MAGAZINE Fall 2016
BRADLEY C. CLEMENT ’93
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ALSO IN THIS ISSUE THINK: Two New, Eagerly Awaited Majors for Students LIVE: Duzer Du BONUS: Text of Vernon Jordan’s speech at Inauguration of DePauw’s 20th President FALL 2016 DEPAUW MAGAZINE i
INAUGURAL MESSAGE Vernon E. Jordan Jr. ’57 (left), senior managing director, Lazard Frères & Co. LLC, and senior counsel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, gave this speech at the inauguration of D. Mark McCoy as DePauw’s 20th president on Oct. 29. Read more about the inauguration on the University’s website.
ood morning, everyone. It is my great honor and privilege to be here this morning, to be back at my beloved alma mater, and to celebrate the inauguration of the 20th president of DePauw University, Dr. D. Mark McCoy. As I prepared to join you today, I browsed the 1957 yearbook to look again at the photo taken in November of 1956, just after Adlai Stevenson had lost the presidential election to Dwight Eisenhower. The election was not close. Stevenson won exactly seven states, which also happened to be the number of members of the DePauw Jackson Democratic Club. The Young Republicans, by contrast, had over 300 members. In the photo, I am in the radio station trying to explain the defeat. The caption
under the photo reads, “Vern ‘Adlai’ Jordan.” So, while I have not always been accurate in picking presidents, I believe DePauw has made an excellent choice in selecting Dr. D. Mark McCoy as its 20th president. Dr. McCoy, you are no stranger to this campus or community, given your remarkable tenure as dean of the DePauw University School of Music for the past five years. I know that you will continue to serve and lead this great University with distinction. I love this place – DePauw – because it prepared me to lead the life I have been blessed to live. If I were to enumerate all the great gifts this University gave me, everything I learned, or all that my education made possible, I would need at
least another four years! But, in the interest of time – and the desire to avoid additional tuition payments – I’ll say this: DePauw University nurtured my growth and maturity. I made lasting friendships here. And if I had my life to live again, I would return to this place. I remember my parents dropping me off just outside of East College my freshman year. My brother, happy that finally he would have the bed and the bedroom to himself, said a quick goodbye and rushed off to the station wagon. My mother, with tears in her eyes, said, “God bless you son” and slipped $50 into my pocket. My father gave me a firm handshake, looked me straight in the eye and said, simply, “You can’t come home.” Stunned, I said, “What do you mean I can’t come home?” He said, “Your classmates attended fine township high schools and prep schools, and you attended a segregated, ill-equipped, overcrowded, double-sessioned colored high school in the South, where you used a plane geometry text book in 1951 that had been used by a white student in 1935. But you can’t come home. Given your reading score, when your classmates are reading history of civilization, they will be in chapter 6, and you will be in chapter one. But you can’t come home.” Puzzled I asked, “So what should I do, Daddy?” He said, “Read, boy, read.” So that’s what I did. And four years later immediately after graduation, my brother slowly walked to congratulate me, thinking that I may be returning home. My mother, tears in her eyes, said, “God bless you son” and gave me $100. My father gave me a firm handshake, looked me straight in the eye and said, “You can come home now.” And yet, by the time he said that, I
realized I had made DePauw another home, a second home. And even though it was not always easy, and though there were some inconveniences and unhappiness at times, I received an excellent education here. DePauw expanded my mind, broadened my horizons, lifted my sights and prepared me to serve and to lead. While I came here to learn political science and history, it was also an opportunity to learn about people I did not know, and people who did not know me. So while I learned a lot here, I also taught a lot – just by the very fact of my presence. That’s in part because I was the only black student in my class, one of only five enrolled at DePauw at the time. My roommates were two white midwesterners. They were seniors, best friends and planned to room together their senior year – but when they showed up at 106 Longden Hall, I was already there for freshman orientation week. When they walked in and saw me sitting there, the look on their faces said it all: What have we gotten ourselves into? Now, they were not hostile or impolite. We co-existed for three weeks. Then, one night I came back from the library and they were in the room in deep conversation. I spoke to them and one said, “We’ve been talking about you.” I said, “And what have you concluded?” They said together – “We have concluded that you are no different than we are. You go to sleep at your desk, you snore, you sing in the shower, you get mail and cookies from home. You play basketball and drink beer and whiskey.” Whatever the roommates in my freshman year were predisposed to think, our living together broadened their perspective and mine. We grew to become true roommates and good friends. And while I loved DePauw when I was a student, I love DePauw more today because
of the way it has changed. Today’s DePauw is more diverse, more open, more in tune with what America is and can become. And whether it is on this campus, or across this country, we have seen so much progress since I was a student here – especially when it comes to issues of race. When I was a freshman, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education. In December of my junior year, I heard about the boycott of city buses in Montgomery, Alabama – the response to Rosa Parks’ refusal to move to the back of the bus.
of minutes, but clearing the debris, the rubble, takes far longer. And, in that work, we can look to the history of this University, and its presidents, for guidance. President McCoy, it seems fitting that the first president of this University (long before it was called DePauw) – was a presidential friend and adviser. As many of you may know, his name was Matthew Simpson, and 151 years ago, just about 160 miles from here, President Simpson delivered an address at the funeral of his friend … President Abraham Lincoln. On that sad day, one of the things
And while I loved DePauw when I was a student, I love DePauw more today because of the way it has changed. Today’s DePauw is more diverse, more open, more in tune with what America is and can become. And when I cast my presidential vote in 1956, I did so at a time when, back home in the South, so many black people were denied their right to vote … whether it was by poll tax, literacy test or intimidation. For years, so many fought, shed their blood and gave their lives for the opportunity to cast their ballot. Yes, thanks to the thousands of men and women, black and white, who suffered beatings, bombings and jail with quiet dignity and resolve, for knocking down what Martin King called “the sagging walls of segregation.” What we are dealing with now – what defines the issue of race in the 21st century – is the rubble. Less imposing, perhaps, but no less critical to clear away. And if you have ever seen a wrecking ball demolish a building, you will understand that tearing down a wall takes a matter
President Simpson said about this incredible man, Lincoln, gets at the heart of presidential leadership. He said, and I’m quoting: His moral power gave him pre-eminence. [People] saw in him a man whom they believed would do what was right, regardless of all consequences. President McCoy, my hope is that you will not only exercise that moral power, but also lead this institution such that DePauw students learn to exercise their moral power. And one such opportunity to wield that moral power, to use our incredible rights and freedoms, comes in 10 short days, on November 8 – Election Day. As President Obama has said, “Progress is on the ballot.” And it is up to all of us to ensure that progress continues. Because democracy is not a spectator sport – and you need to be participants FALL 2016 DEPAUW MAGAZINE 1
in the political decisions that will affect our lives. So, whatever your political affiliation, Republican, Democrat, Green or independent, it is vital for you to be fully informed about the issues of our day and to participate in the political process. I know the actor Leslie Odom Jr. was here a few weeks ago to take part in the Ubben Lecture Series. Now I would not be surprised if he referenced this line from the musical Hamilton – when, in his final moments, Alexander Hamilton refers to America as a “great unfinished symphony.” President McCoy, as someone who has actually composed a symphony – and given our current political climate – I think
I offer you an illustration, as a testament to my enduring belief in the power of people – and nations – to transform, to change, to progress. In May 1980, I was shot in the back with a 30.06 rifle in Fort Wayne, Indiana. When I came out of the operating room after the surgery that saved my life, one of the many wires and telegrams that came to my room came from Montgomery, Alabama. It read, “I was shocked and saddened to learn of your injury. I am praying for your complete recovery, and am thankful that your life was spared.” That wire was signed “George C. Wallace, Governor of Alabama.”
We must come together because we are stronger together, and I have faith that, if we can do it, then we will continue to see progress for many years to come. President Simpson’s line deserves our consideration. If we accept that our country is indeed like a great unfinished symphony, then we each have a part to play. Here at DePauw and here in America. Our instrument – for change and for progress – is our vote. Of course, we should not expect perfect harmony after November 9. We still have so much work to do to heal from a campaign that has reopened many old wounds and even inflicted new ones. But I believe that we can rise up and transform, that we can come together and clear the rubble – not to make America “great” again, but to make America greater than it has ever been before. Hear Langston Hughes – Oh let America be America again. The land that never has been yet. And yet must be – the land where every man is free.
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Now, I fought Governor Wallace and what he stood for from the day he defied the law by trying to deny black people their rights under the Constitution. But I appreciated that wire. It said to me that it is possible for the deepest of divisions to be subordinated to common humanity. It said to me that we are all human beings who have to reach out to each other. It said to me that Governor Wallace, too, knew what it was like to feel pain of a would-be assassin’s bullet. The story doesn’t end there. In 1982 I went to speak in Montgomery, Alabama, to celebrate the retirement of Civil Rights leader E. D. Nixon after his lifetime of heroic service. Five minutes before the program started, Alabama state troopers wheeled Governor George Wallace into the auditorium of George Washington Carver High School. And during my
remarks, there were some policies of his that I strongly criticized. But at the end of the program, the governor had the state troopers put his wheelchair up to the stage and roll him toward me. He says, “Vernon, you got my telegram, you said so in the speech.” And I said, “It was the first one that got to Fort Wayne.” Now, I was standing up, and Governor Wallace was in his wheelchair. He said, “Vernon, I want you to do something for me, if you will.” So I said, “What is it, Governor?” And George C. Wallace – the man who proclaimed “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever” – said to me, “Vernon, will you reach down and hug me?” That’s the absolute God’s honest truth. The governor of Alabama, a mean, old racist who once stood in the schoolhouse door to keep black people out, could no longer stand at all. Yet he wished he could stand – not to set himself defiantly athwart history – but rather to embrace me as a brother. In order for our country to heal, and to clear the rubble, we must all find the strength to embrace one another as brothers and sisters – whether we are black or white, straight or gay, Christian or Muslim, immigrant now or immigrant 200 years ago. We must come together because we are stronger together, and I have faith that, if we can do it, then we will continue to see progress for many years to come. President McCoy, DePauw University, faculty, students, alumni, staff – this is your charge to keep, your calling to fulfill, your rendezvous with destiny, and to that end, may you neither stumble nor falter. Rather may you mount up with wings as eagles, may you run and not be weary, may you walk together and not be faint – may God bless you and keep you. May God bless DePauw University, and may God bless America. Thank you.
BRADLEY C. CLEMENT ’93
Two New Majors
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news PEA SOUP
DePauw’s Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics now owns and hosts PEA Soup, widely recognized among academic philosophers as the premier ethics blog. PEA – which stands for Philosophy, Ethics and Academia – features contributions by dozens of scholarly leaders in the field of ethics and is a valuable resource for DePauw students and faculty. Check it out at www.peasoup.us.
The number of DePauw faculty members who had books or CDs published during the 2015-16 academic year.
School of Music Dean Ayden Adler promised in her opening welcome of the 21CMposium that the more than 300 attendees from around the world should brace themselves for a “three-day, action-packed, no sleep, no bars hold moment.” What happened next proved to be successful beyond DePauw’s wildest dreams, as Mark Rabideau, director of the 21st-Century Musician Initiative, offers in the recap found at depauw.edu/21CMrecap.
A record 10 members of the DePauw community – including graduates ranging from 2016 to 2013 and one faculty member – received Fulbright awards to teach, study and conduct research abroad during the 2016-17 academic year. DePauw has been cited by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the top U.S. producers of Fulbright Fellows five consecutive times and in nine of the last 10 years.
ART AND UTOPIA Theme of ArtsFest 2016, which featured art, theatre, music and other events on campus, from Oct. 26 through Nov. 6. It was DePauw’s 15th annual celebration of the arts.
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Athletics programs represented at NCAA Championships during the 2015-16 academic year.
SECOND IN THE NATION
DePauw is second among America’s small colleges for graduates participating in Teach For America this year. Consistently among the nation’s top contributors to TFA, DePauw contributed 14 graduates to TFA’s 2016 corps. TFA members are top college graduates and professionals who commit to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity.
FROM THE PRESIDENT D. Mark McCoy
LINCOLN’S NEW HOME A bronze maquette of President Abraham Lincoln that was rediscovered at DePauw after years of storage (See story in the summer 2016 issue of DePauw Magazine) has a new home on campus. Once deemed “missing” by the museum community for decades, DePauw’s maquette is one of only nine in existence for the finished marble statue inside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. After professional conservation treatment, it is once again viewable in its new location near the History Department offices on the second floor of Harrison Hall. The sculpture is one of several historical ties between DePauw and President Lincoln. G. Bromley Oxnam, DePauw’s 16th president, purchased the Lincoln maquette in 1931 at the Grand Central Art Galleries in New York City, and he presented it to the University as a gift for students and faculty. The bronze statue was on display in what was affectionately referred to as “The Lincoln Room” in Roy O. West Library until the building was renovated in 1986.
The arrival of DePauw Magazine is an eagerly anticipated opportunity to reconnect with friends, mentors and memories. I have always said that among the greatest things about DePauw is the success of our alumni and their love for alma mater. In these pages, you will have the opportunity to read about both. I hope you take time to savor these pages and celebrate DePauw with us. We are justifiably proud of everything you will read here. During the first few months in my new role at DePauw, I have had the pleasure of engaging alumni at numerous events on campus and around the country. Without exception, I hear stories and examples of life-changing opportunities that DePauw made possible. I hear of experiences in the classroom, lab, studio and on the playing field; I learn of transformative DePauw opportunities at home and abroad. I realize that these experiences take place during the semester, during Winter Term and even after graduating while staying connected to friendships forged here. It is good to walk down memory lane now and again, and that lane at DePauw is wide and beautiful. My wife, Lisa, and I would like to thank you for the generous and welcoming reception you have provided both to us and our daughters. We recognize how blessed we are to be a part of the DePauw family and look forward to a lifetime of great memories made together. I am honored to serve as DePauw’s 20th president, and I look forward to meeting you and learning your DePauw story. DePauw is beautiful this and any time of year, and I do hope that you will take the opportunity to visit us – soon and often. Our campus is always made better when alumni visit. You have much to offer, and we have much to show and to share. One of the truths of life is that you are always welcome home. Thanks for taking a moment to celebrate DePauw with us in the pages that follow.
D. Mark McCoy President
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news WHAT FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS BRING
A team of DePauw students and faculty completed the first season of excavation at the archaeological site “La Villa” near Castiglione del Lago in Italy in June. The project is a collaboration between The Umbra Institute, DePauw and Intrageo.
