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The Honorable Sandye Jean McIntyre, II

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Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Foreign Languages Professor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Coq Au Vin
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Paris, France
Favorite Quote:
Time Is Money.

Birthplace

Born:
9/18/1923
Birth Location:
Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Foreign Languages Professor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Coq Au Vin
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Paris, France
Favorite Quote:
Time Is Money.

Birthplace

Born:
9/18/1923
Birth Location:
Pine Bluff
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Biography

Distinguished professor and diplomat Sandye Jean McIntyre II was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, on September 18, 1923. He spent most of his youth in Cleveland, Ohio. McIntyre's father, Sandy John, was a professor and a minister, and his mother Gladys was a teacher. McIntyre was educated in the Cleveland public school system and received a B.A. degree in French in 1947 from Johnson C. Smith University in North Carolina. Returning to Cleveland, McIntyre attended Case Western Reserve University and earned an M.A. degree in 1948. In 1951, McIntyre was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in France at the Université de Grenoble and the Université de Paris (the Sorbonne). He completed the requirements for a Doctorat d'Université, and was awarded “une équivalence doctorale.” McIntyre returned to Case Western Reserve University earning a Ph.D. in French in 1974. He has subsequently been a Senior Fulbright Scholar to Israel, Senegal, Mali, Gambia and Liberia.

Dr. McIntyre began his teaching career in 1948 at Morgan State University in Baltimore, where he still teaches. During the course of his career, he has been active in a number of programs promoting international education, including a 1951 appointment by his university to direct the Fulbright program. His oversight of this program at Morgan State has produced one of the highest numbers of Fulbright awards of any college or university in the United States, and definitely more than any other historically black institution of higher education.

Diplomacy has also been an important facet of McIntyre's career, including being named, in 1956, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Haiti, and, in 1970, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Senegal. McIntyre is the recipient of awards and honors from many countries, including France, which decorated him as a Knight and Officer in the prestigious “Ordre des Palmes Académques.” He was designated in 1980 as “International Consul of the Year” by the International Consular Academy.

McIntyre received numerous citations, awards and other forms of recognition for his excellence in teaching from local, national and international organizations. In 1957, he was chosen by the State Department to represent the teaching profession in the “Voice of America” worldwide broadcast as a member of the “Famous American Negro” series. The Institute of International Education gave him its 1974 “Individual Award” in recognition of distinguished service to international education and Morgan State University named an international award in his honor. McIntyre was listed by Baltimore Magazine as one of “Baltimore's Best and Brightest Brains” in 1978. He was designated in 1987 as the Maryland “Professional Employee of the Year” and received the Maryland Association for Higher Education’s “Outstanding Educator” award in 1989. He was the recipient in 1992 of the “Outstanding Leadership in the Profession” award presented by the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

A World War II Army veteran, McIntyre was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster. He was the author of more than fifty French one-act comedies and traveled in all the major countries of the world.

McIntyre passed away on October 8, 2006.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Sandye McIntyre's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Sandye McIntyre lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Sandye McIntyre talks about his family history
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Sandye McIntyre describes his mother, Gladys Means McIntyre Moore
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Sandye McIntyre describes his father, Sandy McIntyre
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Sandye McIntyre talks about his father's French ancestry and his godfather, Emile Blais De Sauze
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Sandye McIntyre describes his childhood interests like reading and tennis
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Sandye McIntyre describes the sights, sounds, and smells of his childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Sandye McIntyre talks about his two sisters
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Sandye McIntyre remembers influential teachers from his grade school years
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Sandye McIntyre talks about his interactions with Langston Hughes and Josephine Baker in high school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Sandye McIntyre describes his post-graduate experience after graduating from Central High School in Cleveland, Ohio in 1940
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Sandye McIntyre describes his decision to attend Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Sandye McIntyre remembers learning French from his godfather, Emile Blais De Sauze, and from his professor, Monsieur Adam
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Sandye McIntyre talks about his service in the U.S. Army during World War II, pt.1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Sandye McIntyre talks about his service in the U.S. Army during World War II, pt.2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Sandye McIntyre describes his decision to teach at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Sandye McIntyre describes his tenure at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Sandye McIntyre describes his senior year at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Sandye McIntyre talks about his experience at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Sandye McIntyre describes his Fulbright experience in France
  • Tape: 2 Story: 12 - Sandye McIntyre talks about his own Fulbright experience and his work on the Fulbright at Morgan State University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Sandye McIntyre talks about Negritude and French intellectuals of African descent
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Sandye McIntyre describes his reception in Europe
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Sandye McIntyre talks about the Fulbright Program at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Sandye McIntyre remembers meeting African American expatriates in France
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Sandye McIntyre talks about Josephine Baker's career in France
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Sandye McIntyre talks about his Bronze Star Medal
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Sandye McIntyre talks about people he has met and admires like Gandhi
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Sandye McIntyre describes his role as the director of the Fulbright Program at Morgan State University and notable alumni
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Sandye McIntyre talks about his teaching methodology
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Sandye McIntyre talks about Haiti
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Sandye McIntyre remembers learning about racism in Brazil
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Sandye McIntyre talks about racism in the world and the impact of racism on future generations
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Sandye McIntyre describes a Wolof devil mask he purchased in Dakar, Senegal
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Sandye McIntyre describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Sandye McIntyre reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Sandye McIntyre talks about how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Sandye McIntyre narrates his photographs, pt.1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Sandye McIntyre narrates his photographs, pt.2