Queen's flags are at half mast to honour Dan Monieson
Queen's flags are at half mast to remember Queen's Marketing Professor Emeritus Dan Monieson, who passed away on Saturday, Sept. 20.
Friends and former colleagues are invited to pay tribute to Professor Monieson at a Monieson Centre open house Tuesday, Sept. 23 between 3 and 5 pm in 446 Goodes Hall. Cards and written remembrances will be delivered to his family.
Professor Monieson joined the Marketing Department at Queen's School of Business in 1961 and quickly became a powerful influence on the lives of his students and colleagues over the next three decades. Renowned as an outstanding teacher, he twice won the Queen's Commerce Society's Teaching Excellence award.
“For 30 years, Danny was an inspiring teacher, researcher and mentor — and a tireless goodwill ambassador for Queen's School of Business,” said Dean David Saunders. “He will be missed.”
The Queen's School of Business community has lost a dear friend, colleague, teacher and mentor, said Yolande Chan, professor and director, The Monieson Centre.
"Danny, as many of you knew him, was a powerful influence on the lives of everyone he met over three decades of teaching (1961-1991). He taught, mentored and, in many instances, launched the careers of graduates who have gone on to leadership positions in organizations around the world. He encouraged fellow faculty members to achieve excellence in their fields of study. He worked tirelessly for the students, faculty and staff of Queen's School of Business."
Last November, friends and former students traveled to Kingston from as far afield as BC's Salt Spring Island and Florida to attend a tribute to Professor Monieson, held on his 80th birthday. In a memory book presented to Professor Monieson that evening, Ian Friendly, Com'83, QSB Advisory Board member, EVP and COO of General Mills said, “[He was] a professor of immense talent, who cared passionately about his students and their minds. He made a real difference in many of our lives, and I suppose that is the greatest compliment that can be paid to any educator and person.”
In 1999, thanks to a generous gift from Mel Goodes, BCom'57, LLD'94, and the leadership of Professor Monieson, QSB established the Monieson Centre, a research-based centre designed to help organizations harness and enhance their knowledge capital.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (www.uhkf.ca). To donate to the Danny Monieson scholarships, please contact Tina Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org.