According to the Class of 2015 First-Destination Survey, nearly 80 percent of DePauw’s 2015 graduates are either working full-time or pursuing graduate or professional study. Others are participating in volunteer programs or in a nationally competitive fellowship, such as the Fulbright Award. First destinations for the recent graduates included jobs at many top companies and organizations, and graduate or professional study at prestigious universities. DePauw’s Hubbard Center for Student Engagement and Institutional Research Office conducted the First-Destination Survey.
JOURNALISM EXCELLENCE CONTINUES
2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the dedication of the Eugene S. Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media. Follow student stories and new programming by visiting depauw.edu/academics/centers/pccm.
“You are also entering into a magical place. DePauw University has been … changing lives since your great-great-great-great-greatgrandparents walked this earth.” D. MARK McCOY, DePauw’s 20th president, addressing 587 students in the entering Class of 2020 during
opening convocation on Aug. 20 in Kresge Auditorium.
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The first-year students in this fall’s entering class bring with them a broad range of experiences and accomplishments. The Class of 2020 includes, among many others: » First-ever student from Mongolia » Five students who have founded nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) » Recipient of an Intel Award who discovered a process to purify water in poor rural areas » Croatian national debate team member » Student who is a level 8 alpine skier, junior level figure skater and silver level ice dancer » A student who is already writing a book » Online clothing shop owner who ships worldwide » A refugee from Sierra Leone » Member of the U.S. Synchronized Skating Team who competed in the 2012 U.S. Championship » First student from Alaska in many years » Student ranked seventh nationally for Double Dutch » Pakistani Baseball Team member
IMPACTING STUDENTS’ LIVES THROUGH MEANINGFUL ENGAGEMENT
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For the first time, the Film Studies Program offered classes this fall on film production in addition to classes on film theory and analysis already available to students. The classes help students learn how to put film studies into practice and also give them experience necessary to qualify for jobs and internships on the sets of film production.
Alan P. Hill ’81
It truly is a great honor and privilege to have been offered this wonderful opportunity to return to DePauw. My life’s work has been and remains focused on impacting the lives of young people through education. President McCoy has provided me with the opportunity to help guide, develop, motivate and challenge our students from the time each of them arrives on our campus, until that special moment when they each proudly walk across the stage as graduates and lifelong learners. Yes, I am “Back Home Again,” and I don’t take this very important appointment lightly. Having the opportunity to join the president’s cabinet, faculty/staff and team of extremely bright and talented individuals in our newly blended Student Academic Life Division allows us all to remain focused on each student as they begin to navigate the educational phases of student development, academic development, career development, professional development and life development. The primary focus of DePauw has always been – and will always be – our rigorous, nationally recognized liberal arts academic program. Student Academic Life members are committed to challenging and supporting our students, providing appropriate guidance, offering quality educational programming, facilitating meaningful discussions, and offering high-level services that our students require as an extension of their academic pursuits.
CARRYING A TORCH FOR BETTIE
Senior Kerri E. Hemmelgarn, CEO of the Alpha Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta, did the honors when the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay made its way across the DePauw campus on Sept. 22. As the torch bearer, Hemmelgarn represented DePauw graduate Bettie Locke Hamilton, one of the founders of Kappa Alpha Theta, the nation’s first Greek-letter fraternity for women, at DePauw in 1870. Indiana became the 19th state on Dec. 11, 1816.
At a time when many across the country are questioning the value of a liberal arts education, DePauw remains steadfastly committed to educating each of our students to respect and value the great talents and gifts that each of us has. DePauw graduates will continue to be prepared not only to face the challenges of the ever-changing global world, but also to provide the leadership and wisdom that is required. They will become the compassionate and caring citizens who embrace challenges and have the desire and ability to make a real difference. Fellow alumni and friends of DePauw, I call upon each of you to do your part in helping us achieve our goal and commitment to impact students’ lives through meaningful engagement. Can we count on you to help us recruit a student, be a mentor or encouraging voice to a student who may be questioning the value of their DePauw experience, conduct mock interviews, speak to a class and/or at an event, offer an internship, help prepare a student for graduate or professional school, or continue to hire a graduate? True engagement is TIGER PRIDE at its best! Respectfully,
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A. ANDREW DAS ’87 Paul and the Stories of Israel: Grand Thematic Narratives in Galatians
ROBERT R. HUDSON ’75 The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style, 4th Edition
Much recent scholarship on Paul has searched for implicit narratives behind Paul’s scriptural allusions, especially in the wake of Richard B. Hays’ groundbreaking work on the apostle’s appropriation of Scripture. A. Andrew Das reviews six proposals for “grand thematic narratives” behind the logic of Galatians – potentially, six explanations for the fabric of Paul’s theology: the covenant (N. T. Wright); the influx of nations to Zion (Terence Donaldson); Isaac’s near sacrifice (Scott Hahn, Alan Segal); the Spirit as cloud in the wilderness (William Wilder); the Exodus (James Scott, Sylvia Keesmaat); and the imperial cult (Bruce Winter et al.). Das weighs each of these proposals and finds them wanting – more examples of what Samuel Sandmel famously labeled “parallelomania” than of sound exegetical method. He turns at last to reflect on the risks of (admittedly alluring) totalizing methods and offers a seventh proposal with greater claim to evidence in the text of Galatians: Paul’s allusions to Isaiah’s servant passages. Das is professor of religious studies at Elmhurst College.
Now in its fourth revised edition, the standard style guide of the Christian publishing industry, The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style, compiled by Zondervan’s senior editor-at-large, Robert Hudson, contains clear guidance on style questions related to religious writing, including many topics not addressed in other references or online. Nearly half of the fourth revision is new material, including information about turning blogs into books, the effects of digital media on writing, “adverbial doubles,” “vanishing accents,” wordchoice strategies, endorser guidelines and more. It also contains an all-new Word List, which makes up more than a third of the book. The most-needed information remains – including entries on capitalization, abbreviation, citations, fictional dialogue – but it has all been updated to keep pace with changes in English language usage. With his wife, Shelly Townsend-Hudson, Hudson previously wrote Companions for the Soul, and with Duane W. H. Arnold he wrote Beyond Belief: What the Martyrs Said to God. For several years, he also edited the online literary magazine Working Poet.com.
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MARK R. KELLEY ’79 and Melissa L. Fishel, editors DNA Repair in Cancer Therapy, 2nd edition Molecular Targets and Clinical Applications (Academic Press) The second edition of DNA Repair and Cancer Therapy is a comprehensive reference book that focuses on the translational and clinical use of DNA repair as a target area for the development of diagnostic biomarkers and enhancement of cancer treatment. Experts on DNA repair proteins from all areas of cancer biology research take readers from bench research to new therapeutic approaches. The book provides a detailed discussion of combination therapies – how the inhibition of repair pathways can be coupled with chemotherapy, radiation or DNA-damaging drugs. Newer areas covered in this edition include the role of DNA repair in chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, radiation DNA damage, Fanconi anemia cross-link repair, translesion DNA polymerases, BRCA1BRCA2 pathway for HR and synthetic lethality, and mechanisms of resistance to clinical PARP inhibitors. Mark Kelley is Betty and Earl Herr Chair in Pediatric Oncology Research, associate director for the Herman B. Wells Center for Pediatric Research, and associate director of basic science research at Indiana University Simon Cancer Center.
JOHN TERRY McCONNELL ’69 Running with Asthma: An Asthmatic Runner’s Memoir (Createspace) Many of the world’s greatest distance runners have asthma. It is possible to safely manage asthma while pursuing athletic interests. Running with Asthma tells John Terry McConnell’s inspiring story of how he overcame numerous setbacks of his condition and now enjoys running distance races as a 68-year-old. His narrative blends information about helpful exercises and medications, as well as special running techniques, into his personal experiences, revealing how asthma can be a surmountable obstacle if you’re smart about your health and determined about your goals. An asthmatic long-distance runner, McConnell served in public education for 40 years as a secondary social studies teacher, school librarian, track and crosscountry coach, and special education worker.
JOHN TERRY McCONNELL ’69 Route 1 Rendezvous
LESLIE BAIRD McDONALD ’72 Journeys With Horses
(Down the Aisle Promotions)
This novel tells the story of high school seniors Allie O’Brien, a top-caliber athlete with low self-esteem but high ambitions, and Ruben Gonzales, who recently came to the United States from El Salvador after his father was killed in a civil war. They come from different backgrounds but have a lot in common. Both are interested in writing, struggling with substance abuse issues and making dangerous lifestyle choices. When their lives intersect at Riverbend High School in northern Virginia, Allie and Ruben are faced with very important decisions. In Route 1 Rendezvous, the author takes the reader back to 1989 to explore problems that teens still face in schools today. John Terry McConnell served in public education for 40 years as a secondary social studies teacher, school librarian, track and cross-country coach, and special education worker.
Leslie McDonald’s fifth book about horses takes readers on a journey down the barn aisle through a series of short stories that tell the tale of the sight, scent and sensations of life in the stable. Written for novice to competitive riders, grooms to breeders, professional trainers to “horse husbands,” Journeys With Horses shares stories of triumph and tragedy, joy and revelations that will remind readers of their own experiences. To create the fascinating characters in the book, McDonald draws from more than 45 professional years in the horse industry as a trainer, instructor and competitor. She has extensive experience in many disciplines, ranging from dressage to eventing, hunters to jumpers, and steeplechasing to foxhunting. A United States Dressage Federation gold medalist, she lives at Full Cry Farm in southern Ohio where she teaches dressage and writes books.
KATHERINE GALLANT NUTT ’78, coauthor Memoir Your Way: Tell Your Story through Writing, Recipes, Quilts, Graphic Novels, and More (Skyhorse Publishing) This book, put together by The Memoir Roundtable, a group of six nationally known writers, crafters and workshop leaders, takes a new approach to family and personal memoirs that includes many creative formats. Katherine Gallant Nutt wrote the “Reinvent Your Scrapbook” chapter. Memoir Your Way is intended to inspire family storykeepers to create memoirs using crafts they already know or are inspired to learn. Accessible and with broad appeal, this first-of-its-kind book extends the written memoir form to cookbooks, scrapbooks, quilts and other forms of storytelling. It makes memoir accessible to everyone, including those who don’t consider themselves to be writers, and it is a valuable sourcebook for quickly and easily creating memoirs that celebrate family stories and ancestry. Katherine Nutt is retiring this year from a career in international development in order to teach English and journalism at Northern Virginia Community College.
WILLIAM C. RILEY ’05 The Milan Miracle: The Town that Hoosiers Left Behind (Indiana University Press) Will lightning strike twice? Can David beat Goliath a second time? These questions haunt everyone in the small town of Milan, Ind., whose basketball team inspired Hoosiers, one of the most popular underdog sports movies ever made. From a town of 1,816 residents, the team remains forever an underdog, but one with a storied past that has them eternally frozen in their 1954 moment of glory. Milan usually manages only a win or two each year, and still, perhaps because it’s the only option for Milan, the town believes that the Indians can rise again. In his first book, Bill Riley follows the modern-day Indians for a season and explores how the Milan myth still permeates the town, the residents and their high level of expectations of the team. The legend of Milan and Hoosiers is both a blessing and curse. A major character in the book is Alex Layden, a member of DePauw’s Class of 2015 who was a senior at Milan High School during the year Riley wrote the book. Riley is an assistant professor of English at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in Terre Haute, Ind.
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DUZER DU By Sarah McAdams
When William J. “Billy” Burke ’17 directed the Duzer Du production of Romeo and Juliet this fall in Theta Gardens, he was marking more than 100 years of student-led productions at DePauw. Founded in 1913, Duzer Du has provided countless opportunities for students interested in hands-on experience in all facets of theatre, including directing, casting, costume and set design as well as choreographing. Despite resistance by DePauw’s administration in the early years of its history, there were great efforts by various faculty members along the way to bring theatre to DePauw. The traditional Methodist view at the time discouraged dramatic and other stage performances during the Indiana Asbury period (1837-1884) as well as the early DePauw years. Occasionally, students and faculty members would attend theatre in Indianapolis, but DePauw President Alexander Martin (1875-1889) didn’t condone it. The senior class performed Esmerelda in spring 1881 at the Opera House on the square. It was a hit with both students and community members, but it was so alarming to the University’s administration that no other performances took place for more than two decades. In 1905, As You Like It was performed in Meharry Hall.
As late as the 1950s, auditions were still a requirement to be considered for membership, but by the time Sutton arrived in 1963, that had changed. To be initiated, students participate in at least three theatrical productions in an academic year. In 2004 DePauw became a member of the national theatre honor society Alpha Psi Omega. The theatre department chose Duzer Du as the local chapter name as a way of maintaining and honoring its long history at DePauw. Duzer Du continues to provide a space for students to create their own work with full creative control. According to Sutton, Duzer still provides students with experiences they can’t get everywhere. “The big advantage of an organization like Duzer or a place like DePauw is that you can do things that you couldn’t do at a larger institution,” he says. “A student is not going to direct, produce or design on the big stage at Indiana University, for example, but here it happens all the time.” Burke agrees. As current president of the Duzer Du chapter, he has worked hard to seize every opportunity he can to gain diverse experiences in theatre.
It took the perseverance of Harry B. Gough, chair of the department of public speaking, to organize Duzer Du, a dramatic honor society, in 1913. The group’s first production, The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, was that spring in Meharry Hall. By 1928, 53 fulllength plays and 35 one-act plays had been performed there.
“The leadership and administrative experiences in my role as president are very much like the role of artistic director in a small theatre company,” he says. “I help plan the season, direct some of the productions, secure funding and communicate with other arts entities on campus.”
According to Larry G. Sutton, professor emeritus of communication and theatre (1963-2003), Duzer Du was a student organization from the beginning. Along with DePauw, two other chapters were founded during that time – one at Allegheny College and the other at Purdue University – but the DePauw chapter is the only one remaining.
Burke has directed three large-scale productions for Duzer. “Directing a play is an incredibly rewarding experience. You get to choose the play, audition the actors, cast the piece, conceptualize it and work with other committed students.
“Eventually, as the department became organized and views changed, the department was the one producing the plays, and Duzer Du became strictly an honorary,” Sutton says.
“These experiences will benefit me when I apply to apprenticeships and graduate programs in the spring,” Burke says. “Duzer has given me the opportunity to hone my ability as a director, and I’ve come to realize that’s the career path I’d like to pursue.”
