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Summer 2015

You may mail course proposals to: Carol Bernard, Program Coordinator; University of Delaware; 2700 Pennsylvania Avenue; Wilmington, DE 19806

Fall 2014 instructors

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ABATH, MADELINE—B.A., Good Counsel College, White Plains, N.Y.; M.S., library science, Columbia University. Worked in various public and school libraries. Has a longtime fascination with movies, especially old movies. (C27)

ALEXANDER, ALLEN—B.S. and M.S., Temple University; Ed.D., University of Delaware. Career in cultural anthropology, survey research and computer science. Last 25 years spent teaching college level statistics, research design and computer science. Enjoys developing databases, spreadsheets and statistical applications. (L10)

ARRUDA, SUSAN—B.S., Drexel University; M.S., University of Delaware. Educator for 28 years, now retired. Community volunteer, Court Appointed Special Advocate and Educational Surrogate Parent for children in foster care. Enjoys travel, crafts and grandparenting. (F02, F04)

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BANZ, CAROL—B.S., M.Ed., West Chester University; graduate study, University of Delaware. Thirty-two years' elementary teaching experience in Pennsylvania and Delaware schools. (H09)

BAREFORD, BARBARA—B.S., State University of New York at Cortland. Began gardening with kindergarten classes (beans, marigolds). President for 10 years of community garden club, longtime member of Longwood Gardens, special interests in garden photography, gardening with seniors, mosses and vertical gardening. (D04)

BAUMAN, MARILYN—M.A., Penn State. Artist, writer, instructor. Director emeritus, Violette de Mazia Foundation. Teaches aesthetic appreciation at various locations, including the Barnes Foundation. Wrote Edward L. Loper, Sr., The Prophet of Color and publishes essays on art and artists. (A01)

BAYLEY, GEORGE—Mus.B., New England Conservatory; Mus.M., University of Michigan. Choral conductor, teacher, organist, composer and authorpublisher of many choral music books. Gives concerts throughout the U.K. and much of the U.S.A. (C17)

BERKOWITCH, GINOU—Belgian born and educated. B.S. and Ph.D., chemistry, University of Brussels. Taught French and occasionally chemistry at Alexis I. duPont High School for 29 years. (O13)

BERNINGER, SALLY—B.F.A., University of Arizona, art education. Taught art at all levels in public schools. (B12)

BOSTIC, DALE—B.Ed., music education, University of Delaware. M.Ed., guidance and counseling, University of Delaware. Retired from Christina School District after 31 years of teaching. Photography restoration for Cameras Etc. for over 15 years. (L06)

BOWMAN, ARLENE—B.A., Boston State Teachers College, English; M.A., Widener University. Retired English/drama teacher, drama department chair, and theatre teaching artist/mentor for Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education. Avid theatre goer. Proud of former students performing professionally and two young "performing" grandchildren. (C05)

BOYD, DOROTHY—B.S., music education, Lebanon Valley College. Former music teacher, recently retired from the Newark Symphony Orchestra. (C12)

BRATTON, BUDDY—B.S., business administration, University of Delaware. Marine Corps musician playing trombone and sousaphone. Self-employed retailer for over 30 years. Enjoys recreational music, church work, model trains and spoiling three grandchildren. (C04)

BRERETON, ROBERT—B.A., University of Delaware; M.D., Temple University School of Medicine. Postgraduate residency in internal medicine. Retired after 34 years of private practice in internal medicine in Wilmington. Enjoys gardening, photography and sports. (P02)

BRICK, PEGGY—M.Ed., educator for over 40 years; high school psychology and sociology; director of education, Planned Parenthood; founder and past president Sexuality and Aging Consortium. Facilitator, Health Center volunteers at Kendal CCRC, promotes positive approaches to Alzheimer's and other dementias. (Q11)

BULLOCK, JOHN—A.B., St. Joseph's University; M.A., University of Pennsylvania. Retired from Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Western Washington University, Holy Family University and Villanova University. (G01, G18)

BURKE, GERALDINE—Studied violin at the New School of Music, Philadelphia (affiliated with Curtis 58 Instructors and Extracurricular Leaders Institute). Academic studies at Widener University. Plays with the Brandywine Pops; previously with Swarthmore Chamber Group, West Chester Symphonette and Delaware Symphony. (C21, C23, X27, X28)

BYRNE, DON—Graduate of Pace University. Interests in Shakespeare, philosophy and classical music. (H10)

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CALLAGHAN, CAROL—B.A., English/education, Merrimack College, Massachusetts. Retired English and computer teacher. Avid and experienced researcher of own family's genealogy. (E05, E09)

CALLAGHAN, JOHN—B.S., business administration; M.B.A., Northeastern University, Boston. Retired after 35 years running a Wilmington IT consulting organization. Interests include golf, photography, family and travel. (M01, N01)

CALLAHAN, JOHN—Spent 43 years in the paper industry at Scott Paper Company and Kimberly-Clark. Has been carving for over 25 years and especially enjoys carving pipes and small figures. (B06)

CARR, AMBROSE—Seasoned retirement adviser working with retirees as they plan their exit strategies. With a 20+ year career, brings a wealth of knowledge to the subject. (S12)

CASH, FRED—B.S., electrical engineering, University of Missouri; M.B.A. equivalent, University of Delaware. Retired from U.S. Air Force (communications, armaments), DuPont (international marketing, plastics product management) and H&R Block. Traveled extensively and lived in Japan and Brazil. (O32, O38, O41, X16)

CHEN, TINA (XIAOYANG)—Visiting scholar. Has been teaching Chinese as a second language at Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China for more than six years. Research interests include level reading, reading and writing separated teaching method and Chinese medicine. (O02, O03, O04, O05, O06)

CHOLEWINSKI, ROSANNE—B.S., business management, University of New York, Buffalo. Graduate, National Personal Training Institute and Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies. Retired from DuPont. Personal trainer and certified reflexologist. Interests include health, nutrition and travel. (Q04)

CHOUINARD, LAURIE—M.S., B.S., University of Delaware. Financial adviser with a Greenville, Del. investment firm, 16 years. Prior experience at W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., associate, 14 years. (S11)

COLEMAN, NORWOOD—B.S., music education, Delaware State University; M.S., rehabilitation counseling, Virginia Commonwealth University; ABD, social and behavior sciences, Bryn Mawr College. Retired training/diversity administrator, race relations/social justice trainer/planner. Current Lincoln University adjunct professor. (G21)

COLLINS, TEDDI—B.S.Ed., West Chester University. Retired nurse clinical educator and laser specialist from Christiana Care. Life member of the Brandywiners Ltd., interested in all aspects of theatre. Other interests: oil painting, photography and tai chi, learned at Osher and have been practicing for 10 years. (Q10)

CORKE, BARRY—Born in England. Graduate, University of Sheffield School of Medicine. Joined the Royal Air Force and traveled extensively, including Europe, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Certificate of professional photography, Cecil College, where he taught visual communications and photography. (L07)

COSGROVE, CLAIRE—B.A., Trinity University, Washington, D.C.; M.S., C.W. Post, Long Island University, N.Y. Participated in National Writing Project in San Diego and writing seminars at Bard College and Hofstra University. Retired from teaching. Interests include reading, writing and theatre. (K02)

COSGROVE, JAMES—B.A., philosophy, University of Dayton; M.A., English, Ohio State University; S.T.L., theology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland; D.A., English, St. John's University. Retired after teaching for 36 years. Avid reader. Dedicated woodworker and furniture-maker. (C41)

COX, GRETCHEN—B.A., biology, Wittenberg University; M.A.T., Baylor University. Flute playing experience since fifth grade. (C12)

CUCCIA, SANDRO—B.S., University of Delaware. Native-born Italian. 21 years as a DuPont IT professional. Holds technical certifications from Apple: specialist in technology support and corporate infrastructure, data security, web operations and corporate IT trainer. 30+ years' work in photography, photography course designer and instructor. Writer for specializing in how-tos for Apple iOS and Mac OS X users. (M07, N03, N04, O22, X01)

