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Volume 28 Number 2 August, 1979
Official Organ of the
Alumni Association of the Medical College of Virginia
Published by the Alumni Association of the Medical College
of Virginia in February, May, August, and November
Mrs. Frances W. Kay. Chairman and Editor-in-Chief
Mrs Gail W. Griffey
Mr. Linwood S. Leavitt
Dr Harry L. Mears, Jr
Dr James T. Tucker
Dr Robcn O Hudgens. M'5.1. president
Mr. Linwood S. Leavitt, ?'A\, president-elect
644 Lynn Shores Drive
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Dr Herbert R. Boyd. Jr.. D'48, immediate past president
1970 South Sycamore Street
Dr. Charles M. Zacharias, M"47, vice president
43 1 2 Grove Avenue
Dr, W C. Henderson. D'37. vice president
100 Westham Parkway
Mr. R. Reginald Rooke, P'21, vice president
5100 Monument Avenue
Miss Mae Belle Lee. N'5I, vice president
301 North Thompson Street, Apt. 302
Mrs. Margaret Pate Chappell, PT'48, vice president
3816 Hickory Road
Dr. Thomas W. Nooney, Jr., PhD '70, vice president
P. O. Box 262, MCV Station
Dr. C. Newton Van Horn, M'46, Secretary
811 Medical Tower
Dr. James T. Tucker. M'27, i
1312 Loch Lomond Lane
Mrs. Frances W. Kay. N'59, assistant
504 Kilmarnock Drive
Term Expires December 31, 1979
Dr Donald L. Baxter. M'54
Rose Valley Road
Mrs. Gail W. Griffey, PT58
1 14 Willway Drive, Manakin Farms
Dr. Edith L. Hardie. PhD'69
Box 608, MCV Station
Mrs. Barbara L. Hendericks. N'57
402 Silver Lane
Maninsburg. West Virginia
Mr. Linwood S. Leavit
644 Lynn Shores Dri
Virginia Beach. Virgi
Miss Edna Morgan. N'54
3520 Hanover Avenue, Apt. 104
Mrs. Donna C. Odom, MT'59
8900 Michaux Avenue
Dr. Joseph R. Suocs, D'47
317 Ridgecrest Road
Asheboro. North Carolina
Dr. Marvin F. West, D'58
140 Johns Tyler Highway
Dr. Edward James Wiley. Jr.. M'
8803 Bellefonte Road
Term Expires December 31, 1980
Mrs. Ann Doss Broaddus, N"59
702 Wormley Creek Drive
Dr. Leigh C. Budwell, D'50
4908 Monument Avenue
Mrs. Jane Keiter Oarber, N'52
1 128 Chiswick Drive
Mr. Robert O. Glenn, Jr.. P'64
11921 Framar Drive
Dr. John William Watson, M'53, 104 Ne
Dr. Robert O. Hudgens, M'53
Mr. Charles F. Kingery, P'49
400 Hunlerdale Road
Dr. Harry L. Mears. Jr., D'54
5509 Riverside Drive
Mr. Kirby H. Smith, Jr., HA63
Petersburg General Hospital,
801 South Adams Street
^ College Street, Oxford. North Carolin
Term Expires December 31, 1981
Mr. R. David Anderson. P'47
1 1 17 Club Road
Dr. Roland S. Birckhead, M'52
Gauley Bridge, West Virginia
Dr. Frederick T. Given, Jr.. M'53
960 Jamestown Cresent
Dr. a. E. Hodges. Jr., D'56
203 Doverland Road
Dr. Harry I. Johnson, Jr.. M'53
1315 Second Street, S.W.
Mrs. Emily M. Johnston, N'56
1211 Giltspur Road
Dr. George J. Oliver, Jr., M'47
1308 Mount Vernon Drive
Dr. Alton R. Sharpe. Jr.. M'54
201 Wood Road
Delaware Valley Chapter
President — Dr. Philip London, M'49
824 Cedar Glen Road, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Vice President — Mrs. Ruth C. Parker, N'45
Secretary-Treasurer — MRS, EMILY H, BAXTER, N'52
Kanawha Valley Chapter
President— Dr. C. Carl Tully, M'47
4530 Springhill Avenue, Charleston, West Virginia
Vice President — Dr. Jerrill D. Cavender, M'52
Secretary-Treasurer — Dr, J AMES L, M ANGUS, M'59
New York Chapter
President — DR, Edwin C. Weiss, M'69
5 Darby Road, Great Neck, New York
North Carolina Dental Chapter
President — Dr. W. Penn Marshall, Jr., D'48
3027 Essex Circle, Raleigh, North Carolina
North Carolina Medical Chapter
President — Dr. W. Donald Moore, M'44
Box 337, Coats, North Carolina
President- Elect — Dr. Louis R. Wilkerson, M'52
Northern Virginia, Washington and Southern Maryland Chapter
President — DR, WESLEY C. Bernhart, M"53
11217 Bellmont Drive, Fairfax, Virginia
Vice President—OK. ROBERT E. Ware, M'53
President — Dr, Oscar W, Ward, Jr., M"42
15 South Mallory, Phoebus, Virginia
President- Elect — DR. WILLIAM H. Traynham, Jr., D'38
Puerto Rico Chapter
President— Dr., Hilda Garcia de la Noceda, M'49
108 Betances Street, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
Secretary-Treasurer — Dr. DELORES Mendez-CaSHION, M'37
President— Dr. David L. Via, D'59
1 1 10 Azalea Avenue, Richmond, Virginia
Vice President — MR, CHARLES A, BAKER, P'72
Secretary — DR. PAUL R. McNeer, M'62
Treasurer — MiSS MARGUERITE G. NICHOLSON, N'34
Roanoke Valley Chapter
President — MRS. PATRICIA Sharpe Eby, N'69
3504 Old Towne Road, S.W„ Roanoke, Virginia
President- Elect — Dr, J, RICHARD SviTZER, D'73
Secretary-Treasurer — MRS. ELIZABETH LAWRENCE SiBLEY, N'49
South Carolina Dental Chapter
President — DR. CHARLES B. Barnett, D'56
1525 Cleveland Street, Greenville, South Carolina
Secretary-Treasurer — Dr. W. MlKE RIDDLE, D'68
President — Dr. CHARLES P, Fletcher, D'56
1200 Kent Lane, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Vice President — MRS, ANNE K. Taylor, N'64
President — Mr. William D, Wisman, P'59
12 Morain Street, Front Royal, Virginia
President-Elect— Mr. George B, CaLEY, III, HA'68
Secretary-Treasurer — MRS. JUDY Weller HYLTON, N'58
West Virginia Chapter
President — DR. LARRY C. SMITH, M'56
636 Ridgewood Road, Huntington, West Virginia
CA/d (vJuwe. /j-^jBj
Drs. L. I. Hoke, Robert L. Waddell,
William L. Cooke, Warren G.
Bishop, and Oscar L. Hite.
Mesdames Anne F. Mahoney, Min-
nie P. Oldham, Frances L. Pickard,
and Bernice H. Chase.
The Class of Medicine '29 had their
fiftieth reunion at the John Marshall
Hotel and enjoyed an evening
chocked full of memories. Front
row, left to right: Drs. William J.
Ellis, Stuart O. Bennett, Shepherd
F. Parker, C. H. Binford, J. P. Preg-
nall, A. Ray Dawson, A. C. Chan-
dler, W. Asa Seawell, and Warren
G. Bishop. Back row: Drs. Rex Blan-
kinship, Thomas N. Hunnicutt, Jr.,
Oscar L. Hite, Robert L. Waddell,
Addison M. Duval, William L.
Cooke, Leonard I. Hoke, William P.
Stull, and Hubert A. Shaffer.
Tap-fies beg/Al ;
A wonderful time was had by all five
of the nine surviving members of
the Pharmacy Class of 1929 and
their wives. Seated left to right:
Mesdames Edward L. Carter, Roger
W. Perry, James C. Bray, Samuel T.
McAfee, and Frank S. Anderson, Jr.
Second row: Messrs. Carter, Perry,
Bray, McAfee, and Anderson.
The Nursing Class of 1929 had 10
present for their class party at Blair
House. 12 of the 15 living alumni at-
tended some of the reunion activi-
ties. It was fun for all. Seated, left
to right: Mesdames Verna Thurston
Darlington, Minnie Pritchett Old-
ham, Rosalind White Roach, and
Virginia Moore Porter. Standing:
Mesdames Guila Garner Rogers,
Bernice Harrell Chase, Zellie Pitt-
man Bowler, Rachel Haile Hughes,
Anne Franks Mahoney, and Frances
The Commonwealth Club was the
site of the 45th reunion for the
Class of '34 Medicine. Front row,
left to right: Drs. Emmett C. Math-
ews, Peter N. Pastore, Thomas B.
Pope, Robert D. Croom, Jr., Mildred
B. Forman, William R. Hutchinson,
Philip W. Oden, Claude S. Finney, J.
Paul Kent, James E. Lipscomb, Jr.,
Brock D. Jones, Jr., and Girard V.
Thompson. Second row: Drs. Fred-
erick N. Thompson, R. Campbell
Manson, John M. Harry, K. Jackson
Moore, Robley D. Bates, Clyde G.
O'Brien, and W. S. Lloyd.
A lovely evening at the Chesterfield
Tea Room was had by all of the
members present for the 45th Re-
union of the class of 1934, Nursing.
Seated, left to right: Mesdames
Dorothy Knowles Thomson, Anne
Boatwright Ergenbright, Marguerite
Liverman Davis, Frances Powell
Collins, Helen Beckwith Mumford,
Miss Marguerite G. Nicholson, and
Mrs. Mildred Gladding Davis.
Willow Oaks Country Club was the
setting for the reunion party of the
Pharmacy class of '34. It was a
pleasant evening for all. First row,
left to right: Mesdames Charles B.
Freeman, Walter L. Hickok, and
Robert W. Sims. Second row:
Messrs. Freeman, Hickok, and
Sims. Third row: Mesdames Garnett
W. Vaughan, Frank L. Kent, John
W. Gallagher, Jr. Fourth row:
Messrs. Vaughan, Felix Phaup, Mrs.
Phaup, Messrs. Kent, and Gallag-
Good fellowship and good food
created the atmosphere for the
Medicine '39 Class Party at the
John Marshall Hotel. Seated, left to
right: Drs. Harold I. Nemuth, Harold
M. Goodman, and Beverley B.
Clary. Second row: Maurice E. B.
Owens, Jr., Charles F. Hudson, Mar-
ion F. Jarrett, DeWitt C. Daughtry,
John R. Bumgarner, Jose D. Coll, R.
Coleman Longan, Frederick G.
McConnell, James W. Humphreys,
Jr., and John L. Patterson, Jr. Third
row: Mesdames Owens, Hudson,
Nemuth, Clary, Jarrett, Daughtry,
Bumgarner, Coll, Longan, McCon-
nell, Humphreys, and Goodman.
Nursing '39, met at the home of
Margaretta Burton McCann for
cocktails and buffet. A lovely time
was had by all. Seated, left to right:
Mrs. Sara Hudnall Butler, Miss
Elizabeth Sturt, Mesdames Lucy
Pressley Frazier, and Julia Jones
Kelly. Standing: Mesdames Gladys
George Hancock, Anne Bellows Tal-
bot, Janie Perkins Anthony, Marga-
retta Burton McCann, Virginia
Moore Wright, Evelyn Reynolds
Johnson, Nanniereece Mutter Ya-
sinski, Lily Wills Hagen, and
Frances Watson Etheridge.