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High-altitude filmmaker and mountaineer Bradley C. Clement ’93 sets sights on snow leopard conservation By Steven Barcus
It’s still dark when Brad Clement crawls out of his tent. The snow crunches beneath his feet as a cold wind chills his face. He fills a pot with snow and waits for it to melt on a small camp stove. Below him are the icy slopes he and his crew navigated the day before. Above, still wreathed in clouds, an imposing summit dares him to continue his climb. It might be a common site for Clement, but that does not make it ordinary. As a professional mountain guide and high-altitude filmmaker who has seen the summits of Mount Everest, Mount Rainier, Mount Denali, Mount Kilimanjaro and more of the planet’s highest places, he continues to be driven not by the peak, but by the journey. However, Clement’s newest endeavor will not see him summiting any peak, but helping to preserve the world’s endangered snow leopards by working with communities in Nepal. FALL 2016 DEPAUW MAGAZINE 13
ROAD TO THE MOUNTAINS Clement traces his love of the outdoors and passion for conservation to his childhood in the Midwest. Growing up in St. Louis, Clement and his family often spent time at his grandfather’s cattle ranch – a place he carries with him in all of his travels across the globe. “Especially as a kid from Missouri, that farm seemed like the most wild, exotic place in the world,” Clement said. “It really captured my interest and my heart as far as a love for the outdoors and love for the wilderness.” Clement enrolled as a history major and sociology minor at DePauw in 1989, choosing the institution because he wanted to attend a “quintessential small school in a beautiful pastoral setting.” At the time, he planned to use his degree and enter a traditional profession, eventually settling down and starting a family. The summer after graduation changed everything. Clement and a DePauw fraternity brother, Joseph M. Wilferth ’93, decided to use the summer to explore, before beginning their careers. The pair set off for Denali National Park in Alaska and spent the summer washing buses for the park service. The entire time, Clement found himself drawn to Mount Denali. He wanted to climb it. Clement took a course on mountaineering at Mount Rainier, before challenging Mount Denali. The climb was an epiphany for Clement. “It was terrifying, exciting and way over my head – and I loved it,” Clement said. “I wanted nothing more than to spend the rest of my life in the mountains.” Over the next several years, Clement continued to grow his climbing skills. By the time he was 27, Clement had moved from St. Louis, where he was selling farms
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and ranches as a real estate broker, and relocated to Bellingham, Wash., to work as a mountain guide. THE REAL REWARD OF A CLIMB The summit might be the destination, but adding trophy climbs to his climbing résumé has never been the goal for Clement. Rather, the ascent and descent are just as significant as standing on the peak. He relishes in not only the physical challenge of the journey, but also the mental aspect – seeing a trip up a mountain and a safe return below as a puzzle to be solved.
to let ego or pride cloud his judgment, especially when a mistake could spell disaster. “You always need to respect the climb and be cognizant of the risks,” Clement said. “My wife, Tonya, and I have had many friends die over the years. Sometimes we’ve been with them, and sometimes we hear about it through the community. The risks are real.” Often the most thorough planning, research and preparation are still not enough to make the journey as planned. Clement recalled an expedition up Annapurna I. The mountain, at 26,545
“The mountains I summit right away are often less meaningful. When there is more of a struggle and I don’t reach the top, that is more meaningful and a stronger memory.” – BRAD CLEMENT ’93 “For me, climbing and the mountains have always been about absorbing all that there is in that environment,” Clement said. “Sometimes that is enjoying the pure physicality of climbing on ice versus rock, or winding through massive crevasses and snow fields to solve the puzzle of the route. It’s always an engaging journey.” As a seasoned mountaineer, Clement has charted routes countless times on personal expeditions and led others as a guide. He is one of a handful of people in the world who has summited Mount Everest from the north and south. Despite his success and that he has stayed safe from harm, Clement has been careful not
feet, is the 10th highest in the world, and it carries the highest fatality rate at 41 percent. Only three Americans have reached the top – Clement is not one of them. “We got nowhere near the top,” Clement said. “It is one of the scariest places I’ve been. The mountain conditions were not in our favor, and we had to acknowledge it was not our time.” Despite having to call off the expedition, Clement does not consider the Annapurna I expedition, or any climbs where he and his group were forced to turn back, a failure. Rather, they have become some of his most significant
moments. “When I am climbing with friends, I have no agenda other than to enjoy the climb,” Clement said. “The mountains I summit right away are often less meaningful. When there is more of a struggle and I don’t reach the top, that is more meaningful and a stronger memory.” FROM MOUNTAINEER TO FILMMAKER The mountains called to Clement, and he had answered. But after years of living around the lofty peaks and daunting climbs, he faced a new challenge – how to make a life out of it. Leading expeditions was enjoyable work for Clement, but not necessarily a steady income. Ultimately, the solution came once again from his Midwest roots. Clement’s mother was a photographer and even kept a dark room in their home. As a result, Clement grew up enjoying photography and realized that he might be able to make a living with his mother’s craft. “I didn’t originally get into filming to film,” Clement said. “I needed something that could keep me in the mountains and provide a career path. I decided to just start calling myself a cameraman and film anything and everything in the mountains.” In the years since he first began filming, Clement’s motivations have completely changed. His experience in navigating routes, understanding the flow of a climb and how to interact with groups gave him the expertise to succeed in filmmaking. Along the way, Clement fell in love with the technical aspects of storytelling and showing the personal journeys of individuals as they attempted to conquer some of the most beautiful and remote
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places in the world. Under the label Spindrift Films, Clement has filmed around the world for Google, Outdoor Channel, Discovery Channel, PBS and several corporate entities, to name just a few, who have enlisted his talents to tell stories and grow brands. Many of his projects have had widereaching influence. Clement was the cinematographer for the Everest Peace Project, a world-peace climb that saw people from different cultures, religions and backgrounds working together to reach the top of Mount Everest. The culmination of the project was the firstever joint ascent by Israeli and Palestinian climbers. The resulting documentary, Everest: A Climb for Peace, was narrated by actor Orlando Bloom and received widespread acclaim, including praise from the Dalai Lama. This project was especially significant for Clement because during it he met his wife, Tonya Riggs, also an accomplished climber and a Boulder, Colo. resident who works for a technology firm. Riggs was one of just nine other climbers on the Everest Peace Project. “We instantly clicked,” Clement recalled. “Since that trip, we’ve never been apart. After that expedition, I moved to Boulder where she lived.” Clement’s wife has been an invaluable partner to him personally and professionally, sharing and supporting many of his high-altitude interests, including his newest endeavor – education through conservation. A FATEFUL MEETING Clement, who serves as founder and board president of the Pangje Foundation, first became interested in snow leopard
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conservation after reading a National Geographic article about Som Ale, regional director of a global conservation organization, who was using the cats to teach conservation to Nepalese children. Clement was impressed that Ale was preserving an endangered species while also helping participants build stronger
him through washed-out roads to where he could connect with a bus to Jomsom. With 20 miles to go, the bus broke down. Clement hired a porter and finished the journey on foot. By the time he arrived in Jomsom, he was already a day late. When he finally got in touch with Ale, he discovered that the scientist had
“It would be wonderful if our model for animal conservation creates a standard for ecological stewardship. Conservation is important everywhere. It can have a global impact, and that is really important.” – BRAD CLEMENT ’93 bonds with their communities, develop valuable research skills and connect with their culture. He decided to write Ale to see if he could film Ale and the kids in action, with the possibility of using clips to approach networks and initiate a larger project. At first, Ale was not interested. However, months later, Clement received a message from Ale with dates for his next camp, asking if he wanted to film. “We had never even spoken over the phone, and the dates were just weeks away,” Clement said. “But I knew that if I said no then, I would never have gotten the offer again.” The two planned to meet in Jomsom, a remote town in Nepal. The journey did not go well for Clement. Monsoon season was underway when he landed in Kathmandu. There were no flights available to Jomsom, and time was running out to meet Ale. Clement hired a private vehicle that took
been delayed several days, facing similar challenges from the weather. When Ale finally arrived a few days later, Clement found an instant rapport with him, calling the researcher and humanitarian “one of the brightest and most inspirational people he has ever met.” The rain never stopped during the camp. For several days, Clement filmed Ale and Nepalese children setting up trail cameras, counting prey species and collecting vegetation samples. The children’s cotton clothes and ragged tents did little to keep them from the elements, but the whole time Clement watched as they laughed, had fun, and most importantly, learned. “To see the simplicity of Ale’s program and what it could do blew me away,” Clement said. “These kids were poor, under educated and didn’t have prospects for a future outside their village. But they were finding inspiration in the middle of
the mountains through snow leopards.” As soon as the camp concluded, Clement called his wife and told her that this was what he wanted to do the rest of his life. THE SNOW LEOPARD AS KEY Snow leopards are an integral part of Nepal’s ecosystem and culture. According to the World Wildlife Foundation, there are between 4,510 and 7,350 living snow leopards, making it an endangered species. An estimated 350–500 snow leopards, or approximately 10 percent of the world’s snow leopard population, live in Nepal. Despite being an apex predator, the animals are constantly threatened by loss of habitat, climate change, poaching and retaliatory killings by livestock farmers. However, Ale and Clement hope that the Pangje Foundation and its programs will create a culture of stewardship in the next generation of Nepalese children, helping to preserve snow leopards, while also offering opportunities for education. “Through the vehicle of snow leopards, you are actually helping the people,” Clement said. “You are helping the environment, but you’re also helping the people gain purpose, education, inspiration and a sense of global citizenship.” So far, the cornerstone of the Pangje Foundation is the STEWARDS program, which continues Ale’s hands-on work with snow leopards and local children. The program is open to students 12-14 years old and incorporates a year of conservation studies. It culminates in a six-day camp
TOP: Children involved in the Pangje Snow Leopard education program in Nepal. BOTTOM: Snow leopard in Nepal (photo: NTNC).
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during which the students identify snow leopards through camera traps, analyze prey species density, collect DNA samples and study area vegetation. By the end of the year, program participants not only have a better understanding of the importance of the snow leopard and how they can help preserve its numbers, but also how wildlife diversity and the surrounding environment are something they can take personal, community and national pride in. “The community is very enthusiastic about the program,” Clement said. “Kids come back and get their siblings excited about it. Parents and grandparents are excited their kids have this opportunity and in turn are excited to share their own knowledge of snow leopards. Everyone realizes that they are preserving a part of their future.” While Clement originally founded the Pangje Foundation as a way to be able to collect donations to support the program, he, too, is seeing ways to enhance and expand the work. He would like to make livestream video and film a component of the experience. His hope is that by letting students in Nepal, the United States and other nations interact with one another, children throughout the world will build a sense of global citizenship and shared responsibility for the world’s ecosystem and resources. Clement also sees the value in using a key animal to teach stewardship, along with skills in research, science and conservation to other communities.
LEFT: Brad Clement leading ice in Colorado (photo: Tonya Clement). RIGHT: Climbing at 20,000 feet on Mt. Everest.
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“It would be wonderful if our model for animal conservation creates a standard for ecological stewardship,” Clement said. “Conservation is important everywhere. It can have a global impact, and that is really important.” THE DEPAUW CONNECTION Clement discovered the confidence to create his path as a mountaineer and filmmaker through the relationships he formed while at DePauw. He encourages current students to “take everything you’ve learned from DePauw in the traditional sense, think outside the box and apply it to something you’re passionate about.” Clement also found support for Pangje
through relationships forged at DePauw. Dr. Joseph M. Wilferth ’93, along with fraternity brothers Ryan M. Jamboretz ’96, Brian M. Topper ’96 and Peter C. Weber ’93, serve on the advisory council for Pangje. Molly Terrill Spowal ’96 is a member of the board of directors. Clement continues to rely on the expertise of these DePauw alumni as he works to build Pangje into a thriving organization. “DePauw created a unique environment where I met some of the best friends I would make,” Clement said. “They have also been successful in their own journeys through life. Their experience, perspectives, and ideas all are valuable in creating and
growing this unique organization.” Moving forward, Clement is approaching his work with Nepal communities and snow leopards in the same way he would a climb, with careful preparation, an eye on what awaits and an appreciation for every step of the journey. “It all seems to make sense – it’s where I should be,” Clement said. “In many ways, I feel I’ve come full circle. I grew up loving wildlife and nature. It comes back to the farm. I took a roundabout way, but the connector was falling in love with the communities. That brought me back to my love of wildlife.”
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Two new majors. Both growing in demand. Both tailor-made for a liberal arts education. By Christopher L. Wolfe
The term “major” wasn’t used in an academic context until the late 19th century. Before then, both in instruction and utility, a college education was fairly limited. In addition to how something should be learned – a distinction that still exists between a liberal arts college and a large state university – a school also decided what its students should learn. And, given that most schools were governed by religious denominations, the what of the time was primarily Latin, Greek and training in the traditions of the affiliated church. But as American colleges and universities transitioned from training grounds for clergy and public leaders into their modern role as teaching and research institutions, students began to have a choice of what they could study. Those choices have added up over time, creating dozens of new majors – even at a small school with old roots. And that number just got a little bigger. This fall, DePauw added majors 44 and 45, neuroscience and global health: two disciplines that will define the 21st century.
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Neuroscience and psychology are complementary sides of the same coin. While psychology seeks to explain human behaviors in therapeutic, economic and interpersonal settings, neuroscience focuses (mostly) on the physical makeup of our brain and how it functions. To borrow a common analogy: psychology is our software, neuroscience is our hardware. Student interest in neuroscience at DePauw has been growing steadily in the last decade, and a push to establish neuroscience as a major has existed for at least as long. But to create a major, you need resources. Specifically, you need faculty members with the necessary expertise and time to create and teach the new curriculum. Nevertheless, some students had pursued their interests in neuroscience through a joint concentration offered by
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the psychology and biology departments, while others used DePauw’s independent interdisciplinary major to create a personalized neuroscience framework to ground their studies. Neither approach was ideal, but they got the ball rolling. With the number of independent neuroscience majors – as well as prospective students interested in neuroscience – continuing to grow, the psychology department began searching for a new member with the specific intention of finding a colleague who could finally oversee the creation of a neuroscience major. The search led to the 2015 hiring of Robert West, Elizabeth P. Allen Distinguished University Professor and professor of psychology and neuroscience, a cognitive neuroscientist who had taught at Iowa State University and University of Notre Dame. Building on this momentum,
the department added another member with a neuroscience background this year, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Rebecca Achtman, formerly a faculty member at Denison University. The resources brought to bear for the neuroscience major represent a significant upgrade over previous approaches. A new major means new, targeted courses, open not only to majors and minors, but also to students throughout the University. (The psychology department has a new name, Psychology and Neuroscience, to help draw their attention.) And the new faculty members create additional opportunities for collaborative research in the field. Quite often, the practice of neuroscience scrapes against an invisible disciplinary border with philosophy. You can’t go far into a discussion of the latest neuroscience research before some metaphysical
LEFT: In Robert West's neuroscience lab, EEG caps, like this one worn by Akil Davis '17, are used to detect brain activity in response to different stimuli.
implications are stirred. For example, Descartes’ famous “Cogito ergo sum” – I think, therefore I am – becomes a real quagmire as neuroscientists discover more about what it really means to think. Because of this, neuroscience has the potential to be a transformative discipline. As scientists delve deeper into the way we process the world, they also risk uncovering something that will fundamentally change our interactions with it. Particularly in recent years, neuroscientists have also made serious forays into the study of ethics. “There are lots of intersections between neuroscience, ethics and morality right now,” West says. Neuroethics, an emerging subdiscipline, looks at the neural mechanisms that underpin ethical or moral behavior, as well as policy issues such as criminal responsibility and even free will. It’s in these muddy waters where West has focused a good deal of his recent research. Information security is paramount in a world where sensitive data, whether trade secrets or health records, can be compromised by outside parties. These kinds of breaches often trace back to an act of individual carelessness rather than outright malicious intent, rendering hightech security systems useless. But what if there was a way to determine whether an individual posed a high risk for divulging confidential information? Neuroscientists such as West believe there may well be. In West’s current project, test subjects are fitted with electroencephalogram (EEG) caps that sense electrical activity at different points in the brain. They then
NEUROSCIENCE CORE COURSES
BIO 101 CHEM 120
CSC 121 PSY 100
ADDITIONAL COURSES BIOLOGY CHEMISTRY PHILOSOPHY
PSYCHOLOGY COMPUTER SCIENCE
answer a series of questions about ethical behavior, with some cases more clear cut than others. Using this method, West has been able to see how the ethical centers of the brain struggle with these kinds of dilemmas, at a scale measured in mere milliseconds. Assuming that some people are better at making ethical decisions under stress, his research confirms the potential for weeding out individuals who may not be suited to keeping other people’s secrets. If all that sounds like something from a dystopian sci-fi novel, don’t worry. The tests West performs aren’t currently accurate enough to be of any use at the individual level; only by combining large volumes of results does a clear signal emerge from the noise of a single brain at work. So, no brain scans at work. Not yet, at least.
