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The Alumni Association honored service to the University this spring with its alumni service citation and its young alumni service citation for graduates under 35. Winners were invited back to campus for a celebration during Reunion.

Alumni Service Citations
Eve Jones, PhB'46, SB'48, SM'48, PhD'53
, has had a long and distinguished career as a volunteer for the University of Chicago Club of Los Angeles. Since moving to L.A. in 1965, Jones has planned and attended countless University events, trained and motivated alumni volunteers, founded a Great Books discussion group, and helped to represent the University to thousands of alumni and friends in the L.A. area. She has held many club leadership roles-including program committee chair, vice president, and president.

With organizational skills and a deft managerial style, Michael Klingensmith, AB'75, MBA'76, has applied the results-oriented approach of his corporate career to his volunteer activities at the University of Chicago, making him extraordinarily effective in alumni initiatives. From 1992 to 1996 Klingensmith chaired the University of Chicago Magazine advisory committee, creating its annual readership survey. He served on the Alumni Association Board of Governors from 1992 through 1998, the last two years as the association's president; and he also chaired the committee writing guidelines for the Athletic Hall of Fame at the new Ratner Athletic Center. In April he was elected to the University's Board of Trustees.

Beatrice Cummings Mayer, X'47, has been a member of the School of Social Service Administration's (SSA) Visiting Committee since 1955, with her leadership focusing on the needs of the disadvantaged and the elderly: spearheading the SSA's Older Adult project, which promotes gerontological social work among students. With expertise gained as a founder of Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, Mayer has also supported the visual arts on campus. Since 1972, she has been a member and chair of the Visiting Committee on the Visual Arts and has made generous gifts of art and funds to the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art.

Byron D. Trott, AB'81, MBA'82, has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in establishing and supporting the Jeff Metcalf Fellows Program in the College. With Trott's leadership, the College inaugurated the internship program in 1997. Since its launch, some 100 undergraduates have worked in summer internships with institutions as varied as the Smithsonian and Goldman Sachs. Trott continues to be a tireless volunteer on the program's behalf, mentoring students and providing financial support. Trott is also a member of the Visiting Committee on the College and Student Activities and is helping to raise funds for the new Ratner Athletics Center.

Young Alumni Service Citations
Atreyee Rupa Datta, AB'90
, has lobbied for better, more-focused young alumni programming as a member of the Young Alumni Task Force, a group of recent graduates formed in 1996 to address the University's relationship with its younger alumni. She helped to design a series of under-35 programs and continued her work to create Young University of Chicago Chicagoans. Datta's vision has had a nationwide impact-the group's activities have become a model for young alumni programming in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. Datta also chaired her tenth reunion planning committee and currently serves on the Visiting Committee for the College.

While a student in the School for Social Service Administration, Robert Tell, AB'90, AM'96, developed workshops to teach classmates and alumni how to use the Internet. Having identified the school's need for a Web site, he created SSA's first home page and continues to act as an SSA liaison for communications, gathering alumni news for the school's News & Notes and advising SSA's alumni magazine. Tell has been a member of the SSA Alumni Association Board since 1998 and volunteers at the University's Career and Placement Services office.



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