UGM was saddened that Prof. Dr. Dibyo Prabowo, M.Sc., the retired Professor at Faculty of Economics and Bussines passed away on 19 August 2009 at 15.45 hrs because of heart disease. Prof. Dibyo had been taken care at Emergency Room of Panti Rapih Hospital. He died at the age of 69. This graduate from Washington State University left his wife, two children and a grandchild.
Before the funeral at UGM Family Graveyard in Sawitsari, all the University and Faculties leaderships, teaching staff, students and his family gave the last honor at Balairung UGM (21/8) at 14.00 hrs.
On that occasion, Rector of UGM, Prof. Ir. Sudjarwadi, M.Eng, Ph.D., representing all academic community, extended condolences on the death of Prof. Dibyo, who was the Rector of Atmajaya University Yogyakarta at the end of his life. Prof. Ir. Sudjarwadi, M.Eng, Ph.D. hoped that Prof. Dibyo's examples can be applied by all the students.
During his life, Prof. Dibyo who once was the Dean of Faculty of Economics, UGM, (1988- 1991) achieved Satya Lencana Karya Satya Kesetiaan 25 Years Award in 2006, Most Outstanding Career from Labour Board (2006) and Most Outstanding student/ Cumlaude from University of Colorado (1973).