Alumni & Friends

Alumni Class Notes

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1966

1970

1972

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980

1981

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1990

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2008

40s

Thompson Urwin, BBA ’49, is retired and lives in Willowick. He attended college under the GI Bill and was a member of Lamba Tau Delta fraternity.

60s

Kalman N. Vizy, BS ’64, is spending his retirement tutoring troubled high school students in physics, chemistry, math and French. He lives in Spencerport, N.Y.

Charles J. O’Toole, JD ’64, joined the law firm of Cavitch, Familo, Durkin & Frutkin as Of Counsel. He lives in Russell.

Don Purtill, BBA ’66, took early retirement from Eaton Corporation and started an investment advisory firm, Purtill Financial LLC. He serves as president.

70s

Ed Kemmerling, BBA ’70 and MBA ’78, retired after 31 years with the Ford Motor Company in Cleveland, Dearborn and Windsor, Ontario. Since starting a Lean Six Sigma consulting business, his clients have included the Navy Depot in Florida, the Marine Depot in North Carolina, and Caterpillar in Illinois.

Bill Nagy, BBA ’72, is director of litigation management for the executive liability division of AIG Insurance in Manhattan. He lives in Laurence Harbor, N.J.

Jane Sala Martin, MEd ’75, was named Volunteer of the Year by the Cleveland Foodbank. She is a retired special education teacher in the Mayfield Schools and lives in Highland Heights.

Kent W. Kirchner, BS ’75, is in his 10th year as head boys’ and girls’ swimming coach at The Woodlands High School in Texas. The two-time NCAA All-American swimmer and CSU Athlete of the Year in 1974 was named the 2008 Texas State High School Girls’ Coach of the Year.

James S. Aussem, JD ’75, joined the law firm of Cavitch, Familo, Durkin & Frutkin as a shareholder.

Moorman L. Scott Jr., BS ’75, was named division president of the Euclid Chemical Co. He has been with the firm since 1984 and has served as executive vice president for the past 12 years. He lives in Cleveland.

Jose Feliciano, JD ’75 and MBA ’84, was appointed chair of the Advisory Group for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The past president of the Cleveland Bar Association is a litigation partner in Baker Hostetler’s Cleveland office.

Chuck Mintz, MS ’76, is an artist whose works were recently featured on the emerging artist site of the Silver Eye Center in Pittsburgh.

Dean Williams, BA ’76, is a regional vice president with Meadowbrook Insurance Group. An ordained priest and teacher in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition, he is serving a three-year term on the InterReligious Partners in Action of Greater Cleveland board.

Kenneth Watson, JD ’76, was elected an Oklahoma County District Judge for a four-year term. He has practiced law for 30 years and is one of only three elected black judges in the state of Oklahoma.

Michael J. May, BA urban studies,’76, is the executive director of Maingate Business Development Corporation in Cleveland.

George F. Kocar, BA ’77, exhibited his works at The Art Gallery in Willoughby.

Tom Szabo, BSMET ’77, won an Apex Silver Award from Lake Communicators for his article about the Caribbean island of Curacao published in Midwest Dive News. The Concord Township resident and certified Master Scuba Diver Trainer is the owner of A Thomas Image studio.

Bela Molnar, MEd ’77, retired from the Berea City Schools after a 35-year career in education, including 25 years as principal at Copley, Elyria and Midpark high schools. He lives in Elyria.

Mary Jo Kilroy, BA ’77, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio’s 15th Congressional District. Her public service career includes eight years as a Franklin County commissioner.

Michael Doyle, BA ’77, retired as a captain after 32 years with the Cleveland Police Department. He is now assistant director of protective services for the Cleveland MetroHealth System and an adjunct professor of criminal justice at Tiffin University.

Daniel M. McDermott, JD ’78, was appointed the United States Trustee for Ohio and Michigan after serving as assistant trustee since 1991. The Trustees Program, part of the U.S. Department of Justice, oversees case administration and litigation related to bankruptcy.

James Spence, BA ’78 and MEd ’79, and Faye Spence, MEd ’79, are the founders of the GradsNet Foundation of Cleveland. Over the past 12 years, the foundation and its volunteers have worked with Cleveland Metropolitan School children and their families to prepare for college.

