Class Notes Submitted in April, 2013

Susan Brown Craig (B.S. 61) “In 1989, my husband Sam (College ’61) was asked by the Pennsylvania State System of Education to teach for a semester at the University of Paris XIII, representing a joint effort by the State System of Education and the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce. The students that Sam taught were all business/marketing students who expected to come to Pennsylvania for 6 months. Their goal was to assist businesses that were looking to export to the European Community. They had the language skills, the knowledge of the ECC regulations and business preparation to be useful. Sam did this for two years, and both years found us searching for positions for the students, as the Chamber was unable to divert personnel for this after several weeks. We were able to find the positions. (more…)

Susan Brown Craig (B.S. 61)
Living on the Mountain.
by Susan Brown Craig.
Published 2006.
Burnt Tower Press.
A memoir of growing up on Mr. Jefferson’s Mount Alto. Available at the U.Va. Bookstore

Marby Davis (B.S. ’47) “In 1997 when I went for my 50th reunion and became a member of the Thomas Jefferson Society, those with whom I talked with did not know women had attended the University before the 1960s.  It was from the Curry School of Education that I graduated in 1947. (more…)

John Deupree (M.Ed. ’71 Couns Ed) retired from 27 years of working in higher education in 1995. The first 4 years was spent at UVa working in sponsored research, about one year, and the other 3 years in continuing education. For the remaining 23 years. I worked as a registrar at various colleges and universities. My M.Ed. degree in Counseling was very helpful during my years as a registrar with both students and faculty. (more…)

Dorothy Drake (M.Ed. ’86 Admin & Supv) Dorothy Drake in front of Sphinxis a retired elementary teacher from Henrico County Schools in Virginia. “After retirement, I was invited to become an ambassador for People to People. This experience afforded me the opportunity to travel to other countries. Though the delegation spent the first days visiting the university and schools, the highlight was always Cultural Day. I am sharing pictures to attest to my visit to Egypt to see the Great Pyramids of Giza and the temple of the mysterious Sphinx, an ancient figure shrouded in legend and mystery. (more…)

Richard Fowler (M.Ed. 60) became a teacher and guidance counselor at Scottsville High School in Albemarle County and was also the baseball coach. “I then returned to Spartanburg, S.C., to teach French. Three years later I was made the District Coordinator of Foreign Language. In the summers I attended institutes for training of Foreign Language teachers and eventually became a member of the staff of those institutes in Toulouse, France. I taught adjunct graduate education courses in Foreign Language teaching at Converse College for more than 30 years. I remained coordinator of foreign language in Spartanburg until 2000 and retired. (more…)

Richard Fowler's Curry Memory

“Visiting Dr. Raymond Bice. All the ties with Dr. Richard Beard, and my classes with the dynamic professor of Human Growth and Development Dr. Paul Walter. He was a powerful lecturer.”

David Harrison (M.Ed. ’65) Harrison book coverMid Century Boy: Growing up in the 1940’s & 50’s

Memoirs published in 2012

David is a retired teacher of American History living in Charlottesville.

Jerry Martin (B.S. ’61) retired as a Major in the US Air Force, serving from 1961-1982. “I then taught eighth-grade science in San Antonio, Tex., until retiring with 21 years of service. I currently live in Houston, where I volunteer as night manager one night a week at the Food Bank in Stafford. I volunteer at the hospitality center at MD Andreson Cancer Hospital several times a week and do missions work with the Methodist Church I attend. I have gone on mission trips to Chili, Costa Rica, Mexico, Missisippi as well as participating in many local projects. I donate platelets twice a month to cancer patients, and donate white cells to patients as needed. My wife Barbara Salmond Martin, a 1961 graduate of U.Va. Nursing School, died of Cancer last year.”