Only one shy of half of those still
alive attended the 40th Reunion of
the 1939 Pharmacy Class at the
Downtown Club. Seated, left to
right: Messrs. Clyde L. Wills, L. H.
Crockett, Jonah Slipow, Joseph A.
Dodd, Dr. Walter M. Ormes, Mes-
dames Emily Hudgins Williams, and
Justine Hughes Wilkins. Standing:
Messrs. Anthony P. Mehfoud, and
The Class of '39 Dentistry had a de-
lightful reunion dinner at Byram's
Restaurant. We were honored to
have three of our former professors
and two of their wives as guests.
They were: Dr. W. Tyler Haynes, Or-
thodontia, and Mrs. Haynes; Dr.
Harry Lyons, Oral Pathology and
Periodontia (later Dean of Den-
tistry); Dr. Richard L. Simpson,
Crown and Bridge Prothesis, and
Mrs. Simpson. Standing, left to
right: Drs. W. Tyler Haynes, Nor-
wood B. Woodard, Noah D. Fox,
Amand C. Vipond, Edwin M. Pilcher,
Milton W. Brockmyer, Ulpian G.
Bradenham, Raymond L. Hensley,
C. Kirtner Johnson, Chester W.
Powell, D. Mason Jones, Jr., H.
Shepard Moon, Philip R. Milton, Fer-
nando E. Rodriguez, Harry Lyons,
Jack C. Kanter, and Richard L.
Simpson. Seated, left to right: Mes-
dames Haynes, Woodard, Fox, Vi-
pond, Pilcher, Brockmyer, Hensley,
Johnson, Powell, Jones, Moon, Mil-
ton, Rodriguez, and Simpson.
The Class of M'44 enjoyed cock-
tails and a buffet supper at the
home of Dr. and Mrs. Robert P.
Trice. Front row, left to right: Mes-
dames Gervas S. Taylor, Jr., Martin
Markowitz, Norris S. Erb, Charles B.
Wilkerson, Ray A. Moore, Jr., Mer-
The Nursing Class of '44 had a
ball — as always — at the home of
Mrs. Henrietta M. Dunnigan for
cocktails and a luncheon. First row,
left to right: Mesdames Lucille
Hardy Ward, Frances Hawthorne
Palmer, Margaret Mitchell Beattie,
Anne Murray Gish, Carrie Gilbert
Claypool, Miss Katherine D. Ed-
wards, Mesdames India Ogburn
Bane, Harriett Holland McGhee, and
Miss Gloria M. Diggs. Second row:
Mesdames Alice Garrenton Steele,
Carrie Dotson Nelson, and Alice
Brite Lambdin. Third row: Mes-
dames Mary Williams Cherry, Edna
Reed Oppenheim, and Sarah
Moseley Evans. Fourth row: Mrs.
Roberta Shaw Gray, Miss Joan
Eanes, and Mrs. Dorothy Tonjes
Managan. Fifth row: Mesdames
Margaret Barrick Stokes, Loretta
Jessee McWilliams, and Mary Ros-
ser Bradley. Sixth row: Miss Julia D.
Watkins, Mesdames Lila Nasser
Byrd, Eloise Spence Hurdle, and
Margaret Roberts Boyer. Seventh
row: Mesdames Jane Dearman Bry-
ant, Virginia Gibbs Wessells, Hen-
rietta Mullins Dunnigan, and Clara
ritt W. Foster, Jr., and William B.
Bishop. Second row: Dr. Marion L.
Rice, Jr., Mrs. Rice, Drs. Markowitz,
Taylor, William P. Morrissette,
Rufus P. Ellett, Jr., Mrs. Morris-
sette, Dr. W. Donald Moore, Mrs.
Moore, Drs. Erb (hidden), Gordon F.
Harrell, Mrs. Harrell, Drs. Wilker-
son, Moore, Foster, and Bishop.
Third row: Dr. Robert P. Trice, Mrs.
A Lawson Hardie, Jr., Drs. Hardie,
James Tidier, Mrs. Tidier, Dr. E. C.
Garber, Jr., Mesdames Garber, E.
M. Bane, Dr. Bane, and Mrs. Trice.
Mrs. and Mr. J. Frank Jackson cele-
brate his 35th reunion in solitude.
"It seems like only yesterday" —
Laughter and fond memories were
shared by the members of Nursing
'49 at Byram's Restaurant. Front
row, seated left to right: Mes-
dames Betty Alexander Williams,
Rose Burchfield Bittner, Elizabeth
Booker O'Hanlon, Blanche Haynes
Newman, Emogene Duncan Cobb,
Pauline Jones Sherrlll, Nancy
Thompson Cook, and Eleanor Pan-
nell Tate. Standing: Mesdames
Mary Jackson Sanford, Theresa
Hux Thomas, Charlotte Long Brill-
hart, and Mary Fravel Norville.
The Class of '49, Pharmacy, spent Marshall, Jr., Robert A. Garland,
a pleasant evening together at Niel- Montague C. Marshall, Jr., E. M.
sen's Restaurant. Standing, left to James, Frank G. Johnson, Francis
right: Messrs. Charles F. Kingery, E. Bloxton, Allen J. Faircloth, John
Richard E. Marshall, Thomas F. W. Martin, and S. Bayard Jeter, Jr.
Seated, left to right: Mesdames
Kingery, Marshall, Marshall, Gar-
land, Doris Crouch Pease, Johnson,
Bloxton, Faircloth, Martin, and Je-
The Class of Dentistry '49 held their
reunion party at the Westwood Rac-
quet Club and it was a lovely party.
Seated, left to right: Mrs. Charles H.
Sugg, Dr. William E. Cline, Mes-
dames Britton F. Beasley, Cline,
John C. Kinlaw, Drs. William D. Ro-
deffer, J. Frank Thomason, Mes-
dames Rodeffer, E. Fulton Neal, Dr.
William H. Becker, Mesdames
James B. Howell, Becker, and N. W.
Littleton. Standing: Dr. Sugg, Mrs.
George H. Barnett, Drs. Barnett,
Beasley, Ben M. Miner, Marvin
Pleasants, Mrs. Pleasants, Drs. Kin-
law, Neal, Louis E. Alexander, Mrs.
James O. Hodgkin III, Miss Sarah
Hodgkin, Drs. Hodgkin, Howell,
Mrs. William M. Spence, Dr.
Spence, Miss Missy Littleton, and
Medicine '49 wined and dined at
the John Marshall Hotel. A great
time was had by all. Front row, left
to right: Dr. Margaret L. Masters,
Mesdames W. Warren Walthall, Jr.,
Robert S. Turner, John L. Thornton,
Dr. Hilda Garcia, Mesdames William
B. Moncure, Heth Owen, Jr., Harry
' Nenni, and Herbert C. Hoover. Back
row: Drs. Joseph H. Masters, Wal-
thall, Turner, Donal S. Parker,
Thornton, Mr. Eugene Haverhill,
Drs. Moncure, Robert E. Dutton, Jr.,
Owen, Nenni, Edmund Gouldin,
Mrs. Gouldin, and Dr. Hoover.
The Class of Dentistry, 1954, en-
joyed a night on the town with
cocktails and dinner at the Com-
monwealth Club. First row, left to
right: Drs. J. Fuller Robinson, Jr.,
Harold D. Taylor, Don D. Hyatt, Ed-
ward P. Henry, Jr., Alden S. Ander-
son, Jr., Walter L. Pierce, Bernard I.
Einhorn, and Donal A. Funkhouser.
Second row: Drs. Joseph F. Outten,
Samuel E. Saunders, Jr., Glenn E.
Gurganus, Perry N. Trakas, Paul L.
Guerry, Jr., J. Woodson Phillips,
Guy B. Merritt, Malcolm C. Harrell,
Nicos G. Georgiades, Victor A. Mat-
ney, Leon J. Hecht, and Ben E.
Thrailkill, Jr. Third row: George L.
Chamberlain, Charles S. Fralin,
George G. Patterson, Byard S. Dep-
uty, Acree S. Link, Henderson P.
Graham, Charles B. Williams, Jr.,
Harry L. Mears, Jr., John T. Jobe III,
Robert A. McDonald, Leslie C.
Ogilvie, Charles L. Halstead, Frank
M. West, Jr., and David R. Stanton.
The Nursing '54 Class met at Hyatt
House for an evening of food, fun,
and fond memories of 25 years.
Those not present were missed, but
many sent letters and promises that
although not there in person — ^they
were there in spirit. Even after 25
years, the classmates still enjoy
each other and remember MCV.
Seated, left to right: Mrs. Mary Jane
Mosteller Kroncke, Miss Elizabeth
A. Boyer, Mrs. Elizabeth Shelton
Behnke, Miss Edna Morgan, Mes-
dames Lois Taylor Batton, Kathryn
Lewis Newcome, Kenna Bays Holt,
Corinne Falconer Dorsey, and Mary
Watt Sorum. Second row: Mr.
George Kroncke, Mesdames Louise
White McConnell, Sarah Bryant
Tankard, Mildred Lewis Rogers,
Carolyn Makela Jones, Frances
Warren Tack, Helen Cooke Stiebel,
Rosa Bishop Kline, and Ann Early
McDermott. Third row: Messrs. Mac
McConnell, Bob Tankard, Ken
Rogers, Curtis Tack, Jim Stiebel,
Everette Kline, and Berk McDer-
Fifty-seven members of M'54 plus
forty-seven spouses and guests re-
newed old friendships over cock-
tails and dinner at the Bull and Bear
Club. Kneeling, first rovir: Drs. Wa-
verly M. Cole, Edna Maura Hoffman,
Thomas P. Long, Charles A. Hoff-
man, Harold W. Felton, and Pend-
leton E. Thomas ill. Kneeling, sec-
ond row: Drs. Irwin M. Bogarad,
Charlotte Boynton Connors, Doug-
las W. Ey, J. Henry Dwyer, William
G. Rickard, William H. Harriman, Jr.,
Charles T. Lively, Samuel A. Tis-
dale, Jr., and Archibald C. Wagner.
Standing: Drs. Ivan V. Magal, Paul
H. Schellenberg, J. Tom Edmonds,
Rudolph C. Garber, Jr., Frances S.
A. Williams, L. Lynton Goulder, Jr.,
G. Stanley Mitchell, Jr., Charles D.
Burch III, Mary Lou Hoover Hale,
Richard M. Newton, Robert D. Rich-
ards, Betty Richter Guerry, William
D. McLean, Leonard L. Davis, Jr.,
Alton R. Sharpe, Jr., Baxter I. Bell,
Jr., Julius T. Goodman, and Alan E.
Kinsel. On stairs, first row: Drs.
John P. Heatwole, and Gerald T.
Zwiren. Second row: Drs. Lawrence
S. Cowling, William T. Stuart, Jr.
(hidden), Robert C. Kluge, and Ed-
ward A. Barham, Jr. Third row: Drs.
