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Dorothy Margol Stearn (BS55) of New York retired as president of Stearn Publishers, Ltd., and is pursuing the Master's Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL) program at Hunter College, City University of New York. She tutors in Hunter's International English Language Institute.

Nancy Pav Standley-Burt (BS57) of Tallahassee retired as professor emeritus from Florida A & M University, where she was a professor of counselor education. She was named "educator of the century."

Barbara Semrad North (BS59) of DeKalb, Ill., who is a second grade teacher of gifted children at Lincoln School, was nominated to have her biography listed in the 2005 edition of Who's Who Among American Teachers. This is the third year in a row she has been nominated.

Stanley Krippner (PhD61) of San Rafael, Calif., professor of psychology at Saybrook Graduate School in San Francisco, gave an invited talk at an international UNESCO conference in Seattle in January. His topic was the psychological effects of war trauma on civilians.

Marilyn "Mym" Tuma (BS62) of South Hampton, N.Y., sculptor-painter and protégée of artist Georgia O'Keeffe, launched a new web site, O'Keeffe & Me: Abstracts of Our Letters, an overview of the relationship and correspondence between the two women and the effect on Tuma's developing art career.

Art Ellison (MS66) of Concord, N.H., an administrator with the Bureau of Adult Education for the New Hampshire Department of Education, received the Raymond Proulx Political Action Award for his work in the presidential election for the local chapter of the state employees' association. As part of his job in adult education, he coordinates policy initiatives on legislation and appropriations in Washington, D.C., for the National Council of State Directors of Adult Education.

Joan Ott Nortell (MS67) of Naperville, Ill., is a Spanish professor at the College of DuPage. For the second time she was selected for Who's Who Among American Teachers.

J. Ramsey Schaffnit (MS67) of Glen Ellyn, Ill., is alive and well and enjoying his role as a grandfather.

Nettie W. Bailey (BS71) of Chicago wrote Correcting Deficiencies in the Basic Skills Grades 4-8: Help for the Frustrated Teacher.

Byron Frydman-Kohl (BS72), who is Anne and Max Tanenbaum Senior Rabbi of Beth Tzedec Congregation in Toronto, was awarded a doctorate in philosophies of Judaism from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in June 2004 and was named senior rabbinic fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute of Jerusalem in July 2004.

Karen Emerson Thomson
(BS73) of Evanston is founder and executive director of Literature for All of Us, a book