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President Brian W. Casey
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reetings from the DePauw University campus, As I write, it is a beautiful midsummer day in Greencastle, and our community is eagerly awaiting the August influx of more than 700 young men and women comprising the large and talented Class of 2013. Many of them are alumni legacies – about one in six of those students will carry on direct family histories at this great institution. Several became acquainted with DePauw at the urging of friends or acquaintances who at one time called our campus home, and others were directly recommended to our Office of Admission by DePauw alumni. To those of you who helped bring these students to DePauw, I extend my deepest gratitude. Unlike many of our peer schools, DePauw is fortunate to have fulfilled its admission goal for this fall’s incoming class. Economic challenges continue, however, to shape the plans of many potential college students. Alumni assistance with recruitment has never been more critically important than it is today. If you know young people who would benefit from the DePauw experience – no matter when they will begin their college search – I strongly urge you to bring them to the attention of our Office of Admission. We are eager to hear from you, and I hope that you will take a few minutes to complete and mail the postage-paid postcard included with this message, or to talk to one of our admission staff members by phoning 765-658-4006 or 800-447-2495. You can also send suggestions by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please know your assistance is greatly appreciated. Most sincerely,
Brian W. Casey President
DePauw FALL 2009 • Volume 73 • No. 1
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Graduates challenged to address needs of the world. Cultural Resource Center named in honor of Dorothy Brown. Horizon Lectureship celebrates centennial. Brad Kelsheimer joins DePauw as vice president for finance and administration. DePauw FALL 2009 produces seven Fulbright recipients this year. Save the date for DePauw Discourse 2010. News briefs. Society of Professional Journalists 100th anniversary. Faculty news. Lincoln’s DePauw biographers.
Kelly A. Graves, designer, assistant director of publications Richard Fields, University photographer
Janet L. Johns ’85, president
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Donna Grooms, class notes editor
DePauw Alumni Association Officers
FEATURE: AN EXTRAORDINARY YEAR AT DEPAUW
President Brian W. Casey writes about a challenging year at the University. Admission: DePauw defies trend, enrolls more than 700 new students. Campus planning. Intellectual life. Faculty to consider DePauw curriculum throughout the school year. Student spotlights: Graham Williams ’10 and Ganga Devaiah ’11. Faculty spotlights: Sherry Mou and Greg L. Schwipps ’95.
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Janet Johns ’85 and Marcus Veatch ’75 are new president and vice president of the Alumni Association. Celebration of DePauw Athletics. 2009 Community Leadership Award recipients. Alumni cyclists join students for Little 5 race. Alumni Reunion Weekend 2009 photographs. 2008-09 college fair representatives. Old Gold Weekend October 2-4, 2009. Host a Monon Bell telecast party in your area on Nov. 14. Xi Chapter of Sigma Chi to mark 150 years at DePauw. Alpha Chi Omega preparing to celebrate 125th anniversary. Second annual National Month of Service photographs. An Investment in Humanity: Edward Rector and his Historic Scholarship Program for DePauw University. CLASS NOTES DEPAUW PROFILE
Robert R. and Sally (Henning ’79) Carpenter ’78
News of the University 515 receive degrees in Class of 2009
“We have a great deal of work and quite a challenge ahead of us,” Matthew R. Jennings told 514 fellow members of the Class of 2009 and their families at DePauw’s 170th commencement in the Holton Memorial Quadrangle on Sunday, May 17. “I thank you for the past four years and all the memories, experiences and friendships we have shared. All that we need to do now is jump.” Jennings told the audience about a rope swing in the Putnam County countryside that his friends enjoyed jumping from, over a rocky area, and into a small lake below. At first fearful of taking the plunge, Jennings was finally convinced by his pals to jump off the rope and into the water. The risk was well worth the reward, Jennings recalled, saying the feeling of flinging himself from the swing into the water was “awesome.” He added, “But believe it or not, rope swings on small lakes in rural Indiana aren’t the only things that evoke fear in this world.” Jennings reminded the students who sat before him in caps and gowns, “We live in a time of increased uncertainty, a time when major corporations that were once the backbone of this country’s economy and the employer of thousands of people are now struggling to make payroll. We live in a time when issues ranging from terrorism and war to climate change and global health crises are the main headlines that dominate the nightly news and the morning paper.” An Honor Scholar who double majored in French and political science and served as
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Graduates challenged to address needs of the world
“But if it [the challenge to solve world issues] had to be given to one generation, one graduating class, I’m glad it is ours, the DePauw Class of 2009. I know that we can do it.”
– Matthew R. Jennings, Walker Cup recipient
Holton Memorial Quadrangle was the site of DePauw’s 170th commencement.
News of the University The Class of 2009 posed for a photo following commencement rehearsal.
“ … in a thousand different ways we wanted to give you the whole world, or the tools we thought you needed to make your way.”
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student body president, Jennings is the 2009 recipient of the Walker Cup, which recognizes the senior student judged to have contributed the most to the University during his or her four-year college career. Jennings told classmates that they should see the state of the world as an opportunity. “I challenge you, my classmates, to take the knowledge, work ethic and skill sets that your family, friends, professors and mentors have instilled and shared with you throughout life and solve these issues. Is this a big challenge?” he asked. “Yep. But if it had to be given to one generation, one graduating class, I’m glad it is ours, the DePauw Class of 2009. I know that we can do it.” DePauw’s 19th president, Brian W. Casey, spoke to the first graduating class under his presidency and said, “Members of the great Class of 2009, there are a million things I want to tell you about life and love and work and the way things are. That, of course, is not my job here today and now. Besides, it’s always struck me as odd when a dean or president would come to a podium at a commencement ceremony to tell the class the secrets of life, as if the institution had somehow decided for some mysterious reason to withhold such secrets from you for the past four years. But, in fact, this faculty and the deans and all the staff have wanted nothing more than to give you all the secrets of life – whether they came in the form of a poetry class, or a geochem lab, or a study session, or in the comments of [Professor of English] Andrea Sununu’s papers – in a thousand different ways we wanted to give you the whole world, or the tools we thought you needed to make your way.” President Casey continued, “So now it’s time to make your way, and you’re ready. The secret of life is to open your eyes, open your mind, open your heart. To be educated, of course, is not to know everything. In fact, there’s very little we can know of the whole world. But you can be ready for the world, ready to face it with bravery and courage right 3
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now if you’re ready to love its many expressions. For it’s love we’re talking about today, and wonder and joy. That is what I hope you’ve found here, and that is what I hope you bring to the world, the world waiting for you right now.” In the ceremony’s principal address, John A. Dittmer, civil rights historian, Bancroft Prize-winning author, distinguished lecturer for the Organization of American Historians and professor emeritus of history at DePauw, called upon the Class of 2009 to seize the historic opportunities they have to build a better nation and world. “It may seem like cold comfort right now, but I believe that coming of age in an era of adversity has provided you with an education you could not get in the classroom,” Dittmer said. “I also believe that we are at a unique time and place in our history, where we have the ability and the will to right many wrongs.” He told the audience, “This is a festive occasion for all of us at DePauw – the graduating seniors and their families, as well as my colleagues on the faculty and staff. As it turns out, today also has historical significance: 55 years ago, on May 17, 1954, at the Supreme Court Building in our nation’s capital, Chief Justice Earl Warren was handing down a unanimous decision, Brown v. Board of Education, which declared that racially segregated public schools were inherently unequal, in violation of the 14th Amendment, and therefore unconstitutional. “What has impressed me most about my two decades at DePauw has been the willingness, the eagerness of so many students to take what they have learned here and put it to work for the benefit of the larger community, volunteering their talents to assist others in need, and the Class of 2009 is continuing this tradition,” Dittmer said. “And the University itself has made great progress. All we have to D. David Cryer ’58 do is look around at each other today to see that DePauw has come
Above, a new tradition: DePauw faculty members process through rows of graduates on the way to the commencement ceremony.
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Above, from left, President Casey; honorary degree recipients John A. Dittmer and D. David Cryer ’58; and R. David Hoover ’67, chairman of the board of trustees. a long way since the Brown decision in attracting people of color to its student body, faculty and administration. There is still a good distance to be traveled, but we are on the right road, with next year’s entering class promising to be the most racially and internationally diverse in our history. “This country’s leaders are eager to confront long-festering problems in health care, in education, the environment, and in climate change and nuclear proliferation, and they have pledged to commit the resources to do so. Over the past century, there have been only two periods in our history, the 1930s and the 1960s, where public policy and a commitment to social justice have converged, and the stars may well be lined up the same way today.” He concluded, “With all of the difficulties that beset us, then, this is also a time of great opportunity. DePauw – and recent history – have prepared you to meet these challenges, to make your contribution to a world where this nation might once again lead, not by military might but through the power of its example, giving hope to all those who believe in the possibilities of democracy.” The University awarded honorary doctoral degrees to Dittmer and D. David Cryer ’58, renowned performer on and off Broadway and a founding member of the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and Mirror Repertory Theater in New York City. Dittmer received a Doctor of Humane Letters degree, and Cryer received a Doctor of Arts degree. Two retiring DePauw faculty members also were recognized: Thomas D. Hall, Edward Myers Dolan Professor of Anthropology and professor of sociology and anthropology, who has taught at DePauw since 1989 will retire in June 2011, but the spring semester was his last semester on campus; and Robert J. Stark, professor of biology, who came to the University in 1981.
To read more about the 2009 commencement and access video of the addresses, go to www.depauw.edu/news. Commencement photo galleries can be viewed at www.depauw.edu/photos.
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Cultural Resource Center named in honor of Dorothy Brown Dorothy Brown, who is known to several generations of DePauw students and faculty members as well as the Greencastle community, has been honored for her contributions to the college and city. The University’s Cultural Resource Center, located at 314 East Hanna Street, was renamed in her honor. Brown served as DePauw’s assistant director of minority affairs, taught in the education department and has served as house mother for Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house on campus for 15 years. Approximately 100 of Brown’s friends and admirers from DePauw and Greencastle gathered at the Dorothy Brown Cultural Resource Center on March 31 for a ceremony marking the facility’s rededication. Dorothy Chapman Brown was born in Tennessee and moved to Greencastle in her teen years. She excelled in academics and track and received a Bachelor of Science degree in education and then a master’s degree in school administration from Indiana State University. Brown was the first African-American to teach in Greencastle schools and served as principal of Ridpath School. She taught in DePauw’s education department from 1986-89. She has been active in many local organizations, including Greencastle Kiwanis, Putnam County Museum, NAACP, Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church and Girl Scouts. She has lectured and been discussion leader for many multicultural programs and has been recognized for her hard work and dedication in making the community a better place for all families to raise children. Brown is an “an incredible inspiration who has made significant strides in her community,” Nissy Stetson-Grace, assistant director of multicultural and community life, said. Brown’s daughter, Charlene Shrewsbury, says her mother “makes us proud every day. I really can’t think of a single act that would stand out more than all the rest because they’re all special. She goes constantly, and she always has a busy day.” Shrewsbury is a captain in the DePauw Public Safety department. At the event, DePauw senior Erik J. Lundorf, who is a member of Phi Kappa Psi, unveiled a portrait of Brown, which will be displayed in the center that bears her name. Dorothy Brown Cultural Resource Center is home to several affinity groups, including the Committee for Latino Concerns, ASIA club and United DePauw.
See more photos from the Dorothy Brown Cultural Resource Center rededication ceremony by going to the photo gallery on the DePauw Web site at www.depauw.edu/photos/albumDetail.asp?t=1227.
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Horizon Lectureship celebrates centennial
Guy Morrison Walker, Class of 1890, lived an extraordinary life and had an exceptional impact upon DePauw. With family ties to DePauw and Indiana Asbury University stretching back to before the Civil War, Walker was an active and influential student, organizing one of the first DePauw football teams in 1889. He went on to become a member of the bar in six states, was an adviser to President McKinley on Chinese affairs, and he successfully reorganized failed companies through his own exceptional financial acumen. DePauw alumni will easily recognize the Walker name due to his endowment of the Walker Cup, presented annually to the outstanding member of the senior class. However, in September 1909, well before the Walker Cup was founded, Walker endowed another important fund – the first lectureship at DePauw. Searching for a way to provide a gift that “could be made to do the most good and reach the largest number of students,” Walker decided Guy Morrison Walker, Class of 1890 to establish a fund to bring exceptional speakers in political science or history to campus on an annual basis. Walker named the new lectureship The Horizon Lectures, saying, “I want the subjects selected and the lectures prepared with the view of giving the hearing students the widest possible mental horizon.” The first Horizon Lecturer was Professor Frank Fetter of Cornell University, who spoke in 1910. Fetter, an Indiana native, was an eminent economist whose work, The Principles of Economics, was a landmark text of the early 20th century. “I hope that each series of lectures will succeed in fixing a new point in the mental horizon of the students who hear them.”
– Guy Morrison Walker The Horizon Lectureship twice hosted famed historian Will Durant – in 1927 and 1938. Durant’s The Story of Philosophy was a bestseller in its time and is still found in bookstores today. He and his wife, Ariel, went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for their highly popular series, The Story of Civilization. In the modern era, the Horizon Lectureship still attracts important scholars to DePauw. Most recently, Christopher Achen of Princeton University, an expert in political methodology, delivered the Horizon Lecture in February. The Walker family also continues the DePauw tradition; Christian B. Walker ’09 became the sixth generation of his family to graduate from DePauw when he received his diploma in May. In 1909 Guy Walker wrote, “I hope that each series of lectures will succeed in fixing a new point in the mental horizon of the students who hear them.” Through many generations now, The Horizon Lectures have done just that.
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Brad Kelsheimer joins DePauw as vice president for finance and administration Brad A. Kelsheimer was appointed vice president for finance and administration, effective July 1. Kelsheimer came to DePauw from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, where he worked since August 2000 and was associate vice president for financial affairs. He succeeded Thomas A. Dixon, who served as DePauw’s interim vice president for finance and administration through the end of the 2008-09 fiscal year. “Brad is an experienced and well-regarded senior financial administrator at a well-regarded academic institution. He has worked closely with faculty members as well as the financial community in service of Rose-Hulman’s mission,” DePauw President Brian W. Casey Brad A. Kelsheimer said. “His ability to think strategically, along with his strong history of solid financial oversight, will serve our institution very well. I’m delighted to welcome Brad to DePauw University.” Kelsheimer said, “I have been extraordinarily impressed with members of the DePauw community that I’ve met, and I sense an energy on campus that is truly unique. This is an exciting, transformational time for DePauw University. I feel very fortunate to be given an opportunity to serve with a team that has embraced such an engaging dialog on the future that is built so solidly on DePauw’s exceptional traditions and history.” At Rose-Hulman, Kelsheimer developed an institution-wide initiative database and related processes for matching faculty interests with potential funding sources as well as a financial reporting package that provided timely, accurate and actionable data to campus leadership. Among his other accomplishments, he helped guide the Institute’s board as Rose-Hulman Ventures (RHV) – which links students with technology-based companies – was transformed from a grant-funded program into a financially sustainable operation. He also oversaw and closed more than 50 private equity transactions at RHV, resulting in returns that placed in the top 25 percent of all vintage 2000 venture funds. Kelsheimer also led efforts to secure federal funds and other grants, and created and implemented the concept for the Terre Haute Innovation Alliance, a federally funded collaborative partnership with Indiana State University. Kelsheimer received a B.S. degree with high honors in accounting from the University of Illinois, and he completed a M.S. degree in strategic management from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in May. He began his career at Price Waterhouse in Indianapolis in August 1990 as a staff/senior auditor and then moved to General Housewares Corp. in Terre Haute (1995-2000), where he served in several roles, including corporate controller and divisional chief financial officer. At Rose-Hulman Ventures, Kelsheimer was business operations manager (August 2000 - February 2003) and vice president for administration and business affairs (February 2003-August 2005), and he was associate vice president for financial affairs for Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology since March 2005.
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DePauw produces seven Fulbright recipients this year Four students, one faculty member and two alumni received prestigious Fulbright awards in the spring, bringing to a total of 25 the number of DePauw students, faculty members and alumni who have been recipients of Fulbright awards during the last six years. This year, three graduating seniors received international graduate study and research grants through the 2009-10 Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition. They include: • Ross A. Robinson ’09, who will spend the next academic year teaching English to young people in Germany. • Todd J. Schmid ’09, who will spend a year conducting sociolinguistic research in Paraguay. • Jessica V. Strong ’09, who will spend a year conducting research in Germany about the effect of music on an elderly population with dementia. • Lauren A. Wendling ’09, who will travel to South Korea through an English Teaching Assistantship. In addition, Rebecca L. Upton, associate professor of sociology and anthropology and coordinator of the Conflict Studies Program, was selected to receive a 2009-10 U.S. Fulbright Scholar award to conduct research on reproductive health, infertility and HIV/AIDS in Botswana and help establish a HIV/AIDS Centre at the University of Botswana. A 2007 graduate, Anne M. Schaufele, is the recipient of a Fulbright award to support a research project in El Salvador, and Amanda J. Gebert ’08 will travel to France through an English Teaching Assistantship as part of the Fulbright application process. The Chronicle of Higher Education in its Oct. 24, 2008, edition listed DePauw among the Top Producers of Fulbright Awards for U.S. Students. DePauw also ranks among the top 10 baccalaureate institutions in the nation for the total number of students who studied abroad in 2006-07, according to the 2008 Open Doors report. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest American international exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.
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September 23-25 Please save the dates of Sept. 23-25 for DePauw Discourse 2010, a campus tradition that brings together alumni and friends, distinguished guests, faculty members and students who engage in conversation about pressing public issues and popular topics. Previous DePauw Discourse participants have included Madeleine Albright, Lee H. Hamilton ’52, Vernon E. Jordan Jr. ’57, Paul Bremer, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and many other renowned alumni and guests. For more information, visit www.depauw.edu/discourse or contact Steven J. Setchell ’96 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-446-5298.
News Briefs Record number of graduating seniors commit to Nineteen members of DePauw’s Class of 2009 committed to Teach For America (TFA) for the next two years – a new record that exceeds 2007’s total by four. In addition, a record 25 DePauw seniors were accepted for TFA. With about 4 percent of its graduating seniors entering TFA, DePauw is among the nation’s strongest contributors to the program. A total of 70 DePauw students – 13.6 percent of the senior class – applied to Teach For America. That percentage slightly exceeded Ivy League participation rates. Among small colleges (2,999 or fewer undergraduates), only Barnard College (21) and College of the Holy Cross (20) had more graduating seniors commit to TFA than DePauw. Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates of all academic majors who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in ensuring educational equity and excellence for all children.
Tigers win fourth consecutive SCAC President’s Trophy DePauw won its fourth consecutive Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference President’s Trophy and its fifth in 11 years of conference play. During the 2008-09 season, the Tigers captured five SCAC titles in women’s cross country, men’s swimming, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and softball. DePauw teams were second in three sports: volleyball, women’s track and field, and women’s golf. Third-place finishes came in six sports: men’s cross country, football, field hockey, women’s basketball, women’s swimming and men’s golf.
Anthony M. Baratta ’11 and Taylor M. Cantril ’11 From left, Malisa Vongskul ’10, Erin M. Donahue ’09 and Ashley M. Myers ’10 at the Imagine Cup technology competition
First all-women technology team is first runner-up in Imagine Cup A DePauw student team was the first all-women team to reach the U.S. final round of the Imagine Cup, Microsoft Corp.’s annual global student technology competition. Senior Erin M. Donahue, junior Ashley M. Myers and former student Malisa Vongskul received the first runner-up prize for their project: an application they call a Computer-Assisted Medication Regimen Adherence (CAMRA) that provides a medication regimen directly to a patient’s personal mobile device. They won a choice of $4,000 cash or $8,000 toward a National Collegiate Inventor and Innovator’s Alliance e-team grant to support further development of their project. The theme of the seventh annual competition was solving world issues and problems outlined in the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals.
Students extend environmental efforts to international events Sophomores Anthony M. Baratta and Taylor M. Cantril, both members of the DePauw Environmental Policy Project (DEPP), were among 3,000 government delegates, scientists and environmental organization representatives who gathered in Bonn, Germany, from June 1-12 for the United Nations Climate Change Talks. The Bonn conference was the second of six major negotiation sessions leading up to a final meeting in Copenhagen in December 2009. The agreement that emerges from the Copenhagen meeting will ultimately replace the Kyoto Protocol, which expires at the end of 2012. The two DePauw students also hope to travel to Copenhagen to participate in the completion of the negotiations. Editor’s note: Readers may remember that Baratta and Cantril were both included in the feature section about sustainability at DePauw that was printed in the spring issue of DePauw Magazine. Cantril also wrote an essay for the feature section.
News Briefs Senior is one of the top 20 collegiate sports broadcasters
John R. Herrick ’10
Senior John R. Herrick was named one of the top 20 collegiate sports broadcasters in the country by Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA). Herrick, who has served as sports director of student radio station WGRE, broadcasts football, basketball, baseball and softball, and hosts the sports-talk program, The Sports Reporters.
DePauw’s graduation rate is fifth highest in the nation DePauw has one of the highest graduation rates among America’s institutions of higher education, according to a new, national report. “Diplomas and Dropouts: Which Colleges Actually Graduate Their Students (and Which Don’t)” was prepared for the American Enterprise Institute on Public Policy based on data from the U.S. Department of Education. It found that DePauw’s graduation rate of 81 percent is the fifth highest in the nation among “very competitive” schools, and it is number two in the Midwest. DePauw and the University of Notre Dame are the only two Indiana colleges to place in the national top 10 list. When averaging all colleges and universities in the country, the research indicated that only 55 percent of students receive degrees within six years. The report compiled the federal government’s six-year graduation rates for all the four-year undergraduate institutions in the United States.
Wide variety of internships for Management Fellows Management Fellows have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in semester-long internships around the nation and world, usually during their junior year. Management Fellows and their internship sites this fall include: John R. Brickson and Michelle Wang, Brunswick Group, New York City; Bethany L. Harrod, Chip Shields and Travis K. Sheppard, Cummins India, Pune, India; Stephen L. Kendrick, OFII, Washington, D.C.; Yavor S. Kovachev, Anova Group, Chicago; Courtney N. Lauer, Watson Wyatt Financial Group, St. Louis; Justin Q. Quall and John W. Scott, Independent Purchasing Cooperative, Miami; Hunter C. Schouweiler, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, White Plains, N.Y.; Mischa A. Serlin, Food Services Inc., Minneapolis; Benjamin L. Stilwell, American Education Group, Grand Rapids, Mich.
DePauw-hosted Relay for Life raised $160,000 Participants in the 2009 Putnam County Relay for Life met the challenges posed by difficult economic times and raised $160,000 for the American Cancer Society, matching the total collected at the end of the 2008 Relay. The event, which took place at Blackstock Stadium, annually brings together the DePauw and Putnam County communities. A total of 1,417 individuals and 110 teams registered for the event, and countless others were on hand for the festivities. The 2009 Relay was co-chaired by seniors Raija M. Bushnell and Maribeth A. Kupstas along with local resident Becky Barham. The DePauw-hosted Relay has won several awards for being one of the best of its kind among American colleges and universities. The fundraiser was first held in 1998 and raised $20,000.
Bringing together groups from the DePauw campus and surrounding communities, the 2009 Relay for Life took place at Blackstock Stadium and raised $160,000 for the American Cancer Society.
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Society of Professional Journalists 100th Anniversary
Robert M. Steele ’69, Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at DePauw and Poynter Institute faculty member, moderated a panel discussion on “Journalism in Times of Peril and Promise” as part of the centennial celebration of the Society of Professional Journalists on April 17. Panelists included Ken Paulson, who leads the Freedom Forum and Newseum and is former editor of USA Today; Karen B. Dunlap, president of the Poynter Institute; Jan Schaffer, executive director of J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism; Suzanne McCarroll, a reporter at KCNC-TV in Denver; Bob Edwards of XM Radio and NPR; and Bruce Sanford, SPJ legal counsel and First Amendment attorney. The session took place in Meharry Hall, up the stairs from the room in which SPJ was founded 100 years ago. Jane Pauley presented the Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture in Meharry Hall in conjunction with the Society of Professional Journalists 100th anniversary celebration.
Above, Bob Edwards of XM Radio and NPR, responds to a question from the audience.
Faculty Briefs Tom Chiarella, visiting professor of creative writing and fiction editor for Esquire, joined other writers and editors of the magazine in receiving a 2009 National Magazine Award. The American Society of Magazine Editors Chiarella recognized them for “The Esquire Almanac of Steak,” which appeared in the September 2008 issue.
Robert F. Dewey, assistant professor of history, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (RHS) in Great Britain. Dewey was honored for his recently published book, British National Identity and Opposition to Membership of Europe, 1961-63: The Anti-Marketeers. Election to fellowship status is conferred on individuals who have made “an original contribution to historical scholarship in the form of significant published work.”
Page Cotton, The Theodore Katula Director of Athletics, director of recreational sports and professor of kinesiology, was selected to represent NCAA Division III colleges on the National Sports Travel Task Force, which will work to address unique travel concerns inherent in the sports industry. Joining Cotton on the task force are leaders from Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, National Football League, NFL Players Association, National Collegiate Athletics Association and other organizations.
Orcenith G. Smith, professor of music and music director of the DePauw Orchestra, was invited to serve as a member of the international jury at the Vienna International Youth and Music Festival held July 11-14. Smith was the only American on the
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The 2009 Timothy and Sharon Ubben Society of Teacher-Scholars and Faculty Recognition
Robert J. Stark, professor of biology, is the 2009 recipient of the Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Tucker Jr. Distinguished Career Award. Above, from left, Neal B. Abraham, executive vice president and dean of the faculty, Stark, and President Brian W. Casey.
Bridget L. Gourley, John Price Durbin John Distinguished Professor, professor of chemistry and biochemistry and chair of that department, is the inaugural recipient of the G. Bromley Oxnam Award for Service. Above, from left, Neal B. Abraham, executive vice president and dean of the faculty, Gourley, and President Brian W. Casey.
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At left, Deborah R. Geis, associate professor of English, and Thomas D. Hall, Edward Myers Dolan Professor of Anthropology and professor of sociology and anthropology, received the Edwin L. Minar Jr. Scholarship Award for exceptional scholarly achievement. From left, Neal B. Abraham, executive vice president and dean of the faculty, Geis, Hall, and President Brian W. Casey.
