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Col. Jonathan Mendes ’42 has been named to the 2012 New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame. During service in World War II and the Korean War, the Marine Corps pilot flew 180 missions and earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and 10 Air Medals.
Margaret Lawson ’79 has been named a leader in the field of intellectual property in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA. Lawson, a partner with Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP in Cincinnati, Ohio, had previously been named a “Leading Woman in Law” by Leading Women, a coalition of greater Cincinnati women’s groups.
Jim Strickler ’50, DMS’51, M.D., was awarded the Humanitarian Medal of Mother Teresa by Atifete Jahjaga, president of Kosovo, for his contributions to that country. A former dean of the Medical School, Strickler has organized medical exchanges between Dartmouth and Kosovo since 1999 and is a member of the board of the International Rescue Committee.
Joey Hood ’96 has been appointed consul general to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, by the U.S. Department of State. A career foreign service officer, Hood was most recently the acting director of the office of Iranian affairs at the State Department.
Richard Dunn ’51 earned the Oberlin College Award for Distinguished Service to the Community for his more than five decades of service to the community. He led several civic improvement initiatives in Oberlin, Ohio, including construction of the local reservoir and water treatment plant and an ordinance that allowed low-income housing throughout the town.
Bill Kellogg ’73 won the U.S. Tennis Association National Father/Daughter Senior Championship with daughter Tiffany in June. The pair, from La Jolla, California, upset the top-seeded team in the final to take its first senior title.
Steve Mullins ’54 of Chicago earned a silver medal in the 400-meter individual medley and a bronze medal in the 3,000-meter open water swim in the 80-plus age group at the World Masters Swimming Championships in June. As a junior at Dartmouth he was on the team that set the Spaulding Pool record for the 400-meter free relay (3:31.6).
Bruce Berman ’63, a professor emeritus of political studies and director of the ethnicity and democratic governance program at Queen’s University in Ontario, was named the Smuts Visiting Research Fellowship for 2012-13 from the University of Cambridge.
Zachary Levine ’89, M.D., principal at the Washington (D.C.) Brain & Spine Institute and chair of neurosurgery at Holy Cross Hospital, has joined the board of directors of the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN). A neurosurgeon with advanced training in cranial base surgery and surgery for movement disorders, Levine will work with PAN in its efforts to find better treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
Liz Acord Maribito ’05 has been named one of the “Top 40 Under 40” in the Phoenix, Arizona, area by the Phoenix Business Journal for her work as assistant vice president of oncology patient services with Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
Jesse Shaw ’07 has been named a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow by the U.S. Department of State. The department will help fund Shaw’s efforts to earn a graduate degree at Columbia University and prepare to enter the U.S. Foreign Service.
Lizz (Sigler) Schaefer ’08 and her husband, Lonny, have earned the 2011 Young Farmer Achievement Award for their agricultural pursuits and leadership within the community. Recently married, the couple plans to expand its beef herd and vegetable acreage on an old dairy farm they purchased in Lonny’s hometown of Deposit, New York.