George Karshner, BA ’79, was honored with the Catalyst Award from the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals in recognition of his achievements in the field. He is president of the Business Threat Awareness Council and vice president of the Arising Group Inc.

Carolyn Smith, Master of Music ’79, served as vocal coach on a Cleveland Heights High School chorus trip to New Orleans. In addition to performing, they worked with Habitat for Humanity while there.

Daniel A. Minkler, JD ’79, was selected for the third consecutive year for Best Lawyers in America 2009. He specializes in mergers and acquisition law at Day Ketterer law firm in Canton.

80s

Louis Licata, BA ’80, was named an Ohio Super Lawyer by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine for the fourth time. The president of Licata & Toerek serves as learning chair for the Cleveland chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and finance committee member for EO Global.

Patricia A. Walker, JD ’81, was elected board of trustees chair for the Medina County District Library. She has been a board member since 2002. She also serves on the YMCA Advisory Board of Medina County and is the past president of the Medina County Bar Association. She is an attorney with Walker & Jocke.

Nicholas Bugosh, BS ’81, lives in Fort Collins, Co., where he is GeoFluv technical director for Carlson Software. The natural regrade fluvial geomorphic landform design software that uses his patented GeoFluv design method won a Silver Intermat Innovation Award in Paris this April. In addition, his GeoFluv design method was selected to reclaim abandoned mine lands on media magnate Ted Turner’s Vermejo Park Ranch and for a project to advance mined land reclamation practices in Australia.

Joyce Hribar Fiebig, BA ’81 and JD ’88, practices probate law in Willoughby Hills.

Marcia Fudge, JD ’83, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives to replace the late Stephanie Tubbs Jones. Fudge served nine years as mayor of Warrensville Heights.

David Manning Thomas, Master of Music ’83, teaches at John Adams High School and is the music director for the All City Performing Arts Program of the Cleveland Metropolitan Schools. He also is the associate minister of music at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, a staff musician at Southeast Seventh Day Adventist Church, and founding director of Spiritual Gifts: A Professional Black Sacred Music Repertory Ensemble.

Michael Hudzinski, BEE ’83 and JD ’89, joined Tucker Ellis & West LLP as counsel in the firm’s Cleveland office.

David Quolke, BA ’84, was elected president of the Cleveland Teachers Union.

Dennis M. Dean, BA ’85, joined Rabjohns Financial Group of Chicago, a general agency of New England Financial, as a financial representative.

Simone G. Polk, MPA ’87, is assistant vice president for student services at Wright State University in Dayton.

90s

Lisa A. Kainec, BBA ’90, was among just five attorneys in Ohio to be certified by the Ohio State Bar Association in 2008 as a Specialist in Labor and Employment Law. She is a shareholder in Akron-based Kastner Westman & Wilkins LLC.

David Ritchie, BA ’91, has been on the faculty of Mercer University School of Law in Macon, Ga., since 2005 and was recently awarded tenure. He also is a faculty member at Gama Filho University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and frequently teaches in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Dale Case, MUPDD ’92, was named director of land use for Boulder County in Col.

Howard Thompson, MPA ’92, is president of the Urban Affairs Alumni
Organization and director of the Beachwood Business Development Center.

Robert Bear, BS ’92 and MS ’94, received the William L. Stamey Award for Excellence in Teaching from Kansas State University, where he has taught biology since 2004.

Annette Iskra, BA ’92 and MA ’98, completed a Ph.D. in human development at the University of Chicago and is now a faculty member in the department of psychology at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans.

Collette Appolito, BBA ’93, was named one of Crain’s Cleveland Business’ Women of Note for 2008. She is the president of The Presidents Council of Cleveland, a group comprised of the chief executives of some of the region’s largest businesses owned and operated by African Americans.

Patricia Gaul, JD ’93, was named Crain’s Cleveland Business’ 2008 CFO of the Year for Nonprofits: Philanthropy/Arts & Culture. She is the vice president of finance/administration and general counsel for PlayhouseSquare.

Sarah Garver Megenhardt, BA ’93, was named co-interim director of Hard Hatted Women. She formerly served as board president.

Aaron J. Adams, MBA ’93, is the administrator of quantitative health sciences in the Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute. He lives in Garfield Heights.

