RFA member Robert Coffey receives 2012 Paul Hadley Award
Professor Emeritus Robert Coffey is the recipient of the 2012 Paul Hadley Faculty Award for Service to USC. This honor was announced by Janette Brown, Executive Director the the USC Emeriti Center, at the November 13 Provost’s Retirement Recognition Luncheon.
According to Brown, this award “acknowledges special service by a retired USC faculty member to any academic or administrative unit at USC following their retirement. Nominees must have made outstanding voluntary contributions toward enhancing the overall quality of university life for students, faculty, staff, alumni, retirees, or other members of the USC community, and have contributed to the positive collegial spirit of the Trojan Family.”
Robert Coffey served on the Faculty of the Marshall School of Business. He was elected as President of the Retired Faculty Association in 2004, after holding other major positions on the RFA Board. He served as a member of the Emeriti Center Executive Committee and as RFA’s liaison to the Academic Senate.
According to Jerome Walker, Director of the USC Emeriti College, Bob’s collegial spirit epitomizes the warmth and spirit of the Emeriti Center’s motto, “Colleagues for Life.” Walker observed that he himself had been the beneficiary of Walker’s collegiality during the period when he was making his transition into retirement.