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Alumni Journal 

July-August 1977 

Miss Hahne Retires 

When they learned that Virginia 
Hahne, associate professor of theater, 
would be retiring at the end of spring 
quarter, a group of her former stu- 
dents decided to mark the event in a 
very special way. 

In mid-May the alumni sent her a 
round-trip airline ticket to New York 
for a weekend "planned like a pro- 
duction," she said. 

"The whole time was a party, in- 
cluding champagne and the biggest 
orchid I'd ever seen — a brilliant, beau- 
tiful New York City weekend." 

On the planning committee were 
Gary Botts '75, Larry Carr, Michelle 
Frankenberg '72, Ruth Anne McGin- 
nis Alsop, Sharon Swink Fazel MFA 
'73, Chris Fazel MFA '74, Jeffrey 
Thompson '74, Michael John Mc- 
Gann '73, Susan Sherman '75 and 
Karen Magid '72. 

The agenda included dinners, 
luncheons, and a party that brought 
forth more than 60 OU theater grad- 
uates as well as former President John 
C. Baker and his wife Elizabeth. 

During the party Miss Hahne was 
presented with a medallion inscribed 
"To Miss Hahne - Hello - Away - 
Until - Unearth, May 14, 1977." She 
explained that the gift commemorates 
the struggle that took place for more 
than 30 years in her classrooms as 

budding actors worked to attain per- 
fect voice placement of the four terms 

She noted that a number of OU 
theater graduates are "doing extreme- 
ly well in New York. They under- 
stand that only a handful will spend 
their lives in theater and that most 
will not make it. 

"All of them I saw, however, have 
healthy attitudes and are busy pur- 
suing careers on the stage, on TV, 
with the soaps, in commercials, in 
modeling, in playwrighting." 

She added that "working with them 
so closely they become your kids, and 
now they pop up everywhere. There's 
a whole group on the West Coast that 
I expect to run into when I go to 
live there eventually. Right now, 
though, I plan to stay in Athens, with 
time out for a few trips." 

Miss Hahne came to Athens in 1946 
after earning her master's degree in 
speech at Northwestern, and over the 
years she has directed some 48 OU 
theater productions. 

Her contributions to the University 
were noted in the action of the board 
of trustees granting her emerita status 
and in the School of Interpersonal 
Communication's selection of her this 
spring for its highest honor, the Eliza- 
beth Andersch Speech Award. 

On the Cover 

Three happy graduates illustrate the 1977 
fashion in cap and gown decoration. A 
School of Dance senior proudly wears the 
ballet shoes that symbolize her art. As for 
the other two, perhaps they were among 
the many who wanted Mom and Dad (or 
whoever helped pay or pave the way to 
Commencement) to be able to pick them 
out of the hundreds seated on the Convo's 
main floor. 

Commencement photos by Dave Levings- 
ton 75. 

In This Issue 

On page 6 there's a look at the Columbus 
preview of Joseph Levine's A Bridge Too 
Far. The event brought representatives of 
the film and journalism worlds together 
with University officials, alumni and friends. 
Much of the color surrounding the oc- 
casion was the work of Brigadier General 
James Abraham '43 of the Ohio Adju- 
tant General's Office, who arranged Ohio 
National Guard participation. 

A story on page 5 reveals how the Uni- 
versity honors a man who served it well 
for more than 30 years, and another on 
page 7 views some OU students who do 
their studying far from the Athens or re- 
gional campuses. 

July-August 1977 Vol. 8, No. 6 

NAL is published by the Ohio University 
Development/Alumni Office, Jack G. Ellis, 
'57, Director of Development; Keith 
Welsh, '60, Director of Alumni Relations. 
Produced by the Office of Public Infor- 
mation. Sent six times a year to alumni 
contributing $10 or more annually, to 
members of the Trustees Academy, and 
to graduates for one year following grad- 
uation. Two four-page issues — January- 
February and September-October — sent 
to all non-donor alumni. BOARD OF 
DIRECTORS of the Ohio University Alum- 
ni Association: Arthur E. Aspengren, '55, 
MA'56, President: John M. Jones, '49, 
Vice President: James T. Shipman, '51: 
Secretary; Wilfred R. Konneker, '43, Ex- 
offlcio: Keith Welsh, '60, Director of 
Alumni Relations; Robert P. Axline. Jr., 
'57: James E. Betts, '54; Deborah Phillips 
Bower, '73: Richard H. Brown, 65; Don- 
ald M. Compton. '44; B. T. Grover, Jr., 
'50; Leona Hughes Hughes '30; M. F. 
Line, Jr., '62; Thomas M. McKee, '73; 
Jan Bailey Pae '60: Sanford Slavln, '47; 
L Dale Springer, '49; William Stelnhardt, 
'50; Arthur W. Steller, '69, MA '70, PhD 
'73; Lawrence R. Tavcar, '58. 

July-August 1977 

Ohio University Update 

Dr. William F. Dorrill has come to 
Ohio University this summer from the 
University of Pittsburgh to assume the 
position of dean of the College of Arts 
and Sciences. 

At Pittsburgh, the new dean was 
director of the Asian Studies Program 
and the East Asian Language and 
Area Center. He was also chairman of 
the Department of East Asian Lan- 
guages and Literature and taught on 
the political science faculty. 

Dorrill, 45, went to Pittsburgh from 
an administrative post with the Re- 
search Analysis Corp. in McLean, Va. 
He began his career as a China ana- 
lyst with the Central Intelligence 
Agency in 1961 and from 1963-1967 
was with the RAND Corp. in Santa 
Monica, Calif. 

He holds a Ph.D. from Hai'vard 
University where his concentration 
was the politics of modern China. 

Dorothy Johns was elected chair- 
man of the Board of Trustees for the 
coming year at the June 25 meeting. 
J. Grant Keys will serve as vice chair- 
man, and Robert Mahn will continue 
as secretary. 

Also at its June meeting, the board 
changed Dr. Carol Harter's title from 
dean of students to vice president and 
dean of students. 

In other action the board approved 
a comprehensive charge of $3,200 per 
year for a new two-year master's de- 
gree program in business administra- 
tion designed for executives. The 
program on the Lancaster campus 
offers a weekend curriculum. 

Despite increased University efforts 
to prevent a spring quarter disturb- 
ance, a crowd of students congregated 
in downtown streets the weekend be- 
fore finals to celebrate the end of 
the year. 

On Friday night a crowd gathered 
on Court Street but there were no 
arrests. Saturday night, however, the 

crowd grew, police ordered the streets 
cleared and a handful of arrests were 

At a special July meeting, the Board 
of Trustees voted to raise the instruc- 
tional fee $15 and the general fee $15 
per quarter. These increases are in 
addition to the $10 surcharge imposed 
last January which will be maintained. 

The fee increase is similar to those 
being considered or already adopted 
at other state universities in Ohio, 
partly as a result of cuts in the higher 
education budget by the state legisla- 
ture. The governor had proposed a 
budget for higher education of $1.3 
billion, but this amount was cut by 
the General Assembly. 

The increases in fees became nec- 
essary to maintain current operating 
levels. Ohio University's budget for 
1977-78 permits no new expenses ex- 
cept for compensation increases and a 
fund of $88,000 for library acquisition 
and the Women's Intercollegiate Ath- 
letics Program. 

