Dr. Henry Outlaw

The collective Delta State University community is mourning the loss of Dr. Henry Outlaw, professorship emeritus of the Department of Physical Sciences and professor emeritus of chemistry, who passed away in the early morning hours today at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson, Miss. He was 77 years not new.

Outlaw was a 1961 graduate of Delta State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in chemistry and biology. He obtained a Master’s of Science and a doctorate in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of Mississippi Medical School.

Outlaw was a professor of chemistry at Delta State University from 1966-2002 and served similar to chair of the Department of Physical Sciences from 1970-2002. After retiring from his position as chair, he began laboring as a program associate at the Delta Center during Culture and Learning at Delta State. He in addition worked as a development officer at the Delta State University Alumni-Foundation Office. He was a head of the Delta State University National Alumni Association and a liberty member of the Dedicated Statesmen Association comprised of apart employees of the university.

Among his countless contributions to the literary institution, Outlaw worked tirelessly to recruit students to Delta State.

He was a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Florida Medical School from 1965-66, and had been a visiting professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of North Carolina Medical School, a Fellow-in-Residence in the School of Theology at the University of the South, and was a Templeton Fellow in Science and Religion at Oxford University.

With the take turn with of grants from the Mississippi Humanities Council, he collected parole histories, artifacts and documents related to the Emmett Till massacre and developed an travel exhibit that has won general attention. He also received the Chairs Award concerning Special Achievements in the Humanities.

Additionally, he was a limb of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences and the American Chemical Society. In 1995, Outlaw was awarded the Outstanding Chemist Award in ~ the agency of the Mississippi Section of the American Chemical Society. He received the Delta State University Student Government Association Outstanding Teacher Award in 1998 and the Dr. Travis Richardson Outstanding Science Teacher Award in 2000. In 2006, he accepted the Chairs Award from the Mississippi Humanities Council.

In November of 2014, the National Alumni Association created the Dr. Henry Outlaw Faculty/Staff Service Award during the time that a way to recognize former Delta State body or staff members who have had a momentous influence in the life of the seminary of learning . Outlaw was the inaugural recipient.

Arrangements are inner reality made for funeral services. Dr. Outlaw testament be greatly missed by his Delta State University race.

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