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S.Res.35 - A resolution honoring Miami University for its 200 years of commitment to public higher education.
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Whereas article III of the Northwest Ordinance, enacted by the Second Continental Congress in 1787, states that: ‘Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.’;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas Miami University is the birthplace of the ‘McGuffey Eclectic Readers’, written by William Holmes McGuffey, who was known as ‘School Master to the Nation’ and who wrote and complied the first 4 such readers while a Miami University faculty member;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas Miami University is a university committed to empowering its students, faculty, and staff to become engaged citizens who use their knowledge and skills with integrity and compassion to improve the future of our global society;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas Miami University is known as the ‘Mother of Fraternities’, as it is the Alpha Chapter for 5 National Greek organizations: Beta Theta Pi, Sigma Chi, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Tau, and Delta Zeta;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas Miami University has more than 150,000 living alumni who reside in every State in the Nation and numerous countries throughout the world, where they contribute significantly to their local and global communities;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas Miami University ranks forty-fourth among all schools for producing Peace Corps volunteers since the inception of the Peace Corps and is ranked seventh on the Peace Corps’ 2009 list of the top 25 volunteer-producing, medium-sized schools in the Nation, with 39 alumni currently serving as volunteers and a total of 809 Miami alumni having served as volunteers since the inception of the Peace Corps in 1961;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas Miami University alumni have a history of service to the United States and include a President of the United States, the Honorable Benjamin Harrison; 9 United States Senators, including one sitting Senator, the Honorable Maria Cantwell of Washington; 31 United States Representatives, including two sitting Members, the Honorable Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and the Honorable Steve Driehaus of Ohio, and a former Speaker of the House; the parents of a First Lady; the grandparents of a President; 6 Governors; 11 United States Generals; 6 United States Ministers to foreign governments; and 1 United States Ambassador;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas Miami University has enriched our Nation in the arts, humanities, and sciences through students and alumni who have reached the pinnacle of their professions, such as a United States Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winners, a National Teacher of the Year, National Institutes of Health Fellows, National Science Foundation award recipients, National Endowment of the Arts awardees, and renowned journalists;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas Miami University is known as the ‘Cradle of Coaches’ for the unparalleled number of nationally prominent collegiate and professional coaches it has produced, 18 of whom have been recognized as national coaches of the year, including Paul Brown (Cleveland Browns), Walter ‘Smokey’ Alston (Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers), Woody Hayes (Ohio State University), Bo Schembechler (University of Michigan), and Vicki Korn (Miami University);CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas Miami University has created a ‘Culture of Champions’, an environment that teaches student athletes to excel in their chosen endeavors, and which led students to earn distinctions that include a National Football League Rookie of the Year, National Football League Super Bowl Champions, National Basketball Association World Champions, National Hockey League Stanley Cup Champions, Major League Baseball World Series Champions, and Olympic gold medalists;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas Miami University has contributed to the economic growth of the United States through the education of men and women who have gone on to lead some of our most august corporations such as AT&T, Proctor & Gamble, the J.M. Smucker Company, and United Parcel Service of America; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas Miami University is the largest employer in Butler County, Ohio, with an economic impact of over $1,000,000,000 per year to the State of Ohio: Now, therefore, be itCommentsClose CommentsPermalink