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The most prestigious award given by the Alumni Association, the Alumni Fellow Awards are bestowed upon select alumni who, as leaders in their fields, are nominated by an academic unit. Upon being named, each Alumni Fellow is invited by the president to return to campus and share their expertise with students, faculty, and staff.

Michael N. Harreld '66A, '69L
College of Arts and Sciences
President and CEO, PNC Bank Kentucky

Larry B. Franklin '67L
Brandeis School of Law
Trial attorney and retired rear admiral, U.S. Navy Reserve

Robert C. Fraim '48B
College of Business and Public Administration
Founder and president, Robert C. Fraim Associates

John E. Flocken '42D

School of Dentistry
Retired professor and chair, UCLA Department of Fixed Prosthodontics

Sharon K. Darling '66A
School of Education
Founder and president, the National Center for Family Literacy

Merrily A. Orsini '77K
Kent School of Social Work
Founder and president, My Virtual Corp

Bob M. Deweese '61M, '66MER
School of Medicine
Surgeon and 48th District representative, Kentucky General Assembly

Robert B. Tucci '62MU
School of Music Internationally-recognized musician and founder of Perantucci Products

Sherron Alexander '82N, '94G
School of Nursing
Director of patient care services, Hillcreek Manor

Jerry L. Cobb '58S
Speed Scientific School
Executive, Lockheed Martin


The Bill Furnish Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Biology recognizes outstanding teaching in the Department of Biology at U of L. The Furnish award was established by Hal Conwell, MD '51G, prior to Furnish's death in 1997. The award provides recognition and a cash prize to a member of the biology faculty who exemplifies Furnish's commitment to teaching, particularly at the undergraduate level. All alumni and current students who have taken classes in the biology department are invited to nominate members of the biology faculty for the 1999 Furnish Award. Alumni are also invited to contribute toward the Furnish Award fund. Call Assistant Professor Debbie Rountree at (502) 852-8816 for more information.

Kentucky Derby


U of L alumni around the country annually celebrate the heritage of the Commonwealth in conjunction with the Kentucky Derby. The following regional alumni clubs will be hosting Derby activities in 1999. Contact the person listed if you'd like to attend.

The Charlotte Area Alumni Club will host a Derby event at the home of a local member. Contact Hoang Drouin at (704) 792-2107.

The Chicago Alumni Club is holding its Derby party in conjunction with University of Kentucky alumni living in the Chicago area. Contact Jim Scott at (630) 377-0582.

The Dallas/Ft. Worth Alumni Club Derby party will be held at the Lone Star Racetrack. Contact David Swinney at (972) 250-0845.

The Houston Alumni Club Derby party will begin at 2 p.m. Cost is $5 for club members and $10 for non-members. Contact Mike Norris at (713) 667-1267.

The Memphis/Mid-South Alumni Club will celebrate Derby at the Eagle's Nest on Sycamore View. Guests may purchase food and drinks off the restaurant's menu. Contact George Ellard at (901) 756-7542.

The San Francisco Bay Alumni Club Derby party will be held at Golden Gate Fields off Interstate 80 at the Turf Club. The cost is $23 per person. Contact Doug Crabb at (650) 728-3794.

The Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg Area Alumni Club's Derby event will be held at Harborside Club House in St. Petersburg. Contact Frank Gerdnic at (813) 367-7306.

The following clubs are planning Derby events, but no information was available at press time. Contact the club member listed for details.

Arizona Alumni Club: Ann Marie Haise, (602) 614-8476

Atlanta Area Alumni Club: Cal Sandman, (770) 493-8738

Birmingham Area Alumni Club: Alan Lewis, (205) 995-5510

Eastern North Carolina Alumni Club: John Bruggman, (336) 659-2826

Greater St. Louis Alumni Club: Denise McElvein, (314) 391-6848

Los Angeles/Southern California Alumni Club: Bob Hoertz, (714) 996-2447

North Florida/Jacksonville Alumni Club: Steve Green, (904) 260-1165

Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Alumni Club: Mark Shryock, (602) 614-8476

Washington, D.C./National Capital Alumni Club: Philip Hart, (703) 536-2697


The School of Dentistry Alumni Association held its annual holiday party in December and alumni were on hand to bid farewell to retiring Dean Rowland A. Hutchinson and his wife, Kay. Reunions for the classes ending in 4 and 9 will be held in April in conjunction with the Kentucky Dental Association meeting. The school's Alumni Board of Governors is headed by president Mike Wahl '80D.

The College of Business and Public Administration Alumni Association continues to operate a successful mentoring program. In addition, board members participate in a contact program through which members call upon fellow alumni and inform them of current activities within the college. President of the CPBA Alumni Association is Jeri Janok '79B.

