Clifford E. Landers (BA, Political
Science; PhD, Political Science, 1971) is a professor of political science
at New Jersey City University and administrator of the Literary Division
of the American Translators Association. The translation of his twelfth
Brazilian novel, Iracema, by the 19th century author Jose de Alencar,
was just published by Oxford University Press.
Donna E. Willoughby (Rhetoric and
Public Address) retired in July 1997 after a 37-year career, first as a
professor of English and speech, and later as an instructional dean at
Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California. She now lives
in Salmon, Idaho.
Kirk N. Kirkconnell - pictured
at right (BA; JD, 1968) has been elected to the Florida Bar Board of
Governors to represent the Ninth Judicial Circuit (Orange and Osceola counties).
He practices with the Winter Park firm of Kirkconnell, Lindsey, Snure and
Henson, P.A., and is a trial lawyer specializing in criminal defense and
Clarissa Camfield Thomasson (MA,
English) recently published Defending Hillsborough (Research Triangle
Publishing), a historical fiction novel, (pictured below), based
on the life of her great-grandmother who saved a Hillsborough, NC Inn from
Sherman's troops during the Civil War.
Henry Fonte (BA, English; MAT,
Speech) is an associate professor of theatre in the Hartt School at the
University of Hartford, and a freelance playwright and director.
Randolph R. Cornelius (BA, Psychology)
has just been promoted to full professor in the Department of Psychology
at Vassar College. He has recently published a book entitled The
Science of Emotion: Research and Tradition in the Psychology of Emotion
Doster (pictured at right) is Executive Director of Excel
Telecommunications in Lexington, Kentucky.
Cindy Shellenberger Lederman (BA,
Political Science) is the administrative judge of the Juvenile Division
at the Juvenile Justice Center in Miami, Florida. She was recently
appointed to the National Research Council's new committee entitled, "Panel
on Juvenile Crime, Prevention, Treatment and Control." The 18-member
panel, composed of scholars in the field of criminal justice, will analyze
research in juvenile crime, highlighting key issues such as race, gender
and class bias, impacts of deterrence, punishment and prevention strategies.
Kenneth T. Wilkins (PhD, Zoology)
was recently appointed associate dean of the Graduate School at Baylor
University. He maintains a half-time appointment in the Department of Biology,
where he has been a professor for 15 years.
Mark Protheroe (BA, Spanish) is
a doctoral student in Hispanic studies at the University of Puerto Rico.
He also teaches English for the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement
Program, a federally-funded educational opportunity program for eligible
Robin L. Denson (BA, Anthropology)
received her PhD in marine archaeology from the University of St. Andrews,
Scotland in 1995. She is now assistant director of the Gulf Archaeology
Research Institute located in Citrus County, Florida and pregnant with
her first child.
John V. Tucker (BA, Philosophy;
JD, 1991) is practicing disability and health law in St. Petersburg with
The Law Offices of Anderson and Tucker. He was recently elected Secretary
of the St. Petersburg Bar Association and Lieutenant Governor of the local
Optimists Club, an organization devoted to youth projects.
Rachel Fisher (BA, Political Science)
married in 1997 and works for Blue Shield of California as a Sales Representative.
Leon Couch (BS, Physics; BA, Mathematics;
BM, Organ Performance) is an assistant professor of music at Luther College
in Decorah, Iowa. He is also pursuing a DMA in organ performance
and a PhD in music theory in the College-Conservatory of Music at the University
Sylvia Newman (PhD, Romance Languages
and Literatures) is an adjunct assistant professor of French at Davidson
College in North Carolina. She lives in Charlotte with her husband,
David Newman (MD, 1988), and their three children.
Alicia Salome Ellis (BA English
and Sociology) received her MA in English from Penn State in May 1998 and
has accepted a tenure track position in the Division of Humanities and
Business Technology of Lexington Community College at the University of
Beatriz Alvarado (MA, Latin American
Studies) teaches French and Spanish at a private school in Atlanta.
Large Turnout for 1998
Grand Guard Weekend
Each Fall, CLAS hosts a weekend
of activities for its "Grand Guard" alumni (all alumni who graduated more
than 50 years ago). Thanks in part to the end of WWII and the GI
Bill, attendance at this year's Grand Guard festivities was markedly higher
than the previous few years. Attendees included Robert Atkins ('40),
Richard L. Crago ('48), Harry P. Edwards ('38, '45), Melvin Fried ('48),
Richard W. Gray ('48), Herbert J. Kay ('40), Richard M. Lovelace ('38),
Dell Loyless ('48), Donna Meyers ('48), William E. Rion ('45, '50), Henry
C. Skinner ('37), and Julian L. Williams ('40, '41).
Harry Edwards ('38,'45) makes
his way through the buffet at the Grand Guard luncheon, held on September
25. Luncheon speakers included Dean Will Harrison, who gave the group
a College update, and political science professor Ken Wald, who gave a
presentation on religion and politics.
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