Henry T. Harrison, Jr., Billie Wright
Elliott, James D. Price, and Lewis
N. Fox. Fourth row: Drs. Laurie E.
Rennie, Thurl E. Andrews, and
Philip Frederick, Jr. Fifth row: Drs.
Samuel B. Rentsch, Jr., and Philip
A. Rosenfeld. Sixth row: Drs.
George A. Thompson, Randolph
McCutcheon, Jr., and William T.
Dabney III. Attending reunion but
not in the picture: Drs. William L.
and Helen Jones Driskill, Thomas
W. Gouldin, Donald H. McNeill, Jr.,
Samuel A. Ryburn, and Ellis N.
The Class of Medicine '59 cele-
brated their reunion with cocktails
and dinner at the James River Club
House, Country Club of Virginia.
First row, left to right: Dr. and Mrs.
Robert L. Putze, Dr. and Mrs. Buong
Peck Lau, Dr. and Mrs. Marion D.
Richmond, Drs. Marlene Boiling
Henley, Mary J. de Carvalho, Anne
Woodrum Board, and Dr. and Mrs.
A. Jarrell Raper. Second row: Dr.
and Mrs. William T. Johnson, Jr.,
Dr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Pruitt, Dr.
and Mrs. Keith W. McNeer, Dr. and
Mrs. L. Arnold Frederick, Drs. Ma-
ritza Garrido McManus, Basil W.
McManus, Dr. and Mrs. Henry M.
Snell, Dr. and Mrs. Jack W. Hall, Dr.
and Mrs. Charles C. Freed, Jr., and
Dr. and Mrs. J. Donald Millar. Third
row: Dr. Lacey M. Jacobs, Jr., Dr.
and Mrs. Darrell K. Gilliam, Drs. Wil-
liam T. Wilkins, John R. Blackmore,
Dr. and Mrs. Richard C. Neale, Jr.,
Dr. and Mrs. Charles L. Burns, Jr.,
Dr. and Mrs. Jimmie L. Mangus, Dr.
and Mrs. Gilbert H. Bryson, Dr. and
Mrs. William D. Deep, Dr. and Mrs.
James L. Gardner, Dr. and Mrs.
Frederick Rahal, Dr. and Mrs. John
F. Denton, and Dr. and Mrs. John E.
The Class of Nursing '59 met at the
Executive Motor Hotel for dinner.
Seated, left to right: Mesdames
Shirley Fulcher Wampler, Sada Cox
Buck, Joyce Gibbs Watkins, Ann
Doss Broaddus, Jessica Kittinger
Falkos, Martha Caldwell Bragg,
Wanda Dudley McWhirt, and Jean
Tabor Sykes. 2nd row: Messrs. Wil-
liam Buck, Curtis Watkins, Mes-
dames Patricia Kilmon Bloxom,
Mary Jeffress Snedegar, Mary Jane
Northern Sydnor, Brenda Kiser
Stubbs, Dorothy Moses Jones, Mr.
Ray Bragg, Mesdames June Hud-
nall Turnage, Jacqueline Lewis
Mardan, Messrs. Lewis McWhirt
and Gerald Sykes. 3rd row: Mr.
Jack A. Falkos, Mesdames Betty
Bloxom West, Wanda Stallard
Russo, Leah Coburn Hundley,
Messrs. Robert Hundley, and Omar
Mardan. Not pictured: Mesdames
Frances Whitlock Kay, Doris Chris-
topher Scott, and Mr. Lloyd Scott.
Representing most fields of medi-
cine, an elite group of the Class of
1964, Medicine, and their wives
gathered together at the Hyatt
House for an evening of fun and
reminiscences. Seated, left to right:
Mesdames Frank E. McGee, Jr.,
Richard T. Deaton, Richard E.
Linde, L. Gregg Halloran, W. Wayne
Key, Jr., Melvin J. Fratkin, Alan H.
Jaffe, Kennon W. Davis, David G.
Crittenden, C. W. Chamberlain, and
Philip C. Davis. Standing: Drs. Hal-
loran, Deaton, Linde, McGee, Mar-
tin C. Shargel, Key, Fratkin, Jaffe,
Davis, Davis, Crittenden, Chamber-
lain, Mrs. H. A. Prillaman, Jr., and
The Nursing Class of '64 enjoyed a
congenial evening at the Aberdeen
Barn Restaurant. First row, left to
right: Mesdames Anne Kirk Taylor,
Elizabeth Kibler White-Hurst, Mr.
John White-Hurst, Mrs. Jane Hick-
man Burch, Mr. Jesse Burch, Mrs.
Catherine Dove Allport, and Rev.
Braxton Allport. Second row: Dr.
Waller Taylor, Mr. Doug Morehead,
Mrs. Carole Saunders Morehead,
Mr. Holt Livesay, Mesdames Judy
White Livesay, Virginia Robbins
Foster, Messrs. Tom Foster, John
Eades, Mrs. Brenda Stout Eades,
Mr. Bill Wise, Mesdames Emma
Jean Thomas Wise, Carole Somers
Logan, Mr. Jim Logan, Mrs. Nancy
Snyder Cupp, Mr. Billy Cupp, Mrs.
Patricia Miles Hazelwood, and Mr.
The Dental Class of 1964 had cock-
tails and dinner at the Hyatt House.
Seated, left to right: Mesdames
James K. Metz, Richard R. Zechini,
Philip M. Wine, William N. Riley,
Dan W. Culbertson, George Brady,
Earl C. Sanders, Edwin C. Leonard,
Jr., and Ronnie M. Hilton. Standing:
Drs. Metz, Zechini, Wine, Riley, Al-
fred D. Hurt, Jr., Culbertson, Brady,
Sanders, Leonard, and Hilton.
Those in attendance will attest to a
fine time had by the Pharmacy
Class of 1969 at the Hyatt House.
Seated, left to right: Mesdames
Thomas W. Burgess, Jack V. Thom-
son II, Judy Lefland Dietrick, Robert
C. Simmer, Brenda Oakes Plantz,
Robert D. Tatum, Ms. Sharon Ross,
and Mrs. David E. Williamson.
Standing: Messrs. Burgess, Thom-
son, Mrs. Thomas D. Evans, Jr.,
Messrs. Evans, Dietrick, Mrs. Benny
H. Wilkerson, Messrs. Wilkerson,
John K. Plantz, Howard A. Kramer,
Simmer, George D. Armstrong, Ta-
tum, Mrs. Armstrong, Mr. John W.
Elko III, Mrs. Margaret Boggs Bull,
Messrs. Bill Bull, and Williamson.
"10 years!! Do you think it's time to
clean up our act? No way!" The
Class of Dentistry '69 had cocktails
and dinner at Windward Watch,
Brandermill. Seated, left to right:
Dr. and Mrs. Edward V. Horton, Jr.,
Dr. Charles R. Harmon, Dr. and Mrs.
John P. Doley, Mrs. Eric A. Fore-
tich. Second row: Dr. and Mrs. Wil-
liam R. Parks, Dr. and Mrs. Ivan A.
Bishop, Mrs. Sanford K. Heard III,
Dr. Heard, Mrs. Hugh C. Dowdy,
and Dr. Dowdy. Third row: Mrs.
James J. Kail, Dr. Kail, Mrs. David
T. Kiger, Dr. Kiger, Mrs. John S. Re-
pass, Drs. Repass, John F. Philips,
Fred A. Bell, Mrs. Philips, Dr. Ste-
phen M. Parel, Mesdames Parel,
Bell, and Dr. James T. Pascia.
Standing, left to right: Mrs. S.
Weldon Brown III, Dr. Thomas C.
Berry, Mesdames Berry, Brown,
Drs. Foretich, Michael N. Trahos,
Philip S. Kohn, Mrs. Kohn, Dr. Rich-
ard S. Wilson, Mrs. Wilson, Dr. and
Mrs. Larry T. Brooks, Mrs. Alan M.
Padgett, Dr. Padgett, Mrs. Asa B.
Lee III, Dr. Lee, Mrs. Ronnie L.
Brown, Drs. Brown, Charles L.
Gary, Jr., Mesdames Gary, Joseph
V. Valenti, Jr., Dr. Valenti, Mrs. Paul
J. Giorgetti, Jr., and Dr. Giorgetti.
The Class of Medicine '69 cele-
brated their reunion with a lovely
cocktail buffet at the home of Dr.
and Mrs. Anthony D. Sakowski, Jr.
Kneeling, left to right: Drs. Willard
R. Thompson, Jr., Harry S. Wilks,
Grayson B. Miller, Jr., and Mrs.
Miller. Second row: Dr. and Mrs. Jo-
seph C. Nuara, Dr. and Mrs. Isaac
Koziol, Dr. and Mrs. James N. Lam-
pros, Dr. and Mrs. Merrill F. Prugh,
Mrs. Thompson, Dr. and Mrs.
Leyester Owens, Jr., Mrs. Wilks, Dr.
and Mrs. Samuel G. Showalter, and
Dr. Julien H. Meyer, Jr. Third row:
Dr. and Mrs. Anthony D. Sakowski,
Jr., Drs. James L. Holimon, Augus-
tine W. Lewis III, Dr. and Mrs. Dixon
M. Rollins, Dr. and Mrs. John R.
Young, Dr. James S. Burgbacher,
Dr. and Mrs. Andrew A. DelSordo,
Dr. and Mrs. Earl R. Crouch, Jr., Dr.
and Mrs. James L. Brown, Dr. and
Mrs. James M. Wells, Jr., and Dr.
and Mrs. Stephen R. Grubb. Fourth
row: Dr. and Mrs. Drury M. Stith, Dr.
and Mrs. Mark S. Lichtenberg, Dr.
Robert K. Ramsey, Dr. and Mrs.
Richardson Grinnan. Fifth row, on
stairs: Mrs. Edwin C. Weiss, Dr. and
Mrs. Stuart Solomon, and Mrs.
Meyer. Sixth row: Dr. and Mrs. Pas-
quale F. Finelli, Dr. Frank H. Phil-
lips, Jr., Dr. and Mrs. C. M. Kinloch
Nelson. Seventh row: Miss Cath-
erine C. Sakowski, Dr. and Mrs.
Charles D. Moseley III, Dr. and Mrs.
John G. Cametas, and Dr. Paul M.
"We look serious but we really
were having a good time." The
Class of Nursing '69 dined at Bran-
dermill Country Club. First row, left
to right: Mesdames Wendy White
Gibson, Judy Weaver Smith, Bonnie
Berman Kohn, Barbara Woodland
Fleming, and Betty Beckner Knud-
son. Second row: Mesdames Elyse
Silver Greenberg, Annette Toll
Fitch, Jean Clendenin Conwell, and
Janie Bowersett Hobart. Third row:
Shirley Spitler Bitting, Linda James
Hager, Peggy Anderson Cohen, and
Harriet Walker Buss. Fourth row:
Mesdames Corinne Crockett Har-
mon, Linda McLean Harrell, Gloria
Anderson Whitley, Margaret Ken-
nedy Hancock, Helen Gordon Spi-
cer. Miss Martha M. Thomson, Mes-
dames Marlene Smith Hewlett,
Faye Hoyle Wessells, Jo Ann Glass
Dewell, and Patricia Sharpe Eby.
The Class of '74, Medicine, cele-
brated their first reunion at Holiday
inn, Crossroads, and it was a
smashing success. First row, left to
right: Dr. and Mrs. Sam Adier, Dr.
and Mrs. Ira L. Flax, Dr. and Mrs.
