Honoring Joe Straley, Professor of Physics Emeritus

RESOLUTION OF THE EMPLOYEE FORUM
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL

October 5 , 2005

 

WHEREAS, the Mission of the Employee Forum is to address constructively the concerns of the Employees of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and

WHEREAS, these concerns include the recognition and honor of those members of our community who exemplify our highest ideals; and

WHEREAS, Joe Straley was born into rural poverty in Paulding, Ohio; and

WHEREAS, Joe Straley worked his way through Bowling Green State University and Ohio State University, earning his Phd in physics; and

WHEREAS, Joe Straley joined the faculty of UNC Chapel Hill in 1947, retiring from the Department of Physics in 1980; and

WHEREAS, Joe Straley was a founder of the Community Church of Chapel Hill in 1953; and

WHEREAS, Joe Straley received the Pegram Award for Excellence in Teaching of Physics in 1972; and

WHEREAS, Joe Straley served as Chapel Hill Town Councilman from 1979-1982; and

WHEREAS, Joe Straley, throughout his ninety years, was a tireless advocate for peace, security, freedom and justice for all people; and

WHEREAS, Joe Straley died on September 21, 2005

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Employee Forum honor the life and work of Joe Straley and Lucy Straley, his devoted wife of 66 years.

Signed on behalf of the Employee Forum,

 

Tommy Griffin, Chair

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