Fran Adler, BIE ’93 and MIE ’95, is sales manager at Talan Products in Cleveland.

Todd Canter, BBA ’95, is the chief executive officer for LaSalle Investment Management Securities’ Asia Pacific region. He lives in Hong Kong.

Patrick McGervey, MEd ’96, was an at-large delegate from Ohio to the Republican National Convention. He lives in Avon Lake.

Holly Marie Wilson, MEd ’96, was named a partner with Reminger Co., LPA.

Jerilyn R. Mason, BA ’96, is a public services assistant for the Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Jack Federan, BA ’98, won election to a three-year term as financial secretary for UAW Local 1250. Prior to his election, he worked at Ford’s Brook Park site. He lives in Bedford.

Dan Lawrence, MBA ’98, was awarded his Toastmasters International Competent Leadership certificate.

Lisa Carey Dean, JD ’98, is an associate with the recently merged Akron law firm of Roderick Linton Belfance LLP. She lives in Manchester, Ohio.

Dana Cooper, MBA ’98, was named to the American Foundry Society’s national board of directors for a four-year term. She is the global business development manager for Ashland Casting Solutions.

Randell McShepard, MS urban studies ’98, had an op-ed piece, A New Year’s Resolution for Cleveland, published in the Plain Dealer. The co-founder of the Cleveland-based think tank, PolicyBridge, is a member of the Levin College’s Visiting Committee.

Angela Isom, MEd ’99, is the founder and editor of the National Domestic Violence newsletter and director of the Henry Johnson Center.

Kuanchin Chen, DBA ’99, received an Emerging Scholar Award from Western Michigan University for his expertise in Internet use and online privacy. The associate professor of business information systems has been with WMU since 2001.

Keven Bennema, MBA ’99, was named chief operating officer of Senior Lifestyle Corporation in Chicago. He joined the firm in 2007 as senior vice president of operations. He lives in Naperville, Ill.

00s

Darian Tucker, BA ’00, is the owner of Insignia Graphics in downtown Cleveland.

Eric J. Weiss, JD ’00, is an associate with Cavitch, Familo, Durkin & Frutkin in downtown Cleveland. He lives in Brooklyn and is a former assistant prosecutor for Cuyahoga County.

Martin A. Nazario, BA ’00, tied for Rookie Teacher of the Year at East Ridge High School in Clermont, Fla. He teaches forensic and earth sciences, consumer math and pre-algebra to exceptional students.

Immudiase (E.P.) Aimiuwu, MUPDD ’00, is an operations and statistical Analyst with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

Susan M. Harper, MPA ’00, is the city administrator for Cohasset,
Minn.

Carolyn Cummins McKinnon, MS urban studies ’00, is a policy
analyst-economic development for the Work Force Training and Education Coordinating Board in Olympia, Wash.

Amy Jamieson-Petonic, MEd ’01, lives in Avon Lake and is the manager of employee wellness for the Cleveland Clinic. She also is the national media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, the nutrition editor and columnist for Ohio Sport and Fitness magazine, and president of Nutrition Today with Amy J, a consulting firm that helps clients meet their health, wellness and performance goals.

T.J. Dow, JD ’01, is the Ward 7 representative on Cleveland City Council, replacing the late Fannie Lewis. He is a former assistant Cuyahoga County prosecutor.

Erik Janas, MPA ’01, is regional and government affairs advisor in the Columbus, Ohio mayor’s office.

Michael Warnick, Bachelor of Music ’01 and Master of Music ’03, participated in President Barack Obama’s inauguration and parade as a member of the U.S. Marine Band.

Anna M. Dang, BS ’02, is a first-year student at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Thomas E. Green, JD ’02, was named a shareholder in Akron-based Kastner Westman & Wilkins LLC, where he has practiced labor and employment law since 2002. As a student at Cleveland-Marshall, he was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Law and Health.

Erica Veljic, BA ’02 and MA ’03, received a law degree from Ohio Northern University in 2006. She is a judicial attorney with the Eighth District Court of Appeals and lives in Strongsville.

Beatrix Budy, Ph.D. ’03, won the 2008 Excellence in Teaching award at Columbia College Chicago, where she has been an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry since 2006. She lives in Oak Park, Ill.