KINESIOLOGY PHYSICS SOCIOLOGY
As with neuroscience, DePauw students have explored global health issues for many years, both through independent majors and, most visibly, during service trips. One of the most recent – and impactful – of these annual trips was arranged through a partnership with Timmy Global Health, sending students, faculty and staff members on medical brigades to deliver healthcare in remote parts of the globe. These “Timmy trips” were a direct contributor to a rising number of students interested in an official program in global health, many of whom pursued an advanced degree in public health after graduation. But while neuroscience found a departmental home, global health, with entire graduate schools dedicated to its study, is defiantly interdisciplinary
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by nature. Alternatively, it made more sense to create a new and independent program, overseen by representatives from constituent departments. And there are quite a few of them. A look through the major’s course listings reveals nearly all the traditional contributors to a college education: biology, economics, history, philosophy, political science and sociology, to name only a few. If a liberal arts education is meant to teach students about the world from multiple angles, the global health major is one of the purest expressions of the University’s mission. “The emphasis on true interdisciplinary – crossing natural and social science boundaries and seeing them as more integrated than disparate – is the key,” says Rebecca L. Upton, professor of sociology and anthropology and co-director of the global health program. “More than going back to the roots of what draws a student to a school like DePauw, majoring in global health is about what it means to be a liberal arts student in the 21st century.” One of the unique structures of a global
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health major is built on the discipline’s boundless lines of inquiry. Instead of following a fixed, linear curriculum, majors choose from a menu of different thematic tracks that touch upon issues of global health from different academic perspectives. For example, “Health in Resource-Poor Regions” introduces students to the discipline through courses in anthropology and political science, while “Biosocial Determinants of Health” is grounded in chemistry, biology and anthropology. Upton and program co-director Sharon Crary, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, represent a case-in-point to this approach. Crary, a biochemist, came to DePauw from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she researched Ebola virus, while Upton, an anthropologist with an M.P.H. degree, is an expert on the cultural issues surrounding HIV/AIDS and infertility. Though they have entirely different backgrounds, any serious effort to combat a global health crisis would draw on each of their skillsets.
ABOVE: J. Adam Hawkins '11, currently an emergency medicine resident at UC Davis Health, got his start during a WTIS trip to Ecuador with Timmy Global Health.
DePauw’s global health program takes its inspiration from graduate schools in another key way: all majors are required to complete a practicum outside DePauw, a recognition that knowing and doing are often separate things, and that both are necessary. “With our program design and requirement of a practicum experience,” Upton says, “we ensure that not only do students have a well-grounded academic background in global health literature and skills, but they can also put those skills into practice in ways that make their major most meaningful.” The increased interest in global health during the last two decades has been nothing less than meteoric. According to a 2014 report from the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), the number of undergraduate public health majors has increased 750 percent since the 1990s, from 759 degrees
awarded in 1992 to 6,464 in 2012. Brian Castrucci, author of the report, argued that the rise was in large part due to the changing global context during which today’s college students came of age. “Millennials grew up against the backdrop of September 11, Hurricane Katrina, and other domestic and international health crises,” he said. “In response,
this generation seems to be more service-minded than their predecessors, recognizing the need for public service and emergency response from a young age.” Since launching the new major at DePauw, Upton has seen a similar trend. “I’d say that on any given week this semester I speak to at least two students who express interest in finding out about
or declaring the major,” Upton says. “This is great, and I think meets or exceeds our expectations. We knew many students were interested in an interdisciplinary major that synthesizes the natural and social sciences in the field of public health, but this is quite a steady trend. If the trend continues, this will be one of the fastest growing majors at the University.”
GLOBAL HEALTH Introduction to Global Health (GLH 101)
CORE COURSES Statistics Global Health (Math 141, Bio 375, Practicum Econ 350, or Psy 241) (GLH 301)
ADDITIONAL COURSES Philosophy Anthropology History Psychology Economics Political Science
Senior Seminar (GLH 401)
THEMATIC TRACKS Choose Your Own Adventure – Students in the Global Health Program personalize their education through different thematic tracks, each with its own set of core courses. Here are some of their choices. Health in resource-poor regions Ethics of global health Biosocial determinants of health Environment and human • ANTH 151 – Human Cultures interventions • CHEM 240 – Structure and health • ANTH 257 – Culture, • PHIL 230 – Ethical Theory Function of Biomolecules Population and family health Medicine and Health • PHIL 234 – Biomedical Ethics (pre-req Chem 120) Global health statistics • POLS 352 –Politics of • POLS 235 – Equality & • BIO 250 – Microbiology Developing Nations Justice (pre-req Bio 101) • ANTH 370 – Public Health in • ANTH 370 – Public Health in • ANTH 257 – Culture, Africa Africa Medicine and Health
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Green Revolving Fund For Sustainable DePauw Trustee Rick Neville ’76 and Jan Neville provided $65,000 as an initial investment to launch DePauw’s Green Revolving Fund to support cost-saving sustainability projects, such as energy efficiency activities. Financial savings produced through funded projects are reinvested in the Green Fund to support additional environmentally minded projects. Contributions and savings remain in a socially responsible investment fund until the next project is determined. “The Green Fund and associated projects will show students that environmental choices are smart choices for the planet and the bottom line,” says Jeane Pope, faculty sustainability coordinator. The Nevilles’ gift provided matching funds for a Community Conservation Challenge grant from the State of Indiana for energy-efficient, programmable LED lights in Neal Fieldhouse, producing a $17,000 annual reduction in electricity spending. The Nevilles hope the Green Revolving Fund inspires more alumni to support sustainability at DePauw. Rick, a psychology major at DePauw, is retired from his position as executive vice president of World Fuel Services. Jan is a 1980 graduate of Iowa State University. She formerly co-led the Women’s Congress for Future Generations, an initiative focused on clean, healthy, humane solutions to human rights and environmental challenges.
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President McCoy Meets Alumni Around the Country University President Mark McCoy visited alumni in Chicago, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., this fall. Please stay tuned for information on spring 2017 events with Dr. McCoy in Atlanta; Cincinnati; Dallas/Fort Worth; Elkhart, Ind.; and Minneapolis.
DePauw Law group invites participation DePauw Law invites alumni and parent lawyers to meet for professional development, networking and student advising. Carrie Gibson Doehrmann ’88 chairs the steering committee, and she hosted the first event in August at the offices of Frost Brown Todd in Indianapolis. For more information about DePauw Law, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement via phone at 877-658-2586 or email email@example.com. DePauw Law Steering Committee members pictured left to right: Chris Tucker ’08, Michele Lorbieski Anderson ’99, Carrie Gibson Doehrmann ’88, Megan Mulford ’02 and Steve Setchell ’96.
Darnall Alumni Fellows Program begins
Justin and Darrianne Christian ’95 fund AAAS house, diversity and inclusion Justin P. and Darrianne Howard Christian, both 1995 graduates of DePauw, have committed more than $500,000 to support improvements to the Association of African American Students (AAAS) house and programming to enhance diversity and inclusion at DePauw University. “In the classrooms, you learn your craft, but these student groups instill confidence,” Justin said. “They are where you learn to build relationships and work together toward a common goal, providing invaluable preparation for the future, both personally and professionally.” Justin and Darrianne both earned degrees in computer science from DePauw. Justin is the CEO and founder of BCforward, one of the largest technology consulting firms in the Midwest. Darrianne is on hiatus from a successful career in the corporate sector to devote more time to their family.
University Trustee Matthew S. Darnall ’85 and Jennifer Lindamood Darnall ’85 made an endowment gift to establish the Matthew S. and Jennifer L. Darnall Alumni Fellows Program at DePauw. Elisa Villanueva Beard ’98, CEO of Teach for America, and Dennis B. Kelley ’72, president and CEO of Pacific World Trade, Inc., visited campus in September as the first Darnall Alumni Fellows. Distinguished leaders in a wide variety of fields, Darnall Fellows address how a liberal arts education prepared them for excellence in their fields, and they engage in networking events with current students. “This program is designed to access the expertise of the University’s robust alumni network to address student career preparation and strengthen relationships between DePauw, its students and alumni,” Matt says.
Athletics Hall of Fame Inducts Six Alumni and 1981 Football Team Recent inductees into the DePauw Athletics Hall of Fame included Tom Boese ’68 (football), Tom Cath ’76 (men’s tennis coach), Haley Heathman ’03 (tennis), Sarah Miller Humbert ’97 (soccer), Doug Ruud ’76 (cross country and track and field), Jeff Willis ’99 (swimming and diving) and the 1981 football team.
Total gifts and commitments: $292,047,092 97% toward stated goal 15,396 donors n Bequests received: $16,200,604 n Deferred gifts: $56,724,442 n Commitments: $68,301,870 n Cash in hand: $150,820,176 Figures as of Sept. 30, 2016.
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connections: engaging with depauw Old Gold Weekend 2016
1. Students, alumni, friends, family and academic dignitaries gathered for the inauguration of D. Mark McCoy as the 20th president of DePauw University. President McCoy on the left and former president Robert G. Bottoms on the right with current and former chairs of the Board of Trustees, left to right, Sarah Reese Wallace ’76, Marshall W. Reavis IV ’84, Timothy H. Ubben ’58, James B. Stewart ’73, R. David Hoover ’67 and Judson C. Green ’74. 2. The inauguration ceremony closed with the singing of “A Toast to DePauw.” Pictured left to right: Chair of the Board of Trustees, Marshall W. Reavis IV ’84, President D. Mark McCoy, Vernon E. Jordan ’57, James B. Stewart ’73, Greencastle Mayor Bill Dory, and Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Tamara M. Beauboeuf. 3. Timothy H. and Sharon (Williams) Ubben, both members of the Class of 1958, pictured with some of their many scholarship recipients. 4. University Trustee Kathryn Fortune Hubbard ’74, pictured with President Mark McCoy, received the Old Gold Goblet for eminence in life’s work and service to her alma mater.
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5. Three of DePauw’s most philanthropic alumni couples were honored with oil portraits to be installed permanently on campus: R. David and Suzanne (Anderson) Hoover, both members of the Class of 1967; Judson C. ’74 and Joyce (Taglauer) Green ’75; and Timothy H. and Sharon (Williams) Ubben, both members of the Class of 1958. 6. R. David and Suzanne (Anderson) Hoover, members of the Class of 1967, cut the ribbon officially opening Hoover Hall. 7. The band War Radio and lead vocalist LaToshia Everson ’04 provided entertainment at a community picnic before the Old Gold football victory over Denison. 8. Hoover Hall 9. Hoover Hall brings students, faculty and staff together for fellowship, contemplation and creativity over healthy and delicious meals.
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connections: engaging with depauw 9. On the morning of President Mark McCoy’s inauguration, more than 300 alumni, friends and students gathered for a breakfast in Hoover Hall celebrating scholarship donors, 40 new members of the Washington C. DePauw Lifetime Society and 10 current members whose giving reached a higher level. Honored attendees included Elizabeth Y. Fisher, Jim Fisher ’68, Melanie Nicklas Hynden ’78, Douglas S. Hynden ’78, Roger Bain Nelsen ’64, Barbara Daseke, Don R. Daseke ’61, Libby Fortune Somerville ’78, Sarah Marks Richards ’63, Manning Richards, Nancy J. Davis, Rob Robinson, Christopher W. Gilbert ’91 (representing his grandfather, Ron Gilbert ’34), Elgan Baker ’71, James A. Campbell ’72, Debbie White Davila ’82, Luis R. Davila ’81, David W. Gilbert ’65 (representing his father, Ron Gilbert ’34), Anne Self Lee ’65, Chris Hughes, Robert Lee ’65 and Amy Symons Hughes ’93. 10. Cynthia Brooks Holmberg ’56, left, and Ronald Holmberg ’54, right, with some of their scholarship recipients: : Alexander Gallegos, Brittany Camana and Sarah Ande. 11. Sharon Kniebbe Hartshorn ’66, left, and Terry Hartshorn, right, with the recipient of their Fund for DePauw scholarship, first-year student Patricia J. Heneghan.
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Alumni event attendance totaled 6,596 for campus, regional and Virtual Alumni College events.
7,489 alumni made financial contributions to support DePauw and our students.
1,327 alumni volunteer activities, included hosting interns, planning reunions and recommending prospective students. 5,985 alumni online activities included updating employment information, submitting class notes and engaging with social media.
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1. Anthony F. Whittlesey ’69, Mark B. Dinwiddie ’71, S. Page Cotton ’71 and John C. Long ’70 were among many alumni and friends who joined DePauw coaches for the annual Tiger Club Golf Outing in July to support DePauw athletics. 2. First-year students who are children or relatives of DePauw alumni gathered outside Memorial Student Union with family on opening day in August. 3. Dr. Samuel A. Kocoshis ’69 hosted DePauw student interns at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He is pictured here with alumni colleagues and interns. Left to right: Nathaniel J. Smith ’17, Dr. Senad Divanovic ’98, Megan E. Karbowski ’17, Joshua N. Baugh ’11, Christine S. Cassidy ’17, Dr. Samuel A. Kocoshis ’69. 4. Jason E. Becker ’04, CEO of RICS Software, Inc., and his father, David B. Becker ’75, CEO of First Internet Bank, were co-presenters for the Robert C. McDermond Center Speaker Series in September.