Salary increases for faculty and staff 
will amount to an average five per 
cent increase in compensation and 
another one per cent in retirement in- 
creases. A step increase for civil service 
employees, determined by the state 
legislature, is provided for in the 

With the increase in fees, the total 
cost for a year is now $990. The 
trustees also approved a $25 a quarter 
increase in the out-of-state surcharge. 

Upon request of the Ohio Board of 
Regents, the trustees have adopted a 
new rate structure for the College of 
Osteopathic Medicine. All seven med- 
ical colleges in the state were asked 
to charge $665. The rationale, origi- 
nally expressed by the Ohio legisla- 
ture, was that medical students must 
share to a greater extent the high costs 
of their education. The legislature also 
wanted the rate schedules to be uni- 
form at all schools. 

Before the rate change, the OU 
medical school charged $455 per quar- 
ter with a $400 quarterly surcharge 
for out-of-state students, now to be 

Recent Grants to Faculty: 

Lee Soltow, Distinguished Professor 
of Economics, a $92,900 two-year 
grant from the National Science 
Foundation to examine the distribu- 
tion of wealth in America primarily 
during the formative years of the na- 
tion. . . . Roger W. Rollins, associate 
professor of physics, a $15,225 grant 
from the Air Force Office of Scien- 
tific Research to continue a study 
of materials called super conductors 
which lose their electrical resistance 
at extremely low temperatures. . . . 
Nancy Bain, associate professor of 
geography, $9,000 from the City of 
Athens for support of a research 
project on land use planning. . . . 
Ronald Cappelletti, associate professor 
of physics, $7,500 from the Union 
Carbide Corp., Nuclear Division, for 
research on superconductivity. . . . 
Thomas Wagner, associate professor 
of chemistry, $32,475 from the Na- 
tional Institute of Child Health and 
Human Development for continued 
funding of a project studying mature 
sperm chromosomes. . . . Jacobo Rap- 
aport, professor of physics, $2,738 
from the Monsanto Research Corp. 
to support research on analysis of 
gamma-ray spectra from radioactive 
materials. . . . Richard D. Koshel, 
professor of physics, $17,500 from the 
National Science Foundation to sup- 
port research on reactions with three 
body final states and studies in direct 
reaction theory. . . . Jacobo Rapaport 
and Roger Finley, professors of phys- 
ics, $72,000 from the National Science 
Foundation to study isopin effects in 
neutron scattering and neutron in- 
duced charged particle reactions. . . . 
James Gilfert, professor of electrical 
engineering, $24,056 from the Ohio 
Department of Transpjortation for re- 
search to develop a traffic survey in- 

July-August 1977 

At A Glance 

Outstanding People 

Three members of the Universi- 
ty's administrative staff received 1977 
Outstanding Administrator Awards 
for their contributions to OU. The 
honor carries with it a $750 grant to 
be used in pursuit of professional in- 

Those selected were Alice Kem- 
merle, assistant to the dean of the 
College of Arts and Sciences; Dr. E. 
Dale Mattmiller, coordinator of Uni- 
fied Health Services; and John O'- 
Neal, registrar and coordinator of stu- 
dent services and director of student 
financial aids and scholarships. 

Health Help 

A Health Learning Resource Cen- 
ter (HLRC) has been established in 
Alden Library under a grant from 
the Corporation for Health Education 
in Appalachia Ohio. 

OU"s HLRC is one of seven being 
established by the corporation to serve 
Ohio's 28-county Appalachian region. 
It will give College of Osteopathic 
Medicine students and area health 
practitioners and continuing educa- 
tion instructors access to a large pool 
of audio-visual programs in health- 
related fields. 

Faculty Award 

Dr. Alan R. Booth, chairman of the 
University's History Department, was 
named recipient of the fifth annual 
Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award. 

Selection was made by a Graduate 
Student Council committee from 
nominees submitted by graduate stu- 

Booth was nominated by students 
in the African Studies Program and 
was selected on the basis of highly 
favorable teaching evaluations and ex- 
tensive scholarly activity. He is the 
author of the recently published The 
United States Experience in South 
Africa, 1784-1870. 

Funding Renewed 

The University's Southeast Asian 
Studies Program has received a $110,- 
000 renewal grant from the U.S. 
Office of Education for the 1977-78 
academic year. 

The renewal continues funding for 
a fifth straight year and will support 
the Southeast Asian Studies general 
program and an Outreach program 
for area schools and colleges. 

Woman's Place 

"Woman's Place — Pride and Prej- 
udice," a conference scheduled for 
late August on campus, will bring to- 
gether public figures, university schol- 
ars and citizens of Ohio. The four- 
day conference will consist of a series 
of forums dealing with woman's place 
as seen from the perspective of litera- 
ture and the arts. 

The event is funded in part by a 
$9,245 grant from the Ohio Program 
in the Humanities, the state-based 
agency of the National Endowment 
for the Humanities. 

Phi Beta Kappa 

Forty-two University students were 
initiated into Phi Beta Kappa, the 
liberal arts honorary, in early June. 

Membership in the 200-year-old soci- 
ety is restricted to students who meet 
a number of requirements, among 
them a grade point average of 3.6 for 
seniors and 3.7 for juniors. 

Dr. Alonzo L. Hamby, OU profes- 
sor of history, was awarded honorary 
membership in recognition of his 
scholarly accomplishments. His book 
Beyond the New Deal: Harry S. Tru- 
man and American Idealism received 
the Truman Library Institute's David 
D. Lloyd Prize as the best book of 
the year on the Truman period. 

Inmates Graduate 

Four inmates of the Southern Cor- 
rectional Facility at Lucasville re- 
cei\ed associate of arts degrees from 

the University in June. The two-year 
degrees were earned through the In- 
dependent Study College Program. 

.411 four men plan to continue their 
studies and gain bachelor's degrees. 
Three are majoring in English lit- 
erature or creative writing, and the 
fourth is working toward a degree in 

The inmates study on their own, 
with tutors and supervisors going to 
the facility for bi-weekly seminars and 
faculty members going along to lec- 
ture from time to time. 

Credit for Life 

The Ohio Board of Regents has 
awarded the University a $45,100 
grant to study the possibility of estab- 
lishing a cooperative program for the 
academic advising of adults and the 
assessment of their prior educational 

Under the grant, OU will form a 
consortium with five other institu- 
tions : Hocking Technical College, 
Michael Owens Technical College, 
Wright State University, Capital Uni- 
versity and Baldwin Wallace College. 

A long-range aim of the program 
is to make higher education more 
easily accessible to adults who' wish to 
continue their education on a part- 
time basis. 

Wallace and Thomas 

The College of Communication's 
highest honor, the Carr Van Anda 
award, this year was given to CBS 
newsman Mike Wallace and UPI 
White House bureau chief Helen 

Wallace was on campus in May to 
speak during the college's annual 
Communication Week, and Thomas 
was a featured guest at the Women 
in Communications, Inc., Region 2 
meeting held at OU. 

The award is named for the famed 
managing editor of the New York 
Times who attended OU from 1880- 

July-August 1977 

Fred Johnson Honored 

Fred Johnson, President Charles Ping and jonncr president ]\rnon Alden. 

The night of June 25 was set aside 
to honor Fred Johnson for his 30 
years as a University trustee, eight of 
them as chairman of the board. 

During the evening, Johnson be- 
came the sixth man to receive the 
Founders Citation, the University's 
highest honor, with President Ping 
making the presentation. 

