Each year, Garfield Fellows gather for an annual meeting and to pay tribute to members’ notable achievements.
The 44th meeting of the Garfield Society took place on Oct. 21, 2016, and featured speaker Richard Hyde,
Professor of Theatre Arts, The Howard Seymour Bissell and Robert Kenyon Bissell Chair in the Liberal Arts. His speech was entitled,
“Reach and Grasp.”
The following individuals were inducted as Garfield Fellows:
- Wendy Allen, Trustee
- Lindajean Western, Officer of the College
- Douglas Grimm, Trustee
- Jerold Goldberg, Trustee
- Michelle Nario-Redmond, Faculty
View a list of all inducted fellows and past speeches.
About James A. Garfield
President James A. Garfield served honorably and with distinction the Nineteenth Congressional District of Ohio for ten consecutive terms (1863-1880). He served his country gallantly during the Civil War (1861-1863), rising to the rank of Major General, and was the second principal of the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute (1857-1863), where he had been a student (1851 – 1852) and member of the faculty. He was instrumental in paving the way for the Eclectic Institute to achieve full collegiate status as Hiram College in 1867. His varied and distinguished career included capable and outstanding service as a preacher, educator, lawyer, soldier, legislator and scholar.