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DePauw alumni attending an anniversary celebration at Still Hopes retirement home in Columbia, S.C. The alumni included Katharine Draper Haimbaugh ’44, David L. Oliver ’76, Joan Falquet Dornbusch ’54, Jennifer Hein Oltrogge ’97, Susan Behnke Jones ’72, Ann Behnke Engeli ’77 and Clyde H. Dornbusch ’53. inducted into the DePauw Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009 and the Indianapolis Arsenal Tech Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010. Carl is in his 12th year working seasonally for the Texas Rangers at the Global Life Park in Arlington, Texas, as a senior customer service representative. Carl was featured in the documentary “Heading for Home: Adaptive Reuse in the Circle City,” which was most recently showcased at the Cooperstown Film Festival in 2014. The program can be viewed at watch?v=podAJBM4OvA. (See photo.) Carl Meditch ’59 Jo Petry Hershberger is author of Windfall. (See Recent Words, page 15.)


William L. Amers retired in 1997 as middle school principal from South Knox Middle School in Vincennes, Ind., after a teaching career of 41 years. William’s email address is John C. Attig founded and headed completion of the Nobel Peace Laureate Park project in Eugene, Ore. The park is the first to honor the United States winners of the Nobel Peace Prize.


Carl Meditch was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014 in recognition of his contributions to the sport as a player at Indianapolis Arsenal Tech and DePauw and as a coach at Indianapolis Tech and Ball State University. He was

Charlotte Todd Linge is a retired librarian from Knox County (Tenn.) schools.


John W. Hare retired after 25 years on the committee on admissions at Harvard Medical School. As a member of the career services committee of the DePauw Alumni Board of Directors, he and Kathlyn E. Fletcher ’92 have been advising DePauw pre-meds. For the past five years, John volunteered at Boston University Medical School, working with small groups of first- and secondyear students. As an avocation, he audited courses in medieval history and art history at Boston University. John’s email address is


Janet Graves Teeguarden retired in May 2014 after completing a 50-year career as a mathematics educator. Janet taught at DePauw for 20 years and retired from Ivy Tech Community College in

JULIA WHITNEY DAWSON ’58 worked in administrative positions while she studied water color painting. In 1973 she began a career as an artist, author, photographer and speaker. Her watercolor paintings have now been shown in more than 87 one-woman exhibitions, and they are included in private and public collections around the world. Her paintings are inspired by her favorite memories from extensive and intensive travels in 100 countries with her husband, Peter M. Dawson ’55, now deceased. Julia lives in Birmingham, Mich. She has written and illustrated five children’s books about the Sillybillies, each of whom wears a star, bell and ribbon. She photographed, wrote and published a coffee table art book of bells that she discovered in 57 countries. She was featured in articles in the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News on Jan. 4, 2015. Julie’s paintings and books are available through, Amazon and Etsy. BRUCE P. BICKNER ’65 is recipient of Phi Delta Theta national fraternity’s 2014 Gardner Award (Alumnus of the Year). Bruce was honored “for his outstanding leadership and tireless efforts on behalf of Phi Delta Theta and his important endeavors in higher education and his community.” Bruce was a member of DePauw’s Board of Visitors, chaired the board of trustees at North Park University and served as that institution’s interim president. He served on the State of Illinois Governor’s Biotechnology Advisory Council and received the David B. Hermelin Award for Fundraising Volunteer Leadership. He led DePauw Phi Delta Theta’s capital campaign, “Securing Our Legacy,” for upgrades in safety, security and comfort and served as the chapter’s president.

Indianapolis, where she was a professor of mathematics, served as department chair for four years and received several awards for excellence in teaching. Janet is coauthor of two textbooks for Pacific Crest: Foundations of Algebra and Quantitative Reasoning and Problem Solving.


Gordon B. Finley Jr. retired in 2014 after 45 years as a United States Air Force attorney. He teaches law to paralegal students at Southwest Illinois College in Belleville, Ill. He and his wife, Margaret, live in O’Fallon, Ill. His email address is


Profile for DePauw University Publications

DePauw Magazine Spring 2015  

Jon Fortt, Andrew Cullison and the Prindle Institute, and the School of Music's Recital Hour

DePauw Magazine Spring 2015  

Jon Fortt, Andrew Cullison and the Prindle Institute, and the School of Music's Recital Hour