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Alumni Achievements

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 [...]

David Swanger ’62

David Swanger ’62was recently selected as poet laureate of Santa Cruz County in central California. The honor is meant to allow an accomplished individual to share and promote poetry in the Santa Cruz County area. Swanger, a retired UC–Santa Cruz literature and philosophy professor, is no newcomer to poetry awards. The National Endowment for the [...]

Patricia Kenschaft ’61

Patricia Kenschaft ’61 was one of three resident environmentalists honored in October by Green Harmony Now and Mayor Jerry Fried by the dedication of a small park in Montclair, N.J. Kenschaft was recognized for her dedication to growing a garden free of chemicals and fertilizers and maintaining it without the use of power equipment. Her [...]

Robert Mueller ’68

Robert Mueller ’68, chief financial officer of the Delaware Valley Friends School—a Quaker college preparatory school for students with learning disabilities or differences in Paoli, Pa.—was honored last year with the first Philadelphia Area Independent School Business Officers Association (PAISBOA) Visionary Award. He received the award in recognition of his passionate leadership of the organization [...]

James Matheson ’92

James Matheson ’92, a composer currently serving as director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Composer Fellowship Program, won the Charles Ives Living Award, sponsored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, in December. According to an Academy news release, the purpose of the Ives Award, which provides a $200,000 grant over a two-year period, [...]

Charnelle Hicks ’88

Charnelle Hicks ’88 was recently appointed chairwoman of the Board of Directors for the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. The group’s focus is to improve the health of the Delaware Estuary, an ecosystem that spans Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. Hicks joined the group in 2006 and became its vice chairwoman just three years later. [...]