Susan Shillinglaw '73 and Larry Dorr '63
Lu Ann White '78
John Mark Dean '58
As part of an extended homecoming weekend celebration, John Mark Dean '58, professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina and internationally known marine scientist, received an honorary degree. Dean's primary research on the bluefin tuna has examined the economic and environmental impact of fishing this resource that yields the highest quality of sushi and sashimi.
Distinguished Achievement Awards were given to Susan Shillinglaw '73 and Larry Dorr '63.
Shillinglaw, a worldrecognized expert on John Steinbeck, is director of the Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State University, the largest Steinbeck archive in the world. An English professor at SJSU, Shillinglaw has authored several books on Steinbeck, edits the journal Steinbeck Studies, and published introductions to Of Mice and Men, Cannery Row, and A Russian Journal.
Trustee Dorr is a world leader in hip and joint replacement surgery who has performed more than 4,000 such operations in the past decade, earning him recognition as one of the best hip and knee surgeons in the reference book Best Doctors in America. In 1994 he founded Operation Walk, an international mission that sends operating crews to developing countries to perform knee and hip replacements and teach native doctors to perform the procedures.
Class agent Lu Ann White '78, president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, received a Leadership and Service Award. An attorney in Des Moines, her involvement as a class agent for 25 years has included organizing class reunions and a cluster reunion, and assisting with the Arrow's 100th reunion. She has helped organize alumni events in Des Moines and presently serves on the Des Moines Sesquicentennial Gala planning committee.
$150,000 Sesquicentennial Challenge
Thanks to the generosity of trustee leadership, any new or increased gift to Cornell's Annual Fund will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100,000. A $50,000 bonus gift will go to the Annual Fund if total alumni participation reaches 40 percent-an addition of 800 donors over 2002-2003, when 32 percent (3,400 donors) gave to Cornell. Making the $150,000 challenge are trustees Dick Brubaker '55, George Caldwell '52, Martha Moody Glassmeyer '72, honorary alum Peter Paul Luce, Randy McCright '77, Jerry Ringer '59, Mary Bowman Seidler '61, Blaine Shaum '69, Craig Shives '67, Laura Sullivan '69, and Lee Swanson '60.
Cornell now offers online giving at a secure site, www.cornellcollege.edu/giveonline.