The citation noted the long years of 
service he had given OU, service 
"marked with resolute leadership, 
challenge and inspiration." 

Johnson received other honors dur- 
ing the evening, including a unique 
"Trustee Emeritus" award presented 
by current board chairman Dorothy 
Johns. State Senator Oakley Collins 
'35 and Representative Claire Ball Jr. 
'63 were also on hand with a unani- 
mous resolution from the Ohio Legis- 
lature commending Johnson for "an 
outstanding job for Ohio University" 
and "fine work . . . for the state of 

Former OU President Vernon R. 
Alden was a featured speaker. In his 
review of his years of working with 
Johnson, he stated that "much of the 
credit for the change and growth and 
increased prestige of Ohio University 
belongs to Fred." 

Responding to the honors, Johnson 
reviewed his association with the Uni- 
versity, a relationship which began in 

1914 when, as a high school junior 
from Nelsonville, he attended a sum- 
mer session on campus. 

He spoke of his own undergraduate 
years — years interrupted by World 
War I — and of early friendships 
"that have lasted to this day." His 
memories of OU presidents begin with 
Alston Ellis's asking him to put out a 
cigarette and continue through his 
days as a trustee working with five 

He also recalled spots uptown that 
have disappeared, places like Henri- 
etta's fruitstand, the Athenian Res- 
taurant, and Lash's drug store. 

Johnson was senior class president 
in 1922 and married a 1925 graduate. 
the late Elizabeth Zeller Johnson. 

Earlier awards given him by OU 
for his contributions include an Alum- 
ni Association Certificate of Merit, an 
honorary doctoral degree and the title 
"Mr. Ohio University." 

Johnson has also served on the 
board of the Ohio University Fund, 
Inc., and as chairman of the 1954 
Alumni Sesquicentennial Scholarship 
Fund Campaign that netted $400,000. 

Planning for the Johnson evening 
was the work of Mrs. Margaret 
"Maggie" Davis '32^ well remembered 
for her skills as a party planner and 
imaginative menu creator during her 
years as OU's director of residence 

Johnson reviews 60 OU years. 

A greeting from Trustee Jody Phillips. 

Maggie Davis, party planner. 

July-August 1977 

A Bridge Too Far 

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Helicopter troops land with a display banner. 

The U'ilhelms, with Mrs. Ryan and Trustee Milt Taylor. 

In June a gala preview of Joseph Levine's epic film 
A Bridge Too Far, based on the book by Cornelius Ryan, 
was held in Columbus. Proceeds of the evening went to the 
Cornelius Ryan Memorial Foreign Correspondence Intern- 
ships Fund at the University. 

The showing, arranged through Mrs. Kathryn Ryan, 
the author's widow, and Levine, the film's producer, added 
approximately $15,000 to the Ryan Fund. According to 
Jack Ellis, director of the OU Fund, Inc., Columbus area 
alumni were active in planning and promoting the evening. 

At ceremonies before the film. President Charles J. 
Ping and Dean John Wilhelm of the College of Communi- 
cation presented awards to Mrs. Ryan and Levine. The 
festivities also included honor and color guards, military 
bands and a helicopter landing of troops, thanks to the 
Ohio National Guard. 

The $25 million film depicts Ryan's account of Opera- 
tion Market Garden, a massive Allied airborne assault in 
Holland designed to end World War II before the close of 
1944. The title comes from a British general's warning that, 
in trying to take six bridges, the allies might be going "a 
bridge too far." His fears came true, with allied forces 
losing more men than in the Normandy invasion. 

Also on hand for the preview were the film's director. 
Sir Richard Attenborough ; and two of the stars, Welsh 
actor Anthony Hopkins and German actor Hardy Kruger. 

Ryan, well known for such earlier works as The Long- 
est Day and The Last Battle, was a colleague of Dean Wil- 
helm during World War II, when both were foreign cor- 
respondents in the European Theater. Early in 1974 Ryan 
received an honorary doctorate from OU, and following his 
death later that year, his friends and colleagues noted his 
interest in OU's School of Journalism by establishing the 
Ryan Memorial Foreign Correspondence Internships. Each 
year the Ryan Fund provides summer overseas internships 
for two OU senior journalism majors. 

Producer Joseph Levine chats with Mrs. Ryan. 

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Hopkins arrive at preview. 

July-August 1977 

Learning Off Campus 

In an American embassy in a Cen- 
tral African country, secretary Anita 
Mueller has been spending her eve- 
nings studying French and physical 

To while away some isolated hours 
while stationed at a Coast Guard 
lighthouse in Maine, Henry Lipian 
began work on a bachelor's degree 
with an emphasis in history. 

Both are Ohio University enrollees 
in the External Student Program of- 
fered through the Office of Indepen- 
dent Study which is helping remove 
barriers of access to higher education. 

As the only state university in Ohio 
allowed to offer independent study 
through correspondence, Ohio Uni- 
versity is attracting a growing number 
of people who want to take college 
courses but can't come to campus. 

The program is particularly appeal- 
ing to military men, prisoners, and 
people overseas or in isolated loca- 
tions, according to Gail McGaffney, 
'69, coordinator of student services for 
independent study. 

Elsa Kortge lives at Glacier Na- 
tional Park in Browning, Mont., 
where her husband is a forest ranger. 
She wrote that bad weather and poor 
roads prevented her from going far 
from home and there is no campus 
nearby. Now she is working on an 
associate of arts degree. 

Also enrolled are a husband and 
wife who live in Guatemala and who 
are nearing completion of Bachelor of 
General Studies (BGS) degrees with 
an emphasis in psychology. 

Although Ms. McGaffney usually 
deals by mail with the students she 
serves, she had a chance to meet the 
Guatemalan couple in person when 
they visited America last year. Elena 
de Tessari and her husband Javier 
Tessari Aguirre met with faculty 
members and have decided to seek 
admittance into the OU master's de- 
gree program in guidance and coun- 
seling when they finish their bachelor's 
degrees. He already holds a degree in 
chemical engineering from Louisiana 
State University but would like to 
change careers. 

Because external students deal with 
faculty and staff through correspon- 
dence, Ms. McGaffney's role as an 
advocate and liaison becomes very im- 
portant. One of her functions is to 
help those working on degrees to plan 
their course of study and submit pro- 
posals to University College for ap- 

She also is a coordinator for the 
faculty who are grading the lessons in 
courses external students take by 

Occasionally Ms. McGaffney is 
called upon to perform unusual ser- 
vices. In the case of a blind student, 
she sends off texts and lessons to be 
translated in Braille before the stu- 
dent, Catherine Smith of Girard, O., 
receives them. Mrs. Smith returns her 
lessons typewritten. 

With foreign students, Ms. McGaff- 
ney sometimes has to have transcripts 
from foreign institutions translated. 
Frequently she is called on to expe- 
dite the processing of forms when 
foreign mails cause delays. 

She says it takes a highly motivated 
person to cope with independent 
study, especially when one is far re- 
moved from a campus and already 
has full-time responsibilities with a job 
and family. 

"Most proceed at a fairly slow 
pace," she noted. One recent enrollee 
has proved the exception, however. 

JoAnn James is an elementary 
teacher in a Columbus parochial 
school. She had about two years 
worth of college credit and 10 years 
of teaching experience when she de- 
cided to pursue a BGS degree and 
possibly teacher certification. 