Kenneth A. Powell, and Dr. and Mrs.
John G. Newby. Second row: Dr.
and Mrs. Michael D. Mandel, Dr.
and Mrs. Ivan Z. Gorelik, Dr. and
Mrs. J. Gregory Evans, Dr. and Mrs.
Stephen B. Stroud, Dr. and Mrs.
Marvin T. Williams, Dr. and Mrs. Da-
vid L. Montague, Dr. Frederick M.
Litton, and Dr. and Mrs. Norman B.
Holden, Jr. Third row: Dr. and Mrs.
William N. Hovland, Dr. Catherine
S. Casey, Dr. and Mrs. Richard A.
Sokol, Dr. and Mrs. Richard G. Jos-
lin. Dr. and Mrs. Brian M. Wasser-
man. Dr. and Mrs. Michael H. Joy-
nes, and Drs. Fay Oneal and Jim
Redwine. Fourth row: Dr. and Mrs.
William M. Brown, Dr. and Mrs. Wal-
ter D. Parkhurst, Dr. William K. Har-
ryman III, Dr. and Mrs. Robert T.
Davis, Dr. and Mrs. Donald T. Cash-
ion, Dr. and Mrs. Bruce E. Johnson,
and Dr. and Mrs. Ritchie O. Rosso.
Fifth row: Dr. and Mrs. Michael Lee
Coates, Dr. Kelly A. Fogle, Drs.
Kathryn Waldrop and Thomas M.
Kerkering, Dr. and Mrs. Larry H.
Cox, Dr. and Mrs. Vincent H. Ober,
Jr., Dr. and Mrs. Michael J. La-
Penta, Dr. Patricia H. Vanover, Dr.
and Mrs. Robert J. Pariser, Dr. and
Mrs. Robert E. Rude, Dr. and Mrs.
Michael R. Harper, Dr. and Mrs.
Kenneth J. Robertson, Dr. and Mrs.
J. Michael Bobbitt, and Dr. and Mrs.
Blaise C. Scavullo.
"it was surprising to see how little
we had all changed in a five year
span. A good time was had by the
Dental Class of '74 at the Berkeley
Club. We appreciate Buddy Gard-
ner for having us to his home after-
wards to continue the party." First
row, left to right: Mrs. Timothy D.
Cablish, Drs. Cablish, Ronald G.
Downey, Dr. and Mrs. Robert A.
Pope, Dr. and Mrs. Stephen T. La-
nier, Dr. and Mrs. Paul W. Conrad,
Mrs. Frederick W. Meyer, Jr., Dr.
Meyer, Mrs. Daniel Dent, Dr. Dent,
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Cooke III,
Dr. James L. Guthrie, Ms. Linda
Beard, and Dr. and Mrs. Joel C.
Goldstein. Second row: Dr. and
Mrs. Walter D. Shields, Jr., Mrs. Al-
fred R. Guthrie, Dr. Guthrie, Dr. and
Mrs. Donald G. Trawick, Mesdames
John R. Roller, James C. Wallace,
Drs. Wallace, Marshall S. Bonnie,
Perry E. Jones, Dr. and Mrs. Berard
Harrison, Dr. and Mrs. James L.
Riley, Mrs. Edward D. Gardner, and
Dr. Gardner. Third row: Dr. Roller,
Mrs. Gary T. Jennings, Drs. Jen-
nings, Robert Pavao, Newton C.
Mullins, Jr., Douglas C. Niemi, Mrs.
John W. Burton lil, Drs. Burton, Jo-
seph M. Greene, Charles A. Pend-
ergrass, Mesdames Pendergrass,
David C. Anderson, and Dr. Ander-
Twenty-four members of the Class
of Pharmacy 1974, plus their hus-
bands and wives, reunited after five
years to share a buffet dinner at the
Abbey Restaurant. Arriving late (not
in picture): Mrs. Billie Hall Wood-
son. First row, left to right: Mr. Wil-
liam A. Barbour, Jr., Miss Annie
Leeper, Miss Kathleen M. Watt,
Mrs. Kaye Eanes Vass, Mr. Vass,
Mesdames Elizabeth Trent Hill and
Anita Goodall Ford. Second row:
Mrs. Charles G. Collins, Mr. F. W.
Richards, Jr., Mrs. Marcia Kennedy
Cartagena, Messrs. Hill, and Ford.
Third row: Mrs. Sarah Donato Col-
gan, Messrs. Colgan, Collins, Carta-
gena, Mrs. Patricia Caldwell Wil-
helm, and Mr. H. Douglas Wilhelm.
Fourth row: Mrs. Betty Hash Lyon,
Dr. Lyon, Mrs. William R. Shannon-
house, Jr., Mr. Shannonhouse, Mrs.
James Bruce Kerr, and Mr. Kerr.
Fifth row: Mr. Richard W. Dugger,
Mrs. Dugger, Mr. Glen L. Hutchin-
son, and Mrs. Hutchinson. Sixth
row: Mr. and Mrs. Dennis D.
Stanley, Mrs. Anne Brumberg
Knapp, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy K.
Sumner, and Mrs. E. Sue Moore
Cantrell. Seventh row: Messrs.
Thomas M. Garland, Knapp, and
Cantrell. Eighth row: Ms. Sue
Wyant, Mrs. James N. Rhodes and
The Nursing Class of '74 had cock-
tails and dinner at Fannys, Holiday
Inn. Seated, left to right: Mrs. Sally
Stephens Ball, Mr. Bill Ball, Mrs.
Lois Lumsden McCarthy, Mr. Joe
McCarthy, Mrs. Jenny Johnston Ki-
gans, and Mr. Mike Kigans. Stand-
ing, left to right: Mrs. Sandra Ellen
Westerman, Miss Nancy C. Moyer,
Mrs. Connie Burton Trefzer, Miss
Susan F. McFadden, Mrs. Peggy
Jarvis Woolf, Messrs. Phil Woolf,
Rick Ranels, Mesdames Susan
Swortzel Ranels, Carol Cooper
McDaniel and daughter. Second
row: Mr. Matthews, Mesdames Jen-
nifer Hopkins Matthews, Susanne
Mills Gray, Mr. Gray, Mrs. Gertrude
Jelf Vernon, Miss Ann C. Hoffman,
Mr. Sam Vernon, Mrs. Bonnie Glas-
cock Darrel, Mr. Charlie Sutterfield,
Miss Candace H. Foster, Ms. Lottie
Lawrence, Mrs. Loretta Quigley Fra-
ker, Mr. Bill Fraker, Miss Lori B.
Cramer, and Mrs. Jane Walker
The ninetieth annual meeting of the Medical College of Virginia Alumni Association was held at the Larrick Center on
June 2, 1979. The meeting was called to order by the president, Dr. Robert O. Hudgens, who welcomed the alumni.
The minutes of the 1978 aimual meeting which were published in the August, 1978, issue of The Scarab were approved
on motion of Dr. John W. Parker, Jr., and seconded by Dr. Philip L. Minor.
The financial report was passed out and Mrs. Frances W. Kay, assistant treasurer, in the absence of Dr. James T. Tucker,
treasurer, asked for any questions.
The fiscal year of the Alumni Association of the Medical College of Virginia runs from January 1 through December 3 1 .
The Association has an operating fund and a building fund.
Cash on hand, January 1
Contributions, $15 and under for '77, collected
'76, included in item for '77.
Contributions, $15 and under for '78, collected
'77, included in item for '78
Contributions over $15 for '77, collected '76, in-
cluded in item for '77
Contributions over $15 for '78, collected '77, in-
cluded in item for '78
Contributions $15 and under
Contributions $15 and under
Contributions $15 and under
Contributions over $15
Contributions over $15, prepaid
Contributions over $15, prepaid
Cash on hand, January 1
Cash on deposit, January 1
Cash on deposit, January 1
Total cash assets, January 1
The complete audit by A. M. Pullen and Co. certified public accountants, is available if you should desire to see it.
August, 1979 19
Dr. Rufus P. EUett moved the acceptance of the report which motion was seconded by Dr. John W. Parker, Jr., and
Dr. Herbert R. Boyd, Jr. read the report of the Board of Tellers, in the absence of the chairman. Dr. John W. Watson,
which had been accepted by the Board of Trustees on June 1 .
BOARD OF TELLERS' REPORT
The Board of Tellers certifies that the following candidates for the Board of Trustees of the Alumni Association of the
Medical College of Virginia have been elected for terms beginning January 1, 1980, and ending December 31, 1982.
Dr. George L. Bailey, P'58, M'62, New Orleans, Louisiana
Dr. Edward J. Wiley, Jr., M'56, Richmond, Virginia
Dr. Fred B. Comett, D'47, Danville, Virginia
Dr. William W. Crittenden, Jr., D'56, Gloucester, Virginia
Dr. Joseph R. Suggs, D'47, Asheboro, North Carolina
Miss Dorsye E. Russell, N'43, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Mrs. Elizabeth L. Sibley, N'49, Roanoke, Virginia
Mrs. Bertha Cohen Rolfe, P'47, Richmond, Virginia
Mr. Herman L. West, PT'56, Chesapeake, Virginia
Dr. Ruth Torvik Friedman, MT'59, Ph.D.'68, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Dr. Charles O. Watlington, M'58, Ph.D.'68, Richmond, Virginia
Dr. John W. Watson, Chairman
Mr. R. David Anderson
Dr. Herbert R. Boyd, Jr.
Mrs. Barbara L. Hendricks
Dr. Charles M. Caravati, president emeritus of the MCV Foundation, was introduced. He spoke on the merits of the
Foundation and solicited funds for it.
Dr. C. Newton Van Horn presented the secretary's report:
As secretary of the MCV Alumni Association, it is my duty to report to you on the transactions of the MCV Alumni
Association. Dr. Rudolph C. Thomason, secretary, died on January 31, and I was elected to the position by mail ballot in
The fall meeting of the Board was held on September 10, 1978. The executive committee and ad hoc committee met on
July 27, 1978. A motion was made and passed that Mr. Dunn, director of Alumni Activities of VCU, be asked to present a
concrete proposal for reorganization of the Alumni Association in black and white. It was moved and passed that a lawyer
be hired to advise us. On September 6, 1978, the committee Ustened to the wise counsel of an attorney, Mr. Waller Horsley,
who suggested we should be slow in giving up our independence and to make sure if we did it would be in our best interest
and that of MCV. On September 10, 1978, the committee moved we go into fund raising. The Board rejected the proposal
of separate associations for each school. They moved
1 . The MCV Alumni Association will retain its legal independence and identity.
2. They will become a part of the VCU Alumni Council if it is established.
3. Ways will be sought to work cooperatively with the alumni activities office to avoid duplication.
4. A funding structure will be explored which will eliminate (or reduce) the confusion caused by the current prac-
It was moved that under the lines of reorganization of Doctor Ackell's plan the Board of Councillors be elected rather
than appointed and to use Doctor Ackell's plan as a guide to modify or reorganize the MCV Alumni Association in such a
way as to facilitate the liaison with the different schools and administration.
At a called meeting of the Board held on December 3 the following motions came out of the executive committee which
had met on September 21.
