Lake Erie College alumni donate gifts to benefit present and future students
Lake Erie College is fortunate to have received several gifts recently from alumni who remembered their alma mater in their estate plans. In this way, they are helping present and future generations of students benefit from a Lake Erie College education.
Jean Caul, Ph.D., a graduate from the class of 1937, continued her studies at The Ohio State University. At OSU she earned a master’s in 1939 and a Ph.D. in 1942, thus becoming the first female to receive a doctoral degree from the College of Medicine. Caul spent most of her career working as an expert in food flavor, having founded the Sensory Analysis Center at Kansas State University. In 1977 she received the Distinguished Alumnae Award from Lake Erie College, and she was later named a Sesquicentennial Fellow. In 1993 she received the highest international award possible in her field, the David Peryam Award.
Ann (Richardson) Pokorny graduated from Lake Erie College in 1944. She spent most of her working career at the Carlson Companies in Minneapolis, Minn., where she served in a variety of positions from vice president of planning and design to president of Curt Carlson Corporation.
Nancy (James) Stillwagon was a graduate of the class of 1944. A lover of music, she served on the committee to help the College renovate its Skinner organ, spent countless hours volunteering with the Youngstown Symphony and was a choral member at Trinity Methodist Church. She received the Distinguished Alumnae Award from Lake Erie College in 1994. The legacy of the Stillwagon family and Lake Erie College goes back several generations; as such, the family was named a Sesquicentennial Fellow.
Ruth (Rosenfelt) Wharton, M.D., graduated from Lake Erie College in 1945. She completed her medical school training in Geneva, Switzerland, and practiced in the Chicago area. Ruth received the Distinguished Alumnae Award from Lake Erie College in 1980 and was named a Sesquicentennial Fellow in 2000. Ruth was an outspoken advocate for the College throughout her life.
For information about establishing a planned gift to benefit Lake Erie College, contact Scott Evans, vice president for institutional advancement, at 440.375.7255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.