Enrolling last October, she has com- 
pleted enough credits for her degree 
through Course Credit by Examina- 
tion. This option allows students to 
secure a reading list, study the mate- 
rial and then take an exam at an OU- 
designated site. 

Although this kind of independent 
work may be difficult, it can be 
extremely important to a person who 
wants to advance in a career. 

A spring quarter graduate of the 
program, Harriet Liedtke is a 22-year- 
old secretary in Parma. With much of 
her work already completed through 
Cleveland State University, she en- 
rolled at OU so she could continue 
with her full-time job and get a de- 
gree simultaneously. She hopes her 
new qualifications in business and ac- 
counting will help her move up in the 
business world. 

July-Augusf 1977 

Commencement Exercises 

Commencements over the years have 
changed from sober occasions when 
speakers told earnest graduates the future 
lay before them to times marked by a 
peculiar blend of instant nostalgia for the 
campus to be left behind and high spirits 
engendered by the prospect of getting 
out and getting on. 

Some things don't change though : 
"Pomp and Circumstance" still 
accompanies the graduates as they march 
into the Convocation Center. Faculty in 
academic robes still file in, with the 
occasional Harvard crimson robe 
lighting their ranks. Families still 
gather while cameras click and flash 
recording the rites of passage. 

And it still remains a time when the 
University can pay special tribute. 
This )ear Jack Matthews of the English 
Department's creative writing area was 
named a Distinguished Professor. 
General Motors Vice President Stephen 
Fuller '41, cancer researcher Dr. Ariel 
Hollinshead '52, and Appalachian author 
Jesse Stuart were given honorary doctoral 
degrees (see photograph, p. 12). 

Stuart, now in his 70's, brought the 
graduates to their feet with his open 
delight in his award. "I wanted this one," 
he said, praising OU as the place where, 
in his 20's, he received his first 
standing ovation and as a place that 
had long served the people of his 
beloved region. 

Another memorable moment came when 
ri'presentatives of the Class of 1927 
were introduced. The Class of 1977 
looked at them, recognized the link 
between themselves and these earlier 
graduates, and broke into applause and 

Alumni of other times might be 
hard put to understand today's trend 
toward bizarre decoration of cap and 
Rown, but they would appreciate the good 
feeling evident as graduates, family and 
friends came together for one of those 
formal occasions that mark endings 
and beginnings. 

Photos by Dave Levlngston "75. 

July-August 1977 

July-August 1977 

Class Notes 


Jeanne F. Biddle has retired after 30 
years with the Cincinnati Metropolitan 
Housing Authority. Most recently, she was 
supervisor of admissions and occupancy. 
She has been a member of the National 
Association of Housing and Redevelopment 
Officials for over 25 years. 


Elmer D. West, executive director of the 
Universities of Washington, D.C., was 
awarded an honorary "Doctor of Coopera- 
tion" degree by the Council for Interinsti- 
tutional Leadership. The award was given 
for his contributions to the consortium 


Samuel G. McEldowney is the director 
of the Assessment Center, University of 
Redlands, California. He is a retired spe- 
cial agent for the F.B.I, and was also a 
department head at San Bernadino Valley 


Dorothy Lawrey Vorhees is an artist 
who lives with her husband in Albuquerque 
after living abroad for 14 years. She ex- 
hibits and sells her work in the Southwest 
and is included in Who's Who in Ameri- 
can Art. 

John L. Weber is a contributor of news 
and feature items to the Wellston Sentry. 
He recently resigned as public information 
officer for the Ohio Valley Regional De- 
velopment Commission. 

Ruth McCuIIough Wismar (Mrs. Albert 
D. Wismar), who served four years as an 
R.N. in Melbourne, Australia, is now living 
in Cleveland Heights. 


Elinor Drinkwater Sinsabaugh, a retired 
school teacher, is active in community af- 
fairs in New Lexington and was chosen 
"Woman of the Year" by the Xi Zeta 
Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Inter- 
national Sorority there. 


Robert W. Coe, a member of the state 
auditor's staff, is auditor for the state at 
the University of Akron. 

Frank M. Tedrick is construction and 
maintenance manager with Ohio Power 
Co.'s Transmission and Distribution De- 
partment. He has been with the firm since 
1940 and lives with his wife, Paula Danner 
Tedrick '40, in North Canton. 


James O. Trudeau, president for eight 
years of Wyle Associates, Inc., in New 

York City, is now vice president of Orange 
and Rockland (N.Y. ) Utilities, in charge 
of the corporate communications depart- 


William M. Kochheiser and Marjorie 
Highfield Kochheiser '44 live in Mansfield, 
where he is a member of the board of 
directors of the Mansfield Tire & Rubber 


Col. Margaret Pierce Madden is a full 
colonel in the Women's Army Corps. She 
is the first woman from Ohio to receive 
that rank in the WAC. 


Cyril T. Barabas has retired after more 
than 30 years as a coach, teacher, and 
athletic director. For the last 23 years he 
had been at East High School in Youngs- 


Robert D. Dickey is marketing manager 
for LaBour Pump Co. in Elkhart, Ind., 
where he lives with his wife and family. 

Paul R. Enger is national sales manager 
of the Careerwear Division of the H. D. 
Lee Co. He and his wife live in Kansas 
City, Kan. 

Dr. Seymour I. Feuer of Youngstown, a 
dentist for 23 years, is president of the 
Corydon Palmer Dental Society. He is on 
the medical staff of Mahoning County 
Nursing Home, and is active in dental 

Robert W. Wolfe is an assistant profes- 
sor of English at Indiana State University; 
he was one of four faculty members to 
receive the Caleb Mills Distinguished 
Teaching Award at this May's commence- 


David A. and Joyce Diddle Cropper '65 

live in Portsmouth, where he is an accoun- 
tant with the Ohio Valley Electric Corp. 
and active in the American Legion. 

John H. Lafferty is vice president of 
administration and planning for Hobart 
Corp. Lafferty is a trustee of Edison State 
College and a member of the American 
Institute of Certified Public Accountants 
and the Ohin Society of Certified Public 
.'Vccountants. He lives in Troy. 

Dale H. Ranft has been in federal ser- 
vice since 1943 and since 1950 has been 
assigned to the Air Force logistics com- 
mand. He is a logistics management spe- 
cialist at Wright-Patterson AFB. 


Lavon F. "Von" Crabill is director of 
public affairs for the Dayton Area Board 
of Realtors. 

William R. Peery is a staff engineer with 
Union Carbide's Chemicals and Plastics 
Division in South Charleston, W. Va. He 
is also a member of the Board of Directors 
of the American Institute of Architects. 

Donald Wortman lives in Fairborn with 
his wife Barbara Donaldson Wortman and 
their four daughters. He is superintendent 
of inspection for the City of Springfield. 


James J. Cullers is a member of the 
board of directors of First-Knox National 
Bank and senior partner in the law firm 
of Zelkowitz, Barry and Cullers in Mt. 
Vernon, where he lives with his wife and 
three children. 


Dr. Edwin A. Roberts, who practices 
medicine in Springfield, was named "Boss 
of the Year" by the Medical Assistants 
Society of Clark County. 


Delbert J. Koch was promoted from 
Southeastern District office manager for 
Columbia Gas in Athens to Newark Divi- 
sion manager. His wife is Shirley Frank 
Koch '53. 


