2009 In Memoriam
During the Second World War, CIO President Philip Murray assigned Emery Bacon, a member of the international union's staff, to develop with the War Manpower Commission programs for the settlement of disputes within the steel industry. A nation-wide program known as Union Job Relations resulted.
Barry L. Cobb
Barry Cobb has provided the vision and the leadership to Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) for more than 20 years. His vision and leadership have enabled DANTES to provide education services to hundreds of thousands of military service men and women assisting them in achieving their personal and professional goals.
William D. Dowling
William D. Dowling is recognized by his colleagues, community, and graduate students as an extraordinary educator. These students and the next generation of adult educators they influence are a continuing legacy of his leadership and dedication to continued learning.
James F. Nickerson
In 1973 James F. Nickerson was asked to set up the four-year Servicemen's Opportunity Colleges consortium. He had a solid philosophical background in adult education and a firm way of dealing with college and university chancellors and presidents.
Franz Pöggeler, PhD, has been a distinguished pioneer of adult and continuing education both in Germany and in Europe since after the Second World War. He is one of the founders of andragogy/adult education as a scholarly discipline in Europe, and he engaged in the study of adult education as early as 1945.