CGU Alumni Hall of Fame


2000 Inductees*

Sulliman Abdullah Al-Mazroa

Ph.D., Government, 1980

Joyce Oldham Appleby
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: 1996
Ph.D., History, 1966

Patricia Cooper Arkin
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD: 2000
M.A., English, 1962; Ph.D., Education, 1978
Patricia Cooper Arkin received her MA in English in 1962, and her Ph.D. in Education in 1978. Her dissertation topic was “The Relationship of Language to Human Perspective,” and she valued her work with Professor Jack Hutchinson. Professor Arkin’s favorite memory of her time at Claremont Graduate University is the excitement of intellectual research. In looking back over her career (Arkin is a retired professor), she is most proud of the relationships she established with students, and her work introducing Semiotics in the People’s Republic of China.

Larry Paul Arnn
M.A., Government, 1976; Ph.D., Government, 1986

Natividad G. Barranda
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: 1998
Ph.D., Religion, 1969; Ph.D., Asian Studies, 1969

Nancy G. Baxter
M.B.A., 1986

Karl Stanley Benjamin
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: 1987
M.A., Art, 1960

Sacvan Bercovitch
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: 1995
M.A., English, 1963; Ph.D., English, 1965

Ashleigh Brilliant
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARD: 2000
Dr. Brilliant received his Master of Arts in Education in 1957, after writing his thesis, “International Understanding as an Attitude Objective in the Teaching of World History.” While at Claremont Graduate University, Brilliant most enjoyed working with Professor Arthur King, and stated that his favorite memory of the institution were his lunches of sardines. Ashleigh Brilliant is the creator of “Pot Shots,” a new and unique form of literature. He has published eight books of “Pot Shots” and two other books. Currently, he is President of Ashleigh Brilliant Enterprises.

Marguerite Brydegaard
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: 1979
M.A., Education, 1937; Ph.D., Education, 1959

Gerald W. Bush
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI SERVICE AWARD: 1984
M.A., Government, 1959

James L. Catanzaro
Ph.D., Religion, 1964

David S. Cordray
Dr. David Cordray received his Ph.D. in Psychology in 1979, after writing his dissertation, a quasi-experimental analysis of social programs. He most enjoyed his work with Professor Mark Lipsey. Dr. Cordray is currently a Professor of Public Policy and a Professor of Psychology at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, and has worked with the U.S. Congress. He has published extensively on evaluation.

Nicholas Andrew Cummings
M.A., Psychology, 1954

Thomas J. Curry
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: 1992
Ph.D., History, 1983

William Daugherty
Dr. Daugherty wrote his dissertation on Presidential War Powers and the Vietnam War and received his Ph.D. in Government in 1979. He found all members of the faculty of the School of Politics and Economics at Claremont Graduate University “superb,” and most enjoyed his association with the faculty. Dr. Daugherty is currently an Assistant Professor of Government. Previously, he worked at the Central Intelligence Agency. He also served in the Marine Corps for eight years. His book, Ashes in the Mouth: United States and Iran in the Post-War Era, will be published next year by the U.S. Naval Institute Press.

Glen W. Davidson
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARD: 1983
Glen W. Davidson received his Ph.D. in Religion in 1964. His dissertation, titled “Basic Images of Death in America,” was published in 1966. While at CGU, Dr. Davidson worked with Professors Sidney E. Mead and John Hutchison. Following his graduation from Claremont Graduate University, Dr. Davidson has served as a University Professor and Provost. He is currently University Professor, Provost, and Vice President for Academic Affairs at New Mexico Highlands University. He considers some of his greatest accomplishments to be helping minority students attain their degrees.

Stephen T. Davis
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: 1989
Ph.D., Philosophy, 1970

Yvette A. Del Prado
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: 1991
M.A., Education, 1976; Ph.D., Education, 1986

Tony Delap

Hazel May Denning
M.A., Education, 1962

Lewis Desoto
M.F.A., 1982

Jacqueline Powers Doud
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: 2004
Ph.D., Education, 1976

Enid Douglass
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA AWARD: 1982
Mrs. Douglass received a Master of Arts in Government in 1959, after writing her thesis, “The Claremont Planning Commission: A Study of Social Backgrounds, Attitudes, and Opinions of Planning Commissioners.” She most enjoyed her academic work with Douglass Adair, a Professor of History. She has published extensively on Oral History, and coauthored “China Missionaries Oral History Project: An Overview.” Mrs. Douglass served as the President of the National Oral History Association and Chair of the California Heritage Preservation Commission. She has also been a mayor of Claremont. Currently, she is Director of the Oral History Program and Lecturer in History at Claremont Graduate University.

