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Dean Edmund Peckham Award for Merit - Recipient Biographies

 

2010 Dean Edmund Peckham Award

Donald J. Cameron

Since beginning his career at San Fernando Valley State College in 1960, Dr. Donald Cameron has served the university in many capacities as faculty member and after retirement as a dedicated volunteer. Before joining the staff of Valley State, Cameron earned a Bachelor’s degree in 1953 from the University of Montana and then served two years in the U.S. Army before returning to the university to finish a Master’s degree. Continuing his education at Northwestern University he completed his Doctorate in 1960. Cameron began his tenure at Valley State as the debate coach and assistant professor of Speech Communication. He helped establish the debate team and by 1962 the campus was already hosting 80 campuses and 600 students for the Western States Speech Association tournament. After serving as debate coach for five years, he was assistant dean of Student Activities for two years before returning to the Speech Communication department to serve a three year term as department chair. Serving as President of the Faculty during the 1970-71 academic year he also represented CSUN on the statewide Academic Senate for three years starting in 1972. He was appointed in 1974 to the newly created part-time position of Faculty Affairs Officer, which became a full-time position two years later. For twenty-two years until his retirement in 1998, he served as the university administrator with responsibilities for faculty personnel matters. His titles included Assistant Vice President for Faculty Affairs, Vice Provost and, at the time of his retirement, Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs. He has been a past president of the Western States Communication Association WSCA a non-profit organization whose purpose is to unite people who have an academic, lay or professional interest in communication and who want to promote their mutual educational interests. Well-known to many on campus as the “Institutional Memory” of Cal State Northridge, after retirement Dr. Cameron was honored with Emeritus Faculty status and continues to serve the university in a variety of roles. The Communication Studies Department is grateful for his continued involvement including his support of the Donald Cameron Award which is given annually to a non-communications studies undergrad who demonstrates excellence in forensics. In addition he has served as chair of the university’s Fortieth Anniversary Committee and as a committee co-chairman he was instrumental in the successful turnout at the 2010 Founders Day. Since his retirement he has been a university consultant on various faculty personnel issues. An advocate for retired faculty, Cameron has also served on the Executive Committee of the CSUN Association of Retired Faculty and since 2007 he has facilitated the statewide CSU Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association as Executive Director, which has offices on the CSUN campus. Don for many years has been tournament director for the Cal State Northridge Professors Golf Association which holds tournaments annually at local golf courses. He is also a founding member of the University Club and recalls pitching in with other faculty and painting walls before the doors were opened in 1968. At the 2009 Founders Day Don was inducted as a member of the 50 Year Club which recognizes alumni, faculty and staff from the Valley State era. He acknowledged that there were 16 of the original college faculty still living and that, “most of us look back on that time as a time of unlimited opportunities.” Cameron and his wife Cathy have been married for forty-seven years and have a daughter, Christy, who along with her husband operates a white water rafting company in Colorado. For many years, they have been active with the United Scottish Societies of Southern California where he has served as past chieftain and currently serves as financial secretary. In addition, he serves on the board of directors of the Los Angeles Scots Pipe Band, and this summer travelled with them to Scotland for an international competition.