1 . A committee was appointed to clarify the definition of sections with Doctor Ackell and to ask his assistance in
getting the committee meetings back on track and it was agreed that the replies to Doctor Boyd's letter in the May
issue of The Scarab be pubUshed in the November issue.
On November 27 Doctor Boyd reported that Doctor Ackell had two suggestions to make:
1 . To have no further meetings and to let the deans follow their original course of action.
2. Or he could personally attempt to set up one additional meeting with the deans/alumni committee.
Your committee pleaded with him to follow the latter course.
The ad hoc alumni committee was commended for its many hours of hard work and dedication in trying to obtain a
Four proposals were presented to the Board:
1. To adopt in total the plan presented in the white paper which was developed by Mr. Dunn and Dr. Ackell and
this was discussed at the June meeting. (Not passed)
2. To dissolve the MCV Alumni Association, liquidate our assets and place them in the alumni fund of the MCV
Foundation. The dispersal of these funds would be controlled by a committee of alumni. (Not passed)
3. To try to approach Dr. Ackell with the possibility of appointing a new committee to start from scratch to negoti-
ate the role of the MCV Alumni Association in conjunction with the University, disregarding all previous dis-
cussions with the present deans/alumni committee which began functioning on December 12, 1977. (Passed)
4. To better serve our alumni and the MCV campus, we feel this can be best done by our remaining independent,
and realizing this would necessitate the development of a comprehensive fund-raising campaign for this organiza-
tion. (No action)
The January meeting of the Board was held on January 28. Doctor Hudgens apologized for the absence of Doctor Ackell
who had promised to be at the meeting. In the report of the executive committee on December 1 8, Dr. Robert O. Hudgens,
Mr. Linwood S. Leavitt, and Dr. Marvin F. West were nominated to the negotiating committee and as alternates, Mrs. Jane
K. Garber, Miss Dorsye Russell, and Mr. Kirby H. Smith, Jr. Doctor Hudgens said he would notify them.
By mail ballot Mrs. Gail W. Griffey, Mrs. Frances W. Kay, and Dr. Thomas W. Nooney, Jr. were elected to round out
the executive committee so that all schools would be represented.
Salary adjustments for the staff and a retirement plan was funded for Miss Franck. In the discussion which ensued, it was
pointed out that Miss Franck's salary was actually low compared with that received by other persons in similar positions, to
say nothing of the added duties she performs and the limited staff with which she works.
On January 28 Mr. Leavitt was named chairman of the executive committee. The reunion banquet was to be replaced by
a cocktail party. These actions were unanimously approved by the Board.
The Board meeting of the MCV Alumni Association was held at the Alumni House on June 1, 1979. Dr. Robert Hudgens
presided and attendance of the Board members was excellent.
Minutes of the previous meeting was approved. Committee reports were received.
Dean Bacon's request for a wide screen TV for the student lounge was discussed but tabled until the September meeting.
A request was received from Mr. Paul Hartman (D'81) for funds from the Alumni Association supporting a trip by him
to a symposium in the Peoples RepubUc of China. The Board felt these funds would more appropriately come from the
August, 1979 21
The Board expressed their sorrow over the deaths of Board members, Dr. Rudolph C. Thomason and Dr. Donald L. Bax-
ter, this year.
The report of the nominating committee was received.
Newly elected members of the Board were aimounced.
Dr. Hudgens presented and the Board approved a series of draft proposals which have been developed after many serious
hours of negotiation by the new ad hoc committee and further reviewed and revised by the executive committee. A sum-
mary of the draft proposals will follow in the president's report.
The Board gratefully acknowledged and expressed its appreciation for the long and faithful service of Miss Minnie
Franck and regretfully accepted her resignation effective July 1, 1979.
It is sincerely hoped Miss Franck will continue her role as traveling secretary to alumni chapters in the future.
The meeting was adjourned at 4 p.m.
C. Newton Van Horn, M.D.
Dr. John W. Parker, Jr., moved for the acceptance of the report, Dr. Oscar Martin seconded the motion, which carried.
Dr. Robert O. Hudgens delivered his report:
One year ago I stood here before you as your new president-elect and pledged that I did not intend to preside over the
death of our Alumni Association. Little did I realize how dangerously close to death our patient would come!
After several months of intensive care, an injection or two of enthusiasm, an infusion of mututal cooperation, and the
ministering of tender loving care by many hands, I am glad to be able to report to you today that the MCV Alumni Associa-
tion is indeed alive and well and facing perhaps the best prognosis that it has in years.
By an affirmative vote yesterday, your Board of Trustees accomplished a monumental achievement. More than a dozen
years of conflict between the organized alumni and the University (its deans, its administrators, and its faculty) now has a
strong likelihood of coming to an end. A great deal more than a simple "armed truce" has been accomplished. Indeed,
much of the bitterness, the misunderstanding, and the frustration on both sides has given way to a new spirit of cooperation
and mutual support. This has been due in large measure to the strong leadership of our new president. Dr. Ackell, and his
often expressed concern for the establishment of better relations between the University and its alumni. To its everlasting
credit, your Alumni Associaiton Board was able to put aside past feelings of hurt and mistrust and work cooperatively in
trying to formulate a new approach to our long-standing dilemma.
And so a new MCV Alumni Association is evolving — new only in its format and its internal organization. The truly im-
portant parts of the old have been carefully retained — our name, our charter, our house, our records, our contact and vis-
itation with alumni chapters, our involvement in the arranging of occasions such as this — all of these remain the same. Most
important, the authority and the responsibihty of the alumni Board of Trustees has not been diluted.
The best of the old has been retained and now can be blended with new responsibiUties and new opportunities which
were previously denied us. Long have we wished to be involved in some of the decision-making processes of our individual
schools. Long have we wished for the deans to look to us for support, leadership, and counsel. Previous Alumni Association
presidents (including especially those here today) tried vaUantly to make their voices heard in administrative corridors but
to no avail.
Our new format now assures us of a built-in mechanism of greater access to the schools and the deans. The adversary
relationship between the University and the Alumni Association is now finally recognized as being mutually destructive
and it is being changed. Hopefully a new partnership may now evolve. We, as alumni, feel that we do have expertise in the
health-care needs of the Commonwealth. We are looking forward to an opportunity of making a contribution.
The Alumni Association welcomes its new role and responsibihty, is grateful to the president for having assured it, and
pledges its intention of being a positive and constructive influence in helping our alma mater reach its goals.
Based upon the basic agreement and the draft proposals approved by the Board, the next few weeks will be devoted to
the drafting of a legal document between the University and the MCV Alumni Association thus guaranteeing our future.
Change frequently brings frustration and always confusion. I expect both as we pass through the second half of this year.
By the time your next president addresses you, I hope and expect our new organizational structure will be fully developed
and running smoothly. Forgive us please if you witness a few growing pains.
On your behalf, I pledge to Dr. Ackell and to the deans our desire to be helpful. I express also our plea to involve us
increasingly in deliberations which affect our schools. I pledge our continuing efforts to support and to improve our alma
And so our patient — the MCV Alumni Associaton — did not die. It has survived stronger and better for the ordeal it has
It is bom again — Hallelujah!
Robert O. Hudgens, M.D.
A motion by Dr. Parker moved for the acceptance of the report. Mrs. Kay seconded the motion which passed.
There was no old business or new business.
Dr. Hudgens said, "As you know, several years ago the MCV Alumni Association estabUshed our Alumnus of the Year
Award. One of the nicest things about having this job is to be able to present this award each year."
22 THE SCARAB
ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR AWARD
The recipient of this year's award has given so much of herself to her abna mater over the years since her graduation. Her
service began back in the early thirties with her chairmanship of the Nursing Section of the Alumni Association of the Med-
ical College of Virginia, then an arm of the MCV Alumni Association. Recognition by the then dean of nursing, Frances
Helen Zeigler, was expressed in a letter which said in part: "I congratulate you on your splendid active organization. You
are the greatest inspiration to those of us who are directing the activities of the school. Personally, I would find it very diffi-
cult not to have your ever ready consideration and assistance."
She was appointed to the executive committee of the Board of Trustees in 1934 and remained a member of the Board for
a long period of time. She was vice president for several terms and her participation in the affairs of the College included
two four-year terms on the MCV Board of Visitors, and two years on the advisory board after the merger. One cannot for-
get the endless hours she spent in raising funds for the Nursing Section lectureship or how she chaired the bazaars to obtain
funds. Her concern for the older graduates of the school has brightened many a day.
Briefly to tell you of her career and her profession, she was supervisor of the outpatient department at MCV from 1930 to
1936. She was director of the nursing program of the American Red Cross from 1938 to 1971. Among her honors were the
Ann Magnussen award for Red Cross service and she received the first Outstanding Nurse Award from MCV in 1970.
So we are really proud today to make our award of Outstanding Alumnus of the Year to a good friend, a fifty-year grad-
uate this year, Anne Franks Mahoney.
Mrs. Mahoney graciously acknowledged the award.
Dr. Robert O. Hudgens has just
awarded Mrs. Anne F. Mahoney the
Alumnus of the Year Award.
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY'S REPORT
By this time, I'm sure you are ready to go on your way but please let me take this opportunity to express my appreciation
to all of you again for being so nice to me during all these years. My leaving you has been long planned and has nothing to
do with any present events. I thank you all and I wish for the MCV Alumni Association only good things and to each of you
go my best wishes. Though I'm resigning, you all will, I hope, continue to be my friends.
Thank you once again. ,.,. • », t- i
° Mmme M. Franck
Dr. Hudgens called on Mrs. Kay:
I stand here in Reggie Rooke's stead with many ambivalent feelings! This day is both a happy and sad occasion for all of
As you now know, Miss Franck has made the decision to leave us. Reggie so wanted to be here, but since he could not,
and because I am not very articulate, I would simply like to share with you, and "Miss Minnie", Reggie's own thoughts.
This will be the first time I have missed the annual meeting and other functions of the Alumni Association that we enjoy
at this time of the year since Minnie has been at the helm. I will miss being with my fellow alumni.
I do want to add my bit to the accolades that Minnie will receive and so richly deserves. Please say to her for me that over
the years it has been my privilege to work with numerous professional and trade organizations at the local, state, and na-
tional levels and that among them I have never observed an executive director with the ability, loyalty, and dedication that
she has given to the MCV Alumni Association.
For Minnie it has been a twenty-four-hour-a-day job and she has never asked for a raise in salary or complained about
the work load which she has carried daily during the last twenty-three years.
It has been a genuine pleasure to work with her over the years and I join my fellow alumni in wishing for her a long and
happy retirement from the arduous duties involved in the successful operation of the Association.
R. Reginald Rooke
Mrs. Kay presented Miss Franck with a plaque which read:
Dr. Herbert R. Boyd, Jr., being pre-
sented with the past president's
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF MCV
A testimonial of sincere appreciation presented to Minnie M. Franck in honor and with deep appreciation of the distin-
guished and unselfish service beyond the call of duty given to the Association with outstanding leadership, vision, and abil-
ity as secretary of the Medical College of Virginia Alumni Association 1956-1979. In testimony whereof the officers have
affixed their names, Robert O. Hudgens, M.D., president, and Linwood S. Leavitt, R. Ph., chairman, executive committee.
