Academic journal article Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council

John Grady

Academic journal article Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council

John Grady

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John Grady is the ideal person to whom we might dedicate an issue of JNCHC devoted to the theme "Honors Culture." He not only exemplifies honors culture but has helped to create it for almost four decades. On the full-time faculty in the economics department at LaSalle College (now University) since 1960, John was appointed Director of the Honors Program in 1969, a position he has held ever since. He attended his first annual NCHC meeting in New Orleans in October of 1969, and its student-centered culture made NCHC a lifetime commitment for him. He has attended all but two national conferences since then, and he hosted the 1983 and 2006 conferences in his beloved Philadelphia. He also was one of the four original organizers of the Northeast Regional Honors Council in 1971 and hosted their annual conference in 1976 and 1996. In addition to serving on virtually every major NCHC committee, leading and presenting conference sessions, and serving as an official and unofficial consultant to countless honors educators, John has initiated many of NCHC's most significant initiatives. …

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