School of Education Alumni Association held its 30th anniversary dinner as part of the 1998 Homecoming activities. Dean Raphael O. Nystrand is stepping down as dean in June after a 21-year tenure. Several alumni are serving on the search committee to find his successor. The president of the School of Education Alumni Association is Vicki Short Bumann '85E, '89G.

If you are interested in serving on the unit association alumni board for your college or school, please contact the director of unit associations at (800) 813-8635 or (502) 852-6186.

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U  of L's regional alumni clubs span the nation. Clubs highlighted on this map are featured in this issue's club roundups. International clubs are located in Cairo, Egypt; San Salvador, El Salvador; Athens, Greece; and Hong Kong.


The Indianapolis Area Alumni Club is headed by Rob Augustine '88S. The club hosted Head Football Coach John L. Smith this summer and held a successful golf outing coordinated by Mark Andrews '90B. During the winter months, the club held its annual Rudy Mueller scholarship event to raise money for prospective students living in the Indianapolis area.

Ann Marie Haise '91A is president of the Arizona Alumni Club. Haise reports that the club held numerous game watch parties in the fall and winter and held its annual holiday party in December, where members brought toys to give to needy children in the Phoenix area.

Birmingham Alumni Club president Alan Lewis '82S is working to build traditions for the alumni club. Club members attended the opening U of L football game against the University of Kentucky at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. The club is planning its annual Derby event in May.

Frank Gerdnic '52A recently took the reigns of the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg Alumni Club while Jack Schell '50S is on medical leave in Texas. Club members gave Schell a wonderful and emotional send-off party. During the fall, club members hosted William J. Rothwell '89AD, vice president for development and alumni, who gave an update on the bicentennial campaign and the university's continued growth and progress.

Members of the National Capital Alumni Club attended the U of L vs. East Carolina football game in November and the U of L vs. North Carolina basketball game in December. Club president Philip Hart '90A has arranged several other game watch activities during the year and is planning the club's Derby party in May.

The Central Kentucky Alumni Club is headed this year by Bill Sherman '71A. The club awarded record scholarship funds to five Lexington-area students attending the University of Louisville. In January, members of the club attended a men's basketball game at Freedom Hall.

The Northern Kentucky Alumni Club, headed by Ed Worland '76A, organized a standing-room-only admissions recruitment open house in the fall. Club members also traveled to Louisville to watch a men's basketball game.

The San Salvador Alumni Club held a celebration for graduates of the M.Ed. and MBA programs offered in San Salvador. The club hosted Henry Enck, director of the Institute for International Development, and Everett Egginton, director of the International Center, in the fall.

The Capital Region Alumni Club held its annual golf outing in October to raise money for its scholarship program and also held an admissions recruitment open house in the fall. Club president Carla Kirby '92A has formed a steering committee to plan future events.

The Mid-South (Memphis) Area Alumni Club is headed by George Ellard '75B. The club holds its game watch parties at the Eagle's Nest and several club members came to Louisville for Homecoming when the Cards defeated Memphis.

If you reside in one of the above club areas, which generally cover a 50-mile radius of the city noted, please continue your support of the club and its activities. Newcomers are always welcome. Call Eric Wright '94G, director of regional clubs, at (800) 813-8635 for information on a club in your area.


The Alumni Mentoring Program is now in full swing. Many alumni have stepped forward to serve as role models to current U of L students but more are needed to meet the growing demand. The program's goal is to help students meet professionals who can answer career-related questions and provide guidance in the journey from classroom to career. If you are interested in serving as a mentor during the 1999-2000 school year, contact Pam Tucker, alumni mentoring coordinator, at (502) 852-3314 or via e-mail at pltuck01 @gwise.louisville.edu.


Executive Committee

Wes Lewis '86A
Carolee Allen '81MU, '83G
Executive Vice President
Tara S. Singer '83A, '87G, '93G
1st Vice President
Jack Steiner '76A, '81L
2nd Vice President
Ed Wardle '66B
Ann M. Windchy '67B, '71G, '80D
Larry Ethridge '75L
Constituent Group Liaison
Cynthia Brooks '90A
Douglas W. Butler '72A, '83S
Brenda G. Hart '72G
Jim Snyder '77B
Elaine Whelan '66E, '71G
Immediate Past President
Romano L. Mazzoli '60L