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Lincoln’s DePauw biographers By John T. Elliff ’63 Secretary, Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia
he Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial in 2009 is a time to recall DePauw alumni who wrote early Lincoln biographies. Jesse W. Weik, Class of 1875, collaborated with Lincoln’s law partner, William H. Herndon, to write Herndon’s Lincoln (1889) and later produced The Real Lincoln (1922). Indiana Senator Albert J. Beveridge, Class of 1885, wrote two volumes, Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1858 (1928), before his death. Indiana Asbury University’s charismatic professor John Clark Ridpath, who played a key role in renaming the University in honor of Washington C. DePauw, encouraged Weik’s first contact with Herndon. After Lincoln’s assassination, Herndon interviewed and corresponded with people who knew Lincoln, but was unable to assemble a biography. In the 1880s, Weik used Herndon’s records and recollections to create a work once described as “the outstanding biography of all time.” Their joint writing was done on hot summer days above the Weik family store in Greencastle. Herndon’s Lincoln is famous for its accounts of Lincoln’s life in Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois that became the stuff of American legend. Examples: After the death of their mother little Abe and his sister Sarah began a dreary life – indeed, one more cheerless and less inviting seldom falls to the lot of any child. His chief delight during the day … was to lie down under the shade of some inviting tree and to read and study. Abe’s original and ridiculous stories not only amused the crowd, but the display of
his unique faculties made him many friends. Some historians questioned the credibility of recollections gathered years after events, especially accounts of Lincoln’s relationship with Ann Rutledge. In the early 1990s, however, meticulous studies by Lincoln scholars Douglas L. Wilson and John Y. Simon confirmed the basic reliability of the evidence. (Photo this page: Library of Congress)
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Wilson and his Knox College colleague, Douglas. That interpretation does injustice Rodney O. Davis, published an annotated to Beveridge’s vividly detailed descriptions of edition of Herndon’s Lincoln in 2006 that political forces in the 1850s as they would have highlighted Weik’s literary achievement, and been perceived by Lincoln and Douglas. in Herndon’s Informants (1998) they published Beveridge identifies a key turning point all the source materials that Herndon and Weik in Lincoln’s development as a leader. His “first gathered for the biography. Weik’s The Real great speech” in 1854 was a powerfully argued Lincoln was edited by Michael Burlingame and attack on the repeal (sponsored by Douglas) of published in 2002 with the annotated texts of the 1820 ban on slavery in the Kansas-Nebraska Weik’s post-1891 sources. territory. “On that subject,” Beveridge says, Weik contributed directly to Senator “no man in Illinois or the whole country was Beveridge’s biography. They became friends better prepared than Lincoln. … Lincoln was through DePauw connections, and Beveridge now in his forty-sixth year and this speech was found the publisher for Weik’s 1922 book. In wholly unlike any before made by him. Indeed, Jesse W. Weik turn, Weik made his and Herndon’s records if it and his public utterances thereafter were available to Beveridge. (One account says this happened when Weik placed side by side with his previous speeches, and the authorship of was editor of the DePauw Alumnal Register.) them were unknown, it would appear impossible that they had been After his Senate terms ended, Beveridge wrote a biography of Chief written by the same man.” Justice John Marshall and turned to Lincoln. For the first volume, he Beveridge helps us understand how a former one-term Illinois combined oral history with contemCongressman matured, mid-life, into the most effective leader of a porary correspondence, government new political party at a time of national crisis. An adequate explanation records, legal materials and newspaper requires the kind of immersion into the events, emotions, and partisan reports to provide an in-depth portrait and judicial dynamics of the 1850s that Beveridge provides. Although of Lincoln as youth, rising politician and used copies are available from online booksellers, a new critical edition successful lawyer. Beveridge’s scholarly is needed. discipline met academic standards, and Also needed, according to Michael Burlingame, is publication of his political experience fed critical obthe writings of another DePauw alumnus, Rev. J. Edward Murr, who servations of Lincoln’s legislative and is cited in Beveridge’s first volume and in Burlingame’s comprehensive Senator Beveridge electoral maneuvering. two-volume Abraham Lincoln: A Life (2008). DePauw archives hold His second volume covering 1850-58 is controversial. Some historians articles and a typescript, The Wilderness Years of Abraham Lincoln, interpret Beveridge as “demythologizing” Lincoln, overly generous to based on Rev. Murr’s interviews with Hoosier acquaintances of the Southern views and more interested in Lincoln’s adversary, Stephen A. Lincoln family.
DePauw Archives has prepared more information about DePauw’s Lincoln connections and Lincoln’s time in Indiana. Read more at www.depauw.edu/library/archives/news_exhibits/lincoln/index.asp.
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They were there at WGRE’s beginning Dear Editor: I read your story about WGRE and its 60th anniversary [spring 2009 issue] with great interest. As a freshman, I was in that first group of students who operated the station back in 1949, and I remember Betty Turnell with affection. Most of my work at the station was as an announcer and “rip and read” newscaster. We didn’t do a lot of rewrites in those days. As I recall, we’d sign the station on and off with: Good morning and welcome to WGRE, your campus radio station. WGRE is owned and operated by the trustees of DePauw University and operates on a frequency of ___ with a power of 10 WHOLE watts. (You can see where the emphasis went. The “WHOLE” was always a student add-on until Miss Turnell heard it one night and quickly quashed it.) Then, we’d play the national anthem and stumble into our first program of the day. Our little transmitter was so small that it fit in a closet just outside the announcer’s booth. There was the usual amount of tomfoolery in those days. Our announcers almost always stood while they read their copy, and if we heard there was a tour coming through, one of us would come in and, at an appropriate moment, drop the announcer’s pants as the tour group went by. Or, we might take a cigarette lighter to the bottom of his script, which made for some very long pauses in the voice of the station. Poor Betty, she really tried to keep us on the straight and narrow. The worst thing that ever happened to me takes a bit of setup to tell. Back in 1949, before we ever owned a tape machine, we operated most of the programming from one of two flanking turntables on either side of the disk jockey or break announcer. Half-hour shows would be converted onto 15-inch vinyl recordings by the producing organization and shipped to us by mail. We’d play them the same way you played an individual musical selection. Stick the needle on ‘em and let ‘er rip. I worked the Sunday morning shift – a lonely and thankless job. Each Sunday I’d put on one of those church service programs, run down the stairs and out the door to a nearby diner where I’d sit and have my
morning coffee. The owner/operator of the diner always turned on WGRE when I came in the door, so I could hear the station as I got my shot of caffeine. Then, with minutes to go, I’d run back to the station, and nobody was the wiser. One morning, the diner owner suddenly jerked his head up, pointed at the radio and, eyes wide, said, “Listen, listen!” The turntable needle had stuck in the preacher’s sermon at : “Jesus Christ … Jesus Christ … Jesus Christ …” I never ran so fast in my life. That was the only time I was glad for just those 10 WHOLE watts, which barely got the signal more than a few blocks from the studio. I can’t really say that my adventures in that first year of broadcasting are what put me on the path to a producing career in the local and, ultimately, national media, but it didn’t hurt, either. – Bruce B. Cox ’53 Fort Collins, Colo.
Editor: I really enjoyed the article [in the spring issue] about the 60th anniversary of station WGRE. I was a student at DePauw from 1947-51. I was a speech major, but I also was very much involved with musical groups as well. My first experience with WGRE was a late-night [11 p.m.] DJ show. I don’t know how long the show ran, but I remember that my theme song was “Jumpy Stumpy” by Les Brown & His Orchestra. My opening line was “This is your Old Night Owl – who confidentially doesn’t give a hoot.” I’m not claiming it was a great line, but that’s what it was. During my senior year (1951), the studio had moved from Harrison Hall to the new Union Building. During my last broadcast, I received a phone call from a woman in Greencastle, who was the mother of one of the members of a Cub Scout group I had worked with for a year. She wanted to say good-bye and wished me good luck. My problem was that I had not become used to the new board, and I forgot to separate my phone call from my microphone. Ms. Turnell [Betty J. Turnell, cofounder of WGRE radio in April 1949] was not very happy that our conversation was heard on WGRE. One of my DJ programs was aired shortly after Al Jolson died. My whole program was dedicated to his music. Ms. Turnell liked that program. Not long after that, a famous big band leader died [who was not
Letters to the Editor as famous as Jolson], and I dedicated another show to him. Ms. Turnell told me that she hoped no more famous musicians would die soon. Another memory that might be of interest to you is about a variety show we aired on WGRE. The show had a theme song, “Remember When,” which was used both as a beginning and ending song. I wrote the music, and Dave Gates [’54] and I wrote the words. Enclosed are copies of the song and the words. – Leo V. Deal ’51 East Lansing, Mich.
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Thank you, Leo. We shared the music and words to “Remember When” with both today’s WGRE and the University archives.
Elizabeth Turnell, who taught speech communication and supervised WGRE for 25 years, is pictured above in the radio station with some former students in the 1970s.
WGRE also meant connections Dear Editor: With all due respect to many great professors at DePauw in the ’70s, WGRE had, by far, the biggest influence on my business life. Today, what little success I’ve had in business started at WGRE. From my work with fellow students (Dick Johnson and Eric Sorenson, who both went on to be national broadcast celebs) to (current director) Jeff McCall, many of my first connections came as a result of working the beat. While there, I had a chance to interview Senator Richard Lugar when he spoke on campus. Fast forward 25 years – I was a guest of his in Washington for lunch, which would not have happened without the WGRE connection.
Today, I have a podcast that goes all over the world to business and sales teams. I also have an online video presence and speak all over the world. And each one of those disciplines was informed by WGRE and competencies I learned while there. In a way, the WGRE experience had little to do with radio and the technology – and more to do with the people that it allowed me to connect with. Never ever stop doing what you’re doing! – William B. Caskey ’78 Carmel, Ind.
The hog reports Dear Editor: I may have neglected to mention that often a role behind the mic brings love and marriage! The woman who would become my wife (Lauren Meurisse Johnson ’76) joined the WGRE staff sometime before we started dating, and like many first timers, she was assigned to read the “hog reports” to fulfill our public service obligation to the local farming community. Of course, few if any DePauw students could ever get through those smoothly since most were suburban kids whose only pig experience or knowledge came at a petting zoo! It made for a good dose of humility for many of us who didn’t stand a chance of getting it right and some well-earned respect for the 4H kids among us who did! The kicker is, our competition, the commercial Greencastle radio station, chose to read the names and illnesses of people in the Putnam County hospital at the same hour as we did the hog reports. And the Greencastle station consistently had a much bigger following! – Richard “Dick” S. Johnson’76 Burr Ridge, Ill.
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Recent Words THOMAS “TAJ” E. AINLAY JR. ’73, The Seven Spices, (EZway Books, LLC – ISBN: 9780-9710484-0-9). Thomas Ainlay wrote most of The Seven Spices while living in Tokyo, where he became acquainted with shichimi, a Japanese seasoning that contains seven spices – hence, the title of his most recent book of poems. This collection of 44 poems, written on three continents and more than a quarter century in the making, is arranged into seven illustrated sections. Ainlay reflects on the topics of love, nature, family, passion, self, death and spirit. Ainlay says he is fortunate “to have lived a most delectably varied 57 years in Asia, Europe and North America.” Richness of taste, he states, is not possible without mixtures challenging to the palate, and not all of them are pleasurable. He also believes that richness in life is the same, and in The Seven Spices he shares some bitter moments and some sweet ones, hoping that a little spice might be added to readers’ lives. NICOLE M. BROCKMANN, assistant professor of music, From Sight to Sound: Improvisational Games for Classical Musicians (Indiana University Press – ISBN: 978-0-253-22064-6). From Sight to Sound provides practical and creative techniques for classical improvisation for musicians of all levels and instruments, solo or in ensembles. The exercises in this text build aural and communicative skills, instrumental technique and musical understanding. When students use their own instruments to execute and improvise on theoretical concepts, they make vivid connections between abstract ideas and their own playing. This then allows the students to unite performance with music theory, ear-training, historical style and context, chamber music skills and listening skills. Many of the exercises in this book are designed for players working in pairs or small groups, so performers also learn to communicate with one another and build an atmosphere of trust in which creativity and spontaneity may flourish. CAROLE “COBE” B. FROBES ’62, The Streets of Forest Highlands: Stories Behind the Names (Forest Highlands Association). For more than a decade, Forest Highlands has been described by Golf Digest as the number one golf location in Arizona, and it has also been ranked among the top 100 courses in the world by Golf Magazine. Interestingly, the streets of this golfing community are named for some of Arizona’s most extraordinary characters – a number of them famous, and some infamous – reflecting the history of Northern Arizona and its pioneers. In this quick read, Carole “Cobe” Frobes tips her hat to these bygone figures by telling the stories behind the names. Richard Kern cul-de-sac runs off of Griffiths Spring to the left of the 13th tee boxes on Canyon Course and is named for the explorer, artist and topographer who – working mostly in water color – was the first American to portray the peoples and cultures of the Southwest. Len Huck road runs along the driving range leading to the Meadow Clubhouse and is named in honor of banker, civic leader and philanthropist Leonard W. Huck ’44. The stories of 34 individuals as told by Frobes are sure to inform, amuse and entertain. M. LEWIS GULICK ’44, An Investment in Humanity: Edward Rector and His Historic Scholarship Program for DePauw University (DePauw University – ISBN 978-0-936631-14-1). Edward Rector’s involvement with DePauw University began in 1915, and ever since the ripples of his philanthropy have expanded – and continue to expand – far, permeating well beyond our time and place. Until recently, however, little has been published about Rector and the historic scholarship program he funded for the University. In An Investment in Humanity: Edward Rector and His
Recent Words Historic Scholarship Program for DePauw University, Gulick skillfully tells us not only about the man but also about Rector’s endeavor to set up and maintain a scholarship program that would attract to DePauw some of the best and brightest graduates from high schools throughout America, and further to ensure that these gifted students could attend. This is the story of the fulfillment of Rector’s dreams and the stresses and successes of the program that is so closely intertwined with the history of DePauw itself. An Investment in Humanity pays homage to Edward Rector, whose scholarship donation to DePauw in 1919 was the largest in history to an Indiana school and one of the biggest ever to a small liberal arts college. For more information about this book and how to order a copy, go to page 58. THOMAS D. HALL, Edward Myers Dolan Professor of Anthropology and professor of sociology and anthropology, and James V. Fenelon, Indigenous Peoples and Globalization, Resistance and Revitalization (Paradigm Publishers – ISBN: 978-1-59451-657-3). The issues native peoples face intensify with globalization. Through case studies from around the world, Hall and Fenelon demonstrate how indigenous peoples’ movements can be understood only by linking highly localized processes with larger global and historical forces. The authors show that indigenous peoples have been resisting and adapting to encounters with states for millennia. Unlike other antiglobalization activists, indigenous peoples primarily seek autonomy and the right to determine their own processes of adaptation and change, especially in relationship to their origin lands and community. The authors link their analyses to current understandings of the evolution of globalization. DONNA A. HECKLER ’85 and Brian D. Till, The Truth About Creating Brands People Love (FT Press – ISBN: 978-0-13-712816-7). What’s the secret to creating brands people love – brands that people not only flock to buy, but brands that earn a place in the hearts and minds of consumers? In The Truth About Creating Brands People Love, Donna Heckler and Brian Till, leading brand experts, offer answers to these questions by providing marketers with 51 crucial principles for successful branding. This book illustrates universal truths about brand management that cover the range of brand-building activities. Marketers and business professionals will learn how to define brand promise, name and position new brands, determine when, if and how to reposition existing brands and much more. The Truth About Creating Brands People Love doesn’t deliver abstract theory, it delivers quick, just-the-facts information that marketers can actually use. JO PETRY HERSHBERGER ’57, Some Good Memory (Outskirts Press, Inc. – ISBN: 9781-4327-2513-6). In the fall of 1947, newcomer Kate Freeman feels like a social misfit until she joins three seventh-grade classmates for an after-school bicycle ride to the local cemetery. On their way home, the four girls share an experience that frightens them so badly that they vow never to tell another soul. That pledge forms the foundation for a friendship that molds them into a tight unit. When the four enter high school, circumstances beyond their control begin to crack their solidarity. Reluctantly, they drift apart. Their close friendship, however, remains a cherished memory – one that is strong enough to bring them together more than 50 years later when one faces serious problems. Some Good Memory spans the jukebox years after World War II to the somber days following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Full of the flavor of history, it is most of all a story of lifelong friendship – one that makes the reader smile and recall, “I once had a group like that.”
Recent Words ELLEN WORK JAVERNICK ’60 and Kevin O’Malley, illustrator, The Birthday Pet (Marshall Cavendish Children – ISBN: 978-0-7614-5522-6). One day Ellen Javernick was helping a young boy to his feet after he collided with a boisterous puppy. Unhappy and with tears in his eyes, the boy looked up and said, “I told them I wanted a turtle for my birthday, but they got me this dog.” This incident provided the spark for Javernick’s delightful new rhyming book, The Birthday Pet, beautifully illustrated by Kevin O’Malley. Danny, the young boy in the story, wants a pet turtle for his birthday, but family members all have different ideas. As members of his family speak to him, Danny is wearing things that look “turtleish.” The simple verse permits readers to anticipate and complete the rhymes as each page is turned. In the end, everyone – including Danny – is happy. There is a brief note in the front of the book that reminds readers that box turtles need proper care. This is a wonderful read-aloud book. A. JEANNE LaDUKE ’60 and Judy Green, Pioneering Women in American Mathematics: The Pre-1940 PhD’s (American Mathematical Society – ISBN: 978-0-8218-4376-5). More than 14 percent of the Ph.D. degrees awarded in the United States during the first four decades of the 20th century went to women, a proportion not achieved again until the 1980s. In Pioneering Women in American Mathematics, the authors identify all of the 228 American women who earned Ph.D. degrees in mathematics before 1940, and they provide extensive biographical and bibliographical information about each of them, revealing insight into the larger scientific and cultural communities in which they lived and worked. The authors examine family backgrounds, education, careers and other professional activities, discovering that many more women earned Ph.D. degrees in mathematics before 1940 than is commonly thought. ROGER B. NELSEN ’64 and Claudi Aisina, When Less Is More: Visualizing Basic Inequalities (The Mathematical Association of America – ISBN: 978-0-88385-342-9). Inequalities permeate mathematics from the Elements of Euclid to operations research and financial mathematics. Too often, especially in secondary and collegiate mathematics, the emphasis is on things equal to one another rather than unequal. While equalities and identities are without doubt important, they don’t possess the richness and variety that one finds with inequalities. The objective of When Less Is More is to illustrate how the use of visualization can be a powerful tool for better understanding some basic mathematical inequalities. They show how to produce figures in a systematic way for the illustration of inequalities and open new avenues to creative ways of thinking and teaching. DAVID M. NEWMAN, professor of sociology, Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, Seventh Edition, (Pine Forge Press – ISBN: 978-1-4128-6152-3). The seventh edition of Newman’s book invites students to delve further into the fascinating world of sociological thought. Encouraging students to think more about how sociology applies to their everyday lives, this edition features updated coverage and fresh examples, including revamped micro-macro connections to help students understand the link between individual lives and the structure of society. This edition includes new and updated coverage throughout, including sections on Muslim-Americans, global warming and sexual orientation. It also includes fresh examples and updated statistical information throughout the text, along with recent exhibits and impactful visual essays.
Assistant Professor of English Gregory L. Schwipps ’95 read from his acclaimed new novel, What This River Keeps (Ghost Road Press), followed by a booksigning at the Walden Inn on April 29, 2009.
GREGORY L. SCHWIPPS ’95, assistant professor of English, What This River Keeps (Ghost Road Press – ISBN: 978-0-9816525-5-9). Even though he grew up on a working farm on the outskirts of Milan, Ind., Greg Schwipps says almost nothing in this novel is autobiographical, but Schwipps’ roots – the farmland and the people he knows and loves so well – are an indelible part of his first novel. The setting is the rolling hills of southern Indiana where an elderly couple copes with the fear that their river bottom farm – the only home they’ve ever known – will be taken from them through an act of eminent domain. The river flowing through their land and the current the old man has fished nearly every day of his life may be dammed to form a reservoir. Their son, slipping deeper into troubles of his own, struggles to define his place both in a new romantic relationship and in the family heritage. This beautiful and heartfelt debut novel examines what it means to love a place and a family, and the sometimes staggering cost of that affection. MARY HELEN CLEARY STRAKER ’44, The Hills of Home: Five Generations of a Pioneer Ohio Family (New Concord Press – ISBN: 978-1-887932-19-6). This historical novel chronicles five generations of the Rich family, who were pioneers in the hills of Pennsylvania and southeastern Ohio beginning in the mid-18th century with the arrival of Jacob Reich. The story begins with a widow’s arrival from England during the last decade of the 18th century and continues to describe the first Ohio expedition, a primitive camp in the winter of 1810-11. Accompanied throughout by heartrending, poignant family letters, the second part of the book continues with the story of farm life for the Rich family well into the 20th century. Mary Helen Straker was born in Iowa, but she grew up in Zanesville, Ohio. After graduating from DePauw, she worked on the staff of the New York-based magazine Two to Six, the Zanesville (Ohio) Signal and The Seattle Times.
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An extraordinary year at DePauw By Brian W. Casey
The past year has been a remarkably challenging one for institutions of higher education, as the global economic downturn put pressure on endowments and giving decreased. U.S. colleges and universities nationwide faced difficult choices. DePauw, too, faced decisions as we grappled with both the impact of the downturn and the need to eliminate pressures on our operating budget caused by rising health insurance and energy costs, increased costs of debt, and challenges resulting from Walden Inn operations. Through a rigorous process of carefully reviewing and tightening the budgets for every division of the University, combined with two special Board of Trustees committees that reviewed our health insurance costs and the operations of the Walden Inn & Conference Center (chaired by Michael L. Smith ’70 and Erik G. Nelson ’61, respectively), the Board of Trustees was able to approve a 2009-10 operating budget that shows a small surplus. Composing this budget required a number of difficult decisions, including: • A reduction of 13 term-limited faculty positions and 17 staff positions through attrition • No salary increases for faculty and staff members • A reduction in the University’s contribution toward retiree healthcare •One-time cuts in equipment and maintenance budgets A balanced budget is a good first step. Unfortunately, continued economic uncertainty and market volatility are likely to negatively affect the University’s finances for a number of years as DePauw’s endowment, gifts and tuition revenue slowly recover from their lows. Continued costsaving measures will be required in the years ahead, and this will mean more difficult decisions for DePauw. In the next year, we will maintain our hiring freeze. This means, on the academic side of the house, that as term appointments for non-tenured faculty come due, we will not renew these positions. This will place increased burdens on the remaining faculty members, a situation that we cannot tolerate for long without harming our academic enterprise. We will monitor this situation very closely. We will also continue to review the operations of the Walden Inn and its associated conference center and the institution’s benefit structure with the help of appropriate faculty committees as well as special Board of Trustee committees. I will continue to communicate with the campus and alumni community to let all know how we are managing this situation. Know that every decision we make will be driven by the impact on our students and the living and learning experience at DePauw. We will remain extremely focused on this, our core mission. There is a strong temptation during times of profound uncertainty to put on the brakes, to retreat, to hunker down and wait out the storm. The institutions that will emerge from this period the strongest, however, will be those who take advantage of this opportunity to assess their strengths and weaknesses, to review and renew their commitment to their missions, and to ensure that every dollar and every resource is spent in creating the most powerful and effective educational experience possible for their students.
These are times that test the mettle of a school. There is a strong temptation during times of profound uncertainty to put on the brakes, to retreat, to hunker down and wait out the storm. The institutions that will emerge from this period the strongest, however, will be those who take advantage of this opportunity to assess their strengths and weaknesses, to review and renew their commitment to their missions, and to ensure that every dollar and every resource is spent in creating the most powerful and effective educational experience possible for their students. We must ensure that this is true for DePauw. For this reason, we have identified a number of key strategic initiatives to pursue in the years ahead. â€˘ First, we will evaluate and re-invigorate our academic programs and curriculum, a process that is already underway, spearheaded by the faculty. Operating under the banner of â€œintellectual life discussions,â€? we are asking how we can ensure that DePauw continues to be, simply, one of the most invigorating and exciting places to live and learn in the country.
Above, President Brian W. Casey takes questions during an Intellectual Life panel discussion during Alumni Reunion Weekend in June.
• Second, with assistance from one of the top campus planning firms in the world, we will examine our campus and the ways in which we use it, to be certain we are making the most of our rich resources and the beauty of our environment. At a school like DePauw, how we live and learn is very much dependent on the ways in which we encounter each other. The campus must, as a whole, feel like a well-knit fabric. DePauw has built many new structures over the last several years. It is time to look at the whole plan. We will not build a new structure without first developing a plan that ensures that all capital projects serve our students and our faculty. • Finally, we will develop a coherent and powerful plan for communicating with the outside world about what makes DePauw so special, beginning with our admission operations, so that DePauw is more consistently in the thoughts and dreams for the future of intelligent and talented students everywhere. A third special Board of Trustee Committee, chaired by board member R. Lee Wilson ’76, is looking at how we can strengthen our outreach efforts. I have said that DePauw is a jewel of a college; it cannot be a hidden jewel.
I encourage you to read more about these critical initiatives in the following stories in this issue of DePauw Magazine. DePauw’s alumni have welcomed me and sustained me through this challenging first year, and I thank you for it. Your continued support of DePauw makes all the difference in the world; it is, and always has been, one of the pillars of DePauw’s strength and success through the decades. With your help, we will continue to press forward, demanding the best from ourselves and our school, so that in future years a DePauw education is more widely recognized for what it is, one of the very finest in the world.
DePauw defies trend, enrolls more than 700 new students
By Christopher J. Wells Interim Vice President for Admission and Financial Aid Admission offices at colleges and universities across the United States experienced an unusual and challenging year. In the wake of a severe downturn in the global economy, predictions of doom came fast and furious, with the media forecasting lowered numbers of applications, lower yields on accepted students and increased financial need for students requiring financial aid. Elite private colleges such as DePauw were expected to be affected especially hard because students tend to set their sights lower during economic downturns and look toward less selective colleges and public universities. In the end, many private institutions did indeed struggle to bring in their classes, including a number of DePauw’s peer schools. DePauw defied the trend somewhat dramatically, however, so we expect to greet a class of more than 700 first-year students this fall, a bumper crop of talented young men and women. Defying expectations, the University actually received more applications and yielded a higher percentage of accepted students during this challenging year than in the preceding one, and the incoming class is academically strong, with ACT scores higher than in previous years. The class is also diverse, both domestically and internationally, continuing DePauw’s commitment to prepare our students for the complex world of cultural differences they will face upon graduation. Citizens of 20 countries, from Bangladesh to Zimbabwe, are members of DePauw’s Class of 2013, as are residents from 31 states. The School of Music also recruited a strong class, with a good mix of musicians; enrollment across instrumental areas will be the most balanced it has been in years. The work of admission and financial aid staff members was enhanced by a number of changes designed to better showcase the strength of DePauw’s academic, intellectual and creative life: • In fall 2008, DePauw launched a redesigned homepage, which offered visitors to the Web site a more direct sense of the kinds of educational experiences offered to DePauw students, and more direct evidence of the quality of our faculty members and their dedication to teaching.
