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1950s Classnotes

Louis E. Varadi, B.S. 1950, is currently working as an engineering consultant at General Electric Co., Aircraft Engines, in Lynn, MA. He retired from GE in 1986 after earning six patents during his 35 years of service. At 74, he is the youngest member of the Jet Pioneers of America and resides in Danvers, MA.

Joseph A. Grande, M.A. 1955, will author a town pictorial history book to be released in 2000 in conjunction with the Amherst Museum, Amherst, NY. The book will cover the most salient facts regarding Amherst's history and include information on all its hamlets. He resides in Amherst.

Melvin W. Standart, B.A. 1955, has retired after a combined 40 years of service in the U.S. Air Force and aerospace industry. He lives in Rancho Cordova, CA, with his wife, Dennie. They have two daughters and six grandchildren.

Philip A. Brunell, M.D. 1957, has left his position as professor of pediatrics at UCLA and director of infectious diseases and vice chair in the department of pediatrics at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. He has moved to the National Institutes of Health Laboratory of Clinical Investigation in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to continue his research on the prevention of varicella zoster virus. He has also taken on the job as secretary of the World Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

E. James Lane Jr., B.A. 1959, is the new chairman of the Automotive Service Industry Association for 1998-99. He is also the vice president and general manager of Snap-On Diagnostics and President of Sun Electric and Balco.

Donald J. Willower, Ed.D. 1959, M.A. 1951 & B.A. 1950, is a distinguished professor of education at Pennsylvania State University. He received the Campbell Career Achievement Award for scholarship and leadership in his field from the University Council for Educational Administration, an organization of universities with doctoral programs in this field.

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