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Gay Su Pinnell
Gay Su Pinnell ’68 MA, ’75 PHD (LM) of Dublin, Ohio, an Ohio State Professor Emerita, received an honorary doctorate from Lesley University, located in Cambridge, Mass., on Saturday May 19. Upon receipt of her degree, she addressed over one thousand master’s and PHD candidates from Lesley’s Graduate School of Education and Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences with a message about the importance of educational access and literacy education.
Alex Szablewski ’15 of Monument, Colorado, is the events/competitions manager at USA Shooting.
Thomas L. McKenzie ’76 PHD of San Diego, California, received the Luther H. Gulick Medal, the highest honor from SHAPE America. McKenzie is the emeritus professor of exercise and nutritional sciences at San Diego State University.
Donna M. Messer ’65 of Lima, Ohio, is chair of the City of Naples Airport Authority. She is also principal of Carl Ryan Associates LLC, a coaching, mentoring and team building consulting firm.
Craig Phillips ’72 (LM) of Lake Saint Louis, Missouri, is a Low Vision Therapist at the Drews Low Vision Clinic.
Richard Brown ’67 (LM) of Pataskala, Ohio, is a STEM Supervisor of Mathematics Student Teachers at the Ohio State University.
Mark Weiker ’02 of Columbus, Ohio, is the author of “Online Schools in Ohio Deliver Education in a Different Way” (February 2018), a column for the Ohio State Bar Association.
Susan A. Cavanaugh ’69, ’74 MA (LM) of Columbus, Ohio, is the author of A Corporation is a Person Like the Emperor’s New Clothes Were Real (October 2017).
Aimee L. Fowler ’91 of Perrysville, Ohio, is the author of Permanent Marker: A Memoir (March 2018) and is a 2018 finalist for the National Teachers Hall of Fame. She is also the keynote speaker for the American Society of Journalists and Authors Annual Conference this May in New York City.
Michael V. Saad ’05, ’07 MA (LM) of Lewis Center, Ohio, is the senior account executive at FiveHundred Degrees Studio in Columbus.
Michael Brewer ’96, ’98 MEd (LM) of Euclid, Ohio, is assistant principal in the Orange City Schools.
Tamara Bundy ’83 of Cincinnati has published “Walking with Miss Millie,” a novel about a friendship between a young Caucasian girl and her elderly African-American neighbor in 1960s Georgia.
Judith Henberger Leddy
Judith Henberger Leddy ’78 (LM) of Colleyville, Texas, received a distinguished service award from the Carroll Independent School District in Southlake, Texas. Leddy is retired from Carroll as teacher in the gifted program.
Carol Gillespie and Ron Thompson
Carol Gillespie ’67 (LM) and Ron Thompson ’67, ’69 MS (LM) of Utica, Ohio, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 19, 2017.
Rebecca Rhinehart ’03 of Canal Winchester, Ohio, received the 2017 Bexley Educator of the Year Award from the Bexley Education Foundation. She is Theatre Arts director for the Bexley school district.
James Howley ’91 MA of Chicago, Illinois, is dean of instruction at Wilbur Wright College at the City Colleges of Chicago.
George Lesmes ’76 PHD of Simpsonville, South Carolina, serves as the chief operating officer of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and executive director of Pediatric Specialists of America. Both are a part of the Miami Children’s Health System in Florida.
Kiernan Gordon ’13 PHD of Rochester, New Hampshire, was a guest lecturer at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design to discuss his research, which examines people’s engagement with, and consumption of, various forms of facilities, events and related products. Gordon is an assistant professor of sport studies at the University of New Hampshire.