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What’s the news? We are always eager to receive your news at the Magazine, care of the Class News Editor, University of Chicago Magazine, 1313 East 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637, or by e-mail: No engagements, please. Items may be edited for space. As news is 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. .


35 Laurence Brundall, AB’35, see 1942, Joann Mitchell Warfel. Bettyann Nelson Gray, AB’35, see 1942, Joann Mitchell Warfel.

36 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.

38 College alumni, please send your news to: George C. McElroy, AB’38, AM’39, 1411 E. 54th Place, Chicago, IL 60615-5404. Phone: 773/288-4918 (h).

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.

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