Norman Askins (Col '68 L/M) received the 2013 A. Hays Town Award from Southern Living magazine. An Atlanta architect who specializes in the classical style, he was honored for training a new generation of tradition-based architects and for forging a link between the past and present by designing more than 500 homes across the South that combine traditional architecture with the conveniences of modern living.

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Robert A. Buerlein (Com '68 L/M) was elected to serve another term on the board of the U.S. Marine Raider Foundation. A co-founder of the U.S. Marine Raider Museum, located in Raider Hall at Quantico Marine Corps Base, Mr. Buerlein also serves on the museum’s historical preservation committee. He continues to serve on the executive committee of the board of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Va.

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Joseph Maiolo (Grad '68 ) has retired after a 44-year career teaching college writing. For the last 38 years, he has taught fiction writing and literature at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. In honor of his retirement, the UMD College of Liberal Arts has established the Julie & Joseph Maiolo fund to assist deserving students in creative endeavors. Colder by the Lake, the comedy theater company of Duluth, celebrated Mr. Maiolo’s retirement with a May 15, 2014, performance of Mr. Maiolo’s radio-stage play, The Error of the Rings.

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Ruth M. Allen (Educ ’68) had a book, The Holy Spirit and the Spirit of Reiki: One Source, One Spirit, published by CreateSpace. The book interconnects theology, science and the practice of Reiki therapy. She received her doctorate degree in curriculum and instruction in 1994 and a master’s degree in theology in 2009. Her research involves cognitive psychology, biology and education and has been selected to be published in international journals, presented in international research conventions, and to be a chapter in a book on international research.

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Robert Balmer (Engr ’68) had a book, Modern Engineering Thermodynamics, published by Elsevier. He is dean emeritus of engineering and computer science at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., and professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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Robert T. Balmer (Engr ’68), dean of engineering and computer science at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., has been elected to emeritus status. He recently published an engineering textbook, Modern Engineering Thermodynamics. He is also the co-author of a freshman engineering textbook, Exploring Engineering, now in its third edition.

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Phil Chen (Engr ’68 L/M) released volume one from his collection of cartoons, There Is Strangeness in the Universe.

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Philip Chen (Engr ’68 L/M) is a cartoonist and writer. He is the author of Scenes of Strangeness, an Amazon.com-exclusive cartoon collection, and Falling Star, a science fiction thriller that has found success in both print and digital formats. Mr. Chen is currently working on a sequel to Falling Star.

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Allen C. Goolsby (Law ’68) was appointed to the American Bar Association Board of Governors. He is a senior partner with Hunton & Williams, where he focuses his practice on corporate law, especially corporate governance, advising publicly held corporations and representing boards of directors and board committees. He recently completed the fourth edition of Goolsby on Virginia Corporations, focusing on corporate statutes and court decisions in Virginia, as well as in Delaware and other jurisdictions.

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Gail Starling Marshall (Law ’68) is the 2011 recipient of the Lewis F. Powell Jr. Pro Bono Award from the Virginia State Bar. From her platforms as a teacher at the University of Virginia School of Law; as a big-firm lawyer in Washington, D.C.; as a Virginia deputy attorney general under Mary Sue Terry; as town attorney for the town of Orange; and as a solo practitioner in the Orange County town of Rapidan, she has represented paying clients at the highest levels of the private and public sectors.

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Gail Starling Marshall (Law ’68) is the 2011 recipient of the Lewis F. Powell Jr. Pro Bono Award from the Virginia State Bar. From her platforms as a teacher at the University of Virginia School of Law; as a big-firm lawyer in Washington, D.C.; as a Virginia deputy attorney general under Mary Sue Terry; as town attorney for the town of Orange; and as a solo practitioner in the Orange County town of Rapidan, she has represented paying clients at the highest levels of the private and public sectors.

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Parfitt, Diane McChesney

Diane McChesney Parfitt (Nurs ’68 L/M) was appointed to the North Carolina General Assembly in 2010 and won re-election that fall. She received the 2010 Rising Star Award from the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters for her support of environmental issues. Ms. Parfitt and her husband, Henry E. Parfitt Jr., (Col ’70 L/M), a physician with Fayetteville Urology Associates, own City Center Gallery & Books in Fayetteville, N.C.

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Julious P. “Joey” Smith (Law ’68) has been appointed to serve on the Richmond Economic Development Authority’s board of directors. Mr. Smith is chairman emeritus of the Williams Mullen law firm.

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Nancy M. Watson (Nurs ’68 L/M) was named 2010 New York State Distinguished Nurse Researcher by the Foundation of New York State Nurses. She received the award at New York University in November. Ms. Watson is an associate professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing.

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