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James A. Layton ’55
The class notes section of DePauw Magazine allows DePauw alumni to keep their classmates and the University current on their careers, activities and whereabouts. Class notes printed in DePauw Magazine will also be included in the online version of the magazine. We will publish as many photos as possible, but due to space limitations and reproduction-quality requirements, we are not able to publish every photo. Photos cannot be returned. To have your photo considered for publication, it must meet these requirements: • Group photos of alumni gatherings, including weddings, will be considered. Please include everyone’s full name (first, maiden, last), year of graduation and background information on the gathering. • Digital photos submitted must be high-quality jpegs of at least 300 dpi (or a file size of 1mb or higher). Class notes can be sent to DePauw Magazine, P.O. Box 37, Greencastle, IN 46135-0037. You may also submit via the DePauw Gateway, by faxing to 765-658-4625 or emailing email@example.com. Please direct questions to Larry Anderson, editorial director, at 765-658-4628 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
James A. Layton, a Berthel Fisher & Company Financial Services, Inc., registered representative, received a lifetime award for achievement and leadership in the commodity futures industry during the Commodity Markets Council’s 2016 State of the Industry Outlook Conference, held in Miami Beach, Fla. Jim has nearly 50 years of experience as a trader of various agricultural commodities and has held numerous leadership positions in several organizations, including the St. Louis Agribusiness Club. (See photo.)
Roberta Duncan Brice retired from Villa Julie College as associate professor of biology. Roberta says she thoroughly enjoyed teaching for 18 years. For the last three years, she has been active in the Archeological Society of Northern Chesapeake.
Russell M. Pelton Jr. is author of The Sting of the Blue Scorpion, a follow-up to his previous novel, The Dance of the Sharks. Russell is a retired attorney.
James M. Callane was inducted into Indiana’s Howard County Sports Hall of Fame, Oct. 29, 2016. Jim was a longtime coach and administrator. He spent 15 seasons as a boys basketball coach and 18 years as Kokomo’s (Ind.) athletic director. He was previously inducted into the Indiana Basketball (2008) and DePauw Athletics (2002) halls of fame. Janet Graves Teeguarden received recognition as one of the first group
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of six professors emeriti at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis. Janet retired in 2014 after a 50-year career teaching collegiate mathematics, 20 of which were at DePauw. She and her husband, Bill, split their time between homes in Sun City West, Ariz., and Birmingham, Ala. (home of daughter Sheryl Teeguarden Riley ’92 and son-in-law Douglas A. Riley ’91, and three grandchildren). Visitors are always welcome.
DePauw alumni on the Alaska trip, June 17-24, 2016. (See photo.) David T. Prosser Jr., former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice, returned to DePauw, Sept. 20, 2016, for a Collectors’ Talk about his love for Japanese abstract prints. His collection was included inthe show Abstract Traditions in The Richard E. Peeler Art Center at DePauw.
Carol Endicott Brown retired as a registered nurse teaching health lessons after 18 years in the Polk County Schools in Winter Haven, Fla. Carol enjoys quilting, and she and her husband spend time at their cabin in north Georgia and with their grandchildren. John W. O’Neil Jr. was honored with an Outstanding Lay Servant Award by the Rocky Mountain Conference United Methodist Church. Jack and his wife, Pamela Siemering O’Neil, live in Breckenridge, Colo. John’s email address is email@example.com.
Jon R. Gresley was appointed HUD’s regional administrator in Region 9, which includes the states of Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada, and United States territories in the Outer Pacific. Rudy H. Volkmann is working to secure publication of his compositions, arrangements and contracted releases for more than three dozen titles. Among those is Greencastle Suite, a four-movement brass quintet composed while he was a student at DePauw. Rudy retired from most of his musical activities except composing in 2000 to open and operate the Augusta Fencers Club, where he teaches five nights a
Rudy H. Volkmann ’68 week. Returning to competition, he won a number of national medals and competed in two world championships. In 2006 he won the bronze medal in the Veteran World Championships in 60+ Men’s Sabre in Bath, England. He is author of America’s most widely read encyclopedic book on foil fencing, Magnum Libre d’Escrime. In his spare time, he gardens, repairs and restores string instruments, and presents education jazz assemblies in public schools. Rudy’s email address is rvolk1@ comcast.net. (See photo.)
W. Hugh Finson is an Illinois Circuit Court judge. He was inducted into the Monticello High School Hall of Fame in October 2016. Alan M. Hux received the Excellence in Continuing Legal Education Award from the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF), July 2016. Alan is an attorney with Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP. He serves on the ICLEF board of directors and is seminar chairperson for the organization’s annual Year in Review continuing legal education seminar. Barbara Zaring presented an exhibition of her new abstract works and gave a talk at the Encore Gallery in Taos, N.M., July 21 through Sept. 11, 2016. You can visit her website at barbarazaring.com. A video of her show is available at https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=XRvvJxB7MU.
Richard A. Dean was selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America® for 2017. Richard’s practice area is mass tort litigation.
Three members of the Class of 1960 met in the mountains of western North Carolina in September to celebrate the 100th birthday of Fred Bergmann, former professor of English at DePauw, who died three years ago. Ralph E. Sheese Jr., Stephen C. Fox and John W. Slater III, were among the participants in DePauw’s first junior semester abroad program at Zell am See, Austria, which Dr. Bergmann led with his family. They used photographs to represent others who were unable to attend.
DePauw alumni on the Alaska trip, June 17-24, 2016, included Suzanne Stratton Perozzi ’61, Nancy Curtis Stocking ’55, Elizabeth Curtis Cohn ’59, Melinda Paine Geraldson ’65, Susan Ferry Bartizal ’65, Donald J. Perozzi ’59, Earl McGimpsey, Susan Webster McGimpsey ’63, Mary W. Carver ’75, Raymond I. Geraldson Jr. ’62 and Fred J. Bartizal Jr. ’65.
JOHN B. NORBERG ’70 was inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame, Sept. 17, 2016. He was recognized for his lifetime of work spanning more than four decades. John’s columns appeared for more than 43 years in the Brazil Times (1971-72) and Lafayette Journal and Courier (1972-2014). His columns focused on the often humorous and poignant aspects of everyday life. Several were reprinted in DePauw Magazine. He was also an investigative reporter and feature writer as well as a nationally recognized speechwriter for Purdue University presidents (2000-2013) while continuing his newspaper column. John received more than 50 state and national reporting awards. He is author of seven nonfiction books, several covering flight and space. FALL 2016 DEPAUW MAGAZINE 33
The City of East Chicago, Ind., honored W. CHARLES BENNETT ’74 by naming a street for him on Sept. 3, 2016. Kennedy Avenue in his hometown was renamed W. Charles Bennett Drive in recognition of his many contributions to the community. Charles, a certified public accountant, former FBI agent and current member of the DePauw Board of Trustees, now resides in Albuquerque, N.M. Several DePauw alumni were among guests attending the naming ceremony. DePauw alumni attending the naming ceremony for W. Charles Bennett Drive in the City of East Chicago, Ind. They included ROCHARDA MOORE MORRIS ’74, FRANK P. LLOYD ’75, SHELLEY LLOYD HANKINSON ’75, HOLBROOK HANKINSON ’75, JAMES G. DOZIER ’77, W. CHARLES BENNETT ’74, MYRON E. EL ’76, LAWRENCE G. MAYBERRY ’76 and P. BAI AKRIDGE ’74.
Leslie Baird McDonald released her fifth book, Journeys with Horses. Leslie and her husband, Doug Froh, live at Full Cry Farm in Batavia, Ohio. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. (See Recent Words, page 9.) Sally Draper Zoll works for United Through Reading, a nonprofit organization that has been her passion for the past nine years. The organization received the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Community Service Hero Award. United Through Reading helps military families maintain strong bonds during deployment by reading storybooks together by video. (See photo.) Dennis B. Kelley is president and chief executive officer for Pacific World Trade, Inc. He was the guest speaker, Sept. 27, 2016, for The Robert C. McDermond Center Speaker Series. 34 DEPAUW MAGAZINE FALL 2016
Mary J. Bennett was on a trip to Africa and on safari in Botswana at the Machaba Camp on the Okavango Delta when she met Vicki Vance Stanton ’72. They quickly figured out they were at DePauw at the same time and knew many of the same people. (See photo.) Mona Shutt McConnaughey retired July 1, 2016, after 37 years in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University. She was awarded the title of Teaching Professor Emerita. Natalie Stahl Patchell is chair of transitional studies at Kalamazoo Valley Community College in Kalamazoo, Mich. She received the Educator of the Year award from Michigan Developmental Education Consortium in March 2016. Her email address is email@example.com.
Sally Draper Zoll ’72 and members of the United Through Reading board receive The Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Community Service Hero Award.
Bradley J. Kinsey ’75, Randy Spring ’74 and Colin P. Smith ’77 at the Illinois Seniors Golf tournament.
Former Tiger varsity golfers Bradley J. Kinsey ’75, Randy Spring and Colin P. Smith ’77 got together in June to play in the Illinois Seniors Golf tournament at Kemper Lakes in Kildeer, Ill. Randy’s email address is rspring@cedricspring. com. (See photo.)
Linda H. Heuring is a self-employed author and journalist. Her short story, “CTA Walkabout,” was published in the 2016 issue of Broad River Review, a journal produced by Gardner-Webb University.
Katherine Gallant Nutt is co-author of a book, Memoir Your Way: Tell Your Story through Writing, Recipes, Quilts, Graphic Novels, and More. She plans to retire this year from a career in international development to teach English and journalism at Northern Virginia Community College. Kathy’s email address is kgallantnutt@ aol.com. (See Recent Words, page 9.)
Mary J. Bennett ’74 (in the green top) and Vicki Vance Stanton ’72 (in the vest) posing next to a termite mound in Botswana.
Daniel F. Korb Jr. was inducted into the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association (ISSA) Hall of Fame, April 2016. He also has been named to the ISSA board. Daniel retired, December 2015, after 35 years in the newspaper business, the past 30 at The Evansville
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Reunion of members of the Class of 1980. Those attending included Bonnie Schiffman Pearson ’80, Debra Haerr Victor ’80, Evelyn C. Wirsing ’80, Lisa Belcher Hamilton ’80, Robert L. Ward ’80 and Carol Figler Gordon ’80. in America© (2017). Gregory is an attorney for the central Florida law firm of Winderweedle, Haines, Ward and Woodman, P.A. He focuses his practice on real estate law.
Alan P. Hill is vice president for student academic life and dean of experiential learning at DePauw. Alan has been active in community service and served on the boards of Park Tudor School and Charles A. Tindley Accelerated High School in Indianapolis. (See photo) Alan P. Hill ’81 (Ind.) Courier & Press. His email address is email@example.com.
Members of the Class of 1980 gathered for a reunion in Pompano Beach, Fla. (See photo.) Kelly A. Cichy is director of the division of education at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Mich. She provides leadership for all undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs at the university. Kelly’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Holiday “Holly” Hart McKiernan is chief operating officer and executive vice president at Lumina Foundation. The Indianapolis-based, private foundation works to expand student access to and success in education beyond high school. Gregory L. Holzhauer was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers
REV. JOHN D. THORNBURG ’76 was honored by The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada (HSUSC) at its annual conference in Redlands, Calif., July 17-21, 2016, by being named a Fellow of The Hymn Society, the highest honor given by the organization. John was recognized for his work as a hymn text writer, song enlivener, encourager and promoter of congregational singing, and for his significant contributions to HSUSC as executive committee member and president. John is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and currently senior area representative for North Texas Conference and director of area staff, Texas Methodist Foundation, Austin, Texas.
Martha Weber Victor is events manager for University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.
Pharez A. Whitted, a trumpet virtuoso and seasoned educator, has been appointed director of the emerging CYSO Jazz Orchestra, an ensemble of high school students that Pharez will create this fall under the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. Pharez has spent the last 15 years as director of jazz studies at Chicago State University. He returned to DePauw in March 2016 to headline the DePauw Jazz Festival.
The 1983 Beta class continued its tradition of holding a reunion every two or three years, August 2016. Beta members traveled from Italy, California, Florida, New Jersey, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Illinois and various parts of Indiana to attend. The reunion was hosted by Timothy L. and Kelly (Chapman)
AIMEE GUEST HUCEK ’78’s three-dimensional die-cut card, “Winter Chickadees,” was selected for inclusion in the Museum of Modern Art’s holiday card collection for 2016. Aimee is a freelance graphic designer based in Western Springs, Ill. She has had her cards represented in the MoMA holiday card collection since 2004.
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Scott A. Storrer is co-chief executive officer and president of Affinity eSolutions. Roland L. Wikstrom is president and chief operating officer of Smart Choice MRI.
Ugarhon S. Serrette, under the name of Sugar Johnson, is author of Food Clothes and Shelter. He is an actor and vocalist, has worked as an analyst in the corporate sector and taught poetry in the New York City public schools.
David B. Lawrence is president and chief executive officer of the Arts Council of Indianapolis. He was profiled in The Indianapolis Star, August 2016.
Class of 1983 Beta members included James A. Marshall, Timothy F. Meyer, Christian D. Cooper, J. Derek Farren, Daniel M. Kiley, Greggory A. Notestine, Scott A. Morehead, Joseph E. Dixon, Andrew L. Vogel, Bruce R. Holladay, Timothy L. Weadick, Scott W. Thiems, Brian J. Lee and Edward D. Krukowski. Weadick at their home in Goshen, Ind. It was an action-packed, three-day weekend of sports and conversation recalling their years at Beta and DePauw and post-graduation events and milestones. Family and Beta brothers, Michael R. Weadick ’81, Michael C. Weadick ’09 and Marshall C. Weadick ’10, joined to share in some of the festivities. (See photo.)
research and patient care institution. He and his wife, Julie, live in Acton, Mass. John’s email address is john.perry@ joslin.harvard.edu.
Andrew Das is author of Paul and the Stories of Israel: Grand Thematic Narratives in Galatians. (See Recent Words, page 8.)
Jeffrey W. Ahlers is included in The Best Lawyers in America 2017. Jeffrey is an attorney with the law firm of Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP. Jeff represents clients on environmental and real estate matters, and complex business and commercial disputes. Eric Freeman was appointed contract associate by the Putnam County (Ind.) Convention and Visitor Bureau Inc. Eric has spent most of his career as executive director and manager of tourism development projects, and he also was director of public relations for Hanover College and Conner Prairie.
