Academic journal article Honors in Practice

Dedication

Academic journal article Honors in Practice

Dedication

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Since 1970, when he became Director of the Honors Program at Boise State University, Bill Mech has been a central figure in honors. He went to Idaho after receiving his B.S at Washington State University and his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois in mathematics. He remained dedicated to his discipline, chairing the Department of Mathematics at BSU for five years while also entering the interdisciplinary world of honors. After serving in the sequence of offices that includes the presidency of NCHC, he became the epicenter of national honors as Executive Secretary/Treasurer of NCHC from 1987 to 1996. During his tenure in this position, the NCHC experienced unprecedented growth in membership and complexity. Bill's tall and stately presence was a focal point of every national conference as well as the ever-expanding number of committee meetings throughout each year. He also welcomed the NCHC officers to his campus and his home in Boise every January, where fog and snow typically threatened to make them permanent residents. …

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