Rachel Booher-Hagenbush, BBA ’03, graduated from The University of Akron School of Law in May 2008 and passed the Ohio bar exam in July.

Lee Chilcote, MUPDD ’03, is marketing director and new construction
project manager for Progressive Urban Real Estate.

Patrick Christie-Mizell, MUPDD ’03, is the director of city planning, zoning and economics for the city of Streetsboro, Ohio.

Sandra English, JD/MPA ’03, is coordinator of law admission and
multicultural recruitment at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

Benjamin T. Limmer, MUPDD ’03, is a planner with Valley Metro Rail in Phoenix, Ariz.

Sumeet Gadgil, MS ’03, is working in Osaka, Japan, as a lead data manager for Cognizant.

Mark A. Campbell, MPA ’03, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Merit for his work during the Mississippi River flood in 2008. He is the city administrator of La Grange, Mo.

Rachel R. DeGolia, MPA ’03, is director of the University Health Care Action Network in Cleveland.

J. Brandon Davis, BA ’03, serves of the board of directors of the CSU Alumni Association and is the acting chief financial officer of ADRC Technologies.

Milan Kubat, BA ’03 and JD ’06, joined Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A. as an associate in the Brooklyn Heights office.

David M. Fiebig, BA urban studies ’03 and MS ’08, is a Willoughby Hills councilman and president of Fiebig Enterprises, a real estate investment firm.

Rakesh (Rocky) Patel, MBA ’04, is a new products manufacturing specialist for Pepsico International. He and his wife, Rachna, live in Keller, Texas and welcomed son Sahil in July.

Sam J. Lauricia III, JD ’04, is an associate at Weston Hurd LLP’s Cleveland and Beachwood offices. At Cleveland-Marshall, he was the managing editor of the Journal of Law and Health.

Jake Baker, MUPDD ’04, passed the American Institute of Certified Planners exam and is a planner for the city of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

Peter A. Pudner, BA ’04, is a manager in the WTC Energy Group in Seoul, Korea.

Kyle Krewson, BA ’05, is an architect/engineer designer with Cleveland State University.

Matthew R. Minier, MPA ’05, MPA is a resident director and adjunct faculty member at Cedarville University in Ohio.

Kelly Dobos, MBA ’05, was named to Crain’s Cleveland Business’ 20 In Their 20s list. She is a research chemist for Gojo Industries in Akron and is studying for her second master’s degree at the University of Cincinnati.

Tanisha Briley, MPA ’05, and Joseph McRae, MPA ’05, are featured in the Local Government Management: It’s the Career for You, published by the International City/County Management Association. Both are Local Government Management Fellows.

April Raffay, MPA ’05 MPA, is the statewide data center coordinator for the Ohio Department of Development, Office of Policy Research and Strategic Planning.

John McKenna, BS ’05 and MS ’07, works for Radiation Physics, Inc. in Miami, Fla.

Alex McElroy, MPA ’06 MPA, is assistant city manager of Centralia, Ill.

Marian J. Ster, BBA ’06, is a paralegal with Cavitch, Familo, Durkin & Frutkin in downtown Cleveland.

Janelle Wanton Bouda, MEd ’06, was accepted into the career development graduate program at the College of New Rochelle in New York.

Jerry A. Rugley, BA ’06 and MPA ’08 MPA, is a Youth Re-Entry program coordinator in Cleveland.

Christopher Bongorno, MUPDD ’07, is an associate planner at University Circle Inc. and achieved Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) professional accreditation.

Abby Elizabeth Kaminski, BA ’07, is the events and marketing coordinator for the Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art in Bellevue, Wash.

Frank Calabro, MS ’07, is a medical physicist with Iron City Physics.

Eric Tischler, MS ’07, works for the Cleveland Clinic.

Geoffry S. Brouman, MUPDD ’07, is a development analyst with Titan Realty Group LLC.

Christopher Evanich, BSEE ’07, is an applications engineer with the Thomas & Betts Corporation.

Kara Chernet, MPA ’08, was chosen for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Leadership Fellows program, a two-year leadership and public service program that provides on-the-job experience in planning, financial and facility operations functions.

Amanda Darling, MPA ’08, accepted a presidential management internship as a budget examiner with the Division of Budget in the state of New York.