CYTRON, MARVIN—Introduced to musicals by The Desert Song, 1946 at the St. Louis Municipal Theatre's "Muny" opera. While living in New York, enjoyed many musicals on the "Great White Way." Inspired by the stage, joined civic and community choirs and performed in local amateur plays. (C30)

CYTRON, SUSAN—A native of St. Louis, introduced to musicals by the St. Louis Municipal Theatre "Muny" opera 1947 production of Rose-Marie. Many moves and busy family life left little time for a career in musical theatre. While living in New York, performed in local musicals, most notably as one of Tevye's daughters in Fiddler on the Roof. (C30)

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D'AMICO, ANNA—M.D., Jefferson Medical College. Practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Wilmington for 35 years. Avid practitioner of yoga for more than 40 years. (Q16)

DAMRON, BERT—Ph.D., Florida State University. Professor emeritus, Ohio University. Retired after 42 years of teaching music in various public school and university settings. Former supervisor of instrumental music for the Montgomery County, Md., public schools. (C16)

DATSKOW, SID—B.B.A., accounting, Wharton School. Retired CPA, having worked for the U.S. Treasury Department for 34 years. Hobbies include classical guitar, photography, skiing, audio recording and world music focusing on percussion from a variety of cultures. (C11)

DAVISON, CHENDA—B.A., French and English; M.A., education. Taught at secondary and elementary levels. Born in England, educated in the U.S., foreign study in France. Retired to Wilmington and will accept nearly any excuse to travel. (H08, O08)

DECARLI, HAROLD—B.S., chemical engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Retired from the DuPont Co. Many interests, including ballroom dancing, movies and Italian. (O25, O28)

DEL PESCO, SUSAN—B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; J.D., Widener School of Law; L.L.M., University of Virginia. Delaware Superior Court judge 1988-2008; DHSS, Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection, director 2009-2012. (S03)

DEL PESCO, TOM—B.S., organic chemistry, UCLA; Ph.D., physical organic chemistry, UCSB. Retired from DuPont after 37 years in research and development and technical service. Featured inventor in DuPont marketing TV commercial. Hobbies include boating, computers, ham radio and photography. (M05, M06)

DEMOND, STEVE—A.A., Wesley College, B.S.Ed. and M.Ed., University of Delaware. Retired elementary school teacher in the Colonial School District. Interests in golf, travel, yoga and music. (Q13, X17)

DEMPSEY, PATRICIA—B.A., Mount Holyoke College; graduate studies, University of Delaware. Teacher for 20 years in Pennsylvania and Wilmington. Longtime member of the Yesterday for Tomorrow class and an active contributor to the Writer's Workshop since its inception. (K05)

DEPFER, CHARLES—A.S., York College; D.O., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with internship and residency at Riverside Osteopathic Hospital in Wilmington. Retired from family practice after 46 years. Interests include learning, travel and reading. (P02)

DESHPANDE, JAG—Degree in architecture from Bombay University, India. Now retired, owned and operated a Wilmington architectural firm for 15 years. Lifelong interest in drawing and art. Paintings exhibited at several local juried shows with awards. (B01)

DILL, ROBERT—B.S., Cornell University, metallurgical engineering; M.B.A., University of Rochester. Retired from a career in operations, management and ownership of various recycling businesses. Interests include travel, computers and woodworking. (L06)

DINTENFASS, DEBBIE—M.B.A., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Retired human resources manager who specialized in benefits and labor relations in manufacturing and higher education. Current interests include travel, art, gardening and farming. (Q02)

DOHERTY, TOM—Ph.D., chemistry, University of Illinois. Former Delaware Genealogical Society president. Author Delaware Genealogical Research Guide (2002). Researched family in U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, France and Britain. Writing, running and tennis. Retired from DuPont fibers technology forecasting. (E01, E03)

DOMBCHIK, STEVEN—B.S., University of Rochester; M.S. and Ph.D., organic chemistry, University of Illinois. Retired DuPont Co. research fellow in new business development. Past Osher Lifelong Learning council chair and past president of four nonprofit organizations. Lifelong love of history and current events. (S07)

DOOLEY, ELEANOR—B.S., pharmacy, University of Texas. Plays with Brandywine Pops Orchestra and with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute's String Ensemble as a founding member. Enjoys gardening and volunteer work, especially with children. (C21, C23, X27, X28)

DOWD, MARY ANN—B.S., education, Framingham State University, Framingham, Mass. Experienced special education elementary educator, vocal musician, theatre performer and is a published songwriter. Enjoys hand crafts, gardening, reading, writing poetry and family—especially seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. (C05)

DROOZ, ANGELA—Born and educated in Germany. Study of library science. Worked as a bookseller and for publishing companies. Retired from New Castle County Community Services. Interests: languages, gardening and travel. (O19)

DUNLAP, BOB—B.A., University of Delaware; J.D., Dickinson School of Law. Retired DuPont attorney with interests in methods to improve reasoning and decision making. (D03)

DURNEY, CAROL—B.A., English education; M.I., University of Delaware. Retired after 26 years teaching special education. Self-taught pastel artist. Strong interests include new art techniques and macro-photography. (B19, X18)

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EDWARDS, MARY ANNE—B.A., history, University of Delaware. Lived in Minneapolis and Chicago for 30 years before retiring to Delaware. Career in medical industry and community-based organizations. Longtime folk dancing student who loves to dance! (C15, X02)

EHRLICH, MARION—B.A., political science, Hunter College; M.A., public administration, University of Delaware. Retired senior investigator, U.S. Department of Labor. (J02)

EHRLICH, ROBERT—M.S., environmental engineering, University of Delaware; Ph.D., physics, Rutgers University. Research in biochemistry and environmental chemistry at University of Delaware. Editor of Lifelong Learning Newsletter. (D06, G03, L02, L09, M03)

ERICKSON, JOHN—Art teacher for 35 years for junior high and middle school. Graduate of University of Delaware. (B20, B22)

ESBITT, IRVING—B.S., chemistry, CCNY; M.S., chemical engineering, NYU. Retired from DuPont as research associate involved with coatings research and process engineering. Enduring interests in family, science, philosophy, comparative world religions, literature, history and golf (as time permits). (J02)

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FAATZ, BOB—A.A., B.A., M.Div., postgraduate courses University of Delaware, Wilmington University and Adelphi University. Retired minister and school administrator. Past council chair. Traveled to many regions of the ancient world. (G22)

FALK, LLOYD—Ph.D., Rutgers University. Retired DuPont environmental consultant. Studied recorder for five years with Ruth Lane and has taught recorder for more than 15 years. (C20)

FARRANCE, IRENE—B.A. with honors, English, University of London; M.Ed., University of Delaware. Taught English at the high school level for 20 years. Lifelong interest in the English language and literature. (H05)

FEIRING, ANDREW—B.S., chemistry, Georgetown University; Ph.D., organic chemistry, Brown University. Retired from DuPont as senior research fellow after 32 years in research and research management. Currently, industrial consultant and adjunct professor of chemistry, University of Pennsylvania. Dedicated 20 year Macintosh user at home and work. (M04)

FELLNER, WILLIAM—Ph.D., biostatistics, University of California at Berkley. Retired from DuPont Co. An accomplished singer, actor and pianist, has appeared often with local community theatre groups, both onstage and as music director. (C06, C38)

FENIMORE, EDEE—Collector and teller of ancient stories for many years. Former teacher and retired pastor. Continues taking courses in storytelling. (J07)

FIELDING, JANET—B.A., University of Delaware, major in English and minors in education and art. Taught English at the secondary level for 25 years. Avid reader with a passion for mythology, folk tales, poetry, Native American and women writers, theatre and film. (H04)

FILIPKOWSKI, JUDY— "The Kale Lady," M.S. in education and M.A. in history. Certified to teach plant based diet since 2001. Docent at the Delaware Art Museum and Rockwood Museum. (Q01)

FISHER, BOB—B.S., electrical engineering, University of Delaware; M.S.A., George Washington University. Worked as an aerospace engineer for the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command for years. Past president, United Nations Association, U.S.A. Delaware Division. (S07)

