Barbara Newman Receives Watson Award
Published on July 29, 1993
Barbara Newman Receives Watson Award BARBARA NEWMAN RECEIVES 1993 WATSON AWARD COLUMBUS -- Barbara M. Newman, professor of family relations and human development and former associate provost at The Ohio State University, has received the 1993 William H. Watson Memorial Award in recognition of her contributions to equal educational opportunities for all Ohio State students. The award is presented annually by University College at Ohio State to individuals or groups who embody the ideals and personal qualities of William Watson, a former associate dean of the college and professor of agricultural education who died in 1975. Newman, who has been an Ohio State faculty member since 1978, served as associate provost for faculty recruitment and development from 1987 to 1992. In that position, she led efforts to recruit and retain minority students and faculty. During the July 12 ceremony at the Faculty Club presenting her with the Watson Award, Newman was praised by Mac Stewart, dean of University College. "It is rare to find the mix between personal philosophy, commitment and untiring energy blended as well as it does in the personage of Barbara Newman," he said. "Dr. Newman exemplifies the spirit of equal opportunity for all through her vigilant support of such a philosophy. These ideals are part of all that Barbara Newman does in helping the university to carry out its mission of teaching, research and service." In addition to teaching and research about parent-child relationships and adolescent development, Newman presents lectures on racial equality in a University College course for new college students. She and her husband, Philip Newman, recently published a book, When Kids Go To College, which includes discussion on values, development and discrimination. Stewart continued, "She has contributed an enormous amount of time in meetings discussing and sharing her views on equal access, academic support and retention of minority students and faculty at Ohio State and other Big Ten universities. Barbara's message to students seems to have a common core: 'Respect, Love and (like the Army) Be All That You Can Be.' However, she, like William H. Watson, did not stop there. They said to Ohio State, 'We must help them to become all that they can be.'" Among the special guests at the luncheon were Catherine Watson, widow of William H. Watson Jr.; her son William H. Watson III, his wife Candace, and their daughter Tamara. Mrs. Watson's niece and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Woodard, and Candace Watson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Smith, were also in attendance. # Contact: Mac Stewart, 292-6344. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ [Submitted by: GERSTNER (firstname.lastname@example.org) Thu, 29 Jul 93 16:00:52 EST] All documents are the responsibility of their originator.