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Man honors family love of the arts with a gift to Department of Music

Dr. Glenn Ruihley

Glenn Ruihley didn’t graduate from The University of Toledo, and he didn’t have a career in music. But when he passed away at the age of 87 in December 2011, he chose to make an estate gift to benefit UT’s music department as the way to best honor his parents as well as his family’s love of the arts.

Raised in Toledo, Dr. Ruihley earned a bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Michigan and a doctorate in history at the University of Wisconsin. He served in the United State Army and worked for the U.S. State Department, stationed in Paris and in Guayaquil, Ecuador. While serving as a diplomatic courier for the State Department, he enjoyed traveling throughout the world.

After returning to the United States, he served as an English professor at Eastern Michigan University, teaching poetry for many years until his retirement. (read more)

is Promotions Specialist, School of Visual and Performing Arts, College of Arts and Letters, The University of Toledo
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