• A new series of blogs, regular journals about the DePauw experience written by current DePauw students, gave student visitors an inside view of what it feels like to be a DePauw student. • DePauw worked to bring more prospective students to campus, increasing the number of our visitors compared to previous years. Campus visits are always the best way to show families what is special about DePauw. • During a time when families are particularly concerned about the value their education dollars are buying, many families were comforted by President Brian Casey’s appearances in front of groups of visiting students, where he explained the true value of a quality liberal arts education and shared his excitement about what is possible for students at DePauw. DePauw must build on successes of the past year in order to continue strong in the future. National demographics are changing, and the competition for students among quality colleges will become increasingly fierce. Our students and their families also have been affected by the economic downturn, and financial aid needs have risen. In this environment, alumni support of the DePauw Annual Fund is even more crucial to bolstering DePauw’s efforts to recruit talented students and provide them with the best possible experience during their years in Greencastle. We must continue striving to ensure that a DePauw education is accessible to the kinds of students DePauw has always attracted – bright, creative, courageous young people who make a difference in the world. One of the most important ways in which alumni can support DePauw is to recommend qualified students to the Office of Admission. Please take time to recommend prospective students on the enclosed postagepaid postcard bound into this magazine.
Campus Planning A well-designed campus is a key element to support the mission of DePauw as a liberal arts college, and it enhances the intellectual, social and cultural fabric of both the University and city of Greencastle. DePauw is working with one of the world’s top campus planning firms, Ayers Saint Gross, to develop a campus plan that will enliven and enrich the current facilities, guide future growth and provide a variety of designs, while strengthening DePauw’s relationship with the town. Colleges and universities must periodically and systematically evaluate their core assets and consider the ways in which they are being used to serve their mission. Parallel to DePauw’s evaluation of its intellectual life through a campus-wide review of the academic program and curriculum, a review of the quality of spaces and facilities in which students and faculty work is underway. This review is critical because the quality of the University’s environs is essential to a positive experience for students and faculty members. The campus setting and experience also figure into the decisions made by prospective students.
Perhaps the most pressing reason for the campus plan, however, is that after a period of considerable expansion of the campus’s infrastructure, the University faces a number of significant space issues. The scale and reach of the campus has been greatly expanded, yet the core of the campus is marked by a number of large, ill-defined spaces. The entrance to the campus is unclear, and current circulation patterns typically bring visitors and members of the community through a maze of uninspiring spaces to reach central buildings. The current configuration of buildings may not provide enough of the serendipitous encounters among students, or between students and faculty members, that are the hallmark of a great liberal arts campus. Further, some buildings appear underutilized, while others may not meet the needs of current students. Solving several of DePauw’s space problems probably won’t require construction of new facilities, because the campus has sufficient gross square footage to meet the needs of the current student, faculty and staff population as well as existing academic and social programs. Instead, solutions are likely to require careful and considered reuse of existing space as well as tactical interventions in campus landscaping and community members’ circulation patterns to enhance the campus’s appearance and use. DePauw’s new plan to guide decisions about use of campus space will include recommendations about how to: • Enhance the intellectual and social experience of the campus. • Better connect the campus to the city of Greencastle. • Enhance current “first encounters” with the campus as part of an overall admission strategy. •Better integrate distant precincts of the campus into an integrated whole, including athletic facilities, the DePauw Nature Park and The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics.
Intellectual Life Changing the academic structures and policies of a college or university can be a difficult undertaking. Some institutions work long and hard on projects only to end up with little change to show for their efforts. The difficulty lies in the complexity of contemporary education. Academic programs must be responsive to the needs of students and faculty members working in many different and constantly evolving disciplines, and we must consider both what will best attract and serve students today, and what will prepare them for the decades that lie ahead. Nevertheless, one of the great strengths of the American system of higher education is its willingness to constantly examine itself, re-assessing its strengths and weaknesses, and healthy institutions inevitably engage in this process, identifying and supporting what works well, and enhancing what does not. During the Faculty Institute (a special meeting of the faculty held each year just prior to the start of classes) at the beginning of his first year in Greencastle, President Brian Casey asked the faculty to consider the state of academic and intellectual life at DePauw by considering a set of questions designed to begin a conversation with the faculty that could lead to a rigorous process of self-assessment of DePauw’s educational program. Based on faculty conversations at the Faculty Institute, President Casey issued a set of charges to faculty members, asking that they specifically consider aspects of DePauw, including graduation requirements, Winter Term, use of campus space and role of internships in a DePauw education. The full set of charges is available online at www.depauw.edu/acad/facgov. These charges led to open meetings and discussions on campus that brought together the perspectives and ideas of DePauw faculty, staff members and students. Formal reports from faculty committees and student government were presented to the Board of Trustees at its January meeting, and the board strongly expressed its enthusiasm for the faculty’s continued work on these issues. Throughout the spring semesters, 40 proposals related to the president’s charges were developed and discussed by faculty, staff members and students. The proposals formed the basis for a series of straw polls at the faculty’s meeting in May 2009 with additional online polls completed by students and staff. In parallel, the faculty formed a summer working group to further develop proposals for concrete changes that will start to be discussed by the faculty as a whole in the fall of 2009, beginning with the Faculty Institute in August. Alumni have an important perspective to offer to these discussions. As the faculty discussions develop during the coming academic year, information will be made available via the DePauw Web site.
Alumni who would like to share their thoughts and ideas about the future of DePauw’s academic, intellectual and artistic programs before then are encouraged to send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty to consider DePauw curriculum throughout the school year The classroom is the center of intellectual life at DePauw, but classroom work is carried into the thoughts and discussions of the entire University community and enhanced by its diversity of cultures, perspectives and experiences. With that in mind, this summer a group of nine faculty members studied ways to heighten the quality of intellectual life for both students and faculty members at DePauw. Based on reading, talking with others, and extensive and vigorous discussions, they evaluated a host of proposals that emerged from faculty discussions during the 2008-09 academic year. Then they produced a report that offers a series of recommendations regarding academic, developmental and lifelong learning goals that DePauw has for its graduates. The working group’s recommendations, if accepted by the full faculty, would revise DePauw’s curriculum, which has not changed substantially since the late 1970s. The group argues in its report that any curricular changes should emphasize students’ first two years at DePauw as a time for foundational learning, intensive exploration, and the teaching of writing, speaking and problem-solving; give students greater autonomy as they grow at DePauw; reinvigorate Winter Term; and recognize senior year as a time for deep exploration of a given subject and for synthesis of the liberal arts education as a whole. To achieve these goals, the summer working group offered these four proposals: Summer Working Group, seated from left: Nicole Brockmann, •A three-seminar sequence in which a Jeanette Pope and Rebecca Schindler. Standing, from left: David revitalized First-Year Seminar leads into a Gellman, Howard Brooks, Howard Pollack-Milgate, Bruce Sanders, spring First-Year Practicum in which writing Joe Heithaus and Anne Harris. and speaking are intentionally taught; and then into a second-year Sophomore Seminar where students research, write and present ideas in a small, discussion-based setting.
•Revised distribution requirements that better reflect what DePauw wants to accomplish through the roughly two-thirds of students’ education outside the major. In general, the working group recommended two courses in the sciences and mathematics, two courses in the social sciences, and two courses in the humanities – or six courses, each of which must come from a different department or program and completed by the end of the sophomore year. The current quantitative reasoning competency course and language requirement would remain and would be completed by the end of the second year.
•New approaches to Winter Term that increase its academic rigor, student-faculty contact and relevance as well as ways to leverage this short, intensive time for a variety of intellectual purposes linked to either fall or spring semester. •A senior capstone requirement for a more ambitious, University-wide approach to the senior year. Possibilities include a new system of departmental honors based on the quality of senior thesis work and capstone presentations in the second half of the spring semester. These would be the focus of a campus-wide celebration of student accomplishments and might include paper and poster presentations, performances, readings and art exhibitions by seniors. The best theses and projects would be presented at a reworked academic awards convocation. The summer working group added other recommendations to enhance intellectual life at DePauw. For example, group members encourage the University to foster more opportunities for intellectual, creative and artistic exchange between the College of Liberal Arts and School of Music, which celebrates its 125th anniversary during the 2009-10 academic year. The group’s primary focus on the curriculum gives the University community plenty to think about, explore and debate. “We believe that a University-wide
The summer working group faculty participants included:
commitment to the curriculum will
• Nicole N. Brockmann, assistant professor of music
reconnect us with each other, with
• Howard L. Brooks, professor of physics and astronomy
our students, and with the values that are at the core of the DePauw liberal arts experience.”
• David N. Gellman, associate professor of history • Anne F. Harris, associate professor of art and director of the Honor Scholar Program • Joe W. Heithaus, associate professor of English • Howard M. Pollack-Milgate, associate professor of modern languages (German) • Jeanette K. Pope, associate professor of geosciences • R. Bruce Sanders, coordinator of cataloging and processing for the library • Rebecca K. Schindler, associate professor of classical studies
To read more about intellectual life at DePauw, go to the University Web site at:
Graham Williams ’10 makes the most of his time at DePauw Graham D. Williams ’10 will be among the first people that incoming freshmen will meet at DePauw this fall. Beginning his second year in the campus mentoring program, Williams enjoys providing new students with the same guidance that he received when he first came to DePauw. “I had a really good first-year mentor when I came to DePauw, and I ended up getting close to those in my group,” Williams says. “When I joined the mentoring program, I wanted to facilitate other students who are trying to get used to the college atmosphere here. As a new student, having a group that you can get close with and make friends with is really helpful.” Williams remembers his biggest hurdle as a new college student. “For me, it was the classes,” he says. “There was a big-time management difference, and it was easy to feel overwhelmed. Now it’s just, well, I’ve got work to do, so I’m going to go do it.” Williams may have been overwhelmed early on, but he quickly expanded his involvement with a variety of academic programs. He started at DePauw as a member of the Information Technology Associates Program (ITAP). Williams, a biochemistry major, saw ITAP as an opportunity to integrate computers with the science he would be studying. As a sophomore, Williams again increased his workload, this time by laterally entering into the Science Research Fellows (SRF) program. “My heart was set on becoming a doctor, but then I realized that doing research would be just as rewarding,” Williams says. “In my first year in SRF, I did research with [Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry] Dan Gurnon on HTLV-1, a retrovirus that causes leukemia and lymphoma.” Williams also is co-president elect of the DePauw Global Health Initiative, a student group that promotes the study of public health issues. The group has brought numerous authorities on public health to campus, including James T. Morris, former president of the United Nations Global Food Programme, and Dr. Kenrad E. Nelson ’54, professor of epidemiology at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Williams pursued his current ITAP internship as webmaster for the DePauw Sustainability Initiative because he felt that the issues of sustainability and public health are directly related. “In order to leave a better, healthier world for our children, we need to make it possible to have as little of a harmful impact on the world as we can,” Williams explains. During the summer, Williams continued his interest in research at Harvard’s Mucosal Immunology Laboratory, led by W. Allan Walker ’59, where he studied cholera toxin and its effects on the intestinal tracts of infants. Entering his senior year, Williams is thankful for his decision to attend DePauw. The opportunities open to students with different interests, he says, are something that keeps the small campus diverse. “I’ve met a lot of people who I wouldn’t have been around otherwise, and they’ve been awesome. There are more than 100 clubs on campus. There are definitely ways for people to get involved, no matter what their interests.”
“My heart was set on becoming a doctor, but then I realized that doing research would be just as rewarding.”
Sherry Mou shares history of Chinese women When Associate Professor of Asian Studies Sherry J. Mou came to DePauw in 2002, Chinese culture was still relatively unknown to most Westerners. Since then, much has changed. China’s continued transition to an open economy has raised its Gross Domestic Product at a rate greater than any nation in the world, and in November 2008 China overtook Japan as the United States’ largest debt holder. A record American television audience watched Chinese athletes win 51 gold medals at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, which began with an unforgettable ceremony that demonstrated China’s seriousness in promoting its image worldwide. Now, students come to Mou with hopes of getting a spot in one of her classes on Chinese culture. “I get asked, when is your class? How can I get in?” Mou says. “Young people now immediately understand China’s importance in their daily lives, and they want to learn more about the country.” Mou, who is originally from Taiwan, has researched thousands of years of Chinese biographies and literature to examine the development of Chinese society, particularly the impact of Confucianism on the lives of women. Confucius, a Chinese philosopher who lived in the 6th century BCE, developed a system of ethics and social responsibilities that, even after China’s communist revolution of the 1940s, continues to guide the Chinese people. Mou believes that its teachings also provided women with a great deal of power in a society governed by men. “China is still very much Confucian, and the family is the basic unit of a Confucian society,” Mou says. “The mother is very important because she deals with the family’s daily problems while the father is away. This role is held in high regard in Confucianism, which places great emphasis on this world and the day-to-day activities of people. “I think there was always an undercurrent of female influence that wasn’t apparent to non-Confucian societies. Looking at Chinese literature from the outside, Western scholars typically don’t see women, but women played very strong roles in the family and household, and therefore society. For example, in pre-modern China, when a father would pass away, the son would return to mourn him for three years. But it was the mother who could say, ‘All right, you’ve mourned enough, time to go back to your work.’ A mother has a big say in many of these cultural elements. If you don’t see these elements because in your culture they aren’t as important, then women don’t seem important either.” Outside of the family, Chinese women have been romanticized for a millennium by male authors, but not in the way you might think. A genre of literature first seen in the 10th century CE has followed the lady knight-errant, a wandering female warrior who travels the land in search of justice. While researching this literary tradition, Mou found that the characters the stories depict are very much based on historical fact. Three thousand years ago, a woman named Fu Hao commanded an army of thousands, making her the most powerful Chinese military leader of her time, male or female. While teaching at Wellesley College, Mou was guest editor of the Winter 2001-2002 issue of Chinese Studies in History, titled “Women Warriors in China,” which documents Fu Hao and many other prominent female warriors in Chinese history. The story of the lady knight-errant has continued in films such as King Hu’s Come Drink With Me, and spread to American theatres with Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill series, which pays homage to Hong Kong’s Shaw Brothers film studio. While working on a book about traditionalism in Chinese film, Mou discovered a new female role that she believes is a combination of the Confucian mother and the lady knight in these films. “It’s interesting because the two seem to be contradictory,” Mou
“Young people now immediately
says, “with one being a roaming seeker of justice, alone and independent with a sharp sense of justice, and the other being maternal and rooted with her family. In past films, they seem to be opposites. I think this character was created because of the growing market economy that has been practiced in China for the past two decades. New kinds of crimes became rampant, similar to what has happened on Wall Street, where wrongs have been done before there are laws against those practices. This character is a creation to deal with these wrongs on screen for a frustrated audience.” While much of her research is now focused on China’s modern culture, Mou insists that the country’s past holds the key to understanding its current affairs. “Studying China is no different than studying the United States. If you truly want to understand China, you have to understand its history or you will misread modern events. I try to pull out parts of the country’s tradition to help students understand modern China. More than that, I want students to understand the relationship China has with America,” Mou says.
understand China’s importance in their daily lives, and they want to learn more about the country.”
For more information, go to: www.depauw.edu/acad/programs.asp?pid=2
Ganga Devaiah ’11 is a documentarian with a cause She was named after one of India’s most sacred landmarks – one that was recently deemed the national river of India and provides water for more than 400 million Indians. This same river also suffers from more pollution than any other river in India, containing industrial sewage, dead bodies and household garbage. Ganga C. Devaiah ’11 wanted to bring to life environmental concerns surrounding India’s most utilized body of water – the Ganges River. “This river is special to Indians. It is the most holy river for Hindus, and people use it for every ritual, from marriages to funerals,” Devaiah said. The river is a goddess in Hindu myth, and many people wash themselves and the bodies of their loved ones to purify their souls. When people cannot afford proper burial or wood for cremation, she says they sometimes dispense deceased loved ones into the river. Many superstitions about the river also lead to further pollution, such as its reputed healing power for the ill, and sacred animals such as cows are placed in the river. “They revere this river, but it’s so polluted that it’s killing them,” she said. The largest sources of pollution are untreated industrial and domestic waste. Organizations such as Eco Friends have been working with lawmakers to clean the river by creating programs such as the Ganga Action Plan and pushing to ban the disposal of any pollutants into the river. Devaiah joined in the cause by participating in a DePauw Winter Term Independent Study project through Eco Friends, who helped her make a documentary on the subject. “I was always interested in film and those kinds of mediums. It’s a good way to propagate your ideas,” she said. “I really wanted to do something about this problem in the world, so this seemed like a good avenue for my interests.” She decided to convey her message through film because it would reach out to a broader audience and allow others to see the damage with their own eyes. “If I just did research, I’d forget about the importance of the issue, and people won’t always see it,” Devaiah said. “With film, people get to visually go there and see it for themselves. Environmental problems move around so easily, from the air to water – it never stays in one place. It’s a cycle.” Since she arrived on campus in 2007, Devaiah has been involved in D3TV and has served on its board of directors as director of promotion and outreach as well as the director for scheduling and operations. She hails from Burma, now officially called the Union of Myanmar, and has been studying in the United States for two years. She hopes to spread awareness of environmental concerns outside of the United States to students at DePauw. “I wanted to bring something to DePauw that was international. I wanted people to see something beyond America,” she said. “Environmental issues are for everyone, not just people interested in the environment.” Before becoming involved with D3TV, Devaiah had no prior film experience. She learned the ins and outs of filmmaking from working at the D3TV station and her freshman Winter Term course, Making a Scene. “I had zero video experience before coming in,” she said. “Making a Scene introduced me to all this video editing and filming.” With a major in economics and minors in conflict studies and geosciences, Devaiah looked at the project through a variety of lenses. She found the documentary very interdisciplinary, involving conflict studies, political science, anthropology, earth sciences, communication and Above, scenes from Ganga Devaiah’s documentary, The Dream for a River. economics.
“With film, people get to visually go there and see it for themselves. Environmental problems
She chose to feature a number of perspectives on the issue but found that they converged on the same idea: the river needs to be cleaned. Devaiah interviewed farmers, boatmen, a professor working on the Ganga Action Plan, a priest, workers who perform cremations, her supervisors and a chemist from a water treatment plant. Devaiah plans to continue exploring environmental issues through film and hopes her documentary will open people’s eyes to the problems and solutions at hand. “It’s our cultural heritage. It’s essential to our Indian identity, and it’s being destroyed.” During Earth Week, the DePauw Environmental Club featured her documentary in a special showing, and the Information Technology Associates Program showed the film for its culture series in late April. Director of Television Operations Larry Abed provided his insight during the production process and helped Devaiah get the necessary equipment to shoot the documentary. “As soon as I saw it, I thought she should enter it in a contest. For someone with little. experience with shooting and editing, I thought it was done very, very well,” Abed said. “She has a great ability to put you in that place through music and images. She not only showed the problem/solution part, but she gave us insight to the country through the images she used, and it really added to the piece.”
move around so easily, from the air to water – it never stays in one place. It’s a cycle.”
To view Devaiah and other students in a D3TV video about sustainability at DePauw, go to: www.indianagreencampus.org/video/controversy-behind-use-of
Greg L. Schwipps ’95 encourages students to find their own voice The first thing a student sees when walking into Professor of English Greg L. Schwipps’ office is a map of the state of Indiana – a door-sized print of the state’s streams and lakes that resembles an illustration of the human circulatory system. “I think it’s the campus’s largest map of Indiana,” Schwipps ’95 says, laughing. “I love to have it up because you can see the town names. When students from Indiana come into my office, we can talk about where they’re from on the map.” Schwipps was raised in the lower right of the map, in rural Milan, Ind., whose claim to fame is its 1954 state champion basketball team, the inspiration for the film Hoosiers. (Unfortunately, more people are familiar with Hickory, Ind. – Milan’s fictional counterpart in the film – than know of Milan.) When he left home to study at DePauw in 1991, he found that years of farm life and catching catfish were a deep well of experience from which he could draw. “I came to DePauw straight from the farm,” Schwipps says. “I knew I was going to go to college, but I didn’t know what I was going to do when I got there. For a kid from a rural environment, it took me a while to realize that the stories I had from the farm were different from other students, but they weren’t less important. Then I realized that not only could I write about those things, but also I should because fewer people from my background had the same opportunity. I wrote stories that stood out because, if nothing else, nobody was writing about catfish or cows.” His recent novel, What This River Keeps, is a continuation of the same themes he wrote about as an undergraduate. Schwipps points to the book as an example of his message to students: that their best writing is going to come from their truest material. “There can be a lot of pressure to portray yourself through your writing in a certain way. Even if students feel a bit odd writing about something that isn’t popular, it’s absolutely crucial for them to write what they are most passionate about.” The stories written by Schwipps’ students reflect how different their most heartfelt material can be. “I have a student from a rough school in Indianapolis,” Schwipps tells. “She wrote a story about two warring female gangs from her school and about the initiation rites, the ‘jump in’ where everybody would beat the heck out of a girl. She’d seen one of these happen. That’s completely removed from my experience, and I’m so proud of her because it blew the class away. That’s a world we hadn’t seen. It doesn’t matter if the story is fiction or nonfiction; you want a student to bring a different world into class, and that’s exactly what she did.” “Everyone has their own reason for writing,” Katherine E. Maclin ’09 says. “Some people keep their work private; others choose to share it. I write to keep my grandfather’s World War II experience alive. This will be a piece of writing that my family and I will cherish for the rest of our lives. I think that it’s important to share our stories or keep a record for ourselves because we don’t realize how easily they can be forgotten.” Whether or not his students plan to become writers, Schwipps wants them to reflect back on what it is they’ve experienced and to learn about what they really value. Carolyn E. Mueller ’09, another of his students, agrees that writing can be as much about introspection as it is about sharing. “I probably learn something about myself every time I write because I am able to examine an event, or a place, or the person I am writing about from a more intimate perspective,” she says. “It’s definitely a way to sort through my thoughts.”
“Young people now immediately understand China’s importance in their
“Students are at such an interesting point in their lives,” Schwipps explains. “They come here, and in many ways, they’re reinventing themselves.” To broaden their college experience, Schwipps asks freshmen in his first-year seminar to write a piece of creative nonfiction about something in Putnam County unrelated to DePauw. It’s a way for students – especially those who aren’t used to rural life – to discover the local treasures that require a bit of exploration to find. “When students come here,” Schwipps says, “it doesn’t take long for them to say, I wish we had a mall, or I wish we had a club. I tell students that they don’t need to point out what we don’t have. What we could use are some students to go out and find the things that are here. Tell us what we don’t know. Tell us about the off-beat business that just opened on the square, or about the woman who raises herbs outside of Fillmore. Why not figure out what it means to live in a small town while you’re here? In some tiny way, I hope my map is telling students to look around – that this is ok, too.”
daily lives, and they want to learn more about the country.”
To read more about Schwipps’ recent novel, What This River Keeps, go to Recent Words on page 21 in this magazine.
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Janet Johns ’85 and Marcus Veatch ’75 are new president and vice president Greetings from the Alumni Association and Bartlett Alumni House! As executive director of alumni relations, I am delighted to introduce your new Alumni Association officers. Janet L. Johns ’85 accepted the gavel from outgoing president Lisa Henderson Bennett ’93 during Alumni Reunion Weekend. Marcus R. Veatch ’75, past chair of the Development Committee, began his term as vice president and president-elect. Continuing as secretary of the Alumni Association Board of Directors is Sarah Roberts Houghland ’65. Bartlett Alumni Office staff members have the privilege of supporting this group of dedicated alumni volunteers committed to promoting and supporting the welfare of our alma mater. One of the great strengths of DePauw is our expansive network of dedicated alumni, parents and friends – and each of us can play an important role in helping advance DePauw. Here are some ways in which you can continue to help us move forward: • Make a gift to the Annual Fund today and help us achieve our participation goal (www.depauw.edu/development). • Update your contact information in alumni e-Services (www.depauw.edu/e/alumni). • Attend both on-campus and regional alumni events (www.depauw.edu/alumni). • Recommend and recruit prospective students (www.depauw.edu/admission/resources/recommend-student.asp) • Nominate alumni for the Alumni Association Board of Directors and Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards (www.depauw.edu/alumni/BOD/nominations.asp). • Remember DePauw in your will and estate plans (http://depauw.plannedgifts.org). n Both the Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Bartlett Alumni House staff hope you are planning to join us for Old Gold Weekend Oct. 2-4, 2009. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at email@example.com or toll-free at 877-658-2586. Jennifer Clarkson Soster ’88 Executive Director of Alumni Relations
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Six alumni inducted into Hall of Fame at first-ever
Celebration of DePauw Athletics Six DePauw alumni comprised the 23rd class of inductees into the DePauw Athletic Hall of Fame during the first-ever Celebration of DePauw Athletics on Saturday, May 2, at the Walden Inn & Conference Center. The new event recognizes the athletic accomplishments of both alumni and current studentathletes. Previously, the Athletic Hall of Fame inducted new alumni members at an event in the fall. This year’s Hall of Fame inductees included: • Harley “Skip” G. Collins ’65 (baseball and basketball) • Charee Campbell Condict ’98 (swimming and diving) • Peter G. Land ’90 (baseball and soccer) • Carl Meditch ’59 (baseball and basketball) • Melissa Terrill Spowal ’96 (field hockey) • Jeffrey T. Voris ’90 (football) Plaques in their honor were placed in the Hall of Fame area on the second floor of the Lilly Physical Education and Recreation Center. The Amy Hasbrook Award and Phil Eskew Award, which recognize the outstanding female and male senior student-athletes, respectively, also were awarded during the Celebration of DePauw Athletics. The awards are given to the senior student-athletes who best exemplify effort and excellence in academics, athletics, leadership, integrity, dedication to the team, campus involvement and community service. The recipients were: • Michael P. McNelis ’09 (football) – Indianapolis • Amanda M. Stier ’09 (swimming and diving) – Springboro, Ohio
Front row, from left: Melissa Terrill Spowal ’96, Amanda M. Stier ’09, Michael P. McNelis ’09 and Charee Campbell Condict ’98. Back row: Alumni “D” Association President Richard J. Bonaccorsi ’85, President Brian W. Casey, Peter G. Land ’90, Harley “Skip” G. Collins ’65, Carl Meditch ’59, Jeffrey T. Voris ’90 and S. Page Cotton ’71, The Theodore Katula Director of Athletics.