FLEXMAN, ED—B.S., Bradley University; Ph.D., Indiana University. Retired DuPont Fellow with 42 years' research experience in polymer chemistry; recipient of Lavoisier and Pedersen awards. Lifelong interest in many sciences and history. Enjoys travel, world affairs and wide ranging discussions. (R03)

FLEXMAN, RUTH—B.S., University of Illinois; M.A.T., Indiana University, Ph.D., University of Delaware. Lutheran Community Services executive director (17 years); OLLI University Coordinator, Program Coordinator, Statewide Osher Program Coordinator (18 years). Served on many statewide/local nonprofit boards/committees. Enjoys travel, writing and music. (K06)

FLYNN, PHIL—Professor emeritus of English at University of Delaware where he taught for 40 years. Lectured at Oxford, Edinburgh, Princeton Theological Seminary and the Salzburg seminar on art, religion and culture. (H01)

FOSSLER, JIM—B.S., Ch.E., University of Florida. Retired from DuPont after 37 years in information technology, human resources and operations. Interests in photography and digital processing, woodworking and cycling. (L07)

FOSTER, J. MICHAEL—B.A., University of Richmond; M.A., University of Virginia; M.S.L.S., University of North Carolina. Retired music department librarian at University of Delaware. Taught jazz history at UD for 20 years. Hosted jazz radio programs for 45 years. (C32)

FOSTER, KAREN—Education degrees from the University of Toledo and the University of Maryland. Ph.D., Catholic University. School administrator for over 30 years. Interests include art, crafts, cooking and travel. (B04)

FRIEDEN, ANNE—Born in Luxembourg, studied in France, obtained French BTS degree as a trilingual executive secretary. Lived in Switzerland and in Germany for 29 years before moving to Wilmington. (O12, O18)

FULGONEY, SANDRA—B.A., English, Penn State University. Retired business owner of Fanny Robin Artisan Gallery. Published poetry. (B11)

FURRER, JACQUELYN—B.A., French, St. Mary-ofthe- Woods College; M.A.T., French/education, University of South Carolina. Retired French language educator, Delaware public schools. Backgrounds in credit lending, banking and medical billing. Lifelong musician. Avid traveler. Active in sports. (O10, O11)

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GALLESHAW, PETER—B.S.E.E., M.B.A., B.S., accounting. U.S. Army—New Jersey, Germany, Vietnam. School in Indiana and Delaware. Worked in electric utilities in design and plant start-up. Worked in many parts of world as engineering project manager: Canada, China, Algeria, Iraq, Ecuador. (J05)

GARRETT, RHITT—B.S., chemical engineering, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas. Retired from DuPont. Interests include history, language, choral music, faith, science, philosophy, nature of man and transformational processes. Has had a passionate interest in Fourth Way work for over 20 years. (J01)

GAY, FRANK—Ph.D., chemistry, University of California, Berkeley. Retired DuPont research fellow. Interest in anthropology and archaeology from childhood. (G17)

GERMANO, JOSEPH—Business degree, University of Pennsylvania. Retired from JPMorgan Chase credit card after 50 years managing and designing computer systems for various Philadelphia region companies. Hobbies include bonsai, ceramics, sculpture, art and gardening. Studied ceramics for two years at Absalom Jones Art Studio. (B18)

GETTY, PEG—B.S., art education, Kutztown State University; graduate studies at Penn State and Temple Universities. Professional fiber artist creating commissioned wall hangings. Participated in juried art shows. Member of Artists Equity. (B15)

GILDAY, MARGARET—Majored in music education, Knox College, Galesburg, Ill. Yoga teacher training graduate, Himalayan Institute, Honesdale, Pa. Trained in Iyengar methods. Has taught yoga at Osher Lifelong Learning and commercially for more than two decades. (Q15)

GILMOUR, ANNIE DUGAN—B.A. plus 30, Spanish and French, University of Delaware. Studied Italian at West Chester University and the Puccini Institute in Italy. Retired teacher; taught French, Spanish and Italian for 30 years. Other interests include reading and watching foreign films. (O23, O25, O28)

GINGRICH, LYNNE—B.A., Neumann University; Ringling School of Art, fine arts major, York Academy of Arts, illustration major. Retired after 35 years as graphic designer/package designer for the Franklin Mint, Merck and JPMorgan Chase. Lifelong interest in gardening and fine art. (B17)

GITTINGS, GARY—B.A., Rutgers University; M.B.A., Wilmington University. Worked in the financial services industry as both a financial adviser and branch manager of an investment firm for over 40 years. CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. (S11)

GLESSNER, MICHAEL—B.A., Villanova University; S.T.L., theology, Lateran University, Rome, Italy. Retired. Diverse career included positions in ministry, education, human resources, consulting and administration with Christiana Care Health System. Interests include reading, writing and volunteering. (K03)

GOLDBAUM, JUDY—B.A., secondary education, English major, social science minor, Michigan State University. Taught in Michigan, California and Delaware. Retired in 2011 from Brandywine School District after 18 years. Enjoys reading, genealogy and traveling. (H02)

GOODMAN, ALAN—B.S., chemistry, University of Delaware; Ph.D., chemistry, Stanford University. Retired after 28 years at DuPont in research, consulting, development, manufacturing and teaching. Taught at Keller Graduate School of Management. Guide at the Brandywine River Museum. (O41)

GOODMAN, RUTH FISHER—B.S., elementary education, City University of New York; M.A., reading specialist, University of Delaware. Instructor at two local colleges. Founder of Toward a Better Society. Graduate of Yiddish studies and professional Yiddish translator. Award-winning author. (O21)

GOODRICH, SARAH—Attended Vassar; B.S., social science education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; graduate study, TESOL, University of Pennsylvania and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Taught three years at secondary level, former guide at Winterthur. Lifelong participant in choruses; enthusiastic recorder player. (C19)

GRETH, GERALD—B.S., chemistry, Albright College, Reading, Pa. Worked for ICI Americas for 36 years in plastics and product development. Retired as manager of administrative services for West Deptford, N.J. site. (L12)

GRIFFITH, HELEN—Delaware native. University of Delaware graduate (1998). Professional writer with 16 books for children published, including picture books, beginning readers and novels. Other interests include birding, nature and gardening. (K01)

GUTTERIDGE, MARGARET—Earned her B.A. and teaching diploma in Great Britain and taught in England and Scotland for several years. Worked as a curatorial assistant and tour guide for almost 20 years at Winterthur. (G14)

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HAEFNER, PAUL—B.S., Franklin and Marshall College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Delaware. Did research and taught at Louisiana State University, University of Maine, Virginia Institute of Marine Science and Rochester Institute of Technology. Interests in genealogy, drawing, painting and World War II. (P01)

HAIN, RAY—B.S., aeronautical engineering, St. Louis University; M.A., military studies, American Military University. Retired engineer and Air Force officer. Worked in the aerospace industry for 40 years. Currently a Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum docent. Interested in scale modeling since age 12. (G06, G12, X25)

HAMILTON, DAVID—B.A., M.S., biology, University of Delaware; M.S., information services, Drexel University. Student of tai chi at lifelong learning since 2004. Other interests include literature, folk dance, choral music and hiking. (Q08)

HANSON, BRIAN—B.S., M.S., mechanical engineering, MIT. Worked as a research and development engineer, technical writer, web developer, IT application support. Lifelong bicyclist and vocal musician, recently into playing low brass instruments. (Q12)

HANSON, JEANNE—B.A., secondary education, Antioch College; J.D., Widener University School of Law. Practiced primarily family law. Spent some years in Latin America, including two years in the Peace Corps in El Salvador. (O35, O36, O37, X15)

HAPKA, ANN—B.S., University of Wisconsin, graduate work in special education. Worked as home training specialist for United States Public Health Service and as a teacher in grades K-8 and in special education. Hobbies are gardening, reading and crafts. (D04)

HAPKA, JERRY—B.S., pharmacy; J.D., University of Wisconsin. Retired from DuPont and Pew Center for Global Climate Change. Now pursuing hobbies in photography and fly fishing and looking to share interest in computers, photography and beyond. (M01, M03)

HART, BOB—Bachelor's in music, Indiana University School of Music. Played professionally with orchestras, jazz and Dixieland bands. (C22)

