Summer 2016: 1980s


Alumni Association MemberTracy (Smith) Hart, BS, Gaithersburg, Md., is the 2016 chairperson of the National Health Council’s Board of Directors. Hart is the Chief Executive Officer of the Gaithersburg-based Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation (OI Foundation), whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people with OI through research to find treatments and a cure, education, awareness and mutual support. 


Carol Markino, BA, BSE ’88, Rome, Italy, has been elected to a one-year term as President of the American International Club of Rome, after serving a number of years on its board of directors. For the Club, she also has created and led a community service program and served as treasurer.  


Alumni Association MemberThomas Clareson, MLS, Westerville, Ohio, is senior consultant for digital and preservation services at LYRASIS, the largest United States library and cultural heritage network. An international leader in the field of preservation, Clareson was selected as the 2014 recipient of the George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Award from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, a division of the American Library Association. The award recognizes career work in cooperative/collaborative preservation initiatives. 


Timothy Kalil, MA, PhD ’93, Ashtabula, Ohio, was honored for 25 years of volunteer service to the arts in Ashtabula County by an Official Proclamation from Ashtabula City Council on December 21, 2015. The pianist, ethnomusicologist, music author and presenter of concerts was recognized for “enhancing the quality of life for those who live and visit Ashtabula.” For the past 10 years, Kalil has coordinated the City of Ashtabula’s “Big Bands on the Beach” Summer Concert Series.

Alumni Association MemberSusan Peters, MBA, Florence, S.C., wrote: “I am an American Council of Education Emerging Leader Fellow, serving my one-year fellowship at Armstrong State in Savannah, Georgia. My home institution is Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina.”