David W. Johnson is vice president and chief financial officer of Johnson Outdoors Inc. He is member of the board of directors of Twin Disc, Inc. John A. Perry is chief development officer for Joslin Diabetes Center. Affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Joslin is the preeminent diabetes 36 DEPAUW MAGAZINE FALL 2016
Orlando Cela is music director of the Arlington (Mass.) Philharmonic Orchestra. Orlando is a professional flutist and music educator.
Heidi Schmid Ottsen has joined the St. Louis-based law firm of Capes Sokol as counsel to the trusts and estates group.
Scott D. Uddenberg is director of Elmhurst Choral Union in suburban Chicago. Scott is a conductor, soloist, chorister and educator in the Chicago area. He has soloed with Chicago Symphony, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Grant Park Music Festival, Ravinia and Music of the Baroque. He is a member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and Grant Park Chorus.
Amy Oler Holthouse is associate director of reunions at Earlham College. Amy is active in her community and has served on boards for Indiana University East, Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Center City and Whitewater Community Television. David L. Singer is managing director for the Evelo/Singer/Sullivan Group of Merrill Lynch, a nationally recognized private wealth management team located in Cincinnati. He was recognized as one of 200 Top Wealth Advisors by Forbes magazine in its inaugural ranking of America’s Top Wealth Advisors.
Michael A. Sherman is president and chief executive officer of Endocyte, Inc. as well as a member of the company’s board of directors.
Matthew L. Kreutz is managing director of the investment banking firm of Navidar in the Indianapolis office.
Kristin Thorne Sherman is chief financial officer of VMS BioMarketing.
Kristen E. Weaver is marketing and communications manager for Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara, Calif.
Jeffrey L. Harmening is chief operating officer of General Mills Inc. He serves on DePauw’s Board of Trustees as well as on the board of Partners in Food Solutions, a global nonprofit organization that brings together business and technical expertise from global food companies to help fight hunger in Africa.
Gregory D. Binns was recognized for his specific expertise in the 2016 The Legal 500 US directory published by Legalease. Greg is a member of the law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP and a part of the firm’s Industry Focus: Energy: Litigation team.
Stephanie Brown Deeter is a counselor at Creekside Elementary School in Franklin, Ind. Edward J. Chew is founder of Wrought Iron Leather and Effects, a maker of handcrafted and custom-engineered tools for musicians. The company is located in the remote north woods of Wisconsin where Ed builds guitar straps, effects pedals and suitcase pedal boards. Ed completed a two-year tour with Peace Corps in Nicaragua after graduation from DePauw. He worked as an agricultural volunteer, developed an interest in horses and farrier work and continued his guitar playing for his own entertainment. Ed continues his agricultural work with horses and oxen at the sustainable farming nonprofit Tillers International. His wife, Kris, is an artist for Wrought Iron Leather and Effects’ graphic designs. He and Kris live in Wisconsin with their two daughters. Stacy Goodwin Lightfoot received the national Excellence in Education award at the 72nd annual National Association for College Admission Counseling held in Columbus, Ohio. The annual award is given to an individual who has improved the field of education during the course of his or her career. Stacy is vice president of college and career success for Public Education Foundation. She was recognized as being “a champion for underrepresented students” for her dedication in improving and serving the Hamilton County public school system in Chattanooga, Tenn. Leonica Keilman Parker and her husband, Ryan, announce the birth of their son, Cash Wayne Parker, July 6, 2016. Leonica is an Allstate agent in St. John, Ind. They live in Crown Point, Ind. Leonica’s email address is leonica13@ hotmail.com.
Andrew D. Carroll completed the executive M.B.A. program at University of Notre Dame. He graduated with magna
cum laude honors, was named to the Beta Gamma Sigma honors society and received the Dean’s Award as the most outstanding student in the program. Andrew works for Kaiser Permanente as an executive account manager. He and his wife, Angela, live in Chicago. Andrew’s email address is email@example.com. Sarah E. Gerkensmeyer is one of three finalists for the 2016 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award for Emerging Author. The award goes to a writer who has published no more than two books during his or her lifetime. Lisa M. Goecke and Jason Malikow were married Oct. 3, 2015, in Chicago. Lisa’s email address is lisagoecke@gmail. com. (See photo, page 38.) Ivan D. and Andrea (Clark ’02) Hoffman announce the birth of their son, Leyton Andrew Hoffman, Jan. 9, 2016. Leyton joins sister Avery, 7, and brother Colston, 4, at their home in Indianapolis. Ivan is managing director of Fi3 Financial Advisors. Andrea is a probation services consultant for the Department of Child Services. Ivan’s email address is idhoffman@fi3advisors. com. Andrea’s email address is ac2384@ yahoo.com. Members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon celebrated their annual reunion in Chicago for the NFL draft, a Cubs game and general togetherness, April 28-30, 2016. This year’s reunion was held in honor of James C. Clark. DePauw alumni present for the weekend included Brendan P. Rodman, Ryan C. McGuffey, Jonathan W. Kling, Albert R. Miller Jr. ’99, Timothy H. Spruce, Kevin P. Hurley ’00 and Jeremy T. Stierwalt ’99. (See photo.)
Andrea (Clark) and Ivan D. Hoffman ’01 announce the birth of their son, Leyton Andrew Hoffman, Jan. 9, 2016. Leyton joins sister Avery, 7, and brother Colston, 4, at their home in Indianapolis. Andrea is a probation services consultant for the Department of Child Services. Ivan is managing director of Fi3 Financial Advisors. Andrea’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Ivan’s email address is email@example.com.
William J. Cohn ’05 Michael C. Field is assistant principal at Deer Path Middle School-West in Lake Forest, Ill. Robert T. Maril is among the “Game Changers” featured on the cover of the August 2016 edition of Opera News, published by the Metropolitan Opera Guild. Robert is cofounder of Rhymes with Opera, a contemporary ensemble that commissions new works by emerging composers. James J. McKinney is senior vice president and chief financial officer for Kemper Corporation.
Nicole Hallett is a faculty member of University at Buffalo School of Law where she is establishing the Community Justice Clinic, which will reach out to lowincome and immigrant communities in Western New York, seeking to identify cases in the areas of workers’ rights, consumer rights, immigration and civil rights. Andrew J. Tangel is a manufacturing reporter for The Wall Street Journal’s Chicago-based corporate reporting bureau.
Kristen Nichole Pflum is the weekday morning news anchor at the Fox-owned station WFLD-Channel 32 in Chicago. Nicole will be co-anchor of Good Day Chicago. John A. and Lisa (Chambers ’06) Wallace announce the birth of their son, John M. Wallace, in January 2016.
William J. Cohn, a Northwestern Mutual field
Members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon celebrating their annual reunion in Chicago.
JOEL C. ELLIOTT ’06 has lived in South Africa for the past nine years, and since 2012 he has been producing music there with a circle of musicians who are also in the midst of social-communal transformation. In South Africa, Joel’s indigenous name is Karabo. His latest album is Grow Within And You Shall Not Go Without, which “captures a journey into the personal and human search for roots, spiritual awakening and true culture.” His website is http://rootsgrowndeep.com. Joel was invited to perform at the Greencastle Summer Music Festival in August 2016.
director based in New York, received the company’s Top Producer 2016 award. He was recognized at the company’s 136th annual meeting in July held in Milwaukee. (See photo.) William C. Riley is author of The Milan Miracle: The Town that Hoosiers Left Behind. Bill teaches creative and professional writing at St. Mary-of-theWoods College in Terre Haute (Ind.), where he is an assistant professor of English. (See Recent Words, page 9.)
at Team Viewer®, a global pioneer of remote control and online collaboration software.”
Lisa (Chambers) and John A. Wallace ’04 announce the birth of their son, John M. Wallace, in January 2016. Craig A. Cunningham is a financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors in Charleston, Ill. He was named vice president of investments.
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Elisabeth W. Evans, associate director and senior policy adviser for the White House Office of Public Engagement & Domestic Policy Council, received an award from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in recognition of her dedication to suicide prevention. Bess also was appointed to serve as a member of the presidential delegation to attend the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Aug. 21, 2016.
Craig E. Sweeney is an attorney for the Ohio law firm of Bricker & Eckler as a member of the firm’s oil and gas group.
Eric M. DeFreeuw is a news anchor for WISE-TV/ NBC33 in Fort Wayne, Ind. Abigail E. Rocap has joined the national law firm of Wilson Elser in the Chicago office. (See photo.)
Lisa M. Goecke ’01 and Jason Malikow wedding. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Kathleen Murphy Miltner ’01, Deana J. Rybak ’01, Katherine Strickland Eichhorn ’01, Lisa March Mauer ’01, Robert J. Miltner ’00, Frederick M. Crampton ’01, Kathleen C. Quinn ’01, Sarah Fuchs Gustafson ’01, Joy M. Duginske ’01 and Katherine Brambl Taylor ’01.
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Danielle M. Shover is a recruitment coordination director with The Institute of World Politics, a graduate school of National Security and International Affairs located in Washington, D.C. Danielle’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Janice K. Pascuzzi ’11 and Frank Hrisomalos wedding. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Hillary C. Egan ’13 (bridesmaid), Alexandra L. Cartwright ’11, Jillian Harbin Eyl ’11, Jenna B. Whitbeck ’11, Laura A. Brown ’11, Andrew D. Emhardt ’10 and Laura Wilson Armstrong ’08.
Hope S. Jordan ’15 and Nicholas Amor
Benjamin C. Solomon, a Pulitzer Prizewinning international video journalist for The New York Times, returned to DePauw, Oct. 11, 2016, to discuss “Conflict and War Journalism in the Digital Age.”
Avery M. Archer completed his doctoral degree in
MADISON GALLEGOS BEATTY ’13, an earth sciences major at DePauw, is one of 43 Indiana Teaching Fellows for 2016 named by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The program recruits both recent graduates and career changers with strong backgrounds in science, technology, engineering and math. The Fellows are prepared to teach in high-need secondary schools and commit to teach for three years in
Adrian A. Ables signed a contract with the North American Soccer League’s Rayo OKC. Mitchell Q. Brown released his second album under the name of Kid Quill. The album is titled Name Above the Title. Xeno W. Carpenter-New received an English Teaching Assistantship from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and will spend the 2016-17 academic year teaching English in Macedonia. Xeno plans to return to the United States and pursue a master’s degree in English as a second language.
urban and rural Indiana schools. Most recently, she served as lead naturalist at Dunes Learning Center in Chesterton, Ind.
Nicole J. DeCriscio is a reporter for the Reporter-Times of Martinsville and Mooresville, Ind.
astrophysics at Washington University in St. Louis, August 2016, and began a postdoctoral fellowship at Purdue University.
Jacob T. Hebbe was awarded an English Teaching Assistantship from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and will spend the 2016-17 academic year teaching English in Malaysia. After his Fulbright experience is completed, Jacob plans to return to the United States to teach and write.
Christine A. Hudson is a digital strategist for Well Done Marketing, an Indianapolis-based advertising agency. Janice K. Pascuzzi and Frank Hrisomalos (Indiana University) were married May 14, 2016, in Indianapolis. They live in Indianapolis. Janice is a healthcare attorney for Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, P.C. Frank is completing a medical fellowship in vitreoretinal disease and surgery. Janice’s email address is email@example.com. (See photo, page 38.) Michael A. Sears earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from University of Virginia in 2016. He was recipient of a Henfield Prize established by the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, which honors promising authors. He was recognized for his short story, “You Are Merely Part of This.”
Jenna M. Buehler is chief executive officer and cofounder of Groundswell Startup Incubator, a nonprofit that helps early stage companies gain access to funding, resources and generate jobs. She was featured on the cover of the October 2016 edition of SpaceCoast Business magazine.
Elizabeth Pendery Galliher is a business development specialist at ExactHire in Indianapolis.
Caroline C. Torie has joined South Bend, Ind. CBS affiliate WSBT-TV as a multimedia journalist.
Maryclare O. Flores received an English Teaching Assistantship from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. She will spend the 2016-17 academic year teaching English in Mexico.
Alexander I. Alfonso received the NCAA’s prestigious Postgraduate Scholarship. He is one of 58 student-athletes among all three NCAA divisions who earned the honor for the winter of 2015-16. Alfonso lives in Israel where he is participating in The Center for a Shared Society at Givat Haviva, a nonprofit organization that aims to build an inclusive, socially cohesive society. Hope S. Jordan and Nicholas Amor were married June 25, 2016, in Nappanee, Ind. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Megan Everhart Smith, Kevin M. Smith, Maritza J. Mestre ’14, Sandra L. Bertin, George Velasquez, Maureen A. Bailey ’16, Celia S. Klug, Stefanie Pavlick, Erin M. Tolar ’16 and Kaitlyn M. Koby. (See photo, page 38.)
Emily K. Hellmann, a student in the Illinois State University school psychology program, was awarded the Audrey J. Grupe Fellowship in School Psychology. Emily is working on a research team evaluating the Responseto-Intervention/Multitiered Systems of Support programs in two local schools. Scott P. Lockwood is recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Student scholarship and will conduct research in New Zealand during the 2016-17 academic year. His project, “Methane Production and Consumption in Marine Microorganisms,” will be conducted at the University of Otago. Alexander P. Weilhammer is one of three aspiring journalists who were awarded an Arts Council of Indianapolis Arts Journalism Fellowship for 2016. The recipients will work with Indianapolis Star editors during the fall to produce stories and videos related to local film, literature, music, dance, theater, visual arts and other forms of creative expression. Their work will appear at IndyStar.com, in print sections of the paper and in arts inserts.
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Charles V. Bailey, Jan. 14, 2016, of Central Valley, Calif., at the age of 98. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta and retired from California Department of Transportation. Charles C. Bates, July 9, 2016, in Green Valley, Ariz., at the age of 97. He was a member of Men’s Hall Association, Rector Scholar, author and consultant for environmental affairs. He was preceded in death by his wife. Edgar R. Gassin Jr., June 18, 2016, of Columbus, Ohio, at the age of 98. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha and dentist. He was preceded in death by his wife. Winifred Woodward Bavor, Sept. 14, 2014, of Decatur, Ill., at the age of 97. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega, registered nurse, community volunteer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband.
Vera Curtis Harkin, July 2, 2016, of West Bloomfield, Mich., at the age of 96. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, executive secretary and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband.
