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your news at the Magazine, care of the Class News Editor, University
of Chicago Magazine, 1313 East 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637, or by
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published in the order in which it arrives, it may not appear immediately.
Please specify the year under which you would like your news to
appear. Otherwise, we will list: (1) all former undergraduates (including
those who later received graduate degrees) by the year of their
undergraduate degree, and (2) all former students who received only
graduate degrees by the year of their final degree. .
Laurence Brundall, AB’35, see 1942, Joann Mitchell Warfel.
Bettyann Nelson Gray, AB’35, see 1942, Joann Mitchell Warfel.
On May 16, Lucy Bellegay Reum, AB’36, received the third
annual Governor’s Award at the Racing Industry Charitable Foundation
benefit and awards banquet for her contributions to the racing industry
over the past 50 years. Appointed to the Illinois Racing Board in
1973, Reum worked to improve conditions and social services for
people employed on the backstretch. In 1977, she became the first
woman chair of a state racing board. She was also the first woman
to receive a Julius Rosenwald scholarship at the U of C, to serve
on the board of directors of the National Fire Protection Association,
to be chosen person of the year by the Horsemen’s Benevolent and
Protective Association, and to serve on the executive committee
of the National Association of State Racing Commissioners. She and
her husband, Walter, are both 84 and look forward to their diamond
wedding anniversary on July 1, 1999.
College alumni, please send your news to: George C. McElroy,
AB’38, AM’39, 1411 E. 54th Place, Chicago, IL 60615-5404. Phone:
Other alumni news includes: Ellis B. Kohs, AM’38,
is a professor emeritus in the University of Southern California’s
music theory and composition department and has also taught at the
University of Wisconsin, Stanford, Kansas City Conservatory, Wesleyan
University, and the College of the Pacific. He has written three
textbooks—Music Theory, Musical Form, and Musical Composition—and
written works commissioned by Pierre Monteux, E. Power Biggs, the
Fromm Foundation, and USC. CRI plans to release a CD of five of
his pieces and Quattro Corde, Inc. is releasing a CD that includes
the premiere of his Macbeth Suite for piano, which was transcribed
from the original piece for a small orchestra.