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image: Class Notes headline1936 The Palm Beach Post profiled Donna Dickey Guyer, AB'36, in its July 8 edition, paying particular attention to her career as a poet. She has also been a columnist for the Leisureville Post for ten years.

1940 This April, Richard S. MacNeish, AB'40, AM'44, PhD'49, will receive the Society for American Archaeology's 2000 Fryxell Award for interdisciplinary research in archaeology. A symposium in his honor will be held at the group's annual meeting.

1947 The Florida Pediatric Society/Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics honored Arnold L. ("Bud") Tanis, PhB'47, with its John H. Whitcomb outstanding pediatrician award. During his 42--year practice, Tanis has been a strong advocate for children's rights.

image: musical sculpture (see 1949)1949 Seated Harpist, a life--size bronze sculpture by John H. Waddell, X'49, is displayed at Ravinia Park in Highland Park, Illinois.

1960 After 33 years, Kenneth J. Brown, SB'60, has retired from the University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point. In retirement, he will devote his time to restoring antique automobiles and raising bromeliads and unusual conifers.

1968 Melvin L. Silberman, AM'65, PhD'68, a professor at Temple University, received the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for distinguished teaching.

1970 Lawrence W. Sherman, AM'70, a criminologist, was named director of the Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. He was also appointed the Albert M. Greenfield professor of human relations in the sociology department.

1975 Joseph A. Varacalli, AM'75, was named acting chair of the sociology department at Nassau Community College--SUNY for the fall 1999 semester. He is also finishing a four--year term as editor in chief of the Catholic Social Science Review.

1983 The Rape of Nanking According to Winnie, a play by Margaret G. Waterstreet, MBA'83, was performed November 22 at the Red Lion in Chicago by Twilight Tales. On November 17, opening scenes from the play were shown as part of Chicago's Asian Heritage Festival.

1987 After three years with the Associated Press bureau in Moscow, Alan S. Cullison, AB'87, is now the Moscow correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.

1993 Sandra P. Franco, SB'93, graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in May. She was elected to the Order of the Coif and was a member of the editorial board of Georgetown International Environmental Law Review.

1997 In January, Michael D. Ruffalo, MBA'97, became CFO of Giant Step, a Web--application developer in Chicago.

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