1972 Class Notes

Susan Stowell Allison, ’72, 63 Cambridge Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236, is a self-employed bookkeeper. Treasurer and president-elect of St. James Lutheran Church, Susan is also president of the Assistance League to the Northeast Guidance Center. She has traveled to London, Paris, and Italy. Susan and her husband, Dick, have a daughter, Shawn Allison, ’09.

Timothy Ames, ’72, has retired from the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps after 31 years as a pharmacist officer. He was awarded the 2006 USPHS George F. Archambault Career Achievement in Pharmacy Award. He is now working at the Office of Generic Drugs at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where he is involved in approvals for new drug applications for generic medications. Tim lives in Poolesville, MD.

Diane Shire Baxter, ’72, 3051 Midland Dr., Grand Rapids, MI 49506, is a preschool teacher. She was secretary for the school foundation, and was also a grants committee member. Diane has traveled to Italy. She and her husband, William Baxter, ’71, have four children.

F. Hampton Bumgarner, ’72, Gateway Lofts #210, 69 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ 07860, is a senior crisis counselor in the psychiatric intensive care unit at Saint Clare’s Hospital. He previously lived in Denver, CO for 25 years. Hampton was involved in the human rights campaign in Denver for 20 years. He earned his Ph.D. He has a son.

Thomas Burden, ’72, 6211 Madrona Dr., Ypsilanti, MI 48197, is a worker’s compensation mediator for the State of Michigan. He was appointed as a judge in the state worker’s compensation court. He traveled to Beijing in 1999.

Bette Parliament Mallen, ’72, 2970 Mix Path, Stevensville, MI 49127, is a special education teacher and intervention specialist for Lakeshore Public Schools. She earned her master’s degree from Boston University. Bette and her husband, Eric, have been married for 26 years, and have two sons.

Cindy Cadwell Mann, ’72, 221 Bradley, Battle Creek, MI 49017, is an elementary art teacher for Battle Creek Public Schools. She is involved with First United Methodist Church and previously was active in the Battle Creek Historical Society and the AAUW. She earned her master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. Cindy has traveled to Alaska, Hawaii, and France. She and her husband, Gerry, have three children, including Holly Mann Skelton, ’00 (married to Bryndon Skelton, ’99). They also have a grandchild.

Donald McClellan, ’72, 32500 Washington, Livonia, MI 48150, is president of DeWitt Products Co. He has traveled to Northern Ontario to go snowmobiling and to Northern Quebec to go moose hunting. Donald earned a master’s degree from Central Michigan University in 1973. He and his wife, Brenda, have been married for 27 years and have a son.

Glen Molnar, ’72, 15744 Golfview Dr. Blvd., Riverview, MI 48193-8096, retired as an engineering supervisor for the Ford Motor Co. He is married to Karen.

Jennifer Gorham Perry, ’72, 195 Prospect St., Lee, MA 01238, is a full-time volunteer at a Christian school, teaching languages, English, and piano. She will soon begin working in medical transcription. Jennifer has taught tennis and ran a tennis club. She also ran a cross country ski program with her husband, John. She has traveled to Hungary, Africa, Israel, and Argentina.

Craig Pollard, ’72, is a senior partner of the Logeman, Iafrate and Pollard law firm in Ann Arbor, where he lives.

Clinton Richardson, ’72, 6255 Old Hickory Point, Atlanta, GA 30328, has been an attorney with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice since 2006. The fourth edition of Clint’s Growth Company Guide 4.0 appeared in October. This is a deal-making guide for entrepreneurs and private company investors that was first published in 1987. Clinton and his wife, Frances, visited the Galapagos Islands in 2005. They also traveled to the intracoastal waterways of southern Alaska in 2005 with their family. They have two children and a granddaughter.

Nancy Graham Roush, ’72, 5 Locust Court, Albion, MI 49224, retired in 2007 as the principal of Harrington Elementary School. She received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Albion. She and her husband, David, have two children and two granddaughters.

Susan Thompson Rubin, ’72, 6618 White Pines Dr., Brighton, MI 48116, is a special education program consultant for the Livingston Educational Service Agency. Susan serves as a consultant for families and school teams with children who are diagnosed with Autism spectrum disorder. She is a volunteer with the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Livingston County (CAP). Susan is also a parent volunteer for Brighton Girls Lacrosse Board. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Michigan. She has traveled to London. Susan and her husband, Bill, have been married for 25 years and have three children.

Lawrence Schook, ’72, 710 West University Ave., Champaign, IL 61820, was appointed to the Gutgsell Endowed Chair at the University of Illinois in January 2007. He is currently professor of animal sciences, pathobiology, and nutritional services, and serves as the theme leader for regenerative biology and tissue engineering at the University of Illinois’ Institute for Genomic Biology. Larry is a recipient of fellowships from the National Institutes of Health, Swiss National Fund, and Pardee Foundation, and was named a University of Illinois University Scholar. He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and was appointed a Fellow at the National Center for Supercomputer Applications and the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Larry has also held faculty positions at the Medical College of Virginia and the University of Minnesota. After receiving his Ph.D. from Wayne State School of Medicine, Larry also completed postdoctoral training at the University for Clinical Immunology in Switzerland and the University of Michigan. Larry and his wife, Frances, have been married for 25 years. They celebrated with a family trek through the Scottish Highlands. They have three children.

Penny Pritchett Smith, ’72, 906 S. Superior St., Albion, MI 49224, is a retired teacher. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 1972. Penny earned her master’s degree in 1974. Her husband, Hayden Smith, ’70, is the cross country and women’s track coach at Albion College, where he has worked for seven years.

Dee Storey, ’72, was recently appointed a member of the Carter G. Woodson Book Award Committee, sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies and the Children’s Book Council. The committee celebrates non-fiction children’s and young adult literature that honors diversity. The 2007 winners will be announced in San Diego, CA, in November. She lives in Saginaw.

Ruth Ann Clay Stover, ’72, 724 Algonkin Trail, Lima, OH 45805, is the director of sales for HR Services Inc., where she has worked for 10 years. Her family opened a business in downtown Lima in 2003. The Meeting Place on Market serves gourmet coffees, teas, sandwiches, and homemade desserts. They have won several local awards for entrepreneurial excellence. Ruth Ann and her husband, Greg, both participate in short mission trips. They have traveled to Guatemala, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and Germany. They have three children and five grandchildren.

Robert Thomas, ’72, 396 Hickory Lane, Lapeer, MI 48446, is an attorney, and returned to the practice of law in 2007. He has spent the last 19 years running the family window business. Robert is involved with the Central Michigan Soccer Referees Association. He was district governor from 2002-03 for Rotary International. He is married to Mary Ellen Meyers Thomas, ’73.

Beverly Thornburg, ’72, 230 Pettis Rd., Anchorage, AK 99515, coordinates grants for the Anchorage School District, where she has worked for 18 years. She previously worked in community development and small hospital administration. Beverly also served on the boards of YWCA and of a non-profit law firm. She has earned her master’s degree and her M.B.A. She has a son.