John A. Howard (BS47, MA49, PhD63) of Rockford, Ill., is a senior fellow at the Howard Center on Family, Religion and Society. Recently two Mexican organizations joined the Howard Center in sponsoring its Third World Congress of Families in Mexico City in March with 3,300 delegates from 73 nations.

Bonnie Weidman Nugent (BS49) of St. Paul, Minn., a retired teacher and member of SESP's visiting committee from 1999 to 2004, is a co-sponsor of the D. Eugene and Bonnie L. Nugent Teaching Professorship in Business Leadership at Northwestern. She was recognized as the president of the Mark A. Nugent Medical Research Foundation, which supports biomedical research. She is a freelance writer and author of four books.

Hugh M. Kahler (BS50, MA53) of Marquette, Mich., taught physics, chemistry and math at Benton Harbor, Mich., where he started the cyclotron project and was Michigan Teacher of the Year in 1960. He also taught in Indiana and was an assistant professor of physics at Northern Michigan University. He is currently tutoring physics, chemistry, math and English at a low-income housing project.

A. Irene Polson (MS/MA54) of Princeton, Ill., is retired, with more time for baking cookies and writing. She is a member of the American Academy of Poets. Her narrative poem depicting siblings' shared experiences was published in March by the Bureau Valley Area Hospice, and in June she won honorable mention in a national contest.

William Joyce (MA60, EdD64) of East Lansing, Mich., a professor of education at Michigan State University, published "Canada's Emerging Role in Building 'Fortress America,'" in the British Journal of Canadian Studies and co-authored a supplement to the Detroit Free Press entitled "Canada and the United States: One Border, Many Challenges."

Montrew Dunham (MA66) of Downers Grove, Ill., who is retired as a guidance counselor, is an author of biographies for children. Her titles published by Aladdin Books of Simon and Schuster include Thurgood Marshall: Young Justice and John Muir: Young Naturalist. She has also written two histories of Downers Grove.

Ed Paquette (BS69) of Lincoln, Neb., is the executive director of the University of Nebraska Alumni Association.

Calvert Smith
(PhD69) of Cincinnati, an invited scholar at the University of Cincinnati, received the Unsung Hero Award from Winston-Salem State Universit