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Jeffrey Hsi ’83, Ph.D.

Jeff has joined the Boston-based intellectual property law firm Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. as a shareholder. Jeff has nearly two decades of experience in corporate counseling, formation and execution of intellectual property strategy and patent prosecution and opinion work in the areas of chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, health and beauty, agriculture, animal health, nutraceuticals, polymers, diagnostics and medical devices. He also advises on the development of intellectual property, and he is experienced in establishing infrastructure for it. He has counseled multinational chemical and pharmaceutical companies, emerging biopharmaceutical companies, venture capital and financial institutions and academic and governmental research institutions throughout the world. Jeff majored in chemistry at K and studied abroad in Erlangen, Germany. He earned his M.S. (chemistry) from Indiana University, his Ph.D. (biochemistry) from the University of Michigan and his law degree from Rutgers University. He is a co-inventor on two U.S. patents and co-author of several scientific publications.

Dawn (Todd) Whitford ’01

Dawn  (left) recently followed her longtime veterinarian to a new practice. One of the vets in the new practice is Dr. Lauren (Stockdale) Danskin ’05. When they learned of their K connection, it only seemed appropriate that they have a picture taken together with Dawn’s sweet 13-year-old Golden Retriever at the center of it all, Kallie May Sue.

Robert E. Heerens ’38, M.D.

Robert died on October 19, 2014. He earned his bachelor’s degree at K in chemistry and after graduation attended medical school at the University of Alabama and Northwestern University. He earned his medical degree from Northwestern Medical School in 1944. He served as a physician in the U.S. Navy assigned to the first Marine Division in the Pacific theater. He married Martha Lysne, August 21, 1943, in Batavia, Illinois. She predeceased him on May 15, 1996. Robert was a family physician in private practice for 44 years in Rockford, Illinois, during which time he delivered 3,000 babies. He was a member of Christ Church Unity of Rockford. A highly civic-minded man, Robert received many awards for his service, and he was a member of the board of directors of many organizations. He was president of the Illinois Academy of General Practitioners, vice president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and president of the Winnebago County Public Health System. He also served as president of the Chamber of Commerce and president of the N.W. Area Agency on Aging. He was on the initial committee that started the Center for Learning in Retirement 20 years ago. Robert was a curious, funny, avid learner and a compassionate, unfettered soul with a keen interest in cosmology, body and mind medicine, religion, and spirituality. He made personal connections with his patients that lasted well after his retirement.

Lynne (Carlson) Sheaff ’69

Lynne (Carlson) Sheaff ’69 has been named a member of the Lincoln Land Community College (Springfield, Ill.) Foundation Board. The retired nurse practitioner earned a B.A. in biology from K and an M.P.H. from the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). At K she studied abroad in Erlangen, Germany. Her nursing career was spent primarily in public health working and volunteering at clinics in the Midwest and Haiti. She also taught at the UIC College of Nursing.

Clint David ’77

Clint has been appointed to the board of directors of the Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery (AiRS) Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing women access to options and funding for breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomies due to breast cancer. Clint is the managing partner of the Dallas, Texas, office of the law firm Fox Rothschild LLP. At K Clint majored in political science and studied abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France. He earned his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. He is deeply involved with the Dallas-area community. He is a member of the CEO President’s Club, has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Greenhill School for 15 years and is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance.

John E. Sarno ’44, M.D.

John died on June 23, 2017. He matriculated to K from New York City and stayed for three years before leaving in 1943 to join the Army. He worked in field hospitals in Europe for the remainder of World War II. John received his medical degree from Columbia University in 1950 and spent nearly a decade in family practice in Fishkill, N.Y., where he founded the Mid-Hudson Medical Group. He returned to New York in 1960 for a residency in pediatric medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and then another residency at the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York University (N.Y.U.). He joined N.Y.U.’s Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine in 1965 and practiced there until his retirement in 2012. John specialized in rehabilitative medicine and wrote many books on the psychological origins of chronic pain. His most widely known title was the best-selling Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection. His other books included The Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain; The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders; and Mind Over Back Pain. John returned to K’s campus in 2000 to deliver the commencement address, “Stronger Than We Think.” During that visit he said: “In addition to academic studies, which were top flight [in my time] as they are now, Kalamazoo College was music, art, theatre, the social graces, and gentleness. It was a great introduction to the adult world I was about to enter.”

James Pollock ’04, Ph.D.

James accepted a position as a psychologist at Columbia University (New York City). His clinical competencies include individual psychotherapy for mood and anxiety disorders, identity issues, LGBTQ mental health, and behavioral health issues. He has extensive experience in addictions treatment, and he works with clients to develop individualized substance use treatment plans. At K he majored in psychology and studied abroad in Bonn, Germany. He earned his Ph.D. at New York University.

Richard Timmer ’53

ichardTimmerRichard died on February 8, 2016. He matriculated to K from Grand Rapids (Mich.). He earned his degree in biology and played for the Hornet football team. He earned his M.D. and Ph.D. at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). He later worked as an assistant professor of anatomy at the University of Colorado Medical School. He loved the state’s natural beauty and often returned to visit. In the late 1960s he served as associate dean of medicine at the University of Louisville and at UTMB. He also traveled the country on behalf of the National Institutes of Health, evaluating federal funding for medical schools. In the late 1970s he left administration to practice family medicine in Fredericksburg, Texas. He continued private practice in Houston and San Antonio until the early 1990s, when he retired and returned to his beloved mountain home in Colorado.

Matthew Ewend ’86, M.D.

Matthew received the H. Fleming Fuller Award for exemplary commitment to patient care, teaching, and community service. Matthew is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and a distinguished professor and chair of the University of North Carolina’s department of neurosurgery. He’s been with the university’s hospital system for 17 years. The award is given annually by the University of North Carolina Health Care board of directors. Matthew earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and studied abroad in Muenster, Germany. He earned his medical degree at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.