FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                           Date:  September 19, 2001

Contact: Cheryl D. Peck

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What First investiture Ceremony ever held at UIS. Dr. Ronald Spahr will be honored as the first recipient of The National City Distinguished Professorship in Banking Finance. National City Bank will be recognized for its gift of one half million dollars to establish the professorship
When 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 20.
Where Studio theatre, Located on the lower level of the Public Affairs Center
Background Investiture as a named professor is one of the highest honors that a faculty member can receive. During the investiture ceremony, a medallion will be presented to Dr. Spahr, and Chancellor Ringeisen, Provost Cheney and Paul McDevitt, Dean of the College of Business and Management, will give remarks.