Redefining the Classroom

Outstanding Alumnus Award Recipients through the Years

Awarded for 2015

Ian Ward '76

  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • Senior Vice President Investments, Operational Services and Real Estate for Auto-Owners Insurance Company (employed with Auto-Owners for 37 years)
  • Kenneth J. Shouldice Achievement Award Recipient, 2000
  • Inducted into LSSU Athletic Hall of Fame, 2003, Player on 1973-74 NAIA National Championship Team
  • Awarded Certificate of Achievement from ICFA, 1988
  • LSSU Foundation Board - Executive Committee - Chair Finance Committee
  • Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association - Chair Investment Committee since 1994
  • Michigan Automobile Insurance Placement Facility - Investment Committee and past Chair

Awarded for 2014

Joseph Breed '85

  • President of BKC Insurance Agency in Cheboyhan
  • Ambassador of the Year-Michigan Association of Insurance Agents
  • Generous donor to SoHO campaign and LSSU
  • Serves on Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI Advisory Council

Awarded for 2013

 Tad Malpass '82

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Consultant, Board of Directors
  • Advisory Board member East Jordan Ironworks

Awarded for 2012

Daniel T. Laur, '76:                  

  • President and owner of Laur Silicone Inc. in Beaverton.
  • Served on Foundation Board of Directors in the 1990s
  • Major benefactor to LSSU Foundation

Awarded for 2011

Charles J Schmidt ’75  

  • Served on LSSU Board of Trustees, 2002 to 2010
  • Co-chair of School of Business South Hall building campaign
  • Portfolio Manager and CFO for Seizert Capital Partners, an investment firm
  • Serves on various community and charity advisory boards
  • Generous donor to business building campaign
  • established business & nursing scholarships

Awarded for 2010

Robert J. Kjolhede ‘76

  • Earned a bachelor's degree in sociology and minor in psychology from LSSU
  • Superintendent of the Ionia County Intermediate School District
  • Pesident of the Michigan Association of School Administrators, Region IV.
  • Supports LSSU through Anchor Club, Cager Club and Laker Club
  • Co-chair of the fundraising committee to replace the Cooper Gymnasium floor

Awarded for 2009

Betsy Demaray ‘83

  • Holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from LSSU
  • Active in the community through Rotary International
  • Active member of LSSU Foundation Board of Directors
  • Vice President of Smith & Company Real Estate
  • Created & funded a scholarship at LSSU in 2006 to help Eastern Upper Peninsula students

Awarded for 2008

William Munsell '68

  • First Financial Aid Director for Lake Superior State College, 1967-1998
  • President of Michigan Student Financial Aid Association, 1984
  • Active volunteer in several community service organizations, with leadership roles in the Sault Lions Club, Boy Scouts, United Way, Sault Community Foundation, and the I-500 Committee
  • Member and past president, EUP Board of Realtors, receiving Realtor of the Year award in 2007
  • Longest consecutively serving Sault Ste. Marie City Commissioner, 1983 to present
  • Active and enthusiastic member of LSSU Alumni Association Board of Directors, 2001 to present
  • Longtime supporter of the LSSU Foundation

Awarded for 2007

F. James Knight ' 57

  • Driving force behind establishment of Kemp Mineral Resources Museum
  • Major advocate in identifying and soliciting donors for the Kemp Museum, organizing fund raising efforts, and personally donating funds toward the Museum
  • Active participant in construction of display cases in Kemp Museum
  • Retired as Executive Vice President of Gannett Fleming, Inc.
  • Named Engineer of the Year by Harrisburg Chapter of PSPE, 1993

Awarded for 2006

Ronald “Bud” Cooper '49

  • Has worked to strengthen LSSU by volunteering countless hours in numerous capacities
  • Serves on LSSU’s Athletic Hall of Fame and Alumni Awards selection committees
  • Serves on steering committee for Home Court Advantage, a campaign to replace the wooden floor in the Norris Center’s Cooper Gymnasium
  • LSSU’s gymnasium was named in his honor in 2000
  • Served as charter member of the revamped LSSU Alumni Association board of directors, which he chaired in the mid 1990s
  • Spearheaded creation of annual golf tournament to benefit Lake State women’s athletics and athletic development
  • Helped establish the Cager Club, a Laker basketball booster group
  • Served as athletic director from 1957 to 1986
  • Named professor emeritus by LSSU’s Board of Trustees in 1986
  • Inducted into LSSU’s Athletic Hall of Fame, 1995
  • Coached basketball for Sault Branch of Michigan College of Mining and Technology from 1954 to 1960, amassing a 100-32 win-loss record, good for a .826 winning percentage, the best of any coach in LSSU history
  • Coached tennis, golf and bowling at Sault Tech

