The University of Chicago Magazine

August 1996

Class News

Alumni Awards

Leading the Way: The Young Alumni Service Citations

Elizabeth Hutar, AB'83
During her three years as class agent, Hutar has brought a personal touch to fund-raising, calling classmates and writing individual notes. Under her leadership, class participation increased 5 percent each year. A thoughtful and engaged member of the College Visiting Committee, Hutar has encouraged Student Alumni Assocation members to be active volunteers while still on campus.

Punita Khanna, AB'83, SM'86
As program-committee chair of the Los Angeles alumni club, Khanna has broadened the range of events to include everything from faculty seminars to a Dodgers/Cubs game, bringing large turnouts. In addition, she has served as the club's secretary and its treasurer. Khanna has also volunteered for Annual Fund phonathons and participated in her tenth reunion.

Elana Muehleip, MBA'90
Appointed president of the Detroit alumni club in 1993, Muehleip began an aggressive agenda of building membership and increasing event attendance--nearly doubling the number of volunteers and maintaining the interest of long-time members while attracting new ones. After having strengthened the club's economic base and started long-range planning tasks, Muehleip now is club treasurer.

Robert Robinson, AM'87
Robinson, in his third term on the SSA Alumni Association board, brings sophisticated planning and fund-raising skills from his professional experience raising money for HIV-positive children, battered women, and people with disabilities. Chair of the Fund for SSA Committee and a member of the SSA Alumni Awards Committee, he is also working to make alumni feel more connected to the school.

  • Alumni Medal : Abner Mikva, JD'51, "Dissenting Opinion."

  • University Alumni Service Medal: Joseph Ceithaml, SB'37, PhD'41

  • Part of Something Larger: The Public Service Citations:
    • Angelica Harter, AM'60
    • Thelma Iselman Hayes, AB'40
    • Lorraine Moss, PhB'33
    • William Naito, AM'51

  • At the Top of Their Class: The Professional Achievement Citations
    • Roger Black, X'70
    • Bimla Buti, PhD'62
    • Joseph Epstein, AB'59
    • John Mace Grunsfeld, SM'84, PhD'88
    • Donald Hopkins, MD'66
    • Tsuen-hsuin Tsien, AM'52, PhD'57
    • Nicholas T. Zervas, MD'54

  • True to Their School: The Alumni Service Citations
    • Andrew W. Brown, AB'80, AM'80, MBA'82
    • Ida DePencier, PhB'28, AM'50
    • Danette (Dani) Gentile Kauffman, AM'69
    • Edgar Micael Larsen, MBA'68
    • Stephanie Dolan Larsen, AM'66
    • Brace Pattou, AB'45
    • Sydney Rosen, PhB'46, AM'49, PhD'73
    • Dennis C. Waldon, AB'69

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