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In addition to alumni, U of L Magazine also honors students, faculty and staff. "People" highlights these areas and the individuals who make U of L an interesting and diverse academic community.


Rebecca Jackson '73E '77G was named 1998 Public Official of the Year by the National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials, and Clerks. Jackson has served as Jefferson County Clerk for the past eight years and has worked as a teacher and administrator in the Jefferson County Public Schools. Jackson also runs a non-profit employment agency for people with disabilities.

U of L's Kent School of Social Work named Timothy Hogan '71K as its 1998 Distinguished Alumnus. Hogan, who was recognized for his career in social services, has been an ordained Catholic priest since 1966 and has taught at Nazareth College, Spalding University, and U of L. Until recently, Hogan served as executive director of Catholic Charities for the Archdiocese of Louisville, where he was instrumental in implementing the largest refugee resettlement program in Kentucky, housing and employment services for homeless teenagers, and a ministry for senior citizens.

Rohena Miller '83A, president of Niche Marketing, is working with world-renowned sculptor Ed Hamilton '69LSA to promote his memorial to the African-American soldiers who served in the Civil War. Miller's company is selling commemorative merchandise such as magnets, hats, mugs, and plates with the sculpture's image to the general public through galleries, cultural centers, and museums. Miller was also recently named one of the up-and-coming entrepreneurs in Louisville by Business First magazine.

Rower Tori Murden '95L was forced to end her quest to become the first woman and the first American to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean after Tropical Storm Danielle battered her boat, leaving her badly bruised and concerned that she had broken her shoulder. Murden, an administrator for the Louisville Development Authority, had been alone at sea for 85 days and had completed two-thirds of the journey.

The Wall Street Journal named U of L alumnus Stephen O'Neil '76S '89G as one of its "all-star analysts" based on his stock-picking strategies in the drug category. O'Neil has been an analyst with Hilliard Lyons in Louisville since 1994. This is the second time he has been recognized for his stock analysis by The Wall Street Journal. Last year, he finished second overall in the hospitals and HMOs category.


Stanley Frager, associate professor in the Kent School of Social Work, hosts the radio program "Let's Talk" on WHAS-AM in Louisville with listeners from 40 states across the country. Frager, who authored the book The Champion Within You: How to Overcome Problems, Obstacles, and Adversity in Your Life, has also served as a sports psychologist to Olympic athletes and is a licensed psychologist with a private practice.

U of L bid farewell to two of its foremost experts on women's issues. Mary Hawkesworth, chair of the Department of Political Science, has been named professor and chair of Rutgers University's Center for Women and Politics, the premier position of its kind in the nation. Women's Center Director Judi Jennings has departed to serve as director of the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Associate University Provost Linda Shapiro will serve as acting director of the Women's Center while a national search is conducted.


U of L's resident snake handler? Frank Allen, assistant director of the microsurgery teaching laboratory, was highlighted for his work as a lecturer and expert in medical herpetology, the study of amphibians and reptiles and treatments for their venom. Allen is well-known for his knowledge of snake bites and how to treat them. Working with Louisville hand surgeon Russ Shatford, Allen has recently written a chapter in a book entitled The Growing Hand, about the special dangers and treatment of venomous bites and stings in children.

Ekstrom Library recently dedicated its African American Collection in honor of the late Granville A. Bunton, a library personnel officer. The collection includes more than 4,500 works by African American authors as well as videos, journal articles, artifacts, manuscripts, oral histories, and photographs.


U of L's Allen R. Hite Art Institute announced the first recipient of the Mary Spencer Nay Memorial Scholarship. Offered through the estate of Nay, a former U of L professor of art, the award pays full in-state tuition for the first year to a student majoring in art, art history, or interior design at U of L. Freshman Jamie Wardley was chosen as the award's first recipient while attending Manual High School in Louisville.


Best-selling author Sue Grafton '61A has published another in her "alphabet" mystery series. Her newest book is N Is For Noose (Henry Holt). n Louisville author and syndicated columnist Vince Staten takes readers on a delightful behind-the-scenes tour into the history and workings of one of the most venerable of American institutions in Do Pharmacists Sell Farms? A Trip Inside the Corner Drugstore (Simon & Schuster). Staten is a part-time instructor in U of L's Department of Communication.



William Buchanan '50A has formed a new company, WJB Publishing, to produce quality reprints of his previously published works. Buchanan is the author of six books and resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he is a guest lecturer at the University of New Mexico.

Gene P. Rexrode '56S retired as secretary of the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District in San Francisco, California. He has served the district for nearly 26 years.

Joseph L. White '58A, '67L and L. Stanley Chauvin, III '87L have formed the law firm White & Chauvin in Louisville. They will concentrate their practice in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, and premises liability law.


Stewart R. Byrne '62B retired from the United States Air Force. Byrne had achieved the rank of major general with the Air Force and served as the Air National Guard assistant to the commander of the Pacific Air Forces in Hawaii. He resides in Louisville with his wife, Megan. They have a daughter, Kate, and a son, Matthew.

