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Three alumni received honorary degrees during Commencement in June. Those honored included philanthropist Bob King ’57, with wife Dottie, for his work as cofounder of various international initiatives focused on education, including the King Scholars Leadership Program, which offers scholarships to Dartmouth students from developing nations; C. Fordham von Reyn ’67, a professor of medicine and director of DarDar International Programs at the Geisel School of Medicine, for his development of the first new tuberculosis vaccine in more than 85 years to be proven effective against the disease; and NCAA champion runner and Olympic athlete Abbey D’Agostino ’14 for her “competitive spirit and a kind heart that transcend countries, cultures, and continents,” according to the citation.

Richard Walden ’69, a history teacher at Saint Johnsbury (Vermont) Academy, has been awarded $24,000 from the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation to use toward the pursuit of a master’s with a concentration on history and principles of the U.S. Constitution.

Robert Overton ’65 has been inducted into the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Hall of Fame in Annapolis, Maryland. Overton was honored for outstanding service by a volunteer for his years of service as chief umpire for the Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association team race circuit.

Joanne Mather Conroy ’77, M.D., has been named CEO and president of Dartmouth-Hitchcock, which includes its flagship medical center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Conroy, who has been named one of the “Top 25 Women in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare magazine, was most recently the CEO of the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, a Tuft’s School of Medicine affiliate.

Jenner & Block LLP partner Michael Scodro ’93 has been named chair of the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Professional Responsibility, which advises on legal ethics. Before joining the firm, Scodro served as solicitor general of the State of Illinois from 2007 to 2014.

Benjamin Kennedy ’01 has been appointed head of school at Friends Academy in Glen Cove, New York. The son of a headmaster and teacher, Kennedy has spent the majority of his professional career in independent schools, most recently as head of upper school at Shore Country Day School.

Lewis Eisenberg ’64 has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Italy. A partner at Goldman Sachs from 1966 to 1989 and head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey from 1995 through 2001, Eisenberg ran the Republican National Committee’s joint fundraising operations with Trump’s presidential campaign.

David Bracken ’73, a graduate studies professor at Keiser University, was named a fellow of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology in recognition of his service as an authority on multisource feedback and 360-degree feedback programs. He was coeditor of and contributor to The Handbook of Multisource Feedback, considered a definitive resource on the topic.

Christie Rabke Henry ’91 has been named the new director of Princeton University Press. She most recently served as editorial director for the sciences, social sciences and reference at the University of Chicago Press, where she worked since 1993, mainly acquiring books in the life sciences.

Steven Camerino ’80 has been appointed chair of the board of trustees of Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire. Camerino, who has served on the board since 2012, is president and CEO of N.H. Electric Cooperative, the state’s second largest electric utility.

Director and photographer Tyler Stableford ’96 has earned top honors in two 2017 photography and advertising competitions. In the Graphis Photography Annual, he won with an image of athlete Ben Rueck climbing a difficult roof crack on Independence Pass in Colorado and with an image of a Colorado granite quarry worker. He also had two winning entries in the Telly Awards—one for Practice, with world champion team roper cowboy Jade Corkill, and another for Out Here, which celebrates ranchers during calving season in the Rocky Mountains.

Vaidehi Mujumdar ’13, a third-year student at Wake Forest School of Medicine, has earned a 2017 Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award from the American Medical Association Foundation for her ongoing support of community service, education, public health and organized medicine. As part of the award she received leadership development training to further strengthen her efforts to advance healthcare.

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