Theodore M. Englehart, Sept. 10, 2016, of Indianapolis, at the age of 96. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta, and The FALL 2016 DEPAUW MAGAZINE 39
Washington C. DePauw Society, and a businessman. He received an Alumni Citation from DePauw in 1993, He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Blair A. McNutt, Class of 1891; mother, Virginia McNutt Englehart ’18; his first wife; daughter, Nancy Englehart Stimson ’68; son, Theodore M. Englehart Jr. ’72; aunt, Nancy McNutt Spencer ’24; and uncle, James W. McNutt ’20. Survivors include his wife and niece, Sarah Englehart Standley ’80. Robert R. Thoe, Sept. 1, 2016, in Pleasanton, Calif., at the age of 95. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta and a retired agent and estate planner with New York Life Insurance Co. He was preceded in death by his wife.
George M. Clark, June 15, 2016, of Vernon Hills, Ill., at the age of 93. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi, practicing architect and professor of architecture at Ohio State University. He was preceded in death by his wife; father, George L. Clark, Class of 1914; uncle, Robert W. Clark, Class of 1916; aunt, Margaret Brown Clark ’21; and niece-in-law, Charity Lindsay Clark ’46. Survivors include his daughter, Elizabeth Clark Swank ’69, and son-in-law, Ralph W. Swank Jr. ’69. Mary Moore Treptow, May 19, 2016, in Burr Ridge, Ill., at the age of 93. She was a member of Alpha Phi and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, George A. Treptow ’41. Survivors include her husband, William E. Treptow ’45; daughters, Patricia Treptow Danch ’68 and Pamela Treptow Payne ’70; granddaughter, Katherine Payne Wahrhaftig ’03; and son-in-law, John W. Payne ’69. Robert F. Reckman, Aug. 27, 2016, of Cincinnati, at the age of 94. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi, Rector Scholar and attorney. Survivors include his wife.
Marvin O. Christman, Aug. 14, 2016, of Bothell, Wash., at the age of 94. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta and a sales and personnel manager. He was preceded in death by his wife. Dorothy Combs Claypool, July 8, 2016, of Alexandria, Va., at the age of 92. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta, 40 DEPAUW MAGAZINE FALL 2016
English teacher and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband and sister, Anne Combs Colwell ’41. Patricia Flynn Coffield, July 2, 2016, of Mechanicsville, Va., at the age of 92. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, community volunteer and homemaker.
Helen Davies Negley, Aug. 19, 2016, in Los Altos, Calif., at the age of 91. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta, elementary art teacher, community volunteer and homemaker.
son, John R. Bailey ’75. William D. Connolly, June 27, 2016, of Stuart, Fla., at the age of 91. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta, businessman and community volunteer. Survivors include his wife. Mary Murdock Shandy, Aug. 20, 2016, of Costa Mesa, Calif., at the age of 91. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, teacher and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome F. Shandy Jr. ’42.
Martha Lang Carlisle, Aug. 16, 2016, in Los Gatos, Calif., at the age of 92. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta and Phi Beta Kappa, substitute teacher, community volunteer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred B. Carlisle Jr. ’46.
Jane Briner Beavers, June 15, 2016, of St. Louis, at the age of 90. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and The Washington C. DePauw Society, community volunteer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband.
Carolyn Richardson Schell, June 21, 2016, of Chicago, at the age of 91. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband.
Barbara Carroll Merrick, July 11, 2016, of Louisville, Ky., at the age of 90. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega, community volunteer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her brotherin-law, Glenn H. Thomas ’43, and niece, Carol Thomas Pratt ’68. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth L. Merrick ’48, and sister, Jane Carroll Thomas ’44.
Rev. Ralph S. Steele, Oct. 1, 2016, in Valparaiso, Ind., at the age of 92. He was a member of Men’s Hall Association, served on the DePauw Board of Trustees from 1964-73 and received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from DePauw in 1974. He was a minister for Methodist churches in Indiana and served as Terre Haute District Superintendent. His last ministry was at First United Methodist Church in Valparaiso, from which he retired in 1989. He was a member of Rotary International and twice named a Paul Harris Fellow. During retirement, he was regional director for Educational Opportunities Travel Company. Survivors include his wife; daughter, Jan E. Steele ’77; and son, Richard A. Steele ’74. Dr. Albert E. Stock, Aug. 11, 2016, of Colorado Springs, Colo., at the age of 92. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon and physician. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Meyer Stock ’44.
Robert B. Bailey, Aug. 18, 2016, of Ogden Dunes, Ind., at the age of 90. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha and president of Monarch Oil & Supply Company. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Dorman Bailey ’46. Survivors include a
John C. Holmes, Aug. 25, 2016, of Franklin, Ind., at the age of 91. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and owner and president of Associated Service Corporation. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter C. Holmes, Class of 1904; wife, Sally Lowden Holmes ’47; son, David L. Holmes ’78; sisters, Harriet Holmes Capehart ’38 and Anne Holmes Northrup ’41; and brother-in-law, H. Earl Capehart ’45. Survivors include a daughter, M. Kathryn Holmes Emison ’72; son-in-law, James W. Emison ’71; and granddaughters, Mary Emison Uptain ’98 and Elizabeth Emison Cochrane ’00. Donald D. Hurlbert, July 6, 2016, of Overland Park, Kan., at the age of 90. He was a member of Delta Upsilon and an engineer and consultant. Survivors include his wife. James T. Little, July 17, 2016, of Highland, Ind., at the age of 93. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon, Rector Scholar, businessman and restaurant owner. He was preceded in death by his wife; mother, Ava Guild
Little, Class of 1913; aunts, Sarah Guild Horner ’10, Mildred Reed Guild ’20, Florence C. Guild ’24 and Lilly Kent Guild ’21; uncles, Bernard E. Guild ’20 and Merrill D. Guild ’20; and cousin, Jeanne Guild Townsend ’46. Survivors include daughters, Vicki Little Evanatz ’68, Sheri Little Gow ’70, Sandra Little Hewson ’73 and Lauri Little Bayer ’75. Carol May Dewey, March 25, 2016, in Marietta, Ohio, at the age of 90. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta, interior designer, artist, painting instructor and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband and sister, Marilyn May Hartmann ’46. Franklyn K. Norris, Sept. 9, 2016, of Omaha, Neb., at the age of 91. He was a member of Sigma Nu, Rector Scholar and attorney. Survivors include his wife. Virginia Zebold Trux, Oct. 17, 2015, of Glenview, Ill., at the age of 88. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega, special education teacher and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband.
William W. Bromer, June 5, 2016, of Indianapolis, at the age of 88. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega, Rector Scholar and research adviser for Eli Lilly and Company. He was preceded in death by his brother, Henry E. Bromer Jr. ’44. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ryan Bromer ’50; sister, Marie Bromer Moore ’58; and brother-in-law, Richard W. Moore ’58. William H. Buettin, June 22, 2016, of Naples, Fla., at the age of 92. He was a member of Delta Kappa Upsilon and president and owner of several companies. Survivors include his wife, Arline Kraft Buettin ’49, and sons, Bradley K. Buettin ’73 and Daniel P. Buettin ’75. Rev. Richard G. Cheney, Aug. 11, 2016, of Columbus, Ohio, at the age of 90. He was a member of Sigma Nu and The Washington C. DePauw Society, and a retired minister of the United Methodist church. He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Cheney Thalman ’49. Survivors include his wife, Gene Hahn Cheney ’50. Carolyn Smith Frederick, Aug. 29, 2016, of Boca Grande, Fla., at her summer home on Walloon Lake in Northern
Michigan, at the age of 88. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and The Washington C. DePauw Society, community volunteer and homemaker. Survivors include husband, Robert R. Frederick ’48. Eleanor Marshall-White, June 29, 2016, in Peoria, Ariz., at the age of 88, of colon cancer. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, an English teacher, author and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her nephew, Tomas Jacobs ’70, and brother-in-law, Ray S. Jacobs ’45. Survivors include her sister, Miriam White Jacobs ’46. Barbara Zuch Rosser, Sept. 24, 2016, of Concord, Mass., at the age of 89. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and The Washington C. DePauw Society, actress, director of regional repertory companies and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis F. Rosser ’49. Survivors include a daughter, Bonnie Rosser Krims ’77.
Lester E. Beesley, June 19, 2016, in Nokomis, Fla., at the age of 88. He was a member of Delta Chi and The Washington C. DePauw Society, and a group insurance manager with Equitable Life. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph L. Beesley ’26; son, John B. Beesley ’79; and brother, John E. Beesley ’52. Survivors include his wife and son, Joseph L. Beesley II ’78. Wilbur C. Cylke, Aug. 16, 2016, of San Diego, at the age of 90. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi and had a career in banking. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Johnson Cylke ’49. Survivors include his wife. Marion Greenleaf Smith, Aug. 21, 2015, in Denver, at the age of 87, from cancer. She was a member of Alpha Phi and a homemaker, choir director and organist. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Edith Greenleaf Aanderud ’44 and Elizabeth A. Greenleaf ’41; niece, Nancy Hodshire Dixon ’80; and brother-in-law, James R. Hardman ’52. She was followed in death by her husband, Paul D. Smith ’50. Survivors include a sister, Mildred Greenleaf Hodshire ’50; niece, Judith Hodshire Hauck ’81; brother-in-law, Ronald L. Hardman ’60; and sister-inlaw, Martha Snavely Hardman ’60.
Mary Jeffrey Zellers, June 21, 2016, of Rochester, Ind., at the age of 87. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, an English and speech teacher, public speaker and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her father, Newman S. Jeffrey ’24. Survivors include her husband; daughter, Julie Zellers Korte ’78; and brother, Lawrence J. Jeffrey ’56. Carol Nicholson Phillips, Aug. 2, 2016, of St. Petersburg, Fla., at the age of 87. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi and The Washington C. DePauw Society, community volunteer and homemaker. Paul D. Smith, Aug. 9, 2016, in Denver, at the age of 88. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha and professor of electrical engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion Greenleaf Smith ’50; brother, James R. Hardman ’52; and sisters-in-law, Edith Greenleaf Aanderud ’44 and Elisabeth A. Greenleaf ’41. Survivors include a brother, Ronald L. Hardman ’60; sistersin-law, Martha Snavely Hardman ’60 and Mildred Greenleaf Hodshire ’50; and niece-in-law, Judith Hodshire Hauck ’81.
Nancy Adams Thorwaldson, Sept. 20, 2016, of Austin, Texas, at the age of 86. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta and The Washington C. DePauw Society, an elementary school teacher, owner and manager of a gift shop, legal secretary and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jon S. Thorwaldson ’51. Max L. Boyd, Aug. 10, 2016, of Hinsdale, Ill., at the age of 90. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta and owner of a floral box and products company. He was preceded in death by his father, Guy D. Boyd ’22; mother, Mary LeMaster Boyd ’23; and brother-in-law, James C. Costin ’53. Survivors include his wife, Betty Soukup Boyd ’53; son, Michael K. Boyd ’77; sister, Nancy Boyd Costin ’54; brotherin-law, Henry L. Soukup ’52; and niece, Janice K. Costin ’79. Nancy Hamilton Eglee, Sept. 23, 2016, of Orleans, Mass., at the age of 87. She was a member of Delta Gamma, community volunteer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband.
Floyd R. Schmult, Sept. 25, 2016, of Winfield, Ill., at the age of 92. He was a retired steel salesman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Holderman Schmult ’51. Survivors include a son, Douglas G. Schmult ’76.
Douglass H. Ackermann, Sept. 11, 2016, of Wheaton, Ill., at the age of 86. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta and retired as president of W. C. Owen, Inc. He was followed in death by his wife, Dode Lethen Ackermann ’53, Sept. 28, 2016. Joan Muzzy Nagle, Aug. 18, 2016, in Madison, Wis., at the age of 86. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega, school librarian and homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Joseph W. Nagle ’52. Joyce Noll Eikenbary, Sept. 10, 2016, of Columbus, Ind., at the age of 86. She was co-owner of the Music Box store and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. William M. Ouweneel, July 17, 2015, of Bellingham, Wash., at the age of 85, He retired from IBM as a program manager of education. Survivors include his wife and brother, Richard A. Ouweneel ’58. Jack D. Rowe, Aug. 13, 2016, of Seneca, S.C., at the age of 86. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi and an attorney. He was preceded in death by his wife. Nan Warren Miller, May 28, 2016, of Grand Rapids, Mich., at the age of 86. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, community volunteer and homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Murray J. Miller ’52; son, Kimmon J. Miller ’76; and brother-in-law, Hutton W. Miller ’50.
Marjorie Emshoff Tower, April 17, 2016, in Rochester, Minn., at the age of 84. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta, an elementary and high school teacher, and homemaker. Survivors include her husband, A. Wesley Tower ’53, and sister-in-law, Sandra Tower Keene ’55. Charles C. Eynon, Aug. 28, 2016, of Alliance, Ohio, at the age of 85. He was a member of Sigma Nu and businessman. Survivors include his wife, Susan Healey Eynon ’54.
Gene C. Gephart, July 27, 2016, of Ashtabula, Ohio, at the age of 85. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta, Rector Scholar, high school teacher, coach and principal. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert I. Gephart ’55. Survivors include his companion, and sister-in-law, Phyllis Held Gephart ’56. Sarah Howell Galliger, July 20, 2016, of Springfield, Ohio, at the age of 84. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Dode Lethen Ackermann, Sept. 28, 2016, of Wheaton, Ill., at the age of 84. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi, retired vice president and office manager for W. C. Owen, Inc., and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglass H. Ackermann ’52, Sept. 11, 2016. Susan Stark Bastian, July 31, 2016, of Indianapolis, at the age of 85. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, piano teacher and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her mother, Edith Watson Stark ’21, and brother, John C. Stark ’55. Survivors include her husband, William A. Bastian ’52; nephew, Gregg C. Stark ’81; and nieces, Lynn Stark Lawless ’81, Karen S. Stark ’84 and Leisa Stark Merrell ’86. Jeanne Thompson Deichmiller, June 19, 2016, of Deerfield, Ill., at the age of 85. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Survivors include her brother, William J. Thompson ’57, and sister-inlaw, Elizabeth Ives Thompson ’57. Julia Vinyard Weathers, Aug. 7, 2016, in Benton, Ill., at the age of 84, from cancer. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega and The Washington C. DePauw Society, grade school art teacher, community volunteer and homemaker.