Clifford C. Houk (MEd '56), associate 
professor and director of general chemistry 
at the University, coauthored a self- 
teaching chemistry te.xt. Chemistry: Con- 
cepts and Problems, which has been pub- 
lished in paperback by John Wiley and 

Dr. James M'alter Strobel is the 13th 
president of Mississippi University for 
Women in Cnbimbus. 

Donald S. Williams is an assistant vice 
president of First Trust Co. of Ohio, N.A., 
in Columbus, where he and his wife Mar- 
garet McGregor Williams '57, live with 
their three daughters. 


Charles H. Oestreich (MS, PhD '61) is 
president of Texas Lutheran College in 
Seguin, Tex. 


Gerald E. Bobo of Chillicothe is the me- 
chanical development supervisor for the 
Goodyear Atomic Corp. in Portsmouth. 

Thomas G. Brunk was awarded the 
Ohio News Photographers Association's 
Robert S. Carson Award, the association's 
highest honor. Brunk is the manager of 
photography for Nationwide Insurance 

Please Note 

Send items for Class Notes to Alumni Rec- 
ords, P.O. Drawer 869, Athens, OH 45701. 

July-August 1977 

Companies in Columbus and lives in 
Worthington with his wife Cynthia Myers 
Brunk and their two sons. 

Van Gordon Sauter, vice president for 
program practices at CBS, spoke at OU as 
part of Communication Week this spring. 

Donald L. Zimmerman is president of 
newly-formed Foto-Graphics in Indianapo- 
lis, where he lives. 


Mary Margaret Gaydos appears in the 
1977 edition of Who's Who of American 
Women. She lives in New York City. 

David M. Knauf, chairman and profes- 
sor of theater at the University of Massa- 
chusetts, was a visiting professor at Carle- 
ton College in Northfield, Minn., this 

Harriet Heit Russell, executive director 
of the Family Counseling Service of Or- 
ange County (N.Y.), is also active in many 
health and community agencies. She was 
named an Outstanding Woman of Orange 
County. She lives in Cornwall-on-Hudson 
and also teaches courses at Dutchess Com- 
munity College. 

Don K. Seward is a data processing offi- 

cer with Lloyds Bank of California's com- 
puter center. He resides in Cypress, Calif. 

Juliann Schuster Weber (Mrs. Robert J. 
Weber) of Bainbridge is an art teacher at 
Chagrin Falls High School and teaches 
jewelry making at the Valley Art Center. 
Her drawings, water colors, jewelry and 
enamel work were recently tlisplayed in 
the Orange County Community Library 


Tommy L. Shoemaker of Mt. Sterling is 
superintendent of the Madison-Plains Local 
School District. 


Jerry Clapp Jr., a junior high teacher 
in Cleveland, is "Boho the Clown" in his 
spare time, entertaining children at parties 
and picnics. He lives in Parma Heights and 
works with the Brooklyn and Ridgewood 
YMCA's and with the Police Athletic 

Richard H. Feagler has been on the staff 
of the Cleveland Press since 1963. His wife 
is Grace McDonald (MFA). 

Carole Goldie Kennedy now lives in the 
United Arab Emirates on the Persian Gulf 
with her husband. 

Donald E. McGee of Chillicothe is seek- 
ing re-election as city auditor on the 
Republican ticket. He has served as audi- 
tor since 1971 and was city treasurer before 

Ronald L. Patrick is the director of mar- 
ket planning for Cooper Energy Services 
Group, Cooper Industries, Inc., in Spring- 


Richard M. Bass, president of Bass 
Chevrolet in Warrensville Heights, was 
named "Boss of the Year" by the Euclid 
chapter of the American Business Women's 

Tod H. Boyle, swimming coach at Kent 
State, is the Mid-American Conference 
Swimming-Coach-of-the-Year; his swim- 
mers won their fifth MAC title in six 
years this past season. Boyle is also assistant 
to the athletic director at Kent. 

Gerald E. Kappes was transferred from 
Findlay to London, England, as an inter- 
national tax sDecialist for Marthon Oil Co. 
and its subsidiaries. 

On hand for the 50th Reunion of the Class of 1927 were: Row I — Elizabeth W. Maguire, Margaret Dening, Gladys 
Scott, Marion Ciillen Stewart, Bess Diley Evans, Elizabeth Killian Althoff, Mrs. Ed Shoemaker, Lu Ellen Shepherd '17. 
Row 2 — Dr. Floyd W. Stone, Harry Ditmore, Pauline Ramsey Ditmore, Betty Riley, Joseph Riley, Alice Edwards 
Wright, Ralph P. Dening, Ray C. Donnells, Wilbert E. Miller, Harold D. Scott. Row 3 — Albert E. Doran, Lucille 
Wood Kittle '23, Evelyn Coulter Luchs, Re.x Percelle, Forest Guthrie, Ruby Mercer Por, Christine Courtney Danford, 
Clell R. Duncan, Hazel Fletcher Farmer, Louise Barney Cranston, Fred W. Breed. Row 4 — Dean Kittle, K. E. Scherer, 
Leota Hitt Scherer, Monroe Vermillion, Bertha Brigner Vermillion '30, Dr. Fred Luchs, Octa Kincade, Olive Jenkins 
King, Byron King '29, Dr. Charles Ping. Row 5 — George E. Mills, Ed Shoemaker '26, Majel Chapman Kiracofe, Ken- 
neth Nelson, John A. Greer. Present but not pictured: George R. Easterling, Herman Humphrey, and Earl L. Nye. 

July-August 1977 


Honorary degree recipients at the June commencement were (left to right): 
Stephen Fuller, Dr. Ariel Hollinshead, and Jesse Stuart. Fuller was on the 
Harvard Business School faculty for 24 years before joining General Motors 
as vice president for personnel and development. Head of the Laboratory for 
Virus and Cancer Research at George Washington University's Medical Center, 
Dr. Hollinshead is internationally known for her work in the separation of 
tumor-related antigens from the cell surface. Stuart, renowned as a local colorist 
of Appalachia, has received a Guggenheim Literary Fellowship, 14 honorary 
degrees and countless awards for his 38 books and hundreds of short stories 
and poems. 


Gerald J. Beck is chief engineer-press 
for the Salem operation of E. W. Bliss 
Division of Gulf-Western as well as the 
Oak Brook, 111. engineering group. He 
lives with his wife and three children in 

Ivan M. Tribe (MA '67), a lecturer in 
history at Rio Grande College, is spendirig 
this summer in a workshop for teachers in 
Egypt, sponsored by the U.S. Department 
of Health, Education and Welfare. His 
wife is Deanna Tripp Tribe '69 (MS '70). 


Bruce M. Dudley (MS '67) is director 
of publications at Bowling Green State 

Miles Kusio is a sales associate with 
ABN Realty in Wester\ille. He resides in 


Benny K. Barnes is manager of trans- 
mission product engineering for Lorain 

Products. His wife is Linda Burchfield 
Barnes '66. 

Gail G. Gibson is in charge of the gradu- 
ate program and research in structural 
geology and tectonics at Sul Ross State 
University, Alpine, Tex. 

Ned R. Rickett, a swine farmer who 
used to be a teacher and in management, 
is the Wayne County Young Farmer of the 
Year. He lives west of Madisonburg and 
has two farms. 


David L. Adams of Mansfield is a trust 
officer at the Richland Bank there. 

