Professor Stan Shelmidine and his World

Stan at Puget Sound


Letter from Edward Todd confirming Stan's appointmentStan joined the College of Puget Sound in 1936. His starting salary was $1,800, as seen in his contract and this handwritten letter from President Todd.

Stan’s curriculum vitae as of 1951 is seen below.

Stan's curriculum vitae, including his travel experience

Stan was often engaged as a speaker


Stan was an active member of the Tacoma Community, serving as:

  • President of the Tacoma Art Association
  • Vice-President of the Tacoma Philharmonic
  • President of the Tacoma Branch English-Speaking Union
  • Board Member of the World Affairs Council in Tacoma
  • Member of the Mayor's Advisory Council
  • Member of the State Advisory Committee on Teacher Certification.

Stan was also a frequent speaker, as shown in these news clippings.

J.C. Haley confirms endowment

 Brown and Haley Lectures

In 1950, Stan developed the idea for an annual lecture series in the humanities or social sciences and approached J.C. Haley, President of Brown & Haley Manufacturing Confectioners. Today, the Brown and Haley Lectures are intended to make significant contributions to the understanding of urgent problems confronting society, emphasizing perspectives in the social sciences or humanities.

 C.P.S. committee appointments of '64-'65. Stan is a member of the Graduate Studies committee, and head of the Brown & Haley Lecture committee






University Service

Stan was an active member of the faculty at Puget Sound. He served on numerous campus committees throughout his career, including the Rules and Regulations, Curriculum, Library, Graduate Studies, Admissions, Academic Standards, and By-Law Revision Committees.



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