the editor of the Congress Monthly from 1999 to 2002, and
Whereas Dr. Fischel received the "Excellence in Teaching Award" for Millersville University in 1976-1977, and
Whereas Dr. Fischel Received the "Distinguished Service Award" from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1977-1978, and
Whereas Dr. Fischel received the "Human Relations Award" from the National Conference of Christians and Jews in 1978, and
Whereas Dr. Fischel was the Director of the "Holocaust Workshop for Teachers" sponsored by the National Endowment of the Humanities in 1996-1997, and
Whereas Dr. Fischel has published twenty-nine articles in scholarly journals, and
Whereas Dr. Fischel has reviewed over three hundred-fifty scholarly books for journals, and
Whereas Dr. Fischel has delivered numerous scholarly papers at academic conferences, and
Whereas Dr. Fischel has advanced historical knowledge by his editing and publishing a dozen books on the Holocaust, and
Whereas Dr. Fischel has made significant contributions to awareness of the Holocaust and brought the university national recognition by his founding the Millersville annual conference in 1980, his attracting internationally known scholars and concerned citizens to the university to speak at the conference, and his unflagging ongoing commitment to continue and develop the conference, and
Whereas Dr. Fischel has provided exemplary service in a wide range of community activities. Among these have been his work in the promotion of interfaith relations, his commitment to teach the inmates in the county prison, and numerous historical lectures he has presented to groups of elder citizens.
Therefore be it resolved that Dr. Jack R. Fischel be granted the honorary title of Professor of History Emeritus.