Barry D. Bort, Aug. 28, 2016, of New Paltz, N.Y., at the age of 83. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta and retired English teacher at SUNY-New Paltz. Nancy Fife Herodes, Sept. 15, 2016, of Sequim, Wash., at the age of 84. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega
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and retired executive secretary. Survivors include her husband. John S. Trees, June 4, 2016, of Phoenix, at the age of 84. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and retired as group vice president from Allstate Insurance Company. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Dora Elliott Trees Class of 1898; father, Harry A. Trees ’25; brother, James F. Trees ’61; uncles, Elliott J. Trees ’21 and Robert C. Trees ’22; and cousins, Deborah Trees Wells ’51 and Gretchen Trees Wells ’49. Survivors include his wife, Dianne Schneider Trees ’56; sister, Joanne Trees Davis ’52; granddaughter, Savannah Trees ’15; cousin, Peter E. Trees ’56; and second-cousins, Robert E. Loupee ’76 and Elizabeth Loupee Lippert ’78.
Donald E. Blatchley, June 14, 2016, in Loma Linda, Calif., at the age of 83, from Parkinson’s disease. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega and Phi Beta Kappa, Rector Scholar, physicist and professor at Johnson College and DeVry University. Gretchen Haag Payne, June 12, 2016, of Montpelier, Vt., at the age of 84. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta, portrait artist, interior decorator and homemaker. Georgene Larson Burlingham, Sept. 24, 2016, of Naperville, Ill., at the age of 83. She was a member of Delta Zeta, cofounder of Day Away Tours business and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. John C. Stark, July 3, 2016, of Indianapolis, at the age of 82. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and an attorney. He was preceded in death by his mother, Edith Watson Stark ’21. Survivors include his wife; son, Gregg C. Stark ’81; daughters, Lynn Stark Lawless ’81, Karen S. Stark ’84 and Leisa Stark Merrell ’86; sister, Susan Stark Bastian ’53; and brother-in-law, William A. Bastian ’52.
Dr. Frederick F. Boling, May 12, 2016, in Canton, Ga., at the age of 81. He was a member of Men’s Hall Association, Rector Scholar and retired as occupational physician for Eastman Chemical Company. Survivors include his wife, Miriam Query Boling ’58. 42 DEPAUW MAGAZINE FALL 2016
Betty Drake McGowan, June 14, 2016, of Milwaukee, at the age of 82. She was a member of Delta Gamma, elementary school teacher, community volunteer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Nancy Harrison Winton, July 22, 2016, of Glenview, Ill. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, preschool director and homemaker. Survivors include her husband, David E. Winton ’56; daughter, Linda Winton Sear ’90; son-in-law, Michael P. Sear ’90; brotherin-law, James T. Winton ’61; and sisterin-law, Musette Ryan Winton ’61. Shirley E. Shazer, Aug. 15, 2016, of Indianapolis, at the age of 82. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and a research assistant and histotechnologist at Indiana University School of Dentistry.
Sandra Allan Ecker, Aug. 8, 2016, of Stillwater, Minn., at the age of 80. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, librarian, community volunteer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene L. Allan ’35, and mother, Carolyn Ellis Allan ’36. Survivors include her husband, Eugene T. Ecker ’55. Margaret Gantz Brunskill, July 4, 2016, in Naperville, Ill., at the age of 81. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, second-grade teacher and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Survivors include her daughter, Mary Brunskill Cowen ’81; brother, John W. Gantz ’62; and cousins, Susan Risk Beck ’60 and Carol Risk Lankton ’59. Adrienne Ives Curry, June 16, 2016, of Ormond Beach, Fla., at the age of 80. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi, homemaker, worked for United Child Care and retired from Dick Stark Carpets. She was preceded in death by her husband. Martin J. Moore, May 22, 2016, of Indianapolis, at the age of 81. He was a member of Sigma Chi, high school history teacher and philanthropist. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank M. Moore ’28; mother, Virginia Dunbar Moore ’28; and cousin, John M. Rohm Sr. ’42. Survivors include his wife.
Carol Smith Anderson, Aug. 16, 2015, of Park City, Utah, at the age of 79. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, librarian and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her sister, Diana Smith Gauss ’56, and brother-in-law, James E. Gauss ’55. Ralph E. Snelson, April 29, 2016, of Warren, Ohio, at the age of 80. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha, community volunteer and dentist. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph A. Snelson ’25, and sister-in-law, Lois Southard Snelson ’60. Survivors include his wife, Diane Woodward Snelson ’58, and brother, Lynn A. Snelson ’59. Carol Varble Zaitz, June 2, 2016, in Redding, Calif., at the age of 80. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta, businesswoman and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Survivors include her sister, Phyllis Varble Yarnell ’49.
Donald E. Parker, Jan 17, 2016, of Seattle, at the age of 79. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta, and professor of psychology at Miami University of Ohio and University of Washington. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Havlik Parker ’59. Eleanor Treat Culling, April 20, 2016, of Leavenworth, Wash., at the age of 80. She was a member of Delta Gamma, public school music teacher and retail business owner.
Dr. Paul D. Frederickson, Aug. 25, 2016, of Indianapolis, at the age of 78, from Alzheimer’s disease. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega, aRector Scholar and clinical psychologist. Survivors include his wife, Suzanne Wedeking Frederickson ’58; daughters, Jill Frederickson ’92 and Kristen Frederickson ’87; son-in-law, John T. Curran III ’86; and sister-in-law, Linda Wedeking Tune ’60. James C. Paul, Aug. 25, 2016, of Grass Valley, Calif., at the age of 80. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega and senior design analyst. He was preceded in death by his wife. Shirley Pimlott Jay, Oct. 5, 2016, of Cleveland, at the age of 79. She was a
member of Alpha Omicron Pi, office manager, bookkeeper and homemaker. Joseph A. Sheridan, Jan. 19, 2016, of Barrington, Ill., at the age of 78. He was a member of Delta Chi, Rector Scholar, businessman and author. Survivors include his wife. Beverly Tansey Bryan, Aug. 17, 2016, of Lafayette, Ind., at the age of 79. She was owner and operator of a day care and homemaker. Survivors include her husband and sons, John D. Schwarz ’87 and Daniel L. Schwarz ’83.
Nancy Bilsland Henderson, July 16, 2016, of Carmel, Ind., at the age of 77. She was a second grade teacher, consultant and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her mother, Edith Sutton Bilsland ’26. Survivors include her husband. Ann Johnson Rote, Aug. 6, 2014, of Port Clinton, Ohio, at the age of 74. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega, teacher and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Survivors include a son, Charles R. Rote ’91. Fred A. Liedtke, Jan. 22, 2016, of Boulder, Colo., at the age of 78. He was a member of Sigma Nu and retired senior product planner for IBM. Survivors include his wife. Alan J. Simon, July 8, 2016, of Ellicott City, Md., at the age of 77. He was a member of Men’s Hall Association, Rector Scholar and engineer. Survivors include his wife.
Joseph C. Nicholson, June 14, 2016, of Evansville, Ind., at the age of 76. He was a member of Sigma Nu, artist, designer and professor. Survivors include his wife.
William S. Davis, July 27, 2016, of Charleston, Ill., at the age of 75. He was an attorney. Survivors include his companion. Mary Yost Cameron, June 29, 2016, of Olympia, Wash., at the age of 74. She was an English teacher, statistical analyst, research assistant and director of administrative services at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation. Survivors include her husband.
Barbara Murphy Gant, June 16, 2016, of Columbus, Ohio, at the age of 72. She was a member of Alpha Phi, sales representative for U.S. Steel Corp. and later worked in medical transcriptions. Survivors include her husband; sister, Patricia Murphy DeArmond ’62; brother-in-law, James W. DeArmond ’61; and nephew, James C. DeArmond ’89.
John J. Cordill, Aug. 1, 2014, of Brooksville, Fla., at the age of 69. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta and retired from Clear Channel Outdoors of Ocala. Survivors include his wife. Richard D. Meredith, Jan. 28, 2016, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, at the age of 71. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and attorney. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard P. Meredith ’32. Survivors include his wife and brother, Paul D. Meredith ’69.
James A. McKibben, Jan. 8, 2014, of Kings Mills, Ohio, at the age of 67. He was a Rector Scholar.
Robert W. Gross, Aug. 3, 2016, of Indianapolis, at the age of 69. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi, Rector Scholar and attorney. Survivors include his wife. Carol A. Hunt, Aug. 14, 2016, of Anderson, Ind., at the age of 69. She worked in a management-consulting firm and later was editor of the internationally published Tally-Ho, official publication of the Basset Hound Club of America. John A. Nuetzel Jr., July 18, 2016, of Saint Louis, at the age of 69. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta, author and worked in the industrial laser business. Survivors include his wife.
Carole Cones Bradfield, Aug. 3, 2016, of Thorntown, Ind., at the age of 67. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, an accountant, political fundraiser and volunteer, and campaign consultant. She was preceded in death by her great-grandmother, Bettie Locke Hamilton, Class of 1871; grandmother, Eulalia Hamilton Hartley Class of 1905; mother, Genevieve Hartley Cones ’39; and uncle, Myron R. Hartley ’44. Survivors include her husband.
Cheryl Haines Sinkovic, June 30, 2016, in Indianapolis, at the age of 65, of cancer. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, registered nurse, a community volunteer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband.
Jane Larson, July 5, 2016, of Mascoutah, Ill., at the age of 63. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, music teacher, writer and producer of children’s musicals, and selfemployed image consultant. She was preceded in death by her father, William R. Larson ’39. Survivors include her husband, David R. Day ’73. Dr. David C. Laux, July 22, 2016, of Danville, Ind., at the age of 64, of a stroke. He was a member of Delta Chi and emergency room physician. Survivors include his wife. Carol Marquart Wallace, Sept. 15, 2016, in Beggs, Okla., at the age of 64. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, registered nurse and homemaker. Survivors include her husband and daughters, Elizabeth A. Wallace ’03 and Jennifer L. Wallace ’06.
Natalie Fox Mattingly, Aug. 13, 2016, of Indianapolis, at the age of 63. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi, high school guidance counselor and homemaker. Survivors include her husband and sister-in-law, Kathrine Hays Fox ’65. Stephen K. Goff, Aug. 17, 2016, of Durango, Colo., at the age of 63, from pancreatic cancer. He was a member of Sigma Nu, Rector Scholar and geologist. Survivors include his wife and sister, Cynthia Goff Demmon ’76. Jane C. Voss, Sept. 26, 2016, in Florence, S.C., at the age of 63. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta and high school teacher.
Katherine Koch Joyce, June 20, 2016, of Omaha, Neb., at the age of 60, from ovarian cancer. She was a member of Delta Gamma, freelance writer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband.
Sylvia Jones Harrison Nolan, June 27, 2016, in Phoenix,
at the age of 84. She was a retired employee of DePauw and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her first husband. Her second husband followed her in death.
Daniel K. Whaley, July 10, 2016, in Murrells Inlet, S.C., at the age of 57, from cancer. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta and DePauw Athletics Hall of Fame, businessman and director of recreation therapy. Survivors include his wife.
Jennifer Wagonseller Mathys, Aug. 7, 2016, of Indianapolis, at the age of 41. She was a member of Delta Zeta, accountant and homemaker. Survivors include her husband.
Andrea L. Dillon, June 3, 2016, of Indianapolis, at the age of 39. She was manager of Organizational Development at Indiana University Health North Hospital.
Arturo Dehoyos, June 12, 2016, of Salt Lake City, at the age of 91. He taught at DePauw and later at Indiana University Medical Extension in Indianapolis. Survivors include his wife. Doris J. Froebe, July 23, 2016, of Indianapolis, at the age of 87. She was professor of nursing administration at Indiana University, served as dean of nursing at DePauw from 1974-79, and then became chair of the department of nursing administration and acting associate dean of graduate nursing programs at Indiana University, retiring in 1994.
Madeline Berry, May 11, 2016, of Pittsfield, Mass., at the age of 97. She was a registered nurse and worked as a medical secretary at DePauw. She was preceded in death by her husband. Merle L. Foxx, July 20, 2016, of Greencastle, Ind., at the age of 86. He retired from DePauw as a plumbing foreman after 46 years of service. Survivors include his wife; daughter, Marcia E. Foxx ’79; and niece, Sandra Foxx Rissller ’78. Mary B. O’Haver, July 10, 2016, of Indianapolis, at the age of 89. She was a comptroller at DePauw and high school English teacher. Survivors include her husband. Connie J. Sharp, Sept. 12, 2016, of Avon, Ind., at the age of 64. She was a secretary for DePauw and homemaker. Survivors include her husband.
Edwin P. Kollinger ’77’s obituary mistakenly listed his survivor as a wife in the summer 2016 issue of DePauw Magazine. Survivors include his husband. The staff regrets the error.
Donald H. White, Oct. 4, 2016, of Colorado Springs, Colo., at the age of 95. He was a composer, music educator and member of The Washington C. DePauw Society. In 1947 he joined the DePauw faculty and served as chairman of composition and theory studies. He left DePauw to chair the music department at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash., serving from 1981-90. He composed many works for orchestra, chamber, band and vocal performance. He was preceded in death by his wife.
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DePauw students walking across campus this fall are framed by East College (left), renovated Memorial Student Union Building (back left) and the new Hoover Hall dining facility (right).
creating a legacy Bishop John L. Rabb ’66 and Sharon Freeman Rabb, parent, provide for The DePauw Trust through their estate plan JOHN AND SHARON RABB have spent their lifetimes working for the betterment of society, through both their careers and their volunteerism. Therefore, going above and beyond to assist DePauw has come naturally to them. “We believe passionately that higher education should be of the highest caliber,” notes John, a Chicago native who majored in history at DePauw. This passion has led the couple to many years of volunteer work on behalf of DePauw, not to mention leadership-level giving and, now, a planned gift in their estate as well. Rabb, who retired as bishop suffragan in the Maryland Diocese of the Episcopal Church, has worn many hats as a DePauw alumnus. After helping establish an alumni group in his former home city of Atlanta, Rabb was invited to serve on the Alumni Board. He went on to cochair The Washington C. DePauw Society Executive Committee. Most recently, he served on the Class of 1966’s 50th reunion steering committee, and he helped raise funds for his class reunion gift of more than $405,000 for The Fund for DePauw, as well as more than $6.3 million in other giving over five years. Rabb credits this as his most fulfilling alumni role, “We exceeded our goal and had fun doing it.” The Rabbs’ eldest daughter, Alison Rabb Lazar, also decided to attend DePauw, graduating in 2000. During her time on campus, Sharon Rabb participated in the Parents Council, a role that complemented her life’s work as a consultant for nonprofits and institutions of higher learning. In providing an estate gift designated toward scholarship assistance through The Fund for DePauw, the Rabbs will maintain their life legacy of giving of themselves for the benefit of others.
We would be happy to assist you in building a legacy at DePauw. For more information, contact: DEPAUW UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF LEGACY AND ESTATE PLANNING
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