Awarded for 2005

Scott Shackleton '83

  • Manager of Tanglewood Marsh Golf Course and serves on Chippewa County Board of Commissioners
  • Current co-chair of the United Way of Chippewa County
  • Former president of the Downtown Business Association and former member of the Sault Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors
  • Served as a member of the State House of Representatives for three two-year terms
  • During his tenure, wrote 27 pieces of legislation that became law, including a bill that would increase state funding for LSSU’s newly opened Art Center to 75% of the total project cost

Awarded for 2004

Randy Peterson '80

  • General Manager, Precision Edge, a world leader in the design and manufacturing of surgical bone cutting tools, instruments and implants
  • Director, Federal Reserve Board, Minneapolis District, 2003-2005
  • Advocate for LSSU including the hiring of LSSU graduates, serving as a resource for campus and as a benefactor
  • Active community leader including Habitat for Humanity, United Way and Rotary International
  • Board of Directors, Michigan Workforce Development and Michigan Educational Advisory Board

Awarded for 2003

Nancy Rheaume '74

  • Executive director for the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service, a world-wide agency that directs military, Department of Defense civilians and foreign nationals in the U.S. and 14 countries
  • Recipient, Defense Logistics Agency's Exceptional Civilian Service award and medal, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the United States Department of Defense, 2002
  • Recipient of the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal for the Environmental Program and Meritorious Civilian Service Medal for Reinvention
  • A leader for innovations resulting in better business practices and a savings to the taxpayers of the United States

Awarded for 2002

Shan-Lien ( Tokyo) Chen '93

  • One of the first to complete an accelerated MBA program at LSSU
  • Now pursuing a doctoral degree at Chung-Nan University, one of the top 15 universities in China
  • Instrumental in forming the first (and so far, the only) Taiwanese chapter of the LSSU Alumni Association
  • Extremely popular and successful radio personality in the Taiwan Broadcasting Company and the China Broadcasting Company
  • On the air seven days a week for at least eight hours a day
  • President of the Visual and Audio Production Association of Taipei, which promotes cross-strait cultural exchange between mainland China and Taiwan
  • Published a book entitled The Road of Life
  • Enjoys traveling, having visited more than 80 countries
  • Possesses extensive collection of chicken-blood stone, a rare mineral found only in China, carvings of which were once reserved exclusively for tributes to the emperor during the Ming and Ching dynasties
  • Close friends with Donald Gerrie, director of LSSU’s first MBA program
  • Member of LSSU’s Lake Ontario Society for lifetime giving in excess of $10,000
  • Deceased in 2003

Mike Sawruk '72

  • President of Sawruk Management Inc, headquartered in Winter Park, Florida
  • Highly successful developer
  • As a student, worked for the LSSU in the physical plant office and with Len Pianosi

Awarded for 2001

Gary Benjamin '70

  • President and chief operating officer for Champion Inc., headquartered in Iron Mountain
  • Began his career with Champion in its electrical division immediately after graduation
  • Moved into Champion’s National Ready-mix Concrete Division as general manager, 1981
  • Elected vice president, 1984 and senior vice president and board member, 1986
  • Promoted to Vice President for Champion, Inc., 1996 and became involved in the company’s administrative affairs and business unit subsidiaries, Gundlach Champion, Inc. and Charter, Inc.
  • Elected president and chief operating officer, 1999.
  • Member of the first class to earn a bachelor's degree from then Lake Superior State College
  • Charter lifetime member of the LSSU Alumni Association
  • Played basketball for LSSC
  • Member of LSSU’s Lake Ontario Society for lifetime giving in excess of $10,000

