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Class News - 1960s

June 14, 2004


John W. Loy ’61 received the Distinguished Service Award from the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport in November 2003. He is a founding member and past president of the organization. 


David Sack ’65 is on loan from Johns Hopkins University Medical School to the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where he serves as director. Sack began his career as director of the Indian Health Center in Lame Deer, Montana, and served as a volunteer physician in Zaire before joining Johns Hopkins. He is in his second term of office at the center. The British Medical Journal featured Sack and the center in its December 2003 issue.

Thomas W. “Tom” Sherwood ’65 lives in Cincinnati. After five years of graduate work at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, he began singing in concerts and teaching voice in the tristate area. He also teaches voice at Xavier University.


William “Bill” Coggins ’66 is completing 35 years of federal civilian service, most of which he served with the U.S. Secret Service and the Federal Bureau of investigation. In a year or so, Coggins says he plans to retire and move to St. James plantation, North Carolina, for a life of cruising the Intracoastal Waterway, fishing, and some (poor) golf.

Mary Crouter Gerlitz ’66 is cofounder, administrative coordinator, and primary keyboardist for Cantori Domino, a group that performs sacred choral music. She was previously organist at Bel Air Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles for 17 years and worked during that period in a variety of administrative positions at the University of Southern California. She is now administrative coordinator for the honors general education program at USC. During a brief leave from the university, Gerlitz was administrator for the Orange County Pacific Symphony.


Pamela Bunje Bower ’67 is a maternal, newborn, and pediatrics social worker at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. She and her husband, Peter C. Bower, have three sons: Robin, a junior at Ashland university in Ashland, Ohio, and twins Corey and Ashley. Corey is a senior at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, and Ashley is in his final year at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.


Dawn Lea Erdman Black ’68 is coauthoring a book on Natalia Shelikov, Alaska’s first Russian woman governor. The Wilson Center has tentatively accepted the book for publication.

James “Jim” Brady ’68 taught all aspects of science in public high schools for 32 years, 8 of them in Pennsylvania and 24 in California. Now retired, Brady plans to spend a year taking control of “all of those little things we let get ahead of us,” and then he will start a second career, most likely in medical lab work. He and his wife have been married for 33 years.

Sophia Kouidou-Giles ’68 displayed poetry at transitions and Passages, an exhibit that included quilt art and sculpture at Seattle’s St. Mark’s Cathedral in November 2003. Through the show, Kouidou-Giles and two other artists documented their experiences with the deaths of loved ones and the circle of life. A selection of her poems from the same collection and quilt art by another artist were displayed at Visual Verse, an exhibit at the College’s Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art in July 2004.

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