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 Good News: 1878 SRU graduate earns Business Hall of Fame honors 



SRU Good News for Oct. 28, 2009
1978 SRU graduate earns Business Hall of Fame honors

Larry Reed, a 1978 Slippery Rock University graduate and president emeritus of The Mackinac Center for Public Policy, will be inducted today into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame in Midland, Mich. The hall of fame recognizes outstanding business leaders who have demonstrated excellence in business and community service.
            Reed became president emeritus of the Mackinac Center in 2008 after serving as its president for 20 years. Under his leadership, the center emerged as one of the largest and most effective free market think tanks in the U.S.
            Reed is the author of more than 1,000 newspaper columns and articles, 200 radio commentaries and five books. His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor and The Detroit News. He has delivered more than 1,000 speeches in 40 states and 15 countries, including China.
           Reed, who received his master's degree in history from SRU, taught economics at Northwood University from 1977-1984 and designed the university's freedom seminar.
           He's been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and Northwood University.
Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.

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