Edward S. Bordin

Edward S. Bordin, professor emeritus of psychology, died of cancer Aug. 24 in La Jolla, Calif. He was 78.

Bordin, who was director of the Counseling Center for more than 30 years, was a distinguished scholar, researcher and clinician in psychotherapy.

“Generations of graduate clinical students, many now in leadership roles across the country, profited not only from his intellectual stimulation and keen critical mind, but also from working with a mentor who was such a striking model of the clinician’s need to act amidst ambiguity, balancing clinical commitment and scientific skepticism,” the Regents said upon his retirement in 1984.

“His scholarship, perspective, wise judgment and leadership were recognized and repeatedly sought outside the University as well. Psychological Counseling, his work on the principles of counseling, is a landmark in the field,” they added.

Born in Pennsylvania, Bordin studied at Temple University, where he received his bachelor of science degree in 1935 and master of science degree in 1937. He received a Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1942.

Following three years in the U.S. Army, he joined the University of Minnesota faculty in 1945 as assistant professor of psychology. He was associate professor and director of the Student Counseling Center at Washington State College in 1946–48.

In 1948, he joined the U-M as associate professor of psychology and chief of the Counseling Division, rising to professor in 1955.

Bordin served as editor of the Journal of Consulting Psychology, and played key roles in the American Psychological Association in such positions as chairman of the Education and Training Board and of the Board of Professional Affairs, and president of the Division of Counseling Psychology. He also served on the National Institute of Mental Health’s Clinical Program Research Review Committee, the American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology and, most recently, as president of the Society for Psychotherapy Research.

Bordin’s research and publications, according to the Regents, left an “indelible mark on the field.”

Bordin is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughters, Martha Hillyard and Charlotte Lin; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Graduate Research Fund, Department of Psychology.

William M. Cruickshank

William M. Cruickshank, professor emeritus of child and family health, died Aug. 13 at the U-M Hospitals. He was 77.

Cruickshank, whose research focused on special education for children, had a productive career as an administrator, teacher and researcher. He joined the

U-M in 1966 as director of the Institute for the Study of Mental Retardation and Related Disabilities, a position he held until 1980. He also was professor of psychology and of education in 1966–85.

Born in Detroit, he received his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University (1937), his master’s degree from the University of Chicago (1938) and his doctoral degree from the U-M (1945).

Cruickshank served in the U.S. Armed Forces as a clinical psychologist in 1942–45. During 1946–66, he was professor of psychology and of education and then directed the Division of Special Education and Rehabilitation, Syracuse University. He was appointed dean of special services and the Margaret O. Slocum Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Education at Syracuse in 1952.

Active in both domestic and international research on children with physical and mental disabilities, Cruickshank received numerous awards from foreign governments and domestic organizations. They include two appointments as a Fulbright lecturer to the Ministries of Health Education in Peru, five honorary doctoral degrees from U.S. universities, and one from the Universidad Nacional Major de San Marcos de Peru.

He also served as a consultant to approximately 30 foreign ministries of education and, in similar capacities, to nearly every state and province in America and Canada.

Cruickshank published widely in scholarly journals and authored, coauthored, edited or coedited more than 40 books.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; and daughters, Penny Dorsey of Seattle, D. Patricia Crosson of Denver and Carol Cruickshank of Arcata, Calif.; six grandchildren; and a brother.

Cruickshank’s body, at his request, has been donated to the Medical School. Memorial tributes may be made to the International Academy for Research and Learning Disabilities, Northwestern University.

David E. Frisque

David E. Frisque, lecturer in electrical engineering and computer science, died Aug. 15 of a heart attack in his Ann Arbor home. He was 50 years old.

An outstanding teacher who consistently received high evaluations from his students, Frisque taught a variety of U-M undergraduate courses in computer science, programming, and algorithms and data structures.

He taught computer science courses at U-M-Flint from 1979 to 1980. He worked as a research physicist for the U.S. Department of Interior in 1969–1971. From 1966 to 1968, Frisque served in the U.S. Army conducting classified research on defenses against biological weapons.

Frisque was born on July 16, 1942, in Fond du Lac, Wis. He held a B.S. in physics from the University of Wisconsin (1964), an M.S. in physics from the University of Illinois (1966) and an M.A. in computer and communication science from the U-M (1974).

He is survived by his mother, Ruth Frisque of Fond du Lac, Wis.; his sister, Carol Smith and her husband, Gene; an aunt, Bernice Burgess; an uncle, Ed Frisque; one niece and several nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Fond du Lac, Wis.

Mildred L. Schembechler

Mildred L. Schembechler, wife of former head football coach Glenn E. (Bo) Schembechler, died Aug. 19 at University Hospital after an eight-month battle with a rare form of cancer. She was 63.

Her husband and four sons were with her when she died.

Commenting on Mrs. Schembechler’s death, President James J. Duderstadt said: “Millie Schembechler has been and will continue to be in memory, an important part of The University of Michigan. In many ways—her great courage, her warmth, her concern for others, her strong sense of community involvement, and her quiet strength—she embodied the best of the Michigan spirit.

“We will miss her deeply. Anne and I, and the entire University community, send our sympathy to Bo and the Schembechler family. Our thoughts are with them,” he said.

Gary O. Moeller, current head football coach and long-time friend of the Schembechlers, said: “On behalf of the Michigan Athletic Department, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Bo and the entire Schembechler family. Millie was a special person. We all knew her well and she will be missed.”

Surviving are her husband Glenn E.; four sons, Donald, Geoffrey, Matthew and Glenn E. III; grandson Ryan Radcliff Schembechler; three brothers, J.C., Jack and Jimmy Dale Williams; two sisters, Pat Gehlen and Doris Prine; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services have been held. Memorial tributes may be made to the Adrenal Cancer Research Fund in care of David E. Schteingart, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, 3920 Taubman Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0354.


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