page 23: ’54 - ’80
page 24: ’81 - ’91
page 25: ’92 - ’95
page 26: ’96 - ’98
page 27: ’99 - ’00
page 28: mini-mules ’84 - ’92
page 29: mini-mules ’93 - ’98
page 30: ’01 -’03
page 31: in memoriam
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| ’54 | The American Biographical Institute in Raleigh, N.C., has named James Skidmore to its board of advisors. He is included in two new books – “Above & Beyond: Former Marines Conquer the Civilian World” published by Turner Publishing, and “One Thousand Great Americans” released by the International Biographical Center of Cambridge, England. Jim is the CEO of Science Management Company, LLC.
| ’57 | James MacKenzie sends this update: “We survived Hurricane Isabel with 10 feet of water in the yard, with minimal damage to the house and lost only half our dock. We were lucky because I built an 11.5-feet high ‘mountain’ when we built the house. However, 95 percent of the 600 folks in our township were not so lucky and had serious losses. Many had four to six feet of water in the house and lost all of their belongings. Even those whose houses were raised up lost their vehicles and anything that was stored on the lower level. The men from my Methodist church have worked on restoring 19 homes, thus far. Help has come from as far away as Durham, N.C. It will take two or three years before everyone is back in their homes. Nevertheless, I love living on our wooded property overlooking the Ultracoastal Waterway. My new bride, Peggy, especially enjoys the birds, plants and other wildlife that abounds here.”
| ’60 | Charles Bader works part time as a project engineer for an engineering consulting firm for which he previously worked full time in the Manufacturing Engineering Group. His most recent projects have been with the United States Postal Service, focused on improving the mail handling operations. In August 2003, he and his wife, Bernadine, moved to Pawleys Island, S.C., where they reside in a lovely beach and golf community.
| ’65 | Sandra (Haas) French has been an elected member of the Board of Education of Howard County, Md., since 1992, serving three years as chairperson and four years as vice chairperson. She and her husband, Marvin, live in Ellicott City. “Muhlenberg prepared me well for teaching English, but even more in appreciating the diversity of ideas and working with people,” she says. “In 2000 I presided as president of our state organization, the Maryland Association of Boards of Education. I recently announced that I would not seek another term, and my office expires November 30, 2004. It has been a great, but often exhausting and tumultuous, 12 years. I am most proud that Marv and I have two sons, and they are now successful electrical engineering graduates from Cornell and Clemson universities.” The Wildlife Information Center, Inc., in Slatington, Pa., has named its research library The Donald S. Heintzelman Wildlife Library. Donald Heintzelman recently donated approximately 1,000 ornithology, wildlife, ecology, and conservation books to the Center’s research library, which now contains 4,000 ornithology and wildlife books including rare volumes and numerous newly published books. Included in the donation were many archival materials and ornithology journals. Renee (Plank) and William Savacool ’66 were married January 17, 2004, in Egner Memorial Chapel. The Savacools reside in Allentown.
| ’69 | Susan Strimel Harkanson has been appointed first vice president and director of marketing at Third Federal Bank, Newtown, Pa. Previously, she was vice president and director of marketing for Progress Bank, a Blue Bell, Pa., community bank with 21 branch offices and over $1 billion in assets. Dr. Mark Pascal proudly announces the marriage of his daughter, Nisha, to Mr. Peter Hochman. Mary Jane (Sellers) Searfoorce and her husband, William, live in Newmarket, N.H. She sends this news: “We enjoy spending time at our second home nestled on Saddleback Lake in Rangeley, Maine. All seasons are beautiful in the mountains not far from the Canadian border. Our primary home in Newmarket is on the New Hampshire seacoast, which we like to explore on a regular basis, even after 19 years in New England.” William is an engineer for Florida Power & Light in Seabrook, N.H., and Mary Jane is a property manager with Great North Property Management.
| ’70 | Sandra Hulse received her D. Min. in June 2003 and is serving as interim pastor of First Congregational Church in Santa Cruz, Calif.
| ’74 | Jeffrey Miner just completed his 10th year at Bowling Green State University, where he is an associate professor teaching ecology courses and conducting research on fisheries and the aquatic community in the Great Lakes. “My current work includes using microchemistry of bones in fish to track their migration patterns and where they spawn,” he says. “Remember, the 21st century is the century of biology!”
| ’79 | Brian Alnutt completed his Ph.D. in history at Lehigh University in January 2004 and is now a history instructor at Lehigh.
| ’80 | Jacki Spinelli writes that her husband, Benjamin, was recently elected president of the Morris County League of Municipalities and chairman of the newly formed Raritan River Compact. Ben is in his second term as mayor of Chester Township, N.J. “His passion for protecting the environment and his success in preserving Open Space led him to the State House steps in Trenton, where he stood beside childhood friend and fellow alumnus John McKeon in support of the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act of New Jersey,” says Jacki. John is mayor of West Orange, N.J., and assemblyman in District 27, and one of the co-sponsors of the bill.