2009 Dean Edmund Peckham Award

Carol Kelly

Since arriving at San Fernando Valley State College in 1969, Carol Kelly has provided key leadership in developing and implementing an innovative interdisciplinary major in child development. With her 40 year affiliation with the university, she has established a legacy of superb teaching, and continues to mentor students and alumni, and provide leadership as an emeritus professor. Carol has opened many professional opportunities for students and alumni, including creating pioneering positions and working at local, national, and international realms to make the world a better place for children. Those she has mentored are making significant contributions to their professions, including researcher at The Rand Corporation, consultants working at national and international levels, university professors, educators in community colleges and all grade levels, school psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists. Carol remains in contact with many of her former students, as evidenced by the hundreds of letters, emails, and personal communications she receives that document the profound support, expertise, and influence she continues to have. Carol has been instrumental in many students succeeding in graduate school and in their careers. She has an uncanny ability to see the unique strengths of individuals and foster their professional development. Erika (Goldstein) Barnathan ’91,’95 MA, Special Education Teacher at CHIME said, “Carol Kelly has been a big influence in my life since I took Junior Seminar in 1989. At the time she really listened to me and seemed to know my needs better than I knew myself.” Many have applied for graduate school after Carol encouraged them and supported their development toward their careers. One such alumna was told she would “never amount to anything” and was discouraged from pursuing higher education, but with the influence of Carol’s mentoring and encouragement, she recently completed her Ph.D. and is starting a post-doctorate internship. Carol brings continued recognition and respect to CSUN through her national and international work. The quality of her work, which reflects her expertise, ethics, professionalism, and integrity, are models for students and alumni. She has demonstrated high level of leadership through programs she has initiated, including the Peace Expo, drawing over 5,000 participants. Other highlights of her career at CSUN include serving as a representative for the United States to the International Federation of Educative Communities (FICE), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) affiliated organization that works with and for at-risk children. The position included serving on the FICE Federal Council, presentations at international congresses, and working in Romania where she received the FICE Romanian Medal of Honor. She also served as Senior Consultant for International Year of the Family through the United Nations in Vienna during a 1993 sabbatical. Such connections enabled her to provide professional opportunities for students and alumni to make presentations at international conferences. Receiving the CSUN Distinguished Teacher Award and being inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame reflect Carol’s breadth and depth of contributions to CSUN and beyond. Since her retirement in 2007, Carol continues to provide her services to the university. With her guidance, the Child and Adolescent Development Alumni Chapter was reactivated. Under her inspiring leadership, the chapter has offered career development and mentor programs for both alumni and undergraduates. She is personally responsible for securing five annual chapter scholarships. This past year, the Alumni Chapter in collaboration with Child and Adolescent Development Association (CADA), the undergraduate department student organization, created a Kids Zone for the CSUN 50th Grand Reunion which contributed to the success of the event. Former student Shannon Coulter believes that “Dr. Carol Kelly's passion, as a teacher, mentor, administrator, and leader, has made the world a better place for children and families. Her legacy continues as those she has influenced inspire others to the level of excellence Dr. Kelly fostered in them.

2008 Dean Edmund Peckham Award for Merit

Warren Campbell

Warren Campbell is one of our the University’s pioneers having joined the faculty of the new San Fernando Valley State College in 1961….the start of a 47-year relationship with the University.  A Fulbright scholar, Dr. Campbell served as a professor of political science  to 2001 teaching courses ranging from state and local government, public policy, urban administration, political and governmental ethics, to city planning. In the 1970s, he helped establish the Urban Studies and Planning Program and the Master of Public Administration program. He formally became the MPA  program’s first co-director in 1985 and continues to teach MPA classes  in the Tseng College. He is affectionately known and respected by many as “the father of the MPA program.”  Outside of the classroom, he has served on the Campus Planning Board and was a member of the Faculty Senate’s executive committee. Warren has always taken time to know his students and to guide and mentor them so they in turn can make a difference in the lives of people in their community. Dr. Campbell continues to inspire. He has connected MPA and political science alumni to his adopted university by helping to establish an Alumni Association Chapter for those programs. Moreover, he has extended his positive influence and the university’s reach well beyond the U.S.  as he has forged strong links with students from several Chinese cities. Echoing the sentiments of many, Dean Stella Theodoulou stated a few years ago that “Warren Campbell is an exemplary example of what a faculty member at a university should be. He is caring, he’s truly interested in the well-being and intellectual growth of his students, and he believes wholeheartedly in the mission of this university and our role in the community. the community. I wish I had a hundred faculty (members) like him.”

2007 Emeriti Merit Award

Daisy Kuhn

Before coming to the university as a member of San Fernando Valley State College’s original faculty, German-born Dr. Daisy Kuhn immigrated to the United States and earned a bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from UC Davis.   During her tenure from 1959 to 1992, Daisy, now an emeritus professor, taught courses ranging from general biology and microbiology to graduate courses.  As a microbiologist, she has identified several unusual organisms including a new colony of bacteria, and a new species of bacterium, which has been named Conchiformibius Kuhniae in her honor.  During her years at Cal State Northridge, Daisy served as the primary advisor for biology students entering pre-med, pre-pharmacy, veterinary, podiatry, optometry and other medical fields.  In 1974, she was instrumental in founding the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Since retiring in 1992, Kuhn continues to volunteer her time advising pre-med students, helping them prepare for the MCATS and completing their medical school applications.  In 2002, her volunteer work in the College of Science and Math was honored with a Volunteer Service Award. She was also the recipient of the Cal State Northridge Distinguished Professor Award in 1980.

