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Alumni Achievements

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 [...]

William McNagny ’44

William McNagny ’44 was recently named a Legendary Lawyer by the Indiana Bar Foundation. The award recognizes lawyers who have practiced for more than 50 years and whose work has shown the highest commitment to professionalism and the legal profession. During his long career, he became known as one of the premier litigators and courtroom [...]

Mayer Davidson ’57

Mayer Davidson ’57 recently received the Jefferson Award for Community Service, sponsored by the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award Organization, in recognition of his work at the Venice Family Clinic in Los Angeles, Calif. Started in 1970 as a part-time night clinic by Davidson and a colleague, it has since grown into the largest free medical [...]

Terry Armstrong Thompson ’57

Terry Armstrong Thompson ’57 was honored with an Outstanding Woman Award by the Somerset County [N.J.] Commission on the Status of Women. The annual award recognizes the contributions of women living in the county as part of the celebration of Women’s History Month in March. Thompson received the award in the “Hometown Hero” category for [...]

Richard Wolfson ’69

Richard Wolfson ’69 was recently named an American Physical Society (APS) Fellow. Wolfson is the Benjamin Wissler Professor of Physics at Middlebury College. The APS Forum on Physics and Society nominated him for his work in educating the general public and undergraduate students on energy, environmental issues, and physics; for contributing to Vermont’s carbon neutrality [...]

Robert George ’77

Robert George ’77 recently received the Honorific Medal for the Defense of Human Rights of the Republic of Poland, which recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of human rights. The McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, George lectures on constitutional interpretation, civil liberties, and philosophy of law. He was chosen to receive this award [...]