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Blair Morrissey ’66 has earned the Muskegon Community College Distinguished Faculty Award, the highest possible accolade for faculty members at the Michigan college. He taught philosophy and ethics at Muskegon from 1976 until his retirement in 2009, and developed courses to help students prepare for intensive college programs.
Steve Mullins ’54 of Evanston, Illinois, won a gold medal in the 800-meter freestyle event and silver medals at the 400-meter freestyle and 3,000-meter open water events in the 85-89 age group of the 17th World Masters Swimming Championship in Budapest, Hungary. He was a former All-American swimmer at Dartmouth.
Seattle-based playwright Rachel Atkins ’90 has been commissioned by Mirror Stage’s Expand Upon staged reading series to develop a short play focused on institutional racism. Brown Like Me was performed at the Ethnic Cultural Theatre in Seattle in October.
Jim Vailas ’78, DMS’81, has been inducted into the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association Hall of Fame. He played football and lacrosse at Dartmouth and served as team physician for the L.A. Dodgers, Rams and Lakers before becoming an orthopedic surgeon in a private practice in Bedford, New Hampshire.
IT Portal has named Kris Hagerman ’86 one of the 10 most influential figures of the cybersecurity world. Currently the CEO of British cybersecurity giant Sophos, Hagerman previously worked with Symantec, Silicon Graphics and McKinsey & Co.
Producer Sharyn Steele ’95 was named the Time Warner Foundation Native producer fellow and earned a grant from the 2017 Sundance Institute Time Warner Foundation Fellowship Native American and Indigenous Program. Previously the L.A. resident was a development executive at Gold Circle Films and WWE Studios, where she oversaw film and television projects.
Alik Widge ’99, M.D., the director of the translational neuroengineering laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital, received the 2017 Rising Star Translational Research Award from the One Mind Institute. Widge’s work focuses on the recovery of patients with mental diseases such as schizophrenia, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder through neurostimulation of certain brain circuits.