A Dedication to Professor Gary Chartrand

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A dedication to Professor Gary Chartrand has been presented. Gary Chartrand was born on August 24, 1936 in the upper peninsula of Michigan, across a river from Canada. Gary received a B.S. in 1958 and applied for a graduate teaching assistantship. He earned an M.S. in 1960 and continued on towards a Ph.D. degree. Gary Chartrand founded the center of the graph theory area in the Department of Mathematics, bringing national and international attention to WMU and attracting numerous people and graduate students all over the world to do research at WMU. Gary has also directed the dissertations of twenty-two doctoral students. He served as the first managing editor of the Journal of Graph Theory for seven years and is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Graph Theory and Discrete Mathematics.