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Summer 2015: 1970s

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Alumni Association MemberJames Walker, MEd ’79, Massillon, Ohio, had his collection of papers, photographs and published writings accepted into the library archives of Kent State University in May 2014. Walker began to write opinion pieces for the Canton Repository in 1986 following the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger. His writing has extended to professional journals such as Electronic Education, Ohio Media Spectrum, School Science & Mathematics and Science Scope. Walker’s 2003 memoir, Before I Go: My First Fifty-Six Trips Around the Sun became an e-book in 2012 and is available on Amazon. 

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Roger Stevenson, BS ’77, Fairlawn, Ohio, a partner in the Akron law office of Roetzel & Andress LPA, has been named a 2015 Ohio Super Lawyer in the field of Creditor Debtor Rights.

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Thomas Haren, Canton, Ohio, recently retired from Canton City Schools after more than 35 years as a biology teacher and 27 years as the McKinley Varsity Head Tennis coach for both the boys and girls teams. He was inspired to be a biology teacher by KSU biology professor, role model and friend, Dr. Ben Foote.