Fall 2015: 1970s


Alumni Association MemberAlan Lavine, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., the author of 15 books, is a contributing writer for Financial History, a publication of the Museum of American Finance in New York City. His March 2015 article, “Economic Titans Debate on Free Trade Versus Protectionism in 1869,” is about debates between Horace Greeley, publisher of the New York Tribune and Arthur Perry, a Williams’ college professor and leading economist of the day. 


Alumni Association MemberBob McEvoy, Fayetteville, N.C., was named Vice President of Athletics at Methodist University, one of the largest Division III NCAA programs in the nation. He has served at the university for 24 years. 


Gary Fincke, PhD, Selinsgrove, Pa., has published two new books in 2015: Vanishings (Stephen F. Austin University Press), a memoir, and A Room of Rain (West Virginia University Press), his sixth short-story collection. He is the Charles Degenstein Professor of English and Creative Writing at Susquehanna University.

Daniel List, Hanover Park, Ill., wrote, “It’s hard to get a job when you have grey hair and lines in your face like me, so I’ve decided to get a more youthful image. I’m getting my résumé a tattoo and a piercing. Meanwhile, I’m working on a screenplay about a sexy Middle Earth wizard. Working title: Fifty Shades of Gandalf the Grey.”


Gail Fonda, Beachwood, Ohio, wrote, “I am finally working on my second book. It includes what happened to me at Kent.” 

Alumni Association MemberKim Uhlik, MA, PhD ’99, Ravenna, Ohio, wrote, “Ever since taking a black and white photography class at Kent State, I’ve been encouraged to trust my eye and to develop a distinctive style. This lifelong vocation recently took me to the Pacific Ocean, the North Sea, and southern France, before returning to Kent. Twenty-five digital images acquired during that journey were exhibited at the KSU Downtown Gallery from February 25 through April 4, 2015.” 


Alumni Association MemberPaul Burke, JD, Murrysville, Pa., wrote, “After 30 years I left my Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania–based law firm, Sherrard, German & Kelly, and became the vice president and general counsel of Huntley & Huntley Inc., a century-old oil and gas exploration and production company headquartered in Monroeville, Pennsylvania.”


Vikki Hawthorne, Columbus, Ohio, retired after a 30-year career with the Defense Logistics Agency. She spent nearly twenty years in their Small Business Utilization Office assisting small businesses in federal government contracting. She is currently owner and senior business development strategist at Market Your Wares, working with businesses to increase their footprint in the government contracting arena. 

John Martin, London, Ohio, retired in 2010 from 30 years of service with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. He retired in 2015 from 24 years of service with the U. S. Navy as LCDR-intelligence officer. He is currently employed with the Madison County, Ohio, Sheriff’s Office as the county school resource officer.