2006 Emeriti Merit Award

Sam Britten

Dr. Sam Britten, a founding faculty member, is internationally respected in his field and is one of the most beloved individuals to have ever set foot on the Cal State Northridge campus. Britten, who taught at Northridge for 44 years (1959-2003) earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UCLA and then earned his doctorate at USC where he specialized in rehabilitation training and therapy. He realized his calling at UCLA when he was asked to take a group of blind students to Mexico for spring break. As a kinesiology professor, Britten created a rehabilitation and physical education center on campus is 1959, where he worked with injured athletes as the head trainer and work extensively with disabled veterans from the Korean War after they had returned fro service. The center grew in scope and by the 1980’s the Center of Achievement for the Physically Disabled had been established and had begun to earn a national representation. At the turn of the century, Britten oversaw service to 600 clients and had helped thousands of individuals learn how to live more independently through transitional exercise therapy. In 2003, under Sam’s guidance, the University opened a new $6 million aquatic therapy center for the chronically disables, a facility unrivaled in the United States. The Brown Center, named in honor of alumna Linda Brown and her husband Abbott, was made possible through their generosity and support of U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon. The 18,400-square-foot Brown Center consists of: a large heated therapy pool with two underwater treadmills; another heated pool with a vertically adjustable floor; a spa aimed to helping those with joint and soft tissue injuries; and a cool water pool suited to those with multiple sclerosis and similar conditions. “This is where my joy lies,” said Britten at the Brown Center dedication. “I can’t imagine having a better job or spending my life in any better way than enabling people with chronic disabilities to have the joy that comes from freedom and from freedom of movement.” In retirement, Sam continues to be supportive of the center and his adopted university. With great gentility and passion, he volunteers his time to the center and keeps in close contact with long-time clients, former students, faculty and staff and retired faculty and staff. He is a donor to the university and a member of the Alumni Association. He has been a great supporter of athletics and the arts and is often at the front of the line attending and supporting university and Alumni Association events.


2005 Emeriti Merit Award

Robert Gohstand

Professor Robert Gohstand was born in Shanghai, China. He emigrated with his parents and sister to the U.S. in 1949, and became a naturalized U.S. citizen. He served in the U.S. Army, and later was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve, attaining the rank of Captain. Bob attended UC Berkeley, and received his Ph.D.in Geography. First joining the faculty of the Geography department of then San Fernando Valley State College in 1967, Bob served as the Russia specialist, teaching many students about that country during times of strained relations with the U.S.  His skills as a former U.S. Navy officer, coupled with his geography degree, made him the map interpretation specialist in the department, and he delighted in sharing his knowledge and skills with his students.  When he fully retired at the end of the spring 2003 semester, it was with mixed emotions.  Not only would he miss his colleagues and the department, but also the interaction with students that he so enjoyed and had been so much a part of his life. While still a faculty member, Bob took up the cause of preserving the CSUN orange grove from being demolished and replaced by campus construction.  Bob assembled a Save the Orange Grove Committee, and became a vocal advocate of preserving this piece of CSUN’s and the Valley’s history. The result was the campus and community recognition of the grove as an historical treasure. Bob is a great supporter of books and learning. He served for 20 years (10 as Chair) on the Faculty Senate Library Committee.  Bob envisioned a recreational Reading Room in the Library where students, faculty and the community would be able to read a wide variety of the world’s great books and current literature for pleasure. The Reading Room has become a reality in the Oviatt Library.  Bob and his wife Maureen established an endowment to support collection development for the Reading Room, and to ensure that there will always be new books added to this collection. In the past decade, Bob has developed new skills as a bookbinder and conservator and was recently elected President of the California Chapter of the Guild of Bookworkers, the national professional association of workers in the crafts and arts of the book. Bob has served as faculty representative on the Friends of the Library Board of Directors for many years. He is admired and respected by his fellow volunteers. His most challenging volunteer project of all has been the establishment of the Old China Hands Archive at the Oviatt Library. Bob serves as volunteer project director.  He has worked to build the archive of books, oral histories, papers, photos and documents of the many people of various descents and cultures who lived in China before 1949.  Bob has also arranged two successful conferences and several exhibitions around the Archive.