Robert M. Augustine '88S
Joanne Berryman '80N
Harold B. (Tex) Bradford '43D
Sherrill Brakmeier '44A, '69G
John Bruggman '92B
Steven Bryant '79S, '83S
Cordelia Hughes Burton '62A
Carol Kunk Butler '73A, '76L
Theresa Butler '69DH, '79G
Frank G. Campbell '53S, '72S
Lindy Casebier '82MU, '87G
Pat Childs '81G
W. D. Crabb '77G
Bev Daly '94G
Bill Darragh '57B
Joan Daugherty '67B, '70G
Jennifer Dunne '94A
Gene P. Gardner '58B
Frank Gerdnic '94G
Linda Gleis '78M
Danny Glidewell '83A, '86SJA
Steven Green '76B
Cis Gruebbel '93G
Ann Marie Haise '91A
Philip C. Hart '90A
Bob Hoertz '74S
Betsy Holton '59E, '63G
Jerome Hutchison, Jr. ASC
Jon Jagemann
Carol Jensen '81B
Lowell Katz '68A, '72M
Steve Kerrick '81B
Carla Kirby '92A
Karen Koshewa '70A
Kristi Jo Levenhagen '91K
Alan Lewis '82S
Joan Lipp '81S, '82G
Wayne R. Martin '83B
Jo Mattingly '89D
Denise McElvein '79A
Richard E. McKnight, Jr. '90S
Creighton Mershon '68L
Mary Cramer Morrow '89B
Matt Landrus '90A
Barbara Gaines Nichols '67K
George R. Nichols '68A, '72M
Michael D. Norris '89S
Merrily Orsini '77K
Charles W. Parrish '82B
Norbert Paulin '70S
Kimberly G. (Kim) Reynolds '69K
William J. Rothwell '89AD
John Schaaf '85L
Joseph E. Schweinhart, Jr. '76A
Mark Shyrock '82B
Alan M. Silbert '71M
Jessica Sines
Nancy Stablein '88AD
Brant Stevens '78B, '79G
Cheryl Stewart '89G
Stephanie L. Stickler '91A
David Swinney '77S
Cliff Travis '66A, '78L
John M. Wernert III '85M
Dick Wilson '74B
Edward Worland '76L
Louis Zimmerman '89L

Past Presidents
Ernest E. Allen '68A, '72L
John W. Ames '67A, '73L
Daniel L. Ash '59S
Bob Benson '69L
Phillip D. Bond '78B
Morris B. Borowitz '40L
Jerry B. Buchanan '65M
Linda Wallbaum Cauble '69A, '74L
William B. Dryden, Jr. '68D
George J. Ellerkamp '43S, '59B, '76S
Rudy J. Ellis, Sr. '43M
Leonard Hardin '79B
John L. Huber '67S, '75G
Richard Northern '76L
Olga S. Peers '51L
Phil L. Rollins '56B
Russell Sanders '76A, '80G, '87G
Lee Sitlinger '68A, '73L
Bettie Weyler '50A, '71G

Public Relations Committee
Joanne Berryman '80N
John Chamberlain '84AD
Kelly Davenport '90A, '91A, '94G
Michele Fischer '95B
Denise D. Fitzpatrick '97AD
William J. Francis, Jr. '73A
Mike Grosso '72S
Brenda G. Hart '72G
Merrily Orsini '77K
John Schaaf '85L
Robert Schulman '96AD
Bettie Weyler '50A, '71G

Stories from the Road

The obvious story from the road this school year was the journey to the Motor City Bowl in Pontiac, Michigan. A lot of us at the university felt like we were running a travel agency for weeks on end. Over 15,000 of the university's alumni, fans, and friends traveled to the Silverdome to watch the game. The Alumni Association coordinated travel for 1,600 on 32 buses. The Cardinal Athletic Fund made arrangements for seven planes and nine more buses to get fans to the game. We were also joined by members of the cheerleading, dance, and band groups. Cliff Travis '66A, '78L got so excited that he chartered his own bus and got another 45 folks up and back.

In addition to travel to athletic events, the staff of the Alumni Association spent considerable time this past fall traveling around the state attending regional admissions open houses. Attendence at these events has been wonderful. The regional alumni clubs have had standing-room-only crowd in communities from Paducah to Ashland and many locations in between. My many thanks go out to all the people who have helped to coordinate these activities, which play a critical role in recruiting bright, talented new students to U of L.

Finally, the other road we have been seeing a lot of lately is I-64. Along I-64 in Simpsonville is the future home of the Cardinal Club. This is the golf club facility being developed by University Clubs of America for the University of Louisville. Membership is open to the university family-faculty, staff, students, friends, alumni, fans, and donors. It will serve as the home course for the men's and women's golf teams, and it will be a great place for the university community to congregate and celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of our alma mater.

I hope to see you all on the road soon.


Tara S. Singer
Executive Vice President
University of Louisville
Alumni Association