William Newlin Dunn

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: 1994
M.A., Government, 1966; Ph.D., International Relations, 1969

Frank Farner
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARD: 1985
Frank Farner received both his MA (1957), and his Ph.D. (1960), in Education. He most enjoyed working with Hollis P. Allen and Hubert C. Armstrong, as their assistant. His dissertation was titled “California State Equalization Aid.” Dr. Farner is now retired from the World Bank, where he provided leadership to the First World Bank, and led an appraisal mission to China. He was also the Founding President of Federal City College. Stanford University Press published his book, California Local Finance, in 1960.

J. Michael Fay
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD: 1980
Dr. Fay received his Ph.D. in Education, after writing his dissertation on community resource allocations to public schools. He most enjoyed the group dynamics in the administrative preparation program, and found mentors in Robert Stout and Con Briner. Dr. Fay worked on the creation and development of a collaborative teacher training institute. He is currently President of Claremont Financial Group, Inc.

Joseph Forcinelli
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI SERVICE AWARD: 1990
M.A., Education, 1955; Ph.D., Religion, 1965

Harold S. Gault
M.A., Business Economics, 1968; Ph.D., Economics, 1975

Thomas William Gillespie
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: 1986
Ph.D., Religion, 1971

Sandra A. Glass
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA AWARD: 1981
Sandra Glass wrote her dissertation, “Literary Aspects of the Anglos-Saxon Revival, 1550-1755,” and received her Ph.D. in English in 1970. She remembers her work with French Fogle,Al Friedman, Marshall Waingrow, and Bill Spengemann, and the small, stimulating seminars as highlights of her time at Claremont Graduate University. She has published extensively, both on topics related to English Literature, and on Fundraising. Currently, Dr. Glass is an independent consultant for education and philanthropy, after serving as Program Officer and Program Vice President for the W. M. Keck Foundation in the years 1982-1997.

Martin Ira Glassner
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: 1996
Ph.D., International Relations, 1968

Edmond Haddad
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD: 1986
Dr. Haddad earned his Ph.D. in 1982. His dissertation was titled “Public Higher Education in California: Institutional Behavior under Conditions of Stress – Strategies for Survival with Vitality.” He most enjoyed his work with Jack Schuster, and his fondest memory of his time at Claremont Graduate University was meeting former President Gerald Ford. He has published a number of articles in magazines and has delivered many special lectures and keynote addresses. Dr. Haddad served as President of Middle East College, and kept the doors of the college open during the Lebanese Civil War. In addition, even during this time of strife, he crowned each academic year with a graduation ceremony. Dr. Haddad is currently Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Loma Linda University Graduate School.

Lincoln H. Hall, Jr.
Mr. Hall received an MA in Political Economy in 1952. His thesis was titled, “A Study of the Effects of the Agricultural Adjustment Act on the Cotton Industry, 1933-52.” He most enjoyed working with Floyd Bond, a Professor of Economics at Pomona College. Mr. Hall also fondly remembers stimulating discussions on just about any topic with his fellow graduate students while drinking “gallons” of coffee at a local coffee shop. Mr. Hall served as Superintendent/President of the College of the Sequoias, and was selected as “Transformational Leader” among community college presidents by the League for Innovation in Community Colleges in 1988. He has published seven articles on community college issues in Research Briefs, The Journal of Educational Research, The Community College Journal, and Liberal Education. He retired from the Presidency of the College of the Sequoias in June 1991, but continues working as a consultant. Currently, he is Interim President of Porterville College in Tulare County, California.

Teresa P. Hughes
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI SERVICE AWARD: 1993
Ph.D., Education, 1973

Sarah S. Hurt
M.F.A., Art, 1985

Arthur Janov
Ph.D., Psychology, 1960

Sherry Bebitch Jeffe
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD: 1996
Dr. Jeffe wrote her dissertation, “Citizen Participation in Health Care Policy and Administration: The Case of HSA/LA,” and received her Ph.D. in 1980. Since her graduation from CGU, Dr. Jeffe has published extensively. She is currently Senior Associate at the School of Politics and Economics, Claremont Graduate University; Contributing Editor, Los Angeles Times Opinion Section; and a Political Analyst for KCAL-TV. She counts as her proudest accomplishments the graduation of students who have continued to be involved in their communities and/or participated in politics.

