Five New Members Inducted into Great Alumni Hall of Fame, Carl Amrhein (Ph.D., 1984), Bethel Park High School

Inductees posing as they become new members of the Great Alumni Hall.

The Inductees posing in front of their plaques in the lobby (Dr. Amrhein: second left).

The Bethel Park Great Alumni Hall of Fame was created in 2013 to recognize and honor Bethel Park High school alumni who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments either personally or professionally after graduating from Bethel Park High School.

Dr. Amrhein (Class of 1974) holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography from Pennsylvania State University (1978) and a Ph.D. in Geography from State University of New York at Buffalo (1984) with research interest in economic geography, labour markets, decision theory, migration, and quantitative methods. Dr. Amrhein served as Provost and Vice-President (Academic) at the University of Alberta from 2003 to 2014. Dr. Amrhein came to the University of Alberta following his 17 years at the University of Toronto. He has also served as Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Education, Peking University, Haidian, Beijing, China, during October 2012. Dr. Amrhein was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit from the Federal Republic of Germany in 2011. He received an Eagle Feather to honor his contributions in advancing the role of Traditional Knowledge of the First Nations in university programming in 2014. Also in 2014, he was awarded the Alberta Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration.

Published February 3, 2017

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