You can view photos from the Celebration of DePauw Athletics by going to the photo gallery at www.depauw.edu/photos/albumDetail.asp?t=1321. Read more about the DePauw Athletic Hall of Fame at www.depauw.edu/ath/hallfame.
2009 Community Leadership Award Recipients Community Leadership Awards recognize DePauw alumni who are making a difference in the communities where they live and work. The fourth annual awards were presented during Alumni Reunion Weekend, June10-13, 2009. Congratulations to the following recipients: Nancy Richards Davis ’44 • Cub Scout den mother and Girl Scout leader in White Plains, N.Y. • Past president and member of the governing board of the Reston (Va.) Community Center • Past president and member of the Board of Friends of Reston Community Center • Past president and member of the Reston Garden Club • Member, National Areas Advisory Committee, Reston Association • Teacher-naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation • Coordinator of a five-week exchange program for young people from Kazakhstan to stay in the United States
• Board member, Museum of Northern Arizona Endowment Fund
Leonard W. Huck ’44 • President, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chamber of Commerce • President, Phoenix and Valley of the Sun Convention Bureaus • President, Valley of the Sun United Way • President, Scottsdale Boys Club • Recipient, Human Relations Award of the National Conference of Christians and Jews • Recipient, Torch of Liberty Award presented by the Anti-Defamation League • Phoenix Man of the Year in 1978 • Past president, Arizona State University Foundation • Board member, Goldwater Institute • Board member, Arizona Historical Foundation
Betty Davis Givens ’54 • Trustee and docent, Indianapolis Museum of Art • Trustee, Indianapolis Zoological Society • President, Methodist Hospital Task Corps • Recipient, Kappa Alpha Theta Twin Star • Member, The Children’s Museum Guild • President, Brebeuf Mothers Club • President, Hamilton County (Ind.)
Dorothy Lami Magill ’49 • Designer of a Title I reading program for junior high and high school students • Wrote and implemented the Adult Literacy Program for Crawford and Lawrence counties (Ill.) • Recipient, Illinois Women of Achievement Award • Board member, Marathon Oil Company • Board member, Lincoln Trail Foundation • Board Member, Palestine (Ill.) Library • Board Member, Fife Opera House Foundation
Women Republican Club • Co-chair, Haunted House of The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (Community Leadership Awardee Photos: © Marilyn E. Culler and Richard Fields)
James W. Rowlett ’54 • Recipient, 2007 Distinguished Senior Award for service in reducing poverty in the Traverse Bay, Mich., area • Co-chair, Traverse Bay (Mich.) Poverty Reduction Initiative • Member, Food Rescue Board • Member, Maritime Heritage Alliance • Member, Economic Club of Traverse City Ellen Little Vanden Brink ’54 • Board member, Disciples Seminary Foundation • Past member, DePauw Board of Visitors • President, Alpha Chi Omega Foundation • National Panhellenic Conference, past chair of the research committee, recruitment process committee • Recipient, Alpha Xi Delta Women’s Fraternity Distinguished Service Award • Recipient, Kappa Delta Sorority’s Order of the Diamond for Service to the Confernence • Leader, Girl Scout, 4-H and PTA William M. Cockrum ’59 • Teacher of finance, entrepreneurship and investment ethics at UCLA Anderson in the Harold and Pauline
Alumni Programs Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies • Recognition as the top entrepreneurial professor in the nation in a Business Week survey, 1996 Rae Lahti Donnelly ’59 • Past president and board member, Buck Hill (Pa.) Art Association • Chair, Buck Hill Art Association collection committee and annual art show • Author, Early Buck Hill, a Post Card Tour of the Settlement • Charter Member, Barrett Township Historical Society • Member, Buck Hill Community Services Committee • Member, Pocono Arts Council • Member, CAME (a local food pantry) • Member, Monroe County Historical Association • AAUW Scholarship Chair • Member, Governor’s Prison Commission Susan Stirling Little ’59 • Recipient, IRIS Award for efforts in teaching safety to children • Recipient, Outstanding Teacher Award, Crestwood (Ga.) PTA • First president, Fulton County (Ga.) Public Schools Foundation • Member, Governor’s Ad Hoc Committee for State Standards in Public Schools • Past president of the board, Amelia Island (Fla.) Museum of History,
recognized on their Wall of History for service • Member, Florida Trust for Historic Preservation • Board Member, Florida Historic Commission • Vice President and main fundraiser, Micah’s Place (home for battered women) Andrew J. Paine Jr. ’59 • Past member, DePauw Board of Visitors • Past president, DePauw University Alumni Association Board of Directors • Trustee, DePauw University • Member, Executive Council of Indiana University School of Business Alumni Association • Member, Indiana University Kelley School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council • Director, Indiana University Foundation • President, The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis • Director, Indiana State Symphony Society • Director, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis • Past trustee, governor and chair, Indianapolis Museum of Art William R. Prosser ’59 • Volunteer coach, boys and girls youth soccer • Organizer, McLean (Va.) Youth Soccer program • Past president and board member of a group foster home for boys
• President, board member and volunteer for Alternative House, a temporary shelter for runaway and homeless youth. • Recipient, National Volunteer of the Year award presented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services • Founding member, president and program chair, McLean Photography Club • Volunteer, McLean High School, teaching and mentoring students in photography and computer arts • Recipient of the Northern Virginia Photographic Society’s Joe Atchison Award as a role model and inspiration to others Carolyn Hostetter Smith ’59 • Member, Massachusetts Psychological Association Disaster Response Team • Coordinator, Massachusetts Psychological Association Disaster Response Team, Central Massachusetts area. • Member, Worcester Area Mental Health and Retardation Board • Member, Commission of Ministry for the Episcopal Diocese • Member, National Association of College Admissions Counselors, serving on national college fair committees and the ad hoc committee on veteran affairs and human relations • Past member, DePauw University Alumni Association Board of Directors continued on next page 45
Alumni Programs Maxine May Hubbard ’64 • Board member and president, Elementary School District 62 Foundation • Board member, Des Plaines (Ill.) Self Help Closet & Pantry • Past member, Des Plaines Mayor’s Wellness Committee • Board member, First Congregational Church • Board member, Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce • Past board member, Des Plaines Consumer Protection Commission Thomas F. Sandblom ’64 • President, Beaver Dam (Wis.) Chamber of Commerce • Chair, Beaver Dam Community Hospitals • Chair, Morain Park Technical College (Fond du Lac, Wis.) • Board member, Kiwanis Club of Beaver Dam • President, Beaver Dam YMCA board • Chair, United Way of Beaver Dam • Recipient, Beaver Dam Citizen of the Year James M. Callane ’64 • Vice president, Kokomo-Center (Ind.) School Board • Vice president, Kokomo Parks Advisory Board • Board member, Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame • Board member, Indiana School Board Association • Volunteer, Meals On Wheels • Member, Howard County (Ind.) Historical Society • Volunteer, Relay For Life 46
Lynn Reuss Bohmer ’69 • President, Putnam County (Ind.) Community Foundation • Board member and president, Humane Society of Putnam County • Recipient, 2008 Greencastle (Ind.) Citizen of the Year award • Member, United Way of Putnam County • Member, Mental Health America of Putnam County Jean D. Brubeck ’69 • Board member, Evansville Museum of Arts, Science & History • Past president, Willard Library Board • Past president, Junior League of Evansville • Past president, Evansville Museum Guild • President, Kennel Club • Board member, Reitz Home Museum Board • Board member, Evansville Zoological Society • Board member, Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra • Vanderburgh County Humane Society fund-raising adviser • Master Gardener fund-raising adviser • Member, Department of Metropolitan Development Advisory Committee • Evansville Philharmonic Guild, chair of special event fundraising
Cheryl Mackey Colby ’69 [dec.] • Volunteer, St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild in Indianapolis • Active member of St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild for more than 30 years • Past president, St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild • Past finance committee chair, St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild • Past decorator chair, St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild • Past St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild representative for the Wishard Foundation • Leadership in numerous other community and school organizations Barbara White Parker ’69 • Member, Indianapolis Junior League • Volunteer, Feeding My Starving Children • Volunteer, Wayside Cross Ministries • Volunteer, school classrooms • Volunteer, school district communities • Organizer, parent support group for high school concert/show choir • Leader, parent advocate group for advance programs for able students • Mentor, youth groups and choirs • Leader, Christian education and local mission projects • Teacher, after school enrichment programs • Liaison, working with new teachers through Chapman University in Orange, Calif. Eleanor Neuhoff Berghausen ’74 • Board member and secretary, Hospice of Cincinnati
Alumni Programs • Board member, Junior League of Cincinnati • Board member, Gamma Chapter/ Alpha Phi House Corporation • Board member, Fernside: A Center for Grieving Children • Board member, Hospice of Cincinnati • President, Impact 100 • Past chair, Beech Acres Parenting Center Susan Leis Thiele ’79 • Past member, DePauw University Alumni Association Board of Directors • Associate board member, Dayton Art Institute • Volunteer, Dayton Children’s Hospital TWIG Women’s Auxiliary • Volunteer, Oakwood City Schools Elizabeth L. Hake ’79 • Director, rural medical clinic in Honduras • Missionary in Honduras • Worker, church planting team in Honduras Donald A.“Tony” Bolazina ’84 • Board member, Marklund Children’s Home • Volunteer, Juvenile Diabetes Association • Board member, Colorado Symphony Orchestra • Board member, Downtown Denver, Inc.
• Board member, Regis Jesuit High School • Board member, Alliance for Choice in Education • Board member, University of Colorado Denver Business School • Board member, Boy Scouts of America Executive Council of Denver Andrew B. Buroker ’84 • Board member, Indiana Opera Society • Board member, Indiana University Maurer School of Law Alumni Board • Board member, American Heart Association of Indianapolis • Chair, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society • Board member, Beta Theta Pi, DePauw University • Past chair, American Heart Association • National board member, American Heart Association (7 years) • Member, Indianapolis Metro Board of Directors • Board member and chair, Building Owners and Managers Association J. Jeffrey Kauffman ’84 • Board member, American Ballet Theatre • Board member, National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts • Board member, Museum of Arts & Design • Past board member, American Red Cross, Darien/Stamford (Conn.) • Founding member, YoungARTS/New York
Robin L. Olds ’84 • Executive director, Hoosiers Against Gun Violence • Coordinator, Drug and Alcohol program, Marion County (Ind.) Juvenile Court • Member, National Association of Social Workers • Board member, National Organization for Women • Board member, Indiana Youth Advocacy Program • Board member, Common Cause Gregory A. Gelzinnis ’84 • Past president, National Association of Congregational Christian Churches High School Youth Program • Past student member, DePauw Board of Trustees • Past board member, DePauw University Alumni Association Board of Directors • Board member, Greater St. Charles (Ill.) Lodging and Hospitality Association • Past vice president, steering committee, Fireworks on the Mississippi • Past board member, Illinois Special Event Network • Past board member, Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs • Past chair, Easter Seal Society of Southwestern Illinois • Board member, Alton Little Theatre • Board member, Harvest Ministry Team • Board member, Drug Free Alton • Board member, Gateway Confluence Wheelchair Sports Foundation
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Alumni Programs Wallace J. Nichols ’89 • Founder, Group Tortuguero, dedicated to restoring Pacific sea turtles and to sustaining management of ocean fisheries • Founder of WILDCOAST, devoted to protection of coastal wilderness • Senior research scientist at the Ocean Conservancy • Board member, Animal Alliance • Board member, Coastwalk • Board member, Drylands Institute • Board member, Oceana and Reef Protection International • Co-founder and director, Ocean Revolution • Adviser to numerous nonprofit boards and committees Susan Geeslin Woodhouse ’89 • Past president, Junior League of Indianapolis • Advisory board member, DePauw chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta • Board member, Meridian Street United Methodist Church • Board member, Children’s Museum Guild Jean Gileno Lloyd ’94 • Board member and secretary, Center for the Study of College Fraternity • Board member and past president, treasurer, secretary for College Fraternity Editors Association
• Recipient, Marilyn Simpson Ford Pi Beta Phi Service Award, 2005 • National historian, Delta Zeta Sorority • Assembly member and vice chair, DePauw University Greek Life Advisory Council
• Raise money for UNICEF • Host, Haunted House • Participant, Relay for Life and bellringer for the Salvation Army • Host, Cultural Fair for Pike Township (Ind.)
Muriel J. Collison ’99 • Founder, Kazapalooza – a charity event to raise funds to aid orphanages in Kazakhstan • Board member, Northbrook Rotary Club • Recipient, Congressional Angels in
Lindy Donia ’04 • Sergeant major of the USO Hope and Freedom tour, traveling to Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan • Band member (fiddle), group sponsored by USO • Performer, numerous shows for U.S.
Adoption Award • Member, Kane County (Ill.) Bar Association Kara Quillico Paris ’99 • Founding member and secretary, Stop HD (Huntington’s Disease) • Co-funding chair, Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Indianapolis Chapter Stefanie J. Chambers ’04 • Sponsor, Pike High School (Ind.) key club
troops, traveling to remote hospitals Krista M. Brucker ’04 • English/computer teacher at an orphanage in Honduras • Interpreter at a clinic on the island of Roatan • Community health educator working with Spanish speaking immigrants Darren E. Eblovi ’04 • Worked for the Rural Health and Sanitation Program of the Peace Corps in El Salvador • Formed a community health committee dealing with hygiene and sanitation education and HIV/AIDS education • Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Moldova
Community Leadership Awards You can submit nominations of reunion-year alumni leaders in your own community or other communities with which you are familiar. For more information about the Community Leadership Awards, contact the DePauw Alumni Relations Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-658-2586.
Alumni cyclists join students for Little 5 race For the third time in the history of the Little 5, an Alumni Bike Race was held in conjunction with student races. The 53rd running of the Little 5 was held at Blackstock Stadium on Saturday, April 18. For the second year in a row, the alumni race field consisted of 23 avid cyclists. Some alumni’s interest in cycling was born from the Little 5, because that race was their first exposure to the sport of competitive cycling. The 2009 race featured both the youngest and oldest competitors ever: Katie E. Doogan ’08 and Jack F. Martin ’69. The alumni race festivities started on Friday when a number of the riders went on an afternoon training ride. The casual ride allowed alumni to catch up with some old friends and to make new ones as they rode through the back roads of Putnam County. Alumni Race director Kent A. Billingsley ’80 said, “The level of interest and support from the alumni this year was outstanding. The Alumni Relations Office, Student Steering Committee and Professor [of communication and theatre] Kent Menzel were invaluable in helping this year’s event be so successful. We had for the second consecutive year 23 racers, and half of them were repeaters from the previous year.” Alumni from both coasts of the country flew in to participate. The 50-minute race was scored in four age categories: Masters 30 (for alumni under the age of 39), Masters 40, 50 and 60. The overall winner of the race was Scott D. Kuiper ’83. The category winners were:
Scott D. Kuiper
Masters 30 1st – Jesse W. Williams ’07 2nd – James J. Griffin ’96 3rd – Brandon T. Money ’07
Masters 50 1st – James S. Cunning ’74 2nd – Kent A. Billingsley ’80 3rd – Robert P. Janowski ’81
Masters 40 1st – Scott D. Kuiper ’83 2nd – Richard T. Born ’83 3rd – Stephen M. Smith ’87
Masters 60 1st– Peter M. Donahower ’70 2nd – Jack F. Martin ’69
The Alumni Bike Race is open to all alumni, and you do not have to be a former Little 5 rider. So if you have taken up the sport of cycling since leaving DePauw, consider joining the race next year. Questions and inquires about the race should be directed to Kent Billingsley at email@example.com.
(Photo: © Marilyn E. Culler)
Joseph P. Allen IV ’59 was the golden anniversary speaker during the Alumni Reunion Celebration.
Above, Class of 1959 members unroll the banner announcing their 50th reunion gift to their alma mater.
(Photo: © Marilyn E. Culler)
President Brian W. Casey addressed the alumni gathered for the Reunion Celebration convocation on Saturday morning.
(Photo: © Marilyn E. Culler)
Alumni Reunion Celebration participants, from left: President Brian W. Casey; Janet L. Johns ’85, president of the Alumni Association; retiring Alumni Association president, Lisa Henderson Bennett ’93; Joseph P. Allen IV ’59, 50th class speaker; Andrew B. Buroker ’84, 25th class speaker; and Gretchen Person, director of spiritual life.
(Photo: © Marilyn E. Culler)
(Photo: © Marilyn E. Culler)
Bert Matzke Buckman and William B. Blake were co-chairs of the Class of 1959 reunion.
Vera Knauer Farber ’36 and and Robert H. Farber ’35, DePauw vice president emeritus.
Alumni Reunion Weekend
Alumni Reunion Weekend 2009
(Photo: © Marilyn E. Culler)
Above, varsity-letter athletes from the Class of 1959 were presented with a “D” blanket.
(Photo: © Marilyn E. Culler)
Above, Andrew B. Buroker ’84 was the silver anniversary speaker during the Alumni Reunion Celebration.
Above and right, the Kingston Trio performed for the 1959 class in Meharry Hall during the 2009 Alumni Reunion Weekend in June.
(Photo: Larry Ligget)
Alumni Reunion Weekend 2009
Met & Married at DePauw: Jean T. Stoops ’39 and Betty Mobberley Stoops ’40
(Photo: © Marilyn E. Culler)
(Photo: © Marilyn E. Culler)
Retiring Alumni Association board members were recognized. From left: Andre L. Brewer ’97, Gregory J. Goetcheus ’90, Katy L. Keck ’77, Lisa Henderson Bennett ’93, Nadia T. Mitchem ’98, Bret A. Schoch ’86, Carolyn Hostetler Smith ’59, Eric M. Stisser ’94 and Stephen N. Combs ’87.
(Photo: Larry Ligget)
(Photo: Larry Ligget)
Janet L. Johns ’85 (left), new president of the DePauw Alumni Association,with retiring president Lisa Henderson Bennett ’93.
(Photo: Larry Ligget)
Above: Men’s Hall Association Left: Class of 1959 members enjoyed visiting with former DePauw admission director John J. Wittich ’44 (right).
2008-09 College Fair Representatives During the 2008-09 academic year, 79 alumni and friends assisted the Admission Office by representing the University at 87 college fairs in 22 states and three foreign countries. Without the assistance of these loyal alumni and friends, it would not be possible to attract students to DePauw from all regions of the country. The admission staff would like to express its sincere thanks to the following persons who helped to enroll this fall’s incoming freshman class: Alumni Representatives Kristina M. Amarantos ’05 Sherri Modrak Ashby ’87 Projjol Banerjea ’06 Brooke Barbee ’03
College Fair Site San Francisco Merrillville, Ind. Kolkata, India Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. Santa Ana, Calif. Terri Tyler Black ’87 Gary, Ind. Carol Euken Bledsoe ’90 Fort Myers, Fla. Barrett L. Boehm ’08 Kansas City, Mo. Liberty, Mo. Jeffrey G. Bogda ’96 Memphis, Tenn. Adam D. Brackemyre ’00 Fairfax, Va. Andre L. Brewer ’93 Richfield, Minn. Howard L. Bull ’64 Mountain View, Calif. Dr. Robert G. Burney ’58 Chantilly, Va. Tobias J. Butler ’04 Atlanta Caryn O’Brien Callanan ’89 Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Jack B. Campbell ’68 Denver Cynthia Ullem Christy ’91 Des Moines, Iowa Nancy Hilliger Coan ’69 Champaign, Ill. Virginia Colten-Bradley ’74 Cottleville, Mo. Marc E. Cooper ’76 Palo Alto, Calif. Kerry A. Cragin ’08 Romeoville, Ill. Elizabeth E. Crouch ’04 New York City Jonathan V. Cuevas ’97 Charlotte, N.C. Adam W. Czerwinski ’03 Aurora, Ill. Luis Davila ’81 Beijing, China Susan Melberg Davis ’79 St. Louis, Mo. Meghan E. DeFreeuw ’06 Dallas Barrett T. Ellsworth ’08 Tulsa, Okla. Jacquelyn McElfresh Emperly ’82 Edmond, Okla. Alison E. Frost ’69 Hong Kong, China Anita Mendoza Garibovic ’98 Houston (2) Gregory A. Gelzinnis ’84 Granite City, Ill. David W. Gilbert ’65 Maplewood, N.J.
Alumni Representatives Lynn Frazier Goldberg ’90 Michael M. Gonzalez Jr. ’04 Michelle Silkowski Hackett ’88 Emily Collins Hallford ’03 Angie Hamilton-Lowe ’00 Collette Engert Harlow ’85 Jodi L. Harris ’90 J. Carter Hiestand III ’77
College Fair Site Tulsa, Okla. Ft. Worth, Texas
Redondo Beach, Calif. Santa Monia Calif. Redondo Beach, Calif. Santa Monica Calif. Grand Rapids, Mich. Wooster, Ohio Cleveland Heights, Ohio Tyler S. Hollett ’05 Honolulu Edward C. Holub ’83 Durham, N.C. Katherine J. Hughey ’07 Overland Park, Kan. Ruth Russ Huneke ’68 Summit, N.J. Mark E. Hungate ’73 St. Petersburg, Fla. Kathryn Rohlf Johnson ’93 Moline, Ill. Allyson Wylie Klak ’89 Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Rebecca Wright Krausser ’02 Cincinnati Jonathan D. Lau ’04 Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Edward E. Lehman ’82 Beijing, China Stacy Goodwin Lightfoot ’99 Chattanooga, Tenn. Brian A. Logan ’95 Frankfort, Ky. Elizabeth McGroarty Lucey ’98 Stamford, Conn. Audrey K. Miller ’98 Houston, Texas C. Shea Nickell ’81 Paducah, Ky. Jessica L. Oesch ’06 St. Louis, Mo. Dr. Daniel P. Peabody III ’89 Wooster, Ohio Darlene Kane Reinhard ’85 San Antonio, Texas (2) Stephanie Rivera ’05 Houston Bellaire, Texas Gretchen L. Roehm ’05 Toledo, Ohio James W. Rowlett ’54 Scottsville, Mich. Traverse City, Mich. Timothy L. Scott ’66 Ft. Worth, Texas
Alumni Representatives Sidney H. Showalter II ’64 Sarah Gildea Sieradzki ’75 Glenn R. Silcott ’65
College Fair Site Naples, Fla. Brecksville, Ohio LaCanada Flintridge, Calif. Dale Gossard Stevenson ’89 Quincy, Ill. Andrea Lewis Thibodeau ’83 Grosse Pointe, Mich. Susan Leis Thiele ’79 Beavercreek, Ohio Karen Curley Vowells ’94 Madison, N.J. David C. & Ann (Triplett ’02) Warner ’00 Highland Heights, Ky. Pamela Watts Mesa, Ariz. Evan B. Webeler ’07 Cincinnati Nancy Weigley St. Louis Darin E. Williams ’93 Franklin, Tenn. W. Hunter Wolbach ’97 Kansas City, Mo. James W. Wright ’64 Anaheim, Calif. Corona, Calif. Costa Mesa, Calif. Culver City, Calif. Cypress, Calif. Fullerton, Calif. Irvine, Calif. Laguna Beach, Calif. LaCanada, Calif. LaHabra, Calif. Long Beach, Calif. Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. Santa Ana, Calif. Torrence, Calif. Tustin, Calif. Villa Park, Calif. Costa Mesa, Calif. Elizabeth Weidman Zuercher ’66 Irvine, Calif. Laguna Beach, Calif. Tustin, Calif.
Old Gold Weekend October 2-4, 2009 Weekend highlights include: n DePauw Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award dinner n The Washington C. DePauw Society breakfast n Real World DePauw: Career Networking Event n Celebrate the DePauw School of Music125th anniversary season. Events will include: • PRISM concert on Saturday evening • Tours of the Green Center for the Performing Arts • Meet current and emeriti music faculty members
For more information and an up-to-date schedule of events, go to www.depauw.edu/alumni.
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Monon Bell live!
Host a telecast party in your area on Nov. 14 More than 1,900 enthusiastic alumni attended a record 66 Monon Bell telecast parties across the nation in 2008. This fall you can be part of it and add even more to the fun by serving as a telecast party host in your area. The 2009 battle between the DePauw Tigers and Wabash Little Giants is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 14, at 1:07 p.m. at DePauw’s own Blackstock Stadium. DePauw, which won last year’s clash 36-14 at Byron P. Hollett Little Giant Stadium in Crawfordsville, is tied with Wabash 53-53-9 heading into the 116th Monon Bell Classic. This year’s Monon Bell game will be broadcast live on the high defini-
tion network HDNet. For up-to-date telecast details, check the DePauw Alumni Relations Web site at www.depauw.edu/alumni/monon/index.asp. If you like to hang out with DePauw friends (and friendly Wabash alums, too), love Tiger football and would like to get some free stuff from your alma mater, then you should host a Monon Bell telecast party on Nov. 14, or attend the party in your area! DePauw’s Office of Alumni Relations will create and e-mail telecast party invitations for you. The office also will mail each party site a gameday goodie box. Each host will receive a special token of our thanks for your efforts. So, volunteer today!
If you are interested in hosting a telecast party in your area, contact Dana Coffin Moell ’95, assistant director of alumni relations, at 877-658-2586 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Xi Chapter of Sigma Chi to mark 150 years at DePauw
(Photo: Larry Ligget)
(Photo: Larry Ligget)
This fall, Xi Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity will celebrate 150 consecutive years on the DePauw University campus. In order to commemorate the momentous occasion, the Sigma Chi House Corporation, alumni brothers from around the country and the active members at 311 S. Locust St., Greencastle, Ind., will gather during Old Gold Weekend (Oct. 2-4, 2009) for friendship and fellowship. In addition to Old Gold Weekend activities and football game, the Xi Chapter will host several other events, including: Friday: 5 p.m. – Chapter house cookout Saturday: 1 p.m. – Special seating at the football game vs. Millsaps Saturday: 6 p.m. – Celebration dinner Saturday: 8 p.m. – Entertainment The celebration weekend also will include a Saturday alumni breakfast buffet at the chapter house, a special Xi Chapter tailgate before the game and plenty of time to catch up with old friends. All the details for the 150-year celebration weekend will be updated on the alumni Web site, www.xisigs.org. Xi brothers from all generations are encouraged to attend this weekend-long event. In order to have an accurate count for food, beverage and accommodations, please R.S.V.P. at www.xisigs.org.