Edward Keen
Ph.D., Economics, 1993

David W. Keirsey
Dr. Keirsey received his Master of Arts in 1950, and his Ph.D. in 1967, both in Psychology. He wrote his dissertation on the Polarization of Intelligence. He most enjoyed his work with Professor Francis Perkins, and fondly remembers taking graduate classes in Philosophy, Psychology, and Biology in the years 1957-1967. Dr. Keirsey is the author of Please Understand Me II: Temperament, Character, Intelligence. He has published seven books, and will publish two more in 2001 and 2002. He currently works as a writer.

Patricia Cosette Keith-Spiegel
M.A., Psychology, 1964; Ph.D., Psychology, 1968

John Khanjian
Dr. Khanjian received his Ph.D. in Religion in 1974. His dissertation was titled, "Wisdom in Ugarit and The Ancient Near East with Particular Emphasis on Old Testament Wisdom Literature." His favorite memories of Claremont Graduate University are of lunch meetings and discussions with classmates and working on the Ugaritic Project. Professor Loren Fisher was an important influence. Dr. Khanjian has published extensively, including "Ras Shamra Parallels, " Vol. II, "Wisdom," Pontificium Institutum Biblicum, Rome, and "The Relationship of Ancient Near Eastern Thought to the Old Testament" (in Arabic). Dr. Khanjian was instrumental in the revitalization of the Religion Department at Kansas Wesleyan University, provided leadership as the Dean of the American Armenian International College at the University of La Verne, and also rebuilt the academic program, administrative structure, and renovated the war torn campus of Haigazian University in Beirut, Lebanon. He is currently President of Haigazian University.

Habib Kheradyar
M.F.A., 1988

Tae Han Kim
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI SERVICE AWARD: 1987
Ph.D., Education, 1975

Andreas Kyprianides
M.A., Government, 1971

Ruth S. Lamb
M.A., Modern European Languages, 1937

Ronald F. Lehman
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARD: 1988
Dr. Lehman received his MA in 1969, and his Ph.D. in 1970; both are in Government. He remembers “Late night debates” as his favorite thing about CGU, and said that he most enjoyed working with Professors Harold Rood, Harry Jaffa, and George Blair. Dr. Lehman’s dissertation was titled “Vandenburg,Taft and Truman: The Origin and Presentation of the Truman Doctrine.” Currently, Dr. Lehman is the Director of the Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Chairman of the Governing Board, International Science and Technology Center. He has published assorted articles, chapters, and addresses, and is most proud of his contributions to U.S. defense programs, foreign policy, and strategic arms treaties as the Cold War came to an end.

David M. Lehmann
Dr. Lehmann received his Executive Master of Business Administration in 1989, and his Ph.D. in Executive Management in 1995. His dissertation was an investigation into the factors that influence managers to seek advice when faced with a significant decision. He continues to maintain friendships with members of his Quals study group. He is currently Vice President for Turbomachinery Products Business at Solar Turbines, A Caterpillar Company. In 1988, Solar Turbines Incorporated was awarded the U.S. Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award. He has over 30 publications on Business Management, Leadership, Manager Development, and selected technologies.

Daniel G. Lewis
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: 1984
M.A., Music, 1951

Marjorie Dean Lewis
Dr. Lewis wrote her dissertation on Academic Leadership and Community College Chief Instructional Officers at Selected Single-College Districts, and received her Ph.D. in Education in 1992. She most enjoyed her work with Professors Daryl Smith, Jack Schuster, and David Drew, and cited examples of the work of each one: “Daryl’s probing questions, Jack’s erudition, and David’s amazing ability to make statistics understandable,” when asked about her favorite memories of Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Lewis is currently President of Cypress College, where she received the Administrative Leadership Award from the Association of California Community College Administrators. She also received the Hausam-Fisk Award from Claremont Graduate University, and wrote Essential English: Solving Common Writing Problems. She is the mother of a bright, independent, delightful, and talented son.

