We regret to inform you of the passing of Dan McCoy ’64. Dan passed away on October 26, 2018. You may read Dan’s obituary here.
Dave Kindred ’63 has been awarded the Dan Jenkins Medal for Lifetime Achievement in sportswriting. The national award celebrates the craft and culture of sportswriting that Dave does so well. Dr. Michael Butterworth, director of the Center for Sports Communication & Media, states, “Dave Kindred has been a standard-bearer for sportswriting for nearly half a century. Whether as a columnist or book author, he has consistently displayed a gift for bringing stories—and people—to life. His gift for language and his love of the poetry inherent in sport make him an ideal recipient of this award.”
Read more about Dave’s accomplishment here.
A medal-winning Senior Olympian, Paul was remembered fondly by IWU athletics department colleagues Norm Esch ’75, Ron Rose ’88 and Stew Salowitz ’76 in a tribute in The Pantagraph.
We regret to inform you of the passing of Neil J. Petersen ’62. Neil passed away on October 6, 2018. You may read Neil’s obituary here.
Suan Guess-Hanson ’64 organized the Wheelchair Tennis Demo at Evergreen Racquet Club, here in Bloomington. They had a great weekend with wheelchair tennis. If you want to see some photos from the weekend activity, go to Facebook for erctennis.com and also USTA Midwest Wheelchair Tennis Group.
Academy Award nominated film actor and DeKalb native Richard Jenkins ’69 will appear at DeKalb’s Egyptian Theater on Oct. 30 for the theater’s career retrospective of his work. You can read more about it here.
We are saddened to announce the passing of F. Mark Wade ’65. You may read an obituary here.
Robert Stach ’67 recently had his fourth book published. The titles of all four books in the series are: “Saving the Human Race”, “The Ice Age Cometh”, “The Andromeda Galaxy and Beyond”, and “Time to Travel Again in Space”. Robert says, “I’m very pleased to have this series of science fiction books published. Much that allowed me to write these books comes from the wonderful education I received at IWU.”
Mary Sue (Knopp) Brewer ’65 retired after 29 years with the textile, merchandising and interiors department of the University of Georgia. She was hired there because the textile people needed someone with a biology background to do their toxicity studies. Her most recent work involved the transfer of microbes from carpet or upholstery to skin-like material using a robot. She has been unable to visit the Atlanta alumna Christmas party because she is always busy snapping the whip-crack with the Athens Symphony.