The American Diabetes Association presented C. Ronald Kahn, MD '64S, '68M with the Albert Renold Award, given to an individual whose career is distinguished by outstanding accomplishment in diabetes treatment and research. Kahn is a professor at Harvard Medical School and research director of the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston.

Kenneth R. Lally '66B was promoted to executive vice president of field and customer operations at Platinum Software Corporation of California. Lally previously served as the company's senior vice president of worldwide field operations. He resides in Newport Beach, California.

Ronald E. Myrick'66S was appointed general patent counsel for General Electric Co., headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut. He was a senior partner with the law firm Fish & Richardson, P.C.

Joseph H. Cohen '67B, '70L received the Distinguished Service Award from the Louisville Bar Association. Cohen is a partner in the law firm of Morris, Garlove, Waterman & Johnson.

Vincent Aprile '68L was a presenter at the American Bar Association's annual meeting. He is assistant public advocate and general counsel for Kentucky's Department of Public Advocacy and a member of the governing council of the American Bar Association's criminal justice section.

Frances Owen MD '68A was awarded a CATCH (Community Access to Child Health) planning grant from the American Academy of Pediatricians to develop a teen health assessment program in Brunswick, Georgia.

Elizabeth Bohon Alexander MD '69M was appointed as one of two pediatric consultants to the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure. Alexander, who practices in Murray, Kentucky, serves as an adjunct professor in U of L's School of Medicine, and an adviser to Murray State University students seeking to attend medical school.

The American Diabetes Association of Lexington, Kentucky announced that Larry Smith '68A,'72G has been elected to the association's national board of directors. Smith is president of Smith Market Research and an active volunteer with the American Diabetes Association.


Alan R. Felthous MD '71M was named the Marie B. Gale Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where he is the director of the adult division and chief of the forensic service.

Mary Helen Klem '71G received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Rotary Club of Louisville. Klem resides in Louisville and teaches at Holy Trinity School.

S. Michael Lawhon '72A, '76M was inducted into U of L's Athletic Hall of Fame. He is an orthopedic surgeon and an associate with Wellington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio.

As part of a delegation from the American Red Cross Blood Services, William B. Lockwood '71G, '75M traveled to the People's Republic of China to sign an agreement with the Shanghai Blood Center, making the two centers "sister blood banks." Lockwood has been medical director of the River Valley Region Blood Services in Louisville since 1988.

Lowell D. Katz MD '72M was installed as international president of the Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity at the fraternity's 94th annual convention and scientific meeting. Katz is with Louisville Colorectal Associates, PLLC.

Susan Quinlan '72E, '91G received an Outstanding Teacher Award from the Rotary Club of Louisville. Quinlan resides in Louisville and teaches at Trunell Elementary School.

Charlie Saladino '72L was elected president of the Melvin M. Belli Society, a national legal organization. He is lead attorney in the Charles A. Saladino law firm in Paducah, Kentucky and president-elect of the Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys.

Carl W. Heick, Jr. '73A is a financial advisor in the Louisville financial planning firm of Heick, Hester & Associates, a division of American Express Financial Advisors, Inc. He and his wife, Janice, have two grown sons.

C. Stephen Lynn '73G, playing in his first tournament in 22 years, placed second in the 50's age group in the Southern Regional Indoors tennis tournament. Lynn, chairman and former CEO of Shoney's Inc., also recently received the Hall of Fame award from the International Franchise Association for his 1993 tenure as IFA chairman, during which he was instrumental in opening membership to franchisees.

Frank Mitchell '73K was promoted to the head of Community Action of Southern Indiana. Mitchell is married, has two children, and is the former executive director of the Wesley Community House in Louisville.

Joseph E. Lambert '74L was elected head of the Kentucky High Court and will serve as the state's chief justice. He was previously deputy chief justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court, on which he had served since 1987. Lambert and his wife, Debra, have two children.

Patricia A. Meyer '74SJA was elected president of Jefferson County Lodge #14 of the Fraternal Order of Police and began serving a two-year term in 1998. She has served 21 years as a patrol officer with the Jefferson County Police Department.

Sidney B. Tate '74B was elected 1998-99 chair of the South Carolina Bankers Association. Tate is president of First Union Bank-South Carolina, headquartered in Greenville.

D. Larry Williams '74B, '77G was named manager of tire finishing and the Findlay distribution center of the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in Findlay, Ohio. Williams is a certified public accountant and certified management accountant.

Neil J. Fischer '78B was appointed to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Community Advisory Committee.

The Rotary Club of Louisville installed its first woman president, Merrily Orsini '77K. Orsini is president of Orsini Holdings, Inc., and founder of Elder Care Solutions of Louisville.


Centerfield Elementary School of Shelbyville, Kentucky has chosen Sara E. Monarch '80E as its new principal. She was previously a teacher at Southside School in Shelbyville. Monarch succeeds Paul Upchurch '80E, who has accepted a position as superintendent of the Elizabethtown Independent School District.

Sally Wilson Erny '81SJA joined the national Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association as a program specialist. Prior to joining the national CASA, she served for 13 years as executive director of the CASA Project of Jefferson County, Kentucky.

