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Marie Rose (Bracha) Toth (BS Ed, ’64); Retired from teaching high school chemistry at Marion Catholic High School in Lansing, Illinois.

Dr. Sharon Lee (Carr) Coleman BS Ed, ’64); Graduate work at the University of Iowa; Ph.D.; Southern Illinois University. Professor of Chemistry Emeritus Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO; Specialty, Chemical Education.

Dr. Ronald Wayne Davis (BS Ed, ’64); Ph.D. California Institute of Technology; Postdoctoral work at Harvard University; Professor of Biochemistry and Genetics at Stanford University; Member of the National Academy of Sciences; He received the 2011 Gruber Genetics Prize for his pioneering work in developing biotechnologies that have significantly advanced the fields of molecular genetics and genomics. The prize consisted of $500,000 along with a gold medal; He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1984 and an Honorary Doctorate in 1995 from EIU.

Betty Jane (Eckert) Stevens (BS, ’64); Retired from Georgia-Pacific Corp. in Appleton, WI

Dr. Gary Eugene Ernst (BS Ed, ’64); Owner of the Forest Park Animal Hospital in Panama, Fl; He and his wife received the Burnham and Neal Philanthropy Award from the Eastern Illinois University Foundation in 2010.

Shirley (Rumold) Hildebrand (BS Ed, ’64); Retired from teaching high school chemistry in Morton IL.

Dr. Michael F. Stevens (BS Ed, ’64); Ph.D. University of Nebraska; Retired from Appleton Papers, Inc in Appleton, WI.

Elias S. Thermos – No information.

Keith R. Wise (BS Ed, ’64); MS, USC; Senior aerospace scientist; Second lieutenant; Taught at Gulf Breeze High School.

Jack Ashbaugh (BS Ed, ’64); Resides in Effingham, IL

John Laverty (BS, ’64); Retired from General Motors in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Thomas H. Mast (BS, ’64); Worked at Wang Laboratories and Digital Equipment Corporation; Served in the U.S. Army. Deceased, 2008.