Richardville sponsors resolution to highlight importance of graduate education in Michigan
LANSING ― The Michigan Senate adopted a resolution Tuesday sponsored by Sen. Randy Richardville highlighting the importance of graduate education to Michigan’s economy and quality of life.
Senate Resolution 36 designates April 20-24, 2009 as Michigan Graduate Education Week
“Having received a Masters in Management degree from Aquinas College, I can personally attest to the value of higher education,” said Richardville, R-Monroe. “Graduate educators and students are a significant part of the teaching and research conducted at Michigan colleges and universities. They provide knowledge and skills that are essential for helping state residents become productive, creative and innovative workers.”
Richardville today presented the resolution to Deb de Laski-Smith, Ph.D., interim dean of Eastern Michigan University’s Graduate School. The presentation was part of a Michigan Graduate Education Day celebration held at the state Capitol. Graduate students from colleges and universities across Michigan participated in the event.
“Graduate programs educate and prepare students for many important careers,” Richardville said. “The programs provide advanced and highly skilled training that will be critical as we transition into a knowledge-based economy.”
Also during the presentation, Dean deLaski-Smith, on behalf of the Michigan Council of Graduate Deans, presented Richardville with an award for his continued support of graduate education in Michigan.
Editor’s note: Photographs of Sen. Richardville at the Michigan Graduate Education Day celebration are available on the Senate Majority Photowire.
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009
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