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CLASS NOTES IN MEMORIAM ALUMNI Marjorie Holt '45, Maryland's first Republican congresswoman, died on January 6, 2018 at the age of 97 at her home in Severna Park, MD. Shirley Haynie Macklin '60/'68 passed away on November 18, 2017. Shirley graduated Magna Cum Laude from JU with a BA degree in English in 1960, and she returned to earn an MA in Teaching in 1968. In addition, she was a class leader and a constant JU supporter throughout the years. She taught in various school systems, including Duval County in Jacksonville, FL and Bibb County in Macon, GA, where she served for 26 years. Shirley received numerous awards during her career. She was an educator who deeply appreciated her students and was able to connect with them through her love of English Literature. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Jim Macklin '60. Robert Andrew (“Bob”) Taylor, passed away on January 9, 2018, leaving the JU campus, and others that he attended over the years, forever changed. Taylor was a forerunner and positive force in helping shape the University into the multicultural, inclusive, international campus it is today. It is important to note that he may not have had the opportunity to create powerful change at Jacksonville University if not for the events of May 9, 1963, when our Board of Trustees took a momentous vote for that era and this region: to integrate. Four months later, three transfer students, including Mr. Taylor, became the first African-American students enrolled at JU. His first day attending classes was September 3, 1963. Through hard work, courage, and determination, Mr. Taylor and others were integral to fostering racial equality and diversity on this campus. Within seven years of his matriculation, JU’s first integrated men’s basketball team embarked on an unforgettable 1969-70 season, which led to the NCAA Championship game and positive, national exposure for the team that championed healing and acceptance in a time of war, strife, and uncertainty. ALUMNI & FAMILIES FACULTY & ADMINISTRATION Ed Petrosky, Jr. ’68 passed away in November, 2016. He played for the Dolphin baseball team. Charlotte D. Cornelius '74, 76, of Brunswick, GA, passed away on November 23, 2017, at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, GA. Charlotte was married to her devoted husband Paul E. Cornelius, Lieutenant Commander, USN (ret.) and leaves behind two daughters, Kristen Cupp and Gretchen Mauney. Frank Budd Hineline III '74, 65 of Vero Beach, died February 15, 2018 at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, FL. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from JU. Frank owned and operated the Pilot House Restaurant in Cape May, NJ for 36 years before his retirement in 2014. Stacy Sue Stranick '94, age 55, died tragically in a bicycle accident on April 21, 2018. Stacy was born on March 24, 1963 in Omaha, NE, daughter of Marcia Wetzler Hinkle and the late Demerol Andrew. She was a graduate of the University of Nebraska and received an MBA degree from Jacksonville University. Stacy operated her own accounting business for over twenty years and owned her own UPS store for over four years. Stephen Flynn '11, founding member of the G.O.L.D. Phin Committee, passed away on January 30, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Amanda. While studying at JU, he stood out as a campus leader - during his tenure he was president of the student government as well as his fraternity, and director of Intramural Sports. As a professional, he helped several fellow alumni get their first jobs with PLS Logistics and Prudential. Stephen's shining spirit will truly be missed within the JU and Jacksonville Community. Dr. Ted Tipton Allen, Professor Emeritus of Biology, passed away peacefully on September 3, 2018 after a short but hard-fought illness. A 47-year veteran of Jacksonville University, Dr. Allen is fondly remembered. Dr. Allen joined the JU faculty in 1961. His profound and undeniable love of science and teaching impacted countless students and colleagues. From his early morning bird walks across campus each day, to his ever-popular intro biology course, to his tireless efforts in co-founding Tree Hill Nature Center, Allen is the inspiration behind many a well-told story. His accolades are many, including 1970-71 Professor of the Year, the City of Jacksonville 1979 Lee and Mimi Adams Environmental Award, and the 1989-90 Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award. Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emerita and former ballet educator, passed away on January 3, 2018 at age 95. She was also a distinguished and talented dancer, choreographer, actress, visual artist and writer during her career. Professor Bergmark founded the Division of Dance at Jacksonville University in 1979. During her 13 years at JU, she served as Professor of Dance and Director of Dance Studies, and Chair of the Division of Art, Theatre and Dance. She was instrumental in the construction of the Alexander Brest Dance Pavilion, as well as charter membership with the National Association of Schools of Dance. She was named a Professor Emerita at Jacksonville University in 2007. Stephanie Bloom, Assistant Director of Enrollment & Advising for Graduate Nursing programs in Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences, passed away on August 19, 2018 just two days after giving birth to her third child. She leaves behind her husband John Bloom '15 and their children: a five- year-old daughter, an 18-month-old son, and a newborn son. Over the last eight years, Stephanie has served JU nursing students with kindness and passion.