Awarded for 2000

Ronald Sober '70

  • Owner/President, Northern Michigan Insurance Agency
  • Dedicated and energetic LSSU advocate and benefactor
  • Founding member of the Cager Club
  • Charter member, revitalized Alumni Association Board of Directors, 1994 – 2001
  • Inducted into LSSU Athletic Hall of Fame, 1995
  • Member of LSSU’s Lake Ontario Society for lifetime giving in excess of $10,000

Awarded for 1999

Michael L. McDonald '71

  • Officer/Senior Vice President for Administration, Wausau-Mosinee Paper Corporation
  • General Manager/Vice President, Human Resource, Mead Corp., Publishing 1984-1997
  • President, Pulp & Paper Manufactures Association 1995-1997
  • LSSU Board of Trustees, 1994-1997
  • Active in community, church and service organizations
  • LSSU Foundation & Alumni Association advocate

Awarded for 1998

Barbara Cliff '79

  • named vice president for clinical services of Cheboygan Memorial Hospital, August 2002
  • Formerly vice president for nursing services for Holy Cross Saratoga Hospital in Detroit
  • Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing Administration, 1997
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives’ Policy and Legislative Advocacy Award, 1997
  • President, Michigan Organization of Nurse Executives, 1997-98
  • Member, board of directors, Southeastern Michigan Organization of Nurse Executives, 1995-97
  • Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society of Nursing
  • Active volunteer with LSSU Alumni Association projects and events
  • Member of LSSU’s Lake Ontario Society for lifetime giving in excess of $10,000

Awarded for 1997

Patricia Caruso '75

  • Named deputy director for Michigan Department of Corrections in Lansing, July 2002
  • County Controller and Chief Administrative Officer for Chippewa County, 1983-88
  • Began career with Michigan Department of Corrections, 1988; named warden for Chippewa Correctional Facilities, 1991
  • Active LSSU volunteer including alumni projects and Gem of the North steering committee
  • Member American Corrections Association, ACA Congress Planning Council, North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents
  • Past president, Chippewa County United Way board of directors
  • Treasurer, War Memorial Hospital board of trustees
  • Member of LSSU’s Lake Ontario Society for lifetime giving in excess of $10,000

Awarded for 1996

Bernard Bouschor '75

  • Chairman and executive director, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians since 1987
  • Tribal Chairman Award, National Tribal/Indian Health Service, 1992
  • Upper Peninsula Person of the Year, 1996
  • Former member, LSSU Foundation Board of Directors
  • Member, Bay Mills Community College Board of Regents

Awarded for 1995

Kevin P. Cooper, D.D.S. '79

  • Served as first president of renewed Alumni Association, 1994-1995
  • Graduated summa cum laude from Lake Superior State College, 1979
  • Named Outstanding Student in Periodontics at University of Michigan, 1979
  • National Health Services Scholarship recipient for UM Dental School, 1979-83
  • Doctorate of Dental Sciences, University of Michigan, 1983
  • Past president, Sault District Dental Society
  • Extremely active in the life of the community and University
  • Member of LSSU’s Lake Ontario Society for lifetime giving in excess of $10,000

Awarded for 1994

Judge Michael W. MacDonald '73

  • Elected to the 91st District Court of Chippewa County in 1984, at age 34, one of the youngest citizens elected to state court judge and the first four-year degree LSSU alumnus to hold such a position
  • Instituted several innovative programs in District Court including Night Court, Community Service Work Program, Out-County Court sessions and Judge for a Day
  • Private law practice in Sault Ste. Marie 1982-1984
  • Chippewa County Special Assistant Prosecuting Attorney 1982-84

Philip Youngs '55

  • Principal, CEO and President of McNamee, Porter and Seeley, Inc.
  • Principal in McNamee Advanced Technology and McNamee Industrial Services, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Licensed Professional Engineer
  • National/Michigan Society of Professional Engineers
  • Retired officer, U.S. Army Reserve
  • Now retired from engineering as well
  • Member of LSSU’s Lake Ontario Society for lifetime giving in excess of $10,000

Awarded for 1993

Stuart D. Flynn, M.D. '75

  • Professor of pathology, Yale University
  • Yale Teacher of the Year, 1990
  • Director, Molecular Pathology Laboratory, Yale University
  • Researching molecular biology of cancer
  • Graduate, The University of Michigan and Stanford University
  • Father is Mike Flynn, retired Professor of English & American Literature at LSSU  