Arthur L. Buell (PhD) is academic 
dean at Wilmington College and delivered 
the commencement address at Chatfield 
College in St. Martin. 

Ellen Schindler Childs is assistant vice 
president of Citizens Savings & Loan in 
Painesville, where she lives with her son. 

James F. Cool, assistant professor of 
modern languages at Wilmington College, 
will attend summer meetings concerning 
Esperanto, including one in Reykjavik, Ice- 

Timothy W. Mather (MFA '67), a 
potter, has exhibited in many festivals and 
galleries and is a juror for the Marietta 
College Crafts National '77. His wife is 
Ruth Harris Mather. 

Neil L. West (MS '66) coordinates 
Harvester-related research for John Deere's 
technical center and factories here and in 
West Germany. He and his wife, Alice 
Carpenter West '64, live in Bettendorf, 
Iowa, with their two daughters. 


Mark Abel is a U.S. magistrate in 
Columbus, conducting pre-trial and bond 
hearings and reviewing black lung and 
social security cases. He and his wife, 
Marti Svec Abel '67, and their son reside 
in Columbus. 

Mel D. Coleman is principal of John 
Simpson Jr. High and chairman of the 
Richland-Morrow Counties Comprehensive 
Manpower Training Program Advisory 
Coimcil. He lives in Mansfield. 

Jeffrey L. Drummond lives in Struthers 
with his wife and two children. He is 
assistant superintendent for blast furnaces 
with Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. 

David L. Hoback is training manager 
for administration at General Telephone 
Co.'s headquarters in Marion, where he 
lives with his wife Caria Miller Hoback 
(MEd '71) and their two children. 

Kenneth P. Williamson Jr., president 
and executive producer of his own busi- 
ness. The Film House in Pleasant Ridge, 
won an "Addy" award for an advertise- 
ment for Webber's sausages. His firm has 
won awards for documentary films as well. 


David Beekman is vice president for 
manufacturing for the Ohio Division of 
the McNally Pittsburgh Manufacturing 
Corp. He lives in Wellston with his wife 
and two children. 

William Devinney is managing editor 
for the news department of KGBT-TV in 
Harlingen, Tex., where he and his wife, 
Kathy Pfeifer Devinney, have moved. 

George C. Joachim (MA '68) is pro- 
gram director for WBNS AM-FM in Co- 
lumbus. He was manager of program 
operations for WHLO in Akron for five 
years and has been an announcer for the 
Rex Humbard TV Productions, 

The Rev. James D. Schmidt (MA), 
pastor of St. John Church in Warren since 
1970, is pastor-instructor at the Gbarnga 
School of Theology in Liberia. 


John P. Cratty is a research engineer 
for Sperry Flight Systems in Phoenix, de- 
signing digital flight control systems for 
drone aircraft. 

Paul R. and Suzanne Holtwick Jukes '69 
live in Niles. He is a sales engineer with 
Aero-Chem, Inc. in North Lima. 


July-August 1977 

Class Notes 


Anthony T. Celhar was named to the 
B.F. Goodrich "Winner's Circle" for out- 
standing sales accomplishments. He is a 
general line salesman in Paducah, Ky., 
where he lives with his wife and two sons. 

Dr. David Citino is assistant professor of 
English at OSU-Marion Campus where he 
is also editor of the Cornfield Review. 
Citino is a published poet and lives in 
Marion with his wife and son. 

Ric Halterman, currently studying in the 
Ohio State University Department of The- 
ater, was guest director for a multi-media 
production presented by the Hillel Players 
II in Columbus this May. His wife is 
Rebecca Johnson Halterman. 

Barbara Steykal Knight (Mrs. Charles 
H. Knight) graduated from Capital Law 
School, was admitted to the Ohio Bar, and 
joined her husband as a practicing attorney 
in Pomeroy. They live in Chester. 

Vicki Wile Korner (MEd '75) is a part- 
time instructor at the Athens campus of 
OU and a consultant in learning dis- 

Harry W. White is a member of the 
Bellaire law firm of Cinque, Banker, Linch, 
Gromen, and White. He resides in St. 
Clairsville with his wife 

Ted M. York is an account executive 
with WPTW Radio in Piqua. He and 
his wife, Susan Trostle York, live in Troy. 


Capt. William A. Dore, an instructor at 
the armor school at Fort Knox, received 
his MPA from Western Kentucky Univer- 
sity in^ May. His wife, Stephanie Snyder 
Dore '71. is a teacher in the Hardin 
County Schools. 

Hilda Fenton Doyle (Mrs. Francis B. 
Doyle) is a singer who performs in "The 
Great Escape" at the Inner Circle in 
Columbus on weekends and has cut her 
first record under the Jewel label. 

Margaret A. Schuette is a choreographer 
and dancer with Dance/LA in Los An- 
geles, where she lives. 

Scott S. Valentine is in classified adver- 
tising sales for The Washington Post. He 
lives in Arlineton, Va. 

K. Wayne Wall (PhD) is a professor of 
speech at Marietta College. 

Paula Hoeck Woodward (Mrs. Michael 
p. Woodward) {M.\ '70) teaches French 
in the junior and senior high at Circleville. 
This summer she is coordinator of the 
French language camp at OU. 


Lillian A. Altman is a community devel- 
opment planner with the Department of 
Human Resources Office of Community 
Development in St. Louis. 

John F. Berry is associated with the law 
firm of Moritz, McClure, Hughes and 
Hadley in Columbus. He received his JD 
degree cum laude from Ohio State. 

Bruce Bowers is working toward an 
MFA at Kent State. He recently exhibited 

Dean of Afro-American Studies James Barnes and Assistant Director of De- 
velopment Patty Estrin '72 applaud Brenda Dancil Jones '70 and Terence Wil- 
lingham '71, planners of the Black Alumni Reunion held in May. The event 
brought approximately 500 men and women back to campus. 

his pottery at the Butler Institute of Art 
in Youngstown and the Trimbull Art 
Guild in Warren. 

Anthony R. Ciminero (MS, PhD '71) is 
an assistant professor of psychology at the 
University of Georgia and coeditor of 
Handbook of Behavioral Assessment, pub- 
lished by John Wiley and Sons. 


Alan W. Foster, a 1976 graduate of 
Toledo University's College of Law, is an 
assistant prosecuting attorney for Adams 
County. He resides in Manchester. 

David S. Hanick is a CPA with Ernst 
and Ernst. His wife Diane Deppler Hanick 
'69, is a learning disabilities tutor for the 
Rocky River School System. They live in 
Rocky River with their daughter. 

Kathy Lieberman is an editor with the 
Society for Professional Journalists, Sigma 
Delta Chi in Chicago. 

Father Gene Mullett is an assistant pas- 
tor at Holy Trinity Church in Byesville 
and an instructor at Guernsey Catholic 
High School. 

Camille Vienna Sansone (MA '75) is an 
associate account executive in the Col- 
lateral Services Department of Carr Lig- 
gett Advertising in Cleveland, where she 
Hves with her husband, David C. Sansone 
(MA '75). 


Karen Murphy Ballash (Mrs. Larry 
Ballash) is a copywriter for Meldrum and 

Fewsmith, Inc., an advertising agency in 
Cleveland. She and her husband live in 

Clinton E. Johnson is cashier with Banc- 
Ohio-First National Bank in Washington 
Court House. 

