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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2006

Appreciation Award given to Robert Reece, Ph.D.

DAYTON, OHIO-Robert D. Reece, Ph.D., professor emeritus of community health, was presented with the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Appreciation Award during the graduation ceremonies held on May 26th at the Schuster Performing Arts Center. Each year the graduating class recognizes an individual or a community organization that has made a significant contribution to the class or to the medical school.

Reece was honored by the graduating class of 2006 for his outstanding leadership and service including: serving as an exemplary role model and mentor for colleagues, staff, and students; developing one of the first formalized medical ethics curricula in the country, with the desire to cultivate the humanistic dimension of medicine; contributing invaluable support to the Anatomical Gift Program and developing compassionate and respectful memorial services for donors' families; providing invaluable service to the patients in this region through his leadership on area hospital ethics committees; serving with distinction as a founding department chair in the Boonshoft School of Medicine; and providing dedicated service to Wright State University for more than 37 years.

Reece is a Danforth Fellowship scholar who holds a B.A. in history from Baylor University, a B.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, and a M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D., from Yale University in religious studies with a concentration in ethics.