Dedication: Herbert Lasky

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Dedication: Herbert Lasky


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Famous as the Frequent Flyer of NCHC, Herbert Lasky was an influential member of the National Collegiate Honors Council for almost twenty-five years. Having received his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in history from New York University, and having taught at NYU, Queen's College, and Hunter College, in 1966 Herb started his thirty-eight-year career at Eastern Illinois University, where he chaired just about every major university committee at one time or other. He founded the honors program at EIU in 1981 and later became founding dean of the EIU Honors College. He started occupying chairs in the NCHC in 1990 when he became chair of the Finance Committee, a position he maintained until 1996 when he was elected to the sequence of NCHC offices: vice president, president-elect, president, and past president. During the 1990s, he also took charge of the printing and distribution of Forum for Honors, the precursor of JNCHC, and he served on the Publications Board and numerous conference planning committees, chairing the committee that planned the 1997 conference in Atlanta. …

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