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Prof. Nelson




Retirement Banquet'


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Appointed Counselor to
Foreign Students in1933
Banquet Marks End of 45 Years of Michigan
Activities for International Center Director.
The retirement in May of Prof. the International Committee of the
J. Raleigh Nelson, Counselor to For- Ann Arbor Rotary, Chairman of the
eign Students and Director of the Standing Committee on English for
termination of 45 years of work in eForeign Students, College of Engi-
the University. neering in 1924, member of the Uni-
During his long career he has been versity Committee on Foreign Stu-
a professor of Engineering English, endents in 1931 and Counselor to For-
head of the English department in eign Students in 1933.
thead e of he Enginerteng thr in In 1938:he was made Director of
the College of Engineering, author, the new International Center. Subse-
dramatic coach, editor and counselor quent to this appointment he made
for foreign students at the Univer- a; trip East to visit international cen-
sity. ters on various campuses and hold a
Graduated From Local High !series of conferences in Washington
After graduating from Ann Arbor and New York for the purpose of
High School in 1890, Prof. Nelson ob- organizing the activities and admin-
tained his A.B. degree at the Uni- istration of the new Center at Michi-
versity of Michigan in 1894 and his gan.
M.A. degree in 1904. He started his
teaching career in 1894 as one of CLUB}FOR FOREIGN STI
the original teachers in John Mar-
shall High School in Chicago and
from 1900-08 was head of the Latin J
Institute, Chicago.
He first taught in the University From the time the first few foreign
as instructor in English in the Col- students came from abroad to study1
lege of Engineering in 1908, became at the University before the turn of
assistant professor in 1912, and asso-
ciate professor and head of the de- the century to the present time when
partment in 1918. Prof. Nelson held more than 500 are studying here,. the
his office as head of the Engineering University has had a vital interest in
hnglish Department until 1936, when foreign students.
he resigned to take over his new du- .Prior to the 1920's, rot any defi-
ties as Counselor to Foreign Students nite projects were formulated to ss-
Etiesas oser tForen Ssist the students, but since then the
Enthusiastic over Work University has recognized and appre-
At this time he remarked, "I am ciated the challenge of the great op-
enthusiastic over the prospect of portunity afforded the University by
more adequate time for developing its foreign students and has devoted
the work of my office in the interests much time and careful planning to
of the international groups." How- initiate and carry out a program of
ever, he continued to hold his pro- international good will.
fessorship in Engineering English, to The organization of the Cosmopol-
give lectures on engineering reports itan Club and the appointient of
to senior students and to edit bulle- Prof. Carlton F. Wells of the English
tins in research engineering, department and later Prof. Jonathon
Prof. Nelson became -interested in A. C. Hildner of the German depart-
foreign students early in life through ment as advisors to foreign students
his friendship with Dr. Mary Stone, marked the first definite programs
'96, the first Chinese student in the for helping the foreign students to
University. He became Chairman of adjust themselves to an environment

450 Honor Prof. Nelson
At Dinner Last Night
Round Trip to Mexico Given to Professor in'
Recognition for Work at International Center

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Foreign students, alumni of the
University and friends of Prof. J.
Raleigh Nelson turned out more than
450 strong to honor him last night
at his retirement banquet in the
Prof. Nelson, overcome by the tri-
bute paid him, said simply, "You
speak of all that I have done for
you-but I must say just a word on
the other side, of how much you have
meant to me. I can look back on
my life with satisfaction because of
you. It has always been my dream
to travel, and although I never have,
I feel that the world has come to me
through the years through the asso-
ciation I have had with the foreign
students who have come to Michi-
Trip to Mexico Is Gift
Prof. Nelson's dream of travel has
come partially true through the gift
presented him last night from the
students and staff of the Interna-
tional Center-a round trip ticket to
Mexico for him and his wife.
Pres. Alexander G. Ruthven dedi-
cated a bronze plaque to Prof. Nelson
to be placed in the Center in recog-
nition of his work, engraved with

these few words, "But the stranger
as well as with you shall be as one
with you, and thou shalt love him as
Pres. Ruthven Praises
In speaking of Prof. Nelson's work,
Pres. Ruthven said, "He is to be
envied as he concludes this most
successful period of his life. I give
him the pledge of the University to
continue his work to preserve and
strengthen the customs and creeds
of internationalism that he has striv-
en so hard to establish."
In honor to Prof. Nelson, William
Chang-Ni Young, Grad., represent-
ing the Chinese Students' Club, pre-
sented him with an exchange schol-
arship fund as a token of their ap-
preciation and to encourage Prof.
Nelson's ideal of internationalism.
Luis Maria Ramirez Boettner,
Grad., representing the Latin Ameri-
cai Society, presented Pres. Ruthven
with a parchment with the signa-
tures of the Latin American students
on campus.
Rafaelita Hilario, Grad., speaking
for the Philippine-Michigan Club,
presented an oil painting of Prof.
Nelson to the International Center.


al Center Aids Good Will
and culture far different from that I for our institutions, so far as they

to which they were accustomed.
The work bdgun by these men was
culminated by the establishment of
the office of Cou'hselor to Foreign
Students by the Board of Regents in
1933. Their aim was to provide for
a more systematic survey of the prob-
lems incident to the large and diver-
sified group of foreign students,
problems which were becoming more
complex with each passing year.
These "unofficial ambassadors,"
numbering more than 560 at that
time, although coming from widely
divergent backgrounds, have common
interests and common problems, and
need a means for communication and
cooperation through which they,
might combine their efforts for be-
coming adjusted to the University.
The ideal of. the office has always
been to send these students back to,
their homes with a knowledge of the
best in American life, with a respect

deserve retpect, and with an appre-
cia iun cf the sincerity of our friend-
ship for tlhem.

far SUPIER c'omfort'
and figure COINTROIL


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