The Green Bay Campus mourns the loss of UW-Green Bay Emeritus faculty member Michael Morgan, who taught in the Natural and Applied Sciences unit for decades before his retirement. He specialized in plant ecology and bioclimatology. In 2014, Michael and his wife Gloria established a scholarship fund. The Morgan/Macaluso Family Endowed Scholarship in Natural Sciences is named for the couple’s parents. See a former feature about a student recipient who had the opportunity to meet her generous donors, the Morgans. The feature noted that Mike Morgan helped create the biology major when the University was new (1968), and taught thousands of students in his 37 years with the University. (In 1973, Morgan, Joseph Moran and James Wiersma co-wrote An Introduction to Environmental Sciences, one of the first comprehensive and widely used textbooks on the topic.)
A short obituary noted that he passed away on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021. Funeral arrangements are pending.
You can hear an interview between Prof. Morgan and Jane Rank of the UW-Green Bay Retiree Association on behalf of University Archives at this link. In this conversation, Prof. Morgan talks about his first impressions of the University when the Shorewood Site opened in fall 1969. He also talks about being a member of the team that developed the College of Environmental Science gateway course, Introduction to Environmental Science.