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SenateBill Number: 775Primary Sponsor: SaleebyType of Legislation: CRSubject: Palms, Dr. John MichaelDate Bill Passed both Bodies: Mar 21, 1991Computer Document Number: BR1/1311.BDIntroduced Date: Mar 14, 1991Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: Mar 21, 1991Last History Type: Received from HouseScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: SaleebyType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 775 Senate Mar 21, 1991 Received from House 775 House Mar 20, 1991 Adopted, returned with concurrence 775 House Mar 20, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 24 775 House Mar 19, 1991 Introduced, referred to 24 Committee 775 Senate Mar 14, 1991 Introduced, adopted, sent to HouseView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO WELCOME DR. JOHN MICHAEL PALMS BACK TO SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO WISH HIM WELL AS HE LEADS THIS GREAT INSTITUTION TO CONTINUE ON ITS WELL-RESPECTED COURSE OF EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION.
Whereas, Dr. John Michael Palms will be the twenty-sixth president of the University of South Carolina; and
Whereas, he served in many positions at Emory University and leaves Georgia State University as its president and as a Professor of Physics; and
Whereas, born in Rijswijk, The Netherlands, he received his undergraduate education at The Citadel, B.S., Physics, 1958, and continued his studies at Emory University, M. S., Physics, 1959, and the University of New Mexico, Ph.D., Physics, 1966, with his dissertation at the University of California, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratories, 1963-66; and
Whereas, Dr. Palms was selected as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science, American Men in Science, and American Men and Women of Science, and received an honorary doctor of science degree from The Citadel in 1980 and Emory University's Thomas Jefferson Award in 1985, the highest award for leadership and service given at Emory; and
Whereas, Dr. Palms has served on numerous special governmental, educational, professional, and civic committees and societies, including the Environmental Protection Agency Panel for Review of Computerized Radiological Risk Investigation System, the American Council on Education, the Three Mile Island Public Health Fund Committee, the Rhodes Scholar Selection Committee, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Institute for Defense Analyses; and
Whereas, the General Assembly wishes to share the University of South Carolina's pride and good fortune in attracting someone of Dr. Palms' reputation and merit to this State, whose impressive credentials are too numerous to mention here; and
Whereas, we know that Dr. Palms is welcomed both in the community of the University of South Carolina and in the entire State as we anticipate the many contributions he will make to higher education in South Carolina and to the quality of life for our citizens. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly welcome Dr. John Michael Palms back to South Carolina and to the University of South Carolina and wish him well as he leads this great institution to continue on its well-respected course of excellence in education.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Dr. Palms.