Alpha Chi Omega preparing to celebrate 125th anniversary Attention, all Alpha Chi Omegas! Oct. 15, 2010, will mark the 125th anniversary of our sisterhood. To celebrate this momentous event, a committee is planning an unforgettable day of events, and all sisters are invited to attend. More details will be announced as planning continues, but please mark your calendar for our celebration. Events will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, in Greencastle, Ind. If you are interested in joining the committee or becoming a representative for your decade, please contact the committee at email@example.com. We hope to see you next fall.
Second annual National Month of Service Alumni planned and participated in community service events in 13 cities during DePauwâ€™s second annual National Month of Service in May 2009. Below are photos from some of the events around the country.
Los Angeles area
New York area
An Investment in Humanity Edward Rector and his Historic Scholarship Program for DePauw University By M. Lewis Gulick ’44
The Rector Scholarship program, established by Edward Rector in 1919 with one of the largest gifts ever to a small liberal arts college, has had a tremendous impact on DePauw University. Author M. Lewis Gulick ’44, himself a Rector Scholar, engagingly relates the profound ways in which the Rector Scholarship program has shaped DePauw and produced alumni who have enriched society in so many ways.
n Investment in Humanity
Edward Rector and his Historic Scholarship Program for DePauw University Lewis Gulick
This book is a fascinating read and a great gift for all DePauw alumni. Price: $15 + shipping-handling
M. Lewis Gulick ’44
Place orders by going to the DePauw Bookstore Web site at www.depauw.bncollege.com or by calling 765-658-4926.
SAVE THE DATE
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Class Notes 1935
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Elizabeth Dye Walker was recognized as the Mineral County (W. Va.) 2008 History Hero at the West Virginia Cultural Center’s awards ceremony, March 5, 2009. She provided financial support to purchase and renovate the outside of the Old Stone House in Burlington for the Mineral County Historical Foundation. She donated two original watercolors of the stone house and surroundings to be used as fundraisers for the project. Elizabeth is author of The Old Stone House, “Traveller’s Rest”: A History in Bits and Pieces. The book is a collection of her remembrances of life at Traveller’s Rest and a history of the property. Elizabeth lives in Elkhart, Ind. Alumni Reunion Weekend 2009 Class of 1934
Fanee Davis Schwartz is author of Gorham House, a book about the home for the elderly in Gorham, Maine., where she has lived since 2003. The book was written as a thank-you to the Gorham House staff. She spent three years and six days writing the book, conducted 87 interviews and compiled and researched the material that includes 200 photos. Fanee is author of nine books and is planning to write two more, which will be concerned with theology.
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Ronald W. Gilbert
Alumni Reunion Weekend 2009 Class of 1939 Mary Harriet Snyder Hornbacker, Jean T. Stoops
Dale E. Espich received the 2009 Donald J. Trap Human Service Award for volunteer service during the Shiawassee (Mich.) County Children’s Service Provider annual conference. Dale works as a business management consultant and finds time to volunteer in his community.
CLASS NOTES POLICY
The class notes section of DePauw Magazine allows DePauw alumni to keep their classmates and the University current on their careers, activities and whereabouts. All information for class notes should be sent to DePauw University, DePauw Magazine, 300 E. Seminary Street, P.O. Box 37, Greencastle, IN 46135-0037. You may also fax the information to 765-658-4625 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photographs will be used as space allows and cannot be returned. If you submit digital photos, the images should be shot at the highest resolution on the digital camera. Images must be saved at the highest resolution or 300 dpi minimum in JPEG format. In the interest of privacy, we will publish home and e-mail addresses only if an alumnus or alumna specifically requests us to do so. Class notes printed in DePauw Magazine will also be included in the online version of the magazine. Please direct class note questions to Larry Ligget, editorial assistant, DePauw University, P.O. Box 37, 300 E. Seminary St., Greencastle, IN 46135-0037. Phone: 765-658-4627; fax 765-658-4625; e-mail email@example.com. – Editor
Philip Steinberg was one of the 2009 recipients of the Significant Sig Award, the highest honor for alumni achievement given by Sigma Chi fraternity.
Nancy Ford Charles is co-secretary of the League of Professional Theatre Women, a nonprofit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in professional theatre. Nancy is an award-winning Broadway composer. She composed the music for shows, including I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road, The American Girls Revue and Anne of Green Gables. Vernon E. Jordan Jr. delivered the keynote
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For a schedule of alumni events
Alumni Reunion Weekend 2009 – Class of 1944 BettyJean “B.J.” Hendrickson Stroup, Ruth Burnet Schroeder, Margot Kleinke Walsh
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Class Notes address and received an honorary degree from the University of the District of Columbia at the May 2009 commencement. He will be one of the 2010 speakers for the Distinguished Lecturer Series of Vero Beach, Fla. Vernon is senior managing director at Lazard Frères & Company LLC in New York City. Ann (Luttrell) and Thomas J. Grant ’56 recently traveled to Japan, where they visited with DePauw trustee and classmate Hirotsugu “Chuck” Iikubo and his wife, Yoshiko. Frances Ott Allen is a member of the board of trustees of the Martha Kinney Cooper Ohioana Library Association, which collects and publicizes cultural, literary, scientific, social and economic achievements of Ohioans.
D. David Cryer, stage and screen actor, was one of the 2009 recipients of the Significant Sig Award, the highest honor for alumni achievement given by Sigma Chi fraternity. David received an honorary degree at DePauw’s commencement, May 17, 2009. Howard N. Greenlee Jr. is a member of the Theatrical Motion Pictures nominating committee for the 16th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG), to be held on Jan. 23, 2010, in Hollywood. Howard joined SAG in 1981 when he was living in Arizona and earning roles in commercials and industrial films. Douglas A. Holmes and Diane Lippincott
Reich ’80 are both members of the St. Timothy United Methodist Church Choir in Mandeville, La. In May 2009, the choir performed Mendelssohn’s Elijah in Athens, Greece. (See photo, page 66.) Timothy H. Ubben was honored as a Posse Star by the Posse Foundation – in recognition of his contributions to the organization – at the May 20, 2009, gala event in New York City. Tim is a member of DePauw’s Board of Trustees.
Richard K. Mallery is a senior partner at Snell & Wilmer in Phoenix. The June 28, 2009, edition of The Arizona Republic featured an article spotlighting Mallery’s years of work in civic affairs. John T. Phipps was honored by the Champaign (Ill.) County Bar Association, April 30, 2009, as a member of the Pillars of the Bar. John has practiced law in downtown Champaign since 1965. He was named a Laureate of the Academy of Illinois Lawyers in 2007 by the Illinois State Bar Association. John is active in the Illinois State and American Bar associations as well as a member of the board of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
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Alumni Reunion Weekend 2009 – Class of 1949
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Row 1: Ellen Weathers Stevens, Mary Anne Quiter Truax, Dorothy Lami Magill, Donald K. Magill. Row 2: Shirley Swank Mitchem, Maureen Hubbard Cribbs, John P. Simon, Melvyn J. Huber.
Richard M. Bobb invites all Black Friars from the Classes of 1950-60 to attend the special events that will be offered by the Class of 1960 during Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 9-13, 2010. The events are now in the planning stage. For more details, contact Richard at 106 Cypress Point, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Richard’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Charles C. Brown contributed an essay,
Alumni Reunion Weekend 2009 – Class of 1954 Row 1: Annichen Bohn Kassel, Anne Prindle Johnson, Jane Schwalm Miller, Marilyn Holtman Fetters, Betty Davis Givens, Marjorie Davis Morehead, Marilyn Shanks Klingaman, Jerry L. Williams. Row 2: Robert L. Huffman, James M. Holland, Daniel F. Lynch III, Anne Emison Harmon, Joan Westmen Battey, Ellen Little VandenBrink, Susan Healey Eynon, Loraine Loomis Cox. Row three: Howard E. Denbo, Timothy P. Garrigus, E. William Bergfeld Jr., Rod Petterson, Allen K. Billingsley, William A. Pendl, John “Jack” S. Trees, James W. Rowlett, Ronald K. Holmberg.
James E. Strayer ’60
He lives in San Antonio, Texas. (See photo, left.) Richard H. Tomey is a member of the inaugural induction class for Michigan City (Ind.) High School Football Hall of Fame. Dick is head football coach at San Jose State University.
tion award, the British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction in December 2008. Mary also co-edited and published five volumes of personal journals of Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Mary Henley Rubio is author of a biography about Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author who wrote Anne of Green Gables. Rubio’s biography, Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Gift of Wings, was short-listed for Canada’s largest literary nonfic-
David L. Landsittel ’62 zations. (See photo, above.)
David L. Landsittel is chairman of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO), which provides guidance dealing with controls, risk management and fraud deterrence and is supported by five professional accounting organi-
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“Niebuhr’s Perspective on Aspects of American Politics and Culture,” to a recent book titled, Reinhold Niebuhr Revisited. Charles is a historian and author of an earlier book on Niebuhr. He lives in Grand Rapids, Mich. Dr. Ronald L. Gillum was recipient of Danville (Ill.) District 118 School Foundation’s David L. Fields Outstanding Alumnus Award, April 2009. He is a retired physician and professor. A. Jeanne LaDuke is co-author of Pioneering Women in American Mathematics: The Pre-1940 PhD’s, published by the American Mathematical Society. Jeanne is an associate professor at DePaul University in Chicago. (See Recent Words, page 20.) James E. Strayer was installed as chair of the board of directors of Alzafar Shriners in January 2009. Alzafar Shriners has more than 2,000 members in South Texas and is one of 191 Shriners temples that supports the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children in North America. Jim retired as a lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force.
Alumni Reunion Weekend 2009 – Class of 1959 Row 1: Vivian Usher Ripley, Judith Hull Messick, Myrna Magnuson Trowbridge, Jayne Kuebler Lund, Carol Unterberg Merriam, Nancy Clemens Ulmer, Larry L. Smiley, Alberta Matzke Buckman, William V. Blake III, Rae Lahti Donnelly, Ruth Eichelman McElwain, Nancy Spier Null, James S. McElwain, Thomas D. Hession, Charlene Sorensen Ehlers, Theodore L. Megremis, Robert D. Sandine. Row 2: Patricia Shissler Stach, Elizabeth Beldon Meyer, Barbara Baxter Schipper, Frances Bagby Ray, Barbara Bretzman Stokes, Janet Jeffries Davidson, Sue Saeman Wheeler, James D. Beard, Patricia Brown Beard, Thomas R. Campbell, Rosada Shaw Gonzales, Richard G. Bruehl, C. David Repp, Jerry J. Evans, Fred A. Maione. Row 3: Phyllis Brooks Taylor, Dianne Achor Johnston, Willis H. “Bing” Davis, Christena Trusler Biggs, Eileen Matthews Barfknecht, Mary Walbaum Williams, John P. Williams, Thomas E. Lilly, Jerry A. Morgan, Win C. Smith, Russell P. Peterson, Roy T. Smith, Marcia Novak Niemi, C. Sumpter Logan, A. Richard Gloor Jr. Row 4: Nancy Findley Bizal, Warren E. Buddenbaum, Judith Shutt Rose, W. Allan Walker, Charles H. Watson, Rosanne Nelson Watson, Samuel H. “Jock” McFarlane, George T. Dodd, Fred B. Fisher, Ralph H. Dude, Beverly Tansey Bryan, R. Elaine Degenhart, Marcia Meyer McCoy, Douglas R. Cahill, Donna K. Cunningham. Row 5: Kenneth L. Kirk, Joseph P. Allen IV, Thomas J. Spackman, Donna Stewart Spackman, Virginia Greenwald Logan, Lynn A. Snelson, John T. Mayhall, Robert B. Wessling, Allan R. Millett, Robert M. Newburn, R. Bruce Hinely, unidentified, Carolyn Hostetter Smith, Marilyn Brier Hewitt, John “Jack” K. Miles, Richard B. Will. Row 6: Thea Phelps Wellington, Barbara Pevlecke Jones, Barbara Lindley Schrier, Lillian Smith Cashman, Elizabeth Roys Beiser, Sharon Dahlheimer Kovac, Mary Morgan Halfmann, Myrna McGreevy Newpart, Rachel Hampton Park, Barbara Herrick Hill, Nancy McCay Miles, Harry C. “Bud” Meyers, Richard H. Whited, Ronald L. Longnecker, Thelma Hunter Harkness-Thompson, Robert A. Below. Row 7: Charles E. Racine, Susan Crabb Johnson, Sue Strickland Hirschman, George E. Heidelbaugh Jr., W. Scott Wycoff III, Robert P. Godwin, R. Larry Thomas, Richard H. Sloan, Robert James “Jim” Current, David A. Uhrick, Wesley M. Vietzke, J. Robert Knott, Evelyn Nesbitt Hartz, Robert L. Sieben, Charles G. Huizenga. Row 8: Janet Barton Dring, John T. Phipps, W. Larry Kinsey, Donald L. Layton, Martha Feicht Neitman, Sue Huffman Hudelson, John W. Wagner, William R. Prosser, John S. Kemper, Andrew J. Paine Jr., Beverly Baker Baker, Robert P. Little, Susan Stirling Little, Robert S. Julian. Row 9: Patricia Foley Siddiq, J. Baird Davis, Thomas M. McKenna Jr., Charles R. Epperson, James R. Hartzer, Ann Lee Thompson, Whitney Fearer Morrill, Sonya Jones Nicely, Linda Sunkel Chittick, Patricia Kuhns McCormick, Patricia Williams French, Elizabeth “Betty Kay” Oxnam Cullen, Patia Parker Findley, Joyce Bittner Wylie, Phillip A. Livengood. Row 10: Alice Trickey Swiatek, Shirley Pimlott Jay, Sue Egbert Hovland, Ann Egbert Grundstrom, Mary Thompson Regenhardt, Jeanette Fletcher Robertson, Gerald H. Gruber, Joan Austin Goodwin, Anne Headley Ziska, Charlotte Todd Linge, Barbara Griffiths Walters, Susanne Proud Kroeger, Loretta Zorn Rolston, Carol Anderson Beveridge.
Class Notes Then and now
During Alumni Reunion Weekend 2009, members of the Class of 1959 gathered and restaged two group photos.
Mortar Board capping 1958 included, front row from left: Susan L. Stirling, honorary member and assistant dean Nelle I. Barnhart, honorary member and assistant dean Lucile M. Scheuer, Rae A. Lahti. Back row: Kay E. Halstead, Nancy M. McCay, Ruth Eichelman, Sue C. Strickland, Barbara J. Herrick, Carolyn J. Hostetter, Jean Miller and Jackie Reusser.
1958 Mortar Board attendees at Alumni Reunion Weekend 2009, front row from left: Susan Stirling Little, Rae Lahti Donnelly. Back row: Kay Halstead Elliott, Nancy McKay Miles, Ruth Eichelman McElwain, Sue Strickland Hirschman, Barbara Herrick Hill and Carolyn Hostetter Smith.
May Queen Court 1959 included, front row from left: Tucky Munroe, Barbara J. Herrick, Susan L. Stirling, Jean Miller. Second row: Ruth Eichelman, Rae A. Lahti, Joan L. Austin. Third row: Phyllis M. Brooks, Barb Stimson. Fourth row: Mary E. Walbaum. Not included in the photo is Joyce M. Bittner.
1959 May Queen Court attendees at Alumni Reunion Weekend 2009, front row from left: Ruth Eichelman McElwain, Barbara Herrick Hill, Susan Stirling Little and Joan Austin Goodwin. Second row: Phyllis Brooks Taylor, Rae Lahti Donnelley and Joyce Bittner Wylie. Third row: Mary Walbaum Williams.
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Class Notes 1963
Dr. Philip N. Eskew Jr. is past president of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. He was reelected for a second term as a trustee at Indiana University. He is a physician and retired director of physician and patient relations at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He is a clinical professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Indiana School of Medicine. Charles A. Jarvis, Richard W. Pell, Morgan J. Ordman and Rod Goodwin got together in Florida in April 2009. (See photo, below)
T. Stephen Phillips is a partner in the corporate department of the Porter Wright law firm in Cincinnati. He focuses on estate planning and wealth preservation. Bayard “Bud” H. Walters received the 2009 Broadcasters Foundation of America Ward L. Quaal Pioneer Award. He also received the Illinois Broadcasters Association Vincent T. Wasilewski Broadcaster of the Year award, June 17, 2009. Bud is founder and owner of Cromwell Group Inc., in Nashville, Tenn., which includes 22 radio stations in four states. He is member of the DePauw Board of Trustees.
Dr. James N. Thompson received a Special Recognition Award from the National Board of Medical Examiners. Thompson recently retired president and chief executive officer of the Federation of State Medical Boards.
J. Richard Heys received the Melvin Calvin Award given by the International Symposium of the International Isotope Society. The award is presented every three years for outstanding contributions to the field of isotopes. Richard is
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Charles A. Jarvis ’63, Richard W. Pell ’63 and Morgan J. Rodman ’63 met at the Villages in Florida to play golf in April 2009.
James M. Callane is secretary of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame for 2009-10. He is retired athletic director for Kokomo-Center (Ind.) School Corporation. Roger B. Nelsen is co-author of When Less is More: Visualizing Basic Inequalities. He is a professor of mathematics at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore. (See Recent words, page 20.)
David L. Callies received a University of Hawaii Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching for 2008-09. David is the Benjamin A. Kudo Professor of Law at the university’s school of law. Stephen E. Ewing is a member of the board of directors of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy. H. Scott Tonk is retired and lives at 770 Pondella Road, Apt. 164, North Fort Myers, FL 33903. His e-mail address is email@example.com.
Alumni Reunion Weekend 2009 – Class of 1964 Row 1: James D. Birch, Mary Watson Anderson, Roma Williams Hess, Marilyn Schaaf Owen, Sandra Elles Hansen, Susan K. Arndt. Row 2: Stephen E. Davis, Maxine May Hubbard, Maureen Sullivan Taylor, Janet Graves Teeguarden, Linda Howell Adams, Charles A. Adams. Row 3: Bruce A. Gastineau, Thomas R. Gibson, Dolores M. Templeton, Mark E. English, William R. Spomer. Row 4: Lee E. Tenzer, Howard L. Bull, John “Jack” R. Anderson II, William Sheahan.
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Class Notes co-author of a recently published book, Preparation of Compounds Labeled with Tritium and Carbon-14. He retired from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals in 2005 but has been active in consulting, wrapping up research collaborations, publishing journal articles and writing. He recently had time to pursue his interest in artistic and utilitarian woodturning, and he shows his work in Litchfield, Conn.-area galleries, craft shops and craft fairs.
David L. Carlson is a commander in the United States Navy Reserve Component. He serves in the Dental Corps and is assigned to the Naval Operations Center Denver. S. Page Cotton Jr., director of athletics at DePauw, is a member of National Sports Association’s travel task force. The group was formed to discuss the unique travel concerns inherent in the sports industry.
M. Van Lefferdink is chief executive officer of the MVL Group, Inc., based in Jupiter, Fla.
William F. Carroll Jr. is 2009 chair of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents, an organization of presidents, presidents-elect, and recent
past presidents of scientific federations and societies. Bill is vice president of Occidental Chemical Corporation in Dallas. He also serves as an adjunct professor of chemistry at Indiana University. Bill is a member of the Science and Technology Advisory Board at DePauw. I. Robert Emmerich Jr. is executive vice president and chief credit officer for First Commonwealth Bank in Indiana, Pa. Susan Schaefer Neville is Demia Butler Professor of English at Butler University. Susan has taught at Butler for 25 years and founded the school’s Visiting Writers Series 20 years ago. Her book, Sailing the Inland Seas: On Writing, Literature, and Land, was named 2008 Best Book of Indiana-Nonfiction by the Indiana Sate Library. Kathleen Fine Dare is co-editor of Border Crossings: Transnational Americanist Anthropology. She is a professor of anthropology and women’s studies at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. Kathleen received Fort Lewis College’s first Distinguished Professor Award. Elisa A. Turner is an art critic, writer and journalist living in Miami. She contributed an essay to two books, Supermix: Union of the Diverse Contemporary Art in Miami and Outstanding Art: Outsider. Elisa writes an online column, Artcentric,
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Dan L. Hend ri c k s is vice chancellor for advancement at Purdue University Calumet. (See photo, right.) Geoffrey A. McGovern is president and owner of Mobile Ship Chandlery Inc., in Daniel L. Hendricks ’70 Mobile, Ala. He specializes in life raft service business for cruise lines, deep water ships, offshore supply and workboats,
tug boats, fishing boats and yachts. Grace Roselyn Kerlin received an honorary doctoral degree in education from Taylor University in Upland, Ind.
Alumni Reunion Weekend 2009 – Class of 1969 Row 1: Kerry P. Moskop, Mary Jane Glick Wilson, Ann Bauld Newton, Sharon Nelson Arendshorst, Rebecca Morris Tucker, Linda Greenhoe MacConnell, Mary Petticrew Smalling, Sarah Jane Proctor Moore, Alison E. Frost, Barbara Heisel Manning. Row 2: Jean Denton Brubeck, Christine Kleemeier, Judith Land Moore, Susan Campbell Foster, Vicki Crowden Schaffer, Jan Miltenberger Terry, Nancy Priess Heilman, Niki Lee Mott, Cynthia Croneigh Burrell, Catherine Healy Hofmann, Barbara Zaring, John R. Current. Row 3: Ann Wiggers Verhaeghe, Dale H. Van Kirk, Mason P. Jett, Donald A. Coffin, Christopher J. Wurster, Tom K. Heilman, Dennis R. Stuckey, Hugh Finson, Richard E. Wehnes, James E. Dirks. Row 4: John S. Marlatt, J. Denny Haythorn, David K. Deets, Derrick L. Warner, Timothy B. Hornbacker, Duncan “Pat” N. Pritchett, Robert C. Moore, Tyler B. Somershield, Robert S. Tongren, Susanne Hanna MacTavish. Row 5: Robert M. Steele, Stephen C. Jones, Douglas B. McAlister, Larry R. Horning, Frederick “Rick” P. Velde, Alan M. Hux, Gregory M. “Mike” Boyer, John V. Gambaiani, John “Jack” B. Gross Jr., Raymond W. Owens III, Teresa Kendall Owens. Row 6: Grey M. Emmons, James D. Putnam, Warren R. Onken Jr., Janet Lam Gessert, Frederick W. Parker II, Barbara White Parker, Russell C. Sklenicka, Betsy Roberts Sklenicka, Karen Pratt Peiffer, Samuel A. Kocoshis, Ben A. Rich. Row 7: David A. Bohmer, Ned E. Lee, Nancy Reynolds Fairchild, Gail Austin Siegers, Nancy VanSickle Kent, Sarah “Sally” Katterhenry Dutton, Thomas M. O’Neil, William L. Holton, Frederick Tucker III, James M. Tomsic, Thomas F. Kyhos, William L. Crist.
Class Notes at www.artcircuits.com. She and her husband, Eric S. Smith ’72, have two children: a son, Grant S. Smith ’08, and a daughter, Margaret. Michael B. Wanchic is co-producer of John Mellencamp’s latest album, Love, Death, Live and Freedom. Mike has been part of Mellencamp’s band for more than 30 years. He plays guitar on the recent release.
Barbara Kingsolver, author of several bestselling novels, including The Poisonwood Bible, has written a new book, The Lacuna, scheduled to be published in November 2009. John C. Lesch is owner and operator of John Lesch Design, a custom furniture design firm in St. Louis. His work was recently included in the 2009 Architectural Digest Home Design Show, AD 100 Rooms. His work can be viewed at johnleschdesign. com. His wife, Betsy J. Morris ’80, is an associate professor of fine art at St. Louis Community
College at Meramec. They have two daughters: Allison, 16, and Caroline, 10. They live at 5001 Annette Court, St. Louis, MO 63119. Steven L. Reff retired from International Business Machines following 30 years of service. His e-mail address is shs72dpu77@ gmail.com. (See photo, right.) Steven L. Reff ’77
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David C. Carr is executive director of Montreat College Professional Development Institute in Montreat, N.C. His group develops customized team-building programs in areas of leadership, community and innovaDavid C. Carr ’75 tion for groups as small as five and as large as 300, both on and off site. (See photo, above.) Mary L. Pierson is an equity portfolio manager at Optimum Investment Advisors in Chicago. She was named co-portfolio manager of AstonOptimum MidCap Fund. She and her husband, William Wadden IV, have two children: Laura, a senior at Stanford University; and Jack, a sophomore at Williams College.
Christopher L. Callahan is general manager of the Porsche Academy at Porsche Cars North America. Porsche Cars is the North American importer and distributor for Porsche vehicles. Chris and his wife, Kathy Watson, live at 2828 Delcourt Drive, Decatur, GA 30033. W. Blaine Early III is chairman of the board of the central Kentucky planning group Bluegrass Tomorrow, a coalition of interests dedicated to achieving the highest quality of life and economic vitality in the 14-county central Bluegrass region. Blaine is an attorney with Stites & Harbison in Lexington, Ky. William A. Gray Jr. and David J. Brandvik ’81 joined Raymond James & Associates, Inc., to form Sagamore Advisors of Raymond James & Associates. Each holds the title of senior vice president of investments.
Alumni Reunion Weekend 2009 – Class of 1974 Row 1: Judith Stone Snyder, Ann Meeks Erickson-Flesvig, Pamela J. Coburn, Debra Banzhaf York, Kathryn Fortune Hubbard, Portia Hinshaw-Fanning, Margaret S. Milspaw, Florence E. Beatty, Mary Bennett Graub, Stephen W. Perkins. Row 2: Nancy W. Lovett, Thomas R. Mote, Bruce P. Grossnickle, James S. Cunning, William R. “Rick” Niersbach Jr., Joyce Steele Hawkins, Christine Niles Cancelmo, Stephen B. Lewis, Nancy Milligan Frick, Gary L. Klotz. Row 3: Tod K. Beynon, John K. Flickinger, Gerald “Gerry” O. Sweeney Jr., Jeffrey O. Lewis, Suzanne L. Sinclair, Katherine Prestholdt Luzar, Catherine Bryan Whitford, Lisa Cleveland Sylvester, Barbara J. Schwegman. Row 4: Steven S. Eich, Jeanette “Jan” M. Temple, Michael A. Terry, William G. Whitehead, Eleanor Neuhoff Berghausen, Linda A. Frauenhoff, Susan Keller Vigorita, Terry A. Crone, Judson C. Green. Row 5: Larry J. Marfise, Marie A. “Toni” Alles, Larry E. Scott, Timothy T. Glidden, Andrea Hannon Brown, Janet S. Henry, Barbara Carnahan West, Barbara N. Schweizer, Jack W. Wiley.