Andrew Jarvi, BA ’08, is an emergency management coordinator for Columbus State Community College.

Janice Nagel, BA ’08, is an administrative secretary in legal affairs at Cleveland State University.

Christopher Norman, MUPDD ’08, is the director of the Crown Point Ecology Center in Akron.

Shelly Peffer, Ph.D. ’08, is an assistant professor of public administration at Long Island University in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Kelly Snider, MPA ’08, is a public relations specialist in the Agency-wide Shared Services division of the Internal Revenue Service.

In Memoriam

Frank Zagar, BS ’38, in March 2009

Lysle D. Cahill, BS ’39, in October 2008

Gordon P. Kautz, BSME ’41, in July 2008

George R. Kauntz, BCE ’41, in February 2009

Gerald Shumaker, BS ’41, in October 2008

Albert M. Rau, BBA ’42, in June 2008

William H. Rowe, BSME ’43, in January 2009

Theodore E. Hack, BS ’43, in December 2008

Emil Wierber, BSCE ’46, in September 2008

Dorothy Brew Stelmah, BBA ’46, in October 2008

Frank Vargo, BBA ’48, in November 2008

Eldon Groll, BBA ’48, in August 2008

Frederick E. Lee, BBA ’48, in September 2008

Donald A. Altmos, BS ’49, in August 2008

Donald W. Pritchard, JD ’49, in October 2008

Carl Ostrom, BA ’49, in February 2009

Harry Deragon, BBA ’49, in June 2008

Joseph Chamot, BS ’49, in October 2008

Edward Hable, BS ’49, in October 2008

Joseph Feher, BS ’50, in November 2008

Mary Zalar Sterle, BBA ’50, in January 2009

Frank Stangler, BSME ’50, in February 2007

Joseph F. Leahy Jr., BA ’51, in February 2009

Alfred Art, BSEE ’51, in July 2008

Herbert Gustafson, JD ’51, in September 2008

Vladimir Petrow, BS ’51, in February 2009

James Gregersen, BS ’52, in September 2008

Theodore Holtz, JD ’52, in March 2009

Phillip J. Braff, JD ’53, in October 2008

Peter Galier, BS ’54, in October 2008

Edward C. Hawkins, JD ’54, in January 2009

Walter
Warshawsky
, BBA ’54, in September 2008

Edward Martin, BS ’54, in December 2008

Raymond Saccany, BS ’54, in March 2009

Joseph Cada, BBA ’54, in January 2009

George A. Strutz Jr., BCE ’55, in November 2008

Howard Davies, BCE ’55, in March 2009

Louis Radice, BBA ’58, in May 2009

Albert
Pottinger
, JD ’59, in March 2009

Donald O’Connor, JD ’60, in July 2008

Rudolph Lynn, BS ’60, in October 2008

Nicholas A. Lucic, BS ’60, in November 2008

Richard Martinez, JD ’62, in February 2009

Arthur Heard, JD ’63, in March 2009

Russell Beckett, MA ’64, in July 2008

Peter Garson, JD ’65, in August 2008

Nicholas Lucic, BSEE ’66, in November 2008

Stanley Limon, BSME ’67, in August 2008

Leslie T. Blazey, BA ’68, in November 2008

Robert Simon, BBA ’69, in March 2009

Shirley Crane Griffin Poger, BA ’70, in August 2008

Eileen Culler, BSEd ’70, in February 2008

Francis D. Murtaugh Jr., JD ’71, in September 2008

Edward Walsh, JD ’71, in July 2008

Alveretta Clark, BSEd ’71, in July 2008

James Bendau, JD ’72, in November 2008

Thomas G. Longo, JD ’72, in December 2008

Mark Manlove, JD ’74, in February 2009

David Dronzek, BBA ’74, in November 2008

Joseph Pahl, BBA ’74, in July 2008

Frank Yoo, BBA ’74, in September 2008

Bonny Yakelis Potla, BBA ’74, in July 2008

Michael Perme, JD ’74, in March 2009

John O’Block, JD ’74 and MBA ’83, in December 2008

Michael Furlan, MEd ’75, in August 2008

Joseph M. Benovic, BS ’75, in January 2009

Franklin E. Bican, BS ’75, in January 2009

Gary Cantor, BBA ’76, in July 2008

Sam Sato, MS ’76, in July 2008

David Wolfe, BS ’76 and MS ’81, in March 2009

Beverly Smith, MEd ’77, in July 2008

Beverly Staidle, MEd ’77, in July 2008

Warren Wechsler, BBA ’77 in October 2008

Ruth Emmer, BS ’77 and MEd ’81, in August 2008

Richard Shukaitis, BSEE ’78, in September 2008

Joette Pfeiffer, BBA ’78, in February 2009

Robert Wonson, MEd ’79, in March 2009

