Foster-Scholz Club annual luncheon
The Foster-Scholz Club held its annual distinguished service awards luncheon during Reunions weekend. A welcome from Steve Falk ’83, president of the alumni association, kicked off the luncheon, and later the Oral History Project was represented by June Anderson ’49, Portland coordinator, and Nancy Green ’50, Seattle coordinator, who presented President Colin Diver with the completed transcripts of 39 oral history interviews.
Interviewees in the audience included: C. Herald Campbell ’33, Virginia Paris Campbell ’34, Margaret Wakefield Tator ’34, Helen Irwin Schley ’35, Harlow F. Lenon ’35, Wilbur (Bill) L. Parker ’36, Amy Woodcock Singer ’38, Maude Cumbow McKinley ’39, Bessie Johnson Day ’40, and Elizabeth Edson Raymond ’43. Interviewees from past years in attendance included: Eleanor Emmons Maccoby ’39, Helen Wheeler Hastay ’39, and Millard Hastay ’41.
Alice Tiura Moss ’52, Foster-Scholz steering committee member, recognized the three distinguished service award recipients, Abraham Bergman ’54, Harry Jacob ’54, and Eleanor Emmons Maccoby ’39, for their dedication to and involvement in Reed College and their communities. The tradition of recognizing club members who make major contributions of service to their communities, and/or to the college, began in 1975.
Bergman is an active practitioner of “political medicine,” who has been involved in public education and legislative lobbying for injury prevention since the sixties. He has been a professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington Medical School since 1982. He is an attending physician at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, and founded the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center in 1985.In 2002 he stepped down as chief of pediatrics at Harborview to devote his full attention to improving health services for foster children in Washington State.
After a 10-year research career at Harvard, Tufts, and in Massachusetts and London hospitals, Jacob began his career at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine in Minneapolis in 1968 as chief of hematology. He has been a professor of pathiobiology, and of laboratory medicine and pathology, since 1987. In1992, Jacob was named Clark Research Professor of Medicine. He also works as attending physician and consultant in hematology for the Minneapolis Veterans Administration Hospital and for the Hennepin County Medical Center. Jacob and his wife, Lila Field Jacob ’54, were gift chairs this year for the reunion class of 1954.
Although Maccoby did not graduate from Reed, she stated that the years attended had a marked influence on her life. She earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Washington in psychology in 1939; and with her husband, Nathan Maccoby ’33, pursued graduate studies, research, and academic posts at the University of Michigan, at Harvard, and at Stanford, where she was professor and chairman of the psychology department. Her research and writing focused primarily on the social factors that influence human development. She was named the Barbara Kimball Browning Professor of Psychology in 1974.