F. Haynes Lindley, Jr.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD: 1994
Mr. Lindley earned a Master of Fine Arts in 1972, following his exhibit of an untitled sculpture installation. When asked for his favorite memory of Claremont Graduate University, he said, “I enjoyed every minute of it!” After serving for ten years as President of the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, Mr. Lindley is an investor and dad.

Diana N. Lockard
Ph.D., Education, 1986

Paul K. Longmore
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: 2005
Ph.D., History, 1984

Mary Martz
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD: 1989
Dr. Martz received her MA in Religion in 1975, and her Ph.D. in Education in 1980. Her dissertation, “Explorations in Artistic Expression: An Educational and Therapeutic Tool for Physically Disabled Young Adults,” examined how art can aid people with disabilities in developing healthy self-images. Her work with Donald Rhoades and John Regan were most meaningful to her during her time at Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Martz fondly remembers Soup and Salad night at Blaisdell Institute. Dr. Martz is currently Director of the Art for All Program at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She counts among her proudest achievements receiving the Lillian and Henry Barry Award in Human Relations from Pi Lambda Theta, and her Distinguished Service Award from Claremont Graduate University.

Lance A. Masters
M.A., Executive Management, 1980; Ph.D., Executive Management, 1987

W. W. Mather
M.A., Political Science, 1928

Melodie Irene Mayberry-Stewart
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: 1999
M.A., Executive Management, 1989; Ph.D., Executive Management, 1987

Beverly Ann Miklich
Ph.D., Education, 1984

Sally Whiting Miller
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI SERVICE AWARD: 1999
M.A., Psychology, 1962; Ph.D., Psychology, 1970

Eugene S. Mills
Dr. Mills, earned an MA in 1949 and a Ph.D. in 1952, both in Psychology. His dissertation was titled “Personality Adjustment and the Study of Abnormal Psychology.” His favorite professor also provided Dr. Mills’ favorite memory of Claremont Graduate University: “The exhilaration and intellectual challenge that I experienced in seminars offered by Dr. F. Theodore Perkins. I was comfortable with him and only later realized how hard he pushed me (in his quiet way).” He was a member of the leadership team at the University of New Hampshire (President 1974-79) during the Vietnam War, helping to lead the school through those years without violence, destruction of property, or strikes. While President of UNH, Dr. Mills took an active role in the establishment of the internationally acclaimed Elderhostel Program.

Mary Montes
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD: 1983
Dr. Montes received her Ph.D. in Educational Administration in 1975. Her dissertation was titled “School Community Relations: A View from the Barrio.” She values most about her Claremont Graduate University experience the leadership training that she underwent with the Ford Foundation Fellows and Harvard consultants, and her work with Professor Joseph Weeres. Dr. Montes, who has served as President of the Pomona Unified School Board, is a consultant.

Richard L. Moore
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: 1993
Ph.D., Economics, 1965

Donn F. Morgan
Dr. Morgan received his Master of Arts in 1972, and his Ph.D. in 1974, both in Religion. His dissertation was titled “Cultic Calendars in The Pentateuch.” Working at the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity is one of his fondest memories of his time at Claremont Graduate University, as is his work with Loren Fisher. He has published Widows in the Old Testament Traditions and Between Text and Community. Dr. Morgan has taught for 28 years, and is currently Dean, President, and Professor of Old Testament at Church Divinity School of the Pacific.

Fred Morsheimer
Mr. Morsheimer received his Master of Arts in Executive Management in 1985. His educational experience at Claremont Graduate University was marked by learning from both the faculty and his fellow students. Peter Drucker was the greatest influence on Mr. Morsheimer’s learning. He is currently Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Brookstone Co., Inc. Mr. Morsheimer was the founding chairman of Retex, the retail technology consortium.

Ms. Suzanne Muchnic
M.F.A., 1963

Charles S. Navarro
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: 1992
Ph.D., Government, 1982

Jonathan Nwomonoh
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD: 1998
Dr. Nwomonoh received his Ph.D. in Government in 1979. His dissertation was titled, “The Role of Local Government in Nation-Building: The Nigerian Case.” He most valued his work with Professors George Blair and Merrill Goodall, and enjoyed the small classes and close interactions with faculty. He received a second Ph.D. from CGU, and was promoted to full Professor at California State University, Los Angeles in 1998. He received a letter of commendation from President Clinton in 1999. University Press of America published Education and Development in Africa in 1998.