Pamela D. Kelley is program director 
for the Monroe-Morgan-Noble-county area 
for the Athens-based Southeastern Ohio 
Regional Council on Alcoholism. 


John Abdella (MEd '76) is a physical 
education and health teacher at Trimble 
Local High School. He lives in Chauncey. 

Sherry Ball, an MFA student at Syra- 
cuse University, has exhibited her unique 
"animated sewing" films in Pittsburgh and 
Ithaca, N.Y. 

Jeffrey S. Brickman is a media buyer in 
the Media and Research Department of 
Carr Liggett Advertising in Cleveland. 

Lenora R. Brogdon of Warren is the 
Young Career Woman of the Year chosen 
by the Business and Professional Wom- 
en's Clubs there. She is a news reporter 
for WKBN Radio and TV in Youngstown. 

David Lash graduated from Cleveland- 
Marshall Law School in June. 

Marilyn Knight McElwee is manager of 
the marketing department of the Clermont 
National Bank in Batavia. 

Samuel M. Sealy is a member of the 
staff of Artisan Graphics, Inc., in Fair- 
field, N.J. He resides in Chatham. 

July-August 1977 


Marj' McCune Black '37, MFA '58 

Mars' McCune Black went to the 
Charleston, W.Va., Art Gallery in 
1963 as its first paid director, later 
becoming curator. 

As part of her job, she taught 
classes, directed the Outreach program 
taking art into the schools, and estab- 
lished the gallery's permanent collec- 
tion of paintings and other art objects. 

Mrs. Black retired this spring, plan- 
ning to return full time to her paint- 
ing. She is a member of Gallery II, 
Allied Artists of West Virginia, and is 
the West Virginia representative for 
the Southeastern Museums Associa- 

She also holds national and state 
positions in the National League of 
Penwomen, serving as art chairman 
for West Virginia and as a member 
of the National Endowment Com- 

She is the wife of Lloyd Black '37. 


Anita F. Carson is a speech and hearing 
specialist with the Cadiz office of the 
Eastern Ohio Speech and Hearing Center. 

Christine Kaufman Chapin is business 
manager of CTV-3, Findlay. 

Susan Rosenberger Doudican is in 
charge of TRY, the Training and Rehabili- 
tating Youth program in Willoughby. Her 
husband is Michael Doudican '74. 

Shauna S. Fusek of Barnesville was a 
judge at the annual Barnesville High 
School Art Festival this May. 

Karen Sturgill Gallagher (Mrs. Wilfrid 
Gallagher) is employed by the Richland 
School District as a substitute teacher and 
lives in St. Clairsville. 

Michael L. Heyd is in outside sales with 
Wood & Spencer Co. of Cleveland. 

Timothy L. Holm is miking a film about 
Union Station in Cokimbus. 

John S. and Nancy Davenport Kacz- 
marczyk are living in Lakewood. She is 
employed by the Ostendorf-Morris Co. and 
he is a supervisor in the Cleveland offices 
of Associated Truck Lines. 

John Sayers (MFA) exhibited his photo 
realist paintings at the Agnon School Bene- 
fit Exhibit and the Dobama Gallery in 
Cleveland Heights. 

Jeffrey W. Weaver (PhD) is principal 
of McCormick Junior High School in 

Robert Wilson is manager of art de- 
partment services for Image Visual Com- 
mimications in Toledo. 


Steven C. Benson of Ray is a structural 
design engineer with the McNally Pitts- 
burgh Corp. in Wellston. 

Joseph A. Burke (MEd) is assistant 
green coordinator for the East Green at 


Eric Coon is the manager of All-Pro 
Sports in Athens. He has also been active 
in the United Fund and O'Bleness Hos- 
pital drives. 

Francis W. Gorman, a navigator as- 
signed to Pope Air Force Base, N.C., is a 
second lieutenant. 

Paula M. Grimm is a hearing, speech 
and language therapist for the Belmont 
County Board of Education. She lives in 
St. Clairsville. 

Donald B. Harivel of New Providence, 
N.J., is a career representative of the New 
Jersey/Fierstein general agency of National 
Life Insurance Co. of Vermont. 

Stephen J. Hummel is a re.Tltor with 
Adkins/Evans Realty, Inc., in Chillicothe, 
where he lives. 

Francine Taylor is with the news staff of 
WAVI-WDAO Radio in Dayton. 

Lois Borisht Terkhom li\es in Athens 
and is a Title I Reading Teacher for the 
Vinton County School System. 

Richard Tedeschi (PhD) is a lecturer in 
psychology at the University of North 
Carolina at Charlotte. 

Linda C. Thurn is a staff geologist with 
Slosson and Associates in Van Nuys, Calif. 
She lives in Los Angeles. 

Stanley J. Weiner is a rental and 
assistant manager for Meyers Manage- 
ment in Pittsburgh, where he lives. 

Greeorv A. Williamson is a newsman 
with WHIZ Radio and TV in Zanesville, 
where he lives with his wife. 


Dr. William E. Alderman '09, Hon. 
LLD '54, April 13 in Casa Grande, Ariz. 

He was the dean of the College of Arts 
and Sciences at Miami University from 
1935-59, after which he held the titles of 
Dean Emeritus and Professor of English 
Emeritus. His wife was the late Wilhel- 
mina (Betty) Boelzner Alderman '11. 

Clyde K. Creesy '13, in Sarasota, Fla. 
A retired lieutenant colonel, he served in 
both World Wars and was stationed in 
Washington, D.C. before moving to 
Florida 20 years ago. He is survived by 
his wife, Elizabeth Heath Creesy. 

John M. Emde '16 (BS '20) April 13 
in Akron. A longtime teacher and prin- 
cipal in Akron schools, he was a former 
state commander of the Veterans of 
Foreign Wars and was active in many 
fraternal organizations. 

Ruth F. Long '23, Feb. 3 in St. Peters- 
burg, Fla. She was a retired high school 
teacher and dean of girls of the Woodrow 
Wilson High School, Youngstown. 

Mabel Hatfield Garfield (Mrs. Lee H. 

Garfield) '26, April 2 in Harrisville, 
W.Va. She is survived by her husband. 

Donald M. Dowd '30, Feb. 22 in Punta 
Gorda, Fla. From 1943 to 1955 he was a 
radio announcer on the Don McNeill 
"Breakfast Club" show on NBC. He later 
joined ABC, retiring in 1970. He is sur- 
vived by his wife, a son and three 

Ruth Mayer Crawford '33, March 27 
in the collision of two jets in the Canary 
Islands. She had retired in 1970 from the 
Beavercreek School System in the Dayton 
area where she had been a teacher, prin- 
cipal and elementary school supervisor. 
Her husband also died in the accident. 

Or\'ilIe H. Farrar '32, MEd '39, March 
31 in Willoughby. He was a retired high 
school principal and is survived by his 
wie, Olive Lyke Farrar '32. 

Elsa Bemds Shipman MA '45, Jan. 18 
in Milwaukee. She taught English at OU 
and was on the faculty of the University 
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 1956 until 
her death. 

Dr. Donald R. Thomas '50, March 31 
in Delaware. .An osteopathic physician, he 
had been president of the Delaware Coun- 
tv Medical Societv. He was a member of 
the Green and White Club and an active 
supporter of OU sports proerams. He is 
survived by his wife, Mildred Irons 
Thomas '45, and three daughters. 

