WHEREAS Agnes G. Doody, Professor of Communication Studies and a member of the University of Rhode Island faculty for 45 years, is formally retiring at the completion of the academic year, 2002-2003,
WHEREAS Professor Agnes G. Doody has taught for a total of 50 years in higher education and has consistently been recognized for her impact on students. She is the recipient of the URI Teaching Excellence Award (1980), the URI-EMBA Teaching Excellence Award (1990), the Teachers of Teaching Recognition from the National Communication Association (1994), and the Edward R. Tufts Award for Distinguished Service in Teaching from the New England School of Banking, Williams College (2000). Agnes Doody has earned the prestigious certificates in advanced study from Harvard University School of Law (Negotiation and Mediation) and from the Institute of Intercultural Communication.
WHEREAS Professor Doody took URI by storm in 1958 as Speech Instructor and Debate Team Director and moved on to found and chair the Department of Speech in 1967. Under her guidance, mentoring, inspiration and skills in the powers of persuasion and evidence, the University of Rhode Island offers over 100 courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Communication Studies, one of the largest programs at URI.
WHEREAS Professor Doody has served her profession and her University with distinction. She served on numerous committees and was a member of the URI Faculty Senate, distinguishing herself as Chair extraordinaire.
BE IT RESOLVED: The University of Rhode Island acknowledges Professor Agnes G. Doody's significant contributions to the University community and expresses sincere appreciation and respect for a valued, beloved, generous and courageous colleague.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: This resolution be approved by the University of Rhode Island Faculty Senate and presented to Professor Agnes G. Doody as an expression of our best wishes on her retirement.