Mrs. Kay then presented her with a check and said, "Here's a very small token of our love and appreciation for a job
more than well done from your past presidents, who have had the honor and pleasure of serving you, and our Board of
Trustees. God Bless."
Dr. W. C. Henderson presented the report of the nominating committee in the absence of Mr. Rooke.
The nominating conmiittee submits for your consideration the following candidates for office for the calendar year 1980:
President, Mr. Linwood S. Leavitt, P'41, Virginia Beach, Virginia
President-elect, Dr. Edward James Wiley, M'56, Richmond, Virginia
Vice president. Medicine, Dr. Ota T. Graham, Jr., M'53, Richmond, Virginia
Vice president. Dentistry, Dr. Bennett A. Malbon, D'58, Richmond, Virginia
Vice president, Pharmacy, Mr. Charles A. Baker, P'72, Richmond, Virginia
Vice president. Nursing, Mrs. Dorothea H. Patrick, N'53, Richmond, Virginia
Vice president. Allied Health, Mrs. Katherine A. Prentice, MT'63, Richmond, Virginia
Vice president, Basic Sciences, Dr. Thomas H. Nooney, Jr., Ph.D.'70, Richmond, Virginia
Secretary, Dr. Marvin F. West, D'58, Williamsburg, Virginia
Treasurer, Dr. James T. Tucker, M'27, Richmond, Virginia
Assistant treasurer, Mrs. Frances W. Kay, N'59, Richmond, Virginia
Dr. Hudgens asked for further nominations. Dr. Parker moved the nominations be closed, Dr. Henderson seconded the
motion which was approved and Dr. Hudgens requested the secretary to cast a unanimous vote.
Dr. Hudgens said: "Somewhere along the line, I developed a great deal of respect for my predecessor. Dr. Herb Boyd,
since I've been trying to hold his job for this past year. Herb, I wish you would come forward for a moment, we have a little
something we'd Uke to give you. In light of some of the things that have happened to presidents recently we have had the
past president's emblem redesigned, it now looks like a purple heart. Herb, you absolutely did an outstanding job here last
year and you continue to be supportive and helpful in our executive committee sessions and in the Board of Trustee's meet-
ings. You made my job much easier and have been an enormous, help. I want to express my personal congratulations and
appreciation for all you have done for the Association."
Dr. Hudgens introduced the president-elect, Mr. Linwood Leavitt, of Virginia Beach, MCV class of pharmacy, 1941. "Af-
ter spending the early 40's in the naval service, he returned to his community and has been a retail pharmacist prior to
owning his own pharmacy. He has served with distinction in many offices besides those in which our Association knows
him. He has been secretary of the Virginia State Board of Pharmacy, elected to the executive committee of the National
Association of Boards of Pharmacy, and served as its president from 1974 to 1975. He's a Shriner, a Rotarian, and was pres-
ident of the Rotary Club in 1974. He will serve this group, I'm sure, in his usual quiet and thorough way. He will be a
distinguished and outstanding president for us and he has been an enormous help to us in the last few weeks and months
when he and I and Marvin West have been trying to work on these proposals. One of the nice things about Linwood when-
ever you ask him for help, he's right there, even though he has to come from Virginia Beach to do it. As long as the Associa-
tion can guarantee gas, I'll promise you he'll do the job."
Mr. Leavitt replied:
"Thank you very much. President Bob, ladies and gentlemen, members of the alumni Association. I cannot tell you ex-
actly how I feel today, really, as a result of yesterday's meeting. Frankly, I was apprehensive, almost disgusted to the point
of just throwing in the hat but I really want to congratulate the Board of Trustees for its action yesterday. I feel like the
officers of this Association and the Board itself have chartered for itself a new course. I feel like we can do nothing but go
ahead and I'm just delighted to be a part of it. I feel like we're on the right track. I feel that this Association will go to
unbounded heights we have never before had and I just feel you will be behind us, I certainly hope, I know you will, be-
cause you are an alumnus of MCV. I want to thank you very much for your vote of confidence and I assure you I will do all
in my power to promote this organization and MCV. Thank you very much."
The meeting was adjourned.
Linwood S. Leavitt
August, 1979 25
Dr. Robert O. Hudgens, Miss Minnie
M. Francic, Dr. C. Newton Van Horn,
and Mrs. Frances W. Kay.
Mr. Linwood S. Leavitt makes his
acceptance speech as president for
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At the cocktail party.
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More of the cocktail party.
Top row, left to right: Mrs. Musa A.
Lewis, Miss Velvie Clark, and Mrs.
Agnes K. Hultz. 2nd row: Drs. A. A.
Houser, J. Berkeley Gordon, and E.
Macaulay Babb. 3rd row: Drs. Seth
Gayle, Jr., G. T. Dill, and Victor R.
Golderos, Jr. Bottom row: Drs. Wil-
bur R. Bracey, John W. Parker, Jr.,
Mrs. Edna N. Hooker, and Mrs. Vi-
ola E. Sherrod.
7)^e 50 year
Miss Edna Morgan presents Dr. A.
C. Chandler with a boutonniere as
'j^ Dr. Rex Blankinship watches.
Top row: Mesdames Virginia M.
Porter, Rachel H. IHughes, Rosalind
W. Roach, Drs. William L. Cooke,
Hubert A. Shaffer, Messrs. Roger
W. Perry, and Edward L. Carter.
2nd row: Mesdames Minnie P. Old-
ham, Zellie P. Bowler, Thelma G.
Steen, Drs. Thomas N. Hunnicutt,
and Stuart O. Bennett. 3rd row:
Mesdames Guila G. Rogers, Lillian
G. Winston, Drs. Shepherd F.
Parker, William J. Ellis, E. Brown
Morgan, and Hubert V. Moss. 4th
row: Dr. A. C. Chandler, and Mr.
James C. Bray. 5th row: Mrs.
Frances L. Pickard, Drs. A. Ray
Dawson, and William F. Hatcher.
6th row: Mrs. Bernice H. Chase,
Drs. W. Asa Seawell, and Oscar S.
Martin. Bottom row: Dr. Warren G.
Bishop, Mrs. Anne F. Mahoney, Drs.
Oscar L. Hite, William P. Stull, Mr.
Samuel T. McAtee, and Dr. Leonard
Westbrook ... a private psychiatric
hospital for the treatment of emotional
and psychiatric disorders and problems
associated with alcohol and drug abuse.
Westbrook ... a new, bright and modern
facility providing total patient care for
adolescents and adults, including occu-
pational and recreational therapy, indi-
vidual and group counseling, and social
and rehabilitation services.
Westbrook . . . people caring for people.
1500 Westbrook Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23227
Approved by the Joint Commission on
the Accreditation of Hospitals
Categories of contributors:
$500 — ad infinitum
From March 21 through June 26 these extra supportive alumni joined our categories of contributors for 1979 and we
take this opportunity to say thank you again. If you have already sent in your contribution, you will not be contacted
again. If you care to send in an additional donation or if you have not sent in your shekels, mail your check to the MCV
Alumni Association, 1 105 East Clay Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219 and give consideration to joining the above.
Anna M. Anderson, N'47
Dan N. Anderson, M'48
Vida V. Bailey, N'21
Homer Bartley, M'36
Louisa S. Batman, M'58
John C. Blankenbeckler , HA'56 Courtney P. Persinger,
Daniel C. Booker, Jr., M'72 Jose 0. Porrata, D'40
Beverley L. Boyd, N'50 Thomas G. Potterfield,
Herbert R. Boyd, Jr., D'48
John 0. Boyd, Jr., M'41
M. Taylor Greenberg, M'67
Donald L. Greever, M'45
Nell W. Greever, N'46
Gerald A. Grossman, P'62
Hanns C. Haesslein, M'70
Florine Hampton, M'50
John VJ. Hash, M'39
Valerie A. Johnson, N'69
W. Wayne Key, Jr., M'64
E. Richard King, Faculty
Richard H. Kirkland, M'48
Neil D. Kravetz, M'&2
Andrew M. Lang, M'43M
Evelyn F. Laupus , N'43M
Charles E. Llewellyn, Jr.
Joseph W. Milam, M'47
Lax>7rence S. Miller, H/S
Samuel V. Molinary, Ph.D.
Pamela B. Murphy, N'68
Martha L. Nicholes , N'35
Frances E. Noblin, M'36
Maurice Nottingham, Jr
Joseph F. Outten, D'54
Harry S. Wilks, M'69
L. Mildred Williams, M'47
Myra VJilliams-Thornton, Friend
Harold E. Wolfe, M'43D
Pearl S. Wolfe, N'43M
Charles L. Yarbrough, M'70
Ellis N. Zuckerraan, M'54
Gerald T. Z;-7iren, M'54
Alphonso Bruno, Jr., M'65
John R. Bumgarner , M'39
Donald L. Chastain, D'61
Alvin J. Ciccone, M'64
Kennon W. Davis, P'60, M'64
Howard Y. Dean, M'62
M. Morris Edison, D'44
Nathan B. Evens, D'48
Margaret F. Faust, N'55
Mary C. Garby, N'42
Marc A. Goldberg, M'69
M. Kirk Gooding, M'67
Thomas W. Gould in, M'54
Patrick A. Reardon, M'59
Rafael Rodriguez -Molina, M'26
Riley S. Senter, M'74
Jack L. Shelburg, M'62
Steven L. Sigillo, D'45
Russell N. Snead, M'43M
W. Thomas Spain, P '40
Joseph R. Suggs, D'47
Milton R. Tignor, Jr., M'61
William H. Traynham, Jr., D'3&Earl S. Scott, M'38
Robert B. Trivett, M'70 Lloyd R. Shaw, M'30
John M. Turner III, M'61 David J. Skewes , M'56
John C. Tyree, D'21 J. Earle Smith, M'50
Bonnie B. Waldrop, M'74 Mrs. Charles W. Thomas
William M. Waldrop, M'74 Frank H. Walker, D'44
Charles H. Brant, M'46M
Hugh L. Farrior, M'53
Marlene B. Henley, M'59
Robert H. Hux, M'55
Hudnall J. Lewis, M'63
Nathan Neyman, D'36
Edwin J. Otis, M'43D
Fletcher B. Owen, Jr., M'59
Paul W. Robinett, M'45
Herbert G. Ruffin, M'38
1920 James G. Lyerly, Sr. (M), of Jackson-
ville, Florida, was honored by a Neurologi-
cal Surgery Symposium and reception fol-
lowing. He was the first neurosurgeon to
practice in Florida.
1930 J. Glenn Cox (M) and Walter A. Por-
ter (M'32) both of Hillsville, Virginia, were
recently honored by receiving plaques from
the Carroll County Chapter of the Ameri-
can Cancer Society.
Paul Dorsey Ketchum (M) of Huntington,
West Virginia, was elected to the West Vir-
ginia State Legislature for the second term
and was appointed vice chairman of the
Health and Welfare Committee. He is thor-
oughly enjoying a second career in his re-
1932 Walter A. Porter (M) of HiUsville,
Virginia, is this year serving as president of
the Virginia Society of the Sons of the
American Revolution. He is also surgeon
general of the National Society SAR.
1943M Dale Groom (M) of Edmond, Okla-
homa, will be included in the 41st edition
of Who's Who in America now being com-
piled. There will be a biographical sketch
of Dr. Groom, a consultant cardiologist,
author, and Emeritus Professor of Medi-
cine at the University of Oklahoma.
