marketing at Pellissippi State
Community College. She was a
graduate of Iowa State University and
The Ohio State University. She also
served at Mississippi State University
and the University of Georgia.
Swartzlander died Nov. 14.
JOSEPH H. SENNE JR. (at large) was
professor emeritus and the former
chairman of the civil engineering
department at the Missouri
University of Science & Technology.
A Navy veteran, he was a graduate of
Washington University in St. Louis,
Missouri University of Science &
Technology, and Iowa State University.
He died Dec. 20.
EDWARD WHETMORE (California State
University, Dominguez Hills), 70,
was a professor of communications
at California State University,
Dominguez Hills, and the University
of San Francisco. He was a graduate of
California State University, Fullerton,
and the University of Oregon. He
died Dec. 9.
MARGA M. BRYAN (Oregon State
University), 84, was a junior high
and high school counselor. She was a
graduate of Oregon State University,
and active in professional and civic
associations. She died Oct. 31.
WANDA RAYE ZELLMER (The University
of Texas, El Paso), 77, was a nurse and
graduate of The University of New
Mexico and The University of Texas, El
Paso. Zellmer taught nursing at Eastern
New Mexico University-Roswell, the
Roswell Job Corps. Center, and Angelo
State University. She died Dec. 24.
BERNICE LOUISE COOPER (University
of Georgia), 98, was an educator and
the first woman to receive a doctoral
degree from the University of Georgia.
She researched children’s literature and
educational theory. She died Dec. 30.
WALTER M. BRASCH (Ohio University),
71, was a professor emeritus of mass
communication at Bloomsburg
University, a former newspaper
reporter and editor, and an author.
He was a graduate of San Diego State
University, Ball State University, and
Ohio University. Brasch was a member
of a number of academic and civic
associations. He died Feb. 9.
ALEXANDER DOBERENZ (University of
Delaware), 80, was professor emeritus
of the University of Delaware College
of Human Resources. He was a
graduate of Tusculum College and the
University of Arizona. Doberenz also
served at the University of Hawaii and
the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
He died Feb. 8.
TOM ROOP (Francis Marion University),
79, was a former professor of biology
at Francis Marion University. He was
a graduate of Denison University,
Canisius College, and Florida State
University. Roop helped found the
South Carolina Governor’s School
of Math and Science and also served
in several positions with the South
Carolina Academy of Science. He
died Jan. 14.
RODNE Y DAVIS (Ball State University),
70, served for 40 years at Ball State
University, including as chairman of the
department of business education and
office administration and associate dean
and interim dean of the Miller College
of Business. He was a graduate of Ball
State University and Arizona State
University. He died Feb. 13.
ALEXANDER S. JONES (Texas A&M
University), 20, was just named
Combined Aggie Band Commander and
maintained a 4.0 GPA at Texas A&M
University. Jones was also an Air Force
ROTC cadet selected for pilot training.
He was the AFROTC Region 5 Cadet
of the Year and Air Force Association’s
Cadet of the Year. Jones was a graduate
of Ronald Reagan High School in San
Antonio. He died Feb. 19.
RICHARD ELIA (Salem State University),
75, taught at Salem State University
for forty-seven years. He was also the
founder and publisher of the Quarterly
Review of Wines and a graduate of
Providence College, Northeastern
University, and the University of
Massachusetts. He died Feb. 23.
TIMOTHY FUERST (Ohio Northern
University), 54, was a professor at
the University of Notre Dame and
senior economic advisor to the Federal
Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Fuerst
was a graduate of Ohio Northern
University and The University of
Chicago. He died Feb. 21.
GEORGE A. OLAH (University of Southern
California), 89, was a winner of the
Nobel Prize for chemistry and founding
director of the Loker Hydrocarbon
Research Institute. A native Hungarian,
Olah also served at Case Western
Reserve University. He died March 8.
RODNE Y H. TROTTER (Texas Tech
University), 63, was a pediatrician. A
graduate of Texas Tech University, he
was a member of the Texas Medical
Association and the American Academy
of Pediatrics. Trotter died March 3.