Mary Beth Skupien, MS, RN '80

  • Former deputy associate director, Office of Health Programs, Indian Health Services, Rockville, Maryland
  • Currently Director of Health for the Sault Tribe’s Health Center
  • Committed her career and life to serving Indian people
  • As a Native American, exemplifies traditional qualities of love, respect, cooperation, sharing, family, honesty, self-knowledge and wisdom
  • Committed to improving public health practice with American Indians and Alaskan natives

Awarded for 1992

Sue Harrison '71

Best selling novelist whose books have been published in 14 countries

  • Mother Earth, Father Sky published in 1990
  • One of ten books chosen for " Battle of the Books," a statewide student reading competition in Alaska
  • National bestseller in paperback.
  • American Library Association's Best Books for Young Adults, 1991
  • Nominated for 1993 Reader's Choice Award in Michigan
  • My Sister the Moon released in 1992
  • Brother Wind released in 1994, and several other best-selling books since then
  • Former Lake Superior State University Trustee

Edwin C. Peterson, Ed.D. '56

  • Chief, Education and Training Branch, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hawaii
  • Outstanding Individual and Program Excellence Awards from National University Continuing Education Association, Division of Military and Veterans Affairs, 1986
  • Outstanding Service Award, Community College of the Air Force, 1985
  • Received Department of the Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Medal in 1983
  • Adult Education Association of the United States of America Meritorious Service Award, 1979
  • Member of LSSU’s Lake Ontario Society for lifetime giving in excess of $10,000

Awarded for 1991

Mitch Irwin '74

  • Former juvenile counselor and parochial school teacher
  • Served in Michigan State Senate, 1978-1998
  • Senate Democratic Floor Leader, 1986-90
  • Authored key laws aiding job development, conservation, education and senior citizens
  • Co-sponsored landmark Michigan Education Trust
  • President of The Irwin Group, Limited, a business development, investment and consulting firm

Awarded for 1990

Susan Theut, MD, MPH '76

  • Outstanding Student of the School of Science and Technology, LSSC, 1976
  • Recipient, Joseph Collins Foundation Scholarship, 1979-80
  • Recipient of H.Y. Benedict Fellowship from the National Council of Alpha Chi, 1976-77
  • Former resident, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Michigan
  • Had a private practice, child and adult psychology, Washington DC
  • Now Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology, George Washington University

Awarded for 1989

Joseph K. Lumsden '57

  • First tribal chairman of Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, 1976-1987
  • Guided the Chippewa Indians tribe to a position as a major force in Michigan Indian life
  • Nationally recognized for his role in the eleven-year battle to win Indian fishing rights in Great Lakes treaty waters
  • United States Marine Corp, Military Occupation Specialist, 1954-56
  • Director of the Intercultural Exchange Program, Lake Superior State College, 1970-73
  • President, The Original Bands of Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa Indians, 1973-76
  • Facilitator of Indian Education for Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and Sault Ste. Marie Public Schools, Title IV-B, 1974-81
  • Chairman, Chippewa-Ottawa Treaty Fishery Management Authority, 1981-87
  • Died, September 1987

Awarded for 1988

Patrick Gagliardi '74

  • Chippewa County Commissioner, 1980-82
  • Elected to Michigan State House of Representatives, 1982
  • House Majority floor leader, 1989-93
  • Chair, House Oversight Committee
  • Term-limited out of Michigan House, 1999
  • Currently working for LSSU on contractual basis
  • Member of LSSU’s Lake Ontario Society for lifetime giving in excess of $10,000

Awarded for 1987

Corydon L. Somes '67

  • President of C.L. Somes Company since 1988
  • Vice-President of Champion Incorporated, 1977-1988
  • Served on LSSU Board of Trustees 1970-1985
  • Youngest gubernatorial appointee to a college board in the nation
  • Wrote charter and served as first president of LSSU Alumni Association
  • Holds various patents and copyrights for electrical industry videos, articles and journals
  • Served on four national advisory boards for electric utility manufacturers

Awarded for 1986

Robert D. Chelberg, LTG, U.S. Army retired '58

  • More than 34 years of service to our country
  • 32 years in the United States Army, retired as Lieutenant General
  • West Point Graduate
  • Presented with numerous military awards including Defense Distinguished Service Medal and Army Distinguished Service Medal
  • Two years Senior Executive Service
  • Deputy Director of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
  • President, Federation of German American Clubs
  • Managing director of European Initiatives, Cubic Applications, Inc.