1943D Thomas J. Fitzgerald (D) of South
HUl, Virginia, was inducted as a fellow of
the American College of Dentists.
1946 William E. Copenhaver (M) of
Naples, Florida, was reelected chairman of
the Department of Radiology at Naples
Community Hospital. He is also president
of Naples Radiology Associates P. A.
Matthew L. Lacy II (M) of South Hill, Vir-
ginia, has been elected the 135th Grand
Master of Masons in Virginia.
1947 Forrest W. Pitts (M) of Richmond,
Virginia, immediate past president of the
Virginia Lung Association, has received the
association's 1979 Douglas Southall Free-
man Award. The award is presented annu-
ally to the person considered outstanding
in his contributions to the association's
work. Dr. Pitt is currently Medical director
of the Henrico County Health Department.
1949 Marvin E. Pizer (D) of Alexandria,
Virginia, received his M.A. in Education
from the American University in January.
He was also elected to the Honor Society of
Phi Kappa Phi and the professional educa-
tion fraternity of Phi Delta Kappa.
1950 Robert A. Abernathy, Jr. (M), of
Richlands, Virginia, is the new president of
the Virginia Society of Internal Medicine.
Thornton R. Cleek (M) of Asheboro, North
Carolina, has been appointed to serve on
the Commission for the Division of Health
Services for a four year term.
1953 Robert T. Edwards (D) of Franklin,
Virginia, was chosen a fellow of the Ameri-
can College of Dentists.
1954 J. Thomas Edmonds (M) of Accomac,
Virginia, completed his year as President of
the Virginia Society of Ophthalmology and
Otolaryngology, as he presided at the An-
nual Meeting on May 5, at Boar's Head Inn
1955 George M. Solan (M) of Northfield,
Ohio, was elected President of the Medical
Staff at Western Reserve Psychiatric Habi-
1956 John J. Haiki (M), commander of the
Wright-Patterson AFB Medical Center in
Ohio, has been nominated by President
Carter for promotion to the grade of briga-
dier general. Dr. Halki is a senior flight sur-
geon and consultant to the Air Force Sur-
geon General in Obstetrics and
1959 Harry L. Hodges (D) of Richmond,
Virginia, was named a fellow of the Ameri-
can College of Dentists.
Malcolm J. Tenney, Jr. (M), of Staunton,
Virginia, has been reappointed by Gover-
nor John N. Dalton to the Advisory Coun-
cil of Emergency Medical Services.
1961 M. Warren Bridgers, Jr. (P), of Me-
chanicsvUle, Virginia, has been promoted
to Manager of Liquid Manufacture at A.
H. Robins Company.
RusseU L. Davis, Jr. (M), of Radford, Vir-
ginia, has been appointed by Governor
Dalton to the Radford College board of
Alvin J. Schalow, Jr. (P), of Midlothian,
Virginia, was elected treasurer of the Rich-
mond Pharmaceutical Association.
1962 J. Gary Maynard, Jr. (D), of Rich-
mond, Virginia, was inducted as a fellow of
the American College of Dentists.
1963 Jackson T. Ward (P) of Mechanics-
ville, Virginia, has opened a new phar-
macy, Atlee Cardinal Pharmacy, in Han-
1964 Daniel C. Warren (M) is now the
Commanding Officer at Kirk U. S. Army
Health Clinic, Aberdeen Proving Ground,
1965 Jane Owen Stringer (N) of Winston-
Salem, North Carolina, was installed as
president of Friends of Dance Board. She
and Llewellyn W. Stringer (M'66) have one
son. Lew III, age 12.
James W. Thrasher, Jr. (M), of Phila-
delphia, Pennsylvania, was graduated from
Temple University School of Law receiving
a juris doctor degree on May 25. He is pres-
ently serving with the U. S. Navy as a Cap-
tain at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital.
Louis Oliver Wilson (N) of Toronto, On-
tario, has been appointed Director of Nurs-
ing at Lyndhurst Hospital. Mrs. Wilson
was formerly Instructor of Anatomy and
Physiology at the Toronto Institute of
Medical Technology. Her husband, Chris-
topher Wilson (a former MCV Chaplain) is
Director of Special Services for the Ontario
Hospital Association. They have two sons,
Ian (11) and Bryant (8).
1968 Roger D. Copenhaver, Jr. (M), of
Lutz, Florida, and his wife, Beth, aimounce
the birth of a son, Christopher Charles, on
March 26. Roger is currently employed by
Copenhaver, Bell and Associates. He has
just opened up a multi-specialty clinic.
Community Health Center in Bayonet
Lanny C. Hinson (D) of Newport News,
Virginia, has been elected President of the
Hampton-Newport News Rotary Club for
the year 1979-1980.
Charles M. Ruber (M) of Front Royal, Vir-
ginia, was elected president of the Cham-
ber of Commerce of Front Royal and War-
1970 Gary C. Cupit (P) of Portsmouth, Vir-
ginia, has been appointed Associate Profes-
sor of Clinical Pharmacy at the Phila-
delphia College of Pharmacy and Science.
Serving the Medical Profession Since 1928
Katherine S. Delk-Calkins (N) and her
husband, Captain Bill Calkins, of Abilene,
Texas, announce the birth of their first
child, a daughter, Eugenia Graham, on
May 18. Mrs. Delk-Calkins finished her
Masters Degree in Human Relations and
Management at Abilene Christian Univer-
sity in August, 1978. She has been working
as the "PRN" nurse at a local hospital.
John R. Ragsdale III (D) of Petersburg,
Virginia, was recently named President-
elect of the Virginia Society of Peri-
Carol Haines Rhodes (MT) of Richmond,
Virginia, and her husband Edward, an-
nounce the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth
Brand, on March 28.
1971 Randall W. Powell (M) of San Diego,
California, was recently elected to member-
ship in the Surgical Section of the Ameri-
can Academy of Pediatrics.
1972 Nancy McGee Alley (GS, N'68) and
her husband, Doyle, of Gate City, Virginia,
announce the birth of their third child,
Joel, on March 31. Nancy teaches at East
Tennessee State University.
Charles A. Baker (P) of Richmond, Vir-
ginia, was elected president of the Rich-
mond Pharmaceutical Association.
J. Thomas Owen (M) and his wife, Su-
zanne, of Midlothian, Virginia, announce
the birth of their daughter, Courtney Eliza-
beth, on April 15. Their son. Randy, is
three. Dr. Owen is in Family Practice in
1973 Saul Gorman (M) of San Rafael, CaU-
fomia, is presently a staiT psychiatrist at
San Quentin Prison, Tamal, California.
Robert N. Stitt (M) of Houston, Texas, is
presently in the first of a two year fellow-
ship in gynecologic-oncology at the M. D.
Alexander L. Wiatt (P) of Newport News,
Virginia, has been elected President of the
Peninsula Pharmaceutical Association for
the year 1979-80.
1974 Richard J. Herschaft (M) of Lancas-
ter, Pennsylvania, was named a diplomat of
the American Board of Dermatology.
Frederick M. (M) and Darlene Brown
(M'73) Litton of Big Stone Gap, Virginia,
were certified as diplomates of ABFP in
December, 1978. Darlene was selected as
"Young Career Woman of the Year" by
the Wise County Business and Professional
Woman's Club. Frederick is currently
Vice-Chief of Staff at Lonesome Pine Hos-
pital and vice-president of Wise County
Ceaser G. Pitta (M) of Needham, Massa-
chusetts, just completed a fellowship in
Retina Surgery at the Massachusetts Eye
and Ear Infirmary. He will return to Belle-
vUle, New Jersey, with wife, Diane, and
three sons, to start his practice.
1976 Herbert C. Manry (D), formerly of
Newport News, Virginia, will be starting an
Oral Surgery Residency at the Medical
University of South Carolina.
1977 Stephen N. Cherewaty (M) now sta-
tioned in Korea, and his wife, Denise,
proudly announce the birth of their first
child, Stephen Nicholes, Jr. Dr. Cherewaty
is serving as a General Medical Officer and
Chief of Professional Services at the 43rd
Surgical Hospital. It is the last MASH Unit
in the army and is the unit the movie and
TV show was based on.
Joseph A. Gwiazdowski (D), formerly of
Annandale, Virginia, is currently practicing
Dentistry at Howard Air Force Base in the
Canal Zone, Republic of Panama. He and
his wife are the proud parents of a daugh-
ter, Gina EUse, bom October 23, 1978.
E. Joseph LeCompte, Jr. (D), of Martinez,
Georgia, has received a Dental Teacher
Training Fellowship from the American
Fund for Dental Health to pursue post-
graduate studies in pedodontics and oral
biology at the Medical College of Georgia.
Stuart M. Solan (M) of Newport News,
Virginia, was chosen Chief Resident at
Riverside Hospital. He and his wife have
also become the proud parents of a son,
Christopher MUey Solan.
Dale O. Wiley (D) has completed a two
year general and hospital dental residency
at the University of Virginia Hospital in
Charlottesville, Virginia. He plans to return
to Richmond to practice dentistry.
1978 Audrey K. Murawskl (HA) of Rich-
mond, Virginia, has been named assistant
to the Medical Director for Blue Cross and
Blue Shield of Virginia.
Saint Albans Psychiatric Hospital
An accredited private nonprofit psychiatric
hospital for the treatment of all major
psychiatric illnesses, including alcoholism and
drug abuse, of adults and adolescents.
Radford, Virginia 24141
Telephone 703 639 2481
Cest We forget
1912 Joseph L. McSparran (M) of San
Diego, California, died December 27, 1978.
1914 William E. Strole (P) of Virginia
^/j^each, Virginia, died on January 7.
1915 Lucy Pilcher Cheatwood (N) of Rich-
mond, Virginia, died on March 1, 1979.
John E. Porter (M) of San Diego, Califor-
nia, died on April 24. Dr. Porter, a retired
Navy captain, was an avid hunter and fish-
erman. After his retirement from the Navy,
he practiced medicine 15 years in San
1917 Edward T. Ames (M) of Montross,
Virginia, died on April 19. Dr. Ames, who
practiced medicine for 47 years before re
1932 D. Winston Ruffin (M) of Pink Hill,
North Carolina, died on February 1 1 . He
and his wife had traveled throughout Eng-
land, France, and Italy since his retirement.
L. L. Shamburger (M) of Richmond, Vir-
ginia, died on May 18. Dr. Shamburger be-
gan in 1936 a career in the Virginia Health
Department that spanned more than 40
years. After he retired in 1961, he contin-
ued to work part time organizing maternal
health clinics until 1978.
1933 James T. Green (M) of Columbia,
South CaroUna, died on March 21, 1979.
Dr. Green, an orthopedic surgeon, was on
the board of trustees of Randolph-Macon
College at the time of his death. He was the
third South CaroUna orthopedic surgeon to
be elected to the American Orthopedic As-
tiring, was given during his career the Rob^^,<r^37 Woodrow R. Byrum (P) of Birming-
ins Award from the Medical Society of Vir-
ginia for outstanding community service by
Joseph C. Ford (M) of St. Petersburg, Flor-
ida, formerly of Huntington, died on Janu-
ary 27. Dr. Ford, a general practitioner,
was a former member of the Cabell County
Medical Society and the West Virginia
State Medical Association
ham, Alabama, died on February 22, 1979.
