Fall 2015: 1960s
Keith McFarland ’62, PhD, president emeritus of Texas A&M University–Commerce, delivered the keynote address at the Commencement ceremony for those receiving their bachelor’s degrees at the Kent Campus on August 15. Joining him and his wife, Nancy (Myers) McFarland ’62, to witness the event and attend the Presidential Luncheon afterward were family and lifelong friends who attended Kent State, including his two college roommates and her three college roommates! Pictured (left to right): L.L. Mac McFarland, MBA ’80, Carole (Painter) Kane ’62, Hilary Kane ’90, Barbara (Ujcic) O’Donnell ’62, Sandra (Hickenbottom) Dobson ’62, Thomas Kozlevcar ’62, Nancy (Myers) McFarland, Keith McFarland and George Parsons ’63.
Joe Grisola ’68, Beaver Falls, Pa., Ralph DeJesus, Lorain, Ohio, and Don Humphrey ’68, Concord, Ohio, were sophomore roommates on the third floor of Lake Hall in 1965-66. They reunited on the Kent Campus in August, after Grisola looked his friends up on the Internet. It was the first time back on campus for Grisola and DeJesus since the sixties, and they were amazed at the changes. The trio plan to keep in touch!
Watch their reunion on this news video: bit.ly/1E1qV66
Douglas Shuck, Pittsburgh, Pa., retired from WTW Architects. He also served on the Township Planning Commission in Upper St. Clair, and he is a past president of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.