Awarded for 1985

David H. Freeborn '55

  • U.S. Coast Guard Commander, LORAN Station, Talawpulan Island, Philippines, 1962-63
  • Commander, Coast Guard Group Portage, Houghton, Michigan, 1963-65
  • Chief, Aids to Navigation Branch, Coast Guard Office, U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam
  • Commanding Officer, USCG Woodrush, Duluth, Minnesota, 1968-71
  • Commanding Officer, USCG Storis, Kodiak, Alaska, 1971-73
  • Commanding Officer, Group Soo, Captain of the Port Soo, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, 1984-86
  • Upon retirement from Coast Guard, owned and operated an appraisal company in Sault, MI
  • Member of LSSU’s Lake Ontario Society for lifetime giving in excess of $10,000

Awarded for 1984

Truman R. Strobridge '49

  • National Archives Scholar, American University, 1959-62
  • Archivist, National Archives, 1959-61
  • Historian U.S. Marines, 1961-63
  • Chief historian, US Army, 1963-67
  • Senior Historian Pacific Command 1967-70
  • Historian for Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • U.S.C.G. Historian stationed in Maryland.
  • Author of more than 45 publications

Awarded for 1983

Louis Lukenda, DDS '49

  • CEO of Tendercare ( Michigan), Inc.
  • Formerly dentist in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
  • Candidate for Parliament in 1972
  • Active in civic, religious and fraternal organizations
  • Charter member LSSC Foundation Board of Directors
  • Lifelong advocate of Lake Superior State University
  • Member of LSSU’s Great Lakes Society for lifetime giving in excess of $1 million

Awarded for 1982

Bruce Martyn '49

  • The Voice of the Detroit Red Wings for nearly 30 years
  • Former sports director for WCAR, Detroit
  • Produced syndicated radio show "This Week in Michigan"
  • Past president, Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association  
  • Active in Michigan Cancer Society  
  • Inducted into Michigan’s Sports Hall of Fame and NHL Hall of Fame
  • Now retired  

Awarded for 1981

Joseph L. Venier '50

  • Registered Professional Engineer of The Province of Ontario
  • Employed by Algoma Steel Corporation since 1954, most recently as general manager of the industrial engineering department
  • North American Industry Chairman, Material Handling Division of the American Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • Past Chairman, Northern Ontario Chapter of The American Society for Metals
  • Life Member of LSSU Alumni Association; past president and vice president
  • Now retired from Algoma Steel  

Awarded for 1980

Michael Rellis '52

  • Former regional director of upper-Egypt for CARE
  • Served in Korea, Malaysia, Egypt, Liberia, Biafra, and South Vietnam for CARE
  • Attended Tokyo School of Japanese Language
  • Member of International Military Police in Korea  
  • Now semi-retired, working as a youth talent advocate locally  
  • History of involvement with local ice skating programs  

Awarded for 1979

Brian L. Youngs, MD '58

  • Staff Physician Obstetrics & Gynecology, 130th General Hospital, Nuremberg, Germany, 1969-72
  • Advanced Army Medical Department Course in Texas, 1973
  • Recipient of Skinner Award for the Outstanding Physician, 1973
  • Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 1974
  • Division Surgeon, 1st Infantry, Ft. Riley, Kansas, from 1976-77
  • Selected for Army Preventive Medicine Residency in 1977
  • Later worked for public health department in Petoskey

Awarded for 1978

Franklin W. Smith, DDS '56

  • Chairman, Department of Orthodontics, University of Michigan School of Dentistry
  • Published articles in Harvard Business Review
  • Published numerous magazines and books
  • Died, July 1998

Awarded for 1977

Calvin Shields '51

  • President, CKS Consulting Services
  • Career encompassed nearly 35 years with Central Soya, world leader in soybean processing and animal feed manufacture
  • Past Director of Strategic Development and Director of Corporate Engineering for Central Soya
  • Spent seven years overseas heading a dynamic and innovative engineering department for Central Soya
  • Served in the U.S. Army as First Lieutenant 1953-55
  • Now retired