HASKELL, DEBORAH—B.A., theatre, Penn State University; Ph.D., mass communications, New York University. Taught speech and communications courses at various colleges including Hunter College. Former executive director of Delaware Heritage Commission. (G05)

HASTINGS, LYNDA—B.A., sociology and education, University of Delaware. Retired from State of Delaware. Past commander, Wilmington Power Squadron, a safe boating group. Hobbies include sailing, knitting, guitar, songwriting and reading. Began studying tai chi in 2006. (C13, C14, Q07, Q09, X12)

HAWKINS, FORREST—B.A., West Virginia University; M.D., George Washington University. Pediatrician for 30 years. Long-time interest in popular folk music groups. (C29)

HAYS, MARTHA—B.B.A., finance, University of Wisconsin; J.D., Duke University School of Law. Retired partner, Ballard Spahr LLP. Legal practice for 25 years focused on representation of mutual funds. (X03)

HEANEY, WILLIAM—M.S., chemical engineering, Columbia University. Retired after 39 years in marketing at DuPont. Interests include computers, scuba and various volunteer jobs. (L04, N01)

HESS, JOYCE—B.A., University of Delaware. Fortysix years of teaching experience that include public, private and college level. Enjoys performing in the clarinet quartet with husband Paul and playing bassoon in the concert band. Active member of the Delaware Music Educators. (C03, C09, C10)

HESS, PAUL—B.A., M.M., University of Delaware. Thirty-nine years of teaching experience that include public and college levels. Performed in a variety of genres on string bass, electric bass and tuba. Enjoys cycling, reading and other things that add to the quality of life! (C03, C10, X11)

HICKOK, BOB—B.A., M.D., University of Pennsylvania, residency in obstetrics and gynecology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Retired from medicine. Enjoys digital photography, fly fishing. Has competed nationally in sporting clays in master class. Is an NRA certified instructor in pistol shooting. (L05)

HIGGINS, JIM—B.A., history, Holy Cross College; J.D., Harvard Law School. Retired DuPont attorney with interests in history, international relations, and classical studies, including the Latin and Greek languages. (O30, O31)

HOCHMAN, MYRA—Queens College, CUNY and Rutgers, The State University with focus on early childhood, child development and social action. Worked within school, family and community contexts. Long-time interests in writing, reading, yoga, meditation and biking. (X29)

HOEGGER, HARDY—Ph.D., chemistry, University of Basel, Switzerland; postdoctoral studies at the University of Colorado. Retired after 29 years as DuPont research scientist. Lifelong quest for seeing unity in diversity. Taught yoga and meditation for over 30 years. (X19)

HOFFMAN, BARBARA—B.A., music and education, Queens College; M.S., library science. Former professor at Long Island University and St. Joseph's College. Professional performer for 35 years. Currently a freelance journalist, church music director and guitar instructor for Newark Performing Arts. (C13, C14, X12)

HOFFMAN, KEITH—Professional landscape artist for 35 years with paintings in numerous galleries and private collections, locally, nationally and internationally. Art instructor and former president of art groups in New York and Vermont. Member of the Salmagundi Club of Manhattan. (B14)

HOLLOS, PAUL—B.A., Brown University; M.B.A., Harvard Business School. Formerly responsible for risk management with an industrial company; treasurer of the Insurance Company of North America; vice president at Cigna's property and casualty insurance division and a consultant at Arthur Andersen. Currently an independent fee based consultant. (S09)

HUMPHREY, CARROLL—B.A., Oberlin Conservatory; M.S., Temple University, music education. Forty years public school band director. During retirement organized the New Castle County Community band. Hobbies: four children and eleven grandchildren. (C01)

HUNTER, BENADIR—Born and educated in Brazil, elementary education degree; A.A., data processing technology, Delaware Technical and Community College. Member, Lions Club International and Academy of Art and Culture of Brazil. Interests include: custom jewelry maker (studied at Delaware Art Museum), photography and sculpting. (O32)

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IMESCH, HENRIETTA—Born and educated in Switzerland. Law degree, University of Zurich. Worked as scientific assistant in corporate law, counsel in watch-making, pharmaceutical industry and in private practice. Lifelong interest in languages and literature. (O09, O34, X15)

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JIMÉNEZ, SYDNEY—A.B., French, Spanish, Wellesley College; M.A.T., Spanish, Brown University. Taught Spanish levels 1-5 at Tower Hill Upper School and English as a Second Language in Spain, Indonesia, Korea and Mexico. Lived from 1964-2010 mostly in Spain and still travels there regularly. (O34, O42, X15)

JOHNSON, ROBERT—B.A., sociology, Guilford College, North Carolina; M.A., counseling, Western Carolina University. Retired following work in hospital administration, teaching sociology, administration in a United Way organization working with juvenile delinquents, and 25 years in private practice mental health counseling. (F07)

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KALBFUS, DOROTHY—B.A., University of Rochester. Career in government and business management in Washington, D.C. Retired to this area to pursue interests such as reading, travel, gardening, grandchildren and time for learning. (X06)

KAMISON, DAVID JAY—Delaware Valley College, ornamental horticulture. 22 years, Wilmington Florists Exchange; 10 years computer support; 5 years military equipment sales; 10 years, Department of Homeland Security. (F01)

KANG, KEVIN—Master's degree of linguistics and applied linguistics from Xiamen University. Taught undergraduate students from Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand and overseas students at Sun Yat-Sen University. (F05)

KAUFFMAN, CYNTHIA—Studied isometric engineering at NYU during World War II. Moore College of the Arts; University of Delaware; Berté Fashion, Philadelphia, illustration. Taught at Berté Fashion and in Wilmington public schools. Watercolor medium instructor for adults, member of DCCA and Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts. (B03, B20)

KEANE, BARRY—B.S., political science and history, Fordham University. Retired after 31 years of commercial and consumer banking, having served most recently as president/COO of Citibank (Delaware) and director of finance reengineering, MBNA. (S08)

KEANE, TOM—B.S., M.S., chemical engineering, M.I.T. Retired from DuPont after a 46 year career in research, manufacturing and engineering. Specialized in chemical-reaction engineering. Interests include computer programming, music and family history. (L11)

KELBERG, DAVID—B.S., secondary education and history, Penn State; M.E., elementary education, Temple University; M.A., Jewish history, Gratz College. Courses taught in lifelong learning include A History of Anti-Semitism in America, Hitler's American Helpers and the Kosher Nostra. (G04)

KING, SHEILA—B.S., pharmacy, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia. Retired from AstraZeneca after 29 years, mainly devoted to managing product complaints. Long-time knitter and avid vegetable gardener. (X10)

KIRK RYAN, SUSAN—B.A., English, Saint Joseph's University; J.D., Villanova University School of Law. Interests include genealogy, computers, music, painting and travel. (E08, X14)

KIZUKA, HIROHIKO—Fourth year teaching Japanese culture and history. A native Japanese with almost 50 years in America. Ph.D. in biomedical sciences, specializing in radiopharmaceutical development. An international business development consultant. (G16)

KLEIN, SHELLEY—M.B.A., finance, NYU Stern School of Business. Twenty-five year career with Kraft Foods as controller, finance manager, finance director; five years' experience working as CPA in New Jersey; certified management accountant certification. (X07)

KOTTENHAHN, ELISABETH—M.A., University of Delaware. Former instructor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Delaware. (O17)

KRAMER, MICHAEL—An ordained rabbi who served congregations for 36 years. Also a resident chaplain at Christiana Care. Graduated from Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., and Hebrew Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. (F06)

KRUM, JIM—A.B., Gettysburg College, M.S., Penn State, D.B.A., Michigan State. Professor emeritus, marketing, University of Delaware. For 31 years taught senior marketing strategy course in which Business Week was used and is now the inspiration for the current course. (S02)

KRUSE, VERONIKA—M.S., chemistry, University of Illinois. Born and educated in Hungary and attended high school in Germany. Retired from the DuPont Co. after 35 years in research, development, and marketing. (O20)