2004 Emeriti Merit Award

John Guarrera

John Guarrera served as director of the Center for Research and Services in the College of Engineering and Computer Science until his retirement after 30 years at the university. Even in his retirement, John continues to serve the university as an unofficial advisor to the dean on matters related to the Center for Research and Services.  John’s legacy of teaching, research and service is renowned from coast to coast.  But his heart is with Cal State Northridge.  Guarrera is generally credited with saving the College of Engineering and Computer Science more than 30 years ago, when the then CSU Chancellor and Trustees threatened to eliminate the college in efforts to streamline system wide academic offerings.  Then president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, John rallied professional support for the college and was instrumental in convincing the CSU Board of Trustees that Cal State Northridge needed a College of Engineering and Computer Science. The experience with the Chancellor's Office convinced former Dean Charles Sanders that the college needed to strengthen its ties with local industrial and professional communities, and in 1976 he created the Center for Research and Services. Guarrera was appointed its first director. John has always been held in high regard by his Engineering peers.  He has served several leadership positions with IEEE and became the organization’s president in 1974.  He was one of the original signers of the Universal Declaration of Engineers’ Rights and Ethical Rights of Employed Engineers.  IEEE awarded him a Millennium Medal for outstanding contributions to the field of electrical engineering. John’s road to Northridge and his journey to become one of the nations most respected and influential engineering educators is fascinating. The son of immigrants from Sicily, his interest in engineering occurred early in life at the age of 11 in Rochester, NY.   At that age, John worked with the electrician who was helping remodel his father’s restaurant and bowling alley. He was a quick learner and after the project was completed, the electrician gave John a set of tools as a gift for helping him out. By the age of 12 he was in the electrical contracting business and by the age of 13 he had converted his uncle’s house from gas to electric.  It was then that he first met his wife, Jo, who became a trailblazer as well by being one of the few women at the time who went on to earn an MBA. After serving on student and graduate research teams at M.I.T., John moved to New York and became part of a group that developed and perfected transponders for use in radar technology.  After having served on staff with the City College of New York and other academic affiliations, he moved to Southern California to eventually run a multi million-dollar company with serving the new aerospace industry.  That lead him to what was then San Fernando Valley State College. John is still passionate in retirement.  He is national vice chairman of the Coalition for Retirement Security, a nationwide grassroots organization of employees and retirees from both private and public sector.  The coalition acts as a practical outlet to inform the public on issues affecting their retirement.  Last year, John and Jo, along with John’s nephew, Jon Ferrara, and other family and friends created a $100,000 endowment to provide students with firsthand experience in state-of-the-art technology, paving the way to their success in engineering careers. The first Guarrera scholarship was awarded in 2004 to a student in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.


2003 Emeriti Merit Award

Gwen Brewer and Vern Bullough

Gwen Brewer was born in Utah and raised during the Depression in Utah, Iowa, and Minnesota.  A first generation college student, she took on several full and part-time jobs to continue her education.  She married and had two children before finally getting her Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA in 1967. After teaching for three years at Citrus College, she moved with her husband to Thousand Oaks and her 28-year relationship with Cal State Northridge began.  At Northridge she regularly taught her specialty-18th –century British Literature, but quickly realized that her most important role would be the training and preparation of good teachers in the nation’s fastest growing state.  She taught nearly all of the English requirements in the general curriculum and credential programs.  Working with the Department of Secondary Education, she supervised student teachers in junior and senior high schools.  She presented workshops and papers on English Education at regional and national conferences, consulted with school districts, helped create various tests to evaluate student and teacher performance and headed various teacher preparation and curriculum committees for the Liberal Studies program and the English Department.  For several years she was Director of Composition in the English Department.  She and her first husband, Everett Brewer, designed and built their own wood and glass house on a hill overlooking the Conejo Valley.  She her husband passed away in 1980, she rented rooms to ensure that her two daughters could attend college.  Following in their mother’s footsteps both daughters went on to receive multiple degrees and have formed strong affiliations with institutions of higher learning. 



