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Alumni Achievements

Herbert ’49 and Joy Sundgaard Kaiser ’51

Herbert ’49 and Joy Sundgaard Kaiser ’51 recently received the Award of the Order of the Companions of O.R. Tambo: Silver, the highest award given by the country of South Africa to foreign nationals. President Jacob Zuma recognized the couple “for their excellent contribution to creating opportunities for medical education for black South Africans.” The [...]

Helen Smits ’58

Helen Smits ’58 was inducted into the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame last October. A retired physician, Smits has dedicated her life to public health and healthcare management. In recent years, she taught in a new public health master’s program at Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique and worked with the Clinton Foundation to develop an [...]

Bennett Lorber ’64

Bennett Lorber ’64 was recently named the 60th president of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia—the oldest medical organization in the United States. The Durant Chair in Medicine and also a professor of microbiology and immunology in the Temple University School of Medicine, he is recognized internationally as a leading authority on anaerobic infections and [...]

Jean Lyon Preer ’66

Jean Lyon Preer ’66
recently received the 2009 Greenwood Publishing Group award for Best Book in Library Literature. The American Library Association [ALA] selected her book Library Ethics for the award, which included a $5,000 prize. The awards committee praised Preer’s comprehensive approach to an issue that pervades every aspect of modern library life, her exhaustive [...]

M. Kelly Tillery ’76

M. Kelly Tillery ’76 was recently voted one of the “Top 100 Lawyers in Philadelphia” by his peers. Tillery is a partner in the Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups of Pepper Hamilton LLP. He is a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. He is a national authority [...]

Michael Kuehlwein ’80

Michael Kuehlwein ’80 has received the 2010 Wig Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching, which recognizes exceptional teaching, concern for students, and service to Pomona College and the community. Kuehlwein is the George E. and Nancy O. Moss Professor of Economics and teaches Macroeconomic Theory, Principles of Macroeconomics, and Advanced Macroeconomics Analysis. This is [...]

Roberta Roach Shapiro ’92

Roberta Roach Shapiro ’92 recently received the Delaware County Excellence in Teaching Award from the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Foundation, which recognizes outstanding and dedicated teachers in Delaware County, Pa. A 10th-grade social studies teacher at Strath Haven High School since 1993, Shapiro was nominated for the award by a parent, who writes: “She [...]

Samuel Prouty ’00

Samuel Prouty ’00 is the recipient of the 2010 Berkshire Taconic Foundation James C. Kapteyn Prize, which recognizes excellence in teaching that impacts the lives of students far beyond formal teaching duties. Prouty, an English teacher and dormitory head at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn., began his career in education 10 years ago and [...]