KUNKLE, JOYCE—B.S.N., LaSalle University; M.S.N., Drexel University. Retired critical care nurse, with outpatient department management. Conducted support group for patients. Many volunteer positions in Philadelphia and Delaware. Interest in travel, family genealogy, art and history. (E06)

KUTCHER, JEAN—Retired after more than 30 years in education as a teacher and administrator. Academic background is English, biology and theology, but passion is social justice issues. (F03)

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LAROCQUE, JULES—Ph.D., economics, University of Iowa. Professor emeritus of economics, Lawrence University, Wisconsin. Courses taught: monetary theory and policy; economic development and history; international finance. (S06, S16)

LEWIS, MARY—Former research scientist in electrooptics, image processing and geophysical oceanography. M.S., physics, University of Chicago; Ph.D., physical oceanography, University of Delaware. Attended Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Author of photo books. (M02)

LIN, LILY—Professor of English language and literature. M.A., Fujian Normal University of China. Research interest is second language phonological acquisition. Currently teaching Chinese and organizing Chinese culture activities at Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security. (F05)

LOONEY, JOHN—B.S., chemistry, St. Francis College. Retired from ICI after 32 years. Manager in USA and Europe. Owner of consulting company specializing in technical support for digital imaging systems. Interested in photography, outdoor activities and my 12 grandchildren. (L06)

LOVE, MARGARET—B.M.E., Florida State University; M.M.E., Kansas State University; former church music director/organist. Teaches lever harp and early childhood music at the Music School of Delaware. Current member of Brandywine Harp Orchestra and church hand bell director. Hobbies include sewing, knitting and crochet. (C02, X10)

LUCAS, JERRY—B.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute, electrical engineering; M.B.A., George Washington University. Retired assistant vice president from Union Pacific Railroad. Worked for various companies in IT for over 40 years. (N04)

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MACKEAND, CRAWFORD—B.Sc., electrical engineering, University of Manchester, England. Retired from ICI Americas. Worked in Europe, Asia and South America. Interests include amateur radio, history and Delaware Nature Society. (F08)

MAIER, LLOYD—Music degree, University of Delaware. Taught in Wilmington schools; band director at local public schools. Taught oboe privately and plays in a number of ensembles. Hobbies include genealogy, birding and travel. (C37)

MARRONI, BETTY—Graduate of Philadelphia College of Art majoring in advertising, illustration and fine art. Also studied at the Fleisher Art Memorial and Delaware Art Center. Has exhibited both locally and in Philadelphia. (B05)

MARSHALL, THOMAS—B.S., Notre Dame; Ph.D., chemistry, University of California, Berkeley. Retired from DuPont after 37 years in research and technical marketing. Trained in tai chi through lifelong learning and related programs. (Q08)

MASON, BOBBETTE—B.S., biology, St. Lawrence University, Phi Beta Kappa; University of Delaware graduate study. Tower Hill School, science teacher and curriculum coordinator for 27 years, Kitchell Chair; Delaware Nature Society Outstanding Environmental Educator (1983); EPA Region III Environmental Learning Award. (F02)

MATZ, JOHN—B.S., M.S., engineering, Case Western Reserve University; M.B.A., University of Michigan. Retired DuPont business analysis manager and senior financial consultant. Certified Financial Planner. (X16)

MCCORD, DAWN—M.S., clinical psychology, Penn State University. Art education teaching certificate from the University of Tennessee. Experience in art therapy and photography. Studied art at Hunter Museum of Art, Fleisher Art School and Chattanooga Art Museum. Passionate interest in music, with experience in bassoon, piano and flute. (B16)

MCKINSTRY, JANE—B.A., history, University of Delaware. Former teacher, substitute teacher and volunteer teacher of English as a Second Language. Amateur genealogist since 1990. (E03, E10)

MCLEAN, SCARLETTE—A.A., business management, Lansing Community College, Lansing, Mich. Retired after 31 years in the property and casualty insurance industry. Enjoys reading, genealogy, grandparenting and taking lifelong learning courses. (F02)

MCMENIMAN, LINDA—Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania. Retired after 25 years teaching college writing and research in the New Jersey state college system. Lifelong writer. Current interests include history and genealogy. (E02, E07)

MCNEILL, JACQUELINE—Born and educated in France. Graduate work in French at the University of Delaware. Taught French at elementary and secondary levels and worked as a translator for DuPont Co. (O08)

MCWHORTER, RITA—Degree in business and secretarial studies. Volunteer naturalist teacher for 10 years at Delaware Nature Society. Secretary and assistant to Governor Russell Peterson for 20 years. Completed many writing courses at University of Delaware. Long-time member of Writers' Workshop. (K03)

MEDINILLA, MYRIAM—Guatemala native; B.A. Elementary and high school biology teacher in Guatemala. Retired after 30 years, worked as bookkeeper/manager of medical office. Enjoys dancing, swimming, writing and crafts. (O40, O43)

MEITNER, PAM—B.S., chemical engineering, Drexel University; J.D., Widener University. Retired attorney for DuPont in the areas of patents, labor, litigation and environment. Member of Community Involvement Advisory Council. (R01)

MICHAELS, STEVE—A.B., Providence College, mathematics; M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University, mathematics. Private investment manager with a Greenville, Del., investment firm. (S10)

MILAZZO, SUZANNE—B.S., Furman University. Created and owned three small businesses in Delaware, retiring after 20 years from Coffee Creations. English as a Second Language tutor in reading for Literacy Volunteers Serving Adults. Hobbies include genealogy, photography and cooking. (E04, E10)

MILLER, CYNTHIA—University of Delaware graduate in fine art and education. After selling a wholesale business supplying museum gift shops with fossils and jewelry, renewed interest in art at Lifelong Learning and has been teaching since 2000. Other interests include African travel, music, singing, guitar, handbells, recorder, dulcimer, photography and exhibiting artwork. (B10, B11)

MILLER, JANET TAYLOR—B.S, music education, Lebanon Valley College; M.S. choral music, Towson University. Music educator, kindergarten through university, in five states over 35 years. Founder and director of Diamond State Choraliers Community Choir, church choir director, accompanist. A past president of Delaware Music Educators, chair of Delaware Commission for Music Standards. (C07, X09)

MILLER, JOAN—B.A., history, Hunter College; M.S., Fordham University; A.L.D., literature in education, New York University; M.S.Ed., computer education, Fordham University. Retired after 35 years' teaching in New York City and Scotch Plains, N.J. (G20)

MORGAN, RICHARD—B.S., mechanical engineering, Lafayette College; M.D., Cornell University Medical College. Postgraduate training, Vanderbilt University. Practiced internal medicine for 35 years in Florida and Delaware. Interests include music, history, computer and golf. (P02)

MORSE, NATHANIEL—A.A.S.M.E., Delaware Tech. Retired from DuPont. Former member of DuPont Chess Club, Wilmington Chess Club and United States Chess Federation. Enjoys travel and sports. (X08)

MORSE, PATTI—Semi-retired with 40 years' experience in drafting and mechanical design. Attended Antonelli Institute of Graphic Design and Photography, Plymouth Meeting, Pa., with focus on commercial art. Interests include travel, fitness and improving culinary skills (B20, B22)

MOSER, JAMES—M.A., English, Oswego State University; M.Div., Colgate Rochester Divinity School; D.Min., Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Retired after 25 years as a pastor and 15 years as a college English instructor. Writes poetry and prose, works with stained glass, model railroad enthusiast. (H03, J06)

MUELLER, HANS—Born and educated in Germany, mechanical engineer by training, retired from DuPont. Many interests including volunteering, rowing and travel. (O19)

MULHOLLAND, KENNETH—B.S., chemical engineering, Lehigh University; Ph.D., chemical engineering, University of Kansas. Thirty-year career with DuPont. Registered professional engineer in Delaware. (L08)

MUNSON, ELEANOR—R.N., Cook County School of Nursing, Illinois. Retired OB/GYN nurse. Interests include sacred music, folk music, piano, guitar, handbells, percussion instruments, singing, writing music and poetry. (C08)

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NELSON, CARL—M.A., intellectual history, Wayne State University; Ph.D., political science, Northern Illinois University. Taught graduate courses in public management at CUNY and Temple University. National Baldrige Quality Award Examiner, retired management analyst from State of Delaware. (S14)

