Leading up to the College’s 150th celebration in 2011-2012, the Archives is collecting oral histories of trustees, faculty and alumni, like the Reverend Nicholas Hood ’46. This story reflects the memories he recently shared.
Unemployment makes the news nearly every day, but Emily MacGruder ’06 is tackling the issue in a country that doesn’t make the evening news: Tonga. Assigned to the island nation in 2007 through the Peace Corps, MacGruder works with the Ministry of Training, Employment, Youth and Sports to help unemployed Tongans.
Jeremy Borling ’02 likes to run marathons, but come October 11, he’ll be too busy helping run the Chicago Marathon to run in it. As communications manager for Chicago Event Management—which organizes the Chicago Marathon for sponsor Bank of America—Borling oversees print publications for several audiences and the marathon’s website. And for the first time, he will coordinate the participation of elite runners from around the globe.
Satyan Devadoss ’93, a nationally recognized educator and mathematician, received the Alumnus Recognition Award for 2008. Visiting campus in October, he spoke to mathematics students about robot motion planning, derived from his extensive research in studying shapes and particle collisions.
K. Darrell Berlin ’55, a distinguished scientist, inventor and author, was recognized with an Outstanding Alumni Award at the Homecoming awards ceremony. A cancer researcher, Berlin is the first Regents Professor named at Oklahoma State University (OSU). He is also a special consultant to the National Institutes of Health.
When TV news anchor Susan Siman ’87 Marcou of Madison, WI, got the call from CBS News in New York that she’d be part of a report by Katie Couric on the Wisconsin floods in June, she called upon her forensics training from her days at North Central College. It was exciting and frightening all at once, she admits.