Hal White, PhD’70, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Delaware, was named Delaware’s Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Fernando Torres-Gil, Heller MSW’72, Heller PhD’76, was named to the American Society on Aging’s Hall of Fame. The honor is bestowed each year on one person age 65 or older who has enhanced the lives of elders through demonstrated leadership at the national level. Fernando is professor of social welfare and public policy at the University of California, Los Angeles, and directs the UCLA Center for Policy Research on Aging. He served under President Jimmy Carter on the Federal Council on the Aging and was assistant secretary for aging under President Bill Clinton. Leone Casey Scanlon, PhD’73, recently published “Wild Garden,” a collection of her poems written between 1983 and 2011, which explores wildness as a source of creativity as well as the transformative powers of art and love. Leone retired in 1999 as director of the Writing Center at Clark University. She lives in Worcester, Mass., where she paints, writes and takes care of her grandson. Eunice Shatz, Heller PhD’73, retired dean of the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee, married Katherine Gabel on Dec. 6, 2013, in Fresno, Calif. J. Bayo Adekanye, MA’74, PhD’76, was named emeritus professor of political science at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. Carolyn Keller, MA’75, an educator and leader in the Jewish community in Greater Boston, was appointed New England regional director of the American Society of the University of Haifa. She founded the MetroWest Jewish Day School and served as director of Combined Jewish Philanthropies’ Commission on Jewish Continuity and Education. David Weil, MA’75, was named executive vice president and general counsel for business and legal affairs at Starz. He spent 10 years as CEO at Walden Media/Bristol Bay Productions. Annette Reilly, MA’75, PhD’76, a senior staff member at Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions, won the 2014 Hans Karlsson Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society for her contributions to systems and software engineering standards. Alan Teperow, MA’76, executive director of the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts since 1982, announced he will retire in 2015. Rabbi David Dalin, MA’76, PhD’77, P’11, is a professor of history and politics at Ave Maria University in Florida. He is a widely published scholar of American Jewish history and Catholic-Jewish relations. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center CEO Susan Windham-Bannister, Heller PhD’77, stepped down as head of the quasi-public business-development agency. Economist Beatrice Rogers, Heller PhD’78, a professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, was elected a fellow of the American Society for Nutrition. She was recognized for helping to shape policies around the delivery of food aid to more than a dozen developing countries over the past 35 years.

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