Peter G. Kontos '58, April 3 in Atlanta. 
A writer and educator, he had most re- 
cently been president of the Protestant 
Radio and Television Center in Atlanta 
and president of Educational Dimensions, 
Inc.. which he founded. He is survived bv 
his wife. Cecile Pittinger Haddix-Kontos, 
'59, and two sons. 

Eric R. Knight '72, March 6 in Stow. 
He is survived by his parents, a sister, and 
four brothers. 

Robert Mark Sanderson '73, .April 21 in 
Pittsburgh. He was assistant manager of 
F. W. Woolworth Co. in Athens and re- 
sided with his mother in Dillonvale. 


July-August 1977 

Sports Roundup 

Hall of Fame Adds 7 

Seven All-American athletes will be 
formally inducted into Ohio Univer- 
sity's Hall of Fame during pre-game 
ceremonies Homecoming Weekend. 

The seven reflect the "golden years" 
between 1965 and 1972 when Bobcat 
teams won 23 championships, five 
more than any other MAC school. 

The seven are Jerry Jackson, Bob- 
by Littler, Darnell Mitchell, Mike 
Schmidt, Todd Snyder, Barry Sugden, 
and Bruce Trammell. 

Jackson led the 1963 Bobcat basket- 
ball team to the highest advance- 
ment in NCAA post-tournament play 
reached by any MAC school in his- 
toiy. He ranks fourth in all-time OU 
scoring, was All-MAC his three var- 
sity years and was named most valu- 
able player his junior and senior years. 

Littler averaged 73.7 for his college 
golf career, helped OU win three 
straight championships and earned a 
dual mark of 31-8-3. He was a two- 
time All-American, being selected in 
both 1965 and 1968. 

Mitchell, a trackman, was one of 
the final six in the 880 Olympic trials 
in 1965 and held both the MAC 880 
and mile records, with a 4:07.3 mile 
and a 1:48.3 half mile. 

Schmidt, the major league's cele- 
brated power hitter, was a two-time 
All-American shortstop at OU in 
1968-72. He led the Bobcats to three 
straight baseball championships and 
the 1970 College World Series. 

He still holds four OU records — 
most runs scored, 45; most assists, 
152; most doubles, 32; and most at 
bats, 386. He signed with the Phila- 
delphia Phillies in 1971. 

Snyder played on two Ohio MAC 
championship football squads and still 
holds most career receptions with 141 ; 
most career yards receiving with 
2,241; and most TD passes, 15. He 
was All-MAC all three years and was 
honorable mention All-American his 
senior year in 1968. He will be joining 
his father, Jim Snyder, long-time OU 

July-August 1977 

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basketball coach, in the Hall of Fame. 

Sugden, a teammate of Darnell 
Mitchell, finished second in the 880 
yard run in the NCAA in 1964 and 
was an alternate on the U.S. Olympic 
team. He also won the Drake Relays, 
the Canada Relays and the Central 
Collegiate championship. 

Trammell, a two-time All-American 
wrestler in dual competition at OU 
with a perfect 36-0 mark. In 1970 he 
helped OU to its second highest finish 
ever in NCA.'\ wrestling with a ninth 
place. He was runnerup in the nation 
at 158 pounds in 1970 and third in 

Row 1 ■ — Jack- 
son, Littler, Mit- 
chell, Schmidt. 
Row 2 — Snyder, 
Sugden, Tram- 

Wren Honored 

Bob Wren, who coached baseball 
at OU for 24 years without a losing 
season, has been named to the Ameri- 
can Association of College Baseball 
Coaches Hall of Fame. Induction cer- 
emonies will take place in January in 

Wren helped bring 11 MAC base- 
ball conference championships to the 
University while earning a remark- 
able lifetime 464-160-6 record. 

He is currently assistant director of 
admissions for OU. 

1977 Bobcat Football Ticket Information 

Home Schedule: All kickoffs at 1:30 p.m. Adult reserved, $5 per game. 

Youth/senior citizen* reserved, $3. Season tickets for the 5 games, $22.50 

adult reserved, $12.50 for youth/senior citizen reserved. 

Central Michigan, Sept. 24; Kent State (Parents Day), Oct 1; Western 
Michigan (Homecoming), Oct. 29; Cincinnati, Nov. 5; Bowling Green, 
Nov. 12. 

Away Schedule: Adult reserved only. Kickoffs, 1:30 p.m. except at N. Illinois. 
Marshall, Sept. 10, $6; Purdue, Sept. 17, $8; Eastern Michigan, Oct. 8, 
$3; Miami, Oct. 15, $5; Toledo, Oct. 22, $6; Northern Illinois, 11 a.m., 
Nov. 19, $6. 

Make checks payable to: Ohio University Athletic Association. Send, adding 

.50 postage and handling, to: Athletic Ticket Office, P.O. Box 689, Athens, 

Ohio 45701. 

*High school age and under or 65 years or older. 
Combination season football and basketball: $38.50 and $25.50. 


P. O. DRAWER 869 




Permit No. 41 

Athens, Ohio 

Ohio University 1977 


October 29 

Parade 10 a.m. 

Alumni Luncheon 

11 a.m.-l p.m. 

Convo Center 

Ohio vs. W. Michigan 

1:30 p.m. Peden Stadium 

ROTC Demonstrations 

Bob Hope Concert 

8 p.m. Convo Center 

Details From: 
Keith Welsh 
Alumni Director 
P.O. Drawer 869 
Athens, Ohio 45701 

From the 

Alumni Director 

At their June meeting, the Alumni 
Board of Directors reelected Larry 
Tavcar '58 of New York and Tom 
McKee '73 of Cincinnati as directors. 
Leona Hughes '30 of Sarasota and 
Jan Pae '60 of Cleveland were chosen 
as new board members. 

Mrs. Hughes, who holds a master's 
degree from New York University, has 
long been a supporter of OU. She is 
also an active alumna of her sorority, 
Phi Mu. 

Mrs. Pae has been president of the 
Ohio University Women's Club of 
Cleveland, and has shown particular 
interest in student recruitment. She is 
a full-time instructor at Cuyahoga 
Community College. 

In business sessions the board heard 
reports from President Charles Ping 
and from Provost Neil Bucklew as 
well as from all standing committee 

Special guests included Dr. Norman 
S. Cohn, dean of the Graduate Col- 
lege; Bill Rohr, director of athletics; 
Dr. Gerald Silver, dean of the College 
of Business Administration; and Dr. 
James Walters, director of admissions. 

The board endorsed the concept of 
an alumni college for August, 1978, 
and a chapter awards program de- 
signed to stimulate development of 
new alumni chapters and recognize 
outstanding existing ones. It also 
passed a resolution citing the Athletic 
Department for achievement in MAC 

Certificates of appreciation were 
presented by President Art Aspengren 
to retiring board members Effie Chap- 
man '49 and Earle Phillips '48. 

This year's Homecoming will have 
a very special and exciting feature — 
entertainment by Bob Hope. 

According to Alumni Board Presi- 
dent Art Aspengren, the famed com- 
edian will be here thanks to the 
friendship between President Charles 
Ping and Bob Hope '76, the comedi- 
an's nephew. During his OU days the 
younger Hope worked for the Pings. 
Speaking of Homecoming, board 
member Tom McKee is asking march- 
ing band alumni willing to participate 
in the Saturday morning parade to 
call him at 513-662-8440 so plans can 
be made. — Keith E. Welsh 


July-August 1977