Awarded for 1976

Robert H. Armstrong '51

Graduated with a B.S.M.E from Michigan Tech in 1953

  • Employed with Ingersoll-Rand Company since 1956, eventually became Manager of European Operations of the Portable Compressor Division.
  • In 1974, promoted to General Manager of Sales International
  • Retired from Ingersoll-Rand and Telex
  • Now deceased

Awarded for 1975

Vivian Cody, Ph.D. '63

  • Long-time senior research scientist, Medical Foundation of Buffalo
  • Awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to study molecular conformation of thyroactive compounds by x-ray
  • Addressed Symposium of Structural and Biological Molecules in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Read paper at Ninth International Congress of Crystalography in Japan
  • Now senior research scientist, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute of Buffalo, NY

Awarded for 1974

Donald E. Hamacheck, Ph.D. '53

  • Professor of counseling, personnel services and educational psychology, Michigan State University, since 1960
  • Consulting psychologist
  • School consultant
  • Producer of educational television and radio programs
  • Author of three books dealing with psychology and self
  • Published articles in numerous magazines and professional journals
  • Now retired, Professor Emeritus

Awarded for 1973

Joseph A. Mandarino '49

  • Associate curator of mineralogy at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto for more than 35 years; designated Curator Emeritus
  • President of the Mineralogical Association of Canada; received the Leonard G. Berry Medal for service to the association
  • Chairman of the Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names of the International Mineralogical Association; designated Chairman Emeritus
  • One of twenty honorary members of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Received the Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977
  • Now retired

Awarded for 1972

Lawrence Futchik '47

  • Member of the 1948 Soo Branch Pioneer class
  • Worked for The Evening News as printer's devil and printer while attending Lake State
  • BA from Lawrence University; MS and PhD studies at Purdue University
  • Phi Bet Kappa and Sigma Xi honors
  • Vice-President, Mars Incorporated, a large international business
  • Appointed CEO, Mars-Eucom, 1970, directing Mars European businesses while living in Paris, Brussels and s'Hertogenbosch
  • Senior Vice President, Mars Incorporated
  • Now retired

Awarded for 1971

Douglas Schroeder F.A.I.A. - Principal '54

  • co-founded the Chicago architectural Assistance Center and served as its first president in 1975.
  • Chairman of the Mass Transportation Crisis committee, a consortium that successfully established a Regional Transportation Authority for the Chicago Metropolitan Area.
  • Wrote the first history of Chicago's lakefront in 1964: "The Issue of the Lakefront, an Historical Critical Survey"
  • Fellow of the American Institute of architects for outstanding service to the profession in 1981
  • Chairman of the Illinois Futures Committee
  • Now architect and owner of Douglas Schroeder Associates

Awarded for 1970

Donna M. Barras-Berry, M.D. '56

  • Medical director since 1990 of Las Floristas Center for Applied Rehabilitation Technology (CART) - Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center, Downey, California.
  • Member since 1989, Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center Foundation board of directors
  • California governor's committee for the employment of the handicapped since 1978; vice chairperson, 1992-94
  • National Handicapped Professional Woman of the Year, July 1972
  • Inducted into governor's Hall of Fame for people with disabilities February 1992
  • Medical consultant to the Los Angeles county school district, Aphasia program, 1965-1975

Awarded for 1969

Terry McDermott '62

  • State, National and North American Speed skating champion
  • 1964 Olympic champion 500 meter speed skating (gold medal)
  • 1964 Olympic record 500 meter speed skating 40.1 seconds
  • 1968 Olympic silver medal winner, 500 meter speed skating
  • 1968 U.S. flag bearer, opening ceremonies 1968 Olympic Games
  • Now owner of Champion Plastics in Rochester Hills, MI

Awarded for 1968

Patricia James, Ph.D. '53

  • Published numerous books, articles, and audio/video cassettes
  • Fulbright scholar, Louvain, Belgium 1955-56
  • McCormick Fellowship, Yale University, 1957-59
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1965-70
  • Full Professor of Philosophy, Kent State University
  • Arts and Sciences Humanities Teaching Award, Kent State University, 1973
  • College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award, Kent State, 1981, 1983
  • Now Professor of Philosophy Emerita, Kent State University