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Phillips, Claude S. (Claude Smalling), 1923-2014



Dr. Phillips taught in the Political Science Department and played a significant role in creating international education programs at WMU. Along with President Haenicke, he co-founded the Haenicke Institute for Global Education. He also developed programs for International Education including a master’s and specialist program. Due in part to his efforts, WMU received the 1966 Institute of International Education Reader’s Digest Foundation Award for Excellence in International Education. He was the principal force behind WMU instituting a graduation requirement in the early 1960s that all students complete a course on the Non-Western World as part of their general education courses.

For a full biography, see his rememberance page and obituary.

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