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Instructor receives recognition on education day

Muleskinner January 25, 1974 Page 5



Recognizing her 44 years of dedicated service to education, Dr. Warren C. Lovinger, Central Missouri State president, presented the CMS Distinguished Service to Miss Mary Griffin of Rich Hill, Mo., during Education Day activities on the CMS campus today.
The CMS award, presented annually to a teacher who has made a significant contribution to the field 'of education, is only the most recent of many milestones in the career of "Miss Mary" (as she is affectionately known to her students). Other honors accorded Miss Griffin have included a General Electric Economic Fellowship, an honorable mention in the Kazanjian Foundation Economic Education Awards Program, three separate listings in Who's Who in Social Studies, and a recent listing in Outstanding Educators of America.
A native of Papinsville, Mo.; Miss Griffin began her teaching career in the rural schools of Bates County after graduating from Rich Hill High School in 1930. More recently her teaching experience has included positions in the Foster Elementary School and the Rich Hill Elementary and High Schools, as well as instructing two CMS off-campus courses at Butler, Mo.
Constantly enriching her professional skills throughout her teaching career, Miss Griffin received a ,B.S.E. degree from CMS in 1942, Library Certification from CMS and the University of Utah in 1954, and an M.S.E. degree from CMS in 1958.
Active in professional organizations, Miss Griffin has served as president, vice president, and secretary of the Central Missouri District Council for Social Studies; president and vice president of
the Missouri Council for Social Studies; member of the Board of Control of the MCSS; chairman of the MCSS Council for Promotion; and co-sponsor and participant in a Missouri Seminar on Asia at Missouri University.
In addition, she has organized three councils for social studies, as well as serving as Missouri Delegate to the National Council for Social Studies, participant on ja NCSS State Relations y Committee, panel recorder a .'t the NCSS convention, vice president of the Bates County 'Teachers Association, and a delegate to the Missouri State Teachers Association.
Two articles by Miss Griffin, ("Modern Missouri History" and I''American History Bibliography," have been published in the Social Studies Bulletin, and a third, 'Unemployment: What Then?," was published by the Joint Council on Economic Education in the book Economic Education Experiences of Enterprising Teachers.
An active member of her community, Miss Griffin has served on numerous community committees, assisted with drives for the American Red Cross, and is an active member of the Rich Hill Memorial Library Board

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