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By JoAnna Haugen on Thursday, May 24th, 2012
Carla Stoffle (67-67), dean of libraries at the University of Arizona, has been awarded the Joseph W. Lippincott Award. She has worked in this position for the last two decades. Prior to this, Stoffle worked at Eastern Kentucky University. The award is given annually to an individual who has provided distinguished service to the profession of librarianship.
Congressman Sam Farr (62-64) was awarded the Organic Trade Association’s Public Service Award. Farr, a member of Congress since 1993, has been a major supporter of the organic sector for more than three decades. He co-chairs the House Organic Caucus and is a ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Agriculture. Prior to his position in Congress, Farr served on the Monterey County Board of Supervisors and was a budget staffer for the California State Assembly.
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Howard Dodson, Jr. (64-66) is the new director of the Howard University Libraries and its flagship Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. In April 2010, Dodson retired from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City after 25 years of work. In July 2011, he became a consultant to the Howard system. Dodson was a member of the commission that recommended building the National Museum of African American History and Culture and a former consultant to the National Endowment for the Humanities.
In honor of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, Meghan McGee was honored by the Paradise Police Department for her work. She joined the department in July 2009 as a full-time public safety dispatcher. Prior to that, she was a recruiter for the California Conservation Corps.
Gretchen Robinette (68-69) was honored as one of the most outstanding women from South Pasadena, Calif., by Rep. Adam Schiff. She was a teacher and librarian throughout most of her professional career, and upon her retirement a decade ago, she joined her husband’s CPA firm, where she is now the office manager. Robinette serves on the Board of Directors for the South Pasadena Preservation Foundation, chairs the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee and serves as a Chamber of Commerce Ambassador. She also serves as a board member for Women Involved in South Pasadena Political Action. Robinette has a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Jacqueline Rahm (87-90) was awarded the Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship by the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The award will go toward her dissertation work for her doctorate.
The Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood of the North Country New York, Inc., has appointed Betsy Brown as the president and CEO. Brown has worked on federally funded planning-service programs in Latin America and the Caribbean, West and East Africa and several countries in the Soviet Union. Most recently, she has been running a consulting practice, volunteering for Planned Parenthood and working as a member of a mobile Wellness Outreach Team.
The University of Hawai’i Board of Regents has appointed four new members including John C. Dean (69-71), who represents Honolulu County. Dean is president and chief executive officer of Central Pacific Bank and Central Pacific Financial Corporation. He has 31 years of experience in the banking industry. Dean is a graduate of Holy Cross College and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.