Harry Pachon
Harry Pachon was awarded his Ph.D. in Government in 1974, after writing a dissertation on Ethnic Political Mobilization in East Los Angeles. Professors Merrill Goodall and George Blair were important figures to him during his time as a student at Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Pachon’s favorite memory of Claremont Graduate University is his time spent in evening seminars and discussions. He is currently Kenan Professor at Pitzer College, and President of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute at Claremont Graduate University. He received the OHTLI Award from the Mexican Government for service to the Latino community, the result of his pioneering work on a U.S. citizenship program that was modeled nationally.

Douglas Bruce Pearce
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI SERVICE AWARD: 1983
Ph.D., Education, 1955

Daniel Perlman
M.A., Psychology, 1969; Ph.D., Psychology, 1971

Edith Piness
Dr. Piness received her Ph.D. in History in 1977. Her dissertation was titled, “Moulmein to Mandalay: Sketches of Anglo-Burmese Administrators.” Dr. Piness, when asked for her favorite memory of Claremont Graduate University, answered that it was her Oral Examination and Dissertation Defense. She most valued her work with Professor Allen J. Greenberger. Dr. Piness chaired the California Student Aid Commission during the formative years of the State’s Grant and Loan programs. She also chaired the California Historical Society and implemented the move to new headquarters for the Society’s museum and library. She is currently President Emerita of the California Historical Society. Dr. Piness has published articles in the Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, the Indo-British Review, and ND Quarterly.

Margaret R. Preska
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: 1980
Ph.D., Education, 1969

Margaret Regnery
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: 1978
M.A., Education, 1943

Judy B. Rosener
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA AWARD: 1997
Judy Rosener was awarded a Ph.D. in Government in 1979. She said that one of the things she liked most about Claremont Graduate University was its accepting nature at a time when “mature” students were not usually accepted in Ph.D. programs. Her dissertation was titled “Citizen Participation in an Administrative State: Does the Public Hearing Work?” Dr. Rosener is currently a Professor at the Graduate School of Management, University of California, Irvine. Among her many accomplishments, she lists obtaining her Ph.D., her career at UC Irvine, her two books, and her marriage and children as the ones of which she is most proud.

Kathleen Anne Ross
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI SERVICE AWARD: 1987
Ph.D., Education, 1979

Eugene Roop
Dr. Roop received his Ph.D. in Religion in 1972. His dissertation was titled “Form Critical Study of the Manual of Discipline from Qumran (IQS).” He found his work with Professor Rolf Knierim most rewarding. When asked for his favorite memory of Claremont Graduate University, Dr. Roop replied, “the unexpected warm relationships between faculty and students and among students.” Dr. Roop is currently President of Bethany Theological Seminary. He counts among his proudest accomplishments his role in the transformation of Bethany from a school at risk to one that is financially strong and educationally innovative.

Stephen Douglas Rountree
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: 1998
M.A., Executive Management, 1977

Rosemary Radford Ruether
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: 1979
M.A., Religion, 1960; Ph.D., Religion, 1965

Terry Natalie Tinson Saario
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI SERVICE AWARD: 1991
Ph.D., Education, 1970

Dale M. Schlitt
M.A., Religion, 1983; Ph.D., Religion, 1983

Jack Alan Scott
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARD: 2000
Jack Alan Scott received his Ph.D. in History in 1970. When he was a student, he most enjoyed the seminars he took with Douglass Adair and John Niven. His dissertation, “An Annotated Edition of Lectures on Moral Philosophy by John Witherspoon, ”was published by the University of Delaware Press in 1982. He served as President of Pasadena City College from 1987-1995, and as California State Assemblyman for the 44th District from 1996-2000.

Peter S. Sealey

Mr. Sealey received his Executive MBA in 1997. His thesis studied the strategic uses of Information Technology in the retail grocery industry. His favorite memory of his time at Claremont Graduate University is the commute. He most enjoyed working with Professors Sid Harris and Vijay Sathe. Currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AllPizza.com, an order entry portal for the delivery of national brands of pizza to consumers in the United States, Mr. Sealey also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at the Haas School of Business and Co-Director of the Center for marketing and Technology at University of California, Berkeley. His first book, Simplicity Marketing: End Brand Clutter, Complexity and Confusion, has just been published by The Free Press.

