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40s
Norman N. Hopmayer (BS40, MA41) of South Orange, N.J., is a management consultant to major corporations and conducts war-gaming seminars and decision research at the Naval War College in Newport, R.I. He served in the U.S. Navy until 1972, when he retired with the rank of commander.

Paul E. McNamara (BS41) of Holly Lake Ranch, Tex., is remarried, and he has retired as an instructor for American Airlines.

John A. Howard (BS47, MA49, PhD62) of Rockford, Ill., former president of Rockford College is a senior fellow of the Howard Center. His wife is Janette (WCAS48).

William F. Gustafson (BS48, MA49) of Aptos, Calif., is professor emeritus of human performance at San Jose State University. He is one of 16 founders of the Society for American Baseball Research, which now has 7,000 members.

Leslie D. ParkLeslie D. Park (BS49, MA50) of Dix Hills, N.Y., is chair and founder of the national nonprofit Disabled and Alone/Life Services for the Handicapped. He received the 1997 Northwestern Alumni Association Service to Society Award.


50s
Dolores Sherman Weeda (BS50) of Wyoming, Minn,, has been retired for 10 years after teaching for 40 years in Illinois, Alaska and Minnesota. She taught elementary and special education, junior high history and geography.

Elizabeth Lund Buchholz (BS54) of Maple Grove, Minn., is president of a senior group at Rose Arbor of Chapelwood Lodge.

Robert Louis Herget (MA54) of Aurora, Ill., reports that the West Aurora School District 129 board voted to name its new middle school after him.

Evelyn Ransdell Richer (BS54) of North Barrington, Ill., retired from elementary school teaching in the Barrington School District. She is active in her garden club, the American Association of University Women and bridge clubs. She is the past chair of the Barrington Community Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago and is president of the Chicago Drama League.

Estelle Holzer (G57) of North Barrington, Ill., is one of three generations of Northwestern alumnae, including her two daughters and her granddaughter.

Ken KraftKen Kraft (BS57, MS59) of Evanston was profiled in the Chicago Tribune on his upcoming retirement from the post of senior associate athletic director at Northwestern. Former SESP Northwestern athletes mentioned or quoted in the article include Mark Massery (BS74, MA75) and Wayne Watson (BS69, MA70, PhD72).


Jackie Klein Fie (BS59) of Jefferson, Iowa, a former Olympian and gymnastics judging official, developed the girls' sport in the '60s and '70s. She retired as a judge following the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

60s
Jane Kirby Smith (MA62) of San Diego, Calif., is assistant vice president for academic services at San Diego State University. In October 2003 she received the Excellence in Advising Award from the honor society Mortar Board for more than 35 years of service to the