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1960s Classnotes

Beverly E. Anker, Ed.B. 1963, has been elected first vice president of Pi State, the New York chapter of Delta Gamma Society International. Chair of the Frederica Hollister Pi State Professional Educators’ Award, she retired after 33 years of teaching elementary school in North Tonawanda, NY.

David M. Wexler, J.D. 1963 & B.A. 1960, an attorney, was elected an overseas fellow of the International Royal Society of Medicine in London, England. The society’s purpose is to further medical and medical-legal education. This election will open worldwide medical and medical-legal resources and enhance each participant’s ability to evaluate and handle cases of negligent medical and surgical errors, the use of and adverse reactions to diagnostic radiology substances and prescription/nonprescription medications and the failure of medical devices. Wexler lives in Buffalo, NY.

Kenneth E. Bernstein, B.A. 1965, the medical director of the Darin M. Camarena Health Centers Inc. in Madera, CA, has been appointed a clinical instructor at the University of California at Davis medical school. He lives in Chowchilla, CA, with his wife, Nancy, and their three children.

Lewis R. Druss, B.S. 1967, has his own law practice in Plantation, FL, where he resides with his wife and two daughters.

Grace B. Martin, B.A. 1967, has had three books—Post Card from Armageddon (1986), Magic Ain’t Nothin But a Pair o’ Big Sleeves and Grannies 101 (1992)—published by Slipstream Press of Niagara Falls, NY. She has worked as an editor, columnist or contributing writer for numerous publications for many years and is a resident of Buffalo, NY.

Michael A. Maggiotto, B.A. 1968, dean of SUNY College at Brockport’s school of letters and sciences and coauthor of Partisan Linkages in Southern Politics: Elites, Voters and Identifiers (University of Tennessee Press, 2000), received the V.O. Key Jr. Award for the best book on southern politics at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association. The V.O. Key is a highly competitive, national award presented to the author(s) of the outstanding book on southern politics published within the calendar year. Research for the book was funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Ray Bliss Institute; data was gathered from 11 southern states during the 1992 presidential election.

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