John Douglas Seelye
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: 1981
M.A., English, 1956; Ph.D., English, 1961

Craig R. Sexson
M.A., Public Policy Studies, 1976

Helen M. Smith
Certificate, Executive Management, 1975

Jack Lee Stark
Former Student, Economics, 1971

Steven David Strauss
M.A., Public Policy, 1984;

Robert Swette
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD:1992
Robert Swette received his Advanced Executive Masters of Business Administration in 1987. He wrote “A Framework for Strategic Manufacturing Management” as part of his work for the degree. He was most influenced by Peter Drucker, and his fondest memory of graduate school is of being able to be around the wonderful people with whom he studied. Mr. Swette is now Director of Marketing for MSC Software and runs his own management consulting practice, but says that his greatest accomplishment is raising his family.

Byron M. Taylor
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI SERVICE AWARD: 1975
M.A., Education, 1934

Carlos M. Teran
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD: 1982
Judge Teran earned his Master of Arts in Government in 1966, after writing his thesis on the Juvenile Court. He most enjoyed his classes and work with Professor Gerald Jordan. Mr. Teran was a founder of the Boys and Girls Club of Pomona Valley. He has published the “Constitution of the 88th Infantry Division Association.” He served in the U.S. Army as a Captain, and in the U.S. Air Force as a Colonel. Currently, Mr. Teran is a retired Superior Court Judge.

Bhekh Bahadur Thapa
M.A., Economics, 1959; Ph.D., Economics, 1966

Sally Olson Thomas
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI SERVICE AWARD: 1977
Ph.D., Education, 1994

Lorraine Tilden
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI SERVICE AWARD: 1976
M.A., Modern European Languages, 1954

Douglas Morse Treadway
M.A., Religion, 1967

James Archie Turrell
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: 2003
M.A., Art, 1973

William R. Van Cleave
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARD: 1979
William R. Van Cleave received his Ph.D. in Government in 1967, and currently serves as Professor and Department Head, Defense and Strategic Studies; and Director, Center for Defense and Strategic Studies at Southwest Missouri State University. His dissertation was titled “Nuclear Proliferation: The Interaction of Politics and Technology,” and he found his work with Professor Harold W. Rood most rewarding. In a career marked by achievement and public service, the accomplishment he marks as most significant is his service as Director of the Department of Defense Transition between the administrations of President Carter and President Reagan. He has approximately 200 professional publications, and has received numerous awards for his outstanding work as a teacher and faculty member.

Claire Van Vliet
Ms. Van Vliet received her M.F.A. from Claremont Graduate University in 1954. Her work in the Art Department focused on relief printing techniques, and she most enjoyed working with Professor Albert Stewart. Ms. Van Vliet founded Janus Press in 1955,was a MacArthur Fellow from 1989-1994, received an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from U-Arts in Philadelphia in 1994, and was an Academician at the National Academy of Design in 1995.

McCay Vernon
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARD: 1987
Dr. Vernon received his Ph.D. in Education/Psychology in 1966. His dissertation was titled, “Multiply Handicapped Deaf Children: Medical, Educational, and Psychological Considerations.” He found his work with Professor Malcolm Douglass most rewarding, and remembers fondly the personal relationships he developed with faculty. Dr. Vernon has published six books and over 250 journal publications and book chapters. He has also served as a consultant and scriptwriter for documentary films such as “They Grow in Silence,” and “Deaf, Not Dumb.” His contributions to deaf children and adults are the accomplishments of which he is most proud. Dr. Vernon is currently Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Western Maryland College and a Psychologist in private practice.

Steven R. Wallace
Ph.D., Education, 1989

James S. Walker
Dr. Walker received his Ph.D. in Religion in 1963. His dissertation was titled, “The Development of Karl Barth’s Theology, 1918 to 1922.” He most enjoyed his work with Professor James Robinson, and his classes with Professors Robinson, Cobb, and Hutchison. Dr. Walker served as President of Jamestown College from 1983-1998, and provided supply preaching for more than 1100 Sundays. He has published several articles on travel with students, and is currently retired.

