Athletic Hall of Fame

Ralph Gilden

Ralph Gilden

Sport(s): Track and Field

Graduating Class: 1942

Induction Class: 1983

Lettered in indoor and outdoor track... Was a standout quarter-miler in track... Served EMU for 42 years as President, Vice President, Dean, Alumni Director, and professor... Developed the new student and new faculty orientation programs... The EMU Parents' Association and the High School and Community College Campus Visitation programs...Was EMU's liaison to the Michigan Community College... Served as president of the Intercollegiate Athletic and the Conference Intercollegiate Athletic Handbook... Was the faculty representative to the Athletic Conference... Co-founder of the "E Letterwinners Club", the "Big E Run" and the Student Athletic Honors Program... Chairman of the EMU Board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics and a member of the Athletic Council.

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