The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) has honored Lisa Groger, Miami University professor of sociology and gerontology and fellow of the Scripps Gerontology Center, with its 2011 Mildred M. Seltzer Distinguished Service Recognition. Groger, former director of graduate studies in gerontology, received the award at AGHE's 37th Annual Meeting and Education Leadership Conference in Cincinnati, March 17-20.
"I am deeply touched and highly honored to receive this recognition," Groger observed. "Millie Seltzer was my mentor, my role model, when I first came to Miami, so the recognition means all that much more to me."
Mildred Milstein Seltzer, former assistant director of the Scripps Gerontology Center, taught and published widely in the field of gerontology as a professor at Miami from the 1960s until her death in 1995. AGHE's recognition in her name is presented annually to honor colleagues who have been involved in AGHE through service on committees, as elected officers, or provided leadership in one of AGHE's grant-funded projects, affiliated with an AGHE member institution.
Jennifer Kinney, professor of sociology and gerontology, nominated Groger for being "a vital member of the gerontological community since she came to Miami University in 1990," and for her work in helping to develop Miami's doctoral program in social gerontology.