Alumni CLASnotes Spring 2004

Alumni News



Grand Guard Inducts Class of 1954
On October 1–3, 2004, CLAS honored its Grand Guard alumni—those who graduated 50 or more years ago. Hosted by the UF Alumni Association, the weekend celebration included a formal induction ceremony of new members, lectures about the college’s latest research, campus tours and the home football game against the University of Arkansas. The following 1954 CLAS graduates were inducted: Richard Blocker, Janet Campbell, Mary McGehee Daniels, Carole Dowe Duerk, Willard Galbreath, John Gatz, Barbara Walker Good, Jane Palmer Potter, Les Sperling and Virginia Lovan Winterburn.

Previous inductees who also were in attendance included: Charlotte Crevasse, 1950; Melvin Fried, 1948; Bob Fuquay, 1949; Mandell Glicksberg, 1949; Yale Gunn, 1950; Hal Henderly, 1937; Herb Kay, 1940; Ed Kissam, 1949; Murray Lasley, 1944; Sophy Mae Mitchell, Jr., 1953; Dick Petry, 1953; Wallace Prophet, 1951; Bill Rousse, 1951; Cody Skinner, 1937; and Eugene Zimmerman, 1951.

Grand Guard Weekend 2005 will be held November 3–5. Visit www.ufalumni.ufl.edu/Reunion or call (888) 352-5866 for more information.

(Left to right) Charlotte and Bud Crevasse and Sarah and Wallace Prophet enjoy one of the luncheons during Grand Guard weekend.
(Left to right) Charlotte and Bud Crevasse and Sarah and Wallace Prophet enjoy one of the luncheons during Grand Guard weekend.



CLAS Honors Outstanding Alumni
At its third annual Outstanding Alumni Awards Brunch held during homecoming weekend in November, CLAS honored some of its most exceptional alumni. The following were presented with a glass plaque featuring a crystal alligator, in recognition of their many accomplishments: Raymond W. Alden, III (PhD, Zoology, 1976), executive vice president and provost of one of the fastest growing universities in the nation—the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; William R. Burkhart (BS, Political Science, 1987), senior vice president and general counsel for Timken, a world leader in the bearings and steel industry; Fredric Chaiken (BA, Religion, 1978), who has been a trial lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia for nearly 25 years and is a partner in the firm Chaiken Klorfein, LLC; Thomas J. Davies (BA and MA, German, 1979 and 1982; MA and PhD, English, 1984 and 1986), a senior partner with Kekst and Company, Inc., a New York-based corporate communications counseling firm; Ronald Jaszczak (BS and PhD, Physics, 1964 and 1968), a professor of biomedical engineering at Duke University; Wallace W. Prophet (BA, MA and PhD, Psychology, 1951, 1952, 1958), an accomplished aviation psychologist and retired vice president of Seville Training Systems Corporation of Plant City, Florida; Bruce Stone (BA, Sociology, 1971), a Miami attorney named one of the 45 Best Trusts and Estates Attorneys in the US by Town and Country Magazine in 1998; Aase Duelund Thompson (BA, French, 1986), managing director of the C. Frederick Thompson Foundation, a non-profit corporation in Gainesville established for charitable, scientific, literary and education purposes; S. Richard Turner (PhD, Chemistry, 1971), director of the Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute and a research professor in the Department of Chemistry at Virginia Tech; Richard E. Witmer (BS, Physics, 1962; MS and PhD, Geography, 1964 and 1967), a senior management consultant with the US Government Consulting Group and a 1990 winner of the US Department of the Interior’s Distinguished Service Award.

(Left to right) Ronald Jaszczak, Aase Duelund Thompson, Fredric Chaiken, Bruce Stone, S. Richard Turner, Richard Witmer and Wallace Prophet attended the 2004 Outstanding Alumni Awards Brunch.
(Left to right) Ronald Jaszczak, Aase Duelund Thompson, Fredric Chaiken, Bruce Stone, S. Richard Turner, Richard Witmer and Wallace Prophet attended the 2004 Outstanding Alumni Awards Brunch.


Photos:
Jane Dominguez

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