Vern Bullough is an internationally recognized medical historian who specializes in the history of sex, sexual practices and taboos and nursing history.  Vern has authored, co-authored, or edited nearly 50 books and he has contributed to more than 70 other books.  His articles in the field of sexology and the history of sex have been widely published. Vern’s career includes tenures at Cal State Northridge, USC and the State University of New York at Buffalo where he was named Distinguished Professor Emeritus and served as Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences.  At Buffalo, he often collaborated with his late wife and colleague Bonnie and together they earned international reputations as authorities on human sexuality and nursing history.  Bonnie passed away in 1996 after 50 years in the nursing profession, including a decade as Dean of the SUNY Buffalo Nursing School.  Prior to their time together in Northridge, Vern and Bonnie established the Bonnie and Vern Bullough History of Nursing Collection in the SUNY Buffalo Health Sciences Library.  Vern returned to Buffalo in 1996 to dedicate a lecture series in his wife’s memory.  At Cal State Northridge Vern founded and directed the Center for Sex Research and held the title of Professor Emeritus in the History Department.  He is currently a visiting professor at the University of Southern California.  He served on the board of the American Humanist Association, was a founder of AHA Foundation and served on its board, was one of the founders for the Council for Secular Humanism and was closely associated with Free Inquiry magazine.  Five years ago, when both were 70, Gwen Brewer and Vern married and together the two of them have researched, presented papers and coordinated conferences mostly in connection with Vern’s expertise on sex, humanism, medieval science, or nursing. Gwen and Vern are active in their Ventura County community and have remained close to their latest adopted University.  Gwen has been on the Board of CSUN’s Association of Retired Faculty for several years, serving as President last year and as Program Chair this year.  She and Vern have actively supported the Library and Gwen serves on the Library’s Advisory Committee and as a delegate to the State Emeritus Faculty Association.  For many years Gwen has been actively involved in the League of Women Voters.  She and Vern regularly attend and support cultural and intellectual events and various Alumni Association and University sponsored programs.  In all they do, they continually value education as they impact the lives of others. 


2002 Emeriti Merit Award

William "Del" Stelk

Del began his teaching career in 1938 in a one-room schoolhouse but was interrupted by a greater cause to protect and defend his country in World War II. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was assigned to the Pacific Theater where he served honorably in four of the most casualty ridden campaigns in our nation's history - East Guinea, New Britain, Okinawa, and Pelelin. Following the war, Del returned to Washington D.C. where he completed his master's and Ph.D from George Washington University. Just a few months later, Del accepted the opportunity to teach among the Southern California orange groves. In 1956, he joined 31 other faculty members in building and launching what would eventually become San Fernando Valley State College. Although Del had other opportunities, he felt a sense of duty to help build the new college to serve what was rapidly becoming the nation's fastest growing region. Little did he know that 47 years later he would be regarded as one of the fathers of the nation's most important institutions of higher learning. Del served as the college's first Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences and was responsible for the organization of many academic departments. For his own Department of History, he recruited distinguished faculty members from around the country to build one of the finest history departments in the system. Since the university's inception, through his retirement in 1987 and to his continuing involvement in the campus today, Del and his wife Betsy are testimonies that service to society, mentoring students and participation in faculty governance are all an integral part of the educational experience. Del was the first president of C.S.E.A. and a charter member of A.C.S.U.P. and A.A.U.P. He was a member of the Faculty Senate and Statewide Academic Senate. He served as faculty advisor to many campus student organizations and served on numerous campus committees including chair of the 25th Anniversary committee. He advised the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation, was a member of Blue Key an co-founded the university's first honors program. He served as a member of the State Committee on Higher Education, which developed the master plan for California, and presented himself as a candidate for the California State Assembly on two occasions. Del has been the recipient of many awards and recognitions on campus, including, "The Cal State Northridge Outstanding Teacher Award", and the CSUN "Creativity Award". A founder of the University Club, he served as president of the Reseda Rotary and president of the Northridge Democratic Club. He was a big supporter of the university Women's Club and AAUW chapter, both of which were co-founded by Betsy. To this day, he and Betsy remain close to the university, participating in many activities and programs, supporting the Center of Achievement for the Physically Disabled and encouraging former students and colleagues to support the Whitsett chair and lecture series in the Department of History.


