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In Memoriam: Chuck Heuchert, Professor Emeritus


September 22, 2011—The Curry School extends its condolences to the family and friends of Charles M. Heuchert, Professor Emeritus, of Waynesboro, Va., and Topsail Island, N.C Heuchert died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at Augusta Health after an 11-month battle with cancer. He was 78.

Heuchert joined the Curry School in 1969 as an assistant professor of special education and received promotion and tenure in 1973 to associate professor. He began his administrative career as coordinator of student affairs in the admissions office in 1987, becoming assistant dean in 1988 and associate dean for undergraduate programs and licensure in 1996.

Heuchert received his doctorate from the University of Michigan in educational psychology in 1969. From 1959-1963 he was a classroom teacher, teaching in the first self-contained classroom for the emotionally disturbed in a public school in Livonia, Mich. He served as international president of the Council for Exceptional Children, president of the Virginia State Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children, and the president and founder of the Virginia State Council for Children with Behavior Disorders. He was the principal investigator and director of the Teacher Cadet Program funded by the DeWitt Wallace/Reader’s Digest Fund.

He retired from the Curry School in 1998.

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