NOEL, FRED—B.A., mathematics, City University of N.Y.; M.A., curriculum/instruction, Delaware State University. Retired teacher. Has had a Latin music band (La Nueva Dirección) for 10 years. Past member of Local 802, International Union of Musicians in New York, present member of Local 21, International Union of Musicians in Delaware. (C11)

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OSBORN, LOIS—B.A., sociology, Drew University. Worked with and taught young children in settlement house and preschool. Some other interests and joys are travel, dance, tai chi and yoga. Practiced yoga for the past 20 years with various teachers, and also at workshops and summer camps. (Q12)

O'SULLIVAN, GERALD—S.T.L., theology, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy; Ph.D., classics, Fordham University; M.L.S., Columbia University. Retired after 39 years at Stockton College, Seton Hall University, New York Public Library and Institute for Advanced Study. (G10)

O'TOOLE, ELAINE—B.A., English, Hunter College, CUNY; M.A., education, Adelphi University, New York. Gifted education certification, University of Delaware. Taught 2-6 grade gifted classes in Delaware school districts. (L02, L09)

OWEN, JANE—Born and educated in the U.K. M.Sc., physical chemistry, University of Bristol. Retired DuPont IT manager. Interested in cultures and languages, particularly in the ancient and classical worlds. Enjoys choral singing, religion and gardens. (O01)

OWENS DAVIS, DOT—B.A., fine arts/graphic design, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Retired from marketing communication at DuPont. (B12)

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PAGE, KATHRINE—B.F.A., Northern Arizona University; M.A., Northeastern Seminary. Taught art history at Roberts Wesleyan College; art history and theology lecturer, Northeastern Seminary. Director, Davison Gallery; curator, B.T. Roberts Memorial Hall Art Gallery; founder, Regional Gallery Director's Forum, Rochester, N.Y.; owner, director, Spencer Hill Gallery LLC, Corning, N.Y. (A05)

PARIKH, ANIL—M.S., University of Massachusetts; M.B.A., University of Tennessee. Twenty-eight years with DuPont and eight years with Crompton Corporation, global director of Six Sigma. Interests are trading and investing in stocks and options, the study of neuro-associative conditioning, and selfimprovement technologies. (S13)

PARIS, DIANNE—Ed.D., Temple University; M.S.Ed., B.S.Ed. Certified in adult, special and driver education. Taught driver education at Ursuline, Friends and other private schools. Trained at National Safety Council as a defensive driving instructor and certified in Delaware by Department of Insurance and DMV. (X04, X05)

PARKS, JIM—Native Delawarean. Graduate of Salesianum. B.A., La Salle University. Professional journalist for more than 50 years. Confirmed history buff. (G13)

PATEL, NARAYAN—Ph.D., University of Minnesota, life sciences, toxicology, biochemistry. Retired from DuPont after 20 years; president and research director of International Health Products, Inc., Ayurveda Inc. and Global Energy Innovations, Inc. (Q03)

PAULS, GLORIA LAMBERT—A.A., banking, economics major, University of Delaware. Retired from Citicorp, corporate cash management. Native of Wilmington. Avid reader, Francophile, dog lover, comfort food cook. Member, board of directors of Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music. (C43, O07)

PETERSON, LARRY—Ph.D., professor emeritus, University of Delaware. Former director, School of Music, George Peabody College. (C35, C39)

POPPER, PETER—B.S., University of Massachusetts (Lowell); M.S., Mech.E. and Sc.D. mechanical engineering, MIT. Thirty-six years with DuPont in fiber technology. Hobbies are skiing, hiking, travel, sailing, kayaking, biking, photography, computers and music. (C11)

PRO, MARY—B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Pennsylvania State University. English teacher at Brandywine High School, Delaware Technical and Community College, and Goldey Beacom College. Enjoys reading, gardening and guiding. (Q14)

PRO, VINCENT—B.S., social studies, Temple University; M.A., history, West Chester University; graduate studies, University of Pennsylvania. High school history teacher for 30 years in Brandywine School District with instructional emphasis in European history; social studies department chair. (G19)

PROTTO, CESARE—B.S., Northeastern University. Lived and studied in Italy. Traveled extensively. Eclectic lifestyle. (O23, O27)

PRYDE, CORALIE—B.S., chemistry, University of Wyoming; M.S., organometallic chemistry, University of Massachusetts (Amherst). Conducted research in polymer chemistry and material science. Hobbies include traveling, walking, writing, gardening and attending dance and music performances. (S05)

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QUARRY, MARY ANN—B.S., Ph.D., chemistry; M.S., computer science, Villanova University; Certificate in Liturgical Music, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Over 25 years pharmaceutical research and development. Former church music director. Plays euphonium and trombone in several ensembles. (C22)

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RAFFO, ALBERTO—M.C.E., University of Buenos Aires; M.A., University of Pennsylvania. Born and raised in Argentina. Passionate about history, languages, geography and sports (tennis, cricket, rugby, soccer and volleyball). Traveled extensively in Spanish-speaking countries. (O39)

RAFFO, LILIANA—B.S., human resources, University of Delaware; graduate studies in A.P. teaching, La Salle University; linguistics studies, University of Cádiz; legal studies, University of Buenos Aires. High school Spanish teach at Sanford School. Enthusiastic tennis player. (O33)

RAPHAEL, BEN—B.S., chemistry, University of Delaware. Retired communications contractor and army reservist. Graduate of the Command and General Staff School and Industrial College of the Armed Forces, past commander, Department of Delaware Korean War Veterans Association. Interests include Senior Olympics, classical music, history and German. (C31)

REED, THOMAS—B.A., Marquette University; J.D., Notre Dame University. Law professor at Western New England College (1976-81); Widener University School of Law (1981-2010). Author of four Civil War books and numerous articles on Civil War history. Historic preservation planner and legal specialist. (G02)

REINE, SAUL—B.S., biology, and M.S. equivalent, microbiology, Long Island University. Retired after 38 years as a biology teacher, assistant principal and director of science. Self-taught computer nerd who loves tinkering with cars and houses, digital photography and roaming Civil War battlefields. (L12, R04, X20)

REMINGTON, THOM—A.B., sociology, Earlham College; M.S., clinical psychology, Oklahoma State University. Has been a musician for decades; played in bands, orchestras, brass quintets, jazz groups and even the Mummer's parade. (C01)

ROBERTSON, RON—B.A., economics, Moravian College; M.B.A., University of Bridgeport. Retired from DuPont's Department of Medical Products after 15 years. Former president of a Long Island instrument company and a New Jersey company specializing in highly engineered components for instrumentation markets. (S08)

RUDNITZKY, YVETTE—Degrees in nursing and social work. Retired psychotherapist. Active in women's issues since the late 1980s and a past state coordinator for the National Organization for Women (NOW) in Delaware. Has taught Feminism 101 and Women in Religion for more than a decade. (J07)

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SAFER, ELAINE B.—Professor emerita, University of Delaware, author of Mocking the Age: The Later Novels of Philip Roth; Contemporary Comic Epic: The Novels of Barth, Pynchon, Gaddis, and Kesey; several edited books and numerous articles. Awards include fellow in the Center for Advanced Studies, Excellence in Teaching Award, Fulbright to France, NEH Summer Stipend. Next book: The Comic Imagination in Contemporary Jewish American Fiction. (H11)

SALLEE, ERIC—M.Arch., University of Virginia. Practicing architect for more than 30 years. Strong interest in collage, photography and technology and how to explore their use in the appreciation and making of abstract art. (B01, D02)

SASKIN, DEVORAH—Attended the Museum School in Boston and later did freelance ceramic design. Taught classes in stone sculpture at her studio in Clearwater, Fla., for the last 15 years. (B08)

SCHINDLER, MARJE—B.S., elementary education, University of Delaware. Taught kindergarten and first grade. Avid amateur musician, experience includes: cello, Wilmington Symphony and Wilmington Community Orchestra; chorus, Singing City in Philadelphia, Opera Delaware, Lifelong Learning Chorus; percussionist, First State Symphonic Band, Lifelong Learning Band and Jazz Band. (X21)