Kevin C. Martin, BBA ’79 and MA ’88, in February 2009

Terrence Martinak, BS ’79, in January 2009

Stephen Mitchell, BS ’80, in December 2008

Joseph Packales, MA ’81, in September 2008

Ellen Marie Bral, BBA ’82, in November 2008

Karen Ann Ondrick, JD ’82, in November 2008

Angel Guzman, BA ’82, in December 2008

Marcel Stochitoiu, BSEE ’82, in April 2007

John P. Davis, BA ’82 and MS ’97, in November 2008

Catherine Reed, BSEd ’83, in February 2009

William Kienzl, JD ’83, in April 2009

David B. Stern, BA ’85 and JD ’88, in
October 2008

Richard Stalzer, MS ’86, in July 2008

Louis Adelstein, JD ’86, in November 2008

John E. Rieter Jr., BBA ’87, in February 2009

Suzanne Hammond, BSEd ’87, in October 2008

Carol Fox DeJoy, MEd ’87, in March 2009

Mary Ann Schikowski, BA ’89, in June 2008

Irene H. Bernard, BS ’90, in November 2008

Edward J. Hauser, BS ’90, in November 2008

Daniel F. McCaffrey, MBA ’91, in December 2008

Francine Cole, JD ’92, in September 2008

Lori Ann Pfeiffer, BA ’95, in December 2008

Bryan Johnson, BS ’96, in March 2009

Nancy L. Biddell, BA ’99 and JD ’02, in November 2008

Sandra Lynn Berry, BSEd ’04, in March 2009

Victor Nolan, JD ’06, in March 2009

Jeremy J. Pechanec, BS ’08, in February 2009

Cleveland State Deaths

Cheryl McCahon in August 2008, following a lengthy illness. The two-time interim chair of the School of Nursing and director of the undergraduate nursing program worked tirelessly to advance nursing education and community health partnerships. She joined CSU in 1981 and retired in 2008.

Brian Ruddick in September 2008. A retired librarian, he worked at CSU from 1969 to 1999.

Leon M. Plevin, JD ’57, in October 2008. A prominent Cleveland attorney, Mr. Plevin was a member of the Cleveland State University Foundation board of directors. He and his wife established the Leon M. and Gloria Plevin Professorship in the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and supported the Moses Cleaveland Scholarship Fund and other CSU fundraising initiatives.
 
Sheila Schwartz in November 2008. An associate professor of English since 1990, she taught creative writing and authored a short story collection that won such prizes as the Pushcart Press editors’ award and the O. Henry Award. Her first novel was published three months after her death.
 
Kenneth M. Hoff in December 2008. The professor emeritus of biological, geological and environmental sciences joined CSU in 1966 and retired in 1994. He served as interim chair of biology for three years and wrote the laboratory manual long used in introductory biology.

Clinton Warne in January 2009. The professor emeritus of economics taught full time at CSU from 1967 to 1985, and then part time following his retirement. He chaired the economics department from 1968 to 1970.

Paul A. Unger in January 2009. A friend and benefactor of the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, he established the Unger International Center which served as the catalyst for a formal educational partnership between Cleveland State and the University of Rijeka in Croatia. In 2007, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by CSU.

Marion Bocian in February 2009. An administrative secretary in Business Education and Quantitative Business Analysis, she joined CSU in 1978 and retired in 1993.

James R. Webb in February 2009. The professor of finance joined the University in 1989 and was the founder and director of CSU’s Center for Real Estate Brokerage and Markets. His distinguished career included 22 years as founder, president and executive director of the American Real Estate Society. 

John Oden in April 2009. Mr. Oden retired in April 2008 after 27 years with CSU. He was the director of Parking Services from 1989 until his retirement.