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image: Class Notes headline1941 813: American Fiction, a new play by Allan L. Dreyfuss, AB'41, won first prize in the Community Theatre Association of Michigan's 1998 playwriting competition. His play premiered October 21-24, 1999, at Ann Arbor's Civic Theatre.

1949 In August, the American Psychological Foundation gave its Gold Medal Award for enduring contributions in the public interest to Thomas Gordon, PhD'49, founder of Parent Effectiveness Training (PET), a family-interaction improvement program.

1951 This fall, John A. Jane Sr., AB'51, MD'56, PhD'67, began his 30th year as a professor and chair of the neurosurgery department at the University of Virginia. He also began his seventh year as editor of the Journal of Neurosurgery.

1961 As of November 15, Max R. Liberles, AB'61, was ranked #1 in his Florida tennis singles division. In overall competition, including doubles tournaments, he won eight first places and one second place out of the ten tournaments he entered.

1965 Willem F. van Kouwenhoven, AB'65, has published an article about the business activities of one of his 17th-century ancestors, using documents from the period that were recently discovered in Dutch archives.

1972 Ernst & Young LLP named Dumas M. Siméus, MBA'72, one of its 1999 entrepreneurs of the year. Siméus is chair and CEO of Siméus Food International, Inc., a custom food-processing company.

1979 Patricia Kenney Fraser, AB'79, MST'84, has received the Newton C. Fetter citation for outstanding service in campus ministry. The award, presented at the American Baptist Churches USA biennial gathering in Des Moines, IA, recognized Fraser's model mission education work for students. She is a campus minister at Michigan State University.

1985 In November, Elements 3, a symphonic work by Philip A. Fried, PhD'85, was performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, and conducted by Eiji Oue.

image: Alumnus in space -- John M. Grunsfeld, SM'84, PhD'881988 On December 6, John M. Grunsfeld, SM'84, PhD'88, went into space as a member of the Discovery crew whose mission was to repair the Hubble Telescope. While in orbit, Grunsfeld was one of three spacewalkers repairing the telescope's four gyroscopes.

1993 Mary Cobb, MST'93, was named a finalist for the 1999 Golden Apple award. She teaches at Ray Elementary School in Hyde Park.

1996 Geoffrey B. Pingree, AM'86, PhD'96, assistant professor of English and director of media studies at the Catholic University of America, won an Emmy for his work as director of research on the documentary film A Paralyzing Fear: The Story of Polio in America.

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