SCHMERLING, ESTHER—B.S., Penn State University; M.S., University of Maryland. Taught for 25 years in area high schools. Interests include gardening, travel and reading. (C28)

SCHNEE, CARL—B.A., Muhlenberg College; LL.B., Villanova University School of Law; M.A., liberal studies, University of Delaware. Assistant public defender, trial attorney in all courts, Delaware U.S. attorney during Clinton administration. Retired in 2008; volunteer to the Delaware YMCA president, volunteer Common Cause Delaware. (G11, S03)

SEAPAN, MAYIS—Ph.D., chemical engineering, University of Texas, Austin. Professor of chemical at the University of Delaware in Wilmington Fall 2014 engineering at Oklahoma State University for 10 years. Retired from DuPont after 23 year career in research and process development. (L11)

SERMAS, GUS—B.A., history and Greek, Baylor University; B.S., art history, University of Texas; B.F.A., painting, University of Texas; M.F.A., painting and lithography, University of Wisconsin. Teaching at West Chester University. (A02)

SEYFERT, FRED—B.A., Houghton College; M.A., Allegheny College; B.D., Moravian Theological Seminary; S.T.M., Lutheran Theological Seminary; D.Min., Drew University. Interests include adult religious education, history and photography. (J03)

SHARP, KEN—Ph.D., chemistry, Rice University. Faculty position at University of Southern California. Eighteen years in DuPont Central Research, specializing in nanotechnology. Avid collector of music since childhood. Other hobbies include Macintosh computers, contra dancing, gardening and playing the hammered dulcimer. (X12)

SHIELDS, CHRISTIANE—M.A., school psychology, Smith College and Vanderbilt University. Born and educated in Germany. Retired from The Pilot School, Inc. as psychologist and technology coordinator. Avid traveler and tennis player. (O18, O20)

SIEGELL, BARBARA—B.S., chemistry, Queens College, New York City; M.A., science education, Columbia University Teacher's College; J.D., Widener University. Worked as a chemist, a teacher, a consumer affairs investigator and an attorney. (G08)

SIEGELL, STUART—Ph.D., chemical engineering, Columbia University. Retired from DuPont after 36 years in research and development and manufacturing. Docent at the Delaware Art Museum. (G09)

SNYDER, JOHN—B.A., LaSalle University; M.A., Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., St. John's University. Taught 32 years at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. Love of literature and teaching. (H06)

SNYDER, MARYBETH—B.S.N., M.S., University of Delaware. Many years of teaching nurses and other health care providers, diabetes education and special interest in students with learning differences. Lifelong interest in art in various mediums—drawing, painting, needlework, newsletter art before Photoshop and clip art, etc. (B09)

SOASH, PEGGY—B.S., biology/nursing, University of Delaware. Retired master gardener. Retired from home care nursing. Water aerobics instructor at the Jewish Community Center. Hobbies include reading, gardening, kayaking and playing on the computer. (D04)

SORENSON, LIANE—M.C., counseling and B.S., education, University of Delaware. Former member of Delaware State Senate, 1994-2013 and serving as senate minority whip in the Delaware House of Representatives, 1992-1994. Former director of UD's Office of Women's Affairs. (S03)

SPAULDER, PETER—B.A., Columbia College; M.S., Columbia University Graduate Business School. Retired after 40 years as marketing management executive and consultant. Taught adult education course in direct marketing at Temple University. (N02)

STALTER, JOSEPH—35 years as an iron worker/welder at New York Ship and DuPont's Repauno plant in New Jersey. Woodcarving experience goes back to days whittling as a Boy Scout. (B06)

STANKIEWICZ, CAROLYN—B.S., business administration, Neumann University; M.A., A.C.L.S., liberal studies, University of Delaware. Avid traveler, both domestic and international. Enjoys independent films. Interested in everything from astronomy to zoology. (D01)

STANLEY, WILLIAM—History and social science educator. Former high school teacher. Served on the faculty of the University of Delaware, University of Colorado—Boulder, Louisiana State University and Monmouth University. Author of numerous publications on citizenship education. (G07)

STELZER, GLENN—B.S., chemical engineering, University of Missouri. Retired after 42 years with Hercules, Inc. and Himont, Inc. in the U.S. and abroad. Careers in marketing, general management, licensed professional engineer, World War II veteran and aviator. (L05, N01)

STERLING, ANITA—B.S., MIS, Widener University; Postgraduate certification, English and business technical writing, University of Delaware. Retired IT administrator. Serves on local boards and committees. Interests include fitness, environment and genealogy. (L02, L08, L09)

STEVENS, DIANA—B.A., political science/international relations, Swarthmore College. Conflict resolution trainer for YMCA Resource Center of Delaware. Enjoys travel, gardening, people, yoga and hiking. (S05)

STIER, SALLY—B.S. and M.Ed., West Chester University; graduate study, University of Delaware and University of Paris (Sorbonne). Thirty years' teaching experience in French and English. Studied Italian language and literature at University of Delaware, Italian Honor Society member. Private weekly lessons with a native speaker. (M02, O24, O26, O27)

STONE, EVE—Graduate of New York City's High School of Music and Art; B.F.A., Pratt Institute. In partnership with husband, owned and operated a Wilmington graphic art studio for 35 years. Paintings exhibited in many juried shows. Author of an article on oil painting published in Artist Magazine that featured her work. (B13)

STONE, MARVIN—Graduated from Art School of Pratt Institute. Graphic designer in DuPont advertising department. In partnership with wife, owned and operated a graphic art studio for 35 years working primarily for DuPont. (B21)

STONER, PATRICK—B.A., theatre and speech, College of William and Mary; M.A., drama, University of Virginia. Graduate of the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center; founding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, film reviewer/producer for WHYY for over 20 years. (C33)

STORJOHANN, DONALD—Physics, Omaha University; Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, Calif. Work in high contrast graphic arts photography led to a career in microelectronics and photolithography. Retired from Rohm and Haas. Makes frequent trips to Wyoming, Utah and Arizona for landscape photography. (L07)

STROBER, ELLEN—A.B., Smith College; M.D., S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical Center. Retired associate professor of radiology (interventional) and director of clinical skills, Medical College of Pennsylvania. Art major; studied at Barnes, Pratt, Bezalel, and Main Line Art Center. Former council member and originator of summer session. Avid painter and sailor. (B17)

SUTTON, CAROLINE—B.S., Sweet Briar College. Careers in elementary education and real estate. Lifelong interest in art. (B17)

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TANNE, MARY—B.A., chemistry, Mt. Holyoke College; M.S., organic chemistry, Yale University. Retired from DuPont and found a passion for painting. Studied art at Osher Lifelong Learning, at Center for the Creative Arts and numerous workshops. Exhibiting member of Delaware Foundation of Visual Arts; participated in juried and one-woman shows in several states. (B05)

TAYLOR, JOHN—B.S., electrical engineering, Duke University. Retired from DuPont after 40 years in process control and information technology. First and only DuPont Fellow in Informational Technology. Now operates his own IT and business strategy consulting company. (R02)

THEMAL, BETTY ANN—A.S., Lasell College, Massachusetts. Retired registered medical technologist; many years as a Girl Scout leader and trainer. Studied and practiced tai chi since 1978 with several instructors. Has been teaching tai chi at lifelong learning since 1998. (Q09, Q10, X26)

THOMSON, ROGER—A.A., accounting and business administration, Goldey-Beacom School of Business; Delaware native and has lived in all three counties. Retired major, administrative officer, from Delaware State Police. Received a senior division gold medal in the 2006 International tai chi competitions in China. (Q07, Q09, X26)

TIDBALL, KATHY—West Chester University, University of Delaware. Retired educator of 42 years specializing in elementary, gifted and environmental education. Program coordinator at Delaware Department of Education. Enjoys volunteering, outdoor activities and travel. (D02)

TIGANI, JUDY—B.A., anthropology, New York University; M.A., special education, University of Delaware. Taught music and drama at Centreville School for over 20 years. Children's theatre director. Interests include piano and rowing. (G05)

