Southern dean Susan Conner
awarded ROTC civilian medal
(June 17, 2002) - Dr. Susan Conner, Vice President for Academic
Affairs and Dean of Florida Southern College, was awarded the U.S.
Army's "Outstanding Civilian Service Medal" during a May
ceremony at Central Michigan University. Conner, CMU's former associate
dean, served on the ROTC scholarship committee and worked extensively
with cadets, military science faculty, and university academic and
The medal was
awarded by Lt. Col. Charles Minyard, former chair of the Military
Science Department and head of CMU's ROTC unit. Central Michigan
administration, faculty and staff attended the ceremony.
The award reads
as follows: "For outstanding contributions to U.S. Army Cadet
Command and the Central Michigan University Reserve Officers' Training
Corps program from August 1997 through May 2001. While serving as
Associate Dean, College of Humanities and Social & Behavioral
Sciences, Dr. Conner continuously demonstrated superior professionalism
and determination in support of the Army ROTC program. Her total
dedication and enthusiasm resulted in superb support to the Military
Science Department. Dr. Conner's achievements reflect great credit
upon her...." The award was confirmed by Maj. Gen. John T.
D. Casey, U.S. Army Commanding.
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.