Robert Wilkinson Jr. ’50, M.D., has earned the Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Teacher Award from the American College of Physicians, the national organization of internists. Wilkinson, who practiced general internal medicine for 44 years and volunteered in a clinic for medically indigent patients for eight years, began teaching at George Washington University in 1962, and continues to teach an introductory course.
Game inventor Reyn Guyer ’57 of Boca Raton, Florida, has recently seen Twister, which he developed almost 50 years ago and tested on The Tonight Show in 1967 with Eva Gabor, inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame. Guyer, who formed Winsor Concepts in 1968 to develop new game and toy ideas, also created the Nerf foam ball.
Douglas Arion ’79, a physics and astronomy professor at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society. He was cited for his work in promoting the widespread adoption of entrepreneurship training through ScienceWorks, an undergraduate technical entrepreneurship program he developed at Carthage in 1994.
Grant Bosse ’94 has been named editorial page editor of the daily Union Leader, based in Manchester, New Hampshire. Most recently a N.H. Senate staffer, Bosse also spent five years as editor of Watchdog.org, a news site run by the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy, a free-market think tank.
Eva Lindholm Ispahani ’85 has been named to Financial News’ list of “100 Most Influential Women in European Finance, 2015.” Ispahani is the head of ultra-high net worth services for London-based UBS Europe, whose clients typically have at least $55 million in invested assets. She previously worked for 25 years at JPMorgan.
Jason Fortier ’94, Th’95, director of research and development at surgical supplier Covidien in Bedford, Massachusetts, earned a 2015 Medtronic Technical Contributor of the Year Award. Fortier and his team won a “Rising Technology” award for the Veriset hemostatic patch, which was launched in Europe last year.
Amir Nahai ’99, Tu’05, has been named CEO of the food and beverage business of Paris-based AccorHotels, which operates almost 4,000 hotels worldwide. Nahai was previously a partner at Bain & Co., where for 16 years he worked in the hospitality, entertainment and technology sectors.
William Wilson ’66 of South Miami, Florida, has been awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, from the Japanese government in recognition of his work “promoting understanding of Japan through the introduction of Japanese literature in the United States.” It is the second time the Japanese government has honored Wilson (he received the Foreign Minister’s Commendation in 2005), who specializes in works by and about the samurai.
Silicon Valley veteran Melissa Crounse ’03 has been named executive director of Northwestern University’s new campus innovation lab, The Garage. Crounse is a business-development and marketing expert who worked at Google and startups Polyvore and Luvocracy before cofounding influencer marketing agency Storylark.
Nora Stowell ’96, global sales leader with manufacturing firm W.L. Gore & Associates, has earned the 2016 Pioneering Woman Award from the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition. Stowell, the vice chair of the executive committee for the Outdoor Industry Association board of directors, has more than 20 years of experience in the outdoor and sporting good industries. The award was given during the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City, Utah, where Camelbak CEO Sally McCoy ’82 delivered the keynote.
Casey Lozar ’03 has been appointed to the Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education. The Helena resident has served as vice president of the American Indian College Fund, managed the Montana State-Tribal Economic Development Commission and currently serves as a bureau chief for the Montana Department of Commerce.
Jordana Kier ’08, cofounder with Alexandra Friedman ’04 of tampon developer Lola, has been named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30 in Retail & Commerce” list. The magazine cited her subscription-based company—it offers 100-percent hypoallergenic cotton tampons—which has raised $1.2 million in venture capital backing.
The San Jose Barracuda signed defenseman Rick Pinkston ’15 to an American Hockey League-East Coast Hockey League contract for the 2015-16 season. Pinkston played six games for the Springfield Falcons at the end of last season after finishing four seasons at Dartmouth, where he played in 117 games and set career highs in points (13) and assists (9).