Statement from Eastern Michigan University President James Smith regarding John Dingell

John Dingell at EMU in 2010. (photo by Ryan Stanton)

John Dingell was a great American. Very few have had the impact that he had on our nation, on Michigan, and on the Eastern Michigan University community. He was not only a friend to Eastern, but also a forceful advocate for the University and for our students. In 2011, then Congressman Dingell was awarded the Eastern Michigan University MLK Humanitarian Award. He always took the time to get to know and mentor our students, and over the years many worked on his staff. John Dingell will be greatly missed. We join all in our community in sending our deepest sympathies to Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and their family.

President James Smith

Eastern Michigan University

February 07, 2019

Written by:
James Smith

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