Erich Gruen receives Berkeley Citation

May 12, 2007

Erich Gruen, retiring after 41 years as a Berkeley faculty member, was surprised with the presentation of the Berkeley Citation at the Classics/AHMA Commencement, May 11, 2007. Erich was serving both as co-emcee and commencement speaker at the ceremony. After Erich's speech, Ron Stroud, who had introduced him without a hint of the award, returned to the microphone to present the award and praise Erich in detail, echoing some of the lengthy justification for the award that had been prepared to obtain the Chancellor's approval of the honor.

The Berkeley Citation is the highest Award the Berkeley Campus can confer on a faculty member, for a lifetime of distinguished contributions as a scholar, teacher, and member of the Campus community.