William T. Wambach, Eng ’50, 80 years old, cleared over 4 feet in high jumping and tied the national high jump record for an octogenarian. He hopes to break the world record of 4-4 3/4 by age 85.
Peter N. Flessas, Law ’54, was the recipient of the 2005 Donald O’Melia Public Service Award from the Wisconsin Law Foundation. His “Don’t Smoke!” lectures have resulted in a significant decrease in tobacco use by Milwaukee Public Schools students ages 13 and under who were exposed to the program, according to MPS Superintendent William Andrekopoulos, Arts ’70.
Alfred L. Miller, Sp ’54, was appointed to the Wisconsin Business Advisory Council in recognition of valuable contributions and dedication to the Republican Party.
Joseph P. Ritz, Jour ’54, tells stories about Marquette in his new book, I Never Looked for My Mother and Other Regrets of a Journalist. The book recounts his feelings about the mother who gave him up, his experiences as a daily newspaper reporter and first-hand impressions of Harry S. Truman, Richard Nixon, Martin Luther King, Jr., and others. He won Marquette’s Byline Award in 2000.
Sister Edmunette M. Paczesny, Ph.D., Arts ’55, received an Outstanding Executive Award from the Public Relations Society of America’s Buffalo/Niagara chapter for her support of public relations at Hilbert College and throughout Hamburg, N.Y.
1957 Reunion Year
Daniel P. Hanley, Jr., Jour ’57, was elected chairman of the Milwaukee County Ethics Board.
Peter D. Hayden, Bus Ad ’58, played varsity tennis for three years during college, and he continued his athletic pursuits by qualifying for 10 events in the 2005 New Mexico Statewide Senior Olympics.
Alfred L. Lorenz, Jr., Ph.D., Arts ’58, agreed to serve as interim dean of the newly established college of social sciences at Loyola University in New Orleans. He was previously department chair.
Retired Capt. Robert J. Silah, Bus Ad ’59, received the Department of the Navy Certificate of Award and accompanying medal in honor of his public service. It is one of the Navy’s highest civilian awards.