Sheldon “Shelly” Brodsky, BBA ’64, MBA ’70, Beachwood, Ohio, is recently retired and has filled in the gap between 1964 and 2020 with the following careers: US Navy Supply Officer, President and COO Cleveland Cliffs Steamship Company, CEO of The Leader Mortgage Company, and part-time adjunct faculty at Case Western Reserve University, Ursuline College, Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College. He has been married to Beverly for 54 years, and they have two adult children.
Walter Yingling, BS ’65, MEd ’67, PhD ’71, Columbus, Ohio, wrote, “My memories of May 4, 1970, appeared in our weekly Friendship Village Update. After Kent State, I went on for a career as an elementary principal in Ashtabula, Ohio, Washington, DC, and Boardman, Ohio. I was also one of the five founders of the Ohio Elementary School Administrators Lobbying arm and was VP until I retired. We lobbied for the students. (‘If they don’t get a good start, the rest may be difficult,’ I told my PhD committee.) I could not have asked for a better experience than my years at KSU, especially for my PhD that I was so blessed to have.”
Phil Hathaway, BA ’67, Owosso, Mich., wrote, “My book, A History of the Shiawassee River, was published in May 2020. It covers the geologic and geographic influences that fostered Native American life and early Euro-American enterprise based on water power. The history proceeds to the use of river water for industry, the degradation of the resource, and its recovery from the early 1970s’ environmental legislation. Quality of life and navigation enter into the final chapter with observations about our connection to history. After a career in urban planning, the Shiawassee River has consumed my retirement, with volunteerism for improved water quality and recreational access.”
David Duda, BS ’68, Cooper City, Fla., was elected onto the Board of Directors of the International Swimming Hall of Fame in May 2019.
Terrence O’Donnell, BA ’68, Rocky River, Ohio, has joined Brouse McDowell, a business law firm based in northern Ohio, on an Of Counsel capacity focusing on alternative dispute resolution and appellate matters. Justice O’Donnell served on the Supreme Court of Ohio from 2003-2018 and is one of Ohio’s longest-serving justices. During his time on the Court, he led statewide efforts to promote integrity and professionalism in law, leading the creation of a nationally recognized Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program. Justice O’Donnell also served on the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court for 14 years and the Eighth District Court of Appeals for eight years.
Barry Lubetkin, PhD ’69, New York City, is the director and founder of The Institute for Behavior Therapy in Manhattan in 1971. Board-certified in both clinical psychology and behavioral psychology, he is the author of numerous academic and popular articles as well as two popular self-help books: Bailing Out and Why Do I Need You to Love Me in Order to Like Myself?. He also has recorded the popular insomnia treatment CD set “Dr. Barry's Sound Asleep.” His article, “COVID-19: Will You Feel Guilty That You Did Nothing?” was posted on PsychologyToday.com in May.