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Eugene (Gene) Murkison S (MBA) reports that he retired from Georgia Southern University at the end of 2007 and is now professor emeritus of management. He continues to write on executive selection and business history and participates in management and educational professional meetings in the United States and abroad. He is active in VFW and Kiwanis Club locally. . . . Robert Skoglund (MA) emceed a benefit in Lewiston, Maine, for the Maine Cancer Foundation titled “Remembering Tom Rowe: A Celebration in Song.”


David Coblitz (MS) writes that he retired last year after a long career in visual simulation for pilot training with Boeing Co. and DCS Corp. His middle son, Evan, married in May 2007, and his oldest, Brian, is engaged to be married in March. Aaron, his youngest, attends the University of Wisconsin at Madison. “My latest work can be seen at,” he writes. “I had three photos published this month, including one, ‘Holocaust Remembered,’ winning second prize in a photo contest by the St. Louis Jewish Light celebrating the 60th anniversary of the state of Israel. I’ll have a one-man show coming up at a new art gallery in downtown St. Louis this summer or fall.” David also works on photographic caricatures—“As far as I know, this is a new and unique art form,” he writes. . . . Jane Guyer (PhD) has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences for excellence in original scientific research. She will be inducted into the academy in April 2009. A professor of anthropology at Johns Hopkins University, Jane studies material life, emphasizing food, oil, and money issues.


Don MacMillen (PhD) has joined Stretch Inc. as vice president of software engineering. Don will be responsible for managing Stretch’s software initiatives, including integrated development environments, compilers, and application of software for Stretch’s reference designs.


Elizabeth (Beth) Cooper W (EdD) has been awarded the Dorothea M. Lange Pioneer Award from the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). The honor is given to an exceptional nurse-midwife or certified midwife who is a member of ACNM, has been certified for at least 10 years, and has demonstrated pioneering vision and innovative leadership.


Susan Rumsey Strong W (PhD) has published Thought Knows No Sex: Women’s Rights at Alfred University (SUNY Press). Susan is a reference librarian at Alfred’s Herrick Memorial Library.


Bill Luck (MS) reports that he was named head of the remote sensing flight systems branch at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.


John Sutton (PhD) writes that he and his wife, Amy, and son, Matthew, moved from Rochester to the Lake Tahoe region of Nevada, where he works for General Electric.