Jerry Borowick '84B was named a partner in the accounting, tax, and consulting firm of KPMG Peat Marwick LLP. Borowick is a certified public accountant specializing in assurance services for clients in the telecommunications industry and is based in Dallas.

Richard Westmoreland '84A, a major in the U.S. Marine Corps, was assigned as the officer-in-charge of the Naval Air Systems Command/Boeing Aerospace Malaysian F/A-18 Instructor Team. He oversees pilot training and instruction of the F-18 for the Royal Malaysian Air Force at Butterworth Air Base.

Printing Industries of North America bestowed its 1998 Premier Print Award in the category of annual reports to Kathy Crawford Williams '84A.

Frank Jemley, III '85A was named vice president of public affairs for Churchill Downs of Louisville, Kentucky. Jemley is a former U.S. Navy officer and and president and executive director of the Louisville-Jefferson County Redevelopment Authority, Inc.

Charles Ambrose '86G has been named president of Pfeiffer College. He previously served as vice president of institutional advancement at Carson-Newman College.

Bill Stanford Pincheon '86A graduated from the Folklore Institute at Indiana University in 1997 and is an assistant professor in the Department of Comparative American Cultures at Washington State University.

Assumption High School of Louisville has appointed Mary Lee McCoy '87G as assistant principal and dean of studies. McCoy has served the school in various positions since 1980.

Joe Huecker '88K is executive director of Regional Youth Services, Inc. of Jeffersonville, Indiana. He was selected to join Leadership Southern Indiana in recognition of his work in the community.

Phillip R. Wigginton '88B has been named retail store manager for GTE Wireless in Dickson, Tennessee. He has been with the company since 1994.


Gregory L. Taylor '91G joined the Indianapolis law firm Baker & Daniels as an associate. Taylor practices in the area of commercial litigation.

The Rotary Club of Louisville presented its Outstanding Teacher Award to Shelia Ciarlante '92E. Ciarlante resides in Fisherville, Kentucky, and teaches at Trunell Elementary School in Louisville.

Patty Rouse '93E was appointed men's and women's cross country head coach at Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Kentucky. She and her husband, Scott, have one son, Justin.

Karen Shelby '93A is pursuing a Ph.D. in political science at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Her fields of specialty are women and politics and political theory. She recently received an appointment as a teaching assistant at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Lisa Clephas Hester '94B, '97L has joined the Louisville law firm of Woodward, Hobson & Fulton as an associate. She will focus her practice on labor and employment litigation.

M. Alene Isaac '95E, '97G has left the NBA's Atlanta Hawks to take a position with the Boston Celtics. Her new business address is Basketball Operations, Boston Celtics, 151 Merrimac Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02114.

Maria Scharfenberger '96G received the 1998 Angeline Award given by the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville in appreciation of her work in the Hispanic community.


Richard Stearns has been named president of World Vision U.S., a humanitarian and worldwide relief organization. He previously served as president and CEO of Lenox, Inc. of Louisville.

In Memoriam

William Gordon Clark, DDS '19D
Mildred S. Atkins '26A
Grace E. Lothman '30A
Dorothy Marie Herrick '31A
Kathleen E. Schell '33A
Robert W. Hensley, DDS '34D
Robert James Speckman '35L
William W. Black, Jr. '38A
Bruce H. Phillips, Sr. '38L
Martha Sherman Beauchamp '39A
Hugh C. Hodge, Jr. '40S
Henry Irwin Saag '42A
Mary Cecil McFarland '43MunC
Hamilton C. Conn '49B
Roberta Burckhardt Case '51A
William E. Graves '51A
Claude Lee McHargue, MD '52M
Thomas J. Merimee, Sr., MD '52A, '59M
John C. Burrie, MD '56M, '68MR
Ann E. Lester '57K
David J. Murphy '61S
Richard C. Martin '62K
David E. Meunch '64S, '65G
Arthur M. Shryock '67B
William P. Culter, Jr. '68S
J. Scott Hartman '69S, '77G
Frank J. Colson '70B
Gerald A. Baverman '72B
Herb Allen '73A
Gloria M. Robinson '75A
Janet M. Swerbinsky '78G
Kevin T. McDonough '87A
Gerald Wayne Perkins '87B
Debra Leigh Zukof MD '85M, '89MR
Ted A. Gocke '91ASC
Melanie Beth Benitez '92G
Bert Y. Rhea SJC
Saul B. Ades AD
Mary Wallis Evans Landrum AD

William J. Schwann '35M, '69H, musicologist and publisher of the Schwann Record Catalog, died June 7. He was 85. Schwann started the catalog in 1949, which then consisted of 26 pages listing 674 long-playing records by 98 composers. Since that time, it has released catalogs with as many as 45,000 releases, grown to include CDs, casettes, and eight-track tapes, and gained an international reputation as an invaluable music industry resource. Though Schwann sold the catalog in 1976 to ABC, he continued to be involved in the business for several years after that. He also served on the boards of the Boston Ballet, Longy School of Music, and the Marlborough Music Festival.