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Francey Heytow Gecht (BS45) of Chicago and her husband, Martin, donated prints and drawings to the Art Institute of Chicago in 2003 for an exhibition titled "Graphic Modernism: Selections from the Collection of Francey and Dr. Martin Gecht."

William F. Gustafson (BS48, MA49) of Aptos, Calif., professor of human performance emeritus at San Jose State University, enjoys activities and travel with his partner, Lori Lindquist.

Theodore T. Kane (BS48, 50) of Bristol, Wis., retired after a 20-year career as a high school teacher and principal. He was named the June 2003 artist of the month by the Kenosha County (Wis.) Community Library, where his petroglyphs from around the world were displayed.

Genevieve Mahre Alexander (BS50) of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, retired after 35 years of teaching business subjects to high school students in South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois. She fulfilled a childhood dream, relocating to Water Island, where she is a member of many organizations, including the League of Women Voters and the Water Island Civic Association.

Joseph R. Newton III (BS51, MA52) of Huntley, Ill., a long-time head cross-country and track coach at York High School in Elmhurst, Ill., was inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame.

Ann Kelly (BS54) of Phoenix retired from teaching learning-disabled and seriously ill children in a homebound program.

Sally Ann Hausken (SESP56) of Detroit lakes, Minn., retired from a career in secondary school counseling at Minnetonka, Minn. A master gardner with a specialty in native plants, she helped purchase a parcel of the Minnesota postglacial maple basswood forest that became a natural woods preserve and an environmental learning lab for students and visitors.

Stanley Krippner (MA57, PhD61) of San Raphael, Calif., was the 2003 recipient of the Ashley Montagu Peace Award, presented to him in St. Petersburg, Russia, by the U.S. Common Bond Institute and Harmony Institute of Russia.

Michael Bakalis (BS59, G62, 66) of Darien, Ill., chairs Illinois' Education Accountability Task Force.

Sybil Kastner Meindl (BS61) of Elmwood Park, Ill., retired from the Chicago Public Schools in June 2003, ending a 42-year career. In May 2001 she received Phi Delta Kappa's Educator of the Year award. She has also taught at several universities, including Loyola Chicago, Concordia, Chicago State and Northeastern Illinois. Meindl appeared as the Spanish teacher in the movie Rites of Winter.

Elaine Cotsirilos Thomopoulos (BS61) of Burr Ridge, Ill., is co-project director of the Berrien County (Mich.) Historical Society's oral history and research project on the Greeks of Southwestern Michigan. She is also an officer on a committee that established the nonprofit Greek American Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wheeling, Ill.

Nancy Copeland Firfer (BS67) of Glenview, Ill., former village president, oversaw the redevelopment of the former Glenview Naval Air Station into the Glen, a community of homes, shops and open space. She and her husband, Richard (WCAS64, L71) are parents of Holly (C89), Brandon (C96) and Brett.

David Miller (MA67) of Lake Bluff, Ill., retired from 37 years of teaching and working in the telecommunications field. Lake Forest High School named its theater after him, and he now manages two theaters in the district.