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<br /> Inside<br /> Teacher tech | Fastening frontier | An actor’s life<br /> Spring / Summer 2012<br /> Longtime friends<br /> give historic gifts<br /> Donor Honor Roll<br /> 14<br /> 16<br /> 18<br /> 20<br /> 23<br /> 32<br /> 34<br /> 36<br /> MAGAZINE STAFF<br /> Executive Editor | Lillian Lorenzi<br /> Editor | Kevin Knapp<br /> Art Director | Debra Lashbrook<br /> Designer | Kathy Angel<br /> Photographer | Rick Smith<br /> Production Coordinator | Bonnie Frizzell<br /> Class Notes Coordinator | Shanna Dawson<br /> Staff Writers | Dan Bodene<br /> Michele Jasukaitus<br /> Fritz Reznor<br /> Susan Thwing<br /> Proofreader | Laurie DiMauro<br /> DONOR HONOR ROLL<br /> Contributing Writer | Flori Meeks, CAS ‘83<br /> Oakland University Magazine is published<br /> twice per year. It is distributed free of charge<br /> to alumni, staff and friends. See current and<br /> past issues on oak<a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=1"> Inside Teacher tech | Fastening frontier | An act</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=2"> 14 16 18 20 23 32 34 36 MAGAZINE </a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=3"> 20 36 16 34 61</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=4"> Behind the stories 23 38 34 </a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=5"> World-class golf with an Up North feel, right aro</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=6"> News Gwendolyn Thompson McMill</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=7"> Professor Emeritus Richard J. Burke I</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=8"> News | student life corner Diversity</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=9"> News Social Work Program continued f</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=10"> Giving Match opportunities boost retirees’ givin</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=11"> OUCARES promotes understanding, support for autis</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=12"> Join the Oakland University Branch of MSU</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=13"> The Gold Standard Deborah Doherty, Ph.D., assi</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=14"> Sports Meghan Bray Mit</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=15"> Amr el Sayed Men’s basketball For the fourth co</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=16"> That familiar voice Detroit Tigers’ broadcaster M</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=17"> the best times have come on the basketball trips.</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=18"> An actor’s life The footlights shine brightly for</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=19"> The talent she brings to her roles is gaini</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=20"> Hot wheels Campus SAE chapter keeps racing along </a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=21"> Under the watchful eye of Dr. Brian Sangeorzan, G</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=22"> Teacher tech SEHS prepares today’s educators for </a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=23"> Smart boards, digital displays, interactive respo</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=24"> OU MUSIC|THEATRE|DANCE For infor</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=25"> Longtime friends give historic gi fts</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=26"> A few words from OU President Gary D. Russi Step</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=27"> The Steve Sharf Clubhouse will open in June.The fi</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=28"> The visio mind’s e Sailing int Island, ab Europe</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=29"> “I’ve been very fortunate to have been able to </a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=30"> Groundbreaking for the Steve Sharf Clubhouse in O</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=31"> Stephan Sharf at OU: Boards, Committees and Honor</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=32"> The elevated tees and undulating greens of the R&</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=33"> </a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=34"> Healing hands PT instructor, therapist has world </a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=35"> “Oakland’s program has truly been a springboard </a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=36"> The fastening frontier Distinguished Professor le</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=37"> congressionally-approved FAJRI is an academic, no</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=38"> Animal planet OU professor’s world revolves aroun</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=39"> Besides researching ape behavior at the Detroit Z</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=40"> An Appreciation: Dr. Virinder K. 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Send us the la</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=45"> Award nominations </a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=46"> “Having a mentor, specifically Ken McCarter, was v</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=47"> Madrid For more information, p</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=48"> AMBASSADOR PROGRAM ALUMNI ADMISSIONS As an a</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=49"> Alumni WINTER COLLEGE Golden Grizzlie</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=50"> Alumni | class notes Career/Accomplishments 196</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=51"> Alumni Profile Executive began</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=52"> Alumni Profile “Running keeps me balanced and gi</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=53"> continued from p. 48 that may be more successful</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=54"> Alumni | class notes Melinda K. 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Wilson So</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=69"> President’s Club Society The President’s Club So</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=70"> President’s Club Society continues Roger A. a</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=71"> Couple’s gift supports continuing efforts of OU W</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 72" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=72"> Space in Pawley Hall honors late educator’s passi</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 73" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=73"> Donna K. Fegley Christopher and Kathleen Fe</a> <a title="OU Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 page 74" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/10f648e3?page=74"> President’s Club Society continues Anne S. 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