Kent State Biological Anthropology Reunion – celebrating over 3 decades of success!

The Kent State Biological Anthropology faculty, graduate students, and alumni enjoyed getting together and catching up on Saturday, September 24th. In addition to celebrating 3 decades of Ph.D. recipients that have 100% job placement, we also celebrated the creation of The Department of Anthropology Endowed Fund for Graduate Student Research in Biological Anthropology. The donors for this fund are alumni and faculty of the biological anthropology program. All of this was made possible by one of the first graduates of the program, Bob Tague (Ph.D., 1986). Bob began this effort several years ago, working with Chair Meindl to identify, contact, cajole, and bring together the Ph.D. recipients of the program.


Alumni and faculty gathered in Lowry Hall for a reception. Pictured left to right: Bruce Latimer, Ph.D. ‘90, Bob Tague, Ph.D. ‘86, Michael Selby, Ph.D. ‘12, John Reeves, M.A. ‘91, Phil Reno, Ph.D. ‘06, Martin Cohn, M.A. ’94, Ph.D., Kevin Kern, M.A., ’86, Ph.D., Katherine Russell, Ph.D. ‘96, C. Owen Lovejoy, Melanie McCullum, PhD. ‘95, Richard Meindl, Robert Walker, Ph.D. ‘88, Linda Spurlock, Ph.D. ‘01, Mary Ann Raghanti, Ph.D. ‘07, Jeff Hudson, Ph.D. ‘02, Scott Simpson, Ph.D ‘92. Not pictured: Marilyn Norconk, Ph.D., Steve Ward, Ph.D., Metin Eren, Ph.D., Stephanie Belovich, Ph.D. ‘99, Melissa Edler, Ph.D. ‘16


Current graduate students had an opportunity to network with graduates. Front row, pictured left to right: Morgan Chaney, Angelia Werner, Crystal Reedy, Emily Brahler, Rachel Hamilla, Stacy Deraway, and Danielle Jones: Back row: Cody Ruiz, Nicole Perrone, Michelle Bebber, Dexter Zirkle, Matthew Hudnall, and Heather Lawrentz.

Top left: Owen Lovejoy and Rich Meindl; Top right: Rob Walker can’t believe that Kevin Kern still has that tie; Bottom left: Scott Simpson, Rob Walker, and Kathy Russell; Bottom right: Marty Cohn enjoys a laugh with Owen Lovejoy.

Everyone gathered for dinner at Bricco’s in downtown Kent after the reception at Lowry Hall.

Bob Tague, Earleene Nolan Sanders Alumni Professor of Anthropology at Louisiana State University, holds a Clovis style fluted point manufactured by new faculty member Dr. Metin Eren for Bob in honor of the occasion and for Bob's instrumental work in organizing both the graduate support fund and the celebratory meeting. Thanks from all of us Bob!!!!!



POSTED: Monday, September 26, 2016 03:26 PM
Updated: Saturday, December 3, 2022 01:02 AM