Dr. Byrum received his PhD. in pharma-
cology and pharmacognosy from Ohio
State. He joined the staff at Samford Uni-
versity in 1952, and retired from the faculty
William E. Irons (M) of Lewisburg, West
Virginia, died on April 7. Dr. Irons had re-
tired from practice in 1970.
1919 Mary King Dean (N) of Columbusii^\Ai§39 Zaimon I. Blachman (P) of Ports
Ohio, died on May 5, 1979. ^^ mouth, Virginia, died on March 23
1921 EUiott S. White (P) of Greensboro,
^ North Carolina, died on April 22, 1978.
~ 1923 W. Sanford Beazley, Jr. (M), of Rich-
mond, Virginia, died on May 14. Dr.
Beazley was a captain in the Army during
World War I. He was active in the Rich-
mond Tuberculosis Association, and had
practiced medicine at his home, where he
had his oflSce, for more than 50 years.
Frank E. Handy (M) of Appalachia, Vir-
ginia, died March 22. Dr. Handy had be-
longed to the Medical Society of Virginia
for 55 years, and in 1965 they gave him
their annual Physician Award for Commu-
-y«SV. Ralston Lecky, Jr. (P), of Richmond,
Virginia, died on March 12, 1979. Mr.
Lecky owned and operated his own drug-
store from 1946 to 1954. He then became
pharmacist at the former Cavedo's Drug
Store at Floyd and Robinson Streets until
his retirement in 1971. He was also a past
president of the Richmond Pharmaceutical
'rMElizabeth J. Workman Madsen (P) of
Wildwood, Illinois, died on March 10.
1926 William F. Work (M) of Charieston,
West Virginia, died on April 15, 1979. Dr.
Work was semi-retired, and traveled exten-
1927 Vincent J. FeUtti (M) of San Diego,
CaUfomia, died on January 2, 1979.
1928 Alton C. Echols (M) of PurceUville,
Virginia, died on March 7, 1979.
John H. Reed, Jr. (M), of Richmond, Vir-
ginia, died on April 5, 1979. Dr. Reed was
also a graduate of Hampden-Sydney Col-
lege and an Elder of Ginter Park Presby-
Fred G. Repass (D) of Roanoke, Virginia,
died on October 5, 1978.
1930 Julian H. Yeatman (M) of Fork
Union, Virginia, died on March 22. He had
practiced medicine in Fluvanna County
since 1930 and was the physician for many
years at Fork Union Military Academy.
J. Weaver Reed (D) of Norfolk, Virginia,
died on October 15, 1978. Dr. Reed had re-
ceived an award from the Tidewater Chap-
ter of the American Red Cross for saving
the life of a man who had suffered a heart
1941 Percy J. McElrath (M) of Raleigh,
North Carolina, died on April 28.
1943M John J. Cortopassi (D) of Rich-
mond, Virginia, died on June 3. Dr. Corto-
passi was a member of the Richmond Den-
tal Association. He was also active in
Richmond's music community, having
been a vioUn soloist for the old Richmond
Symphony Junior Concert Series.
1950 John S. Dilday (D) of Durham, North
Carolina, died on May 14, 1979.
1952 Albert J. Berberian (PT) of Fair-
haven, Massachusetts, died on January 28,
1954 Donald L. Baxter (M) of Moylan,
Pennsylvania, died on May 2, 1979. Dr.
Baxter was on the Board of Trustees of the
Alumni Association of MCV, and Secre-
tary-Treasurer of the Delaware Valley
Williams E. Pembleton (Fac.) of Rich-
mond, Virginia, died on March 1 1 . He was
a former professor and chairman of the de-
partment of anesthesiology at MCV. He or-
ganized the department of anesthesiology
at MCV in 1948.
' KoMLVib ike Ci'icuit
On April 25 under the guidance of
Dr. David L. Via, president, the Rich-
mond Chapter went up to Pimlico for
the races. The sun shined and all in all
it was a nice day.
Dr. John W. Parker and Miss Minnie
North Carolina Medical Chapter
The MCV alumni who were at
Pinehurst for the meeting of the North
CaroUna Medical Association gathered
for cocktails and dinner on May 3. Dr.
W. Donald Moore, president, arranged
the pleasant evening. Down from
Richmond were Dr. Robert O. Hud-
gens, president of the MCV Alumni
Association, who told the group what
was currently going on, and Miss Min-
nie Franck. The current officers were
reelected: Dr. W. Donald Moore, presi-
dent, and Dr. Louis R. Wilkerson,
Drs. John W. Parker, Charles P.
Ford, Jr., and Robert O. Hudgens.
Mesdames Thornton R. Cleek, John
A. Payne III, and John W. Parker.
Miss Minnie M. Franck and Dr.
Charles B. Barnett.
Drs. Joseph R. Suggs and Robert O.
Mrs. and Dr. Douglas Neal, Miss
Minnie M. Franck, and Dr. W. Don-
Miss Minnie M. Franck and Dr.
Lloyd R. Shaw.
South Carolina Dental Chapter
Dr. Charles B. Barnett, president,
did it again. He arranged the usual de-
hcious luncheon at The Colony, Char-
leston, South Carolina. It was a nice
group who were attending the South
Carolina Dental Association meeting.
Dr. Robert O. Hudgens, Miss Minnie
M. Franck, Mrs. Hudgens, and Dr.
Charles B. Barnett.
North Carolina Dental Chapter
May 14 the graduates of MCV who
had come to Pinehurst for the meeting
of the North Carolina Dental Associa-
tion got together for cocktails and din-
ner. Dr. W. Harrell Johnson, president,
was the gracious host for the party. Af-
ter cocktails, and there was ample wine
this year, the group had dinner to-
gether in the Bounty. Dr. Robert O.
Hudgens, president, told the group of
some of the proposed changes in the
format of the Alumni Association. Also
there was Miss Minnie M. Franck.
Elected to preside over these good
alumni was Dr. Penn Marshall.
Miss Minnie M. Franck and Dr. Mor-
ris L. Cherry.
H. Royster Chamblee and
Thomas M. Hunter.
Dr. and Mrs. Robert O. Hudgens
and Dr. Charles B. Barnett.
Dr. Robert O. Hudgens, president, his
wife, and Miss Minnie Franck came
down for the luncheon. Dr. Hudgens
brought the group up to date on the
problems of the Association. Dr. Barn-
ett will continue as president as will
Dr. W. Mike Riddle, secretary. It's al-
ways a pleasure to be with this loyal
Mrs. and Dr. R. A. Daniel, Jr., and
Miss Minnie M. Franck.
Dr. Robert O. Hudgens, Miss Minnie
M. Franck, and Dr. Wesley C. Bern-
Drs. Joseph R. Suggs and Raymond
P. White, Jr.
Kanawha Valley Chapter
What a delightful evening it was on
June 13 at the Kanawha Valley Coun-
try Club, good friends, good fellow-
ship, good food. A very big thanks to
Dr. A. Thomas McCoy, president, for
the planning. Dr. Robert O. Hudgens
gave an interesting talk on the draft
proposal for the MCV Alumni Associ-
ation. Also there was Miss Minnie
Miss Minnie M. Franck, Dr. and Mrs.
A. Thomas McCoy.
Northern Virginia, Washington,
Southern Maryland Chapter
The Northern Virginia, Washington,
Southern Maryland Chapter had their
meeting at the Washington Golf and
Country Club in Arlington on June 20.
Dr. Wesley C. Bemhart organized the
Mesdames Sidney Lyons, Robert E.
Ware, and Dr. Wesley C. Bernhart.
Drs. Robert E. Ware, and Carlton E.
Dr. Carl B. Hall and Miss Minnie M.
The new officers who were elected
were: Dr. C. Carl Tully, president; Dr.
Jerriil D. Cavender, president-elect;
and Dr. James L. Mangus, secretary-
Dr. and Mrs. Sidney Lyons.
diimer. It was good to see old friends
and all who were there enjoyed the
evening and the talk by Dr. Robert O.
Hudgens. Also there was Miss Franck.
Dr. Bemhart was reelected president
and Dr. Robert E. Ware was chosen to
help him organize the 1980 meeting.
Drs. Carlton E. Gregory, Sidney
Lyons, and John H. Judson.
Virginia Pharmaceutical Associa-
Those faithful MCV alumni who
were at the Virginia Pharmaceutical
Association meeting at the CavaUer at
Virginia Beach had cocktails together
in the old CavaUer Hotel. Mr. Linwood
S. Leavitt, president-elect and chair-
man of the executive committee,
greeted the alumni along with Minnie
Franck. It was good to see so many old
friends and to recall memories of past
conventions of the Virginia Pharma-
Mrs. W. Roy Smith, Mrs. Linwood S.
Leavitt, and Mr. W. Roy Smith.
Mr. Thomas F. Marshall, Jr., Mes-
dames Linwood S. Leavitt, Charles
F. Kingery, and Marshall.
Mr. Charles F. Kingery, Mrs. W. Roy Messrs. Linwood S. Leavitt, Charles Mr. Charles A. Baker, Miss Minnie
Smith, and Mr. Thomas F. Marshall, A. Baker, and Sam W. Crickenber- M. Franck, Mrs. Marianne R. Roll-
Jr. ger. ings, Mr. James R. Painter, and
Mrs. Janice Schalow.
FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR, 1979
Guardian Angels — $500 — ad infinitum
Mini-Angels — $1 00 — $499
Helping Hands — $25 — $99
Active Membership — $1 5
Active membership for graduates of '74 — '78 — $5
I have already sent you my contribution, but here is my additional gift for $
I have not yet sent in my contribution but here is $ to make me a
NAME MCV SCHOOL
YEAR OF GRADUATION-
Make your check payable to:
MCV Alumni Association
1 1 05 East Clay Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
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. School .
Please send to: Alumni Association of MCV , 1 105 East Clay Street, Richmond, Virginia.
Print of Alumni House (in color)
21" X 18"
Reproduction of original painting by Skippy Anderson — Limited Edition
Use order form on back cover
MEDICAL COLLEGE OF VIRGINIA
Address Correction Requested
NEEDLEPOINT KIT WITH MCV SEAL
Wool included for seal, but not background
Overall 18" X 18" 14" X '4" completed
No charge for postage, subject to Slate tax of 4%
Delivery 30 to 60 days
WE HAVE FOR SALE
BOOK As I Remember, Dr. W. T. Sanger
(Includes tax and postage)
Print of Alumni House (Color)
Print of MCV Area (blaclc and white)
(Price of prints includes postage)
GLASSES WITH MCV SEAL ETCHED (sold only in dozens)
4y2 oz. stem Cocktail Glasses
(also suitable for wine)
71/2 oz. Old Fashion Glasses
__^QV^ oz. Highball Glasses
5V2 oz. Brandy Snifters
Arm Chair, Black with MCV Seal in Gold
(Same with Cherry or Antique l^aple Arms)
YOU'LL CHERISH THEM'
Order from The Alumni Association of MCV
1105 East Clay Street, Richmond, Virginia
$2.75 Charge for postage for each dozen glasses. See note
below on chairs. Check must accompany order.
4% Tax on all items delivered in Virginia.
Bulk orders are considerably Iras. Shipment to Richmond has been around $5.00. ^^^_