Class Notes 1978
Janet Hayes Phillips received a Ph.D. degree from Indiana University School of Nursing in Indianapolis in February 2009. She teaches nursing at Indiana University School of Nursing in Indianapolis. Janet’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Kenneth J. Kubat is vice president of business growth and innovation for GeoAnalytics® Inc. Mark A. Roesler, an attorney with expertise in trademarks and image licensing, was a speaker at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business commencement, May 10, 2009, in Indianapolis. Mark is chief executive officer of CMG Worldwide, Inc. Mark Small is author of Crime Pays!, a satire based on a true investment scam that took place in Kokomo, Ind., in the 1960s. Mark is a trial attorney in Indianapolis.
Dr. Stephen P. Elliott and his wife, Linda, operate Living with Intention, a confidential, private, wellness practice in Fishers, Ind. Diane Lippincott Reich and Douglas A. Holmes ’58, are both members of the St. Timothy United Methodist Church Choir in Mandeville, La. In May 2009, the choir performed Mendelssohn’s Elijah in Athens, Greece. Diane’s e-mail address is email@example.com. (See photo, right.)
Cheryl Justice Engerski earned a doctoral degree in educational counseling from the University of Mississippi. She is an associate professor at Mississippi State University, teaching students pursuing their master’s or doctoral degrees. Janet Risi Field was guest lecturer for The Robert C. McDermont Center Lecture Series, April 7, 2009. Jan is president and chief operating officer of Independent Purchasing Cooperative in Miami.
Robert R. Torkelson was a presenter at the North Bay Business Journal’s 2009 Wine Confer-
David J. Brandvik and William A. Gray Jr. ’76 joined Raymond James & Associates, Inc., to form Sagamore Advisors of Raymond James & Associates. Each holds the title of senior vice president of investments. Brian J. Isley is co-founder of Mobile Media Networks, which focuses on utilizing the new digital media concept Out Of Home Networks. Brian and his wife, Alex, live in southern California.
Diane Lippincott Reich ’80 and Douglas A. Holmes ’58 in front of the Byzantine Castle in Thessaloniki.
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James R. Allen received a 2009 Significant Sig Award, the highest honor for alumni achievement given by Sigma Chi fraternity. Kenneth Jackson is the business segment manager, home care for Gulf South Medical Supply, for PSS World Medical. Margaret Kissinger Boynton was a 2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist, honored for “investigative reporting for chronicling the lax federal oversight
of toxic chemicals.” Meg is an investigative health reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Dr. J. Scott Wade is a member of the board of directors of Centra. He is an infectious disease specialist and internist with Medical Associates of Central Virginia.
Alumni Reunion Weekend 2009 – Class of 1979 Row 1: Glenn E. Davis, Susan Melberg Davis, Timothy W. Swift, Margaret “Meg” Kissinger Boynton, Katrina Sorenson Stallings, Pamela Kaczynski Blankenship, Elizabeth “Betsy” L. Hake, Terri Gregory Brotze, Leslie Dustman Fenwick, Mary Helmen Kinsey, Melinda Helmen Schweer, Amy Daganhardt Whitlow. Row 2: Paul A. Wright, Mark E. Hosking, Michael J. Best, Michael B. McCracken, Gilbert H. Reese, Thomas H. Ellis, Frank A. Hoffman, Steven L. Trulaske. Row 3: James K. Schoen, Kyle E. Lanham, Jane Goebel Lahre, Anne Johnson Harris, Sue Mueller Lanter, Todd R. Stucky, Kerry E. Notestine, Douglas P. Conner, Tracy Gibson Conner. Row 4: Trudi Miller Horner, Kathleen Robison Weiss, Karen Luce Branding, Leslie Bates Johnson, Susan Leis Thiele, Daniel B. Kinsey, Timothy J. Bogue, Michael Sutton, Amy Breidenbach Johnston. Row 5: Donald M. Phelan, Maurie Jones Phelan, Jeffrey M. Bernacchi, Gary W. Kriebel, Nicholas M. Tzakis, Lynn J. Brown, Stephen N. Smith, David A. Poggemeier, James H. Barrett, Ward M. Neff, Susan K. Mazzeo. Row 6: Carol Funk Ives, Robert T. Ives, Elizabeth East Skalla, Linda L. Wiland, Jean Rudolph Scott, Anne O’Rourke Fry, Carolyn Kubec McClamroch, Elizabeth “Betsy” Gardner Russell, Kathryn Johnson Moran, Sally Henning Carpenter, Sarah Harman Hunter, Catharine Crockett.
Class Notes cacy Institute of the University of San Diego School of Law award for Legislator of the Year 2008. David is a member of the California Assembly. Deborah Train Lackey and her husband, Jeffrey, live in Carmel, Ind. They have three sons: Nick, 18, a high school junior; Josh, 15, a high school freshman; and Michael, 9, a third-grader. Debbie’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Jeffrey W. Walkington is principal of University Laboratory High School in Urbana, Ill. Stacey Whittier McCarthy and her husband, Dan, live in Chestnut Hill, Mass. They have two sons: Drew, 11, and Colin, 9. Stacey’s e-mail address is email@example.com.
Members of the Pi Beta Phi class of 1983 at Lake Wawasee, Ind., included Diane Chiapelas Archibald ’83, Julie Parker Stevenson ’83, Debra Markstone Castino ’83, Anne Gibbs Nostrand ’83, Betsy Baker Laskey ’83, Carrie Reavis Erzinger ’83 and Kelly Chapman Weadick ’83. ence, April 7. Bob is president and chief operating officer of Trinchero Family Estates, one of America’s largest producers of wines.
Seven members of the Pi Beta Phi class of 1983 gathered at Lake Wawasee, Ind., for a winter weekend get-away in March 2009. (See photo, above.) Elizabeth Goodpaster Austin is a founding member of Keowee Chamber Music, a professional ensemble and nonprofit organization. Elizabeth plays the cello. David W. Hills is general counsel-Americas for dunnhumbyUSA, an international leader in building sales and brand value for consumer goods and retail companies. He is responsible for legal David W. Hills ’83 affairs in North America and Latin American. (See photo, above.)
Members of the 1983 class of Kappa Alpha Theta met for the Theta initiation ceremonies at DePauw, March 13, 2009. (See photo, below.) Sandra Matthys Roob was honored by the Indiana Society of Professional Journalists’ Best in Indiana Journalism contest, April 24, 2009, winning first place for Best Medical/Science Reporting. She is a reporter for WFYI radio in Indianapolis. She and a colleague also won the Best News Series – Metro Radio award, given by the Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters, for their work that aired in 2008.
Susan Hoeppner Cristiano and her husband, Fernando, announce the birth of their twin sons, Michael and Matthew, March 2, 2009. Michael and Matthew join sister Giana, 2, at 832 Glencoe St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. Susan’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. David E. Jones received the Children’s Advo-
Jeffrey J. Bowe is pursuing a doctoral degree in business administration in marketing with a research emphasis on sales ethics. Kathy Patterson Vrabeck has joined Legendary Pictures as a member of its digital programming development staff. Kathy is a member of DePauw’s Board of Trustees. Alice H. Ripley was named best actress in a musical for her role as a bipolar housewife in the Broadway show, Next to Normal, at the 63rd annual Tony Awards. Sava A. Vojcanin and his wife, Valerie, announce the birth of their son, George Andrew Vojcanin, April 15, 2009. George joins brother John, 5, and sister Elizabeth, 2, at their home in Lake Bluff, Ill. Sava’s e-mail address is svojcanin@ clausen.com.
Marcia S. Engel and Rhett Alden were married, May 20, 2008, in Nantucket, Mass. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Carol Breuhaus Kenney ’58, Joanne Royer Barnard, Stacy Hedges Champagne, Maureen Diercxsens
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Members of the 1983 Kappa Alpha Theta class attended the 2012 Theta initiation ceremonies at DePauw. Those attending included Jennifer Johnson ’83, Michelle Fischer Michelman ’83, Megan Cassidy Walls ’83, Margaret McCarty Shelly ’83, Nancy Riker MacDonald ’83, Susan L. Collins ’83, Mary Matson Latta ’83, Debra Doyle Zablock ’83, Gayle Soderstrom Gaeth ’83, Julia Mathews Meneghin ’83, Laura Belfiglio Gold ’83, Anne Spolyar Sellers ’83, Brynne Williams Shaner ’83, Stephanie Rychlak Stilson ’83, Jeri Lyday Hise ’83, Virginia McCracken Vogel ’83, Lesley Nelson Reser ’83, Martha Kennedy Weiss ’83 and Susan McNichols Cassidy ’82.
Class Notes Thompson, E. Lynn Bobbitt Mihevc, Jannie M. Flook, Tiffany Renwick Riehle and Timothy C. Riehle. Marcia is director of Global Alliances, WW Financial Services, at Microsoft. Marcia and Rhett live in Seattle. Marcia’s e-mail address is marciae1@ hotmail.com. (See photo, below.)
volunteer service to the local community. Gina has volunteered in her Fort Leavenworth community since 2005 as a classroom mom and a member of the board of directors for the Frontier Army Museum. She holds the position of chair for the Tour of Historic Homes and Christmas Tour of Homes. She was the Family Readiness Group leader for her husband’s border transition team while he was deployed 14 months to Iraq and community coordinator for her Meade Avenue neighbors. (See photo,top next page.) John P. Rhodes and his wife, Tracy, announce the birth of their son, Rex Palmer Rhodes, April 21, 2009. Rex joins brother Cole and sister Josie at their home in Missoula, Mont. John’s e-mail address is email@example.com.
James M. Gladden is dean of Indiana University School of Physical Education and Tourism Management at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis. Mark B. Hamilton is general manager for luxury and showrooms for American Standard Brands.
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Marcia S. Engel ’86 and Rhett Alden
Todd G. Gardner is vice president and general manager of Software & Information Industry Association’s software division, the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. Todd is a member of DePauw’s Board of Visitors. George B. Gill launched a Web site for his business called RentaBikeNow.com. The Web site is North America’s only nationwide coast-to-coast bicycle rental resource and offers bike rentals, accessories and tours in 150 cities across North America. Juliana M. Overmier was winner of the 2009 National Flute Association’s Convention Performer’s Competition in May, 2009. The competition was created to promote newly published flute music. Juliana premiered a new work in August 2009 at the National Flute Association’s annual convention in New York City. She is an adjunct faculty member at East Central University in Ada, Okla. Gina Pagano Redwine received the Margaret C. Corbin Award for volunteer excellence. It is the highest level civilian award that the Training and Doctrine Command Commander can authorize, and it is presented to spouses of active duty or retired military personnel in recognition for superior
Alumni Reunion Weekend 2009 – Class of 1984 Row 1: G. Jeffrey Elam, Jennifer Kneisley Ferguson, Stuart J. Ferguson, Mark A. Buening, Pamela J. Para, Lisa Michaels Carlson, Matthew T. Smith, Steven A. Williams, John C. Feld. Row 2: Dirk E. Baker, Katherine “Kelly” Sparenberg Baker, John F. Dorenbusch Jr., Paul C. Soper, LeeAnn Runyan Biggs, Scott C. Biggs, Paul M. Hershberger, David S. Hathaway, Donald A. “Tony” Bolazina, Amy Robb Bolazina, Stephen T. Schroer, Stuart B. Smith. Row 3: Jeffery W. Davis, Eric M. Tate, Kenneth P. Geoghegan, George C. Miliotes, Thomas A. Biggs, Andrew B. Buroker, Dale E. Stackhouse, Joseph H. Rohs, Rick K. Mott, Marcia Redmond Lehrman. Row 4: Binh Q. Nguyen, Julianne Cartmel Mershon, Debbie Train Lackey, Laura Cochran Reavis, Stacey Whittier McCarthy, Tracey M. Trombino, Martha “Marty” Weddell Nicholson, Erin Buck Clark, Steven H. Kennett, J. Jeffery Kauffman, Thomas A. Noonan, Kathleen Betsill Dewey, David S. Dewey. Row 5: Douglas R. New, Michael C. Lueder, Mary Peacock Rzeszutko, Susan Hoeppner Cristiano, Elizabeth “Betsy” Oakes Pegram, Janice Amoroso Kershaw, Juliana Bialek McGrew, Thomas P. Callan, Jeffrey J. Cieply, Mary Burnham Curtis, Siri A. Loescher, Cindy Tibbetts Frey. Row 6: Joseph R. Heerens, John C. Otteson, George J. “Skip” Koesterman, James E. Ransdell, D. Todd Dillon, David G. Martyn, Randall May, Kenneth L. Fellman, Barbara Geiler, Holly Conreux Donnell, Stephen R. Donnell, Lynn Beimdiek Morris, Lark Morgan Stark. Row 7: Emily Elliott Browning, Kelly E. Naylor, Catherine Cockerill Moran, Robin L. Olds, Linda Walker Thrapp, Jennifer Tracey Eisenheim, Carol Schussler Martin, Lisa Blair Banker, Karen Vrdolyak, Francesca P. Runza, Katherine A. Mitchell, Gretchen A. Stiers, Gwendolyn Robbins Hays, Karen Schreier Paris, Kathleen Baldwin Leipprandt. Row 8: Elizabeth Copher Browning, Teresa L. Creek, Janet M. Strain, Lisa A. Benham, Elizabeth Hughes Krebs, Susan A. Ellefson-Kurtz, Kathryn Senseman Laudick, Ellen Lipe Fliss, Lee N. Polite, Michael D. Krauss, David M. Findlay, Brian D. Kluever, Claire Gilbert Kluever, Sally Nesting Eppert.
Class Notes Karen Horvath Wulf and her husband, Matthew, announce the birth of their daughter, Kathryn “Katie” Rose Horvath Wulf, June 5, 2008. Karen is an assistant professor of national security and interagency policy at the National Defense University, Washington, D.C. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Anthony E. and Elizabeth (Ryan ’90) Kehoe announce the birth of their son, Henry Clayton Kehoe, March 24, 2009. “Hank” joins sisters Rece, 5, and Liesel, 4. The family lives in Helsinki, Finland. Anthony is global director of strategy for UPM-Kymmene Corporation, a forest products company. Anthony’s e-mail address is anthony. email@example.com.
Lieutenant General William B. Caldwell IV, Gina Pagano Redwine ’87, Lieutenant Commander Jim Redwine and Commander Sergeant Major Philip Johndrow. Collin B. Kebo is vice president of financial planning and analysis for CDW Corporation. (See photo, right.) John H. Keenan IV is managing director for Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc., in Collin B. Kebo ’88 Chicago. He was featured in People Magazine in an article titled “Heroes in Hard Times.” John is helping a single mother and her two children with living expenses for a year until she is able to find a job. John said, “Helping to put a family back on its feet is the greatest feeling in the world.
Matthew A. Reinhard was chosen as a juror for the 2009 CLIO Awards, which are presented for creative excellence in advertising and design. Matthew is executive creative director of DDB Los Angeles.
John W. Busey II was a member of a group that traveled to Uzbekistan in April 2009 to establish a Rotary Club in the capital city of Tashkent. They also assisted A Full Life, an organization that works to provide support for orphans by teaching practical life skills. John is first vice president, branch manager and senior investment consultant at Robert W. Baird & Company in Racine, Wis. Jennifer M. Gosnell and her husband, Doug Rank, announce the birth of their daughter, Lil-
lian Nicole Rank, March 9, 2009. Jennifer’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Jeffrey F. Knupp is a director at Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc., in the institutional client group in its global markets division. Elizabeth (Ryan) and Anthony E. Kehoe ’92 announce the birth of their son, Henry Clayton Kehoe, March 24, 2009. “Hank” joins sisters Rece, 5, and Liesel, 4. They live in Helsinki, Finland. Anthony is global director of strategy for UPMKymmene Corporation, a forest products company. His e-mail is email@example.com. Stephen P. Summers is chair of the department of physical sciences at Seminole Community College in Sanford, Fla. He also serves as board chair for The Orlando Chorale, a local arts organization. He lives at 1001 E. Marks St., Orlando, FL 32803. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Creighton B. Wright Jr. is vice president of the health and medical practice group at Colliers Turley Martin Tucker. His responsibilities include management of large institutionally owned health and medical facilities and growth of the business line.
Jane Probst Moore and her husband, Jason, announce the birth of their daughter, Alexis Samira Moore, July 14, 2008. They live in Costa Rica. Jane’s e-mail address is email@example.com.
W. Bret Baier was a recipient of the 2009 Significant Sig Award, the highest honor for alumni achievement given by Sigma Chi fraternity. Joel D. Hand is deputy prosecutor in Carroll County, Ind.
Tiffany Madden Lundquist and her husband, John, announce the birth of their daughter, Eleanor Anne Lundquist, Dec. 8, 2008. Elly joins sister Madeline, 3, at their home in Baltimore. Tiffany is acting state director for AARP in Maryland. Tiffany has been re-connecting with DePauw classmates on FaceBook. Jennifer Stafford Klinger and her husband, James, announce the birth of their son, Jackson Patrick Klinger, Jan. 15, 2009. “Jack” joins sister Katie, 11; brother Joey, 9; and sister Ellie, 6. The family lives in Fort Wayne. Jennie’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Scott A. Thompson is a staff member of Easton Veterinary Clinic in Easton, Md.
Amy Tucker Ryan and her husband, Andy, announce the birth of their son, Joseph Delaney Ryan, June 5, 2009. The family lives in St. Louis. Amy is an attorney with Martin, Leigh, Laws and Fritzlen, P.C., where she practices bankruptcy law. Her e-mail address is email@example.com.
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Class Notes 1995
Laura Allport Hammack earned a Ph.D. degree in educational leadership from Indiana State University, May 9, 2009. She is an assistant superintendent in Beech Grove City Schools in Beech Grove, Ind. Her e-mail address is email@example.com. Susan Dinkel Jensen was honored by the Indiana Society of Professional Journalists’ Best in Indiana Journalism contest, April 24, 2009. Susan won second place for Best Television Election Night Coverage as well as second place for Best Television Newscast. She is a reporter for WTHI-TV in Terre Haute, Ind. Gregory L. Schwipps, assistant professor of English at DePauw, is author of the novel, What This River Keeps. (See Recent Words, page 21.)
at University of California at Los Angeles. Aaron and his colleagues at The Wall Street Journal won in the breaking news category for their coverage of “The Day That Changed Wall Street.” He is a member of DePauw’s Advisory Board for the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media. Craig N. Owens is an associate professor in the English department at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He teaches courses in literary theory, performance studies, drama, British and Irish literature, play writing and aesthetics. He is a member of Steinsemble Performance Group, a troupe dedicated to the performance of underrepresented and under-theorized works of the European and American avant-garde as well as editor of the volume, Pinter Et Cetera.
Gene M. and Misty (Robinson ’98) DeClark announce the birth of their daughter, Maia Elise DeClark, May 4, 2009. Maia joins brother Joshua at their home in Kirkland, Wash. Gene is a senior
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Gregory D. Binns is a trial attorney for the global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP in Dallas. He was selected for inclusion on the list of Texas Rising Stars 2009.
Cole G. and Christina (Martin ’99) Dunnick announce the birth of their son, George William Dunnick, Nov. 22, 2008. They live in Chicago. Amy Harrold Hall is human resources director for Delaware County, Ind. Stephanie Jones Cegielski is founder of Jill Lamb Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps families suffering from breast cancer and also educates the public concerning the risks of breast cancer. In November 2008 she was appointed to a two-year term as a Susan G. Komen Advocate in Science. In December 2008 she was named the Colorado appointee to the United States Election Assistance Commission Federal Standards Board. In January 2008 she became the Colorado Voting Equipment Certification Program manager. Renee Y. Little is a partner with the law firm of Carlock Copeland & Stair, LLP, in Atlanta. She is secretary of the Gate City Bar Association. Aaron J. Lucchetti received a Loeb Award, one of the highest honors in business journalism. The award was presented June 29, 2009, in Manhattan by Anderson School of Management
Alumni Reunion Weekend 2009 – Class of 1989 Row 1: Lisa Taylor Madonia, Amy Fredrick Fetterer, Deneen Troutman Brennan, Leslie Hughes Wainwright, Leanne Longstreth Batchelder, Mary L. Glennon, Kathryn Jeffery Orland, Dennis J. Stehlik, Melissa Straubinger Stehlik, Jeffrey L. Harmening, Janet Byrne Thabit, Debora Hewitt Neumeyer. Row 2: Debra Bangert Gerardi, Susan Geeslin Woodhouse, Wendy A. Ellis-Gardner, Lauren Kiely Willis, Shelbi Wright George, Connie Haight Januzelli, Cynthia Mayer Carr, Julie B. Byers, Cynthia Meyers Plate, Christine Szillat Messerschmidt, William J. Beggs, Lisa Morse Harmening, Kris Emens Gaziano. Row 3: Charles A. Compton, Barbara Miller Compton, Robert R. Dixon, Julie A. Camarillo, Brian R. Neff, Michael S. Stewart, Bryan M. Webb, Brent E. St. John, Franklin R. McGuire, Ann-Clore Jones Duncan. Row 4: Marilyn Combs Bisbecos, Daniel E. Nelson, Joseph E. “Ted” Ukrop, Dale Gossard Stevenson, Ann-Marie Henry Myers, Douglas Hallward-Driemeier, Stephen B. Donson, Michael C. Randall, Rachael Andrew Boezi. Row 5: Rebecca Yaeger Kimbell, David C. Kimbell, Wallace J. Nichols, Mary Card Harbaugh, Becky L. Relic, Caren T. Althauser, Scott B. Ullem, Jeffrey D. Hamilton, Michele Merrill Betsill, Brian C. Betsill, John V. Hollensteiner. Roe 6: Kristin Jones Tegethoff, Elizabeth LeSourd Ehlers, Elizabeth “Betsy” E. Lawson, Julie C. Ferguson, James G. Philip III, Douglas S. Dove, Joseph Webster Jr., Gabriel J. “Jay” Roses, Eric D. Wheeler, Dana C. Riess, Beth Hentze Owens. Row 7: John G. Stevenson, Susan Oetting Haun, Susan Doyle Price, J. Brian Thornburg, Jamie Jones Cushing, Susan Belt Herrmann, Leslie Dexheimer Gleason, Timothy J. Tindall, Scott A. Harkness, Nancy Palmeter Harkness, Brett D. Perks, Todd D. Bess, Nancy Fox Ardell.
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Katie (Elftmann) and Jeffrey L. Rader announce the birth of their son, Jack Andrew Rader, April 22, 2009. Jack joins identical twin sisters, Lauren and
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Cheryl L. Heiss ’97 and Tim Mondi wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included David E. Heiss ’93 (brother of the bride), Pamela Gerbosi Heiss ’94 (sister-in-law of the bride), Christopher B. Schubert ’96, Mary Overlease Schubert ’97 (bridesmaid), Stacy Winans Melou ’97 (bridesmaid), Julie Altman Artz ’97, Melinda Birger Devany ’97, Tina Breen Rees ’97, Amanda Meyer Clark ’98, Deborah Drenzyk Robins ’97, Deena McBain ’97 (bridesmaid), Tracy Bailey Coil ’97, Amy O’Donnell Eagan ’97, Sarah Ragsdale Beck ’97 (bridesmaid) and Ben H. Beck ’97.
software development engineer for Microsoft. Misty is a marriage and family therapist in private practice. Cheryl L. Heiss and Tim Mondi were married Aug. 18, 2008, in River Forest, Ill. Cheryl is a shareholder with Fisher Kanaris, PC, and Tim is chief financial officer/chief operating officer for Neal & Leroy, LLC. (See photo, left.) Courtney Neuhauser Zavorski and her husband, Joe, announce the birth of their twin daughters, Paige Mimi and Brooke Elizabeth Zavorski, Dec. 19, 2008. They live in Chicago. Courtney’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Patrick A. Petro was named the 2009 Employee Owner of the Year by The ESOP Association, the national trade association for companies with employee stock ownership plans. Patrick is an employee of Worm’s Way, Inc., in Bloomington, Ind. Craig S. Remsen and his wife, Megan, announce the birth of their daughter, Ansley Michael Remsen, April 13, 2009. Ansley joins brother James, 2, at their home in Media, Pa. Craig works for Logan Circle Partners, an institutional money management firm in Philadelphia.
Alumni Reunion Weekend 2009 – Class of 1994 Row 1: Jean Gileno Lloyd, Jennifer Clark Hopkins, George F. Bashaw III, John R. Perkins II, Eric R. Mies. Row 2: Shawna Delaney Ross, Wendy Fletcher Franzen, Andrew T. Claar. Row 3: Shannon Twiford Hoar, Katherine Gouthro Kiley, Sarah Brooks Hill Ward, Julie Tippett Simon, Sarah Francis Walsh. Row 4: Steven S. Hoar, Daniel L. Kiley, Todd E. Williams ’95, Nancy Brougher Benincasa, Amy O’Neal Aimonette. Row 5: Gregory C. Brubaker, Justin C. Dye, Kevin R. Eskew, W. Gregory Aimonette. Row 6: Barbara Rowley Steele, R. Lee Steele, Kathy L. Beymer, Eric M. Stisser, Michael C. “Chris” Hetzel. Row seven: Michael A. Giunta, Alison Baxter Giunta, Ellen Morrison Townsend, Edward J. Meier, Bradley R. Leak.
Class Notes Ernesto, announce the birth of their son, Max Emiliano Castañeda, May 8, 2008. Angela is an assistant professor of anthropology and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at DePauw. Ernesto is an architect with Kirkwood Design Studio. They live in Bloomington, Ind. Angela’s e-mail address is email@example.com. Alexandra (Rafferty) and D. Lee Tilghman announce the birth of their daughter, Anne “Annie” Rafferty Tilghman, Dec. 24, 2008. Alexandra’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Lee’s e-mail address is email@example.com. Misty (Robinson) and Gene M. DeClark ’97 announce the birth of their daughter, Maia Elise DeClark, May 4, 2009. Maia joins brother Joshua at their home in Kirkland, Wash. Misty is a marriage and family therapist in private practice. Gene is a senior software development engineer for Microsoft. Misty’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. William “Fritz” F. Vandover and his wife, Stephanie, announce the birth of their daughter, Milena Kaye Vandover, Nov. 7, 2008. They live in Minneapolis. Fritz’s e-mail address is email@example.com.
Lauren (Bennett) and Brian M. Hersh announce the birth of their daughter, Lillian Rae Hersh, Jan. 20, 2009. They live in Sarasota, Fla.