2001 Emeriti Merit Award

Art Taitt

Art Taitt is one of the most beloved individuals in the history of Cal State Northridge. A mentor to many, Art has always gone beyond the job description in teaching and motivating current and former students and advising faculty and staff to reach beyond personal and professional goals. The respect he gave his students was and continues to be reciprocated. A native Hoosier, Art graduated from Indiana University in 1959. In 1965 he journeyed to Southern California to be a part of a relatively new college, San Fernando Valley State. For the next 27 years he served his adopted university to improve the lives of students both in and out of the classroom. He worked closely with the inaugural Emeriti Merit Award recipient, Ed Peckham, to create organizations such as Blue Key. A lifetime member of the Associated Students, Art served multiple terms on the University Student Union Board of Directors. As  a professor, Art did not limit himself to teaching. He along with dozens of faculty member, helped build (tangibly and intangibly) the University Club, and served as the Club’s President. Jim Elias, who co-nominated Art for this award, met Taitt when they served on the Executive Committee of the University Club fifteen years ago. Dr. Elias stated that Art “has shown dedication to CSUN far above and beyond many emeriti faculty and staff”. His continuing commitment to the University is unfailing as he has been dedicated to the students, to athletics, and to the faculty”. He supported the arts and athletics, attending most football and basketball games and serving numerous terms on the Athletic Association Board. As President of the University Club, Art didn't limit himself to minimal duties. He was responsible in part for the success of the Friday International Lunches and Vintners Dinners hosted at the club. A world traveler, Art has been on 21 cruises and has traveled to the Amazon, Ireland, Scotland and Iceland. He states that as a professor and friend, he “enjoys seeing students take very serious problems and solve them, watching a student develop and mature and witness them reach their potential.”


2000 - Inaugural Emeriti Merit Award

Edmund Peckham

Few individuals affiliated with Cal State Northridge are as beloved as Dr. Edmund Peckham.  He has most certainly made a difference in the lives of five decades of current and former CSUN students.  The son of two teachers, he learned the value of education and mentoring and at an early age knew that he would be oriented toward a career in education.  After graduating from Worcester Academy in June 1941, he went to Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, his father’s alma mater.  He competed on the freshman tennis and fencing teams and worked in Bear Lair, developing a love for billiards and table tennis and his lifelong interest in contract bridge. Drafted in December 1942, at the age of 18, he spent three years in the United States Army, eventually being discharged as a sergeant in February 1946.  Ed proudly states that he “had the fortunate distinction of never shooting or being shot at by anyone.”  He returned to Brown. While completing his studies and serving as captain of the fencing team, Ed met a music teacher from Oregon who had just joined the Bancroft School faculty, Dorothy Miller.  They were married in 1947.  The following spring Ed earned his degree in Modern and Medieval European History.  Shortly thereafter, at the recommendation of his favorite advisor and professor, he proceeded to Harvard University where he received a Master of Arts (1949) and Ph.D. (1954) in American History and Foreign Relations. He began his teaching career as a graduate assistant at Harvard. After teaching, professorial, and administrative positions at Rice University and the University of the Pacific, Ed and Dorothy came to Northridge and began his service to San Fernando Valley State College in 1967 as the Dean of Student Activities and Housing. Ed was faced with the difficult task of initiating —from the ground up—a comprehensive program that would improve student life through meaningful experiences and participative campus activities.  A difficult task in any time, the tumultuous late 1960’s were unlike any preceding era in the history of American Higher Education. To add to the challenge and Ed’s task at hand, Valley State had the distinction of being the nation’s fastest growing university.   Ed was the right person at the right time. By 1969 he was named Dean of Students and in 1985, Vice President for Student Affairs.  Although Ed retired in 1991, he and Dory have remained close to the University.  In 1992, Ed was named Honorary Lifetime Director on the Alumni Association Board of Directors, the only person who is ever likely to hold that honor.  Ed was instrumental in helping the Association create and enhance its support for current students through its Legacy and First Generation Scholarship programs. His support of the university has not been limited to his adopted alma mater’s Alumni Association.  He and Dory are long time season ticket holders, fans and contributors to intercollegiate athletics, loyal supporters of the library and campus cultural and performance arts.