TRUITT, DORRY—B.A., Dickinson College. Frequent visits to Roman sites; continuing studies in Etruscans, ancient Roman history, art, architecture and archaeology. Presents programs on Norman Rockwell at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and various locations. (A03)

TUDOR, LORIE—B.A., sociology, Westmar College, Iowa; M.S.W., University of Pennsylvania. Social service administrator in child protective services, foster care and community prevention programs. Taught grant-writing. Practiced yoga for more than 10 years. Certified yoga instructor. (Q12)

TWEDDLE, ALLEN—Retired after 41 years as a railroad conductor (Penn Central, SEPTA, AMTRAK). Original member of the Delaware Symphony Repertory Orchestra for 24 years; past musical director for Ardensingers; assistant musical director with Brandywiners, Ltd. Retired from the 287th Army Band. (C04, C18, C22, F01, G15, Q02, Q06, X13)

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ULERY, DANA—B.A., Grinnell College; M.S. and Ph.D., computer science, University of Delaware. Retired research manager and consultant, U.S. Army Research Laboratory and DuPont. Lifelong participation in choral groups and chamber ensembles as singer and accompanist, with special interest in American music. (C06)

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VON SCHRILTZ, DON—Ph.D., chemistry, Duke University. Retired from DuPont. Recorder player for 40 years. Founding member of Brandywine Chapter of the American Recorder Society, the Orange Recorder Rollick and the Ohio Valley Recorder Ensemble. (C19, C20)

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WAISANEN, CHRISTINE—J.D., University of Denver; B.A., psychology and comparative literature, University of Michigan. Has published fiction, nonfiction and humor. (K04)

WALSH, MICHAEL—B.S., business administration, University of Delaware; Graduate School of Bank Management, University of Virginia; CFP, College of Financial Planning. Retired after 35 years in banking. Enjoys Disney, traveling, hiking and good friends. (C36, C42)

WANG, CARRIE—M.A., music education, University of Cincinnati. Culture event and performance coordinator of the Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware. Specialized in Chinese folk music. Master player of the pipa. (F05)

WARNER, RICHARD—B.S., mechanical engineering, B.S., business administration, University of Colorado. Retired from DuPont, where most of his career was in international marketing and business management. Past Council chair. (J04)

WARNER, SUSAN—M.F.A., Temple University. A student of Israel and current events in the Middle East for over 10 years. She is interested in leading immersion trips to Israel. (S01)

WATSON, ROSA—M.L.S., Drexel University; B.A., biology and chemistry, Indiana University (Bloomington). Retired from AstraZeneca after 41 years of holding various positions in information science, project management and competitive intelligence. Interests include photography, skiing, canoeing, gourmet cooking and adventure travel. (L05)

WEIHER, JAMES F.—B.A., Carleton College; Ph.D., physical chemistry, Iowa State University; Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Germany. Retired consultant and DuPont researcher. Interested in using new technology and methods in adult foreign language instruction. (O14, O15, O16)

WEINBERG, PHIL—B.S., chemical engineering, City College of New York; M.S., chemical engineering, Northwestern University. Employed entire engineering career with DuPont. Interested in computers, reading and sports. Very active in synagogue. (L01, L03)

WELLONS, RICK—B.A., biology, Westminster College. Studied violin with Mario Mantini in Boston. Played in amateur symphonies for 30 years and in amateur musical productions. Currently plays in Newark and lifelong learning symphonies and West Chester Gilbert and Sullivan Club. (C18, C21, C23, X27, X28)

WHITELEY, DON—Taught digital camera, computer and other courses at OLLI. A retiree from Atlas/ICI/Zeneca. Volunteers at Longwood Gardens and builds scenery for Wilmington Drama League. As a photographer, has traveled to over 85 countries and on all seven continents. (D05)

WHITELEY, LORETTA—Native New Yorker, attended Queens College, graduate of the University of Delaware. Taught English as a second language (ESL) for 4 1/2 years. Long-standing fascination with the English language and self-appointed member of the grammar police. Also enjoys travel, theatre and gardening. (D05)

WHITLOCK, IAN—B.A., College of Wooster, Ohio; M.S., Ph.D., mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology (ITT), Chicago, Ill. Taught mathematics at ITT and Bronx Community College. Worked in statistical programming in marketing at Reader's Digest, did survey research and taught programming. SAS programming system conference lecturer. (N02)

WILKINSON, JEFF—Raised in Lancaster, Pa., and attended the University of Delaware and Millersville 72 University. Taught high school English in northern Pennsylvania for 30 years before retiring in 2008. In 2010 moved to Wilmington and has been enjoying Osher Lifelong Learning Institute since then. (H02, H05)

WILKS, ELAINE—B.A., University of Kentucky; M.S.S.W., University of Tennessee School of Social Work. Eighteen years as a psychiatric social worker; eighteen years as a Montessori elementary teacher. On retirement started painting with instructors at Osher Lifelong Learning and the Delaware Art Museum. (A04)

WILKS, TED—B.S., London University; Ph.D., University of Manchester. Retired from DuPont after 33 years (12 in organic chemistry, 21 in information science). Program annotator, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra since 2000. Previous annotator, Delaware Symphony Orchestra (32 years). (C24, C25, C26, C31)

WILLIAMS, DEBBIE—Medical lab technician for 30 years and EMT instructor for 10 years. Interested in the outdoors, birding, art, travel and expanding horizons through studies at Osher Lifelong Learning. (B10)

WILLIAMS, KAREN CLARK—B.A.; postgraduate art history studies, Oberlin College. American National Red Cross recreation and social worker in military hospitals in the U.S. and Japan. Executive director of two Delaware agencies working with troubled children and families. (K04, K05)

WOLFE, NANCY TRAVIS—Retired professor. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Delaware; M.C.J., University of South Carolina. Academic fields: judicial process, comparative legal systems. Faculty exchanges in China, England, Russia, East and West Germany, Canada. Past chair of council. Hobbies: dog therapy volunteer, knitting for charity, music, gardening, puzzles, cryptograms. (X22, X23, X24)

WU, JI—Wuhan University, majoring in Chinese language and literature. Master's degree of teaching Chinese as a second language. Familiar with ancient Chinese philosophy and culture. (B07)

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YABROFF, JANET—Wheelock College; Bank Street College of Education; Palmer Theological Seminary. Lifetime of art and music teaching, and sharing with all ages and settings. Osher allows us to see creativity is key to growth in all ages and stages! (B09)

YABROFF, RONALD—B.S., chemical engineering, University of Colorado; Ph.D., chemical engineering, Cornell University. Retired from DuPont as a research fellow after 36 years in research and development, patents, marketing and manufacturing technical support. (M01)

YOUNG, KAY—B.S., art education, Penn State University. Studied at Centenary College and with Hobson Pitman. Art supervisor and teacher in Pennsylvania public schools and in home studio. Community volunteer with YWCA, Red Cross, Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., and elsewhere. (B02, B15)

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ZANELLA, DENNIS—B.S., biology, Lynchburg College; master's degree, epidemiology, Tulane University; M.D., St. Lucia Health Sciences University. Medical consultant to pharmaceutical industry for 25 years. Past president, New Jersey Public Health Association. Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine, London. Fellow, New Jersey Academy of Medicine. (Q05)

ZANELLA, LINDA—B.S., Philadelphia College of Bible. Graduate studies at Rowan University. Retired after 39 years of teaching American and British literature in New Jersey. Interests include singing with the Philly Pops, traveling, reading and sketching. (H07)

ZIMMERMAN, JOSEPH—Ph.D., physical chemistry, Columbia University. Worked in research and management at DuPont for 35 years; made a Lavoisier Fellow in 1996. Cellist for more than 70 years, playing in various orchestras for much of that time as well as in chamber music groups. Lifelong learning instructor for over 20 years. (C40)

ZURKOW, LIBBY—B.A., Wellesley College, honors in consumer economics while studying as an auditor at Harvard Graduate School of Business. Licensed realtor for 41 years, now specializing in last time sellers and senior real estate choices. One of the first women real estate developers in Delaware. (S15)

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