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Alumni Achievements

Jeannette Defrance Streit Rohatyn ’46

Jeannette Defrance Streit Rohatyn ’46 died on April 8. Rohatyn was a former Board Manager from 1977 to1980. She was known for opening her home for alumni activities on many occasions. Born in France, Rohatyn was the daughter of a French mother and American father. She completed her education in the United States, and by [...]

Thomas Kershaw ’60

Thomas Kershaw ’60 was chosen to represent the commonwealth of Massachusetts as a civilian aide to the secretary of the Army (CASA). Civilian aides are a vital part of the Army—promoting good relations between the public and the Army. Many are business or civic leaders in their area who help to advise the secretary of [...]

Virginia Boggs Gunn ’42

Virginia Boggs Gunn ’42 was honored in June 2011 with the Anne Estes Strawbridge award. This award is given by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania to individuals who have demonstrated energy and commitment to the ideals and principles of the league. League of Women Voters of Chester County member Pat Horrocks said: “[Virginia’s] [...]

Kathy Stevens ’89

Kathy Stevens ’89, of Silver Spring, Md., was appointed in May as executive director of the Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (MCAEL), a nonprofit organization that supports literacy to promote healthy communities. Based in Rockville, Md. and incorporated in 2006 with the support of county leaders, MCAEL works with 60 literacy-service providers that offer [...]

Robert George ’77

Robert George ’77 was appointed in March to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. He is the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence as well as director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton. With 40 of his students on hand, including one who held the Hebrew Bible for the [...]

Howard Turner ’33, H ’77

Howard Turner ’33, H ’77, who served on the College’s Board of Managers in 1946, 1954–1964, and 1968–1972, died on April 25. He was the College’s oldest living alumnus, who had served as class agent, reunion gift chair, and Alumni Council member.
A chemistry major, Turner graduated Phi Beta Kappa and was elected to Sigma Xi, [...]

Dana Nance Mackenzie ’79

Dana Nance Mackenzie ’79, a freelance writer for 15 years, recently received the Communications Award from the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics, which recognizes math journalism. The citation noted Mackenzie’s articles about mathematics for publications such as Science and New Scientist as well as his authorship of three volumes of What’s Happening in the Mathematical [...]

Kenneth Kim ’01

Kenneth Kim ’01, a fellow and clinical instructor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Gynecologic Oncology, received one of the first-ever community leadership awards from the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) this past March. After completing a fellowship in oncology this summer, Kim will head to the University of North Carolina to [...]

Michael Fields ’69

Michael Fields ’69 received the 2012 Ida B. Wells award from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). As news director for WABE 90.1 FM, Fields has focused on diverse and underserved populations to more accurately reflect the communities that public broadcasting serves in Atlanta. Fields focuses on coverage of such issues as Georgia’s immigration [...]

Charles “C.J.” Riley ’01

Charles “C.J.” Riley ’01 received the 2012 American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) ExCEED New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award from the Oregon Institute of Technology. Riley, an assistant professor, was selected from the large pool of highly qualified candidates. Sean St. Clair, chair of the department of civil engineering, said, “Dr. Riley loves civil [...]