Lauren is director of annual giving at The Out-ofDoor Academy. Brian is education and outreach director at Asolo Repertory Theatre. Muriel J. Collison and Jeremiah F. Elrod announce the birth of their son, Jack Collison Elrod, Aug. 30, 2008. Jack joins sister Sophia Hope, 2, at their home in Northbrook, Ill. Muriel received a Congressional Award in recognition of her work supporting the orphans of Kazakhstan, at the Angels in Adoption gala in Washington, D.C. The recipients of the award are chosen by members of the United States Congress. Muriel founded Kazapalooza, a charity event through which families come together to celebrate the joy of adoption and to raise funds for charities that aid orphanages in Kazakhstan. Their daughter, Sophia, was adopted from Kazakhstan in 2007. Muriel is an attorney. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Jerry’s e-mail address is email@example.com. Anne (Ewald) and Adam M. Dill announce the birth of their son, Joshua Thomas Dill, April 29, 2009. Joshua joins brother Charlie, 3, at their home in Champaign, Ill. Anne’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Adam’s e-mail address is email@example.com. Edward M. Garnes Jr. was recipient of the Atlanta Tribune’s 2009 Man of Distinction award for leadership and innovative work with From AfrosTo Shelltoes, a community-based organization that focuses on
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Caroline Rader, 3, at their home in Newport Beach, Calif. Kate and Jeff would enjoy hearing from DePauw classmates. Kate’s e-mail address is kate.rader@gmail. com. Jeff’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Jason T. Gardner and his wife, Michelle, announce the birth of their son, Mason Bryce Gardner, March 2, 2009. Jason is student athlete success coordinator at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Mo. They live in Arnold, Mo. Jason’s e-mail address is email@example.com. Gregory A. and Laura (Cordes ’01) Gvozdas announce the birth of their son, Hayden Nicholas Gvozdas, March 14, 2009. Hayden joins sister Clara Noelle at their home in Ketchum, Idaho. Their e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Ryan M. Hays is assistant dean of faculty at Princeton University. He earned doctoral degree in psychoanalytic studies from Emory University. L. Paige Landreth McCaffrey and her husband, Sean, announce the birth of their son, Cade Matthew McCaffrey, Feb. 18, 2009. Paige is director of leadership and management at adidas, Inc., in Portland, Ore. Paige earned a J.D. degree from University of Oregon School of Law and M.B.A. degree from Warsaw College of Sports Business of the University of Oregon. Sean is a manager for Nike, Inc. The family lives in Portland, Ore. Paige’s e-mail address is email@example.com. Angela Martin Castañeda and her husband,
Alumni Reunion Weekend 2009 – Class of 1999 Row 1: Dana R. Holdman, Kimberly Paradise Ridder, Elizabeth English Eckert, Lindsay Perry Sonnenberg, Anna Eidson Palmer, Ryan C. Palmer, Jessica Collins South. Row 2: Elizabeth L. Martin, Catherine A. Lux, Amber L. Ewing, Elizabeth Laughlin Raymond, Benjamin L. Stewart, Jennifer Raney Kalmus, Scott M. Kalmus, Molly McHugh Applegate, David J. Posegay, Jennifer Bachert Venutolo. Row 3: Christina Martin Dunnick, Lynn Martin DeHoyos, Rebecca McConnell Cunningham, Kara Quillico Paris, David D. Mitchell, Anne S. Becker, Kelly M. Applegate, Ryan J. Danks, John H. Bankhurst, Thomas J. Venutolo, Lori Bahleda Shattuck. Row 4: Jennifer L. Briscoe, Jaime W. Walker, Tara Carlson Daley, Emily Jones Knuth, Abigail L. Schoonaert, Sharmila B. Isaiah, Marquitta D. Johnson, Tiffanee L. Woodard, Patricia A. Guagliardo, Paul M. Avilez, Brian A. White, Kenton B. Smith, Russell E. Newton, Cheryl A. Gonzalez, Nicole B. Johnson, Corrie Klopcic Chumpitazi, Errolyn Yavorsky Healy, Bryan C. McNabb. Row 5: Leonica Keilman Parker, Catharine L. Sprinkel, Melissa Kiefer Willis, Lynn M. Miller, Kirstin P. Rhinehart, Erica K. Amoni, Susan Cartwright Pearson, Jeffrey D. Mohl, Michael J. Hays, Muriel J. Collison, Jeremiah F. Elrod, Greta Hickman Dutton, Megan Greves Klinginsmith. Row 6: Meredith E. Rumble, Robin Taylor Carpenter, Jacob M. Carpenter, H. Cabot Bartlett Jr., Catherine Force Koczaja, Jason T. Bird, Christopher D. Clark, Matthew J. Tebbe, Perry J. Trowbridge, James Trent Pearson, Krista Lutterman Hurt, Lathe E. Miller, Yong S. Choe, Steve M. Dellinger, Caroline E. Nagy, David J. Atteberry, Andrew J. Cornelius, Jim S. Furman, Traci Close Anderson, Jared M. Anderson, Jonathan A. Klinginsmith.
Class Notes cultural productions that bridge generation gaps between youth, elders and the hip hop community. He was honored at the Atlanta Tribune’s second Annual Men of the Year Reception, April 23, 2009. Ed is a writer, educaEdward M. Garnes Jr. ’99 tor, counselor and activist and is founder of From Afros to Shelltoes: Art, Action, and Conversation. (See photo, above.) Megan Greves Klinginsmith is principal of Carmel (Ind.) Elementary School. Christina (Martin) and Cole G. Dunnick ’96 announce the birth of their son, George William Dunnick, Nov. 22, 2008. They live in Chicago. Nichole Nicholson Wilson is director of rehabilitation services for Community Health Network in Indianapolis. Dakota L. Shultz is the co-founder of Agency 360º, which helps businesses and not-for-profit groups market themselves.
Matthew J. Walker, head football and baseball coach at DePauw, was honorary starter at the Indianapolis 500 practice, May 8, 2009. He waved the green flag to open practice and was interviewed over the venue’s video-public address system.
AngieLyn (Hamilton-Lowe) and Daniel Hamilton-Lowe announce the birth of their son, Hadley Hamilton-Lowe, Feb. 24, 2009. AngieLyn’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Daniel’s e-mail address is email@example.com. Blythe E. Janowiak ’00 and Richard Mulligan (University of Chicago) were married Oct. 18, 2008, in Providence, R.I. Blythe received a doctoral degree in biochemistry from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2005. She is a postdoctoral fellow in microbiology and molecular genetics at Harvard Medical School. (See photo, below left.) Jonna L. McGinley and Daniel A. Reilly (Princeton University) were married April 18, 2009, in Indianapolis. Jonna earned a J.D. degree from Indiana University and is an attorney at Swanson, Martin & Bell LLP in Chicago. Dan is a finance manager with Motorola and is pursuing a M.B.A. at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business. They live in Roscoe Village in Chicago. Jonna’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. (See photo, below.)
Blythe E. Janowiak ’00 and Richard Mulligan wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Laura Cluxton Howell ’01 and Lisa Chamberlain Wagner ’00.
Brock J. and Casey (Olsen ’03) Bowsher announce the birth of their daughter, Claire Leigh-Anne Bowsher, Feb. 19, 2009. They live in Indianapolis. Laura (Cordes) and Gregory A. Gvozdas ’98 announce the birth of their son, Hayden Nicholas Gvozdas, March 14, 2009. Hayden joins sister Clara Noelle at their home in Ketchum, Idaho. Their e-mail address is email@example.com. Christine L. Dugan and Jason M. Adams were married Aug. 23, 2008, in Indianapolis. They live in Columbus, Ohio. Chrissy is a pediatrician at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Jason is completing a M.B.A. degree at The Ohio State University.
Chrissy’s e-mail address is chrissydugan@gmail. com. (See photo, top next page.)
Sarah E. Batterton and Les Flemming were married Sept. 20, 2008, in Bloomington, Ind. They live in Salt Lake City. Sarah completed her pediatrics residency at the University of Utah in June 2009. She is a pediatrician in the Rapid Treatment Unit at Primary Children’s Hospital. Les is pursuing a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Utah. Sarah’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. (See photo, center next page.) James T. Hart is an associate at the law firm of Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA. He works in the legal action recovery department of the Cincinnati office. Daniel C. Mack is an associate with Taylor Thompson & Brannon, PLLC, in Lexington, Ky. He earned a J.D. degree from the University of Dayton School of Law. He concentrates his practice in the areas of insurance coverage and defense, bad faith and civil litigation. Michael P. Rossi was the subject of an article in the The Naperville (Ill.) Sun, April 16, 2009, in the Sun’s Teacher Feature. The newspaper asked students in Naperville to nominate their favorite teacher who helped them achieve success in their studies. Michael was nominated by a junior student who said, “he really cares about his students.” Michael is a high school English teacher at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville. Tiffany A. Schiffner was honored as a 2009 Posse Star at the Posse Foundation’s annual gala, May 20, 2009, in New York City. Tiffany received the honor for “contributions to the organization and the world of education.” Tiffany is a psychology resident at Duke University.
Michelle Dingus Wiegman and her husband, Joel, announce the birth of their daughter, Mira
Jonna L. McGinley ’00 and Daniel A. Reilly wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Jennifer A. Campbell ’00 (bridesmaid), Kate K. Donahue ’00 (reader), Kristen A. Magnes ’00 (reader), Courtney McIntire Reeves ’00 (mother of flower girl), Candace “Christi” Frates Garrison ’00, Brian R. Garrison ’00, Amy E. Griffith ’00, Kelly L. Drane ’00, Abbie Pancoast Vollmar ’99, Daniel R. Arnett ’00 and Wesley D. Prieshoff ’00.
Christine L. Dugan ’01 and Jason M. Adams wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Ann Carper Dugan ’61 (mother of the bride), William M. Dugan Jr. ’60 (father of the bride), Nancy L. Nicely ’01, Annette M. Blose ’00, Katy J. Brett ’01, Vivian Caro Cook ’99, Emily Short Babb ’01, Thomas C. Dugan ’82, David W. Kroeger ’82, Michael J. Dugan ’85, Judith Dunipace Holt ’86, Robert W. Dugan ’85, Deborah Dugan Morton ’86, Elizabeth A. Werner ’01, Sara Decker Huffer ’01 (matron of honor), Susan Stephanoff Decker ’75 and Cynthia Dugan Curnow ’88.
Jolie Wiegman, June 15, 2009. Mira joins brother Cohen, 2, at their home in Columbus, Ohio. Michelle is pursuing a degree in American Sign Language Interpreting. Joel is a software developer for Abercrombie & Fitch. Michelle’s e-mail address is email@example.com. Stanislaus P. Jastrzebski was honored by the Indiana Society of Professional Journalists’ Best in Indiana Journalism contest, April 24, 2009. Stan placed first in Best Coverage of Children’s Issues and for Best Radio Use of Sound, and he received second place in Best Coverage of Government. He is a reporter for WFIU radio in Bloomington, Ind. Michael A. Montagano is an associate in the business and corporate finance practice in Baker & Daniels LLP law office in South Bend, Ind. Sarah E. Mordan-McCombs is an assistant professor at Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana. She earned a doctoral degree from the University of Notre Dame. Casey (Olsen) and Brock J. Bowsher ’01 announce the birth of their daughter, Claire Leigh-Anne Bowsher, Feb. 19, 2009. They live in Indianapolis. Michael J. Runge and Kathryn E. Olivier ’05 were married Dec. 27, 2008, in Indianapolis. Mike’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Kate’s e-mail address is kathryn.olivier@gmail. com. (See photo, top next page.) Kathryn A. Thopy and Brad Herrick (Wabash College) were married Sept. 13, 2008, in Shelbyville, Ind. Katie’s e-mail address is kthopy@ gmail.com. (See photo, bottom left.)
Sarah E. Batterton ’02 and Les Flemming wedding party. DePauw alumni attending included Kiley J. McQuinn ’02, Michelle L. Evans ’01, Elizabeth Morgan Burrows ’03, Skye McQuary O’Shaughnessy ’03, Candice Moore Tatum ’03, Laura Farrell Lambert ’02 (bridesmaid), Joshua C. Lambert ’03, Ryan P. Bezy ’03, Jami Snodgrass Bezy ’03, Allison B. Gelvin ’02, Morgan D. Phillips ’02 and Jennifer Greene Roos ’02.
Christopher R. May is executive director of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in New Castle, Ind. Kathryn L. Welter and her father are working to establish a community bank in Valparaiso, Ind. Their efforts were featured in an article in Newsweek in April 2009. Katy will serve as the bank’s executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Brittany A. Bulleit is assistant prosecuting attorney in Houghton County, Mich. She received a law degree from Michigan State University College of Law. Kathryn E. Olivier and Michael J. Runge ’03 were married Dec. 27, 2008, in Indianapolis. Kate’s e-mail address is email@example.com. Mike’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. (See photo, top next page.) Natalie (Shaffer) and Bret M. Govert announce the birth of their son, Evan Jeffrey Govert, March 22, 2009. Dr. Julie Verkamp Clary earned a medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and is a resident in internal medicine at Indiana University. Kathryn A. Thopy ’03 and Brad Herrick wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Katherine Busch Schaffer ’03, Nancy E. Poikonen ’03, Sarah L. Plymate ’06, Molly C. Michalak ’03, Elizabeth Myers Plymate ’76, Laura Sandberg Clark ’75, Emily Collinsworth Wall ’03, Rebecca R. Cetta ’03, Melissa Reyes ’03, Shannon Fimbel Abercrombie ’03, Anne Plymate Field ’03, Michael C. Field ’02, Melanie Tchaou Spillbeller ’03, G. Todd Plymate ’75, Amy MacDoniels Rhodes ’04, Christopher V. Rhodes ’03, Elizabeth T. Kunz ’82, Brian C. Missey ’02, Kathryn A. Shaffer ’03 and Linda Berkey Herrick ’75.
Daniel P. Bretscher is recipient of the USA Triathlon’s 2008 Elite Rookie Athlete of the Year award. Dan won the 24th Terre Haute (Ind.) Triathlon, breaking the course record, May 30, 2009.
Class Notes Catherine E. Calabro won a Zell Post-M.F.A. Writing Fellowship at the University of Michigan. The fellowship provides an opportunity for writers to stay in residence during the academic year following graduation from Michigan’s M.F.A. creative writing program. Catherine will have the opportunity to complete her first manuscript of poems as well as work on one significant initiative to enhance the writing community in Ann Arbor. Miriam C. Grays and Bill Hornbuckle were married April 21, 2008, in Indianapolis. They held a wedding reception in Indianapolis, April 25, 2009. Miriam’s e-mail address is mhornbuckle08@gmail. com. (See photo, top next page.) Daniel M. Lewallen attended the 2009 Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students, June 28-July 3, 2009, in Lindau, Germany. Dan is a third-year doctoral chemistry student at the University of Cincinnati. Amanda C. Royalty is a real estate director for Xscape, a family entertainment center in Indianapolis.
Janelle C. Amberg and Luis F. Davila were married Sept. 27, 2008, in Fort Wayne, Ind. (See photo, next page.)
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Kathryn E. Olivier ’05 and Michael J. Runge ’03 wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Meredith I. Henry ’05 (bridesmaid), Abigail K. Poyser ’05 (bridesmaid), Meghan E. McNulty ’05, Ashley R. Holland ’05, Theresa R. Parish ’05, Jody M. Butts ’05, Dana Hudson Stone ’05, Ian M. Stone ’05, Jaclyn Blackwell McGrew ’05, Sara E. Stoner ’05, Ariane R. Jaskolka ’05, Rachel K. Hehner ’05, Anne Mahoney Jackson ’05, Stephanie Bewley Kress ’05, Daniel J. Kress ’05, Mark J. Farmer ’05, Brian T. Daniels ’04, Ben E. Hancock III ’03 and Lauren Keyes Fahey ’06.
Alumni Reunion Weekend 2009 – Class of 2004 Row 1: Erin S. Hayne, Melinda R. Colbert, Deborah L. McPartlin, Meghan E. Freeman, Kathy Eagan McNamara, Corey L. Brackney, Abigail A. Huffer, McKenna Roberts Goslee, Kelli J. Smith, Amy Baker Hale, R. Brandon Sokol, Natalie E. Yoder, John L. Stanley. Row 2: Elizabeth E. Crouch, Lauren M. Songer, Tristan D. Glover, Megan Casey Glover, Jason E. Becker, Casey L. Brackney, David M. Trogden, Laurel Danner Marley, Daniel B. Matuszewski, Craig P. S. Snyder, Samuel C. Forster, Matthew D. Abbott. Row 3: Michael W. Langellier, Marie Louise Crump Bowers, Carly Szentesy Brandenburg, Alexa J. Trumpy, Sonia S. Olikara, Elizabeth M. Ross, Erica C. Amt, Rebecca D. Miller, Lauren M. Peoples, Mary Kathryn Hancock Starkey, Cody W. Rogowski, Amy MacDoniels Rhodes, Carly R. Sutton. Row 4: Tobias J. Butler, Kelsey A. Milne, Erin E. Camin, Leslie A. Dahlen, Erin L. Dunn, Katharine M. Kruse, Eric A. Wolfe, June W. Javens-Wolfe, Justin J. Tillis, Georgianne Siepka Mastison, Kady Clevenger Becker, Kelly J. Patterson. Row 5: Amy S. Martin, Michael S. Bergerson, Robert C. Frederick, Kevin M. Dale, J. Blake Thomas, Tyson C. N. Becker, David V. Blackburn II, Jonathan C. Tatum, Matthew J. Kleymeyer, Lauren J. Bohlander, Union M. Williams. Row 6: Renee L. Meyrose, Alison F. Vetter, Cory R. Johnson, Jane Schaadt-Johnson, Amanda Lee Baker, Nita Shaw Douglas, Kodie K. Bonebrake, Keli A. Gentry, Kate Western O’Connell, Abby S. Dawkins, Abigail L. Lynn, Aaron L. Drake, Kyle L. Allen. Row 7: Benjamin R. Murray, J. Oak Andrews ’05, Nathan C. Collins, Gregory T. Niemesh, Lindsey J. Holden, Matthew J. Arient, Joseph A. “A.J.” Feeney-Ruiz, Michael A. McIlraith ’03, Charles W. Anness, Arthur D. Fisher Jr.
Class Notes Lauren M. Hoffmann, a second lieutenant in the United States Army, was accepted to the Healthcare Professionals Scholarship Program. After graduation from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Lauren will be a member of the Army Vet Corps. Blair L. McCarthy has accepted a fellowship in intellectual property with Rising Tide, Kft. in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Blair completed a management fellowship in hospital administration with the firm’s sister company, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, in June 2009. Upon completion of her training, Blair will assume a position in intellectual property and quality and risk management with the firm’s new facility in Phoenix. Anne M. Schaufele received a Fulbright United States Student scholarship for 2009-10. She will conduct her research project, titled “From Airport to Barrio: Effective Programming to Reintegrate Repatriated Salvadorans,” in El Salvador. Haley A. Schultheis is a contributing writer for PinkMemo, an online luxury magazine in Dallas, and works in affiliate relations for HDNet and HDNet Movies.
Miriam C. Grays ’06 and Bill Hornbuckle wedding reception. DePauw alumni attending the reception included I. Jay Bennett ’91, Lisa Henderson Bennett ’93, Leslie Williams Smith ’03, Deonna N. Craig ’04, Jessica Daniel Moore ’04, Madeline T. Mitchell ’05, Alysia C. Sargent ’05, Chanelle J. Henderson ’06, Rebecca L. Thompson ’06, Katrina R. Brent ’07, Vanessa N. McKenzie ’07, India L. Chambers ’09, Joy O. Oguntimein ’09, Amber L. Valverde ’09, Crystal K.A. Franklin ’06, Jerrell A. Horton ’09, Aiesha M. Jones ’10, Francillia V. Samuel ’10 and Watchen Nyanue ’05.
Bailey S. Diveley is a member of the National Civilian Community Corps, an AmeriCorps Program. The AmeriCorps Program is a network of national service programs created to improve the environment, enhance education, increase public safety and assist with disaster relief. Bailey completed a month-long training program in October 2008 to prepare her 10 months of community service.
Ashley R. Clark is teaching at the elementary school level for Teach For America in the Nashville, Tenn., area. CoraLyn J. Newman Lowe and OlaJowon Turentine were married May 18, 2009. DePauw alumni attending included Ellen A. Dollarhide ’09, Jessica R. Merriweather ’09, Joy O. Oguntimein ’09, Britani S. Hollis ’09, Jessica L. Howard ’09, Sainabou M. Musa ’09, Cheetara A. Hudson ’09, Ashleigh R. Watson ’09, Katrina A. Kawagoe ’09, Danetha N. Doe ’08, Joan C. Pankratz ’12, Matthew K. Oware (associate professor of sociology at DePauw) and Lindsay B. Stegman (assistant director of the Annual Fund at DePauw). CoraLyn’s e-mail address is email@example.com. Ross A. Robinson received an international graduate study and research grant through the 2009-10 Fulbright United States Student Program competition. Ross will spend the 2009-10 academic year in Germany teaching English to young people and working on a documentary. Jessica V. Strong is recipient of a 2009-10 Fulbright Award. She will spend a year in Germany conducting research. Her research project is “The Effects of Music on Individuals with Dementia and Depression.”
Janelle C. Amberg ’07 and Luis F. Davila ’07 wedding party. DePauw alumni and friends attending the wedding included C. Shea Nickell ’81 (officiant), Brandon T. Money ’07 (best man), Bryan J. Dobrik ’07 (groomsman), Dustin S. Hertel ’07 (groomsman), Jennifer Burress Hibben ’07 (bridesmaid), Molly E. McKelfresh ’08 (bridesmaid), Brittany L. Graves ’07 (bridesmaid), Deborah M. Davila ’05 (bridesmaid), Daniel A. Toleikis ’07 (usher), Daniel Stauffer (usher), Jeffrey J. Dobrik ’07 (usher), Luis R. Davila ’81, Deborah White Davila ’82, Donna White Meyer ’84, Carlos G. Davila ’80, Daniel J. White ’82, Richard J. Bonaccorsi ’85, Desiree Dimond Bonaccorsi ’85, Katherine N. Birge ’08, Ashley E. Alles ’08, Laura C. Link ’08, Jacob E. Federle ’07, Alexandra A. Keihner ’08, Hannah A. Bain ’08, Meredith A. Barnett ’07, Pamela M. Powers ’07, Allison C. Parish ’08, Andrea Jones Peeples ’07, Emmalynn Brown ’07, Erin L. Weaver ’07, Amanda M. Stoermer ’07, Kiersten A. Kamman ’07, Carly M. Hammel ’07, Susan S. Shim ’07, Elizabeth R. Polleys ’07, John “Jack” F. Avery III ’05, Michelle King Hertel ’07, Stephanie L. Beneker ’08 and Aaron B. Dziubinskyj (DePauw associate professor of modern languages and coordinator of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program).
