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MU | N o t e s 1950s Gene Likens ’57 of Clinton Corners, N.Y., was awarded The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Ecology and Conservation Biology category. The foundation noted that Likens was instrumental in developing effective policies that reduced acid rain. Julian Schrock ’57 of Sedona, Ariz., has published a new collection of crostic puzzles. Wendell Dilling ’58 of Midland, Mich., won several medals in the Michigan Senior Olympics: gold in the 5K and 10K cycling time trials, and 20K and 40K cycling road races; silver in the hammer and javelin; and bronze in the shot put, discus, triple jump, 200-meter dash and 800-meter and 1,500-meter runs in the men’s 80 to 84 age group. Dilling, who earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from Purdue University in 1962, is a volunteer research associate for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Central Michigan University. He threw the shot, discus and javelin for the Manchester track team from 1955-58 and has bicycled 122,000 miles since 1967. Shirley Ogle ’59 Willard, a Fulton County historian, organized Indiana Indian Day, which was observed on April 22, 2017. The event is an apology to the Potawatomi and Miami people who were driven out of Indiana in the “Trail of Death.” Marie Snyder ’67 Harris was named the 2017 Manchester University Alumni Teacher of the Year. She is a second grade-teacher at West Noble Elementary School and has taught in that system for 40 years. Terry Pettit ’68, a former University of Nebraska volleyball coach, has released his first collection of poems, Trust and the River. His previous books were on coaching and leadership. Ted Noffsinger ’69 and Ray Hedstrom ’69 were both Indiana High School Athletic Association officials for the 2017 State Track and Field meets. Ted was the head starter for the Unified State Meet and Ray was the referee for the Girls State Meet. 1970s Karen Crain ’70 Rice’s book CRAIN: My Life so Far was published in 2016 by Page Publishing. Karen lives in Peru, Ind. Karen Horn ’71 published a business book titled Why Talk is Cheap: Employee Engagement and the Bottom Line. Ned Speicher ’71 joined the Argos (Ind.) Community Schools as their new superintendent in July. Tom Hurst ’73 is a full-time adjunct instructor in the Philosophy and Religion and Interdisciplinary departments of McPherson College in McPherson, Kan. 1960s Bill Patrick ’60 resigned as head basketball coach Craig Shanks ’74 is a licensed professional counselor in the Behavioral Health Center at Red Cliff Community Health Center, which is operated by the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa near Bayfield, Wis. David McCleary ’63 and his wife, Mary McCleary, of Warsaw, Ind., celebrated 50 years of marriage on June 4, 2017. Cameron Memorial Hospital in Angola, Ind., honored Dr. Terry Shipe ’75 for 35 years of service to the Angola community this year. Terry is a longtime physician in Angola. from Tippecanoe Valley High School. He is a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. Loren Finnell ’64 recently retired from full-time activity at The Resource Foundation, a nonprofit agency he created in 1987, which raised in excess of $100 million for local nonprofit agencies in Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Loren worked around the globe during his 50-year career in the nonprofit sector, making 380 trips to 47 countries. The library of Mary Feeser Elementary School in Elkhart, Ind., is being renovated and will be named in honor of Nancy Geil ’66 Gard. Nancy is a former Feeser teacher. James McKinney ’66 and Ruth Goshorn ’67 McKinney of Marion, Ind., celebrated 50 years of marriage on June 11, 2017. 38 | Nancy Walker ’76 Hoffman of Wabash, Ind., has retired as president and chief executive officer of Arc of Wabash County, Inc. Janice Gilbert ’76 Hurst of McPherson, Kan., began her own business, Author’s Voice Publishing, a company that helps aspiring writers become published authors. Daniel Tyree ’76 of Plymouth, Ind., has retired as the superintendent of Plymouth Community School Corp. He worked for the Plymouth schools for 38 years and was named superintendent in 2008.