T. Stanley Warburton

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: 1978
M.A., Education, 1933

Gloria Jean Willingham
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA AWARD: 1997
Dr. Willingham earned her Ph.D. in Education 1996, following dissertation study on attributes of brightness in nursing students. While in school full time, Dr. Willingham worked full time, and raised three children as a single mother. Her favorite memory of Claremont Graduate University is the class in Biculturalism that she took with Professor Antonia Darder, but she most enjoyed her work with John Regan. She is President and Founder of Nelson Healthcare Staff Development, LLC, and is currently researching a book on the path of desegregation in Little Rock, Arkansas, from 1950-2000.

Soekarno Wirokartono
M.A., Economics, 1983



2001 Inductees

Richard G. Barnaby
M.A., Executive Management, 1978
President, Kaiser Permanente California
Oakland, California

Robert Catlin
Ph.D., Government, 1977
Provost and Vice President (retired)
California State University, Bakersfield
Bakersfield, California

David Dreier
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: 2007
M.A., Government, 1977
Member, United States House of Representatives
Washington, District of Colombia

Charles C. Emery, Jr.
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: 2001
M.A., Executive Management, 1990, Ph.D., Executive Management, 1994
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Blue Cross-Blue Shield of New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey

J. Jerome Harris
Ph.D., Education, 1973
Former Superintendent of Schools
Atlanta Unified School District
Atlanta, Georgia

Donald Hossler
Ph.D., Education, 1979
Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services
Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

Willard Fred Kiesner
Ph.D., Education and Business Administration, 1985
Conrad N. Hilton Chair of Entrepreneurship
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California

Richard S. Kirkendall
M.A., Education, 1961, Ph.D., Education, 1966
Superintendent of Schools (retired)
Claremont Unified School District
Claremont, California

Susan Leeson
M.A., Government, 1970, Ph.D., Government, 1971
Associate Justice of Oregon Superior Court
Salem, Oregon

Thomas S. Linney
M.A., Education, 1978, Ph.D., Education, 1979
Vice President
Council of Graduate Schools
Washington, District of Colombia

Frederick C. Luebke
M.A., History, 1958
Charles J. Mach Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska

Christine E. Maitland
Ph.D., Education, 1985
Higher Education Coordinator
National Education Association
Washington, District of Colombia

Munir Mandviwalla
M.B.A., Management, 1989, M.S., Information Science, 1992, Ph.D., Information Science, 1995
Founding Chair, Department of MIS
Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Charlene Martin
M.A., Education, 1984
Director, International Place
Claremont Colleges
Claremont, California

Phillipe Maystadt
M.A., Government, 1973
President
European Investment Bank
Luxembourg, Belgium

Thomas H. McGrath
M.A., Education, 1947
President Emeritus (deceased)
California State University
Sonoma, California

Thomas McKernan, Jr.
Advanced Master of Business Administration, 1994
President and CEO
Automobile Club of Southern California
Costa Mesa, California

William McVittie
M.A., Politics, 2000
Judge
Superior Court of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Ahmed M. Metwalli
M.A., Executive Management, 1987
Vice President of International Operations
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Greenville, South Carolina

Anyim C. Palmer
Ph.D., Education, 1973
Founder, Marcus Garvey School
Los Angeles, California

Robert Reilly
M.A., Government, 1978
Director, Voice of America
Washington, District of Colombia

Kent H. Richards
Ph.D., Religion, 1970
Professor of Old Testament
Iliff School of Theology
Denver, Colorado

Charles G. Salas
Ph.D., History, European Studies, 1996
Director, Research and Education
Getty Center
Los Angeles, California

Jerry Silverman
Ph.D., Government, International Relations, 1967
Regional Manager for East Asia and The Pacific
World Bank
Washington, District of Colombia

Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki
M.A., Religion, 1974, Ph.D., Religion, 1974
Ingram Professor of Religion
Claremont School of Theology
Claremont, California

Yoshide Suzuki
Ph.D., Religion, 1982
Dean, Faculty of Humanities
Niigata University
Niigata, Japan

F. Jay Taylor
M.A., History, 1950
President Emeritus
Louisiana Technical University
Ruston, Louisiana

Tai-il Wang
Ph.D., Religion, 1991
Professor of Old Testament
Methodist Theological Seminary
Seoul, Korea

Diane Watson
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: 2007
Ph.D., Education, 1987
Member, United States House of Representatives
Washington, District of Colombia

*Biographical information from 2000 and 2001