For a schedule of alumni events or information about Old Gold Weekend and Monon Bell parties, go to: www.depauw.edu/alumni
Class Notes Obituaries Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey ’30, April 12, 2009, in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the age of 99. She was an English and Spanish teacher in public schools in New Mexico, Texas and Arizona. She was preceded in death by her husband. Her survivors include a brother, Jonathan P. Lancaster ’38. Antoinette Andrews Sharkey ’31, May 27, 2009, in Fort Bragg, Calif., at the age of 99. She was a secretary and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold A. Sharkey ’31. Margaret Casey Chabot ’32, Feb. 7, 2009, of Gilroy, Calif., at the age of 99. She was a retired social worker. She was preceded in death by her husband; sister, Mabel Casey Christie ’28; and brother, Dahlgren E. Casey ’31. Mary E. Lyons ’32, June 2, 2009, in Attica, Ind., at the age of 100. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. She was a kindergarten teacher for Attica grade school and later taught music and art in the Indiana schools of Brownsburg, Pendleton, Shelbyville and St. Joseph. Dr. James B. Seaman ’32, June 25, 2009, of Alpine, Texas, at the age of 98. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He was a retired surgeon in private practice. He was preceded in death by his wife. Jean Hayden Campbell ’33, March 6, 2009, of Cincinnati, at the age of 97. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland P. Campbell ’33. Her survivors include two sons, Anthony H. Campbell ’64 and David W. Campbell ’68 and sister, Anne Hayden VanRiper ’31. Ellen Rogers Kahlo ’34, April 27, 2009, of Indianapolis, at the age of 95. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She was a homemaker and a community volunteer. She was preceded in death by her husband. Arnold D. Albright ’35, April 10, 2009, in Lexington, Ky., at the age of 96. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He was a Rector Scholar. He was president of Northern Kentucky University from 1976-83. His survivors include his wife. Jean Borchers Pierce ’35, June 22, 2009, of Greencastle, Ind., at the age of 96. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her Obituaries in DePauw Magazine include name of the deceased, class year, fraternity/ sorority/living unit, occupation and DePauwrelated activities and relatives. When reporting deaths, please include as much information as possible. Newspaper obituaries are very helpful. Information should be sent to Alumni Records, DePauw University, Charter House, 300 E. Seminary Street, P.O. Box 37, Greencastle, IN 46135-0037. You may also FAX us the information at 765-658-4172 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Obituaries in DePauw Magazine do not include memorial gifts.
husband, Earl V. Pierce ’35. Her survivors include a son, Ronald K. Pierce ’66. Elizabeth Saltmarsh Harris ’35, May 27, 2009, of Derby Line, Vt., at the age of 96. She was a homemaker and writer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale B. Harris ’35. Oliver F. Siegmund ’35, Nov. 30, 2008, in St. Louis, at the age of 95. He was a member of Men’s Hall Association. He was a Rector Scholar. He retired as director of individual health insurance from General American Life Insurance Company in 1974. He was preceded in death by his wife, M. Katherine Lewis Siegmund ’35. Jane Roemer ’36, May 4, 2009, in Saanen, Switzerland, at the age of 93. She was a movie actress under the name of Jane Randolph. She appeared in Cat People and The Curse of the Cat in 1944. In 1947 she appeared in Railroaded! and T-Men. Her other films included Dive Bomber, Manpower and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. Russell P. Althaus ’37, Aug. 25, 2007, in Cincinnati, at the age of 93. He was a member of Delta Chi and a Rector Scholar. He was for many years the editor and owner of the Bethel Journal in Bethel, Ohio. He is survived by his three daughters, Mary E. Althaus ’69, Fran A. Althaus ’72 and Diane L. Althaus. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel. M. Katherine Farquhar Ford ’37, July 7, 2009, in St. Louis, at the age of 93. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She was a homemaker and a community volunteer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul C. Ford ’37. Elizabeth Smith Parker ’38, April 19, 2009, in Evanston, Ill., at the age of 92. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was a homemaker and community volunteer. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sisters, Marcia Smith Poucher ’34 and Grace E. Smith ’40; and brother-in-law, George E. Poucher ’34. Her survivors include a daughter, Shirley Parker Gunckel ’64. Ruth Thele Voss ’38, Jan. 19, 2009, of Fullerton, Calif., at the age of 92. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Daniel C. Brautigam ’39, Feb. 23, 2007, in Sidney, Ohio, at the age of 89. He was a Rector Scholar. He was a retired school teacher and worked in foundries. He owned and operated a tropical fish store for 13 years. After retirement, he was a columnist and a freelance writer. He was preceded in death by his wife. Dr. William J. Fink ’39, May 24, 2009, in Fayetteville, Ark., at the age of 91. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He was a Rector Scholar. He was a physician and chief of surgical services at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Fayetteville, Ark., from 1953 until retirement in 1979. He was preceded in death by his first wife. His survivors include his second wife. John J. Stimson ’39, March 29, 2009, of Indianapolis, at the age of 91. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He retired as executive vice president for Huntingburg Furniture Company following 30 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife. His survivors include a son, John
J. Stimson Jr. ’68, and daughter-in-law, Nancy Englehart Stimson ’68. Dr. David L. Buckles ’40, March 20, 2009, in Anderson, Ind., at the age of 92. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He was a physician. He was the first pathologist in Anderson, Ind., and established the pathology lab at St. John’s Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife. William F. Hendrickson ’40, May 7, 2009, of LaGrange Park, Ill. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He retired as president of Hendrickson Manufacturing in Lyons, Ill. His survivors include his wife. Georgia Hillis Green ’40, March 31, 2009, of Scottsdale, Ariz., at the age of 90. She was a member of Alpha Phi sorority. She was a professional artist and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Dr. Bruce W. Johnson ’40, Dec. 11, 2007, in Inverness, Fla., at the age of 89. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He was a physician in private practice in Quincy, Ill., from 1954-89. He was preceded in death by his wife. Gilbert C. McCleary ’41, April 2, 2009, of Evansville, Ind., at the age of 89. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He managed the McCleary Coach Lines from 1946-60 and then owned and operated it from 1960-79. From 198088 he was transportation manager for C.A.P.E. and superintendent of operations for Metropolitan Evansville Transport System from 1988-97. His survivors include his wife and daughter, Elizabeth McCleary Davis ’68. Lois Barner Krogh ’42, April 8, 2009, of Kokomo, Ind., at the age of 88. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She was a homemaker, secretary, office manager and human resources assistant. She was preceded in death by her husband. Max H. Forster ’42, June 27, 2009, of Clayton, Calif., at the age of 89. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He was a Rector Scholar. He provided training and development expertise for manufacturing, research and banking corporations, retiring as vice president of training from Wells Fargo Bank. After retirement, he worked with Hibernia Bank and served as director of the International School of Banking at St. Mary’s College. His survivors include his wife. Julia Kinder Atherholt ’42, April 14, 2009, of Pinehurst, N.C., at the age of 88. She taught high school music and band at Noblesville, Ind., and, later, was a stewardess for American Airlines. Her survivors include his husband. Robert A. Grimm ’43, Jan. 12, 2009, of Nashville, Tenn., at the age of 90. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He worked in association management with the National Electrical Contractors Association. His survivors include his wife. Alvin H. Barrows ’44, June 9, 2009, of Cincinnati, at the age of 86, of congestive heart failure. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He worked for U.S. Steel, retiring as a district manager of sales in 1983. He was a member of the DePauw Alumni Board of Directors and served as its president. He was preceded in death by his father, Frederic I. Barrows ’97; mother,
Class Notes Ruth Hull Barrows ’13; sister, Rosalind Barrows Chenoweth ’38; and uncle, C. Hollis Hull ’29. His survivors include his wife and daughter, Amy Barrows Nisonger ’73. Ann Durham Weinrichter ’44, June 22, 2009, in Portola Valley, Calif., at the age of 87. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She was a lifetime member of The Washington C. DePauw Society. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her father, Andrew E. Durham Class of 1901; sisters, Mary Durham McGaughey ’32, Jane Durham Anderson ’35 and Margaret Durham ’36; and brother-in-law, William H. McGaughey ’35. Her survivors include her husband, Ralph M. Weinrichter ’47; brother, James F. Durham ’37; and sister, Aura M. Durham ’46. Dean W. Manley ’44, Sept. 27, 2008, in Traverse City, Mich., at the age of 85. He was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity. He was a retired marketing executive from Ford Motor Company and, later, president of Dean Manley and Associates, Inc., a market consulting business. Watson B. Metcalfe ’44, July 6, 2009, of Venice, Fla., at the age of 86. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He was president of Kircher, Helton and Collett Advertising in Dayton, Ohio. His survivors include his wife and daughter, Deborah Metcalfe Finnegan ’69. Eleanor Sammons Greenberg ’44, May 5, 2009, in Dayton, Ohio, at the age of 86. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She was a buyer for Rikes department store in Dayton, Ohio, and later was a buyer and manager for Woodward and Lothrop department store in Washington, D.C. Her survivors include her husband; brother, Robert C. Sammons ’57; and sister-in-law, Sandra Swisher Sammons ’58. M. Virginia Shore Stout ’44, March 27, 2009, of Rochester, Ind., at the age of 86. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She was a homemaker and professional Girl Scout district adviser, retiring in 1970. She was preceded in death by her husband. Virginia Spikins Seifert ’44, July 29, 2008, in Bettendorf, Iowa. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard M. Seifert ’43. Marion Stiles Vanderham ’44, Feb. 28, 2009, of Holland, Mich., at the age of 86. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. She was an elementary art teacher and homemaker. Her survivors include her husband, Robert C. Vanderham ’45. Maryn Dash Johnson ’45, April 24, 2009, of Arlington Heights, Ill., at the age of 85. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She was a homemaker and former business owner of By Maryn, where she sold dollhouse miniatures. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas P. Johnson Jr. ’45. Clarlynn Figel Young ’45, April 20, 2009, in La Crosse, Wis., at the age of 85. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She was a homemaker. Her survivors include her husband. Loraine Harris McClevey ’45, July 7, 2008,
of River Forest, Ill., at the age of 84. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband and sister, Helen Harris Cola ’48. Mary Neal Pickel ’45, April 10, 2009, of Crawfordsville, Ind., at the age of 85. She was a member of Alpha Phi sorority. She was a retired school teacher. She was preceded in death by her mother, Genevieve Cottrell Neal ’22; sister, Margaret Neal Jewell ’48; and brother, Robert C. Neal ’55. Margaret Walton Heister ’45, April 7, 2009, of Blue Bell, Pa., at the age of 85. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. From 1970-92 she was director of occupational and recreational therapy at St. Francis General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert O. Walton ’50. Patricia Dodd Ashworth ’46, Feb. 7, 2009, of Edina, Minn., at the age of 84. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was a homemaker as well as a part-time market researcher. She was preceded in death by her husband, James E Ashworth ’48. Norma Gill Taylor ’46, May 15, 2009, in Port Clinton, Ohio, at the age of 84. She and her husband owned and operated a hardware store from 1949-68. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Taylor ’46. Barbara Gravenhorst Kobylensky ’46, April 8, 2009, in Spokane, Wash., at the age of 84. She was a homemaker. Her survivors include her husband. Dorothy Larsen Aldworth ’46, Jan. 1, 2009, of San Diego, at the age of 84. She was a member of Alpha Phi sorority. She was a retired script supervisor for television and films. She was preceded in death by her husband. Frank T. LeBart ’46, Feb. 21, 2009, in Orleans, Mass., at the age of 84. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He retired as president of advertising and public relations from John Hancock Insurance Company. His survivors include his wife. Esther Steele Hyde ’46, March 14, 2009, in Indianapolis, at the age of 85. She was a homemaker and community volunteer. She was preceded in death by her brother, Otto S. Steele Jr. ’44. Her survivors include her husband. Harriet Trotter Rothkoff ’46, June 25, 2009, in Indianapolis, at the age of 85. She was a member of Delta Zeta sorority. She was a substitute teacher for more than 30 years and was a homemaker and community volunteer. She was preceded in death by her husband. Loraine McClelland Walker ’47, July 6, 2009, in Wheaton, Ill., at the age of 83. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She was a homemaker and secretary. Her survivors include her husband, W. Bruce Walker ’48. Joan Phillips Harrison ’47, June 5, 2009, in Lakewood, Colo., at the age of 83. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack E. Harrison ’48; mother, Fern Phillips Phillips ’21; sister, Elizabeth Phillips Applegarth ’49; and uncle, J. Stanley Phillips ’12. Jean Young Eyrich ’47, April 15, 2009, of
Cincinnati, at the age of 83. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her mother, Clara Skillen Young ’20, and her husband, Albert H. Eyrich Jr. ’47. Betty J. Williams ’48, April 7, 2009, of Greencastle, at the age of 82. She was a member of Delta Zeta sorority. She worked at DePauw until her retirement. After retirement, she worked for Fidelity Real Estate and Waldron Company. She was preceded in death by her husband. Rose Britt Summers ’49, May 15, 2009, of St. Louis, at the age of 82. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She was a registered clinical dietitian at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin G. Summers ’50. Her survivors include a daughter, Carole Summers Shaw ’79, and granddaughter, Julia P. Shaw ’11. Lois Fassnacht Haber ’49, March 21, 2009, of South Bend, Ind., at the age of 81. She was a member of Alpha Phi sorority. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She was a newspaper writer and later was a caseworker for the Department of Public Welfare of St. Joseph County in South Bend, Ind., and was a homemaker. Her survivors include her husband, Lewis S. Haber ’49. Nancy Lile Wise ’49, May 27, 2009, of Akron, Ohio, at the age of 81. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was an elementary school teacher in Akron Public Schools for more than 30 years and was a reporter for the Akron Beacon Journal and a reporter and writer for Mademoiselle magazine. Nancy Williams Stevens ’49, Dec. 29, 2008, of Corpus Christi, Texas, at the age of 81. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She was a homemaker and community volunteer. She was preceded in death by her husband. Robert W. Bresick ’50, Dec. 18, 2008, in Naples, Fla., at the age of 80. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He was a dentist in LaGrange, Ind., from 1958-89. His survivors include his wife. Donald E. Kipley ’50, March 27, 2009, of Quincy, Ill., at the age of 85. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He worked for Gardner Denver as president of Gardner Denver Industrial Machinery Division for 33 years. Later, he was executive vice president of operations at Cooper Industries, retiring in 1984. He was preceded in death by his first wife. His survivors include his second wife. Joyce Delaney Martin ’51, Aug. 26, 2008, of Alpharetta, Ga., at the age of 79. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her mother, Eve McMahan Delaney ’26; brother, Will J. Delaney Jr. ’49; and husband, Robert C. Martin ’52. Her survivors include a daughter, Catherine Martin Leister ’76. Marcel C. Urban Jr. ’51, June 10, 2009, of Brookhaven, Miss., at the age of 80. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He was vice president of sales for Stahl-Urban Company in Brookhaven, Miss.
Class Notes Bertrand A. Handwork Jr. ’52, March 18, 2009, of South Bend, Ind., at the age of 81. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He was a colonel in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his father, Bertrand A. Handwork ’25, and mother, Ianthe Cole Eichler ’27. His survivors include his wife. James L. Kershaw ’52, May 13, 2009, of Eustis, Fla., at the age of 77. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He was an attorney and practiced law in both Indiana and Florida. He and his wife owned and operated Gal Friday Services, Inc., in Lake County. His survivors include his wife. Jean Knecht Stewart ’52, March 22, 2009, in Tucson. She was a homemaker. Janet Marshall Boeh ’52, March 11, 2009, in Bloomington, Ill., at the age of 79. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was a dance teacher and choreographer. She was co-founder of McLean County Dance Association in Bloomington, Ill., and was founder and director of the Synergy dance group that performed in area churches and schools. Her survivors include her husband and daughter, Sarah M. Boeh ’77. Charles C. Adams ’53, April 14, 2009, in Davidson, N.C., at the age of 78, from esophageal cancer. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He was a Rector Scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa. He retired as senior industry consultant with IBM in Chicago in 1987. His survivors include his wife, Marcia Terwilliger Adams ’53. George B. Blume ’53, Oct. 3, 2008, in Fort Myers, Fla., at the age of 76. He was a member of Men’s Hall Association. He was an attorney and practiced law in Clearwater, Fla., and in North Carolina. Ruth Kuester Ratcliff ’53, March 9, 2009, of Niles, Ill., at the age of 76. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. She was a homemaker. Her survivors include her husband, F. Drake Ratcliff ’53. Jane MacLean Mattson ’53, June 22, 2009, of Greenville, S.C., at the age of 77. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She was a homemaker. Her survivors include her husband and sister, Ann MacLean Massie ’65. Victor A. Kassel ’54, March 30, 2009, of Centennial, Colo., at the age of 76. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He retired from AT&T as general manager. His survivors include his wife, Annichen Bohn Kassel ’54, and son, Victor A. Kassel Jr. ’78. Jack W. Lukemeyer ’54, March 16, 2009, of Worthington, Ohio, at the age of 76. He was a member of Delta Chi fraternity. He was dean of allied health at Indiana University School of Medicine. Later, he was vice chancellor for health affairs for the State of Ohio. His survivors include his wife, Nancy Plasket Lukemeyer ’56. John J. McRitchie ’54, May 24, 2009, of Gainesville, Fla., after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He was a professor of plant pathology and a consultant to garden centers. From 1971-99, he was a plant pathologist for the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Plant Industry in Gainesville. He published numerous research articles in professional journals. His survivors include his wife. Richard A. Rathke ’54, May 6, 2009, in Sun Lakes, Ariz., at the age of 76. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He was a Rector Scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa. He retired as president of Marshalltown Savings Bank in Marshalltown, Iowa, in 1998. His survivors include his wife. James Sykora II ’54, Dec. 8, 2008, in Bonita Springs, Fla., at the age of 76. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He was president of Floralife, Inc., in Hinsdale, Ill., retiring in 2006. His survivors include his wife. Lynne Wonderlin Rehder ’54, April 26, 2009, of Albuquerque, N.M. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She was a medical technologist, homemaker and later was a high school English teacher. B. May Gilbert Edmunds ’56, Feb. 25, 2009, of Kirkwood, Mo., at the age of 74, from cancer. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was a retired science teacher and lab technician as well as a homemaker. Her survivors include her husband, Robert W. Edmunds ’55. Frank F. Hirschman ’58, March 21, 2009, in Indianapolis, at the age of 72. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He was an officer for Inland Paperboard and Packaging for 39 years, retiring in 1999 as president of Inland Foundation. His survivors include his wife, Sue Strickland Hirschman ’59; son, John F. Hirschman ’91; and two brothers, Robert B. Hirschman ’56 and Richard R. Hirschman ’67. Grace Overdeer Zuehlke ’58, April 13, 2009, in Colorado, at the age of 72, from cancer. She was a teacher and librarian for the San Diego city schools, retiring in 1991. She was preceded in death by her father, John H. Overdeer ’28, and her husband. Rev. William K. Gros ’59, March 5, 2009, of Chicago, at the age of 72. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He was a Rector Scholar. He was a retired Episcopal priest. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jean Kramer Gros ’33. Marilyn Manrose Clarkson ’60, March 2, 2009, of North Little Rock, Ark., at the age of 71. She was a member of Delta Gamma sorority. She was a certified public accountant and professor of accounting as well as a homemaker. Her survivors include her husband. Rachel Byrne Kwong ’61, May 11, 2009, of Redwood City, Calif., at the age of 69. She was a homemaker and community volunteer. She was preceded in death by a brother, Louis Byrne ’52. Her survivors include her husband. Donald E. Jesseman Jr. ’61, June 3, 2009, of Sugar Hill, N.H., at the age of 69. He was a member of Delta Chi fraternity. He was a staff claim analyst for Allstate Insurance for 30 years, retiring in 1996. Sally Lewis Frohring ’61, June 4, 2009, of Littleton, Mass., at the age of 69. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She was a stress management consultant and founder of Joyful Living Stress Management. She was preceded in death by her
father, George M. Lewis ’36; mother, Isabelle Turner Lewis ’34; and brother, George W. Lewis ’55. Her survivors include her husband and nephew, John C. Lewis ’88. Jan K. Merder ’61, April 2, 2009, of Tellico Village in Loudon, Tenn., at the age of 70, from cancer. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He retired as general manager from Dana Corporation in 2003, following 38 years of service. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth K. Merder ’35. His survivors include his wife, Joy Buckner Merder ’63. Robert I. Wickersham ’61, Feb. 7, 2009, of Gainesville, Texas, from lung and brain cancer. He was a member of Delta Chi fraternity. He retired in 1999 from Alcatel USA. After retirement, he worked in real estate. He was preceded in death by his mother, Iona Iddings Wickersham ’27. His survivors include his wife and a sister, Janice Wickersham Welty ’58. Dr. Dean L. Cook ’62, May 21, 2009, in Allegan County, Mich., at the age of 68. He was a member of Delta Chi fraternity. He was a Rector Scholar. He was a retired radiologist with X-Ray Consultants in South Bend, Ind. His survivors include his wife, Susan Correll Cook ’64, and daughter, Deana Cook Gonyon ’90. Susan Fortune Zaiser ’64, May 1, 2009, of Naples, Fla., at the age of 66. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She was a journalist in Indianapolis. James C. Henry ’64, Oct. 23, 2008, in Lakewood, Colo., at the age of 66. He was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity. He was an attorney and captain in the United States Air Force. Dewey D. Suster ’64, Aug. 20, 2008, of Chicago, at the age of 66. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He was a self-employed lawyer in Chicago. His survivors include a brother, John E. Suster III ’62; sister-in-law, Susan Dodge Suster ’62; and nephew, Bradley B. Suster ’90. Charles L. Beard Jr. ’65, May 23, 2009, of Belton, Mo., at the age of 65. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He was a Rector Scholar. He was an adjunct professor of voice at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. His survivors include his wife. Rev. William R. McSwegin ’68, April 18, 2009, in Dallas, at the age of 62, from mesothelioma. He was a Presbyterian minister, having served churches in North Carolina and West Virginia. His survivors include his wife. James Jackson ’69, May 16, 2009, in Phoenix, at the age of 63. He was vice president at Unity State Bank in Dayton, Ohio, and, later, was an assistant branch manager at Lloyds Bank of California. John D. Sacramento ’69, March 15, 2009, of Henderson, Nev., at the age of 61. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He was a physical education instructor and coach for Waukegan (Ill.) West High School, and later was co-owner of Club 18. After relocating to Henderson, Nev., he and his wife were owners of Windmill and Pecos Dairy Queen. His survivors include his wife. M. Pamela Motter Greenway ’72, March 28, 2009, of Warner Robins, Ga., at the age of
Class Notes 59. She was an attorney in Warner Robins, Ga., for 34 years. Her survivors include her husband. R. Michael Craven ’74, April 28, 2009, of Crofton, Md., at the age of 58, from myelofibrosis. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He was a furniture sales representative for Fairfield Chair Company in Maryland and Virginia. Timothy J. Rosberg ’74, Aug. 20, 2008, of St. Clair Shores, Mich., at the age of 56, from lung cancer. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He was a marketing manager. His survivors include his wife, Sally Slater Rosberg ’73. Edwin B. Wainscott ’75, March 28, 2009, in Phoenix, at the age of 55, from cancer. He was a member of Delta Chi fraternity. He was a Rector Scholar. He was a partner in the law firm of Quarles & Brady in Phoenix. His survivors include his wife. Nancy Lanigan Porter ’78, May 7, 2009, in La Porte, Ind., at the age of 56, from cancer. She was a science and chemistry junior high school teacher in Brownsburg, Ind. She was owner of Celebrations to Go and creator of Nanny Jams Inc., and later was office manager for her husband’s dentist office. Her survivors include her husband. William N. Orn Jr. ’81, July 8, 2009, in Dallas, at the age of 50. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He had a career in sales and entrepreneurial ventures. His survivors include a sister, Nancy Orn Grobengieser ’89. Randall B. Bernier ’87, March 6, 2009, of Cary, Ill., at the age of 43, of cancer. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He was a senior project manager for OfficeMax Corporate Headquarters. His survivors include his wife. Shelby L. Evans ’11, June 7, 2009, of Carmel, Ind., at the age of 21. She had just completed her sophomore year at DePauw. She was an economics major, Management Fellow, member of Pi Beta Phi sorority and mentor to first-year students.
Howard B. Burkett ’38, June 15, 2009, in Greencastle, Ind., at the age of 93. He was a member of Men’s Hall Association. He was a Rector Scholar. He retired as professor emeritus of chem-
istry from DePauw after teaching from 1945-86. He spent two sabbaticals at the University of Washington,; a year at the National Institutes of Health, and a year with the customer service laboratory at the Toshiba CorporaHoward B. Burkett ’38 tion in Japan. His work was published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Journal of Organic Chemistry and Journal of the Chemical Society of London. He received many honors during his teaching career, including Gridiron Best Teacher Award in 1966 and Outstanding Educator of America in 1975. When he retired, DePauw established the Burkett Lecture Series to honor his contributions to the University. His survivors include his wife and a daughter, Nancee Burkett Dickson ’60.
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Walter A. Boynton, March 21, 2009, of Glenview, Ill., at the age of 89. He was a lifetime member of The Washington C. DePauw Society. He was executive vice president of I.S. Berlin Press, a major Chicago printing company. Later, he founded his own printing brokerage firm of Boynton & Associates in 1978, which remained in business until 2007. His survivors include his wife, Virginia Burns Boynton ’40; and two daughters, Patricia Boynton Frey ’65 and Barbara Boynton Connor ’71. John W. Fisher, June 28, 2009, of Muncie, Ind., after an extended battle with leukemia, at the age of 93. He was a trustee at DePauw from 19662009. He was former president and chairman of Ball Corporation in Muncie. He was chairman of Ball Brothers Foundation at the time of his death. The Ball Memorial Hospital’s heart center was named in his honor, January 2009. He and his wife established the Fisher Faculty Development Fund
at DePauw in 1981, and the fund has provided DePauw faculty numerous opportunities for professional growth over the years. He was a lifetime partner of The Washington C. DePauw Society. He received an honorary degree, Doctor of Civil Law, from DePauw in 1981 as well as honorary degrees from Ball State University and Butler University. His survivors include his wife; sons, Jeffrey E. Fisher ’68 and James A. Fisher ’68; grandson, M. Justin Fisher Jr. ’91; and nephew, Frederick C. Ball ’68. John H. Owen Jr., Aug. 7, 2009, of Chicago, at the age of 76. He had a long career as a financial adviser at Bacon, Whipple & Company and William Blair & Co. Although a graduate of Michigan State University, he had many DePauw friends. His survivors include his wife, Lois Smisek Owen ’56, and son, Kenneth A. Owen ’82. Roberta Perry, April 6, 2009, in Tucson, at the age of 72. She retired as secretary and support staff member for the International Studies and Chemistry Department at DePauw. Her survivors include her husband. Floyd H. Peterson Jr., April 7, 2009, in Moscow, Idaho, at the age of 80. He spent his career in higher education and was a teacher and administrator at DePauw. He was director of the school of music at the University of Idaho from 1969 until his retirement in 1988. His survivors include his wife. Marvin Whitmore, April 17, 2009, in Catonsville, Md., at the age of 90. He was a member of the DePauw Board of Trustees from 1987-90. He retired as assistant general manager of Bethlehem Steel in Burns Harbor, Ind., following 41 years of service. His survivors include his wife. Correction Guy S. Proctor ’55, Dec. 13, 2008, at the age of 75. His place of death was incorrect in the Spring 2009 issue. He died in Portland, Ore. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He was a vice president in corporate insurance with Johnson & Higgins. He was an Air Force captain and flew helicopter support for the X-15 Project at Edwards Air Force Base. His survivors include his wife.
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Robert R. and Sally (Henning ’79) Carpenter ’78 are enjoying an active early retirement, thanks to success in business and their DePauw educations. Bob, who majored in political science and history and was a member of Delta Chi, became interested in international affairs after participating in overseas programs in Vienna and Budapest while a student at DePauw. After receiving a M.A. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and M.B.A. degree from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University, he worked for 25 years for information technology services companies doing business all over the world. He retired as CEO of IHS (Information Handling Services). “My DePauw education studying the politics, culture Robert R. and and history of countries left me exceptionally well prepared when we did business in those Sally (Henning ’79) places,” said Bob, who lives in Winnetka, Ill. “Many of our foreign business affiliates were Carpenter ’78 surprised I knew about the history and politics of their countries. It was a significant boost to my business career.” Sally, who also traveled to Vienna as a student, loved every aspect of DePauw’s liberal arts environment. An elementary education major and member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, she made friends at DePauw who are still good friends 30 years later. Sally taught for 13 years, with a break in the middle to raise their daughter, Kristen, and son, William, who is now a sophomore at DePauw. The Carpenters, who met in an oceanography class at DePauw, have been married almost 27 years. They are active helping nonprofits with strategic planning, distance learning and community service. For example, Bob serves on the President’s Council of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, although he joked “they haven’t identified a character for me yet. I’m too stout to be Jefferson.” In the spirit of giving back, Bob and Sally have included in their will a bequest to benefit the Rector Scholars Program. “I received support from both the Rector Scholar and William Wallace Carson History programs, and we felt a need to support DePauw for future generaA bequest in your will is perhaps the easiest way tions,” Bob said. “It’s an acknowlegement of the wonderful academic to ensure DePauw’s quality academic programs and social experience we had at DePauw, as well as our belief in the and talented faculty members are available and importance and role of small universities in educating tomorrow’s accessible to future generations of students. For leaders.” sample bequest language or information about The Carpenters encourage other alumni to consider making a gift other planned gifts, please visit our Web site at to DePauw. http://depauw.plannedgifts.org/index.php. You “We stood on the shoulders of people who had come before us,” may also contact Melanie J. Norton, director of Bob said. “Mr. (Edward) Rector and Mr. (Washington C.) DePauw gift planning, at 765-658-4216 or 800-446were incredibly generous and yet never saw the full fruits of their 5298, or send her an e-mail at melanienorton@ giving. We have a moral obligation to build on their investment and depauw.edu. continue that support for generations to come.”
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