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This magazine article is part of Summer 2015 / Issue 82

Alumni Association Bestows Honors at Reunion Weekend

Franklin & Marshall’s Reunion Weekend included the presentation of several awards to alumni by the College’s Alumni Association. The recipients joined the College’s Society of Distinguished Alumni, established by the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association to collectively celebrate the honorees.   

Six graduates received the Alumni Citation, awarded to graduates who are distinguished in their profession, have provided dedicated leadership and service to the community, and have an exemplary record of accomplishment in a specific field of endeavor:

  •  The Hon. John J. Brunetti ’70, acting justice of the Supreme Court, Onondaga County, N.Y.

  •  Kathleen Harring, Ph.D., ’80, P’11, dean of institutional assessment and academic planning and professor of psychology, Muhlenberg College

  •  Ian Ruzow ’85, P’18, founder of Clipper Magazine, partner in Oak Tree Development and partner in Lancaster Barnstormers

  • Anne Shybunko-Moore ’93, president and owner of GSE Systems Inc.

  • Michael Wood, M.D., ’65, a consultant and orthopedic surgeon with the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and professor of orthopedics at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

  • Steven Zuckerman ’85, founder of Clipper Magazine, founder and partner in Oak Tree Development and partner in Lancaster Barnstormers

The Alumni Medal was presented to F&M Trustee Doug McCormack, Esq., ’85, in recognition of his sustained, distinguished and outstanding service to the College.

Joaquim Hamilton ’06 received the GOLD Alumni Award, which recognizes young and emerging alumni leaders who have graduated within the last 10 years. The award is conferred on an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary loyalty and service to F&M and who has shown the capacity to make even greater contributions to the College’s advancement in the future.

The Alumni Development Volunteer Award, which recognizes alumni who, through exemplary service, have contributed significantly to the advancement of the College, went to William Bates ’64 and Richard Gherst II, C.P.A., ’64, P’89.

John Neigh, M.D., ’55, P’92, G’15, a member of the College’s Nevonian Society (graduates who have celebrated their 50th Reunion), received the Nevonian Medal, which honors members of the society who have demonstrated extraordinary and sustained dedication to the College.

“I was fortunate with my education here,” Neigh said. “The leadership of the professors, both in teaching me and helping me achieve my goals, is something I’ll be forever grateful for.”

For a complete list of members of F&M’s Society of Distinguished Alumni, visit go.fandm.edu/distinguished-alumni.  – Magazine Staff




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