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Management Professor Emeritus John "Jack" Daniels Passes Away

March 25, 2009

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MACOMB, IL - - John "Jack" P. Daniels, 65, a Western Illinois University management professor emeritus, passed away March 21 at his home in Macomb.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28 at St. Paul Catholic Church, 309 W. Jackson St., in Macomb with Monsignor Richard Pricco officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb.

He taught one year at Georgia College before he came to Western Illinois in Fall 1977 as an assistant professor of management. He earned full professorship in 1992, and he retired after 21 years of service in May 1998.

Daniels was a productive researcher, often teaming with colleagues in other disciplines to produce numerous articles for peer-reviewed journals, industry periodicals and conference proceedings. He presented at a variety of conferences in the U.S. and abroad, from management to production research to small business to criminal justice sciences.

Daniels, who was born June 5, 1943 in New York, NY, to John J. and Rosella McIntyre Daniels, earned his bachelor's degree (1965) in psychology from Iona College (New Rochelle, NY); his master's degree (1968) in clinical psychology from Long Island University (NY); and his Ph.D. (1976) in industrial/organizational psychology from Louisiana State University, with a minor in social psychology/management.

He served his country as a combat infantry officer in Vietnam (1968-1971) and was awarded three Bronze Stars and the Silver Star.

Daniels is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Kathy Daniels of Little Rock, AR, and their children, Brendan Daniels of St. Louis, MO and Emily Daniels of Little Rock.

Daniels endowed a scholarship - - the Dr. Jack P. Daniels Scholarship - - through the Western Illinois University Foundation, which is open to College of Business and Technology (CBT) students in any major.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Dr. Jack P. Daniels Scholarship, WIU Foundation, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455-1390.

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